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Browse through the hundreds of reviews and testimonials our guests have left us on various review websites, in letters they have written us, and more. These wonderful words are the result of our core value: Our guests are to been treated as visiting friends and family, not customers.


Displaying 1 - 21 of 1044 reviews & testimonials.

"Best mother/daughter trip ever!"

The cooking was a "hoot"! Delicious food. The side trips were a perfect way to stay connected to the country we were traveling in - Off the grid is perfect. Fun and accommodating guide and drivers.

"Bucket list adventure "

A unique experience with my daughter that I’ve looked forward to for a long time. Wonderful people, food and wine! Great hosts…lots of fun!

"Maybe the best trip EVER"

We fell in love with northern Portugal and its lovely people. I was completely blown away by the natural beauty and the love we felt when spending time with our CDV family.

"Friends, Family, Food"

Words simply cannot express what a wonderful time I experienced in Portugal with CDV! I came with my friends, made new friends and we were all treated like family as we cooked and ate together!

"Highly recommend"

If you are looking for an authentic cooking experience with the chance to meet locals to experience the real Italy, this is the tour for you.

"Lovely villa, vistas and vino!"

Villa Cornarea was just lovely and the vistas from the villa deck were spectacular. And the vino....some of the best we've ever tasted!

"Wonderful!"

Look no further! These guys are amazing!

"It's a family experience!"

My husband and I never felt like a "guest" on our CDV adventure but always felt like a treasured family member. The CDV team understands how to create a culturally immersive experience.

"What An Amazing Experience "

We were in Sicily with CDV in September 2021. We booked the whole tour with friends. It was such a special trip with cooking classes, visiting many sights, drinking great wine and great food.

"Perfecto!!"

It's a fabulous cultural experience!!

"Everything we expected and more!"

Postponed four times because of COVID, when we finally got to go, it was fabulous! Tuscany is a beautiful part of the country with great wine and food everywhere. Will go again for sure.