Active Gourmet Holidays

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Active Gourmet Holidays takes you to Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Peru for a savory array of cooking vacations gourmet2and sophisticated food and wine tours with some that can also be paired with hiking, biking, yoga, and even language classes. Each vacation package is unique, but most include vineyard tours with wine tastings and wine education; visits to food markets and local food producers; dinners at Michelin-rated restaurants; cooking lessons from talented chefs; and excursions to local villages and renowned points of interest.

Active Gourmet caters to single travelers, couples, small groups and culinary student groups and offers accommodations ranging from charming farmhouses to four star hotels and gorgeous villas, all set in unforgettable locales. While most of the offerings are focused on cooking classes and culinary tours, we also offer combination tours. So for those who are passionate not only about great food, but also have an interest in staying phygourm4sically fit, these trips turn out to be the perfect balance of activity and indulgence.

Some examples of Active Gourmet’s gastronomic and active vacations include:

Gourmet Rioja

Amalfi Coast Walking and Cooking

Yoga and Cooking in Le Marche

The Perfumes, Colors and Flavors of the Luberon

Cooking in the Dordogne

Culinary Delights of Andalusiagourmet6

A Taste of Peru for Foodies

Portuguese Cooking in the Alentejo

Prices range from about $1,200-$3,500 per person and include accommodations, cooking instruction, meals and wine, as well as excursions with guides and transfers.

For more information, please contact Jo-Ann Gaidosz, Specialty Travel Consultant, via e-mail at or by phone at 1.203.732.0771. Please visit Active Gourmet Holidays’ website at

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