Cooking holidays, courses, weekends – PAGE 1
& short breaks



US flag Active Gourmet Holidays
based: Connecticut, USA
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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 | walk/trek/hike | cycle touring | yoga | Western Europe | Peru | Morocco | Greece |


Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia five star Featured Site

based: Umbria, Italy

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logoOffering a wide range of creative classes including Argentine tango, painting, stone carving, Italian cooking and culinary travels in Tuscany and Umbria. 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.

| salsa | tango | cookery | wine | gastronomic | painting/drawing | sculpture/carving | Italian language | groups | seniors/silver surfers | for people with a disability | Italy |


us flagFood N' Wine Vacations

based: Georgia, USA
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Food, wine and culinary tours and vacations, focused on connection to people and places, to their history, landscapes, food and tradition. Offering exclusive educational and cultural visits in Europe, be it wine tasting in Burgundy, a discovery tour through Spain, or an introduction to the best of Provence.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | Europe | France | Spain | Italy | Portugal |


uk flagFrench House Party Carcassonne

based: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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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 | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |


Let's Cook in Umbria five star Featured Site

based: Umbria, Italy

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Italian CookingAuthentic food and wine tours from a rural farmhouse surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees in Umbria, central Italy. Take a cooking course with an Italian chef, offering an authentic cooking experience; or food and wine holidays that promise an unforgettable experience of real Italian food, wine, art and local culture.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | Italy |


Naturellement Français

based: Occitanie–Languedoc, France
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Get immersed in the French language and culture with a combination of tailor-made French courses and multi-activities. Choose the program that fits your professional and personal needs. While your French teacher accompanies you, taste French gastronomy, go hiking or horse-riding in the Mediterranean landscape, canoe on the lagoon, meet locals ...

| French language | tailor made | escorted tours | multi-activity | team building | cookery | wine | walk/trek/hike | horse/pony trekking | canoe/kayak| France |


uk flagNick Nairn Cook School
Stirling, Scotland, UK

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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 | Scotland |

uk flagRed Letter Days five star Featured Site
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Red Letter Days logoRed Letter Day Gourmet Breaks: a range of gastronomic and cooking breaks in the UK. Weekends and short breaks of gourmet food, fine wine and relaxing accommodation. Also also luxury mid-week cookery school breaks for budding chefs.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | UK |


uk flagUS flagTell Tale Travel

based: London, UK & California, USA
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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 | ethical/ecotourism | singles | Thailand | Sri Lanka | Brazil |






Travel-quest's cookery courses and cooking holidays category lists holidays, vacations, weekends, short breaks and residential multi-day courses where the main focus is on cookery and cooking. This includes baking, cake making, bread, range cookery (Aga cooking), sugar-craft and cake decoration, vegetarian and seafood cookery; and a range of cuisines including Italian, French, Thai, Spanish tapas, Greek, Mexican, Indian, Japanese etc.


Courses may take place in dedicated cookery schools or in holiday accommodation (such as hotels or guest houses) with suitable kitchens and where the overnight accommodation is on the premises. We list both private cookery tuition and group classes.


Look for well equipped kitchens, small class sizes, well qualified experienced chefs and tutors, cookery demonstrations and top quality local produce. Look for special courses too: be that cooking for men, children's classes, or cooking for gap year placements such as ski chalets or luxury yachts.