Cultural Travel and Alternative
Tours in Europe
Immersion Vacations in Prague
artbreak™ is a unique, total arts immersion
experience for adults who love the arts. artbreak™ provides
intimate access to Prague’s artistic world via hands-on
morning workshops with local artists, afternoon gallery
visits and wine tasting, plus evenings at the opera, symphony,
ballet, plus Prague’s renowned jazz clubs. Our unparalleled
six-day vacations renew the heart, mind, and spirit – and
the wonders of Prague come included.
Adventure in Aegean Archaeology (with cruise).
Whether your interest is in the lost civilization of the
Minoans, the splendor of classical Athens, the political
turmoil of the Hellenistic period, the rise and rule of
Roman Empire, the early development of the Jesus movement
and the New Testament, or the stunning success of Byzantine
Christianity, this tour’s for you!
Food & WineTours in France and Spain
We host small groups in France and Spain. We provide a personal chef and guide, a private maison with breathtaking views; sight-see in places only the locals know, chauffeured cars and attend private wine tastings.
Cooking classes and gourmet tours in Bologna, Tuscany, Lucca,
Umbira, Venice and Sicily.
On your cooking course in France fresh seasonal
produce, united with good clear flavours, will shine with
very little fiddling. All the great chefs share the same
cooking philosophy: keep it simple!
Cultural and Culinary Seminars
Discover the secrets of Crete's wild nature, culture
and cuisine during botanic hikes in majestic mountains,
visits to historic sites, organic farms and villages off
the map. Journeys change with the seasons and include organic
olive oil production, beekeeping, winemaking, cheesemaking
and always eating well. Our all-local network of chefs,
sustainable organic farmers, botanists, archaeologists work
together to present an invaluable experience for our visiting
School, that offers language courses, high school and college study abroad programs for credit, Italian university preparation courses, and culinary classes.
Cooking classes in Florence with which begins with full
immersion into Tuscan life by shopping at the Central
The noted author offers cooking classes in Florence. "I
teach market-to-table sessions in my 18th century kitchen
in the center of Florence. Classes are limited to 6 participants,
held on Wednesdays and begin at 9:30 with an espresso and
an Italian coffee lesson. We adjourn to the nearby Santo
Spirito market, to visit the Innocenti family’s stand
and purchase their organic, just-picked produce and eggs.
Back in the kitchen everyone works together, pairing vegetables
with superior extra virgin olive oils, real (not supermarket)
balsamic vinegar, single wheat cultivar pasta. Each session
prepares 8-10 dishes. Appropriately fantastic wines are
served, during the class and at lunch, followed by fruit
distillates and grappa for the intrepid. Participants receive
a gift bag packed with special ingredients that we've worked
Ireland's Irish Fiddle and Culture School
Experience Ireland through its music and culture.
Enjoy excellent Irish fiddle tuition, afternoon sightseeing
tours to The Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny City, Lough Derg on
The River Shannon and many Traditional Irish music sessions
during your vacation. All meals are home cooked and prepared
using the finest local ingredients. You will stay in the
comfort of a real home. This promises to be an authentic
Irish Music, Culture and Cookery Appreciation.
Experience a wide variety of activities during
your visit. The holiday is specifically designed for guests
with no prior musical training, giving you the opportunity
to learn simple tunes on the tin whistle, afternoon outings
take in the scenic and cultural sights of the region. You
will enjoy Irish cookery demonstrations, outings to sporting
events, horse racing/hurling/greyhound racing. Irish language
classes can be arranged. All meals are home cooked and prepared
using the finest ingredients available locally. Accommodation
will be in the family home of your host. This promises to
be an authentic Irish holiday experience.
Cultural Walking Tours in Spain
Come take part in our small-group vacations that
have been carefully crafted to allow you to enjoy the stunning
beauty of the Spanish landscape, while also bringing alive
the soul and magic of these exciting people and their culture.
We can also put our years of experience to work and tailor
a private custom trip that takes care of your groups' every
International French Language, French Cooking and French
We organize one month or three month programs. Also 7 month to 2 year internship programs,
with intensive French lessons and cooking courses or French
wine courses. Programs in France and Miami.
Summer School in Ireland
Gaiety School of Acting Summer Program. Study
Irish Theater in Ireland, 1 month program (July). Practical
acting classes. Beckett, O'Casey, Friel, and Synge. Academic
and extensive social program. Ireland's premier drama school.
Founder Joe Dowling AD Guthrie Theater.
Irish Fiddle Holidays for Adults
Introductory courses for complete beginners as
well as intermediate courses for the more advanced. Individual
or group tuition. Kerry Fiddles specialise in fiddle virgins.
By the end of the week you’ll be playing your first
tune! Morning classes are a hoot, there’s no music
theory, no pressure and no rush. Afternoons are free to
explore the most beautiful part of Ireland.
We'll take you with us, as part of our family.
Our mission is to teach our students the art of traditional
southern Italian cooking, specifically those dishes rooted
in our culture and way of life. In this way we not only
offer cooking classes, but a piece of our historical heritage.
Language classes are offered in conjunction with the cooking
Music and Markets
Cultural tours in small groups which combine enjoyment
of the great musical tradition and festivals along with
the local markets in Prague, Provence, Amsterdam, Bordeaux
Holidays au Chateau de Lanquais in Dordogne, France
Come & paint in a renaissance chateau in the
Dordogne, Southwest of France. Warm welcome for all levels.
The program focuses mostly on plein -air, colour & light.
Learn to see in a way that helps your painting. Help in
developing your personal style. Experienced, qualified workshop
leader with established success in painting workshops. Equipped
atelier; possibility of renting a paint kit. Convivial banquets & french
cuisine. Friendly holiday atmosphere. " A truly beautiful
Peter Sommer Travels
Archaeological Tours and Cruises in Turkey, Greece and Italy
Specialists in small group tours that explore
the rich and extraordinary heritage of Turkey, Greece and
Italy. Our trips focus on particular regions, sailing in
gulets along sections of the turquoise coast, or between
islands, or on key characters from history such as Alexander
the Great. Several trips are personally led by Peter Sommer,
an archaeologist and film-maker, who has worked on many
acclaimed BBC/PBS/CNN series, including In the Footsteps
of Alexander the Great and Tales from the Green Valley.
7-Day sailing adventures in the Croatian Islands
suitable for independent travelers.
Tenuta di Capezzana
Sample Program: A five day program exploring the foods and
wines of Tuscany. Faith Heller Willinger, Director of
the Capezzana Wine & Culinary Center, has designed
a program to meet the needs of the food professional
as well as those interested in exploring wines and foods
Toscana Mia Cooking
Toscana Mia offers a variety of programs about
Italian cooking, wine, food and language in Florence and
Chianti region, Tuscany's countryside, with an Italian family
to experience real Italian life.
The website provides detailed information on walking in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and parts of Northern Italy – including hiking tips, best places to stay, things to see and do, and even information on nature, wildlife, history, and culture. The content is highly detailed and original – based on the host's own personal experiences of walking and exploring these hand-picked regions.
Tuscan Women Cook
A cooking school run by American expatriates. Learn to cook
Tuscan style from the source—the local women using
recipes and techniques passed down over the generations,
cooking with what they find fresh each day at the market
and in the garden.
Gastronomical Adventure in Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany Cooking Class offers beginning and advanced
cooking classes in Tuscany and wine tours in Chianti, Tuscany.
Crete Photo Workshops.
Discover Chania town and unspoiled Crete with Tony Stone
images travel photographer Steve Outram. See all the facets
this fascinating area has to offer from ancient ruined sites,
to a carpet weaver at his family loom.