Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Sant'Agata, Italy - 4 or 6 nights
Available year round

 

Learn to cook traditional and authentic dishes from southern Italy and Sorrento by participating in hands-on cooking classes in a spacious professional kitchen. You will stay in a luxurious five star boutique hotel with a gorgeous view located in the beautiful Sorrento peninsula. The hotel was once an ancient villa that was built in 1892 and was also the birthplace of your host who is also one of the cooking instructors. With the use of local and organic vegetables and the finest of ingredients, you will learn recipes from both your host as well as a talented chef. Together, their partnership will help you discover this delicious Neapolitan cuisine.

 

Choose from a four or six night itinerary both which include hands-on cooking classes, foodie visits and excursions to points of interest in this beautiful area of the Amalfi coast, where the Bay of Naples meets the Bay of Salerno. Clients have told me that this getaway is perfect for those wanting a balance of cooking classes, a bit of sightseeing with enough time to relax and enjoy your surroundings on your own. Enjoy exquisite food and wine, gorgeous accommodations with an impeccable staff whose main goal is to ensure your comfort. 

 

 

 

SAMPLE SIX NIGHT ITINERARY 

 

Please note: For those departing on the last day before 8am, or arriving after 8pm on arrival day, there is an additional charge of 50€ to be paid at the property. 

 

 

DAY ONE 

 

Pick up from Naples airport or Naples Train Station.

 

Arrival at your beautiful hotel. You can relax or take a short walk to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings, perhaps to take a short walk around the area. 

 

Tonight there will be a splendid welcome dinner at the elegant restaurant in the hotel.

 

DAY TWO 

 

Enjoy a wonderful buffet breakfast of quiches, cheeses, meats, fruit, yogurt, tarts, cakes and much more!

 

In the morning you will head to a local farm, where they have been producing top quality olive oil and mozzarella cheese for years, and where the owners have been making mozzarella cheese. A light lunch including this wonderfully fresh and light cheese follows, with a tasting of olive oil and limoncello.

 

Return to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation.

 

This evening you will enjoy your first cooking lesson, followed by dinner of your creations with wine. 

 

 

DAY THREE 

 

Enjoy a fantastic buffet breakfast followed by your second cooking class at around 10:30am. Packed lunch prepared by your chef.


In the early afternoon, pickup to enjoy an excursion to the enchanting Amalfi Coast.


Free time for shopping and leisure.


Return to the hotel for a bit of relaxation before dinner based on your morning culinary efforts with wine. 

 

DAY FOUR

 

Buffet breakfast.

 

At 10.00  departure for a winery visit with a wine tasting and lunch.

 

Return to the hotel

 

Dinner tonight at a superb restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890, within walking distance from your hotel.

 

 

DAY FIVE 

 

Buffet breakfast followed by a 10.00 am third cooking class with lunch to follow based on your efforts. (For those on the four-night program, transfer back to Naples after breakfast).


Afternoon on your own. We suggest to perhaps take an optional tour to Pompeii (for an additional transportation cost)


Dinner on your own.

 

DAY SIX 

 

Buffet Breakfast. 

 
Today will be a full-day visit to the enchanting isle of Capri, weathering permitting.

 

You will have a professional English speaking guide that will show you the best of this magic island. (Please note: Transportation Costs on the island and lunch will be on your own).

 

Pizza class at 6.00 pm (30 minutes are spent making dough – 1 hour waiting for it to rise). Dinner will be a pizza dinner of your creations.  

 

 

DAY SEVEN 

 

Breakfast and departure from the hotel to the Naples airport or 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

 

 

 

NON RESIDENTIAL DAY COOKING CLASS

 

If you already have your accommodation and are unable to participate in the residential cooking program, you can enjoy a morning or afternoon hands-on cooking class at the Relais. The class can begin at 10am if you prefer a morning class, or 4pm if you prefer an afternoon cooking class, and will last about 2 hours.

