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Welcome! If you crave the extraordinary, Active Gourmet Holidays is the perfect place to discover your next adventure. Search our site for divine active or culinary vacations (or a combination of both!), then CONTACT US and let the professionals do the legwork. We offer over 75 splendid culinary vacations from which to choose. You can be assured that the experts will make the best recommendations as to which gourmet cooking tours will best fit your needs! Active Gourmet Holidays has been in business since 2002 and is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau Online Reliability Program, IACP, Slow Food and ICTA.  Give us a call and find out why we have an A+ Rating with the BBB!

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The Foodie in Puglia

(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Apulia (Puglia), Italy -  9 nights
Available year round (excluding July and August)

Puglia should be on every foodie's bucket list! This is a region rich in everything from delectable wines, golden olive oil, fresh homemade pasta and gorgeous cheeses to beautiful landscapes, stunning villages and must-see sites. This ten day tour takes you to the area's magical towns including Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the "sassi' in Matera in the neighboring Basilicata region. Too long of a tour? We can customize to make it shorter and to fit anyone's budget.

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Culinary Delights of Andalusia

(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Andalusia, Spain - 3 or 4 nights
Available February to November (excluding August)

Come join us for cooking classes with a talented chef in a small hilltop Moorish village overlooking a romantic turquoise-colored lake which lies in Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas in the southern part of Córdoba province. It is an incredibly beautiful region and yet it is still relatively unexplored. 

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The Treasures of Naxos

(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Naxos, Greece - 6 nights
Available May to October


So you have always wanted to visit Greece? Why not explore a less popular spot to experience authentic Greece? Naxos is a fertile island belonging to the Cyclades chain. While in Greece, you can easily visit other islands, but we promise you will be delighted with this treasure of an island known for its cheese, olive oil, warm people and hospitality. You will stay in a lovely renovated boutique hotel where you will enjoy a homemade breakfast each morning. 

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