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INTRO TO FWT: Putting the Special in Specialised Food tours
Food n Wine Tours are Number One for Quality – we go the extra mile, providing renowned, bespoke excursion tours of London and Parma Italy.
The big Crown Parma – the passion and the warmth
You travel to Italy and you know you are in the centre of the universe for all things special, whether it’s the people, weather, sea, food, wine, history, art, music or fashion. You’re gonna experience some unforgettable jewels… but then you find the perfect diamond… a stunning gem stone, unsung, where you least expected to find it. You instantly recognize it… it’s beauty and quality. You’ve found Parma. Not just the food and wines but the city, the calm of the hills and a place to call home from home amid the throng… (and if you really miss the throng we’ll see you in FWT London too!). We hope you enjoy it all. Nick Garrett Good things aficionado and owner at Parma Food n Wine ToursTravel Safe – Use Licensed Guides – check Insurance – Guides that drive without showing valid NCC Licence are illegal
Welcome to Italy: surely the most incredible destination on earth
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it’s time to do ‘A’mazing
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we pride ourselves in a unique Parma richness
Call Nick or Kate for a chat about your
next fabulous food excursion
whether in Venice, Milan or Florence,
A perfect day en-route awaits
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Meet the Masters on the way through
Milan Parma Venice Milan Parma Florence Milan Parma Cinque Terre
Taste the magical tastes
in the company of
Local artisan guides,
producers and makers
Less than 140.00 euros per couple
for combined 3 Kings tour
In a word – Wow!
our best-selling tour of 2013-15
TOUR SCHEDULE PART 1
A Dream of a day
Let’s take you to meet the makers
When you arrive at the Parmesan Cheese Makers workshop the copper vats are filled with the world’s finest milk… steaming, sending a glistening, sweet, cream dairy aroma into the air.
You’ll now discover how “the King of all cheese” is made in all it’s meticulous detail… grain by grain. It is prepared in the very same way just as the inventors the Benedictine Monks would have wanted… You’ll see first hand the “making”, the salt pools and the “wheel cathedral ripening rooms”, walls of cheese!!
Thousands of wheels resting in the same Mapled place until perfect.
by hand… always
from every angle – you get to experience this production
The Parma Ham Tour
Just the sauntering drive through the regal Langhirano valley is enough to ignite your interest in the Ham makers workshops.
Probably the first thing you’ll notice is the cleanliness of the pristine workshops and the fantastic aromas that develop through each maturing hall, nook and cranny.
You’ll see them all.
You will learn some amazing secrets about the finest ham in the world.
Then you’ll taste them!!
THE WORLD’S GREATEST HAM
it’s pretty amazing learning all the secrets from a dedicated local guide
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Midday break: Parma 3 Kings lunch and tastings.
Lunch is a simply the most perfectly stunning treat –
the menu is full of the traditional Parma delicacies.
Fresh country food – A fabulous lunch
Best we keep it secret until you receive your custom tour info pack.
The Balsamic Tour
Balsamico is the last unchanged 1000 year old treasure from medievil times. And with us you will walk through the ageing rooms and attic in a heavenly peak setting.
It is, we feel, simply the finest of the finest moments…
You’ll love sampling the delights and standing in the company of such history… and it’s all at your pace. This is after all, your well earned, special day.
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SUMMARY OF THE DAY
POLICY: OFICIAL GUIDES ONLY – FAMILY & TOUR SAFE IN ITALY
VALUED TOURISTS PLEASE BEWARE
DRIVING IN PARMA
Do you really fancy being driven around un-insured? Don’t risk your dream vacation tour.
The Polizia Municipale Parma are insisting No Tour Guides to Drive Tourists – some tour guides, like for example Food Tours in Parma, do not have proper Tour Guide licenses, they drive tourists as shown in their TA reviews. According to the Drivers Association and the Parma Tourist board this practice is not legal as this is not covered under Social Domestic and Pleasure Motor Insurance.
OFFICIAL TOUR GUIDES IN PARMA
It is required that driving of tourists only be done by NCC Licensed drivers.
You risk being spot fined 1500 euros as happened this summer on several occasions in Italy for similar flaunting.
- If you have an accident whilst being driven by a guide free or not you will not likely be covered for personal injury. An insurance company will assume that you are on a tour without proper cover and decline your claim. Legal Guides?
- http://www.romefile.com/living/working-as-a-tour-guide-in-rome.php Vatican example
Meet 8.30am – A journey into the past… discovering the secrets of the most famous products of the territory:
- Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese DOP – the rustic maker
- Prosciutto di Parma ham DOP - the bespoke master
- Balsamico Tradizionale DOP - the last makers
Gourmet Lunch spread
Gourmet 2 courses: all the Parma cold cuts, speciality dishes, 1 main (with Spinach or Ricotta ravioli and home made fresh morning Porcini pasta), 2 wines, balsamico, dolce e cafe.
Full Gourmet 3 courses with Spinach and Ricotta ravioli and home made fresh morning Porcini pasta: all the regional cold cuts, speciality dishes, 2 mains, 2 wines, balsamico, dolce e cafe.
Visit the incredible Balsamico makers with tastings.
HOW WE COMPARE We visit a private, reputable producers of truly authentic country DOP products. 100% satisfaction is our bottom line.