About Claudia Royston

Claudia Royston's first trip to Europe was at 6 months, and continued traveling on and off for 30 years. During the course of that time, she was able to bring her love of travel and food together in forming Global Gourmands with her business partner, Susan Gillato.

Germany & Alsace: Food, Wine & Song

Germany: Food, Wine & Song



July 3-10, 2018 (8 days, 7 nights)  Pre-tour extension available.

This tour is a hand-crafted, 360 degree experience of culture and fine summer living in Central Europe. […]

Perfect Pairings: The Food & Wine of Sicily

Perfect Pairings: The Food & Wine of Sicily




June 15-22, 2017 (8 days, 7 nights)
We have fallen in love with Sicily now it’s time to see it yourself. Together we […]

UniWorld River Cruising with Global Gourmands

UniWorld River Cruising with Global Gourmands


UniWorld River Cruising
From the rivers of Europe to more exotic locales – India, China, Viet Nam, Cambodia and Egypt – UniWorld’s cruises and […]

New Zealand: Cuisine, Wine & Nature

New Zealand: Cuisine, Wine & Nature



November, 2017 (13 days, 12 nights)

Stretching across the two main islands and home to only 4.5 million people, […]

SeaDream Yachting with Global Gourmands

SeaDream Yachting with Global Gourmands


Sea Dream Yacht Cruising
SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolades for its two casually elegant mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II.  Their […]

Peru: Dining and Discovery

PERU: Dining & Discovery



April 6-15, 2018 (10 days, 9 nights)

Peru is a country where a rich history meets modern indulgence. Peruvian cuisine is a rich fusion of different cultural […]

Wine & Gastronomy in Bordeaux & Loire Valley

Wine & Gastronomy in Bordeaux & Loire Valley


Summer or Fall 2017
Bordeaux – a legendary wine-growing region and vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet, enology and culture destination.  Synonymous […]

Mexico: Flavors Old and New – women’s departure

Mexico: Flavors Old and New – Special Women Only Departure



February 17-24, 2018 (8 days, 7 nights)
To Christopher Columbus, the New World was a storehouse of culinary gold.  From the […]

Charleston: Southern Cuisine & Hospitality

Charleston: Southern Cuisine & Hospitality


Fall, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina is a southern gem with a storied history set in the center of Carolina Lowcountry. Known for the locals’’ courtesy, […]

Spain: A Moveable Feast around The Basque Country

Spain: A Moveable Feast around the Basque Country


September, 2017 (9 days, 8 nights)

Basque cooking enjoys a reputation for being one of the best cuisines in the world.  It’s origins go […]