Amalfi Coast Culinary Vacation



Spend six nights at a 4-star hotel in the center of Amalfi. Enjoy pizza, pasta & pastries in one of Italy’s most beautiful settings with some of the most magical views in the world. On this week-long Amalfi Coast Vacation you’ll visit Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, the island of Capri and Pompeii.

You’ll also have two-cooking classes in a lemon grove with our favorite Amalfi family.  Spend a day at sea on a privately-chartered boat sailing along the coast and around Capri.  You’ll take a private drive along the famous Amalfi Coast Drive.

CITIES AND TOWNS YOU’LL VISIT:

Positano  –  Amalfi  –  Ravello  –  Pompeii  –  Island of Capri  –  Paestum   –  Napoli

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DATES AND PRICING

2024 Private-Group Vacation Pricing:

In 2024, this vacation is open only to private-groups. Pricing below are for our fully-escorted tours with Kathy as your full-time tour leader.

*For discounted pricing information for this vacation without a full-time tour leader, please contact us.

For  a group of 2 people$6,475 per person (based upon double occupancy)

For groups of 3 or 4 people$5,895 per person (based upon double occupancy)

For groups of 6 to 8 people$5,650 per person (based upon double occupancy)

For groups of 8 to 12 people: $5,195 per person (based upon double occupancy)

BOOKING AND PAYMENT:

  • To secure you spot on the trip, a non-refundable, transferable deposit of $1,500 per person is required.
  • The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to vacation start date.
  • You can make payments by credit card, bank transfer, or check.

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ALL THIS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR AMALFI COAST CULINARY VACATION:

  • 7-days/6-nights accommodations at a 4-star hotel** in the center of Amalfi
  • Round-trip pick up and transfer from the Naples train station to your hotel on the Amalfi Coast
  • 12 meals: 6 breakfasts,  4 lunches and 2 dinners (Two glasses of wine included with all lunches and dinners)
  • Hands-on cooking class in a lemon grove
  • Guided visits to Capri, Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, Pompeii
  • Privately-chartered full-day boat tour along the Amalfi Coast and around Capri
  • Pizza lunch in Napoli
  • Private drive along the Amalfi Coast Drive
  • Guided pastry shop visit with tastings
  • Amalfi Lemon grove tour and Limoncello demonstration and tasting
  • Full-Time services for the entire vacation of your group leader, and owner, Kathy
  • Food Lover’s Odyssey Ebook of our favorite recipes from the region
  • 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

**Hotel Accommodations: Hotel accommodations are usually at La Bussola Hotel in Amalfi. Depending upon availability, they may also be at the Hotel Residence or Aurora Hotel in Amalfi. Hotel accommodations are confirmed at time of booking.

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.

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WHAT PREVIOUS GUESTS SAY ABOUT THIS VACATION:

“The Amalfi trip was beyond “OK” – it was fabulous!:) “Touring” with you is a wonderful experience – visiting beautiful towns, eating at the best restaurants, and cooking local dishes. There were so many memorable moments on this trip including the dinners the first and last nights in Praiano, the lemon grove and cooking classes, pizza-making, the villas in Ravello, and of course, the boat ride back from Capri! You make travel so easy and so much fun. Thank you for making this trip one that we will all remember.” – Linda (Gaithersburg, MD)

“Kathy, You were a wonderful, caring, considerate, organized, and calm leader of our group. I enjoyed every minute – even the scary rides–Ha! I can’t say enough of how great you and the trip were. I’m sure we’ll get together again.” Susan (McLean, VA)

“It was truly an amazing experience and I can’t thank you enough for your expert planning down to every detail including the adorable Italian drivers/tour guides who were gentlemen in every respect. I’m sure we were quite the high maintenance bunch. All of my videos of our car rides on the Amalfi coast have a voice track of me screaming Yikes! They were amazingly patient and unflappable– as were you.” – Elizabeth (New Orleans, LA)

“I am still coasting on my wonderful time in Italy. It was such a pleasure to travel with you and the group. You handled us and the unexpected so well. I loved our hotel and visits to the beautiful towns along the coast. So many great meals and good laughs. The vistas everywhere still stagger my mind as I look at the photos.” Susan (Washington DC)

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Day 1 ~ Benvenuti in Compania – Pizza in Naples – Orientation Walk in Amalfi – Aperitivo in Amalfi

Arrival at the Napoli train station. The group will meet at the Naples train station by 11:30am.  Your driver and Kathy will greet you and from there you’ll head to 50 Kalo for a pizza treat and welcome lunch.

After lunch we’ll leave Naples and drive to Pompeii. You’ll visit the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour guided walk with a local guide.

After your Pompeii visit, we’ll drive to Amalfi, taking part of the famous Amalfi Coast drive along the way.

Arrive at your Amalfi hotel in the center of town around 6:00pm.

After you check in, you will have the evening on your own.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Lunch)

 

Day 2 – A Day in Amalfi – Late Afternoon Lemon Tour, Limoncello and Cooking Class Under a Lemon Grove

Spend the day in Amalfi town. After breakfast at the hotel, around 9:30am, you’ll take a 1.5-hour walk with Kathy through Amalfi. Visit the Cathedral and its cloister and secret corridors in town.

You’ll have the rest of the morning free and lunch on your own. (At time of booking, Kathy will provide you with recommended dining locations.)

You’ll meet Kathy around 4:00pm in the center of Amalfi and take a walk to the lemon tour and cooking class location in Amalfi.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 3 – Today is all about Positano and Pastries

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll meet our driver around 9:30am for a drive along the most popular portion of Amalfi’s famous drive, from Amalfi to Positano.  During the drive, you’ll make two stops: one for a photo op and another at a ceramic factory. Take a short tour of the factory to learn a little about how they make the ceramics.

In Positano, take a short orientation walk with Kathy. You’ll have a pasta lunch together with a view of the sea. After lunch, we’ll go to a favorite pastry shop for dessert and tasting some of the pastries along the Amalfi Coast.

We will finish the pastry tasting around 3:30pm, and you will have the rest of the afternoon  in Positano.

Around 6pm, meet Kathy to take the ferry back to Amalfi. For those that want to stay for dinner in Positano, and Kathy can help you arrange for transportation back to Amalfi on your own.

Tonight you are free to enjoy dinner on your own.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Breakfast, Lunch)

 

Day 4 ~ Today is all about the sea and the Isle of Capri – Picnic lunch in Capri

Private boat for the day – Get a completely different perspective of this divine coast as you see it from the sea. On our privately-chartered boat for the day, we’ll sail along the coastline, seeing Maori, Minori, Ravello, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano, Positano, the Li Galli Islands. Weather permitting, ride around the island of Capri. If it is warm enough, you can also take a swim in private coves.

We’ll stop in Capri for about 3 hours. You’ll have a picnic lunch with a view of Capri’s famous farallons, or you can decide to find a secluded picnic spot on your own. We’ll meet back up in the afternoon and finish our day at sea with our private boat ride back along the Amalfi coastline, with another stop to swim in a private cove.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Breakfast, Picnic Lunch)

 

Day 5 – Ravello and Its Villas (Rufolo and Cimbrone)

Spend the morning and afternoon in the hilltop town of Ravello visiting both the Villa Rufolo and Cimbrone and Ravello’s Duomo with a local guide. After your guided walk through the town, enjoy a group lunch at a family-run restaurant.

You will have a few hours on your own in Ravello to shop and explore before meeting back up with Kathy for gelato at one of the best gelaterie along the Amalfi Coast. Our driver will take us back to Amalfi for the evening.

The evening is yours to enjoy Amalfi and dinner as you like.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Breakfast, Lunch)

 

Day 6 – Beach Day in Amalfi or Free Day to Explore on Your Own – Farewell Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, spend your final full day as you like along the Amalfi Coast.

You’ll meet Kathy this evening at 7:30pm for a farewell dinner at a favorite Amalfi restaurant.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

Day 7 ~ Arriverderci Divine Coast

Right after breakfast, say your goodbyes to the splendid Amalfi Coast. Your private transfer will leave at 8:30am from the hotel to the Napoli Airport or train station.

MEALS INCLUDED: (Breakfast)

***Sequence of classes, activities, excursions and menus may vary. The final itinerary will be emailed to each guest no later than the first day of the vacation, but usually several weeks in advance.

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