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All-inclusive Culinary Vacations Across the Globe

by Cris Puscas

The go-to resource for choosing your dream culinary vacation. Find all you need to know about the top destinations and ways to elevate your cooking skills & knowledge.
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Imagine you are on a dream vacation, free to indulge, sample, taste, and experience whatever your heart desires!

All-inclusive culinary vacations cater to travelers seeking a no-fuss holiday, plenty of perks, and excellent value for the money. After all, all your meals, accommodation, cooking classes, tastings, and extra activities are bundled into a single price. Some hosts go the extra mile to also included the airport transfer. You just need to show up!

Ready to take on the cooking world without any hassle? Here, we share 10 outstanding all-inclusive cooking vacations from across the world, so that you can sit back, relax, and cook up a storm.

Note: BookCulinaryVacations offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or a different organizer.

 

Europe

7 Day Unexplored Sicily: All-Inclusive Gastronomic Tour

7 Day Unexplored Sicily: All-Inclusive Gastronomic Tour

  • Availability: all year round
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfer included

This all-inclusive culinary tour in Italy is suitable for you if you are looking for more than a trip. You’ll feel the spirit of true Sicily, stroll through famous baroque cities, discover the secrets of cooking Sicilian dishes and enjoy magical sunsets.

The program will allow you to live like a local on a traditional Sicilian 18th-century farm, take a master class with the famous chef David di Corato, discover the secrets of handmade organic cheese, chocolate, and olive oil at the respective farms, and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You’ll enjoy the Sicilian flavors of haute cuisine in a two star Michelin restaurant, taste the famous Aperol-Spritz and discover the Sicilian street foods snacks in an authentic bar, and taste appetizing sparkling wines at the foot of Mount Etna.

You’ll be staying at Villa Santa Margherita, which boasts beautiful views of the hills.

Included in the price are also excursions to Chiaramonte Gulfi, Zafferano, Catania, Ragusa, Modica, Caltagirone, Etna Volcano, and Valle dell'Acate winery.

Three meals each day, as well as drinks (water, coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages), are also included in the package, as well as the round-trip airport shuttle (from/to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport - CTA).

»Read more: Why You Should Go on a Culinary Vacation in Italy

 

8 Day Exclusive Cooking Holidays in Poros Island

8 Day Exclusive Cooking Holidays in Poros Island

  • Availability: April to November
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfer included

Immerse yourself in Greek life to discover the gastronomic delights of the beautiful island of Poros. You’ll learn both about traditional and modern Greek dishes.

The chef at the school is Poros native Katerina. She will discuss the menu with you to ensure you cover the skills you want to learn. This all-inclusive culinary vacation in Greece aims to get the skills to cook fabulous Greek dishes from this region to impress the most experienced foodies back home!

The package includes four Greek cooking lessons, a seasonal Greek culinary outing, local food tasting, a visit to a local farm (olive or lemon groves, or herb farm), an evening meal at a local taverna, as well as a guided trip on the island of Hydra.

During this holiday, you’ll be served daily breakfast, six lunches, and seven dinners (including one at a local taverna). The drinks are also included in the price. And so is the transfer from Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport- ATH). 

»Read more: Hungry in Greece? Delicious Foods to Try When You’re Visiting!

 

4 Day Culinary Adventure and Cooking Vacation in Andalusia

4 Day Culinary Adventure and Cooking Vacation in Iznájar, Andalusia

  • Availability: April to October
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfer included

Enjoy a unique culinary experience exploring some of the undiscovered jewels and flavors of Andalusia.

Learn to cook a traditional and modern three-course meal, under the guidance of a professional chef, enjoy samples from seasonal menus, featuring organic local vegetables and herbs, and visit some incredible places in this lovely Spanish province.

This package includes two hands-on cooking classes, three guided tours - to an award-winning olive oil mill, to Cordoba, and Priego de Cordoba -, and an amazing olive oil tasting.