 

You will learn to make an antipasto (appetizer), fresh pasta as the "primi piatti", a fish or meat dish as the "secondo piatti" and of course dessert (dolce!). Following the class you will enjoy the fruits of your labor and will now be ready to easily replicate at home!

 

 

 


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

 

Nearest Airport/Train Station: Naples (1 hour by car) 

 

*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

 

SIX NIGHT PROGRAM
High Season/US$3375 (May thru September)

 

FOUR NIGHT PROGRAM
High Season/US$2650

 

SIX NIGHT PROGRAM
Low Season/US$2825 (March, April, October, November)

 

FOUR NIGHT PROGRAM
Low Season/US$2295

 

Single Supplement (Six Night Program)/US$450
Single Supplement (Four Night Program)/US$300

 

*Pricing is based on standard rooms; please inquire about room upgrades

 

NON-RESIDENTIAL DAY COOKING CLASSES

 

Daily Class/US$200 (High Season)
Daily Class/US$165 (Low Season)

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation 

 

Deposit

 

After availability is confirmed, a 30% non-refundable 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

 

*Dates based on availability. Preferred arrival days are Saturday or Sunday but arrival during the week is also accepted. Please inquire.



Included

 
FOUR NIGHT PROGRAM
 

*Four (4) nights' accommodation double occupancy in five star hotel double occupancy with ensuite bathroom
*Transfer from and to Naples Train Station (Napoli Centrale) or airport
*Excursions and food artisan visit
*Daily continental breakfast
*Four (4) dinners 
*Tasting lunch after the cheese demonstration
*Local wine, water and coffee with all included meals (Please note that other beverages and drinks consumed outside of mealtime are not included)
*Two (2) hands on cooking classes


*If departing earlier than 8am or arriving later than 8pm a supplement of 50€ will be charged and can be paid directly to the hotel)
 
SIX NIGHT PROGRAM
 
*Six (6) nights' accommodation double occupancy in five star hotel double occupancy with ensuite bathroom
*Transfer from and to Naples Train Station (Napoli Centrale) or Airport
*Excursions and food artisan visits
*Daily continental breakfast
*Five (5) dinners 
*Two (2) lunches, including one tasting lunch after the cheese demonstration
*Local wine, water and coffee with all included meals (Please note that other beverages and drinks consumed outside of mealtime are not included)
*Three (3) hands on cooking classes plus 1 pizza class

 

*If departing earlier than 8am or arriving later than 8pm a supplement of 50€ will be charged and can be paid directly to the hotel
 
NON RESIDENTIAL DAY COOKING CLASS
 
*Two hour hands-on cooking class
*Corresponding meal with water and regional wine
*Transfer to/from class if student is staying within the Sorrento area
*Taxes and service charges

 

Airfare, personal expenses are not included as well as the city taxes (which are 2 Euro per person per day for a maximum of 5 days and will be charged directly to the client upon arrival), beverages and drinks consumed outside of mealtime, transportation costs and lunch on the island of Capri are not included

 

 

For further inquiries or to register, click here.
 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY 
 
Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended. 
 
 
 

Laura S., San Antonio, Texas

" I am happy to report it was one of the BEST trips I have taken, and I have taken many. The place is beautiful, the service is excellent, the staff couldn't be nicer, the cooking lessons were fun. I LOVED IT and will highly recommend the tour to my friends."

Katrina K., San Antonio, Texas

"The program provided the perfect mix of planned activities and free time to relax on one’s own.  The cooking classes were fun, and the day tours were well planned and executed.  The hotel was fantastic, and the staff could not have treated us better.  I had a wonderful time and highly recommend the trip to anyone interested in a gourmet tour with cooking lessons."

Gina H., Piano, Texas

"We had a wonderful time on the Sorrento's Kitchen tour. The accommodations were peaceful and luxurious and the food was fabulous. The Chef is lively and full of life and made the cooking classes very fun. I would love to go back again."
 
 
MAP*
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*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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