Culinary Tours & Cooking Vacations

Culture. Cuisine. Connection.

Explore vibrant cultures through their mouthwatering cuisine on our award-winning culinary tours. Bring your appetite and your passion for travel, and uncover the story of your destination through the lens of food. If you’re the kind of traveler who seeks insider access and meaningful connections then Access Culinary Trips’ authentic, engaging, and transformative small-group cooking vacations are for you.

From the sizzling food stalls of Vietnam to an exclusive farm-to-table meal at a sustainable farm in Cuba, foodies will savor the mouthwatering cuisine. Travel buffs will enjoy vibrant markets, timeless traditions, and unparalleled connection with locals. And cooking enthusiasts will learn to prepare authentic, delectable meals shoulder-to-shoulder with local chefs. Join our intimate culinary vacations of 12 or fewer, and forge friendships – with locals and fellow travelers alike – to last a lifetime.

Welcome to Access Culinary Trips, the experts in authentic, hands-on culinary tours and cooking vacations and foodie travel.

  • It felt like an Anthony Bourdain experience. The right amount of history, culture, food and politics. Cuba is a fascinating place and we were able to see and experience it through a native - the best way to travel.
    — Julie
  • I normally don’t travel on group tours, but this one was different. Access Culinary Trips’ small group sizes meant that I didn’t get lost in the crowd, and we were able to have unique activities that only would have happened with a group that size!
    — Peter
  • Our Japan food tour was arranged so that we experienced the highlights of the country as well as its cuisine. Our guide was superb. She exposed us to so much and was very attuned to what each guest was interested in doing. The experience exceeded expectations.
    — Adrienne
  • Our experience on the South Africa trip was amazing. Our guide and our driver were both extremely knowledgeable and fun. The itinerary was perfect, and provided a wonderful culinary and cultural experience across this beautiful, diverse country. We’re only sad it is over. Thank you.
    — Dorothy

 Cooking Vacations Come in Many Flavors.
What’s Yours?

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Small Groups

Our small culinary tour groups of 10 – 12 give us access to people, places, and authentic experiences not available to larger groups.


Private Tours

Connect with family, celebrate a milestone, or explore with your best friends. Your trip, your way!

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Foodie Honeymoons

Celebrate your romance and create memories to last a lifetime on an unforgettable foodie honeymoon.


Solo Travel

Solo travel doesn’t mean traveling alone. Explore your passion for food and meet new and interesting people.


Women’s Adventures

Travel solo on our guided women’s culinary adventures, safe and welcomed in an intimate community of new foodie friends.