Culinary vacations(tours) or food tours refers to the exploration of food as the sole purpose of the tour. In the past couple of years, this type of tourism has gradually been considered as a vital component of the tourism experience.
Dining out is common among tourists and to tourists,"food is believed to rank alongside climate, accommodation, and scenery" in importance.
According to Wikipedia, Culinary vacations pursue unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences, both near and far. Culinary tourism differs from agritourism in that culinary tourism is considered a subset of cultural tourism (cuisine is a manifestation of culture) whereas agritourism is considered a subset of rural tourism. Although culinary tourism and agritourism are inextricably linked, Culinary/food tourism is not limited to gourmet food.