Vegetarian Cooking Break in the Algarve


  • Stunning accommodation with meals and airport transfers included
  • Learn to make delicious vegetarian dishes in daily cooking classes.
  • Local market visit to choose ingredients
From £814 pp*
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What you'll do


Discover Mediterranean lifestyle cuisine, hands on cooking lessons, health insights and time for relaxing on riverside strolls are included on this unique 4 night cooking holiday set in a stunning riverside villa with outdoor pool, amazing views and cosy elegant rooms.

2024 Dates:

24 – 28 May 2024
1 – 5 November 2024

Join us at this luxury riverside retreat in the stunning Algarve,  Winner of the LuxLife Hospitality Award: Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat 2023 R...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 and our first hands on Cooking session

Begin your day with a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, followed by a delightful Mediterranean-inspired breakfast that will fuel your adventures ahead. Our journey starts as we head to the local 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. Upon returning to the villa a light lunch awaits, accompanied by a brief culinary d...Read All

Mediterranean street food and a relaxing afternoon

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 Falafel-Making Workshop where you’ll unlock the secrets to crafting those crispy, golden delights that define Mediterranean street food. Discover the artistry behind the perfect texture and flavour. In the afternoon, we’ll embark on a leisurely countryside wal...Read All

A Celebration of Mediterranean Flavours

Prepare for a day that will electrify your senses and ignite your passion for Mediterranean cuisine! Get ready for a brunch that’s a true symphony of flavours—picture Shakshuka with Crusty Bread and Mediterranean Quiche with Feta and Spinach, ready to dazzle your taste buds.

But that’s just the beginning! In the afternoon, we’ll dive into the creation of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Spicy Mushroom Ragu masterpiece—a culinary gem that elevates countless dishes to perfe...Read All

Departure Day

After our final wholesome Mediterranean breakfast, we will pack up and say our goodbyes before returning home, taking much more than memories with you. You will continue enjoy the flavours, skills and recipes you have learned, with friends and family at home.


Meals: Breakfast

What's included


  • Airport transfers to and from Faro Airport (at a specified time)
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and wine with evening meals
  • 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 by a river in Portugal’s Algarve countryside, just 15 minutes from the town of Silves. Lovingly known as ‘the river house’, you  will  feel  relaxed, inspired and very much at home. With terraces overlooking surrounding countryside, walking trails and a starry night sky, there isn’t a more idyllic place to perfect your vegetarian cooking skills.

There is a complimentary transfer service from and to Faro airport (35mins drive) offered by your hosts. On arrival day the airport pick-up will be at 3pm for the group, to take this transfer please choose flights with this pick up time in mind. Departure to Faro airport on your last day will be 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.


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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