Colorful sunsets, fresh fish, breathtaking views on the bays and village houses that are built like puzzles. That is what Amalfi Coast looks like from the perspective of this 8 Nights/9 Days Tour. And what does it taste like?
Well, you can see that for yourself at first with the arrival at the iconic Naples market for fresh fish, vegetables, cheese and warm loaves of bread in the morning. As soon as you have all that you need, the wonderful Amalfi Coast cooking experience can begin, with a visit on the best cooking classes with traditional Neapolitan foods, perfectly spiced and sliced into different shapes and sizes.
Your custom cooking classes in Naples and Ravello will also show you the delicacy of the southern Italian food and wine, accompanied by another magnificent tour - the Sorrento Hills Olive Oil and Mozzarella Tour, where you will learn the secrets of Italy's mozzarella cheese.
Flavors of The Amalfi Coast | 8 Nights/9 Days
Day 01: Rome Arrival - Sorrento | Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Rome airport please proceed to collect your luggage inside the customs area. Meet your driver and transfer to Sorrento. Rest of the Day at Leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 02: Naples Market, Cooking Class & Private Walking Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the lobby and transfer to Naples. The marketplace wakes up early in the morning and the Chef will lead you through the hustle and bustle as the fresh fish arrives at the dock, vendors stock rows and rows of fresh fruits and vegetables arriving from the countryside, the cheesemonger hangs the caciocavallo cheese, and bakers take the first batches of fresh loaves of bread out of the oven. Then return to the kitchen for your hands-on Cooking Class featuring traditional Neapolitan foods with the Chef's modern touch, including fresh pasta kneaded, rolled and sliced into all different shapes, fresh traditional sauces, meat, fish or vegetarian main courses and fabulous desserts. Menus vary by season to use the best fresh ingredients and can be tailored to accommodate food allergies and diet needs. Lunch follows with the foods prepared in class and a glass of local wine paired by the sommelier included. After lunch it is time to embark on a 3-hour private guided walking tour of the heart of Naples. Visit the Galleria Umberto with its immense vaulted-glass ceiling, the Piazza Plebiscito. We suggest a stop at the Neapolitan landmark cafe for a pastry and cappuccino or a short and steaming Neapolitan espresso served in delicate hand-painted china. Continue to the shops of the cafa lined Via Toledo, visit the famous San Gregorio Armeno also known as the Via dei Presepi, street of the nativities. This quarter of this ancient city is filled with botteghe and bancarelle, with the most intricate, beautiful characters and full nativity scenes. Late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 03: Capri Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be private transferred to Sorrento Marina Piccola to meet your guide and to board a fast ferry to Capri. First visit Marina Grande with his classy restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Then to Anacapri, 1,800 feet above sea level, where you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Continue to the main town of Capri, where you can visit La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus, Faraglioni, and the distinctive rocks. After lunch in a characteristic Caprese restaurant, you will visit, weather permitting, the incredible Blue Grotto. Capri is a very exclusive travel destination, it is here to spot the occasional unassuming celebrity (Paparazzi as well unfortunately). Late afternoon you will re-board the fast ferry to Sorrento. Have a lovely evening and night in Sorrento.
Day 04: Sorrento Hills Olive Oil and Mozzarella Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Your private tour today will start with a visit to an extra virgin olive oil farm. Enjoy a demonstration on the production of Olive Oil from the olive on the tree to the bottle. Followed by a delicious tasting of this fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil on freshly baked bread. On your way to the next stop, the mozzarella and cheese makers, we stop for a fantastic photo opportunity over the two bay's, the bay of Salerno and the bay of Naples, for a bird's eye view of the famous Amalfi Drive. You will be welcomed with open arms by the family at the cheese farm, who have over 50 years of experience. After touring the farm, watch the making of mozzarella (a cheese that originated from the Naples area), participate in a wonderful explanation of the entire process up to the final product, which you will taste with luncha. Sit back and relax with antipasto of local 'in season' vegetables, salami then followed by freshly made pasta. Tasting the fresh mozzarella you have just witnessed being made. Lunch is served with local wine and soft drinks, followed by Limoncello. Then continue your private tour with a Wine tasting at a local winery, with full demonstration, visit to the cellar and tasting of up to 9 wines. The tour ends in the heart of Sorrento for Italy's famous GELATO. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 05: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi | Breakfast at the Hotel. Private Transfer to your Hotel on the Amalfi Coast. On route enjoy several location visits on one of the most intriguing coastline in the world. You will first visit Positano. When you walk through the historical centre you are overwhelmed by the amount of shops selling any sort of stuff, the lemon liqueurs, the candles, the pictures and everywhere, even hanging over balconies the most incredible colours of linen clothes locally called “Moda Positano”. As you walk to the bottom of the village, free of traffic, you get to the local church still further down to the local beach. After Positano dreamful experience continue your journey by visiting Furore. The old village lies on the foothills of the Monti Lattari. The landscape has a rugged Dolomites beauty. Here you will visit Marisa Cuomo Winery in Furore for a property and a Wine Tasting Tour. The Winery is situated on the steep slopes that stretch out in the sun and rocks and plunge into the crystal-clear water of the Amalfi Coast. Among enchanting bays and coves, the vineyards of Cantine Marisa Cuomo dominate the “Fiordo di Furore” fjord overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Visit the estate’s cellars and vineyards, sample the unique flavour of its extreme wines and taste the gastronomic specialities of Furore. After lunch in a scenic restaurant set next door just off the property, continue your journey by visiting the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi was one of the 4 Maritime Republic, and it has some of the oldest paper factories Italy; motherland of the inventor of the sea compass, etc. What is left of that glorious past is the Duomo, with and impressive facade decorated with gorgeous mosaics. Late afternoon continue to your Hotel in Amalfi. Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 06: Amalfi Coast Cooking Class |Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the Hotel lobby. This morning you will take a panoramic drive to the top of the mountains to Ravello. The small Village, situated at 1100 feet above the sea level, offers views of the coast below, for sure the most breath-taking scenery. Here you will attend Private Cooking Class at Villa Maria Cooking School. You will be warmly welcomed as you enter this beautiful “off the beaten path” property. At the beginning of the class the culinary history of dishes and ingredients will be explained. You will be accompanied in Villa Maria's organic garden where you will gather produce that will be used and enjoyed during the meal preparation. Very interesting also is the cave with a medieval chapel, located in the garden and open to the guests. In this place, in the past, the farmers gathered in prayer in their times of rest from work. The Class starts with a demonstration of the preparation of fior di latte, fresh Mozzarella. An expert cheesemaker will transform the curd into mozzarella with the help of the participants, who will taste the product they have made. The list of dishes in the menu of the day is always made up of: - a starter - a first - a second - dessert. All the planned menu will be prepared in collaboration between your chef and you. There will be a practical demonstration of how to make the dishes by the kitchen Maestro who will assist the "you" as you prepare the dishes with your Chef. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the meal you have prepared, with local wines - a culinary experience you will never forget! In the afternoon spend some time at leisure in Ravello. The town is the best place where to leave the crowds and enjoy the quiet of a village, where most of the historical centre is still untamed, and still recalling the magnificence of the grand private residences. Here you may want visit Villa Rufolo. The villa was built in the 13th century for the wealthy Rufolo dynasty and was home to several Popes as well as King Robert of Anjou. Wagner was so inspired by the gardens when he visited in 1880 that he modelled the garden of Klingsor (the setting for the second act of the opera Parsifal). Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 07: Amalfi at Leisure. Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 08: Amalfi Coast → Pompeii Private Guided → Rome | Meet the driver at the hotel. Today private transfer to your Hotel in Rome. On route stop in Pompeii to meet your Private Guide and enjoy a Private Guided Tour of Pompeii Archeological Ruins. Pompeii, buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. Enjoy a walking tour of Pompeii that will include: visits to the interiors of the homes of Pompeii's wealthier citizens, Ancient streets where locals dined and where you'll learn about traditional Roman cuisine, the amphitheatre where we'll talk of the Gladiators and the events staged in the arena. As well as enjoying numerous anecdotes about life in Pompeii that will include some of the Graffiti dating back to Roman times that are still visible throughout the ruins. Continue with a visit to the Ancient Forum, Pompeii's centre for religious, civil and economic life (the major public offices were located here) where we'll walk through the ancient Macellum which was a covered food market that occupied a corner of the forum. Of the three different areas, the central section was intended for use by the imperial house, those to the sides for the sale of meat, whilst an area in the middle was for the cleaning and sale of fish. One of the most interesting aspects of Pompeii is its pictorial decoration. You will also visit the Casa Dei Vettii to see the splendid frescoes, statues and decorations from ancient times. The house belonged to two rich merchants and with the narration of our expert local guide you will be able to visualize how life was conducted inside these Roman houses. After the Tour continue to your Hotel in Rome. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Rome
Day 09: Rome Departure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Arrivederci. Ciao! Enjoy a Private Transfer to Rome Airport.
- 4 Nights Sorrento
- 3 Nights Amalfi Coast
- 1 Night in Rome
- Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
- Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
- Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
- Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
- Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
- 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
- Details up on request
Private Package Tours Rates
Low Season (Nov. 16 to April 15):
- Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 600 Euro per person/per day.
- Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 800 Euro per person/per day.
- Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 1,000 per person/per day.
Shoulder Season (April 16 to May 15) and (Oct. 16 to Nov. 15):
- Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 650 Euro per person/per day.
- Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 850 Euro per person/per day.
- Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 1,100 + Euro per person/per day.
High Season (May 16 to Oct. 15):
- Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 700 Euro per person/per day.
- Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 900 Euro per person/per day.
- Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 1,200 + Euro per person/per day.
Private Small Groups of 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower
For Custom Made Tours we work with any reasonable Budget