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Amalfi Coast, Italy - 6 nights
Available March to October
We have designed the perfect combination of walking and cooking lessons for this six night experience on the Amalfi Coast. Spend one night in a beautiful three star superior hotel in a small village on the Amalfi Coast and five nights in a four star hotel in the popular village of Positano. You will have guided walking tours so as to work off all of the delicious food and wine you will consume on this fabulous getaway!
Your cooking classes will be held in the open kitchen of a very popular hotel restaurant. You will learn regional specialties, including appetizers, a first course (primi) and a second course (secondi). Then of course you will enjoy eating what you have prepared with the chef.
Your walking tours will introduce you to the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast providing you with a unique perspective of this gorgeous part of Italy. The tour also includes a trek in Capri, one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
This escape is for those with a passion for food, travel and exploration!
POMPEII & SORRENTO PENINSULA
Arrival in Naples with a private transfer to Nerano (Sorrento Peninsula). You will stop on the way in Pompei where you will meet your private guide.
Before Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD, Pompeii was an important port town for the ancient Roman empire, which controlled the entire Mediterranean Sea. The archeological site and ongoing excavations give visitors to the formerly bustling Pompeii the best look there is on ancient Roman life. You will see the Roman Forum; the theatre, the public baths with looming columns, the Anfiteatro which is the oldest-known Roman amphitheatre in existence. You will also tour bakeries, small family restaurants, ancient Roman homes, the typical villa of ancient Pompeii's richest citizens, including extravagant rooms covered in frescoes and an inner courtyard with small fish ponds.
Afterwards you will stop in Sorrento for a look around.
Next, you will travel to the village of Nerano, a small village on the Amalfi coast, just across from the island of Capri. Accommodation will be at a 3 star superior hotel which is located right on the sea on the enchanting Salerno Gulf, between Capri and Positano. The hotel provides an oasis of taste and calm and you will have a beautiful sea view room. Staying in this secluded village you will enjoy the true atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast together with an enchanting view.
Dinner on your own this evening.
THE SORRENTO PENINSULA
Length: about 4 hours; easy to moderate (hiking boots recommended)
Drop: +150 meters; -800 meters.
Meet your private guide at the hotel for your first walk which will be a trek through the beautiful Sorrento Peninsula. In the afternoon you will have a private transfer to Positano.
Your accommodation for the next five nights will be at a beautiful 4 star hotel in a sea view room.
Dinner on your own this evening in Positano or any of the nearby villages on the Amalfi Coast.
THE PATH OF THE GODS & COOKING LESSON
Length: about 4 hours, easy to moderate, a significant number of steps along the way (hiking boots recommended)
You will meet your private guide at the hotel with a private transfer by car to Agerola village. From here you will walk with your guide along the path named Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) which starts in Agerola, on the hills behind Positano that boasts wonderful views out over the sea and the coastline as far as the isle of Capri.
In the afternoon you will have your first hands on cooking lesson. The lesson will take place in the kitchen of one the best restaurants in Positano. You will learn how to prepare some typical appetizers such as fiori di zucchine ripieni, involtini di pesce spada, one typical first course and one second course.
Dinner will follow.
RAVELLO & AMALFI
Length: about 3.5 hours; quite easy/steps and walking
Drop: +250/-250 meters.
Pick up from your hotel and private transfer to Ravello where you will meet your private guide. You will walk from Ravello, the medieval pearl of the Coast, where we will visit the amazing Villa Rufolo, down to the Canneto Valley. This is the place that manufactures the famous Amalfi paper. Time at leisure in Amalfi and transfer back to Positano.
Dinner on your own this evening.
Length: 3 hours ; easy
Drop: +150 meters; 150 meters
Meet your private guide at the hotel. Then onto Capri by public hydrofoil for a walking tour of the island. From Marina Grande you will reach Tragara viewpoint and the natural arc, on the southern side of the island through an old forest of holm-oak facing the typical Mediterranean bays of a calcareous island. Time permitting, you can ride the cable car to Mount Solaro, Capri's highest point with astounding vistas or just stroll through the narrow streets of Capri village. Transportation back to Positano.
Enjoy dinner on your own this evening at one of the many restaurants in Positano.
COOKING LESSON IN POSITANO
Time at leisure in the morning.
In the afternoon you will have your second hands on cooking lesson. The menu could be something like gnocchi alla sorrentina (soft dumplings topped with tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, onion and basil), polpette di melanzana (eggplant balls), tagliolini al limone (thin tagliatelle with lemon sauce).
Dinner of your creations will follow.
Transfer to Naples Airport/Train Station.
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 is Naples.
*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.
*Please inquire about lower pricing using a 3 star hotel for the second accommodation
*Please inquire about lower pricing for 4 or more persons
*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation
After availability is confirmed, a 30% non-refundable 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.
Available end of March to end of October, upon request, depending on availability. Please inquire about other dates.
*One (1) night accommodation in Nerano, 3 star superior hotel, twin sea view room, breakfast included
*Five (5) nights' accommodation in 4 star hotel in Positano, twin sea view room, breakfast included
*Private transfers by car and English speaking driver as per program
*Four (4) full day guided walking tours as per program (including transportation from Positano on Day 5)
*Two (2) private hands on cooking lessons and dinner
Airfare, personal expenses, Pompeii tickets, hydrofoil tickets to Capri are not included.
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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Suzanne P., Portland, Oregon"We loved every minute of our tour! The hosts were so kind, attentive, and helpful. We loved them all! A very personal, friendly experience - first class all the way."