Hidden Gems

Way back in 1994 we knew the idea of food and travel went together, and that’s when The International Kitchen started offering some of the very first cooking vacations and culinary tours. At the time we offered culinary vacations on in Europe – Italy and France to be specific – but since then we’ve grown to offer culinary vacations throughout Europe, as well as in Asia, North and South America, and Africa. We have explored destination after destination and have enjoyed meal after meal in researching where we want to send our culinary travelers.

Over the years we have come to realize that what makes a great trip is more than just the destination of your cooking vacation, more than just the good food and wine, and more than just the people you meet along the way. It is a combination of all these things that make for the best cooking vacations, and for what we consider our “hidden gems” culinary tours. Come explore these unique trips with us on the culinary vacation of a lifetime.


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Italy
Delicious focaccia from Liguria on an Italian Riviera cooking vacation.

Sojourn in Sanremo and the Italian Riviera

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4 Nights Starting At $2,650

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Portugal
City of Amarante river view in northern Portugal.

Cooking & Hiking in Northern Portugal

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6 Nights Starting At $2,450

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Spain
A view of the olive groves at sunrise during our Spain food tours in Andalusia.

Flavors of Andalusia

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5 Nights Starting At $2,395

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Greece
Visiting the Parthenon on an authentic Greek food tour in Athens.

Authentic Athens

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7 Nights Starting At $3,450

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Italy
Making pasta on a cooking vacation in Tuscany

Living the Real Tuscan Dream

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6 Nights Starting At $3,300

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

A Culinary Adventure in Puglia

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6 Nights Starting At $3,690

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Italy
Delicious antipasti on a Tuscany cooking vacation

Classic Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,475

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Italy
View of Bellagio on a culinary vacation in Italy

Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como

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5 Nights Starting At $4,190

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France
Lavender hanging at the market on a French culinary tour

Cuisine and Culture of Provence

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6 Nights Starting At $3,250

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France
Chicken and potatoes in Normandy, home for your culinary vacation in France

Discover Normandy

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $1,590

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Italy
A view of La Rocca fortress in Spoleto on your culinary tour of Italy

Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

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6 Nights Starting At $3,300

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France
Braised meat dish on your gourmet cooking vacation in France

Cooking in Gascony

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3 or 5 Nights Starting At $1,045

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Italy
Plate of risotto with truffles on a culinary tour to Italy

Authentic Experience in Piedmont

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3 Nights Starting At $1,100

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Italy
Freshly made pesto pasta on an Italy culinary tour.

Pesto, Pasta, and the Cinque Terre

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5 Nights Starting At $2,875

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Mexico
Enjoying time outside on a cooking vacation in Mexico

Hola Mexico

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5 or 7 Nights Starting At $1,855

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Italy
Pool at the Villa Romana hotel on the Amalfi Coast

Villa Romana: Authentic Amalfi Cuisine

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $1,750

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Mexico
Tacos enjoyed on our Cooking in the Yucatan culinary vacation

Culinary Yucatan

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,118

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