Cooking & food holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Cooking holidays and cookery courses from the UK to India. Learn traditional skills and recipes using local and organic ingredients. All our carefully selected cooking experiences are provided by operators comitted to supporting local people and the environment.
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1100 - €1300 (6 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Vietnam., from £1110 - £1345 (12 days) ex flights
India small group holiday, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India., from £1170 - £1495 (14 days) ex flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist., from £1495 - £2085 (12 days) ex flights
Turkey small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Turkey., from £1495 - £1540 (13 days) ex flights
Tuscany cooking holiday, Italy
A varied and fun farmhouse cookery course in rural Tuscany, from €1290 (8 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
4 areas of Thailand. No Single Supplement., from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Andalucia walking & local cuisine holiday
Walking and gastronomy in tranquil and rural Andalucia, from £1088 (8 days) ex flights
South Indian food tour, Kerala
Food & culture of Kerala, from £1473 (16 days) ex flights
Cambodia small group tour, a food adventure
Discover Cambodia's unique, ancient and exotic food culture, from £580 - £650 (8 days) ex flights
Gulet cruise in Turkey, gastronomy cruise
Rated One of ‘The World’s Tastiest Cruises’ The Sunday Times, from £2125 (8 days) ex flights
Italian food tours
Flavours of northern Italy on this special food-lovers journey, from £1605 - £1950 (10 days) ex flights
Scotland self drive holiday, seafood experience
Enjoy the freshest Scottish seafood on this self-drive tour, from £655 - £715 (7 days) ex flights
Greece holiday, olive oil tour
Experience the magic world of Olive in Argolis, from €995 (7 days) ex flights
Italy luxury holiday, walking and gastronomy
Walking in stunning Umbria: flowers, fortified villages, from €2180 (8 days) ex flights
Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this 8 day tour, from £835 - £910 (8 days) ex flights
Germany short break, Christmas markets tour
Mouthwatering gourmet weekend in Germany’s Christmas Markets, from £995 - £1115 (4 days) ex flights
Scotland tour, whisky explorer
Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey in Scotland, from £1345 (7 days) ex flights
Slovenia food and wine tour
Savour Slovenia's wine/culinary traditions the Slow Food way, from €1650 (6 days) ex flights
Slovenia slow food holiday
Get the slow food and wine experience in Slovenia and Istria, from €2100 (8 days) ex flights
Suffolk walking and gastronomy tour, England
Walking and experiencing England at its prettiest, from £1690 (7 days) ex flights
Pelion holiday in Greece, cooking & activities
Greece at its best: food, lush nature & stunning beaches!, from €375 - €585 (8 days) ex flights
China culinary & culture holiday
Experience the cuisine of China on a Small Group Journey., from £2435 (13 days) ex flights
Cooking holiday in Extremadura, Spain
Discover the delicious food and culture of Extremadura, from £975 (8 days) ex flights
Cooking day tour in Dominica
Hands-on fun-filled Gastronomic Caribbean experiences, from US $55 - US $85 per tour
Malaysia gourmet food tour
Culinary Ning tour of Malaysia with leading chef Norman Musa, from £2595 (12 days) inc UK flights
Peloponnese wine tour, Greece
Experience the Roads of Wine in Peloponnese, from €992 (7 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park retreats & walks in Portugal
Walking/yoga/Art/R&R near beaches, forests, historic sites, from €490 - €1000 (7 days) ex flights
Malaysia small group tour, a food adventure
Explore Malaysia's diverse flavours and gastronomic delights, from £1095 - £1195 (10 days) ex flights

59 reviews for Cooking & food holidays4 star overall rating

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Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
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
It was amazing. One of the best holidays I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
A very special week filled with many memorable moments, that will always be cherished (more)Yvonne Stark
From €1100 - €1300 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 £1170 - £1495 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
Sintra Natural Park retreats & walks in Portugal
My hosts helped me to find my feet as soon as I got off the plane and I was able to get the most out of my stay in the atmospheric Sintra National Park, walking, swimming and visiting a good range of places of historical interest. (more)Richard Bell
Really enjoyed staying at the guesthouse. Hospitality was amazing. James was there with good information regarding where to find plants and books and help plan days out. (more)Lynne Samuel
The most memorable parts were the lovely countryside (red-tiled roofs, etc.), the beautiful historic towns to visit (Lisbon, Sintra, Coimbra, Obidos...) and the marvellous breakfasts (really brunches) cooked up by Aasta. I also appreciated the many nice little touches (not expected in a B&B) - a bathrobe, fresh fruit and little chocolates in the room every day... (more)Joanne Deller
From €490 - €1000 excluding flights
Provence cooking & walking holiday
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
Difficult to pinpoint just one element of the holiday. As a lover of the outdoors, I enjoyed the guided walk and picnic into the local Baou hills but then I also enjoyed the relaxed, fun and informative guided walk of the old town of Nice. (more)Louise Harris
From €405 - €730 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)
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
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

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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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