Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What kind of activity level can I expect on an Artistic Gourmet Adventure?
A. Our days are designed to include full, active days with plenty of opportunities to experience each place from an insider’s perspective. Pace and physical activity level vary depending on the excursion, but are designed for normal walking. There are plenty of opportunities to sit and relax.

Q. How much flexibility is there in the itinerary?
A. Our itineraries are have been designed to give the Adventurer a cross-section view of life in the regions we explore.  If weather or other unexpected situations occur, we will adapt the itinerary.  In addition, where possible, we have built in options and free time so that you can experience a place and its people in a way that’s meaningful to you.

Q. What does the Adventure cost generally include?
A. The Adventure cost includes meals, accommodations, and excursions as indicated in the itinerary; services of the Artistic Gourmet Adventures Host; ground transportation upon pick up from local rail station and return and pre-trip materials. Included meals are noted at the end of each day on our itinerary. Complimentary wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks with picnics and in-house dinners.

Q. Do I need to purchase trip insurance?
A. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended and comes at an additional cost. We strongly recommend that you purchase this insurance to protect your travel investment. Trip cancellation insurance covers trip cancellation and interruption, medical expenses and emergency evacuation and assistance, and protection for baggage and personal possessions. You can  purchase your trip insurance on the web www.travelguard.com.

Q. What do I need to bring on my Adventure?
A. On an Artistic Gourmet Adventure, the dress is always casual, so we recommend that you pack clothes that can be layered, are comfortable and that will be well suited to the activities and climate specific to your Adventure. We can provide you with packing tips and suggestions and information regarding any baggage weight restrictions if requested in plenty of time before your departure.

Q. Who is the typical Adventurer?
A. Our Adventures are designed to interest every type of traveler.  If you enjoy getting to know an area as the locals do but with the added highlights of exploring the wonderful hidden gems of the area, Artistic Gourmet Adventures is for you!