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
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.