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Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations

Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
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About Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations
Half and full day cooking classes, cooking vacations, winery excursions, olive mill tastings, and sightseeing excursions through Lazio, Tuscany & Umbria year round. All day tours start and end right in Soriano nel Cimino's main piazza.
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Overview
• 7 Nights private accommodation in a beautiful medieval village home for each night on itinerary. (Each party has their own private home)
• 20 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners) as listed in itinerary.
• Four hands-on cooking classes and associated food costs.
• Culture Discovery Apron & Gift
• Welcome goodies in your home (Wine, mineral water, coffee, cookies, etc.)
• Daily day trips and excursions.
• Wine with all lunches and dinners.
• Transfers to and from Rome Airport or Orte Train Station. Transfers based on our published schedule.
• Transportation all week to all destinations (by bus).
• All entry fees for excursions, tours and tastings.
• English speaking vacation host & guides throughout the duration.
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ptjensf wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco61 contributions19 helpful votes
What can I say-CDV delivered once again. We were invited into locals homes many to cook local dishes and dine under the stars... we explored the Duoro river, tasted Port, wandered the streets of Porto, went off-roading and some of us even managed to ride an electric bike. The people are unlike any I've met before-the generosity of the locals, the talent and kindness of our local hosts. So much joy and laughter... it was like traveling with life long friends.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TuscanTourers wrote a review Nov 2019
Ontario135 contributions64 helpful votes
Visiting Portugal has been on our bucket list for years but we were never confident enough to go on our own. When Culture Discovery announced their entree into a new country (ie: not Italy) we were in! From the initial meet and greet at the Porto airport to the tearful farewells a week later the tour unfolded as if they had done it a million times. Cooking traditional dishes with Mina, drinking wonderful wine in the Douro Valley, and exploring a huge indoor market to shop for dinner ingredients all kept us excited to meet this new culture. Fortunately, English is widely spoken in Portugal, so there was virtually no language barrier. Future plans may extend their range to visiting Lisbon so we’re keeping an eye on Culture Discovery’s vacation calendar.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Suzanne H wrote a review Oct 2019
Carlsbad, California33 contributions12 helpful votes
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Seven friends celebrated significant birthdays and surviving cancer in the Cooking on the Amalfi Coast with Culture Discoveries. We all agreed ... "the BEST trip EVER". The itinerary and the people who take care of you are genuine to the area and people of Italy. On our way to Capri, we swam in the unbelievably blue Mediterranean; in Ravello, we walked through an ancient Villa and looked down the mountain at our own Villa home (a former nunnery). We learned how to make homemade pasta, mozzarella, wonderful zucchini rolls (I hate zucchini), wood-fired pizza, and pasta. The food at the Villa and at the local restaurants we visited was AMAZING! Our hosts became family (really - watch out for Filomena - she's a serious card shark, and her son, Vincenzo, is a fabulous musician and photographer. Our guide, Sophie, made sure that we were all happy and healthy (a few of us had back issues!). For instance, on the day we were to go to Capri, the seas were too rough, so she and Claudia (another family member) were on multiple phones rearranging our schedule. That day and the substitute Capri day were flawless. The only issue with this experience is the 165 stairs it takes to get up and down from the Villa. It is a serious climb, so keep that in mind. You have to do it everyday - sometimes twice a day. For us, it was worth it! All seven of us would do another trip through Culture Discovery again!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Maggie W wrote a review Sep 2019
Orleans, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
From our fabulous host llaria, to the cooking classes, food, wine and countryside, the CDV tour was outstanding! As a solo traveler, I was part of the "family" as soon as I joined the group, and what a great group of people we had. My expectations were met and exceeded by CDV. What a fun, fulfilling week! Can't wait to travel with CDV again, hopefully in the near future. Thank you CDV.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Suesreview wrote a review Sep 2019
Canton CT, United States3 contributions
After reviewing Culture Discovery's marketing materials and speaking with them by phone, we had high expetations for our visit to Tuscany. Our expectations were far exceeded. We highly recommend Culture Discovery and would join one of their tours again. Absolutely outstanding value!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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