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Overview

Naples Culinary Tours: A Gastronomic Journey in Sant'Agnello di Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

The main square of Sorrento during an Amalfi Coast food tour with TIK. Indulge in the best of Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast with a culinary tour that showcases the vibrant flavors and breathtaking beauty of southern Italy. Our culinary tours in the Amalfi Coast region take you on a journey through the picturesque Sorrentine Peninsula, the stunning Amalfi Coast, and the bustling city of Naples. Whether you opt for the luxury version with sea-front accommodations in Sant’Agnello di Sorrento or the more affordable option with a charming B&B in the center of Sorrento, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting towns of Amalfi and Positano, and the captivating isle of Capri. Food tours in Naples and Sorrento include visits to Pompeii’s ancient ruins, hands-on cooking classes featuring traditional Italian dishes, foodie excursions to sample local specialties and regional wines, and a chance to explore the local culture while experiencing some of the world’s most beautiful sites.

Uncover the Magic of Naples

Naples, the third-largest city in Italy, is a warm and friendly place full of life, local history, and a wonderful food scene. It lies on the Gulf of Naples, in the shadow of the infamous Mount Vesuvius, and offers a plethora of art, churches, and one of the finest archeological museums in the world, all located within its historic center. The culinary tour includes a pizza-making session, a gelato class, and tastings of Neapolitan cuisine featuring fresh seafood paired with fruity white wines, hearty pasta, and sauces served with local red wines. Whether you are visiting Naples on a walking tour, taking a small boat tour to the isle of Capri, or spending a day exploring Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, you will have the chance to meet the locals and experience authentic southern Italian life.





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We gave this trip 5 stars
Sandra & John
FL
The Best of Sorrento, Naples and the Amalfi Coast tour was fabulous! We took 8 family members and everyone had a wonderful time. Hotel Mediterraneo has been recently remodeled and is beautiful with great staff. The itinerary gives you time to enjoy their pool, spa and sunsets on the rooftop bar. Highlights for us were the cooking class at Il Ritrovo overlooking Positano and the day on the private hotel boat circling the beautiful island of Capri. Everything went so smoothly with great tour guides and timely private transfers. I can’t recommend TIK enough for a perfect itinerary!

Highlights of Sorrento and Naples Gourmet Tours

Our Sorrento and Naples culinary vacation will show you the flavors of southern Italian cuisine and offer a variety of cultural and culinary excursions, such as:

  • private boat tour to the isle of Capri
  • foodie walking tour in the heart of Naples
  • authentic pizza making
  • winery visit on Mount Vesuvius
  • visits to the towns of Amalfi and Positano
  • guided visit of the ruins of Pompeii
  • and more!

Sorrento and Naples Italy Food Tours Itinerary

A view from the Hotel Mediterraneo during an Amalfi Coast culinary vacation.The itinerary for our Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast culinary vacations follows, but the order of activities may be altered slightly due to weather, season, and opening and closing times of establishments. If you opt for the B&B accommodations, the itinerary is slightly different – please inquire for details!

Day One – Sunday

  • Transfer from the Naples airport or train station to your accommodations at a luxury hotel or a charming Bed and Breakfast located in Sorrento. Check in to your home for your Amalfi Coast culinary tour and free time to relax or explore.
  • Dinner tonight at the hotel’s restaurant on the top floor, with a breathtaking view of the coast, or at a local restaurant in the city center (wine not included, paid locally).
  • Overnight.

Enjoying a Neapolitan pizza during a Naples food tour.Day Two – Monday

  • Breakfast at the hotel followed by a leisurely morning. Take this time to unwind by the pool, do some shopping on your own. 
  • Later in the morning, you will opt for a pizza demonstration by a “pizzaiuolo,” showcasing the art of crafting traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Savor the customized pizzas for lunch.
  • In the afternoon transfer to downtown Sorrento to meet your local guide for a 3 hour guided tour focussing on local food and arts. There will be many food tastings and much laughter!
  • Dinner tonight on own with suggestion by the Hotel concierge.
  • Overnight.

