Top 5 cooking vacations

Where would you “go learn to” cook? We have put together this selection of the top 5 cooking vacations, set in great locations from the rolling hills in Italy to the cliff tops with stunning views in Thailand. Discover the taste of a place on a cookery holiday.

Italian cooking and wine holiday in UmbriaLuxury cooking and wine tasting in Umbria, Italy
Indulge in a luxury cooking vacation amidst the natural beauty of the Umbria region. Learn to prepare mouth-watering regional dishes under the guidance of our professional Italian chefs on this 7 day/6 night course set in a luxury villa and spa. Enjoy wine tastings with well-known Umbrian and Tuscan wine producers and gourmet evening meals served at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Relax at the spa or explore the lush green valleys in your free time. This is what an Italian cookery holiday should taste like!

Italian cookery holiday, SorrentoTraditional Italian cooking in beautiful Sorrento
Ever fancied making your own pizza, pasta, or gelato? Immerse yourself in Italian culture and discover the local culinary secrets on this 8 day hands-on cooking vacation in beautiful Sorrento. Cook authentic Italian dishes with our fun and friendly expert chef, using locally-sourced simple and fresh ingredients. You will become part of the family on this relaxing cooking vacation and meet other guests on the outdoor terrace. Be sure to visit the Italian coast line just a few minutes away on this perfectly Italian vacation!

Catalan cuisine, cookery and wine holiday in Perpignan, FranceDiscover Catalan cuisine in Perpignan, France
Can’t decide between French and Spanish food? How about a dash of both? This quirky 7-day cooking vacation in Perpignan brings you the best of Catalan cuisine. Under the guidance of local chefs, learn to make pastries, tapas, and more, lots more, on this fulfilling 7-day cooking vacation. Visit the local markets to pick out the freshest ingredients. Learn to taste oysters, cheese, and olive oil. Discover delicious wines at the finest vineyards and wineries in the area, and bring a complete recipe book home at the end of it all. We challenge you to not learn anything on this vacation packed with market visits, vineyard tours, excursions to neighbouring towns, and friendly and professional chefs!

vegetarian cooking holiday in Crete, GreeceA cultural cookery experience in Greece
Discover the secrets behind cooking delicious vegetarian dishes the traditional Cretan way and experience the Greek culture on this 7 day/6 night cultural cookery experience in Crete. Besides the wonderful hands-on cooking lessons with George, your friendly host and cook, you will be taken around the island to explore Greek culture and to meet the locals. Lessons are custom-built around your tastes and preferences, so feel free to make special requests and get creative on this exceptional cultural cooking vacation! As if all this wasn’t already wonderful, this fantastic Greek experience now happens to be on sale and is available from only £1,473. Let’s go and discover Greece now!

gourmet Thai cookery holiday in Phuket - balcony viewGourmet cooking, sun, and sea in Thailand
This exotic 8 day/7 night luxury cooking vacation set in a secluded retreat in Thailand is perfect for the more adventurous with an interest in Asian flavours. Visit the local markets to select the freshest ingredients and turn these into gastronomic delights under the guidance of our professional Thai masterchef. Then enjoy the fruits of your labour while looking out over the azure Andaman Sea. In your free time, relax in the luxurious infinity pool, soak up the sun on your balcony or get a Thai massage at the resident spa. Come back with a zest in your step and ready to share your Thai recipes.

If these recommendations have left you craving for more cooking vacation ideas, check out more cookery holidays offered by Go Learn To here to discover more amazing cooking secrets straight from the locals!