Custom-Designed Food and Wine Vacations

Custom Made Food Wine Vacations

Let us create your dream vacation, a completely custom-made food and wine vacation to Italy or France just for you and your group! Whether it be for a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, team-building retreat, or because you are ready to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip, we can create a gourmet vacation of your dreams.

Do you want to savor the flavors of Southern Italy? Enjoy both France and Italy’s cuisine? Explore the wines of Piedmont and Tuscany? Take a food lover’s vacation from Paris to Provence? Spend a week in a private villa in Italy or France cooking exclusively with Chef Kathy? Or maybe you like one of our already offered vacations but want to make it a private-group affair with some additions or modifications.? We’ll start by creating the best itinerary for you based on your wishes and our travel expertise. Then we’ll add in the components tailored to your travel personality and desires; accommodations, cooking classes, winery visits, gourmet meals, outdoor activities, cultural walks, farm visits, etc.

What’s included in your vacation is entirely up to you. Working with our exclusive local partners, we’ll specially design your itinerary just for you! It can be as active or relaxing as you’d like. You can choose between a fully-escorted vacation, concierge service only at the beginning of your trip, or a completely independent vacation. Whichever you choose, we’ll do all the planning work for you and you just have to relax and enjoy. All our activities, walking tours, dining recommendations have been personally tested by us.



We work within your budget to customize your package. Pricing typically starts at $300 per day per person for an unescorted vacation with three-star accommodations, excluding international airfare, and goes up from there depending upon not only your accommodations, but also the type and amount of activities you include, and the type of dining experiences you include.


For independent vacations, any date is possible, and we work with you based upon schedule availability for fully-escorted or exclusive cooking vacations with Chef Kathy.


  • Tuscany and the Cinque Terre – Food, wine, art in Florence and the Tuscan countryside and the beauty of the 5 famous seaside villages, the Cinque Terre (Vacation itineraries available from 5 to 10 days)
  • Piedmont and Tuscany – Explore some of the best wines of Italy and some of the country’s most gorgeous countrysides on these two wine trails in Northern and Central Italy  (Vacation itineraries available from 8 to 14 days)
  • Flavors of Southern Italy: Campania to Puglia – Discover and enjoy the food along Italy’s bountiful and most beautiful coastal regions, the Amalfi Coast and Puglia (Vacation itineraries available from 7 to 14 days)
  • Paris to Provence – Savor the best cuisine and wines of France eating and drinking your way through Paris, Burgundy, Lyon and Provence (Vacation itineraries available for all or part of these regions, from 7 to 15 days)
  • Classic Italy and the Amalfi Coast – Whether this is your first or fifteenth visit to Italy, let us design a customized Classic Italian cities vacation to Venice, Florence, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast like you’ve never experienced before. (Vacation itineraries available for all or part of these locations, from 8 to 15 days)
  • Provence and the Cote d’Azur – Enjoy the “Cuisine of the Sun,” in the most sunny South of France. Immerse yourself in the beauty of lush landscapes, picturesque villages, and sea views on a specially designed South of France vacation. (Vacation itineraries availble from 8 to 15 days)
  • Venice and the Veneto – Experience one of Italy’s most beautiful cities and most varied wine region
  • Cooking Week at the Villa – Join Kathy at an exclusive private villa in Provence, Venice, Tuscany, Puglia or the Veneto and cook authentic regional dishes and pastries with Chef Kathy. We can include winery visits, food walks, and cultural sights; whatever you desire on these private-group vacations.

The vacations above are just a sample of the types of vacations and itineraries we can create for you. Let us know what your ideal vacation looks like, and we’ll create it for you!


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