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Cooking & food holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this 8 day tour, from £884 - £1300 (9 days) ex flights
South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from £1473 (16 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Vietnam, from £1062 - £1420 (12 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1190 - €1240 (7 days) ex flights

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India small group holiday, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India, from £1295 - £1635 (15 days) ex flights
Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track, from €510 - €780 (5 days) ex flights
Turkey small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Turkey, from £816 - £1065 (10 days) ex flights
North Thailand group holiday, a food adventure
Experience the freshness, tanginess and spiciness of Thailand, from £665 - £725 (8 days) ex flights
Peru small group tour, a food adventure
Peru is an exciting region to go on a foodie adventure, from £1216 - £1450 (9 days) ex flights
Italian food tours
Flavours of northern Italy on this special food-lovers journey, from £1481 - £2050 (10 days) ex flights
Creative Spanish cooking holiday, Spain
cooking and exploring in stunning Extremadura, from €900 (8 days) ex flights
Vietnam culinary tour, tailor made
Fantastic introduction to Vietnam with a unique foodie edge, from £2617 - £3217 (14 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist, from £1595 - £2115 (12 days) ex flights
Ireland self drive food tour
Sample the best of Ireland on this self drive foodie holiday, from £875 - £965 (8 days) ex flights
Tokyo group holiday, a food adventure
Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene, from £2385 - £2775 (12 days) ex flights
Cambodia small group tour, a food adventure
Discover Cambodia's unique, ancient and exotic food culture, from £775 - £920 (10 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking & local cuisine holiday
Walking and gastronomy in tranquil and rural Andalucia, from £1845 (11 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover Thailand through its food. No Single Supplement, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Scotland self drive holiday, seafood experience
Enjoy the freshest Scottish seafood on this self-drive tour, from £695 - £795 (7 days) ex flights
China small group holiday, a food adventure
Search out some of the city’s best street food & more, from £1810 - £1975 (12 days) ex flights
Italy small group tour, a food adventure
Unforgettable food tour throughout Italy, from £1395 - £1685 (8 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish and cooking in Granada, Spain
Discover Andalusian cooking & learn Spanish in Granada, Spain, from €350 (5 days) ex flights
North Spain small group holiday, a food adventure
Discover north of Spain food delicacies in Barcelona, Rioja & San Sebastian, from £1555 - £1875 (10 days) ex flights
Family Activity Holiday in the Pelion Peninsula, Greece
Amazing flexible family holiday in unspoiled Pelion, from £299 - £375 (8 days) ex flights
Italy cultural holiday, Marche region
Explore the golden sands and Renaissance treasures of the Marche, from €576 (8 days) per accommodation
Sweden lapland holiday, local cuisine
Discover, manage, cook and taste in Swedish Lapland, from SKr8700 (5 days) ex flights
Fuerteventura cooking holiday, vegetarian & vegan
Learn to cook delicious ethical food with Franco, from €700 - €750 (7 days) ex flights
Crete holiday, join the olive harvest
Join the olive harvest in Crete and make your own olive oil, from £1100 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucian traditional cooking holiday, Spain
Andalucian cookery holiday in Granada΄s amazing Altiplano, from €185 (6 days) ex flights

32 reviews for Cooking & food holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Cooking & food holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
Book it. The local tours are great with good food. (more)Alison Mott
It was simply the best holiday I have been on in years very special (more)Joanne Hackett
We enjoyed the idea of doing everything locally with local people and contributing to the local economy. Above all, we felt really well taken care of with much attention to detail. (more)Tammy Railton
From €510 - €780 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
The cooking was great and we helped out with different parts such as frying courgette flowers in rice flour a delicacy and making ravioli (more)Richard Soper
The cooking was fun and well balanced with other activities and visits to interesting places in the wider area. (more)Penny Kent
This is foodie heaven. The cooking classes were fabulous came back with a lot of good ideas. This is holiday is run by a local couple on their own organic smallholding. As far as possible food is sourced from their own vegetable garden or local farmers and the vine from local vineyards. (more)Annette Chapman
From €1190 - €1240 excluding flights
Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
Memorable parts? This was a food trip, and the food was fantastic. Our great guide, Fernando, took us to street food, markets, and restaurants--more than I expected. The cities of Puebla and Oaxaca are beautiful. For me high points were the markets and Monte Alban. Tips? 1) Check the exact date you are going. We happened to be on the one trip that started at a different hotel, and there was confusion. 2) Now there is an overnight bus from Oaxaca to Zipolite (apparently soon... (more)Nancy McCormick
From £884 - £1300 excluding flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
I loved the Central Plains homestay, after Bangkok it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. All the cooking schools were so beautiful and peaceful, and the food was amazing! (more)Suzanne Smith
The most memorable part of the holiday was definitely the cooking ... and all the eating. Swimming in the Andaman sea was also a real highlight. (more)Shelley Kennedy
The cooking and the eating were the most memorable! Fabulous. (more)Stacey Cooper
From £2225 including UK flights
Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Memorable parts? Halong Bay on boat Tips? To travel with a trolley and not a backpack Local benefits? Our guide was very careful with these benefits to locals Overall rating? Fantastic I cant wait to do another one! (more)valenina giubilei
From £1062 - £1420 excluding flights
Cambodia small group tour, a food adventure
Memorable parts? There were so many! The walks through food stalls, the cooking lessons, the impromptu stops of the bus to get more street food and going to a BBQ with locals at Siem Reap. Tips? Its a jam packed itinerary so if you need lots of downtime, it's probably not for you. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? It was really great. The only recommendation I'd have is to add in an Angkor beer tour in PP. (more)Lauren Supplee
From £775 - £920 excluding flights
India small group holiday, a food adventure
How would you rate your holiday overall? One of the best (more)Mick Sanders
Most memorable was undoubtedly visiting the Taj Mahal, although the journey on the overnight train was a close, but completely contrasting, second. (more)Sarah Memery
Excellent! I would do it again in a heartbeat...Tasting street food of India, feeling reassured that our leader had assessed the risks of hygiene at that particular outlet. The food was always delicious and unforgettable (more)mary souster
From £1295 - £1635 excluding flights
Umbria cooking and painting holiday, Italy
Memorable parts? This was my first trip to Italy, and as they say, first impressions do make lasting impressions. And Umbria was the right blend of beauty, serenity, culture and great cuisine. As a solo traveller, I basically wanted a relaxing break with some fun activities and learning too. I got all that and more with the Cooking and Painting holiday that I booked through Responsible travel, based at Podere le Olle in Umbria. I totally loved the experience, made especially memorable by... (more)Ambika Thandavan
From €890 - €980 excluding flights
Culinary homestay accommodation in India
Memorable parts? The cooking lessons were the best bit if this holiday, in particular the one we did in Jaipur Tips? Go for it! Local benefits? Maybe more of our payments went to the hosts but there did still seem to be several middle men. Overall rating? Excellent (more)Angela Rigby
From £30 - £100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Sicily yoga and cooking holiday, Italy
Memorable parts? Vsit to a fish market with a chef, then cooking the fish in his restaurant. Tips? get fit and read some local history. Local benefits? Made a financial contribution to several small family busineses Overall rating? One of the best I have taken. (more)Ian Leeper
From €1467 excluding flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Exceeded my expectations by far! An amazing holiday for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, food and agriculture. (more)Alexandra Young
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was drinking nettle beer as the sun went down on the Saturday night. We'd had a busy day digging, foraging and cooking, so seeing it all come together at the end of the day with a crackling fire and that beautiful view of the valley below was truly memorable. (more)Heather Pollington
From £150 - £170 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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