By Sponsored Stories13 Dec 2017Uncover Europe through your taste buds on these incredible new itineraries for 2018 tailor-made by the folks at APT and Gourmet Traveller, Australia’s leading food, wine and travel magazine. Accompanied by food-obsessed members of the Gourmet Traveller editorial team, including editor, food editor and travel editor, guests travelling on these unique itineraries through Europe will be led around the Old Continent and given countless opportunities to taste the very best these lands have to offer through exclusive Gourmet Traveller experiences and live cooking demonstrations. Of course, they’ll also experience APT’s fully-inclusive touring philosophy, where accommodation, most meals, transportation – even tipping – is included! We’ve already talked about the new itineraries in China and India offered by APT in partnership with Gourmet Traveller, and so today’s it’s time to cast the spotlight on their fantastic new European tours for 2018. THE TRUE HEART OF ITALY: 12 DAYS FROM $8,895* Taste the world-famous flavours of Italy on a 12-day tour from Rome through Tuscany, the Cinque Terre and finally to Venice. Accompanied by Katie Parla, Gourmet Traveller’s Culinary Correspondent in Rome, guests will be treated to 20 exceptional meals, 11 nights staying in unique and authentic accommodation, and a traditional cooking experience in a private home of a local family in Tuscany followed by dinner (APT Signature Experience). As a Small Group Discovery, there’s a 20 pax limit on this trip. As a part of the itinerary, travellers will also enjoy a couple of gourmet experiences, such as a private market experience and exclusive brunch at Florence’s Central Market, as well as a visit to the Perugina Factory, which is the producer of the iconic Italian delectable chocolate, Baci. A TASTE OF IBERIA: 14 DAYS FROM $14,245* From the Mediterranean flavours of Portugal and Spain to the UK via France, this delicious 14 day itinerary through Western Europe will be hosted by Gourmet Traveller Editor, Sarah Oakes, and feature a 11-night cruise, 35 included meals and a visit to a Portuguese family estate to taste local wines and enjoy lunch as APT’s Signature Experience. Guests travelling on this amazing European journey will also get to enjoy a couple of unique gourmet experiences, including a visit to a traditional cider llegar in Gijon to savour the local cider and Asturian cheese, and a visit to a wine château in Bordeaux for a tasting and to learn the art of wine making. Hungry for 2018 yet?! For more information on this delectable partnership between APT and Gourmet Traveller, visit aptouring.com.au/GourmetTraveller, call 1300 278 278, or see your Business Development Manager. You can also read the new brochure here. Which of these European tours are you totes excited about? Let us know in the comments below… This article was brought to you by: Other stories you may like Air Italy takes to the skies in major rebrand Ryanair makes regional Italy “more accessible” 5 Mediterranean destinations you’ll absolutely love this year!