10 Top-Rated European Food & Drink Experiences (Ranked By Foodies)

Culinary traditions have become crucial to frequent travelers. It connects them to a city’s culture, and heritage and gives a deep understanding of its people. Once visiting, they enjoy discovering regional specialties, tasting unique dishes worldwide, and getting insights and tips on making mouthwatering meals, such as pasta or pizza, from professional chefs. While many culinary capitals have modified their menus in recent years to adapt to different tastes and feedback, many cities are passionate about traditional local food and drink, and they’re not always where people would expect. Here are 10 top-rated European food & drink experiences.


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10/10 Prague Foodie Tour

To explore the charming city of Prague, tourists opt for a local tour, where they will explore the most authentic spots and taste the most delicious food and drink. Assisted by a professional expert, visitors will experience the sights and sounds of the city as they discover hidden places and listen to insights about Czech culture and cuisine, as well as other knowledge of Prague. This unique foodie tour includes food tasting paired with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Tours:
    Prague Foodie Tour

  • Duration:
    4 hours

  • Cost:
    From $139.67 USD per adult

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9/10 Two Continents Food Tour

On a full-day tour, people can explore two continents and discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides just by crossing the Bosphorus to charming Kadikoy. On this journey, people will have the opportunity to taste a range of Turkish delicacies and must-try dishes, explore Istanbul’s old city, visit the spice market, and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast and coffee. Minimizing the tour to 8 participants is recommended to make it more intimate and personalized.

  • Tours:
    Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

  • Duration:
    6 to 7 hours

  • Cost:
    From $125 USD per adult

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8/10 Dubrovnik Food And Drink Walking Tour

On this walking tour of the Dubrovnik food and drink spots, tourists will discover a taste of the authentic city and stroll around the charming streets while listening to the local guide’s cultural insights and learning about the city’s heritage and history. The expert will accompany visitors to 4 family-run restaurants to sample specialties like seafood and wine. For a more intimate experience, it is suggested to choose a small-group size to experience Dubrovnik at its best.

  • Tours:
    Dubrovnik Food and Drink Walking Tour with a Local Guide

  • Duration:
    3 hours

  • Cost:
    From $108.52 USD per adult

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7/10 Pasta Making And Dinner In Frascati

People wanting to take a break from Rome’s bustle should head to the peaceful Franscati countryside and experience two pillars of Italian cuisine on a unique day trip. The local guide will take people to a traditional family-run winery to sample local wines, meet with a local winemaker and taste red and white wines. In this journey, people will pick up new tips and techniques to prepare their fresh pasta, topped with a traditional Roman sauce and paired with wine over a delicious dinner. Also, they will have the opportunity to cook in a pasta-making lesson.

  • Tours:
    Pasta Making with Wine Tasting and Dinner in Frascati

  • Duration:
    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Cost:
    From $44.21 USD per adult

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6/10 Private Food Tour In Florence

During this fantastic tasting tour through the Tuscan city, people will get to learn about Florence’s vibrant food scene and Tuscan gastronomy while exploring the historic town on foot and admiring its beautiful landmarks. Accompanied by a private guide, they will taste local food specialties, learn how to choose Italian ingredients to make pizza and pasta, and savor fresh pasta at the Sant’Ambrogio market. To end the tour on a sweet tooth, they have the opportunity to try local delicacies and enjoy the best gelato in Florence.

  • Tours:
    The 10 Tastings of Florence With Locals: Private Food Tour

  • Duration:
    From $129.62 USD per adult

  • Cost:
    3 hours

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5/10 The Roman Food Tour In Trastevere

Travelers discover Roman food traditions as well as the neighborhood of Trastevere on a half-day walking tour. Accompanied by a local guide, people visit their favorite local venues and enjoy various tastings, including cheese, pizza, ham, pasta, and balsamic vinegar. Between sampling local wines and beers, they will explore Trastevere’s streets and have traditional gelato as a final bite at a famous gelato shop.

  • Tours:
    The Roman Food Tour in Trastevere 5pm start

  • Duration:
    4 hours

  • Cost:
    From $135.65 USD per adult

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4/10 Rome Food Tour Around Prati District

Travelers go on a sunset walking and eating tour to experience Rome’s Prati peaceful neighborhoods, like a real local. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, people stroll the streets of Prati, discover some hidden gems, pop into different gourmet food stores, and sample various foods. From tasting Roman delights like cured meats and cheeses to eating delicious pizza, visitors will connect with food makers who will give them food-making tips and recipes.

  • Tours:
    Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District

  • Duration:
    4 hours

  • Cost:
    From $119.57 USD per adult

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3/10 Bologna Food Tour

In a walking food tour in Bologna, people will make up to six stops in order to taste specialties like tortellini, Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico di Modena, and mortadella, paired with wine and desserts. Along the way, they will marvel at the main spots of Bologna, discover the food market, and learn about legends and stories of Bologna. The local guide will bring them to family-run restaurants and cafes away from businesses and tourists. The small-group tour is designed to provide a personal and memorable experience.

  • Tours:
    Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

  • Duration:
    4 hours 30 minutes

  • Cost:
    From $110.53 USD per adult

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2/10 Reykjavik Food Tour

On this small-group walking tour with a maximum of 12 people, people will discover Reykjavik’s beautiful landmarks, such as Hallgrimskirkja, the Harpa concert hall, and Parliament House, and enjoy a foodie scene at different restaurants or food trucks. They will sample traditional dishes and street food favorites such as Icelandic cheeses, hot dogs, lamb, and homemade ice cream.

  • Tours:
    Reykjavik Food Walk – Local Foodie Adventure in Iceland

  • Duration:
    3 hours

  • Cost:
    From $119 USD per adult

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1/10 Food Walking Tour In Athens

On this 4-hour gourmet tasting and walking tour, people will enjoy a personalized experience with a food-expert guide and sample Athens delights. While strolling Varvakios Agora streets, people will learn about Greek cuisine and discover cafés, markets, and street food haunts. They will also stop along the way to taste a selection of Greek specialties such as koulóuria, and sample local treats like loukoumades (donuts), Greek bread, and regional cheeses, paired with Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee, and organic olive oil.

  • Tours:
    Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

  • Duration:
    From $68.33 USD per adult

  • Cost:
    4 hours

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