A view of Positano during an Amalfi Coast food tour.Day Three – Tuesday

  • Breakfast.
  • Kickstart your day with a visit to the renowned Amalfi Coast, visiting famous town of Positano, followed by a trip to the town of Amalfi, famous for its distinctive cathedral and array of shops. 
  • Enjoy lunch at your leisure during your explorations before journeying to the picturesque village of Montepertuso, nestled amidst lush green hills above Positano.
  • Here, you will have the chance to meet Chef Salvatore at his restaurant for a hands-on cooking class centered around traditional Amalfi Coast dishes.
  • Dinner to follow based on your efforts, along with a limoncello tasting!
  • Overnight.

A view of the shore of Capri on your culinary tour of ItalyDay Four – Wednesday

  • After breakfast, head off on a private Gozzo (traditional Sorrentine boat) to the amazing island of Capri. Your full-day trip to this gorgeous island will include 3 hours on board and 3 hours on the island where you can explore on your own, as well as an aperitif on board. Capri has been inhabited since prehistoric times, was then a Greek colony, and also an Emperor’s resort at the beginning of the ancient Roman Empire. Capri was home to residences of the Emperors Augustus and Tiberius, including Tiberius’s excavated Villa Iovis. During the 10th century, the citizens of Capri transferred their settlements from the seaside to the safer locations they still inhabit high above the shore. Capri eventually became part of the Abbey of Montecassino and then of the Kingdom of Naples, and you can see its history through the ages in its ruins and monuments. (Please note that if unavailable due to weather an alternate excursion will be proposed. Please note also that if you opt for the B&B accommodations, this will be a shared small-group boat excursion.)
  • Return back to Sorrento in the afternoon.
  • Dinner tonight is a 3-course tasting menu at the hotel’s restaurant, drinks included. 
  • Overnight

Exploring Pompeii during an Amalfi Coast food tour.Day Five – Thursday

  • Breakfast, and check out.
  • This morning, you are off to Naples! Enjoy an excursion on the way at Pompeii, where you will explore the ruins of the Ancient Roman city that was entombed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 BC and unearthed in 1748. You will have a  2-hourguided tour of this remarkably well-preserved site.
  • Later, proceed on your culinary tour of Italy to a local wine estate at the foot of the Volcano Vesuvio for a wine tasting and light lunch.
  • Continue to Naples and check in to your hotel.
  • Your dinner tonight will be at a traditional Naples restaurant within walking distance of your hotel (wine included).
  • Overnight.

A neighborhood in Naples during a Naples food tour.Day Six – Friday

  • Breakfast.
  • Meet your local guide this morning for a 6-hour Naples private food tour and cultural discovery. You will pass by some of the city’s most famous monuments such as the Royal Palace, the Teatro San Carlo, the Maschio Angioino, the Galleria Umberto, and Piazza del Peblescito.
  • Continue along in the heart of the old city along the “Spaccanapoli” street, which was the east-west Roman road that splits the city in two. Your cultural discovery of Naples will include the Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo, Santa Chiara, the Via di San Gregorio Armeno (where artisans craft the iconic presepi, or nativity scenes, of Naples), the Cattedrale di San Gennaro, and the Cappella San Severo, home of Giuseppe Sanmartino’s “Cristo Velato” (Veiled Christ), one of the Italy’s most famous sculptures.
  • During your Naples food tour and cultural discovery, you will stop for tastings of typical Neapolitan street food such as “pizza a portafoglio,” “pizza fritta,” “cuoppo,” and the delicious dessert “sfogliatella.”
  • Return to your hotel on your own (either on foot if you still want to explore or by taxi).
  • Dinner on your own and overnight.

Seafood pasta dish during your cooking vacation in ItalyDay Seven – Saturday

  • Breakfast and check out. Transfer either to the Naples train station or Naples airport.

