CURATORS OF CHARMING FOOD + WINE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
SLOW, SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL | IMMERSIVE RURAL EXPERIENCES | MEET OUR PASSIONATE LOCALS
<< My destination is no longer a place, but a new way of seeing >> Marcel Proust
We specialise in packaged and hosted travel experiences in the food and wine regions of Orange in regional New South Wales, Australia, and Ciociaria in regional Central Italy that we call home - both of which are food and wine lovers’ dream destinations. Our carefully curated food and wine tours are aimed at being genuinely immersive experiences, where you’ll get to explore local produce and the provenance of each region, taste the artisanal products being made - and meet the proud locals making them.
Our portfolio of slow travel experiences includes: the two Vino Express wine and food trains from Sydney to Orange for the Orange Wine Festival in October – focusing on the unique elevation and cool climate of the Orange wine region; as well as the Provenance Express train from Sydney to Orange with an itinerary focused on organic & biodynamic food and wine experiences during our local Autumn harvest and the Orange F.O.O.D Week festival in April. We also offer our Explore Regional Australia 1-Night and 2-Night bespoke packages available throughout the year and dedicated Winter, Fire, Stars packages for the Orange Winter Fire Festival in August.
Follow us to the Wild Heart of Italy for our unique food and wine cultural experiences of the ‘hidden’ regions of Ciociaria and Molise in Central Italy. Just one hour south from Rome, the Ciociaria region was a renowned foodie destination in ancient Roman times and a favoured summer retreat for several Roman Emperors. Both Ciociaria and Molise share a deeply forged bond stretching over the Apennines through the ancient Samnite civilisation in the Etruscan era, who were conquered by the Romans circa 300 BC. With deep Etruscan civilisation-era roots, Ciociaria and Molise are currently undergoing an amazing revival of their ethnic cultural traditions through food, wine and song. We have created bespoke and tailored experiences for our small, sustainable group tours to these regions to serve up a real taste of authentic regional Italy.
Silver Compass Tours was awarded Bronze for ‘Excellence in Food Tourism’ in the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards. We are a Quality Tourism Accredited Business through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and a proud member of the World Food Travel Association. Silver Compass Tours is also currently engaged to become a Tour Operator Partner for global accreditation and certification in sustainable tourism with Travelife. We are a proud sponsor of the Pastorizia in Festival of Picinisco in Ciociaria, celebrating its centuries-old traditions of shepherds, food, wine, music and the ethereal transhumance.
AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO EXPERIENCE LIVING LIKE A LOCAL. SMALL GROUP SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL. HOSTED BY PASSIONATE LOCALS.
我们专门打造的包价旅行体验将带您领略美食美酒名区奥兰治 - 位于澳大利亚新南威尔士州的田园小镇，以及乔恰里亚 – 我们位于意大利中部的家乡 - 这两个地区都是美食美酒爱好者梦寐以求的必到之处。我们精心策划组织的美食美酒之旅将是原汁原味、充满当地特色的体验，带您一览当地精致特产和工艺品，并认识以此为傲的当地能工巧匠们。