The International Kitchen WOW! Women Only Weeks
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WOW!® Women Only Weeks

Women Only Week Culinary VacationOver a decade ago The International Kitchen started offering select "WOW!®" Women Only Weeks at some of our favorite destinations. Although many male travelers and couples take our trips, we wanted to create specially designated weeks for the many women travelers who take our cooking vacations.

So whether you are a woman looking to travel with her mom, sisters, or daughters, a group of girlfriends wanting to take an unforgettable vacation together, or a solo woman traveler looking for something fun (and safe) to do on your own, our WOW!® weeks are the perfect option.

Click on the links below for specific itineraries, dates, and prices.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Women Only Week Amalfi CoastMediterranean Cooking Experience
Spend a week at our favorite destination on the Amalfi coast exploring Mediterranean cuisine.
2017 dates and pricing, please inquire.


Capri beachTravels with Karen: Awesome Amalfi Coast
Discover one of our founder's favorite spots with the founder - Karen Herbst - herself! You'll take hands-on cooking classes, visit local producers, and discover stunning Southern Italy.
October 3-9, 2017
US$3900 per person, single occupancy. (Junior suite upgrade available).

Tuscany, Italy

Women Only Week TuscanyAt Home in a Tuscan Villa
Spend six amazing nights in a family-owned villa hotel perched in the Tuscan hills, and explore the famed towns of Tuscany and the nearby Cinque Terre.
September 17-23, 2017
$2700 per person based on a minimum of 6, double occupancy


Women Only Week CortonaCook under the Tuscan Sun: What Women Want
Stay at a gorgeous Relais & Chateau Hotel with a Michelin Star Restaurant and pamper yourself with good food, spa treatments, and shopping.
Any week on request for a minimum of 2
US$3450 per person based on double occupancy


Veneto, Italy

Veneto cooking vacationTravels with Karen: Vibrant Venice and the Veneto
Discover the beauty of the Veneto region -- perhaps best known as the home to Venice -- with a tour through the countryside and cities. Stay in 4-star hotels and make delicious meals, all with the founder of The International Kitchen at your side!
October 10-16, 2017
US$3950 per person, single occupancy

Loire Valley, France

Women Only Week FranceA Culinary Adventure in the Loire Valley
Explore the Loire Valley with its rivers and chateaux, cooking with a wonderful husband and wife team (both accomplished professional chefs), and stay in a beautiful relais hotel.
Please inquire about 2017 dates and pricing.

Provence, France

Women Only Week FlorenceTravels with Karen: Pathways to Provence
Take a trip with travel expert Karen Herbst, founder of The International Kitchen, and explore the beautiful Provencal countryside in the south of France.
May 28-June 3, 2017
US$3700 per person based on 7 people - SOLD OUT