Trip Details of Cooking Classes in Naples, Italy and Sorrento

Included in the 6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour

Accommodations

  • Four nights accommodation in Romantic classic sea view room at the 5* Hotel Mediterraneo*
    (*Or a more affordable version of the tour – four nights accommodation in Sorrento at a B&B – please inquire!)
  • Two nights accommodation in superior seaview room at 4* Naples hotel

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • Food tastings during Sorrento tour
  • Food tastings during Naples tour
  • 4 dinners (2 with wine included).

Classes & Instructors

Explore Italian cuisine and immerse yourself in the food culture of the region with a pizza-making class and a hands-on cooking class at a local restaurant up the hill from Positano. Gain local knowledge as you learn a variety of traditional Amalfi Coast and southern Italian specialities during your cooking classes. Your class will include a starter, first and second course, as well as a dessert, covering the breadth of this region’s rich culinary traditions.

Excursions

  • Full-day excursion to Capri by gozzo boat (Please note that if weather makes it impossible to go to Capri, an alternate excursion will be proposed.)
  • Amalfi Coast excursion to Positano and Amalfi
  • Guided tour of the archeological ruins of Pompeii
  • Winery visit on Mount Vesuvius
  • Private walking tour of Sorrento
  • Private walking tour of Naples

Transfer Details

  • Roundtrip transfers included from/to the Naples train station or airport.

Not Included

  • Local tourist tax, payable locally
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages and meals not indicated

Accommodation Information

Your accommodations in Sorrento will be at the luxury seafront 5* Hotel Mediterraneo in Sant’Agnello di Sorrento, a neighboring village to Sorrento. Overlooking the Gulf of Sorrento, the Hotel Mediterraneo has a beautiful swimming pool, sea access, and luxury amenities. It is an easy 15-minute walk into the center of Sorrento, and there is also a shuttle service. Your room will feature a spectacular, full sea view.

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Your accommodations in Naples will be at the Royal Continental Hotel. The hotel lies on the Gulf of Naples, right across from the Castel dell’Ovo in one of Naples’ best locations. The rooms and suites feature sea views, en suite baths, luxurious bedding, LCD TV, free WiFi, room safe, minibar, and air conditioning. The hotel also features a rooftop seawater pool, a restaurant, and exercise room. 

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Alternatively, if you’re on a tighter budget, your stay in Sorrento may be accommodated at one of two charming B&B properties, both conveniently located a brief stroll from the heart of the beautiful city. The rooms, recently refurbished, come with private bathrooms, WiFi, a fresh, contemporary design, and room service. Additionally, some rooms feature balconies for an extra touch of comfort. Please inquire for details!

Sorrento and Naples Cooking Vacations Pricing & Tour Dates 2023-2024

Find pricing and dates for our Naples and Sorrento tours below, and contact us for availability or to customize your trip.



6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour High Season Pricing:
June 1-July 31; August 29-September 30

6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Pricing

US$7590 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.

    Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

    Upgrade costs and single supplement: please inquire. 

    Alternatively, you can opt for a more budget-friendly rate with accommodations at a B&B in Sorrento. Please inquire! 

     

    6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Mid Season Pricing:
    May; August 1-28; October 1-14

    6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Pricing

    US$6750 per person based on double occupancy

      30% deposit due to confirm booking.

      Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

      Upgrade costs and single supplement: please inquire. 

      Alternatively, you can opt for a more budget-friendly rate with accommodations at a B&B in Sorrento. Please inquire! 

      6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Low Season Pricing:
      April; October 15 - November 2

      6-Night Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Pricing

      US$5890 per person based on double occupancy

        30% deposit due to confirm booking.

        Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

        Upgrade costs and single supplement: please inquire. 

        Alternatively, you can opt for a more budget-friendly rate with accommodations at a B&B in Sorrento. Please inquire! 


        Best of Sorrento Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Dates

        Our Amalfi Coast culinary tour in Sorrento and Naples is available any week early April through November for a minimum of 2 people.

        The program may be altered slightly due to weather, season, and opening and closing time of establishments.

        2024
        Offered April to November. Please inquire for available weeks.

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