Holland America Line’s (HAL) collection of immersive culinary-themed Food & Wine shore excursions is expanding to add the flavours of Hawaii and Tahiti with the addition of eight new tours on those itineraries.
During these exclusive tours, guests take hands-on cooking classes with top restaurant chefs, go on culinary walking tours, visit wineries, sample authentic street food, explore local hideaways, and more.
Hawaiian cuisine is described as a colourful tapestry of flavours, with a melting pot of traditions from all over the world. Yet, there are culinary tastes that are distinctly Hawaiian, and they all come together on six new Food & Wine tours in Honolulu and Kona and on Kauai and Maui. In addition to exploring the gastronomic side of Hawaii, the tours also feature some of the most scenic and notable sites on the islands.
On the “Famous Oahu Sites and Bites” tour, guests get a memorable taste of Hawaii’s buzzing food scene at one of star chef Ed Kenney’s hot local restaurants, while also taking in Diamond Head, Waimanalo Beach and Pali Lookout in the rugged Ko’olau Mountains.
Kauai features two Food & Wine tours: “Princeville, Hanalei & Kilauea Bakery Pizza” takes in Opaekaa Falls, Hanalei Valley and Hanalei Beach before lunch at Kilauea Bakery & Pizza. “A Taste of the Garden Island” tour offers delectable treats from one-of-a-kind specialty stores, well-regarded local restaurants and under-the-radar food trucks that are practically unknown to tourists. Along the way, the tour makes six stops where guests meet owners and chefs who proudly introduce their culinary creations.