Country
Italy
Duration
6 Days/5 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours
 

Highlights

  • SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA AND OTHERS RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:
    Participants will have the unique chance of sampling several Slow Food Presidia products – high-quality, traditional foods and beverages at risk of “extinction” – and other local delicacies from Slow Food recommended quality producers, such as:
    • the original Limoncello of Amalfi and Sorrento
    • the cakes and other specialties of Amalfi
    • the San Marzano tomato
    • the typical preserves and jams of the “La Limonaia”

    POINTS OF INTEREST:
    Art, History, Culture & Nature During the tour, the participants will not only discover delightful food and wines but also the most interesting monuments, works of art, churches and natural landscapes of the region:
    • Naples, with the Dell’Ovo Castle, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino and the Galleria Umberto
    • Pompeii, the opulent Roman city which was buried beneath the rubble from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD
    • the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful places in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its amazing sea views
    • Sorrento, the magnificent town where wonderful views of the bay hide behind every corner
    • Amalfi, with the wonderful cathedral and the characteristic narrow streets full of shops
    • Ravello, the magical town where some of the world’s most famous composers like Verdi and Wagner composed their works
    • Maiori and Minori with the most famous pastry shop in the world
    • Positano, with its characteristic, white-washed houses and balconies draped with bougainvillea and the magnificent Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

  • Campania is a land rich in culture, music, history, architecture and archaeological sites. The tour will bring the participants to the Isle of Capri, the most picturesque and visited places in Campania; Naples, with its castles and noble palaces, but also the city where pizza was conceived in its modern appearance and taste; in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried in 79 AD from a massive eruption of Vesuvius; in Sorrento, the lively seaside resort that houses the famous Limoncello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where there are a number of mountain towns that seem to fall into the sea and the wonderful Positano. Campania is also a land with a rich gastronomy that has its roots in fresh local products; the Romans knew the region as Campania Felix, which translates into English as fertile countryside, and there is a real wealth of genuine and rich food to discover here.

    Inclusions

    5 nights’ accommodation at 4* hotels
    9 meals: 5 daily buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches (see below), 1 Welcome Dinner
    1 Cooking Class at La Limonaia (lunch included) and 1 Limoncello tasting
    1 Wine Tasting Tenuta le Lune del Vesuvio (lunch included), in Pompeii
    1 Wine Tasting with lunch Tenuta San Francesco (lunch included), on the Amalfi Coast
    1 De Riso with a taste of the famous Ricotta and Pear
    Private guide full-day Capri / Anacapri
    Return private transfer Napoli station or airport / Sorrento
    Transfers in / out Cooking Class
    Half-day private guided PompeiI excavations tour (2 hours)
    Full day driver for Pompei and Tenuta Le Lune del Vesuvio
    Full day private guide and driver in Amalfi Coast
    Transfer Hotel / Port Sorrento / Hotel
    Car on island of Capri
    Hydrofoil tickets and island landing tax
    Entrance to Grotta Azzura, Pompeii excavations, Cathedral San Andrea in Amalfi, San Michele and Augusto’s Gardens in Capri

    Exclusions

    Flights – City taxes (payable at the hotel) – Travel insurance – Meals and beverages unless indicated in the itinerary – Assistance during the arrival & departure transfers – Gratuities – All other items not mentioned in Inclusions.

    Additional Information

    Note

    Possible to book the following options (on request +$):
    – Additional lunches/dinners
    – Car rental
    – Private car with driver
    – Pre/post tour

    1

    DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SORRENTO

    Arrival in Naples station or apt meeting with the guide and driver in the morning (max. 10.00 am), Walking tour of Naples, free time for lunch (optional), transfer to the hotel in Sorrento area. Time to settle in and then welcome dinner dedicated to the typical products of Campania region.

