Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Amalfi Coast, Italy - 5 nights
Available March to June, September to October

 

The Amalfi coast is one of the most romantic spots in the world. Spend five fabulous nights at a beautiful relais while enjoying hands-on cooking classes from a talented chef in a two star Michelin restaurant, with excursions to the area's finest spots, all with some time for relaxing and shopping for the treasures that this magical area has to offer. 

 

Stay in a charming Mediterranean village enjoying the enchanting views, powerful aromas of the sea and overall beauty of this magical destination. Amalfi is celebrated all over the world as a place of tranquility and romance offering the traveler an immersion into the Italian way of life. You will not only learn the secrets of the Italian kitchen from a great chef, but you will be taken to a typical farm and have lunch with the workers, learn about the making of mozzarella, indulge in incredible food and wine, and will meet wonderful people anxious to share their way of life with you.

 

Buon Appetito!

 

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY ONE

 

Naples

 

Private transfer from Naples airport to your relais in Nerano, a small village of the Amalfi coast, just across from the island of Capri. Accommodation at the relais, located just a few meters away from the sea on the enchanting Salerno Gulf, between Capri and Positano, the relais provides an oasis of taste and tranquillity, perfectly complemented with luxurious suites, a small swimming pool and a terrace. 

 

Dinner at the relais your first evening.

 

DAY TWO

 

Cooking Lesson : Paccheri and Ravioli – Sorrento

 

In the morning you will have your first cooking lesson with the chef in the kitchen of the relais. The chef will draw on his own experience to reveal the secrets and the art of "la buona cucina". You will prepare some typical dishes such as "paccheri" pasta with pullet ragù and monkfish ravioli . Then you will taste the dishes you have prepared.

 

In the afternoon you will have a private excursion by car and driver to Sorrento. Time at leisure in Sorrento.

 


Dinner in a typical Pizzeria

 

DAY THREE

 

Costiera Villages : Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Wine Farm Visit

 

Today you will enjoy a private excursion by minibus and driver-guide to the enchanting Costiera Amalfitana villages. You will visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, discovering a little known side of the Amalfi Coast : the green heart of the Amalfi coast with centuries old vineyards and lovely villages where time seems to have stopped. You will visit a special wine estate where you will taste the award winning wines ( Falanghina, Aglianico ) together with the farm cheeses and salami, you will experience a true " lunch with the farmers " and will be immersed in the true farm atmosphere.

 

Dinner and evening on your own.

 

 

DAY FOUR

 

Cooking Lesson, Mozzarella Demonstration at the Farm House

 

In the morning you will have your second cooking lesson where you will prepare second course dishes using fresh fish from the small port below : red mullets, freshly caught fried fish and "pezzogna" fish parcels with curly scarola salad and pine nuts. 

 

In the afternoon you will go into the hillside to visit a farmhouse in Sorrento surrounded by luxuriant vegetation including olive trees, citrus trees and vineyards as well as farm animals. From the farmhouse the view is breathtaking as you can enjoy both the Naples and Sorrento Gulfs. You will find a large range of typical products starting with wine, extra virgin olive oil, then various tasty marmalades and of course the world renowned Limoncello followed by the classic herbs liquors, appetizing seasoned products (cheeses, salami etc). You will start your visit with a guided tour of the Mediterranean vegetation around the farmhouse and of the kitchen gardens, led by one of the farmhouse owners who will provide you with all the information about the uses and the benefits of the plants, herbs and vegetables you encounter. Then you will have a tasting of typical products ( bruschette, different kinds of home made bread dipped in olive oil, pizza slices ) and a mozzarella ( Treccia ) demonstration and tasting.

 

DAY FIVE

 

Capri

 

Today you will enjoy an excursion by private boat to the enchanting island of Capri, weather permitting. Our private boat will transfer us from the beach of the village to Capri. You will have a full day at leisure to discover this unforgettable island.

 

 

Dinner and evening on your own.

 

DAY SIX

 

Transfer to Naples Airport/Train Station.

 

*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Menus are samples and may vary according to the season

 



GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Closest airport/train station: Naples

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

  

2017 Fees Per Person


Double Room/US$3100
Single Supplement/Please inquire

 

**Please inquire about lower pricing based on four or more persons

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation  

 

Deposit

  

After availability is confirmed, a 30% per person deposit and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date. 

 

 

2017 Dates

*Available March to June, September to October, upon request depending on availability. Please inquire 

Included

*Five (5) nights' accommodation in B&B Relais
*Five (5) breakfasts
*Two (2) cooking lessons taught by chef in a two star Michelin restaurant followed by lunch
*Two (2) dinners (drinks not included)
*Private transfers to/from airport/train station and excursions as per program by minibus and driver-guide
*Guided visits of the farmhouse and mozzarella demonstration
*Light dinner at the farmhouse (drinks included)
*Guided visit of the wine cellar and wine tasting including lunch (drinks included)
*Capri excursion by private boat, weather permitting

 

Airfare, personal expenses, drinks for the dinners on Day 1 and 2, visit and tickets to Capri are not included.

 

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY 

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request. 

 

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE

 

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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A TASTE OF PERU FOR FOODIES

"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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