Italy: Flavours of the Amalfi Coast - Self-Guided Tour

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This four-night gastronomic tour will lead you along the stunning coastlines and through the pastel towns of the Campania region, sampling fresh local cuisine as you go. Home to the sweet and aromatic Amalfi lemons, deliciously creamy buffalo mozzarella and sun ripened tomatoes to name a few, you’ll find yourself in the perfect spot for a foodie adventure.

Tour highlights

• Spend 5 days exploring the best cuisine on the Neapolitan Riviera
• Choice of 3* or 4* hotels
• Private transfers included and knowledgeable guides to show you where to find the best food 
• Enjoy lunch in a family-run farm
• Learn how to make local food at a cooking class
• Discover local street food on a tour of Amalfi Coast's towns
• Join a group excursion to Pompeii
• Enjoy flexible departures and private guides just for your booking

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Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Naples

Arrive at Naples Airport where you will be met by your driver for a private transfer to your hotel the Amalfi Coast. On the way you'll stop at an agriturismo where you can enjoy delicious home cooked local produce accompanied by a glass of local wine. Arrive at your hotel in the Amalfi Coast, settle in and spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the area. 

Meals included: Lunch

Day 2: Italian cooking class

After breakfast you'll be collected from your hotel and taken to Praiano to begin a day of walking, cooking and eating. You'll follow a guide through the beautiful coastal trails, lined with vibrant flaura, and visiting vineyards along the way. This culinary experience will help you get in touch with the local food and culture as you pick fresh herbs and vegetables from the gardens to be used in your Italian cooking class. Enjoy the fruits of your labours, as you tuck into your home cooked lunch accompanied by local wines.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Food tasting tour

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a pleasant walking tour around the town where you'll learn about the myths and legends of the Amalfi Coast. As you explore, stop to sample some of the region’s tastiest treats from its thriving street food scene. Start with some Amalfi lemon ice cream, Cuoppo (fried fish), pizza topped with sun ripened tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese, End with a sweet custard filled pastry ‘Pasticciotto cake’.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Pompeii

On your final full day join a group tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city preserved by the volcanic eruption of AD 79. As you wander through the archaeological site, you’ll gain an insight into this ancient civilisation, including their cooking practices. The kitchens, complete with post and pans – can still be seen today.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Naples - UK

Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel before taking a private transfer to Naples Airport for your flight home. Or, why not extend your stay in Italy? Spend a few extra days on the Amalfi Coast or in the bustling town of Sorrento.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Your holiday includes

  • 4 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation at 3* or 4* hotels 
  • Lunch in a farmhouse with drinks included (this can be on the arrival or departure day, depending on flight times)
  • Walking & cooking class experience with wine tasting
  • Walking tour and culinary tasting experience 
  • Pompeii group tour
  • Private transfers

Your holiday excludes:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel city taxes
  • Extras, drinks and personal expenses

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Hotels

Hotels will be confirmed at the time of booking. If you would like a specific hotel, please call us to request this for you.

★★★ Hotels

Hotel Fontana, Amalfi; Hotel Sole, Maiori; Hotel Settebello, Minori (or similar)

★★★★ Hotels

Grand Hotel Excelsior, Amalfi; Hotel Sole Splendid Maiori; Minori Palace, Minori (or similar)

 

Departure dates

Any day between May and October

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This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information
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