Cooking Vacations

Cooking Vacations & Tours

What is a cooking vacation? It’s a vacation based on the idea that the food is one of the most important parts of a trip, and that encountering a destination through its cuisine gives an authentic experience unlike a traditional tour. 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 immerse yourself in the local cuisine and way of life? These are just a few of the types of cooking vacations we offer. Our cooking vacations generally last between 2 and 7 nights, and can be confirmed for as few as 2 people. They offer accommodations, hands-on cooking classes, foodie excursions, fabulous food and drink, and more. You can find details on each culinary vacation, including itinerary, pricing, dates, and highlights, by searching or browsing through our trips. 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 are 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.

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Countries We Visit


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


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


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


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


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


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


From the Strait of Gibraltar to the Saraha 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


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


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


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

United Kingdom

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


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

Vietnam & Cambodia

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