Best Sellers

Explore local flavors and cultures on our most popular cooking vacations!

No matter what your tastes are or where you plan to travel, if you believe food is a fundamental part of your trip, you need to explore our best selling cooking vacations around the world. While it is true many of our best selling cooking vacations are in Italy, our most popular travel destination, you will also find best selling cooking vacations in many other countries as well.

Our best selling cooking vacations are the result of decades of travel experience organizing culinary tours throughout the world. They are also the product of years of research honing the best of what foodie tours can offer our culinary travelers. We are as obsessed as anyone when it comes to food and travel, and we’ve used our passion for culinary travel to create the best cooking vacations.

Spaghetti with mussels and clams as prepared on a cooking vacation on the Amalfi Coast

Food & Wine Tasting Tour in Puglia, Italy

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6 Nights Starting At $4,600

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Lunch by the sea in Greece on a Greek culinary tour

Poros Cooking Odyssey Vacations in Greece

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7 Nights Starting At $3,050

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Chef preparing handmade pasta on a culinary vacation in Italy

Emilia Romagna Food & Wine Tasting Tours 2024

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4 or 7 Nights Starting At $2,875

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Some of the delicious, typical products of Umbria, discovered during our cooking vacations in Umbria.

A Food Lover's Paradise in Norcia Cooking Vacations

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $3,150

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Cooking Vacations in the French Alps

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6 Nights Starting At $3,650

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What to Expect in Our Best Selling Cooking Vacations in Europe and Beyond

Here are some common questions people ask about our best selling cooking vacations in Italy, France, Spain, and beyond.

If they are best selling food tour, does that mean there will be a large group?

No. Our group size for our food tours and cooking vacations always maxes out at around 10-12 participants, but for many of our culinary tours, the maximum is even smaller, 4-6 people. Often our culinary tours are private, and can usually be guaranteed as private.

Are the cooking classes really “hands-on?”

Yes! You will learn local recipes with or chefs during authentic hands-on cooking classes. Occasionally we will also feature a demonstration class, but we are always very clear where that is the case.

Besides cooking, what else can I expect during one of your best selling culinary tours?

Like all of our culinary tours, most of our best selling cooking vacations include:

  • Accommodations in boutique hotels, B&Bs, farmhouses, and villas
  • Hands-on cooking classes featuring the regional cuisine
  • Most meals
  • Gastronomic excursions and tastings
  • Cultural excursions to local sites of interest
  • Transfers and transportation

Do your best selling culinary tours include flights?

No. Except for the occasional custom-designed culinary tour, our cooking vacations do not include air. We can, however, help you with your airfare.

Among our best selling cooking vacations you can find:

Mediterranean Cooking Experience
One of our longest-running cooking vacations on the Amalfi Coast, this special trip is like staying with good friends at a 5* boutique hotel while enjoying the best of Mediterranean cuisine and Italian food and wine.

Cooking under the Tuscan Sun
Stay at a family-owned estate near Cortona, stay in their boutique hotel, cook with the matriarch, dine in their Michelin-star restaurant, and explore their wines at the estate winery. This is one of our best Tuscany cooking vacations!

Greek Cooking Odyssey
Our most popular cooking vacation in Greece, this Greek Islands food tour includes a week explore the gastronomy of Greece while enjoying a slice of Greek Island life. Enjoy cooking classes with Chef Katerina and plenty of food, wine, and laughter.