Cookery holidays and weekends, short break cooking vacations, and cooking courses from tour operators, chefs and cookery schools in the UK, abroad in Europe and Worldwide.
Listing cooking courses, holidays and vacations covering a range of cuisines; from Indian and Italian cooking to Thai cookery or from Mexican to Moroccan. Operators are providing cooking holidays in the UK or courses abroad: French cooking courses in France, Spanish cookery holidays in Spain, or culinary schools abroad and in the UK offering a range of styles.
We also list specialist courses for cooks such as baking and bread making, sugarcraft and cake decoration, preserves and jam making, seafood, Aga cookery courses and vegetarian cooking holidays.
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based: Connecticut, USA
Culinary vacations in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Peru, Morocco and Greece that include three or four star accommodation, cooking lessons with local chefs, vineyard visits with wine tastings and wine education, visits to markets and local food producers, gourmet meals. Holidays can be paired with walking, hiking, biking, yoga, language lessons and more.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine | walking/trekking/hiking | cycle touring | yoga | Western Europe | Peru | Morocco | Greece |
Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia
based: Umbria, Italy
Offering a wide range of creative classes including cookery, wine tasting, dancing, painting, sculpting, writing, guided walking, herbal tours and olive picking. Classes take place at Villa La Rogaia, an outstanding wheelchair friendly country house in Umbria with pool. They serve delicious food with products from their organic farm.
| dancing (mixed styles) | salsa | cookery | painting/drawing | sculpture/carving | herb | wine | Italian language | writing | for people with a disability | olive picking/harvest | Italy |
based: London, UK
Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to the Far East and India. Asia Odyssey specialises in itineraries to South-East Asia including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
| animals/safari | cookery | walk/trek/hike | diving/snorkelling | spas
| historical tours | wedding/honeymoon | family | South-East Asia |
Florence cultural vacations for seniors, individual travellers, couples, two friends travelling together, women travelling on their own. Ideal short stays living with an Italian host family in Florence in excellent homes for comfort and quality with private room and private bath for guests. Breakfast and evening meal included in prices.
| singles | seniors | women | art appreciation | cookery | wine | shopping | sightseeing | tailor made | music tours/appreciation | city breaks | Italy |
French House Party Carcassonne
based: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Cookery, arts or leisure holidays in high-class private property near Carcassonne with great French cuisine and wines. Recommended in "100 World's Best Vacations" book. Eight-bedroomed accommodation has pool, tennis and boules. Tutored courses include painting, books, creative writing, songwriting, movie-making and Gastro Academy with top French chefs.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine appreciation/tasting | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building/management courses | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |
based: Umbria, Italy
Everyone from young to senior will enjoy La Serena's luxurious, comfortable accommodation. Hosts, Steph and Derek, have a real commitment to fulfilling guests holiday needs. They specialise in walking and driving tours, local food and wine excursions, outings to local festivals as well as several special interest holidays: dressmaking, Italian baking, etc.
| dressmaking/tailoring | cookery | gastronomic | olive picking/harvest | walk/trek/hike | yoga | chocolate | team building/management training | for people with a disability | seniors/silver surfers | Christmas/New Year | Italy |
Nick Nairn Cook School
based: Stirling, Scotland, UK
Cook with celebrity chef Nick Nairn at the Nick Nairn Cook School in the foothills of the Trossachs in Scotland. Offering 1 and 5 day classes with Nick Nairn himself or classes with John Webber, Alan Mathieson or Maxine Clark. Accommodation not included but with a list of personal recommendations available on the site.
| cookery | celebrities/stars | Worldwide |
Tell Tale Travel
based: London, UK & California, USA
Authentic holidays and soft adventure travel away from the tourist trail in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Brazil. Offering holidays with a difference, an insider experience courtesy of their unique network of local people. Offering mainly private tours for couples or families, plus a few small group departures specially designed for solo travellers.
| tailor made | family | native peoples | animals/safari | gastronomic | cookery | singles | ethical/ecotourism | Thailand | Sri Lanka | Brazil |
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