Great destinations for culinary adventures
What often makes a trip truly memorable is the culinary experience you have along the way. There’s nothing that quite compares to drinking wine at the vineyard where the grape is grown, tasting cuisine that’s local to the region, or discovering a new delicacy that you’ve never tried before.
Often, countries have whole regions, cities or markets that celebrate the best food and drink their nation produces. However, planning these trips can be stressful and overwhelming. To ensure you’re travelling to the right places, tasting the best cuisine and sipping the best beverages, we’ve put together some ideas to inspire your next charter with us.
Personalise your themed trip with Air Charter Service
At Air Charter Service, we manage your charter from start to finish to deliver a truly exclusive experience. This personalisation begins from the moment you get to the airport. From branded check-in desks to specialised on-board food, drink and entertainment, we can facilitate a range of demands to ensure each charter is unique. For example, if you’re planning a trip to the French Riviera, we can ensure you’re served wine that is native to that region during your flight.
Including all the travel logistics, we can also organise:
- PCR Tests
- VIP check-ins
Talk to one of our dedicated account managers about how we can make your charter immersive from the get go, allowing you to start your culinary journey before you’ve left the tarmac.
Wine tour in the French Riviera
Nice, St. Tropez, Cannes. The French Riviera has always been synonymous with elegance, opulence and extravagance. The scenery and the architecture here is captivatingly beautiful, but it’s the wine that ultimately lulls in thousands of visitors every year.
Make a French Chateau or a 5-star hotel your base as you explore this romantic region. Wander the coastline of Antibes, or discover the medieval villages of Eze and Saint Paul de Vence - you can even take a relaxing boat ride to the harbour town of St. Tropez. But, of course, away from these towns and cities lie a plethora of magnificent vineyards. Head into the rolling green hills and enjoy an indulgent introduction to the wines of Provence, or search for the hidden gems in the Côte d’Azur region.
If you travel via aircraft charter, you don’t have to worry about weight allowances, allowing you to purchase as many of these wines as you’d like to stock your cellar back home. Let us help you plan your winery charter to France. Call our dedicated account managers to arrange a charter to this gorgeous region of the word.
A taste of Italy
Delicious pizza and pasta merely scratches the surface of what Italians are really capable of bringing to the table. Italians are masterful when it comes to simple dishes that explode with flavour. The plates are fresh, hearty, satisfying and recipes change from town to town as nonnas and chefs continually search for perfection.
Begin your adventure in the canals of Venice and get introduced to local Venetian flavours that have been delighting diners since ancient times before heading down to Bologna - the home of tagliatelle and mortadella. Stop by in Tuscany on the way to Rome to discover more hearty and rustic dishes amongst picturesque vineyards. When in Rome, there’s no excuse not to indulge in a slice of perfectly prepared pizza, but don’t miss the unique cuisine that can be found elsewhere in this historic city, such as in the Jewish neighbourhood.
Wherever you want to begin or end your taste of Italy adventure, allow us to plan your air travel and private transfers. Call one of our dedicated account managers to arrange your next aircraft charter.
Port wine in Porto
Although not always on people’s hit list of desired travel destinations, Porto was awarded the World’s Leading Destination in 2018 at the World Travel Awards - and it’s easy to see why.
Along with the colourfully painted houses and gorgeous gastronomy, people travel here to taste its delicious wines and visit the port wine cellars. From the traditional surrounds at Caves Ferreira to a more contemporary experience at Espaço Porto Cruz, there are a multitude of different cellars to keep you and your entourage busy for days.
Take all the stress of air travel away with Air Charter Service. Call one of our dedicated account managers to arrange an aircraft charter to Porto to begin your port wine tasting experience.
The spices of India
One for the more intrepid traveller, but unforgettable none-the-less, Indian cuisine has been exciting our palates for generations, so why not visit the source?
No curry is ever the same and from Delhi to Goa, every town and city boasts different flavours and traditions creating a culinary adventure like no other. While eating food at high-end hotels is the safest way to dine here, it’s at the local markets where the cuisine really zings. It’s recommended acquiring a knowledgeable guide who can take you and your group on an authentic journey to all the best stalls in every market region.
The streets of India are vibrant, colourful and noisy, so ensure you start and end your Indian adventure in luxury. Call one of our dedicated account managers to arrange an aircraft charter to and from the gastronomic heart of India.
A Mexican extravaganza
From the aromatic markets of Oaxaca to the tasty tacos of Mexico City, Mexico has a delightful culinary heritage that dates back thousands of years.
Travel through this flavoursome fiesta and enjoy spicy chillies, tasty tortillas and sumptuous stews while learning about the ancient history and eclectic culture this nation holds. For those who are more adventurous, you can even try surprisingly delicious chapulines (grasshoppers), or sip on a warming glass of mezcal at one of the many street stalls around this bountiful country.
Call one of our dedicated account managers to begin your culinary journey through Mexico.
Argentina boasts so many stunning attractions. From its cosmopolitan cities where tango dancers perform in the streets to its natural wonders like Iguazu Falls, you’d be forgiven for having food and wine slip to the back of your mind when planning a trip here.
However, when you get there you can’t get away from the delicious foods that come to your table. Perfectly grilled meats straight from the barbecue is the country’s staple - and you’ll struggle to find better cuts anywhere in the world. If you have room, there’s also warming provoletas and delectable dulce de leches to whet your appetite.
Argentina also has one of the world’s most famous wine regions - Mendoza. Around 70% of the country's wine is made here and, because of the agro-ecological conditions, it creates some of the most exquisite and finest wines in the world. Stay at one of the luxury accommodations that can be found here while spending days exploring exquisite vineyards and sipping the majestic Malbec this region is famous for.
If you would like to find out more about arranging an aircraft charter to these locations, please speak to our team. We’d also be happy to speak to you about your other options for flexible, cost-effective jet charter, like our Jet Card that offers benefits unsurpassed by any other product on the private aviation market.