Save up to 40 percent on culinary vacations in France, Italy, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and North Carolina. You're welcome.

By Lisa Cheng
June 22, 2015
Avignon, France
Credit: Courtesy of Gourmet on Tour

Costa Rica

Get 30% off from Finca Rosa Blanca, with 14 eclectic, colorful suites set on a working coffee plantation.

  • A Taste of Costa Rica package includes:
  • Three nights in a junior suite
  • Honey and mead tasting with local goat cheese and homemade walnut bread
  • A guided tour of the coffee plantation including a cupping
  • Visit to the market in Heredia and a cooking class with the resort chef
  • Organic chocolate tasting at Sibú, lunch included

Cost: $992 for two, through November 14.


Get 30% off from Gourmet on Tour, a celebrated tour operator offering gastronomic trips to Provence.

  • Picnic in Provence package includes:
  • Four nights in a fourstar boutique hotel in Avignon
  • A guided market visit then a Provençal cooking class followed by a fourcourse lunch
  • Truffle hunting in the Lubéron
  • A champagne picnic
  • A private excursion to the Châteauneufdu-Pape wine region, including tastings

Cost: $1,186 per person, double, through December 15.
Booking details: Use code T + L Deals.


Get 30% off from Palazzo di Varignana, an 18th-century villa near Bologna where you can sip Prosecco on private terraces with views of the countryside.

  • Cooking and Dining Experience package includes:
  • Two nights in a Deluxe double
  • Fruit basket, sparkling wine, and housemade chocolate
  • Daily breakfast
  • An Italian cooking class for two; guests will make a threecourse dinner, including tagliatelle, a traditional Bolgonese pasta
  • Three hours of access to the 1,300 square foot Varsana Spa

Cost: $584 for two
Booking details: Valid for travel from July 1 – August 31. Book by August 1; use code Travel + Leisure deal.


Get 30% off from Asia Transpacific Journeys, a veteran outfitter with cross-country itineraries.

  • A Taste of Asia package includes:
  • Six nights in luxury hotels
  • All tours and transfers
  • A visit to the Hoa Sua Restaurant in Hanoi, a training school for disadvantaged Vietnamese children
  • A street food tour around Hanoi sampling dishes such as grilled squab and crab spring rolls
  • Guided tour of Hanoi including stops at a local market, the BeauxArts style opera house, One Pillar Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple
  • A visit to the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang
  • A culinary tour of Hoi An that highlights some of the town’s specialties: banh beo (steamed rice cakes), cau lao noodles, nem lui (grilled beef), husband and wife cakes and “white rose” dumplings
  • A Vietnamese cooking class at Ms. Vy’s Academy, including a tour of the local market
  • An excursion to the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, the Reunification Palace and Cholon, and the Thien Hau Pagoda
  • A night market tour in Saigon with stops for papaya salad, banh xeo (rice pancakes filled with vegetables), and seasoned pork ribs and rice

Cost: $3,750 per person, double, book by August 31. 
Booking details: Valid for travel through December 20

North Carolina

Get 40% off from Fearrington House Inn, a charming Relais & Châteaux hideaway just south of Durham with an ambitious food program led by Chef Colin Bedford.

  • Tea and Truffles Southern Escape package includes:
  • Three nights in a standard room, $1,270
  • A chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings
  • Lunch for two at the Granary, a casual onsite restaurant that serves Southern classics
  • A twohour chocolate making class where guests will perfect a soufflé, roll truffles and dip chocolate covered strawberries
  • $200 spa credit per couple

Cost: $1,270 ($423 per night), double, August 1 – September 30.


Get 30% off from The Landsby, a new 41-room hotel near the Santa Ynez Valley and its top-notch wineries.

  • Summer Wine and Dine package includes:
  • Two nights in a Deluxe room
  • $75 credit to Mad & Vin, which serves Scandinavianinspired cuisine with a California twist
  • Personalized wine tasting tours in the Santa Ynez Valley
  • Two signature shrubs made of macerated fruit

Cost: $475 for two.
Booking details: Valid Sunday through Thursday; book by August 31 for travel through September 30. Use code “travel” to book.