Experience the flavors of the famed culinary regions of Provence, Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast on a gourmet tour. Join us for a cooking tour with casual cooking instructions, as well as easy-going countryside walks and visits.
If you love the regional foods of France and Italy, our gourmet Provence tour, Tuscany cooking tour and Amalfi cooking tour will introduce you to the markets, cheese-makers and truffle-hunters, the bakeries, olive oil presses and vineyards of these famous regions.
On each cooking tour, you're invited into local kitchens for casual cooking instructions (and, of course, a chance to savor the results).
On any Classic Journeys gourmet tour, we offer activities that appeal to traveling companions who are non-cooks as well. Rather than attending one cooking class in Tuscany, an afternoon cooking class in Provence or committing to a week-long Italy cooking school, join our cooking tours for a well-rounded immersion in the local culture with easy-going walks, visits to sights of historic and scenic interest, and the full-time services of a local guide.
Activities vary to take advantage of seasonal events. From a walk through lemon groves to see how the lemon liquor called limoncello is made on the Amalfi Coast, to a visit to the Florentines' main market, to a cooking class in Provence, we offer a different kind of cooking tour.
You don't need to be a gourmet or a chef-just a lover of wonderful food and wine-to experience a gourmet tour in culinary style.
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Sicily - Island in the Sun
A Taste of Tuscany
The quintessential destination for a gourmet tour: Tuscany! We have arranged visits to private and hotel kitchens for tips on how to create the classics of the Tuscan menu. We've planned walks so that you'll miss none of the historic or scenic high points of the region, and along the way we'll meet with cheesemakers and bakers and experience firsthand how Italians cook and eat at home.
Cooking in Provence
Our gourmet Provence tour includes walks in thyme-scented countryside, past truffle oaks and vineyards and through small town markets for local specialties that will be put to use in an afternoon cooking class. Provence has a rich culinary history, which we explore with tips from a local chef and cookbook author, meetings with farmers and artisans, and a cooking class Provence-style in an 18th century chateau.
Amalfi, Al Buon Gusto!
This tour focuses on the cooking and culinary traditions of the Amalfi peninsula, as well as walks that reveal Positano, Ravello, the Isle of Capri and Pompeii with an archaeologist friend of ours. Along the way we sample the seafood, the lemons that grow on trees lining the streets, and the fine local cheeses. We've arranged informal cooking sessions in the home of one of our guide's favorite cooks as well as some hands-on tutoring with a professional chef.