Worry-Free Bookings with TIK

September 1, 2021  |  By Peg Kern
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A view of the shore of Capri on your culinary tour of ItalyUpdated September 1, 2021.

Times have been strange this past year. People have been hunkered down in their homes, worried about their jobs, anxiously watching the news, and even homeschooling their children. The only thing that has seemed certain in the age of COVID-19 has been the incredible uncertainty of everything.

All this has made it hard to plan for travel. 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. And they don’t want to miss out on the chance to travel. But how can one plan a trip in the midst of so much uncertainty?

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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 for 2021 travel.

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:
Mediterranean Cooking Experience
Villa Romana: Authentic Amalfi Cuisine

Emilia Romagna:
Flavors Of The Real Italian Countryside
Foodie Tour on the Via Emilia: Parma & Bologna

Friuli Venezia Giulia:
Luxury and Gastronomy at Villa Luppis

Roman Countryside Discovery

Taste of the Italian Riviera: Genoa and Portofino
Pesto, Pasta, and the Cinque Terre

Sojourn in Sanremo and the Italian Riviera

View of Isola dei Pescatori visited on your cooking vacation in the Lakes DistrictLombardy:
Cooking in the Valtellina Valley
Luxury Gourmet Experience on Italy’s Lakes

Authentic Experience in Piedmont
Bountiful Piedmont

A Culinary Adventure in Puglia

Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun
Luxury Lucca Villa Cooking

Italian Cooking at Torre del Tartufo and Casa Ombuto

Flowering field near Norcia, ItalyUmbria:
Cooking and Walking in the Umbrian Hills
Food Lover’s Paradise in Norcia
Gastronomy in an Italian Villa
Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

A Five-Star Retreat in the Veneto
Insider’s Venice

Michelin Star Cooking on the Prosecco Road


Barcelona Foodie Adventure
Basque Cuisine in Bilbao from Pintxos to Txakoli
Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country
Flavors of Andalusia
Jewels of Andalusia: Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, Malaga
Taste of Seville
Ultimate Indulgence: Food & Wellness Tour in Spain

Visiting Mont Saint Michel during a cooking vacation in FranceFrance

Cooking in Brittany

Discover Normandy

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

Cuisine and Culture of Provence
Discover Provence
A Gastronomic Holiday in Aix-en-Provence
Terroir, Touring, and Tasting

Delicious croissants with creme on a cooking vacation in France.Rhone Alps:
Cooking in the French Alps

Best of Bordeaux
Cooking in Gascony
Delectable Dordogne: Land of the Black Truffle
Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc


Authentic Athens
Greek Gastronomy on Santorini
Zakynthos Island Adventure


Cooking & Hiking in Northern Portugal
Delectable Portugal in Historic Evora

Flavors of Portugal
Lisbon and the Algarve
Treasures of Portugal


Culinary Adventure on the Croatian Coast

Thai food on a culinary tour of ThailandVietnam & Cambodia

Cooking and Culture in Vietnam & Cambodia


Taste of Thailand


Food Lover’s Chicago


Cuisine And Wine of Mendoza

Ruins of Machu Picchu on a culinary tour with TIKPeru

Color and Flavors of Northern Peru
Culinary Journey into the Amazon
Taste of Peru


Cooking on the Riviera Maya Riviera
Culinary Yucatan
Magical Mexico City Culinary Vacation (4* accommodations only)
Taste of Puebla and Oaxaca (4* accommodations only)


Cooking on Turkey’s Aegean Coast
The Cuisine of Sultans
Exploring Istanbul

Olive Harvest Weeks on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast


An In-Depth Culinary Journey in North India

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 many trips in Italy 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:


Amalfi Coast:
Best of Sorrento
Culinary Experience on the Amalfi Coast
Flavors of Campania: Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast
Splendid Sorrento

Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como

Authentic Italy from the Mountains to the Sea

Antinori’s Noble Tuscany
Classic Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande
Cook in the Heart of Chianti

Florence for the Food Lover
Living the Real Tuscan Dream
Truly Tuscany: Wine Tasting Tour on Tuscany’s Western Coast

Tuscan Splendor

A Venice Cooking Odyssey

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, submitted by September 30, 2021 for travel in 2021. 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!

By Peg Kern

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