Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Athenian Delights

(Options: Custom Itineraries, Longer Stays)
Athens, Greece - 3 nights
Available year round 

 

If you desire a short culinary break in a fascinating city, this tour is for you! This three night tour provides a cooking class, a "foodie" walking tour and beautiful accommodations in a four star hotel in the heart of the old city. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long and impressive history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Get a taste of this incredible place!

 

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Cretan Delights

Crete, Greece - 6 nights
Available April to October - Sunday to Saturday

 

Cretan cuisine is amongst the healthiest diet in the world. Through this six night cooking vacation you will hone your skills in the kitchen through hands on cooking lessons, learning seafood, casserole, meat, veggie dishes and more. Stay in a 150 year old lovingly restored Cretan stone house which is surrounded by breathtaking views, an unspoiled landscape of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyard valleys, located only 15 minutes from Heraklion City and 20 minutes from the airport.

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Savoring Crete

Crete, Greece - 6 nights
Available year round - Sunday to Saturday

 

This is a unique opportunity to experience first hand authentic Cretan regional cooking techniques and recipes that have been developed and handed down over generations. Your cooking vacation takes place in a fine stone-built country manor of 1750, which is classified as historical. It has been preserved for its traditional architectural structure, typical of the Cretan design stemming from prehistoric Minoan mansions. The cooking classes allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of Crete and learn to cook authentic Cretan dishes in an informal and friendly environment. All of the ingredients you will use are bought each morning from the local open market or direct from the fields so you will be working with fresh fruits and vegetables in season. You will learn the traditions and passion of the Cretan kitchen and, most importantly, will have a lot of fun!

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The Essence of Greece

(Option: Custom Itineraries)
Poros Island, Greece - 7 nights
Available April to October - Saturday to Saturday

 

This week long culinary tour of Greece features fabulous food and excellent wines, colorful open-air markets bursting with gorgeous local products and four unique hands-on cooking classes that explore the healthiest and most delicious food in the world in one of the world's most captivating destinations. Nothing can bring you closer to the essence of Greece than this fantastic hands-on cooking vacation. This culinary tour takes you way beyond the usual tourist experience to get to know the real Greece – tasting, smelling, seeing, touching and learning how to create delicious, authentic Greek dishes yourself.

 

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Santorini Treasures

(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Santorini, Greece - 7 nights
Available May to July, September to October - Saturday to Saturday

 

There is a good reason why, when people speak of Santorini, they have a difficult time finding the words to describe its beauty. Active Gourmet Holidays is pleased to offer this incredible culinary journey to our clients. While on this spectacular island you will enjoy cooking classes to learn about the Greek cuisine and will also learn about the oldest vineyards in the world through wine education and tastings. You will stay in a beautiful hotel and will even have a sunset sailing tour to see the island from another vantage point. It doesn't get any better than this!!

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 BOOKING INFORMATION:  Each program lists the Fees Per Person, Deposit, Dates and what is Included. Use the right side navigation (the booking information link) to view this information listed at the bottom of every program.

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES:  Please inquire about the cancellation and refund policy of the tour in which you are interested. 

 

CLIENT REMARKS: Our clients' thoughts and remarks about their experiences are 'click expandable' at the bottom of our tours. Use the right side navigation (the client remarks link) to view this information.

 

MAPPING: Our exciting destinations are depicted in regional mapping for each program. You can also access Google MapsTM when available! In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

 

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THE FLAVOURS OF TUSCANY

"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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