Culinary Vacations

Countries We Visit


From regional specialities to traditional Italian, Italy offers everything you could want in a cooking vacation. Explore Italy


France epitomizes the idea of a culinary destination, from Provence, to Paris, to Normandy. Explore France


The essence of the Mediterranean diet in the seat of Western Civilization. Explore Greece


No one savors life like the Portuguese, from the sea to the mountains, to the vineyard-flanked rivers. Explore Portugal


Spain offers both authentic rustic cuisine and the cutting edge of European gastronomy under its sunny skies. Explore Spain

United Kingdom

Ancient churches and castles, bustling cities, pubs and tea houses, and local and international cuisines. Explore United Kingdom

Vietnam & Cambodia

Experience the wonders of Vietnamese cuisine and the temples of Angkor on a Southeast Asian culinary tour…   Explore Vietnam & Cambodia


From the Strait of Gibraltar to the Sahara Desert, Morocco offers culinary and cultural riches to explore. Explore Morocco


Enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine while exploring such sights as Machu Picchu and the magical cloud forest. Explore Peru


An immense variety of flavors in a small country, where ancient culinary traditions are preserved. Explore Croatia


The fascinating land of Malbecs, empanadas, Gaucho cowboys, and asado barbecues! Explore Argentina


Known as the ‘land of smiles,’ Thailand is also one of the world’s top destinations for a cooking vacation. Explore Thailand


A culinary paradise full of regional dishes, fresh produce, and authentic flavors. Explore Mexico


A meeting of Europe and Asia, Turkey provides cultural and culinary wonders at every turn. Explore Turkey


The proverbial “melting pot” in every sense – including in its gastronomy and food scene. Explore USA


India offers delectable curries, savory chaat, and tandoor-baked dishes, as well as a vibrant and diverse culture. Explore India


Modern-day Israel offers a unique and unforgettable cultural and culinary experience. Explore Israel

What is a cooking vacation?

A cooking vacation is a trip based on the idea that food is one of the most important parts of a trip, and that encountering a destination through its cuisine provides an authentic experience unlike many standard sightseeing tours. Would you like to spend a week in the Tuscan countryside learning to cook the Tuscan way from a warm and enthusiastic Italian chef? Or pass a few days at a Provencal B&B visiting the local produce markets and bakeries, enjoying your meals al fresco with a glass of excellent French wine? Or perhaps you would prefer a cooking trip to sunny Portugal where you can fully immerse yourself in the local cuisine and way of life? These are just a few of the types of cooking vacations we offer.

Why TIK Cooking Vacations?

At The International Kitchen, we strive to provide the best possible cooking vacation for our clients, and to that end, we visit all of the programs we design: We meet the chefs, walk the paths, and sample the foods that will make up your unique, unforgettable cooking vacation. We really are experts at culinary travel – it’s all we’ve been doing for over 20 years. So whether you want a private tour or to be part of a group, whether you’re looking for a countryside retreat or a bustling metropolis, whether you want intensive cooking morning and afternoon or just a casual introduction to a particular cuisine, we have the trip for you.

Our cooking tours generally include:

  • Accommodations
  • Cooking lessons in English
  • Excursions that explore the local culture and cuisine
  • Extraordinary food and wine
Our cooking vacations generally last between 2 and 7 nights and can be confirmed for as few as two people.

Start Planning Today

Start planning your cooking vacation by searching or browsing through our trips. You’ll find details on each culinary vacation, including itinerary, pricing, dates, and highlights. If you still need help deciding between a luxurious boutique hotel on Italy’s sunny Amalfi coast and a converted farmhouse nestled in the Tuscan countryside, contact us. We’d love to talk to you about any of our cooking vacations or plan a custom trip just for you.

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Visiting a local bakery with the chef during a cooking class in Rome.

Visiting a local bakery with the chef during a cooking class in Rome.