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Local Specialities

Fascinating Local Specialities

Our Local Specialities allow you to experience local industries first-hand, so you can truly appreciate the culture of the destinations you visit. They present great opportunities for you to learn about the processes involved in creating local products or traditional handicrafts from start to finish. And you'll often have the opportunity to have a go yourself and learn the ropes from an expert.

Some examples of our authentic Local Specialities are:

Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Watch and learn from the experts about the Local Specialty of whisky making at the Glengoyne Distillery in the Scottish Lowlands – and sample a ‘wee dram’
for yourself!

Featured on: Best of Scotland, Best of Ireland and Scotland

Edible Excursion, San Francisco, USA

Embark on a food tasting adventure through San Francisco's famous Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market with Trafalgar's Local Specialties. Watch as our guests taste and learn about the amazing local produce.

Featured on: San Francisco & Wine Country Delights, Wonders and Flavours of The Golden State

Watch a Key Lime Pie demonstration on a Trafalgar tour of Key West, Florida

Key Lime Pie Demonstration, Key West, Florida

Kermit Carpenter will host a demonstration on key lime pie at Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe. This official state pie of the state of Florida is a favourite in the Florida Keys, and uses filling flavoured with key lime juice and meringue topping. After showing how the pie is made, Kermit will offer up samples of the treat.

Featured on: Florida's Sunshine Trail

Learn about the history of chocolate in Argentina

Chocolate Museum, Bariloche, Argentina

Bariloche's chocolate history stretches as far back as 2,000 years, so it's no wonder this Argentinean town takes chocolate seriously. You'll learn all about their obsession with this tempting delicacy on a visit to a local chocolate factory and see how cacao nuts are transformed into delicious chocolate treats – complete with tastings!

Featured on: Patagonian Grand Adventure, Cultures and Contrasts of South America

Sample Japan's popular national drink, Sake, on a Trafalgar tour

Takayama, Japan

In the mountainous Hida region of Japan, visit the picturesque town of Takayama and sample Japan’s popular national drink, sake, at a local brewery.

Featured on: Splendours of JapanSplendours of Japan with Hiroshima

Jelly Belly jelly bean factory in California, USA

Jelly Belly Factory, California, USA

Take a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory to learn how the 50 official flavours of Jelly Belly jelly beans are produced before tasting free samples. While the company produces over 100 different types of sweet treats, their jelly beans are the most famous, and visitors love to create the different flavour recipes Jelly Belly has cooked up. Combine a blueberry jelly bean with a buttered popcorn jelly bean to create the flavour of a blueberry muffin!

Featured on: Wonders and Flavours of the Golden State

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