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.

Culture and Cuisine in Paris & Champagne

Cuisine & Culture in Paris and Champagne


Dates by arrangement
France is known all over the world as the home of fine dining, and no on takes this fact more seriously than the citizens […]

Germany: Food, Wine & Song

Germany: Food, Wine & Song



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

As a destination with an exciting culture, varied scenery and a long history, Germany has always known […]

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)

Rich history meets modern indulgence in Peru, a country with a distinguished cuisine. It is a fusion of many cultural […]

Wine & Gastronomy in Bordeaux & Loire Valley

Wine & Gastronomy in Bordeaux & Loire Valley


Summer or Fall 2018
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 – A Journey for Women who Travel

Mexico: Flavors Old and New – A Journey for Women



February 16-23, 2018 (8 days, 7 nights)

Today’s contemporary Mexican cuisine goes far beyond the realm of tacos and burritos.  It […]

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, […]