At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.
The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!
Community service and sustainability is at the core of the Learning Journeys mission. In addition to hands-on interactive classes, we work in the local communities, helping to improve lives and our planet. Destinations are chosen for their exceptional beauty, abundant wildlife, accessibility to expert practitioners , and generally fun places to visit! The destinations are near and far-North America, Latin and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and more.
Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting.
Perillo's "Learning Journeys" are an excellent value for money and an investment.
Getting away from your everyday home-life allows you to concentrate on your skill. And joining people with the same, or more advanced skill levels, encourages you to reach ever-higher levels of accomplishment. We offer both private journeys as well as scheduled departure dates, where guests know they’ll be traveling with others of the same interest.
It all starts with a few questions so we can provide you with the perfect program. Click on Begin Your Journey and you are on your way!
Engage your senses during our professional level culinary exploration of Lyon, France. Hands on experiences in cheese, chocolate, wine and bread making at some of the renown culinary landmarks in the world. A true immersion into fine gastronomy. Great for individual travelers, families and private culinary groups.
Friendly, peaceful and progressive, “the Rich Coast” is one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations. With almost a quarter of the country either a national park or a protected area, opportunities to explore natural wonders are abundant. For private high school groups traveling with 10 or more students.
Discover Israel, a rich cultural and religious land where history is interwoven with modern life.
Explore the beautiful island of Sicily and it cities. Consume both the cuisine and the culture on this learning journey. With a primary focus of both Sicily's food and culinary history, this tour is superb for one who truly wishes to absorb Italian culture. Indulge yourself with Italy's fantastically rich foods such as olives, bread, honey, and wines with multiple tastings available. Create your own cuisine in a guided cooking class at Taormina's local market. A great experience for an Italian food lover.
Become one with yourself in Greece! Visit the mythological islands of Santorini and Crete, the lands of muses, gods and goddesses. Visit the historical sites, enjoy daily yoga and meditation, learn Greek dance, cook with a local Greek Yia Yia (grandmother), support women through the ‘’Angel’s House’’ women’s social project, and experience vibrant Greek community and culture!
Highlights include a specific focus on the art and architecture of the Renaissance.
Private Group Journey starting at 10 travelers.
Stay at a 12th Century Tuscan Villa. Learning includes a language lesson and two exclusive drawing and painting “en plein air” classes, a mosaic tile class and a "Food as Art" experience. In the warm weather months, course takes place outside, in the heart of Florence and Rome.
Live like a local in Florence! Want to learn Italian in an authentic enviornment? This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age! Students will learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing apartment environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural and culinary activities including city, culinary and vineyard tours!
Live like a Local in Rome.
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Transform your life! Live your dream of studying Italian language and cooking, Roman style all while partaking in language study abroad!
Enjoy an educational immersion into Roman culture, dialect and traditional foods on this food tour. You will experience hands-on lessons while seeing the highlights of the city and learning how to prepare traditional dishes with a local chef. You will return with skills that will last beyond the memories of the travel experience.
Sail along the Seine to discover the history, idyllic landscapes and culture that border this mythical river with its hidden secrets. In Vernon, you will discover the Claude Monet house and gardens with its famous water garden. Visit the sumptuous Martainville Château, stroll along the Côte Fleurie or vist the historical Normandy landing beaches.
Perfect for families and small groups!
Gastronomy and viticulture enthusiasts, this cruise between Rhône and Saône will seduce you. From the Rhone Valley to the Beaujolais vineyards, through the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the terroir of Condrieu, go for a discovery tour with tastings that will tantalize your palate.
FEED YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL! Celebrate your upcoming nuptials with a Bachelorette celebration in Tuscany, Italy! The bride-to-be will be treated like a Queen in a classic 14th century villa and historic noble residence. Come with us on a journey to a land as old as the gods, where good food and wine are a way of life. Let us welcome you to the heart and soul of Italy.
Live like a local in Tuscany!
FEED YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL: Join us on a journey to a land as old as the gods, where good food and wine are a way of life. Sit at our table and savor our wines….immerse yourself in our culture, our family, and our country….let us welcome you to the heart and soul of Italy.