Worry-Free Bookings with TIK

July 19, 2022  |  By Peg Kern
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A view of the shore of Capri on your culinary tour of ItalyUpdated July 19, 2022. 

Times have been strange since COVID-19 burst onto the scene, and we recognize that it has been difficult to plan travel amidst so much uncertainty.

But we have many, many clients who want to travel, for whom it is a necessary act, a true pleasure, a way to connect with themselves and the world.

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Cheese and wine during our Living the Real Tuscan Dream culinary tour.Worry-Free Travel

Worry not! Because of the challenging and unprecedented times in which we’re living, we have asked our partners to work with us to offer Worry Free Trips.

What is a “Worry free trip”? Simply put, it’s a new booking for one of our eligible trips that you may cancel up to 31 days before the trip start date and get 100% of your deposit back. A 30% deposit is required to book, and balance payment is due 31 days prior to the start date. This means you can book with peace of mind knowing that if world events do not improve you can change your mind.

Here is a list of the trips that are eligible (list is subject to change, please consult Terms & Conditions for up-to-date list):

Tiramisu recipe from our Italy Cooking Vacations.Italy

Amalfi Coast:
Don Alfonso
Mediterranean Cooking Experience

Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna Food & Wine Tasting Tours in Parma & Bologna
Flavors of the Real Italian Countryside

Taste of the Italian Riviera: Genoa and Portofino
Sojourn in Sanremo and the Italian Riviera

Multiple Regions:
Northern Italy Culinary Tour in Piedmont and Liguria

Flowering field near Norcia, Italy

Authentic Experience in Piedmont

Food & Wine Tasting Tour in Puglia

Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun
Luxury Lucca Villa Cooking

Cooking and Walking in the Umbrian Hills
Food Lover’s Paradise in Norcia
Gastronomy in an Italian Villa
Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

Michelin Star Cooking Tours on the Prosecco Road


Barcelona Foodie Adventure
Basque Cuisine in Bilbao from Pintxos to Txakoli
A Capital Culinary Adventure in Madrid
Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country
Flavors of Andalusia
Taste of Seville

Visiting Mont Saint Michel during a cooking vacation in France


Paris/Ile de France:
A Parisian Rendezvous
Best of Paris
Weekend in Paris

Rhone Alps:
Cooking in the French Alps

Cooking in Gascony


Authentic Algarve
Cooking & Hiking in Northern Portugal
Flavors of Portugal
Lisbon and the Algarve
Treasures of Portugal


Cuisine And Wine of Mendoza


Magical Mexico City Culinary Vacation (4* accommodations only)
Taste of Puebla and Oaxaca (4* accommodations only)

Pouring champagne on a wine tour of Champagne countrySpecial Flexible Trips


If you don’t see the trip you want, don’t worry! We also have trips that are eligible for special flexible booking terms with cancelation up to 31 days prior to the trip start date with only a small cancelation fee of $200 per person:


Bountiful Piedmont

For the rest of our trips, although the deposit is non-refundable we are committed to working with our travelers during these uncertain times to allow date changes or travel credits wherever possible. As always, please contact us with questions or to start planning your trip!

Please note that Worry Free booking is valid for new bookings only for travel in 2021 or 2022. It is also valid only for individual bookings, not for groups. This offer can be extended or withdrawn at any time, but we will honor its terms for any bookings received while it is in effect. See our terms & conditions for more, on contact us with questions!

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By Peg Kern

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