You’ll be staying at La Finca (literally translate to "The Farmhouse"), a cooking retreat in a rural village, just outside of Iznájar. You’ll be surrounded by an unspoiled landscape of rolling hills carpeted with ancient olive trees, valleys covered with almond blossoms, and fields of wild coriander.

The price includes a welcome dinner, three full breakfasts, two lunches, and two lovely dinners. The drinks are also included in the package.

The private transfer to/from either Malaga Airport (AGP) or Federico García Lorca Airport (Granada Jaén Airport - GRX) is also included.

»Read more: A Guide to Southern Spain & Its Delectable Traditional Dishes

 

5 Day Wine Tour in Bordeaux, France

5 Day Grands Crus Wine Tour in Bordeaux, France

  • Availability: until December 2021
  • Airport transfer included

 

This unique wine tour in France is based in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux. You’ll be visiting the most famous wine-producing regions of the Bordeaux vineyards to discover their wines.

You’ll be staying at a 4-star hotel in the city, in rooms that feature en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds.

On Day 2 of the tour, you’ll have a full day at the Medoc wine region. All the wines made here are reds and the main grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll experience three visits and wine tastings during which you’ll learn about the history of the estates, the wine-making process, as well as the techniques used for winemaking.

Day 3 will be dedicated to the Saint Emillion wine region. Merlot is the dominant grape here, followed by Cabernet Franc. You’ll enjoy visits and wine tastings at two wineries. After the tastings, you’ll also visit Saint Emilion, a charming French medieval village.

Day 4 will take you on a visit to taste the Graves and Sauternes wines. You’ll visit a winery and participate in a tasting. Traditionally Graves are red wines. and the main grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Merlot and / or Cabernet Franc. In the afternoon you’ll taste the sweet, white, dessert Sauternes wines.

Daily breakfasts and lunches are also included in the package, as well as the wine during the wine tastings. Bottles of water are also offered by the organizer.

Kindly book your flight to Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). The airport transfer is included in the package.

 

»Read more: Why You Should Go on a Culinary Vacation in France

 

8 Days Guided Bike Tour and Cooking Holiday in Portugal

8 Days Guided Bike Tour and Cooking Holiday in Portugal

  • Availability: all year round
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfer included

 

Are you in search of a holiday that mixes nature, heritage, and some excellent cuisine? Then this incredible cycling and culinary tour in Portugal might be the perfect choice for you!

During this tour, you’ll be staying at various accommodations, all in beautiful locations and featuring exquisite amenities.

The package includes three cooking classes, three dinners, one liqueur tasting, one picnic lunch, two wine tastings, a visit to the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaca, a guided tour to the limestone caves, and more.

The cycling tour is ideal for intermediate and advanced riders. It’s of moderate difficulty: the cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness as the terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved.

Kindly book your flight to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). The airport transfer is included in the price.

 

6 Days Really Useful Cooking Course in London, UK

6 Days Really Useful Cooking Course in London, UK

  • Availability: April to May and July to October
  • All meals included

Need to brush up on your cooking skills? Or maybe you want to start cooking but need help to learn the correct way to do it? Then, this holiday is perfect for you to learn how to make your time in the kitchen enjoyable.

This package includes two daily cooking demos, three meals each day, as well as a wine tasting.

The course is suitable for all ages and teaches a mix of cooking and everyday kitchen or household skills. You’ll learn traditional recipes, as well as tips and techniques.

You may book your flight into any of London’s airports. If you arrive by train, Wandsworth Town is the closest station, just a 20-minute train journey from Waterloo.

 

The Americas & the Caribbean

 

8 Day Mindful Nourishment: Yoga, Meditation, and Cooking Holiday in Phippsburg, Maine

8 Day Mindful Nourishment: Yoga, Meditation, and Cooking Holiday in Phippsburg, Maine

  • Availability: all year round
  • All meals included

 

Retreat to the gorgeous Maine coastline to find calm, spaciousness, and soulful nourishment.