    Meals : Dinner

    Accommodation : Sorrento for 5 nights

    2

    DAY 2 SORRENTO - LIMONAIA COOKING CLASS AND LIMONCELLO TASTING

    After breakfast, be ready for a day dedicated to the typical Sorrentine foods! The cooking class will be held in a characteristic Sorrentine garden, and it will be specially designed to make your holiday a perfect culinary experience. All dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients, following traditional recipes passed down through many generations. Each cooking course take approximately 3 hours depending on the option selected. The class includes a lesson based on the subject of the day by lunch accompanied by exquisite wines, mineral water and Limoncello.
    They’ll greet you with a welcome drink and they’ll start a walking tour in the vegetable garden. Here you can pick our organic products with their Mediterranean scent and taste, which will be used for cooking and preparing our dishes. The lesson includes cooking a traditional Sorrento menu, composed of a first course with Homemade pasta, a second course and the inevitable dessert. Under the experienced leadership of the chef, you can learn how to cook the famous Gnocchi alla Sorrentina or the Ravioli alla Caprese. You can cook the famous eggplant parmesan, made with fried eggplant, then put in the oven with mozzarella and tomato sauce. At the end the dessert cannot miss: a lemon caprese cake or a delicious Tiramisù with coffee (the menu selected could change on the basis of the seasonality of the products). At the end of every class, you can taste your culinary creation, and you’ll judge your own dish in the shadow of our pergola, with a smile and fine wines in good company. At the end of the lesson, you will receive your certificate of participation and the recipes to cook your favourite dish at home on your own. Return to your hotel and overnight.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

    3

    DAY 3 SORRENTO - CAPRI

    Participate for the whole day in the private tour, dedicated to the exploration of the beautiful and romantic island of Capri. The tour starts with the private transfer from the hotel in Sorrento to the port of Sorrento, where they will meet with the guide. Departure to Capri by hydrofoil, and arrival to Capri. Visit of the Blue Grotto (weather permitting). The tour of Capri and Anacapri will be followed with the Capri Cabrio Car, characteristic of the island, with a stop and visit of Villa San Michele. Free time for lunch (optional) and transfer to the port of Capri to return in Sorrento. Transfer included from the Port of Sorrento to the hotel.

    Meals : Breakfast

    4

    DAY 4 SORRENTO – POMPEII

    Meeting with guide and driver at the hotel at 8am and departure for Pompeii. Visit of the Pompeii excavations, departure for the Tenuta Lune del Vesuvio for a guided tour of the estate with lunch and tastings of the wines of their production.
    Included with Lunch:
    Bread of the day with oil from the olive grove
    Coda di Volpe Pompeiano IGT “Donna Carolina” wine
    Mixed bruschetta with vegetables from the garden
    Lacryma Cristi del Vesuvio DOC white wine Janesta
    Scialatielli with Piennolo cherry tomatoes
    Piedirosso Pompeiano IGT “O’ Cuognolo “wine
    Escalope with Coda di Volpe and taste of typical Vesuvian cheese with homemade jams
    Lacryma Cristi del Vesuvio DOC Red wine Muscari
    Sweet of the Moons

    Return to the hotel and overnight

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

    5

    DAY 5 SORRENTO – ALMALFI COAST

    In the morning, departure for a memorable day spent in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Amalfi Coast. Meet with the guide and driver at the hotel before departure. Stop in Positano for photos, and then departure for Amalfi. Visit the famous Cathedral of Sant’Andrea and the historic center of Amalfi, after moving to the magical city of Ravello, where some of the most famous composers in the world, such as Verdi and Wagner, have composed their works. Continue to Minori via the Tramonti hills where we will make a visit and wine tasting at Tenuat San Frencesco. This is a visit of the family vineyard with the cellars and tasting of 5 wines and typical local products, then on towards Maiori. Stop in Minori one of the oldest cities of the Amalfi Coast, with its Roman Villa (entrance not included). Here we will stop in one of the most famous pastry shops of the Amalfi coast, De Riso, with a taste of the famous ricotta and pear dessert. Free time before returning to the hotel.

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

    6

    DAY 6 DEPARTURE FROM SORRENTO

    Breakfast in hotel before checking out. Private transfer from the hotel to Naples airport.

    Meals : Breakfast

    4* HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR IN SORRENTO

    Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Majestic Palace Hotel, Eliseo Park Hotel, Villa Maria Hotel, or La Pergola

    Rates in $CA, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

    Land Package
    Departures 2023  4* Option
    April 1 – October 31 4915
    Single Occupancy On request

    BOOKING CONDITIONS:

    $200 per person upon reservation

    Final payment 50 days prior to departure

    **Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec