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Urban Adventures introduces travellers to authentic, local cuisine in 12 cities

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - May 20th, 2014 - Global day tour company, Urban Adventures has added a dozen new tours that introduce travellers to authentic, local cuisine.

Led by local tour guides with the inside scoop on their city's food scene, the new tours range from a home-cooked meal with a local family in San Jose, to a food crawl through Brooklyn in New York, and a chance to make your own Pisco sour on a night out in Lima. Highlights of the new tours include:

Flavors and Murals of the Mission, San Francisco (2.5 hours, US$58) - dunk artisan donuts, munch on Mexican pastries, taste tacos, and tuck into pies while admiring the many murals of San Francisco's historic Mission district.

Neighbourhood Eats: Brownstone Brooklyn, New York (3 hours, US$60) - from Italian to Middle Eastern, New American to everything artisan, sample the best bites that Brooklyn has to offer and learn why this neighbourhood is now the centre of New York's burgeoning food scene.

Ningxia Night Market Tour, Taipei (2 - 3 hours, US$59) - discover hundreds of delicious Taiwanese dishes, from fried yam balls to pork leg rice, herb soup and oyster pancakes, among the hustle and bustle of one of the most popular markets in Taipei.

Food With Altitude, La Paz (3.5 hours, US$52) - see how Bolivians turn humble ingredients into greatness, while trying local delights such as tea made from lightly-toasted cherries mixed with cinnamon sticks, fresh fish from Lake Titicaca and traditional potato soup.

Home Cooked Kastoria (3 hours, US$25) - be welcomed into the home of a local family to learn about local life, pick up some Greek cooking tips, and sit down to share a traditional meal together.

Kochi Food and Culture Tour (3 hours, US$72) - snack on tasty treats from the Muslim, Hindu, and Christian areas of this Indian port city, stroll through the spice, fruit and vegetable markets, and join locals at a toddy bar to sip palm wine.

Lima Gastronomic Experience (3.5 hours, US$42) - spend an evening in the bohemian Barranco district, stopping at popular local spots to taste antichuchos, ceviche and mazamorra, a classic Peruvian dessert made from purple corn, before learning to make a Pisco sour at a vibrant local bar.

Taste of Panama City (2.5 hours, US$59) - sample organic Panamanian chocolate as you explore the beautiful Old Quarter (Casco Viejo), learn about coffee production from finca to cup, taste craft beers at a local microbrewery, indulge in the freshest ceviche and take in the sunset with a delicious rum cocktail.

Ljubljana Bites & Sights (3 hours, €55) - explore Europe's most romantic but underrated city, stopping at local bars, cafes and taverns to sample local specialities including Slovenian wines, cheeses, charcuterie, schnapps, and a cake that is named after Roman Ljubljana.

Home Cooked San Jose (4 hours, $52) - taste authentic Costa Rican food and make new friends, as you are welcomed into the home of a local family to cook and share a meal together.

Madrid Tapas Adventure (3 hours, €58) - learn the difference between a pintxo, a tapa and a ración, and get the inside scoop on what makes a good jamón, as you taste some of the city's most delectable tapas at a popular night market, traditional taverns, and cool local spots.

Cicchetti, Wein und Tavern Tour, Venice (3 hours, €65) - Urban Adventures' best-selling tour, this crawl of Venice's historic Bacari wine bars sampling local cicchetti (tapa) includes a traghetto gondola ride and is now available with a German-speaking guide.


About Urban Adventures
Urban Adventures are unique day tours that offer travellers the Best. Day. Ever. Led by passionate locals, Urban Adventures showcase a mix of world famous sites and hidden gems, while uncovering backstreets, local hotspots, and quirky landmarks. There are currently 265 Urban Adventures tours in 90 destinations around the world. Urban Adventures was launched by Intrepid Travel and WHL Group in October 2009, and became wholly owned by Intrepid Travel in April 2014.

About Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is a global adventure travel company that has been taking people off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for 25 years. It offers more than 1,000 trips in more than 100 countries and on every continent.Tours are carbon neutral and designed to truly experience local culture, to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. Award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and included activities mean they offer travellers great value for money.


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