The objective of this retreat is to provide fodder for you to flow creatively, however that comes to you. When it comes to what classes you want to join, the choice is entirely yours.

The package includes two yoga classes each day, daily guided meditation sessions, as well as pranayama, culinary exercise, and outdoor activities.

Each day, the program offers the opportunity to leave the retreat space. Some of the excursions you may choose include a Nordic polar plunge at Popham Beach, snowshoeing in local conservation lands, touring local farmers’ markets and craft markets, visiting a local microbrewery, or visiting nearby antique shops.

Three delicious, organic meals each day, as well as drinks (water, tea, coffee), are included in the package. The food program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients, obtained from small Maine growers.

The organizer leans heavily toward plant-based cooking to respect the environment. But they offer meals that both include and exclude animal products to respect your right to choose for yourself.

The closest airport is Portland International Jetport (PWM), but you may also flight into Logan International Airport (BOS). The airport transfer is not included in the price.

 

8 Day Cooking Vacation with World Class Chefs in Riviera Maya, Valladolid and Nuevo Durango, Mexico

8 Day Cooking Vacation with World Class Chefs in Riviera Maya, Valladolid and Nuevo Durango, Mexico

  • Availability: all year round
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfer included

 

Discover Mexico through its amazing flavors and traditions during a fun culinary vacation designed for foodies and gourmands.

Learn from top chefs during exclusive cooking classes and go on food tours that will take you into a deep immersion in one of the world’s tastiest cuisines.

This cooking vacation includes three different and tasty excursions: Valladolid colonial town (food tour, visit the market and the historic downtown, swim in a cenote), a cooking experience in a Mayan village (make handmade tortillas), and a day at Isla Mujeres at Zama Beach Club.

The package also includes all meals, all transportation once you get to the airport, and cooking classes.

Make sure to book your flight to arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN). 

»Read more: 7 of the Most Mouthwatering Tacos in Mexico You Simply Can't Miss Out On

 

6 Day Vegan Cooking Holiday in Costa Rica

6 Day Vegan Cooking Holiday in Costa Rica

  • Availability: all year round
  • All meals included

During this cooking holiday in Costa Rica, you’ll learn how to cook vegan recipes in hands-on cooking classes, visit a local organic market, and also get a chance to explore the area.

You’ll be staying at the Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas, which features six eco-luxurious suites. All suites have glass doors to enter an open veranda.

The vegan cooking package retreat includes a luxury suite and all the meals for the five nights, with four cooking classes crafted to give you a full spectrum of vegan specialties.

Cooking classes last from 11 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m. each day and will include a variety of dishes, including those requested by students.

In your free time, you may enjoy some amazing activities, such as a canopy zip line tour, a waterfall tour, white water rafting, bird watching, or visit a national park nearby.

The closest airport is Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP), but you may also fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The airport transfer is available for an additional fee.

 

Asia

16 Day Culture and Culinary Tour in India

16 Day Culture and Culinary Tour in India

  • Availability: all year round
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfer included

 

Experience a one-of-a-kind and exclusive gourmet tour in Northern India. Learn about India’s heritage and culture as you savor delicious Indian food.

During this culinary tour, you will be staying in various luxury hotels, allowing you to relax and feel comfortable after the day’s activities.

The package includes cooking lessons and demonstrations, three daily meals, a guided tour of Old Delhi and Agra, a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, a visit to the Amber Fort in Jaipur, a tour of Taj Mahal, two boat rides on the Ganges River (sunrise and sunset), an elephant safari with dinner, folk dances, and local entertainment, as well as a sound and light show at the temples in Khajuraho.

The economy class airfare for the Delhi to Udaipur, Khajuraho to Varanasi, and Lucknow to Delhi sectors, as well as executive class train tickets for the Jhansi to Agra sectors are also included in the price.

Make sure to book your flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The airport transfer is also included in the package.

»Read more: Indian Spices You Need to Add to Your Spice Rack

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