Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Positano, Italy - 5 nights
Available April to October


Anyone who has ever traveled to the Amalfi coast raves about its gorgeous coastline, wonderful people and its tranquility. During this holiday, you will stay in a beautiful four star hotel with a sea view, take hands on cooking lessons with a talented and popular chef, visit a working farm and have lunch with the owners and enjoy all that the area has to offer, including a guided visit to the wondrous Pompeii. Indulge in delectable cuisine, world famous wines and immerse yourself in the Italian way of life. Positano is the most charming and picturesque village on the Amalfi Coast and boasts breathtaking views, the best shops and gourmet restaurants.





The Amalfi Coast is considered to be one of the most romantic spots in the world with gorgeous coastline and pretty little villages, world renowned restaurants and outstanding cuisine and of course the famous Limoncello. The area truly has it all ... and with this cooking holiday you will experience what this slice of heaven in Italy has to offer.


Positano is one of the most beautiful villages on the coast and it is here where you will stay and enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea. Great shops, wonderful views and of course delectable cuisine.


You will also have the opportunity to see the much desired island of Capri as well as experience the wonders of Pompeii where you will be amazed at the ruins but will also get an education of how the people of this ancient city once lived, as well as how they perished. And you will enjoy two hands on cooking lessons with a great chef in Positano.


This itinerary is the perfect blend of exploration with enough time to relax and enjoy your surroundings in bella Italia!










Arrival into Naples Airport with a private transfer by minivan with an English speaking driver to Positano and your 4 star hotel accommodation. Enjoy a beautiful room with a sea view.


Relax after your journey and enjoy time at leisure before your dinner in a gourmet restaurant in Positano.








Pick up from your hotel. Today you will enjoy an excursion by private minivan and English speaking driver to the enchanting Costiera villages : you will visit Amalfi and Ravello.


Following this you will discover another side of the unexpected Amalfi Coast : the green heart of the Amalfi coast with centuries old vineyards and lovely villages. You will taste the award winning wines (Falanghina, Aglianico) together with the farmhouse cheese and salami and will experience a true “lunch with the farmers" and will be immersed in the true farm atmosphere.      


Transfer back to Positano. Dinner on your own this evening at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area.






Enjoy your first cooking lesson in the morning, followed by lunch. The lesson will take place in the kitchen of one the best restaurants in Positano and you will learn how to prepare pizza dough with your hands, using your creativity to fill it up - you will learn how to bake it and then you will taste your masterpieces.


In the afternoon pick up from the hotel and private transfer by minivan where you visit a farmhouse in the hills around 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. There 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 teach you about the uses and the benefits of the plants, herbs and vegetables that we 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.


Transfer back to Positano. Dinner on your own this evening. 






Today is a day for time at leisure for a visit of Capri island (weather permitting). You can choose from many options : public hydrofoil tickets to Marina Grande (the Capri Port), private boat transfer or private tour of Capri island, or enjoy a full day guided excursion to Capri (see below for pricing for this option).


Dinner on your own this evening.  







This morning you will have your second cooking lesson with the chef of one the best restaurants in Positano. A short walk from the hotel and you will reach the restaurant, in the heart of Positano, close to the famous "Scalinatella". You will meet the chef and then prepare some typical appetizers such as fiori di zucchine ripieni, involtini di pesce spada. An amazing lunch will follow.


In the afternoon pick up from the hotel for a private excursion by minivan to Pompeii, meeting with your guide there followed by a guided walking tour.


Transfer back to Positano. Dinner on your own this evening. 






Check out and private transfer to Naples Airport/Train Station.   




Meeting with the guide at your hotel for a full day guided visit of Capri island. We will take the public hydrofoil from Positano and we will reach Marina Grande in Capri. Here we will have the excursion by small boat to the Blue Grotto, back to Marina Grande and visit by private car or minibus of Capri villages (Capri and Anacapri), Villa San Michele and Augustus Gardens. At 5:15 pm you will take the hydrofoil back to Positano.


 *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





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.)






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.








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"It was an absolutely marvelous week. The accommodations were superb. I loved the course, the host, and the Chambre d'Hote which is a lovely country house equipped with everything one could possibly need. I was incredibly pleased to when dealing with AGH. All in all, a fantastic experience that I hope to be able to repeat, perhaps in Italy next time." Anita D., Encinitas, California

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