The Times recommend NotInTheGuideBookstwice for learning a new skill on holiday were thrilled to be mentioned in The Times’ article (not once but twice!) ‘Learn a new skill, from painting to diving: Use your holidays to take up a new hobby’ by Ben Clatworthy on 19 January 2018.

Ben wrote the possibility of using your holiday time to the max by booking a learning holiday to kick start a passion for a new hobby or develop a skill. Of course, this is no news to us as we have been flying the flag for learning holidays for over 10 years now (I know, 10 – can you believe it?!). From surfing in France to painting in Greece – learning holidays provide endless possibilities for adventure and a chance to really get to know the area you visit and its locals.

In his list of top picks, Ben included our wonderful learn Italian and cooking course in Sorrento, Italy. Here is what he had to say about it:

I’m sure you’ll agree that this language and cooking holiday is the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture and pick up up not one but two skills on your next holiday!

He also recommended one of our most popular trips – learning flamenco guitar in Seville, Spain:

This friendly flamenco school is located in the heart of the action and gives students the chance to mix and integrate with the local flamenco community through organised social events. Late night flamenco show or rooftop tapas night anyone?

But we know these trips might not be for everyone and The Times’ article featured some other amazing trips that we also offer on So why not try your hand at…

To read the full Times article, please click here.

Or feel free to browse our full range of learning holidays here.