Traveling on a Budget
Taking a cooking vacation with The International Kitchen doesn't mean throwing your budget out the window – quite the contrary! We offer a number of trips that work for the more budget-minded foodie, especially when you take into account that most of our itineraries include accommodations, cooking classes, most (or all) meals, excursions, and usually transfers as well.
So what do we recommend for someone wanting to cook on a budget? One of our most popular shorter itineraries is our 3-night cooking vacation in Piedmont, Authentic Experience in Piedmont, and at US$850 per person it's also one of our most affordable. Not only is your hostess Francesca a great cook, she is wonderfully accommodating! As one of our travelers described it, "This was an unexpected pleasure. While we had anticipated a good time, the actual experience was much better!"
Another amazing option that won't break your budget is the wonderful Farm to Table in Emilia Romagna. The region of Emilia Romagna is a food-lover's dream, and it also tends to be one of the more affordable regions. This 3-night itinerary includes a course on making homemade compotes and jams using products from the farm—delicious!
Finally, if you're looking for a longer itinerary, we offer a tasty and affordable week on the Greek Island of Zakynthos! The 6-night itinerary is only US$2075 per person, and includes amazing classes on Greek cuisine as well as a fabulously familial environment staying at your hosts' small villa.
Each of the above trips includes accommodations, cooking courses, most meals, transfers, and excursions. Of course, a self-drive option is also worth considering if you are trying to save money, and we'll feature some of these itineraries later this week!
Which of the above trips tickles your fancy? We'd love to hear!
By Peg Kern
(Please note that pricing is as of June 27, 2016, and is subject to change until under deposit.)
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