Thanks to Corinne at Lifestyle Vacations, my group of friends enjoyed delicious food and wine tour created just for us. Corinne planned the perfect week including hands-on cooking classes, market visits and wine tastings throughout Provence. She reserved the perfect accommodations which made us feel like locals, and we visited places would would have never found on our own if we drove ourselves. Merci for the most comprehensive and fun vacations we could have ever asked for. We will be back and now all of our friends want to join the party! Jenny (USA)
We have traveled extensively throughout our lives around the world. Never however have we participated in a culinary tour. This past 10 days we toured with Corinne Preteur of Lifestyle Vacations through the central part of Portugal. We visited few popular tourist sites as well as some wonderful hidden gems. In addition we had a number of cooking classes, the best being in Lisbon. The main course of our chef’s teaching lunch/dinner was octopus. To obtain the menu items we visited a local market with him. That along with dinner preparation was a great learning experience and a lot of fun. Corrine, was outstanding, We enjoyed many laughs during our time with her. Every restaurant she selected was outstanding. The highlight was the one star Michelin restaurant near Cascais. This tour was truly unique for us and will never be forgotten. Corrine was a true delight. James L. (USA)
My wife and I, along with another couple who are our dear friends, just spent nine days in lovely Portugal with our incredibly friendly, knowledgeable guide, Corinne Preteur. The venues, the sights, the food and the our new friendship with Corinne were treasures we will long remember. We have joined a growing club of ‘foodies’ who are being introduced to the magic of European culinary traditions and culture by an energetic, friendly and talented guide who has become our new “family” member! We highly recommend that those seeking the individual attention and dedication to detail that a small group tour environment can only provide consider traveling with Corinne of Lifestyle Vacations. We can now vouch for the enthusiasm and top ratings given to Corinne by just about everyone who has toured with her. Her knowledge, unbounded energy and planning make for an enjoyable and memorable culinary vacation experience. Leon K (USA)
It was a exquisite and fantastic experience. I had taken a tour with Corinne two years prior and had a wonderful experience. This time, it was just the two of us. My birthday was also during the week of the tour and Corinne made me feel so special. I appreciated all the attention to detail, cooking instructions, the private tours given and friendship built during the trip. I highly recommend this and am going to make this a yearly trip 🙂 Faith C. (USA)
This cooking vacation was my third time with Corinne. As always, every detail was considered and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Corinne’s vacations are always top shelf – the chefs are engaging and fun, the restaurants she selects are fabulous and not what you would find on your own, and the hotels are charming.
I would never think of having anyone else plan a cooking vacation for me. She is fabulous! Jane McV (Canada)