Discover World Cuisine- Riverside Cooking Holiday


  • Stunning accommodation with meals and airport transfers included
  • Daily cooking classes. Learn new recipes, techniques and flavours!
  • Local market visit to choose ingredients
From £814 pp*
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What you'll do


Discover new flavours and recipes from around the world on this unique 4 night cooking holiday set in a stunning riverside villa with outdoor pool, amazing views and cosy elegant rooms.

*from price based on one person in their own safari tent accommodation

2024 Dates

19 - 23 April 2024
11 – 15 October 2024

Join us at this luxury riverside retreat in the stunning Algarve,  Winner of the LuxLife Hospitality Award: Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat 2023 – Al...Read All


Settle into the river house and your room before enjoying a group welcome dinner.


Stay in an exceptional villa, lovingly known as ‘the river house’. Surrounded by countryside on a river-bend with an infinity pool to relax in and soak up the atmosphere. The villa boasts spectacular sunsets, sunrises and walking trails all around, and the town of Silves is just a 15 minute drive away.

The villa features 5 spacious and fully air-conditioned double bedrooms;...Read All

Local Market Visit

Begin your day with a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, followed by a typical Portuguese breakfast. Our journey starts as we head to the local fish market, where we’ll handpick fresh and vibrant produce. During our market visit, we’ll take a break in the town to relish a local pastry paired with aromatic coffee or drink of your choice. In the late afternoon, immerse yourself in our engaging cooking lessons and demonstrations, where we’ll explore the art of c...Read All

Delicious Portuguese Recipes

Get ready for a day that kick-starts with a burst of vitality! We’ll greet the morning with a refreshing breakfast, complete with freshly squeezed oranges—nature’s energy in a glass. Lunchtime join us for a fun Pastéis de Bacalhau com Queijo – Codfish Cakes with Cheese. In the afternoon, we’ll embark on a leisurely countryside walk, where tranquillity meets inspiration, and your senses are set free, or simply unwind at our venue—a lazy afternoon, tailor-made for you. ...Read All

African and South American Inspired cuisine

Prepare for a day that will electrify your senses and ignite your passion for Portuguese international cuisine! Get ready for a brunch that’s a true symphony of flavours from Brasil and Mozambique.
But that’s just the beginning! In the afternoon, we’ll dive into the creation of some of the eastern delights such as Goan curries and Macoun delights
Our evening dinner is a flavourful reunion with the dishes we’ve passionately crafted during our cooking class. ...Read All

Departure Day

After our final wholesome breakfast, we will pack up and say our goodbyes before returning home with a repetoire of new recipes and new cooking skills to enjoy with friends and family at homwe 


Meals: Breakfast

What's included


  • Airport transfers to and from Faro Airport (at a specified time)
  • 4 nights accommodation in a private room with en-suite bathroom. Discounts are available for rooms with a shared bathroom
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and wine with meals-not included: alcoholic and cool drinks (honesty bar provided)
  • Welcome drinks
  • Daily cooking tuition and all ingredients
  • Towels - Bath and swimming pool towels
  • Market visit with transfers
Your local host

Cheryl and Graham

Cheryl and Graham look forward to welcoming you to their wonderful riverside home in the Algarve.

Cheryl and Graham look forward to welcoming you to their wonderful riverside home in the Algarve.


Stay in an exceptional villa tucked into the bend of a river in Portugal’s Algarve countryside, just 15 minutes from the town of Silves. Lovingly known as ‘the river house’, it will leave you feeling relaxed, inspired and very much at home. With terraces overlooking surrounding countryside, limitless walking trails and a starry night sky, there isn’t a more idyllic place to perfect your artistic skills.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using to check flights.

Nearest airport:
Faro – 35 minutes away by car

Pre-booked transfers:

There is a complimentary transfer service from and to Faro airport offered by your hosts. On arrival day the  airport pick-up will be at 3pm for the group, if you wish to take this transfer please choose flights with this pick up time in mind.

Departure to Faro airport on your last day will be after breakfast at 9:30 am. Please ensure your flight departure time is not before 12:30 if you wish to take this transfer.

If you choose flights which will not work with these times we can arrange alternative airport transfers for an extra charge. 

What our travellers are saying...

What a very special place! In a beautiful riverside setting this was the perfect venue for a cooking course. Very comfortable rooms (mine had a view of the infinity pool), well equipped kitchen and charming company. Graham & Cheryl are the perfect hosts with nothing being too much trouble from arrival to departure. We worked our way through many Portuguese and Portuguese influenced dishes. There was a visit to a small local market and museum and

Jonathan R


Who is it suitable for?

- Suitable for all cooking abilities from beginners to advanced
- Minimum age 18 with no upper age limit

I'm travelling solo - can I join?

- Solo travellers are more than encouraged to join as you will meet others with similar interests in the group
- You can book your own private room

What time is check-in?

Check in is after 2pm and check out is after breakfast on day 7

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