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EXPERTLY DONE TRAVEL SERIES
Premier Tours & Travel is an award-winning agency for leisure, luxury, and business tours and travel worldwide. Through our “Expertly Done” Travel Series, explore cultures, food, wine, and the arts enhanced by the knowledgeable, approachable insights of Premier’s hand-selected experts, such as acclaimed Chef Bob Waggoner, Sommelier Pierson Ryan, and Artist Lucy Weigle. We are proud to partner with such experts to create bespoke itineraries to ensure a premier experience of a lifetime.
South of the Equator: Argentina With Chef Bob Waggoner
Premier Tours & Travel and Chef Bob Waggoner are headed south of the equator for two weeks in early 2020, and you won't want to miss experiencing one -- or both -- of these bespoke, luxury tours. During the first week February 24-March 3, 2020, we will lead you on Argentinean cultural, viticultural, and culinary adventures throughout Buenos Aires and Mendoza, including renown wineries in the Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo, and Uco Valleys. Hand-selected luxury accommodations, such as Relais & Chateaux property Cavas Wine Lodge and Palacio Duhau -- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, as well as Chef dinners and exclusive, bespoke winery cooking experiences with Chef Bob and the winery Chefs.
Chef Bob Waggoner is headed south of the equator for two weeks in early 2020 and you won’t want to miss experiencing one — or both — of these bespoke, luxury tours. During the second week, March 2-March 10, 2020, Premier and Chef Bob will lead you on a 7-night Chilean historical, cultural, viticultural, and culinary adventure throughout Santiago, UNESCO city of Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and La Serena, as well as acclaimed vineyards in the Casablanca and Elqui Valleys and a pisco distillery tour. Hand-selected luxury accommodations, Chef dinners, and cooking classes will make this truly a Premier experience.
Bespoke Luxury Culinary and Winery Tour of Tuscany with Chef Bob Waggoner
A once-in-a-lifetime tour of Tuscany's finest wine and epicurean offerings May 8-19, 2020 under the guidance of one of the most highly acclaimed chefs in the United States and France ... Chef Bob Waggoner. After traversing the villages and markets, enjoy two Chef dinners with Chef Bob, two Chef dinners with an acclaimed Tuscan Chef, and two collaboration Chef dinners.
Luxury Culinary and Winery Tour of Provence with Chef Bob Waggoner
From Saint Paul de Vence and Tourettes sur Loup, to Villefranche-sur-Mer, Aix en Provence, and Gordes … and the many picturesque villages in between, Chef Bob Waggoner will enliven your senses May 19-30, 2020. Partake in five different wine tastings and one olive oil tasting, gaze upon sunflowers and lavender fields, and experience unsurpassed culinary delights (with six Chefs dinners and two optional cooking classes) throughout your 12-night trip through Provence. (From $5,840 per person based on dbl. occupancy; single supplement $1,500. Airfare not included.)
About Sommelier Pierson Ryan
Pierson Ryan is first and foremost the father of two great kids, Ridge and Hudson, and husband to his wife, Erika. Growing up Italian, food and wine were more than a passion for Pierson, it was the fabric of his culture. His grandmother owned and operated a fine dining Italian restaurant for 40 years in Vermont. His father owned and operated eight restaurants and managed others for 25 years as owner of a restaurant consulting company. His brother is a Certified Chef with a huge talent and a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America. And his mother is an incredible cook and lover of great wine. So, as you can see, the pairing of great food with the correct wine is part of Pierson’s DNA. He completed the Level 2 Certified Sommelier exam just over three years ago and is currently working at Los Angeles-based Free Run Juice, a small distribution wine company in California focusing on highly rated, small production wines from around the world. Prior to working with Free Run Juice, Pierson helped manage and organize the wine sections for four Trader Joe's locations over the course of 10 years. Although his favorite wines come from California, France, and Northern Italy, he is passionate about all wines – particularly when he can personally pair them with food. He shared that, “To me, wine and food is a symbiotic relationship as important as air is to a human being.” His life’s passion is to help people learn about food and wine and to make it an approachable, fun, and relaxed experience in any setting.