Cruises with a Twist

Pre- & Post-Cruise Options

Before or after your Mediterranean cruise vacation we offer several options, activities and accommodations where you can stay in or near your arrival or departure port.

Try your hands at a cooking class, or visit an Italian outdoor marketplace, tour a vineyard and experience a wine tasting or visit one of the many museums Italy has to offer.  Our offerings also include cultural tours to landmarks, such as the Colosseum, St. Peter’s, Florence’s Duomo of Florence; or avoid long lines with our professional & licensed guides for museum tours to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Uffizi, or the Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s David. Experience a Michelin Star Chef’s tasting menu, enroll in a personal shopping tour or bike the rolling hills of Tuscany.

Each chef, guide or wine maker has been hand-selected through our experience. Each experience has been written through the experience of eyes of myself, Lauren at Cooking Vacations. Upon your arrival one of us at Cooking Vacations will meet and welcome you and be there if you need us during your visit.  Our experience and knowledge in each port ensures your peace of mind and a guaranteed fun experience.