Oceania Cruises has introduced discovery tours – Go Local, Culinary and Wellness – that are designed to embed travellers in the lives and homes of local families for an authentic taste of the different communities’ ways of life.
For Go Local Discovery Tours, experience a taste of village life in Dubrovnik, Croatia with The Panoramic Dubrovnik, Village Life & Wine excursion, which showcases time-honoured techniques in a family’s wine cellar and olive press room, followed by a chance to share juicy local figs and brandy together.
Or get up close to locals making a living with The Life on the River excursion in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Discover how expert craftsmen build wooden fishing boats while cruising past villages, farms and rice paddies.
The Culinary Discovery Tours lets visitors unearth new tastes and traditions, such as the Shop for Dinner and Set the Table in Buenos Aires, Argentina – a fun and engaging guided excursion that begins with foraging at the local market for the best daily cuts or catch before retiring to enjoy dinner at a home setting.
The Wellness Discovery Tours immerse travellers in the unique natural customs of local communities. The Yagna Encounter and Mumbai’s Ancient Temple Complex in Mumbai, India, includes a Hindu prayer ritual and a visit to a sacred healing water tank. The more adventurous can join The Unusual and Non-Touristy Valencia by Bike in Valencia, Spain. This involves a two-wheel tour through local neighbourhoods, along beaches and past farmhouses and fields, with a break for a paella lunch and a seaside promenade.
More information on other discovery tours can be found here.