Retirement offers opportunities for you and your loved ones to travel to places you’ve never been before. Living in the UK places you in a position to travel to many other countries cheaply and easily. Make sure to take advantage of the current freedom you’ve been given now that you no longer have to work. Those nearing retirement may want to explore the opportunities offered by equity release to fund a food and drink tour of a lifetime.
Why are food and drink tours popular?
Europe is home to some of the best cuisines in the world. As such, food and drink tours are very popular trips for senior travellers. They give you a balance of culinary, culture and travel experience and are a unique way to immerse yourself in different cultures and regions.
Naples is the home of pizza and famous for its Neapolitan pizza which is revered around the world. But this beautiful city is also home to stunning seafood, pasta and pastry. When you aren’t enjoying the food you can explore the nearby ruins of Pompeii and admire the ocean and volcano views.
Bistros, brasseries, cafes and Michelin-star restaurants are everywhere so there’s no end to culinary experiences. When you are taking a break from trying the delicious treats, explore world-famous tourist attractions like the Eiffel tower and the Louvre. Simply walking through the streets of Paris can be a wonderful experience.
The capital of Sicily and a melting pot of different styles and cuisines including Roman, African and Arabic cuisines. You can find great seafood as well as sweet treats and gelato here. Risotto is typically offered with seafood and a staple dish are rice balls which you can find in many places.
This idyllic northern Spanish city offers unbelievable food and beautiful surroundings. Sip delicious txakoli wine and stroll along the promenades in the sunshine. San Sebastián offers beautiful outdoor courts, pretty streets and gorgeous landscapes. You can find some of the most delicious cuisines here you’ll ever taste.
Prague has a special character and a slightly different style to the rest of the cities on the list. Try some great meat dishes coupled with Czech lager. Stroll across the historic Charles Bridge (Karlův most), which was built in 1357, and visit other historical sites. This pretty city gives you access to a wide array of cuisines.
In closing, retirement offers all sorts of new opportunities for you and your loved ones to explore places that you haven’t seen previously. Don’t let your opportunity to explore all these cultures go to waste.