Active Gourmet Holidays
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 | walk/trek/hike | cycle touring | yoga | Western Europe | Peru | Morocco | Greece |
Aegean Flavours Featured Site
based: Anglet, France
A specialist for culinary holidays, vacations and wine tours on the Greek mainland and islands. They aim to create one-of-a-kind gastronomic experiences for foodies, with itineraries led by local guides to off the beaten track destinations across Greece.
| gastronomic | wine | Greece |
Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia
based: Umbria, Italy
Offering 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 |
based: Kyoto, Japan
Authentic Japanese cooking courses in Kyoto and Tokyo, including a five-day intensive course for those who want to learn a lot more about Japanese cuisine. Both group and private Japanese cooking classes are available, also a Kyoto, Nishiki Market combined food tour and cooking course.
| cookery | gastronomic | Japan |
based: London, UK
Cuba travel specialists, whether for an all-inclusive Cuban holiday, a family trip or a romantic honeymoon. Offering an extensive collection of accommodation, resorts, attractions and tours and creating bespoke holidays to suit specific requirements; including Havana holidays; beach breaks; salsa dance holidays; scuba diving; birdwatching; history, heritage, culture and food holidays.
| tailor-made | sightseeing | salsa | gastronomic | birdwatching | diving/snorkelling | historical tours | honeymoon | family | Cuba |
Food N' Wine Vacations Featured Site
based: Georgia, USA
Food is the focus on these gastronomic holidays and tours in Europe – tours where you can dine in typical local restaurants, cook with local chefs and visit food markets, cheese farms, olive oil producers, and wineries and vineyards.
| gastronomic | wine | France | Italy | Portugal | Spain |
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 | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |
Next Japan Travel
based: Kyoto, Japan
Discover Japan on tailor-made holidays in Tokyo, Kyoto and right across the country. Next Japan Travel offer all sorts of tours and a wide range of activities on customized schedules designed to suit each client. Popular itineraries include: Japanese tea ceremony, cooking courses, sake brewery tours, Zen meditation and calligraphy.
| tailor-made | sightseeing | meditation | calligraphy | cookery | gastronomic | wine | Japan |
Red Letter Days Featured Site
Red 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 |
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 | ethical/ecotourism | singles | Thailand | Sri Lanka | Brazil |
The Italian on Tour
based: Marche, Italy
Specialists for authentic journeys in Italy and offering trips with genuine local Italian guides. There are a variety of food, wine and culinary tours and holidays on offer – from a truffle experience to gluten free Italy or wine and cooking in the heart of the countryside. Tours can be tailored almost any travel need.
| tailor-made | gastronomic | wine | Italy |
TourRadar Featured Site
A collection of global food, wine, cooking and culinary trips. Gastronomic adventures, foodie trips and culinary tours all over the world; from Japan to Mexico and from India to Italy. Also cookery getaways and breaks with cooking classes and courses, sometimes combined with wine tasting or cultural experiences.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine | Europe | Worldwide |
GREECE: Gastronomical Escape
A four day food and culinary tour in Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world and the cradle of Western civilization. This holiday includes a walking food tour of Athens, visiting specialty food shops, delicatessens, bakeries, sweet shops, restaurants and dairies. Also shops selling spices, groceries and pies and where you'll get a taste of traditional gourmet Greek food. Another day includes a Greek cookery class and a wine tasting.
As well as the food, guests will have opportunities for conventional sightseeing, taking in sights like the Parthenon, the Acropolis and Museum, Plaka, the Greek Parliament and the Panathinaiko Stadium.
ITALY: Piedmont Hills Gourmet Holiday
A six-day gourmet holiday tour package in the Piedmont Hills of Northern Italy. The trip offers gentle, rolling, vine-covered hills; with vineyards, white truffles, tangy cheeses, gourmet hazelnuts and rice producers. As well as fascinating towns and cities, including the capital Turin. English speaking guides will be on hand to help at wine tastings, truffle hunts and visits to food producers and tourist sites.
UK: Foodies Festivals across the country
Three-day festivals for food-lovers, headlined as "The UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and wellbeing" at locations right across England and in Edinburgh. Watch Michelin stared chefs, MasterChef winners, celebrity and top local chefs cooking live; enjoy dishes from restaurant stalls and street food makers; cook yourself in Foodies Workshops and master-classes, and savour wine and beer master-classes to the sound of live music.
THAILAND: Thai Food Trails
Discover Thal food on this 11-day holiday package starting in Bangkok and travelling right across Thailand to explore the many historical and cultural influences which have combined to shape its famous cuisine. The tour will go from the bustling markets of Bangkok, to rural restaurants in the north, to discover Thai food at its best. It will cover all aspects, from sourcing ingredients through to cooking authentic dishes.
Culinary travel adventures for gastronomy and wine lovers, including gourmet weekends and short breaks, gastronomic holidays and vacations; trips and tours for food lovers and foodies. This is a section for people who enjoy the finer things in life, people with a passion for good food and wine, for foodies looking for great local and regional food as they travel, for people who want to stay on gourmet breaks created by great chefs or to stay in gourmet hotels in the UK, abroad in Europe and Worldwide.