There is a huge range of learning experiences that will take you all over the world – from learning Spanish in Barcelona or horse riding in America’s national parks, to learning how to scuba dive and gaining a PADI diving qualification in the Red Sea.
And if they sound a little too energetic, perhaps France or Italy could tempt you for cookery lessons and wine appreciation classes with classically-trained chefs while staying in a villa or boutique hotel? What better way to immerse yourself in their gastronomic delights.
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Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to play the cello in Venice or paint a Monet-style watercolour in Provence? The best way to choose a learning holiday is to figure what you really love doing.
Some learning holidays cater solely for the beginner, while others will expect some level of expertise – but a good tour operator will always advise on what’s expected prior to the trip. If you’re a dab hand with a whisk, there are a myriad of good culinary itineraries, where you can learn to whip up the perfect carbonara in Portofino or an authentic Pad Thai in Phuket.
If you’ve always wanted to master the lingo when abroad, then an immersive language course in Barcelona could be just the ticket. From writing the next great novel to learning how to skipper a yacht in Croatia – who knows, it could be the beginning of a whole new passion…