Family Friendly Cooking Tours
Can you take a culinary tour with your kids? Absolutely! Food tours and cooking vacations with The International Kitchen make great family vacations for a lot of reasons.
First, food brings families together. Is family mealtime a staple in your house? What could be better than experiencing a family meal together during an exploration of new cultures and cuisines on a cooking vacation in Italy, a food tour in Portugal, cooking classes in Mexico, to name but a few? We have found that some children are actually more adventurous eaters while on a culinary vacation, where they know they have to try different things. Plus, kids absorb a lot of their parents’ interest, so if you believe food is one of the most important parts of your cooking vacation, it might be important to your kids as well.
Of course, not every food tour we offer makes a perfect family vacation, but we’ll help you choose a culinary tour that’s right for your family. Some of our trips are better for younger children, some are better for families with children that are grown. Some of our cooking vacations and food and wine tours might not appropriate for children at all. If you’re thinking of traveling with your family on one of our fabulous culinary tours, give us a call and would be happy to make recommendations, whether this means a beach cooking vacation in Greece, a culinary tour of Barcelona, a family-friendly estate in Tuscany, or cooking in the French Alps.
Best Food & Wine Tours in Rome: Italy Cooking Vacations
3 or 5 Nights Starting At $1,430Save to Compare
Flavors of Puerto Rico Culinary Vacation
3 or 6 Nights Starting At $1,365Save to Compare
Taste of Puebla and Oaxaca Culinary Tour of Mexico
6 Nights Starting At $2,970Save to Compare
Magical Mexico City Culinary Vacation
4 Nights Starting At $1,975Save to Compare
Best 2023 Cooking Vacations in Molise, Italy
6 Nights Starting At $3,735Save to Compare
Jewels of Andalusia: Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, Malaga
7 Nights Starting At $3,955Save to Compare
Flavors of Campania: Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast
6 Nights Starting At $3,290Save to Compare
Splendid Sorrento Food Tour
6 Nights Starting At $3,100Save to Compare
Lisbon and the Algarve
6 Nights Starting At $3,100Save to Compare
Colors and Flavors of Northern Peru
5 Nights Starting At $1,580Save to Compare
Living the Real Tuscan Dream: Authentic & Slow Food Tour in Tuscany
6 Nights Starting At $3,500Save to Compare
Poros Cooking Odyssey Vacations in Greece
7 Nights Starting At $2,140Save to Compare
Cuisine and Culture of Provence
6 Nights Starting At $3,150Save to Compare
Catalonian Culinary Vacations and Wine Tasting Tours in Costa Brava
3 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,325Save to Compare
Cooking on the Riviera Maya
4 or 7 Nights Starting At $1,270Save to Compare
Cooking Vacations in Provence: A Gastronomic Holiday in Aix
5 Nights Starting At $2,650Save to Compare
Zakynthos Island Adventure
7 Nights Starting At $2,550Save to Compare
Highlights of India Cooking Tour
11 Nights Starting At $5,750Save to Compare
6 Nights Starting At $4,490Save to Compare
Authentic Italian Cooking Vacation in Piedmont
3 Nights Starting At $1,100Save to Compare
Sorrento Cooking Adventure
4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,425Save to Compare
A Culinary Vacation in Vasto
6 or 10 Nights Starting At $1,755Save to Compare
A Parisian Rendezvous
4 Nights Starting At $1,540Save to Compare
Treasures of Portugal
7 Nights Starting At $2,710Save to Compare
Villa Romana: Authentic Amalfi Cuisine
4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,200Save to Compare
Family Getaways: Cooking Vacations and Food Tours
Sometimes when planning a family culinary tour for our travelers, we find that not everyone wants to learn to cook. Some members of your family might want to experience the food tours and tastings, but not the actual hands-on cooking classes, and that’s just fine. We offer many culinary family vacations that offer a discount for “non-cooking companions,” and we can always design custom tours for your family that include less – or even no – cooking. Personally, we encourage people to try the cooking lessons, even children, as we have found people enjoy it much more than they thought they would. But if some of your family does not want to cook, that’s not a problem, and we can even create a foodie tour for you and your family that doesn’t include any cooking at all.
Our trips are full of fun excursions and most include some free time for relaxing or exploring, which most of our families enjoy. Whether your family is interested in spending time together on a beach vacation, exploring old castles, staying on a local farm, relaxing by the pool, or fishing, biking, or hiking, we have plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy. And one last note on our family culinary vacations: they make great multi-generational trips as well. We’ve had families of grandparents, parents, and children travel together, and even extended family like aunts and uncles. A culinary vacation is also a great way to have a family reunion, and often we can plan a trip where you have exclusive use of a villa, small hotel, guest house, or B&B.
Check out some of our culinary family vacation packages below.
Stay at a Tuscan resort with a beautiful pool and garden, and cook with two vibrant young chefs during hands-on Tuscan cooking classes on this family-friendly Tuscany cooking vacation.
We believe Barcelona has something for everyone, and it is a great destination for a family-friendly Barcelona food tour complete with cooking classes, tapas tastings, and free time to explore.
This Provence cooking vacation is a great option for the whole family, and you can take over a 5-bedroom B&B in the Provencal countryside, learn to cook and enjoy French dishes and explore sunny southern France.