Special Interest Holidays

Do you have an interest in cooking, but only ever manage to make the same old dishes every week? Perhaps you’ve always been interested in painting but not quite made it to an art class. Maybe you like the idea of improving your photography skill but need the inspiration to take your interest a little further. Or are you interested in being able to communicate better on holiday by learning a bit of the local lingo? Or would you like to improve your health and fitness? Maybe you’re interested in trying Pilates but haven’t found the right class.

Whatever your desire, there’s a special interest holiday out there that can satisfy your curiosity.

Flavours small-group holidays are about much more than just visiting a lovely location. We specialise in week-long and short-break holidays all over Italy and Andalusia in Spain. Our guests enjoy wonderful situations, authentic villa accommodation, exceptional local food, time to relax and visit stunning places (Venice, the Amalfi coast, Ragusa in Sicily, Bologna and many others). They also get to expand their special interests while they’re there with the help of our expert tutors.

Our specialities are cooking, Pilates, painting, photography and learning Italian. On every trip, you and your small group will take part in lessons and hands-on sessions, run by your tutor, in your chosen interest. The mix of pursuing your special interest and having a relaxed holiday in a beautiful location makes for an incredibly satisfying holiday.

Let’s face it! Furthering your special interest over a holiday in the Italian or Spanish sunshine is a lot more appealing than holing up in your local town hall or gym.

Why Flavours for your special interest holiday?

Our selection of special interest holidays suit people of all abilities. Over 45% of Flavours guests are returning visitors (hopefully, this means we’re doing something right). Our guests tell us that they like the relaxed style, the integrity of our tutors and the choice of authentic villa accommodation in some of the most idyllic parts of Italy and Spain. And because we always have a host who knows the area and speaks the language, we’re able to show you our favourite local secrets.

We’re also the right choice for solo holidaymakers. On our holiday groups, there’s always a healthy mix of those travelling solo, couples and friends. Our solo guests are either single, having a break from their family/spouse/partner, or widowed. If you are travelling solo, you might be pleased to know that we never charge a single supplement.

Food is a big pull on a Flavours holiday. We started by just offering cooking holidays and have expanded into other interests over our 20+ years as a reputable tour operator. Still, exceptional food remains at the core of a Flavours Holiday. All home-cooked, restaurant meals and plenty of Prosecco/wine are included in the price of your holiday. In fact, everything (transfers, food, wine, day outs, etc.) is included, except flights – and we help you book those.

Many Flavours guests make lifelong friends on our trips. The advantage of a special interest holiday is that everyone has the same common interest. So there’s always something to connect and chat about over an evening aperitif, admiring the setting sun, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Want to find out more?

Browse the full selection of our special interest holidays, or get your brochure here.

If you have any questions, our team are always happy to help. Just email us at [email protected] or call us on 0131 343 2500.