Tour Description

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.

Detailed Itinerary

Flavors of The Amalfi Coast | 8 Nights/9 Days

Day 01: Naples Arrival - Sorrento | Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Naples 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. 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 and Piazza Plebiscito. Continue to the shops of the cafe-lined Via Toledo, visit the famous San Gregorio Armeno also known as the Via Dei Presepi, street of the nativities. Late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 03: Capri Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be privately transferred to Sorrento Marina Piccola to meet your guide and to board a fast ferry to Capri. First, visit Marina Grande with 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. 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 cheesemakers, 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 lunch. Sit back and relax with an 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 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 coastlines in the world. You will first visit Positano. When you walk through the historical center you are overwhelmed by the number of shops selling any sort of stuff, the lemon liqueurs, the candles, the pictures and everywhere, even hanging over balconies the most incredible colors 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's 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. Visit the estate’s cellars and vineyards, sample the unique flavor of its extreme wines and taste the gastronomic specialties 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 an 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 a Private Cooking Class at Villa Maria Cooking School.  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 meal preparation. The list of dishes in the menu of the day is always made up of: - a starter - a first - a second - dessert. 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 center is still untamed, and still recalling the magnificence of the grand private residences. Here you may want to 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. Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 07: Amalfi at Leisure. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 08:Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Your driver and guide will meet you at the hotel ready to take you through the most significant archaeological sites of Naples Bay, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. After the visit, you will reach the most important winemaker of Lachrima Christi. Here you will have a classical Italian lunch accompanied by two different red wines. After lunch, continue the Ancient Herculaneum. Herculaneum was covered by a torrent of mud, which protected the ruins from atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 09: Naples Departure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Arrivederci. Ciao! Enjoy a Private Transfer to Naples Airport.

Tour Inclusions
  • 4 Nights Sorrento
  • 4 Nights Amalfi Coast
  • 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
Price

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

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