Perfect Places Announces Food Network Travel Guided Vacations in Italy, France and Northern California

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gI 59282 0 PerfectPlacesVacationRentalNetworkPRPerfect Places, as a member of Signature Travel Network, is excited to offer Food Network Travel guided vacations in Italy, France and Northern California, said Rick Haggart, President of Perfect Places Vacation Rental Network.

“Perfect Places’ foodie clients will be able to enjoy customized culinary land vacations, the kind seen regularly on the Food Network,” Haggart said. “Trafalgar will operate the guided vacations, in association with the Signature Travel Network.”

Vacations include a Food Network tour director, first-class hotel accommodations and exclusive ‘By-Invitation-Only’ experiences that only Food Network can offer. Perfect Places’ guests will sample favorite dishes and visit favorite spots of Food Network stars as seen on such shows as Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Best Thing I Ever Ate. Perfect Places’ guests will visit markets and wineries; meet chefs; and even try their hands in the kitchen in hands-on cooking classes, some using recipes developed by Food Network Kitchens. These unique itineraries will immerse guests in the best of local flavors from the brightest stars of the food world.

Flavors of Northern California (San Francisco/Napa/Sonoma). Guests will enjoy an unforgettable culinary vacation in San Francisco and California’s picturesque wine country. Highlights include a four-course hands-on cooking class with wine pairing lunch in Sonoma, a private dinner at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega and a farewell dinner at Tyler Florence’s Rotisserie & Wine in Napa. 7-night guided vacation. Select Friday departure dates: October 5, 2012.

Flavors of Italy. In a nation known for its diverse and delectable food, Food Network Travel shows travelers the finest that Italy has to offer. Highlights include a Tuscan dinner in a historic renaissance style villa, hands-on pasta-making class and market shopping with a local chef, a luncheon at legendary Villa San Michele in Tuscany, dinner at a private home in Chianti, and a farewell dinner off St. Mark’s Square in Venice. 8-night guided vacation. Select Friday departure dates from USA: October 12, 2012.

For information on booking this or other Food Network Travel experiences with Perfect Places, call 1-866-981-4162 or visit

About Perfect Places: 
Perfect Places offers nearly 60,000 vacation rental properties in more than 80 countries. Perfect Places operates a portfolio of vacation rental websites including, and Since 1996, Perfect Places has been a leading source for travelers looking for vacation rentals. Travelers can search for short-term rentals at Perfect Places websites for free. They’ll find a wide assortment to choose from, including homes, condos, villas, cabins, bed and breakfasts and more. Perfect Places is a member of Signature Travel Network.

About Food Network:
FOOD NETWORK ( is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.3 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa.