7 Days Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacations in Italy

Cooking Holidays in Italy

Spend your cooking holiday with a chef and experience dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Experience eating foods that have been hand-picked from an organic garden just minutes ago to reveal an entirely new dimension of how real food tastes while a professional guide narrates the sights of Napoli, the Amalfi Coast, and the Capri island.

Highlights

  • 2 hands-on cooking classes
  • Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Pick ingredients from an organic garden
  • Tour to Amalfi Coast, Napoli City, and Capri Island
  • Boat trip along the coast of Sorrento
  • Airport or train station transfer
  • 3 lunches and two dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6

Airport transfer included: Naples International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

Your home for this adventure will be a four-star hotel situated in Sorrento. The hotel offers a special atmosphere and right environment for spending a relaxing holiday. Even if it is located at the center of the town, the hotel is a tranquil oasis. The structure has been developed around an ancient tower, dating back to the sixteenth century. It hosts three large suites which are characterized by intimate and luxurious atmospheres.

At the booking stage you will be advised on the accommodation type availability as if you prefer a different place to stay, alternative options are available.

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Day 1: Benvenuto / Naples to Sorrento transfers

The shuttle's meeting point at the airport will be at the Information desk at arrival area. If you are coming with train, the meeting point is at platform 18. The day is then spent at your leisure. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Full typical Amalfi Coast cooking course menu

You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00. This culinary immersion and cooking classes take place at the farmhouse on Sorrento hills. As you discover the timeless cooking traditions of the Amalfi Coast, you will make dishes with ingredients that include hand-picked produce from the organic garden (organic product), cheese, locally-produced meat, and fish just harvested from the sea.

Each of your fun and educational cooking course on this Amalfi Coast cooking experience will be hands-on and will feature recipes of the Campania region such as home-made pastas, delicious sauces, delectable main courses, and real Neapolitan pastries and desserts.

Foodie tours will expose you to the fascinating culinary treats this region has to offer, such as wine, olive oil, and limoncello. You will return home ready to recreate the wonderful flavors of the Amalfi Coast for your family and friends. After the course, enjoy a wonderful lunch together, all made perfect by the accompanying local wines and amazing view!

The transfer back to your hotel is at about 15:00 or 15:30 with afternoon and evening on your own leisure.

Day 3: Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula tour

Departure in the morning with a comfortable air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast. First, stop to capture one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and enjoy splendid panoramic position on one of the most beautiful stretches of the coastline.

Arrival in Positano to visit the little town (approximately one hour stop) with a profound artistic inspiration, enjoy some free time to explore this lovely hillside town, which colorful buildings cascade down to the sea. Browse shops, walk along the beach, or visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta if you wish.

Then, head to Amalfi, driving through the beautiful villages of Praiano, Furore, and Conca dei Marini. Stop at Amalfi, the original town of hand-made paper production (two hours' stop). Enjoy typical Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one upon the other, makes it one of Italy's most famous resorts.

Final stop will be at Ravello, a magic land as described by the most noted travelers and elected "A Spiritual Homeland" (one hour stop). Enjoy unparalleled views of the coastline, with views of Minori and Maiori, from this charming little town. Visit the city on your own, and if you are a fish lover, you may wish to visit Villa Rufolo, a 13th-century villa with beautiful cascading gardens and exquisite views. Your tour then concludes back at your hotel in Sorrento in the afternoon. Relax and enjoy the night at your pleasure.

Inclusions:

  • Round-trip transportation to and from your hotel to the Amalfi Coast
  • English speaking Guide
  • Light lunch and bottle of water

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fee

Day 4: Exploring the City of Napoli

Discover Naples, the city of the thousand colors. A professional guide will show you the city's hidden treasures that lie in the most secret corners of the famous squares and the "noisy" narrow streets of the historical center. Departing from your Sorrento hotel, the tour will lead you to the historical center, reaching Piazza del Gesu where you will have the chance to admire two of the most important Naples churches; the Baroque Gesu Nuovo and Romantic Santa Chiara.

Visit the Cappella San Severo, the Veiled Christ, and the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore before continuing on a walking tour of San Gregorio Armeno and Naples Christmas Alley. Stop for lunch and eat a delicious pizza in a typical Italian restaurant. In the afternoon, stroll around the monumental square of Piazza del Plebiscito where you will have some free time at your disposal to admire the Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera, the Umberto I gallery, Via Toledo, Piazza Trento, and Piazza Trieste.

Enjoy a typical Neapolitan cake and coffee in the famous Bar Gambrinus before departing from Naples and making your way back to Sorrento. Relax and enjoy the night at your pleasure.

Inclusions:

  • Guided tour of the historic centre of Naples
  • Chance to taste the famous Neapolitan pizza
  • Coffee and Neapolitan cake
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Live tour commentary provided in English

Exclusions:

  • Admission fees to Church of Santa Chiara, the Veiled Christ, and Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore.
  • Food and Beverages not listed as Inclusions

Additional information:

  • You should wear comfortable shoes
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The tour works with all weather conditions, please dress properly.
  • Depending on the location of your hotel, the pick-up time may vary. You have to confirm your location and time with supplier.

Day 5: Cooking class in the best cooking school in town

You will be informed at booking time about the time of the cooking course because this cooking class is very popular so its always busy. Your cooking class will be held in the large kitchen specially designed to make your cooking course perfect. You will use just fresh ingredients and will create typical original recipes. The course is between three to five hours. Each class is followed by either lunch or dinner based on the lesson time. You will do a full menu accompanied with wine, water, and limoncello

Day 6: Discovery Capri Island and Sorrento coastline by boat

A pleasant boat trip along the coast of Sorrento will take you to Capri. Here, you can freely explore and discover Capri, walking aimlessly in the alleys of the center, reliving ancient times among the archaeological finds of Villa Jovis and a hike to Monte Solaro. And then, immerse in the the wonderful view by boat around the island.

After the Salto di Tiberio, you will see the Faraglioni. It is said that all couples exchanging a kiss under the arch will stay together forever! Numerous fascinating caves, including the Green Grotto, named for the emerald water reflections. Please note that in the event of bad weather the tour of Capri will be replaced with an alternative tour.

Several stops for swimming and snorkeling are planned. Port of Marina Grande with a stop of four to five hours to explore the island of Capri. Aboard happy hour, relaxing and tasting limoncello. To enable them to comply with all the stages of the tour, stopping to visit the Blue Grotto will be maximum 30 minutes, sea conditions permitting. Tonight will be the highlight of this vacation as you will enjoy a dinner in a Michelin-Starred restaurant.

Inclusions

  • Professional skipper
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Appetizers and drinks
  • Small-group tour of 12 people on the board
  • Limoncello tasting

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Blue Grotto if weather permitting (entrance fee approximately 13 EUR per person)

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The availability may change due to inclement weather

Day 7: Arrivederci / goodbye

You will transferred back to the airport or train station for your departure.

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will experience tours to Napoli City, Amalfi Coast, and Capri Island by boat, amongst other things.

Location

The Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast are one of those places that you admire on magazines and sighing while daydreaming, thinking you would like to go there one day. Small towns on cliffs studded with colorful and picturesque houses, lemon groves and olive trees overlook a clear, blue sea.

Fresh and home grown fruits and vegetables, wild flowers and aromatic herbs, handmade cheese and pasta, will enchant your senses and your spirit. The slow pace of life there, the people’s wide and welcoming smiles along with local specialties will make your stay unforgettable.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access

Food

Three lunches, two at cooking class and one in Napoli, and two dinners, one in the hotel and one in a Michelin-Starred restaurant, are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your tour to Capri Island, you have the chance to explore the famous Blue Grotto for an additional cost of 13 EUR per person.

What's included

  • 2 hands-on cooking classes
  • 1 Amalfi Coast tour experience
  • 1 Napoli City tour and pizza lunch with sfogliatella and coffee
  • 1 Capri Island Tour
  • Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • 3 lunches and two dinners
  • Transfer from and to the airport or train station
  • 6 nights accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). Transfer from and to this airport is included in the price. You will be picked up by a shuttle at the information desk at the arrival area.

Arrival by train

You can take the train to arrive at Napoli Centrale train station. Transfer from and to this train station is also included in the price.

Airport: Naples International Airport Airport transfer included: Naples International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

This vacation is available from March 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018 with arrival on Monday, departure on Sunday.

Pricing information

The minimum booking for this package is for two persons. Availability for one person can be made by request.

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