Max's Tours

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit a foreign country with an insider? Someone who knows the best restaurants, the best places to visit, the best places to stay…..and then organises it all for you? You need to tour with Max!

Sardinia 2017

Emerald seas, white sands and vast mountain ranges. This is Sardinia. An island of ancient monuments, old traditions and modern excesses. Join Max for a 12 day tour of this lesser known pocket of Italy. On the tour you will visit hilltop towns with extraordinary sea views, be invited into the homes of the local nonnas, who will teach you to cook traditional dishes, explore historic towns and wonder at the ancient monuments scattered over the island. Relax and rejuvenate in the heart of the mountain ranges, enjoy a campfire lunch with a local shepherd and much more. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants. Meet new friends, learn the language and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Sardinia.

Max Paganoni

Max Paganoni is the owner, director and executive chef of Max’s Restaurant, which he opened in 1994 as the first winery restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula. Max was born of Italian heritage and raised on the Peninsula and has a keen interest in Italy and all things Italian.

Max has been taking groups all over Italy for over 10 years. Many participants have made lifelong friends on these tours and have done more than one!

The tours do have a culinary focus and often include cooking classes, winery visits and exploration of local produce, but they are more than that too. You will gain a real feel for the area, meeting the locals, visiting small villages and historic towns and learning about the region and its culture and history.

Tour with Max and see Italy like a local.


Register your interest for Sardinia 2017

Please register your interest for the 2017 tour below. If you have a group of 12 friends and would like to visit Tuscany, Northern Italy, Sicily or Sardinia with Max, please get in touch.

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Max's Details

53 Shoreham Road Red Hill South Victoria 3937
Tel: 03 5931 0177
Fax: 03 5989 2204
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Our Awards

  • 2010 Qantas Tourism Award
  • 2010 Victorian Tourism Award
  • 2011 Victorian Tourism Award
  • 2012 Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame