Amalfi Coast Culinary Vacation

Food Lovers Amalfi Coast Vacation

Enjoy pizza, pasta & pastries in one of Italy’s best food regions and enjoy some of the most magical views in the world. This week-long vacation, with the stunning Amalfi Coast as your setting, is not only about the great food and wine; we’ll take time to enjoy the sea and the sights of the coastal towns of Sorrento, Ravello, Amalfi and Postiano and the island of Capri. You’ll spend a day enjoying the coast by sea on a private boat excursion along the coast.  You’ll take a private drive along the famous Amalfi Coast Drive. Stay at a luxury boutique hotel, where each room has a view of the sea.

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****Flash Sale: Book before February 28, 2017 and receive $250 off the regular price****

DATES AND PRICING

May 6 – 13, 2017 (FULL)
May 14 – 21, 2017 (Only 8 Spaces Still Remaining)

Vacation Price:
$4,275 (based on double occupancy)**
Single Occupancy Supplement charge: $575 per person

Maximum Group Size: 12 people

 

ALL THIS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR VACATION:

  • 8-days/7-nights accommodations at a luxury boutique hotel with a sea view in Praiano
  • Round-trip pick up and transfer from the Naples airport or train station to your hotel on the Amalfi Coast
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Local wines included with all lunches and dinners
  • THREE fun hands-on cooking classes – two full-meal classes and one pizza-making class
  • Guided walking tour of Pompeii
  • Visits to Capri, Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento and Pompeii
  • Private boat ride along the Amalfi Coast
  • Private drive along the Amalfi Coast
  • Guided pastry shop visit with tastings
  • Winery visit and wine tasting with a wine-pairing lunch
  • Amalfi Lemon grove tour and Limoncello demonstration and tasting
  • Food Lover’s Amalfi Coast recipe book
  • Food Lover’s Odyssey apron and welcome gift bag
  • Assistance with making your travel arrangements from the U.S. to Naples, Italy and any pre- and post-tour travel arrangements you’d like to make

**Airfare, transportation to Naples (if flying in from elsewhere in Italy/Europe), travel insurance and expenses of a personal nature (souvenirs and other personal items) are not included in the vacation package price.

MAKE THIS A PRIVATE-GROUP VACATION: If you have a group of four or more that would like to book this vacation during a different week than those posted above, we can work with you to make this a private vacation just for your group. Simply complete the contact form with your request.

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THE COOKING CLASSES
You’ll have three cooking classes during the week; two full-meal cooking classes with an Italian mamma and one pizza-making class.

THE SIGHTS, ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES
In addition to the cooking classes, there are many food-focused activities. Your week will include a special winery visit with wine-paired lunch. Learn all about the many pastries of the Amalfi Coast and Campania region with a pastry shop visit and tasting. Enjoy a lemon-grove tour and limoncello-making demonstration. In addition to the food fun, we’ll explore the main cities with a local guide; the island of Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii. Our private driver will take us on the twisting Amalfi Coast drive with views as dizzying as the drive’s heights. Explore the amazing hilltop town of Ravello and its lush villas, Cimbrone and Rufulo.

CITIES AND TOWNS YOU’LL VISIT:

  • Praiano
  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Ravello
  • Furore
  • Sorrento
  • Pompeii
  • Island of Capri

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Day 1: Welcome to the Amalfi Coast
Arrival at the Napoli Airport with a private transfer to our boutique hotel in Praiano.
We’ll stop in Napoli for a pizza lunch at one of our favorite Neapolitan pizzerie.
You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to relax and settle into your room with a sea view, or you can choose to take a stroll to the famous Marina di Praia located a short walk from the hotel.
In the early evening, we’ll meet at the hotel’s terrace bar for a Prosecco welcome reception and go over the week’s itinerary.
Dinner will be at a favorite Praiano restaurant with an amazing sunset view.

Day 2: Amalfi Town – Lemon Groves & Limoncello and a Lemon-inspired Cooking Class
After breakfast at the hotel’s terrace dining room, we’ll spend the day in Amalfi.
After an orientation walk around Amalfi and to the Cathedral, we’ll have lunch together on the terrace at favorite restaurant in the town.
After lunch you’ll have free time to shop and explore Amalfi on your own.
Meet back together in the afternoon for a special lemon grove tour and lemon & limoncello tasting before our full-meal cooking class under a lemon grove. Dinner will be what we cook together.

Day 3: The Sea and the Isle of Capri – Dinner with a Sunset Sea View
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
Boat ride and visit to Capri with a visit into the Blue Grotto
We’ll spend the day exploring the island of Capri and its grotto
Lunch in Capri
Evening cooking class with me, Chef Kathy (dinner will be what we cook)
Sample menu: Handmade Ravioli Caprese, Eggplant Parmigiano, and dessert, Delizie al Limone

Day 4: Amalfi Drive – Sorrento – Pizza-Making Class

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
Our private driver will take us on the famous Amalfi Drive, starting in Amalfi and ending in Sorrento
Limoncello-making demonstration and tasting
Orientation walk of Sorrento together and then lunch
You’ll have a few hours of free time in Sorrento
Dinner will be a pizza-making class

Day 5: Pompeii – Neapolitan Pizzeria – Afternoon at the Beach
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
Morning visit to Pompeii with a guided tour of the ruins
On our way back from Pompeii we’ll stop for lunch at one of the best Neapolitan pizzerie along the Bay of Naples
You’ll have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the beach
Dinner will be at a local trattoria

Day 6: Winery Visit with Lunch – Cooking Class
Breakfast at the hotel
We’ll visit a local winery and have lunch at the winery
You’ll have free time after lunch to explore the nearby seaside village
Evening cooking class with me, Chef Kathy
Sample menu: Neapolitan Lasagna, Mussels alla Marinara, and Torta Caprese

Day 7: Gorgeous Views from Ravello – the Villa Rufulo and Cimbrone – Farewell Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel
We’ll spend the morning and afternoon in the hilltop town of Ravello visiting both the Villa Rufulo and Cimbrone
Lunch in Ravello and you’ll have some free time to explore and/or shop on your own
Farewell dinner at a local seaside restaurant

Day 8: Arrivederci Amalfi
Breakfast at the hotel
Private transfer to the Napoli Airport or train station

***Sequence of classes, activities, excursions and menus may vary. The final itinerary will be given to each guest on the first day of the vacation. Whenever there are local festivals or events happening during the week, we will try to include them with adjustments to the itinerary to enhance your vacation experience.

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