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Cooking & food holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

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Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1100 - €1200 (7 days) ex flights
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Vietnam, from £1140 - £1270 (12 days) ex flights
India small group holiday, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India, from £1195 - £1385 (15 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover the culture and food of Thailand, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany cooking holiday, Italy
A varied and fun farmhouse cookery course in rural Tuscany, from €1290 (8 days) ex flights
Italian food tours
Flavours of northern Italy on this special food-lovers journey, from £1645 - £2215 (10 days) ex flights
Gulet cruise in Turkey, gastronomy cruise
Rated One of ‘The World’s Tastiest Cruises’ The Sunday Times, from £2175 (8 days) ex flights
Turkey small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Turkey, from £1120 - £1305 (13 days) ex flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist, from £1495 - £2085 (12 days) ex flights
Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this 8 day tour, from £815 - £955 (9 days) ex flights
Cambodia small group tour, a food adventure
Discover Cambodia's unique, ancient and exotic food culture, from £530 - £655 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking & local cuisine holiday
Walking and gastronomy in tranquil and rural Andalucia, from £1088 (8 days) ex flights
North Thailand group holiday, a food adventure
Experience the freshness, tanginess and spiciness of Thailand, from £575 - £610 (8 days) ex flights
South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from £1473 (16 days) ex flights
Peru small group tour, a food adventure
Peru is an exciting region to go on a foodie adventure, from £1075 - £1180 (9 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
Learn Italian & gastronomy tour in Tuscany, Italy
Enjoy Italian food and wine and learn Italian, from £725 (7 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 holiday in Thailand
Learn to cook Thai food & insider experiences with locals, from £1150 - £2050 (16 days) inc UK flights
South Africa food & wine tour
An epicurean expedition to sample local Cape specialities, from R46850 (8 days) ex flights
Peru gourmet tour and wellness holiday
Treat yourself to a culinary firework in Peru, from £4200 (10 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
Umbria cooking and painting holiday, Italy
cook and paint in beautiful italian countryside (Umbria), from €730 - €790 (6 days) ex flights
Malaysia small group tour, a food adventure
Explore Malaysia's diverse flavours and gastronomic delights, from £970 - £1070 (10 days) ex flights
Abruzzo cooking holiday, Italy
Rural holiday and culinary art in Abruzzo natural paradise, from €1345 (7 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish and cooking in Granada, Spain
Discover Andalusian cooking & learn Spanish in Granada, Spain, from €350 (5 days) ex flights
Gourmet tour in Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania's private charter gourmet experience, from AU $2995 - AU $5015 (5 days) ex flights
Italy luxury holiday, walking and gastronomy
Walking in stunning Umbria: flowers, fortified villages, from €2180 (8 days) ex flights
Umbria gourmet tour, Italy
Relaxing gourmet tour: oil,wine, food tasting & art in Italy, from €500 - €840 (5 days) ex flights

58 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
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
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
From €1100 - €1200 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
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 £1195 - £1385 excluding flights
Nilgiri hills eco homestay accommodation in Tamil Nadu, India
Excellent! Of course being in India for the first time was one of the most exciting parts of the holiday. However the lasting impression of the kindness and hospitality of the Kumar family (more)Lynda Newman
A resounding A+++ in absolutely every respect....The totally exceptional kindness and perfect customer service of the Home Stay Family who organised everything seamlessly, who arranged little extra treats, who were a fund of information and totally dedicated to our every need. We had never experienced anything of this total dedication in all our sixty years. (more)Julia and Stuart Walkley
Staying at this homestay was like staying with our own family - and we could not have wished for anything better!...Absolutely excellent - I can honestly say that this has to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on - and I am already thinking about booking to go back! I don't think I can wait too long - I miss it already! (more)Liz Murphy
From £100 per couple per night
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
Scottish Highlands luxury self catering accommodation
SUPERB, didn't want to come home...The house was memorably comfortable and well equipped especially in the kitchen, it was such a pleasure to have sharp knives, mixers, salad spinners and an aga. (more)Carrie Hawksworth
The setting of the cottage itself and views from the hot tub were most memorable. We were in Rose, the smaller cottage, and the views were beautiful...The whole family, including boys of 10 and 5, loved it. Being on a croft with the animals made it extra special. (more)Susanna Dermody
We had a brilliant time and it was everything we had hoped for. The accommodation deserves its 5 stars and is a very relaxing place. We prefer self catering as it provides the flexibility required with the baby, but appreciated the option to have homemade food prepared for us. (more)Paul Bradshaw
From £450 - £2200 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-16)
Kerala accommodation, India
One of my most memorable experiences was our frequent walks to the local river where we swam and talked with local people, many washing themselves and their clothes in the idyllic setting of the river. (more)Felicity Fincham
The most memorable parts were enjoying cooking lessons with a bat flying over head. Scrubbing baby elephants clean with a coconut shell. Eating the most amazing food in a cosy family atmosphere. (more)Jo Osborn
The most memorable part of my holiday would have to be spending the morning in the river with 6 beautiful elephants - just washing them and watching them - it was amazing. (more)Joy Skipper
From Rupee13500 per double room per night
Cooking holiday in Italy
The setting is magical, with the beautiful farmhouse set in the middle of the family’s land and olive groves. The cookery lessons were great - informal tuition with Anna, a local lady and amazing cook. You cannot beat making ravioli for lunch using local ingredients. (more)Kirsty Dennett
The most memorable part of our holiday was the passionate debate while preparing delicious food. (more)Christine Ward
The food was outstanding, every dish memorable. Claudio and Assuntina were fabulous hosts, and Anna, our cooking teacher, highly instructive and entertaining. And the location isn't bad either! (more)Stacey Flor
From €1200 excluding flights
Long weekend cooking in Italy
The most memorable parts were: the people, being welcomed by a family (and the incredible 'mater familias' Assuntina), the scenery, the view from my room, the cooking, the food. (more)Marga Peters
The location is idyllic and the views and house are wonderful. The most memorable part was learning to make fresh pasta and being inspired to continue at home, and relaxing in the grounds. (more)Lindsey Evans
The beauty of the place, the warm of the house or maybe most of all the wonderful people we met there. I was looking forward the cooking lessons but we have found much more than that. (more)Anca Stanese
From €400 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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