Cooking & food holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

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Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Vietnam, from £1016 - £1445 (12 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1150 - €1240 (7 days) ex flights
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
India small group holiday, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India, from £1260 - £1515 (15 days) ex flights

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South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from £1473 (16 days) ex flights
Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this 8 day tour, from £1095 - £1240 (9 days) ex flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist, from £1595 - £2115 (12 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking & local cuisine holiday
Walking and gastronomy in tranquil and rural Andalucia, from £1845 (11 days) ex flights
Cambodia small group tour, a food adventure
Discover Cambodia's unique, ancient and exotic food culture, from £516 - £875 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany cooking holiday, Italy
A varied and fun farmhouse cookery course in rural Tuscany, from €1290 (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
North Thailand group holiday, a food adventure
Experience the freshness, tanginess and spiciness of Thailand, from £665 - £790 (8 days) ex flights
Italian food tours
Flavours of northern Italy on this special food-lovers journey, from £1810 - £2035 (10 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover Thailand through its food. No Single Supplement, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tokyo group holiday, a food adventure
Dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene, from £2385 - £2780 (12 days) ex flights
Turkey small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Turkey, from £985 - £1060 (10 days) ex flights
Scotland self drive holiday, seafood experience
Enjoy the freshest Scottish seafood on this self-drive tour, from £655 - £735 (7 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
Peru small group tour, a food adventure
Peru is an exciting region to go on a foodie adventure, from £1144 - £1485 (9 days) ex flights
Crete holiday, join the olive harvest
Join the olive harvest in Crete and make your own olive oil, from £1447 (8 days) ex flights
Crete cooking holiday in Greece
Live a truly divine farm-to-fork experience, from €1100 - €1300 (8 days) ex flights
Gourmet tour in Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania's private charter gourmet experience, from AU $2995 - AU $5015 (5 days) ex flights
Umbria gourmet tour, Italy
Relaxing gourmet tour: oil,wine, food tasting & art in Italy, from €500 - €840 (5 days) ex flights
Italy gastronomy holiday, Sibillini Mountains
An immersion into the Sibylline nature, from €639 (5 days) ex flights
Pelion holiday in Greece, cooking & activities
Greece at its best: food, lush nature & stunning beaches, from €310 - €510 (8 days) ex flights
Cooking and walking holiday, Spanish Pyrenees
A gastronomical experience in the Spanish Pyrenees, from €1195 (8 days) ex flights
Dordogne cooking holiday in France
French cuisine in a French chateau in the Dordogne, from €1980 (8 days) ex flights
Mexico food and adventure tour
A week long adventure in Tulum for nature-loving foodies, from US $2800 - US $7500 (7 days) ex flights
Malaysia small group tour, a food adventure
Explore Malaysia's diverse flavours and gastronomic delights, from £1080 (10 days) ex flights

27 reviews for Cooking & food holidays4 star overall rating

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Provence cooking & walking holiday
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 €405 - €730 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
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
The cookery course was fun and we made tasty but not too fiddly food, so what you learn you can put to use when you return home. (more)nicola cosgrove
They were the perfect hosts! They always catered for our every need and went out of their way to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. We would not hesitate to book this holiday again! (more)Joanne Anagnostu
From €1150 - €1240 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 £1016 - £1445 excluding flights
India small group holiday, a food adventure
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 £1260 - £1515 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 - €950 excluding flights
Crete cooking holiday in Greece
Memorable parts? I've enjoyed the Cretan cooking week so much, I've learnt how to prepare some of the delicious Cretan dishes, but mostly I won't forget the warmth and friendship I experienced from my host and lovely instructor/cook. This was definitely a memorable trip that I will carry in my heart for years to come. Tips? Go with an open heart and mind to experience the tastes and smells of the place and to meet the locals who are kind and warm, you definitely will end up with new... (more)Asma Abu Taleb
From €1100 - €1300 excluding flights
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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