Our Best Cooking Vacations for Solo Travelers

November 19, 2020  |  By Peg Kern
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One of the things we like best about solo travel is the ability to choose what you want to do and where you want to go. Your husband doesn’t like French food? No problem, leave him at home! Your girlfriend is on a low-carb diet? Don’t take her to Italy for a cooking vacation, let her have her own vacation and you can have yours too.

Three reasons we think a cooking vacation is perfect for solo travelers. 

If you’re traveling solo, yes, the world is your oyster and you can indulge your wishes to your heart’s content. That being said, we do have certain itineraries we recommend most for our solo travelers, either because of their location, their price, or their overall itinerary of activities.

French Cheese If you are interested in an authentic cooking vacation France, our Cooking in the French Alps 6-night itinerary is pretty much perfect. This husband and wife team will welcome you to their small chalet hotel and will give you an “in” into the life of the locals.

Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country
Journey to the heart of Andalusia to stay with a husband and wife at their small countryside B&B. You will cook with the husband and tour with the wife, and will have made new friends by the time dinner is served the first night!

A Mediterranean Cooking Experience
This might seem an unusual choice: the Amalfi Coast is a great destination for couples, indeed is a popular honeymoon spot, but it’s also a wonderful place for solos. There are a couple reasons for this, but most of it has to do with the amazing hospitality of our partners at this wonderful villa hotel.

See all our best trips for solo travelers.

La Cucina Romana in the Sabine Hills
This is another popular program, where we usually have others confirmed and can therefore frequently add on solo travelers. It’s in Lazio, which is one of our favorite regions, and that means it includes easy transfers from Rome. Great cooking with good friends, and a chance to explore Italy like you’ve never imagined..

Italian Cooking at Torre del Tartufo or Casa Ombuto
Looking to travel to Tuscany, our #1 destination? This classic cooking vacation near Arezzo is always a great option. You get a fun experience, a ton of cooking, and chance to make new friends.

Travelers in Poros, Greece Greek Cooking Odyssey
Finally, our most popular itinerary in Greece is a wonderful option for solo travelers. First, it’s easy to confirm for even one person. Second, the location of the courses is at a lively, open resort where a lot of travelers stay and where a variety of activities are offered. So even if you aren’t cooking with the other visitors, there is plenty of chance to interact and make friends. It also has a very modest single supplement, so economically it’s a good choice for solos.

Check out some of our best one-day classes for solos.

Of course, this is just a brief list of some of our favorite solo travel destinations. If you’d like to hear about others, or if you have questions about any of our other trips, just give us a call, we’d love to help you find the perfect destination for you!

By Peg Kern

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