Food culture seems to have seen a huge boost in popularity in recent years.

Whether you like to try new things or stick with old favourites, there are a plethora of foodie activities around the world to tickle your taste buds.

For those food lovers out there, TripAdvisor has uncovered ten of the best rated food and drink tours according to fellow foodie travellers:

1. Private Lisbon Tour with Premium Port Wine and Tapas Tasting, Portugal

Try a private wine and tapas tour of the Portuguese capital with an expert guide.

On this four-hour tour you’ll try artisanal Portuguese cheeses, amazing chorizo, gourmet Iberian pork sausages, the unique Pata Negra ham, premium extra virgin olive oil, handmade jams and traditional bread.

All will be paired with five amazing Port wines.

2. Las Vegas Strip Afternoon Food Tour, USA

It may be known as ‘Sin City’, but here the food is heavenly.

This two-and-a-half-hour casual food walking tour of the Las Vegas Strip with an in-the-know guide will take you to four of Vegas' acclaimed restaurants where you’ll sample up to 12 notable dishes by award-winning chefs.

You’ll also experience VIP service, including jumping the queue and no-reservation-needed seating.

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3. London East End Food Tour, UK

The East End of London has arguably played host to some of the capital’s more unusual food evolutions.

This three-and-a-half-hour food tour will explore Spitalfields and Shoreditch with a friendly guide.

You’ll discover where the locals eat, wolf down a bacon sandwich at the award-winning St John Bread and Wine restaurant, discover the legendary salt beef bagels of Beigel Bake and sample artisanal British cheese.

It wouldn’t be a British food tour though without traditional fish and chips, which you’ll get your hands on at Poppies (included in the tour).

Also included are curry samples on Brick Lane.

4. Downtown Puerto Vallarta Food Tour, Mexico

A real culinary adventure, this three-and-a-half-hour walking and eating tour of Puerto Vallarta offers a local’s view into Mexican culture through its delicious and intricate cuisine.

Prepare your taste buds to sample Vallarta’s best mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche tostadas, fresh coconut, tacos from an authentic taco stand, traditional drinks, savoury soups, regional candies and more.

5. Tsukiji Fish Market Tour with Sushi Making Experience, Japan

This one is for sushi snobs.

Visit the world’s biggest fish market, learn from a professional sushi master how to make your own sushi and find out what you need to know to pick the right fish.

6. Yarra Valley Food and Wine Day Trip, Australia

At just an hour outside of the busy city of Melbourne, the Australian wine region of Yarra Valley is the ideal day trip.

Spend the day tasting wine at Coldstream Hills Winery, Medhurst Vineyard, De Bortoli Winery, Domaine Chandon, and Yering Station where you’ll enjoy fresh local food at Yering Station’s restaurant.

7. Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour, USA

It’s not all sunshine and surfing in the golden state, there’s plenty to be discovered in the coastal city of Santa Barbara.

Here, on this three-and-a-half-hour gourmet walking tour you’ll visit up to eight local restaurants, tasting a variety of dishes and cuisines from French macarons to delicious pizza and more, all the while taking in the history and culture of Santa Barbara.

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8. Small Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour, Greece

Sip your way around the scenic island of Santorini.

On a four-and-a-half-hour island wine tour you’ll pay a visit to three traditional wineries, led by a wine expert guide.

Take a stroll around a volcanic vineyard and discover the unique wine culture of Santorini. Sample up to 12 different wines alongside various local delicacies.

9. Mayfair Chocolate Ecstasy Tour, UK

On this tour of one of London’s most exclusive areas, you’ll sample some of the Queen’s favourite chocolates.

Starting with a hot chocolate, you’ll wander through Mayfair and Soho uncovering the history of London through chocolate.

Try Roald Dahl's favourite chocolates, plus a more unusual creation from Europe's most awarded chocolatier and more.

10. Small Group Pintxos and Wine Tour in San Sebastián, Spain

If you really want to eat like a local, this is the tour for you.

From San Sebastián’s Old Town an expert guide will escort you to six pintxos (Basque tapas) bars.

You’ll get to taste an array of pintxos with a refreshing glass of cider or local wine on this intimate dining experience.  

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