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Overview

Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation and Culinary Tour

A view of Sorrento during an Amalfi Coast cooking vacationSunny southern Italy is one of the most popular destinations for a cooking vacation in Italy, and the Amalfi Coast is its crown jewel. The 40 kilometers of coastline are characterized by a number of stunning towns built between the mountain and the sea. The unforgettable views and natural beauties are what draw many of our travelers to our cooking vacations on the Amalfi Coast. Add to that amazing food, which you explore during our Amalfi Coast cooking classes and first-class wine, which you can sample on an Amalfi Coast wine tour, and you have the makings of dream vacation.

The Amalfi Coast proper is quite small, including only a handful of towns such as Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano. But most travelers include the nearby Sorrentine Peninsula when exploring the area on an Amalfi Coast food and wine tour, as well as the nearby isle of Capri. Do your tastes run to shopping? There is plenty, including of hig-quality leather products, the area’s famed ceramics, and other decorative arts. Are you more of a relaxed traveler? There is nothing as wonderful as sitting on a terrace and enjoying a glass of wine while staring out over the Mediterranean Sea. Whatever your travel interests, an Amalfi Coast food tour or Amalfi Coast culinary vacation with The International Kitchen will provide the vacation of a lifetime.

The food you will enjoy on our cooking vacations on the Amalfi Coast are typically southern Italian, including homemade pastas, plenty of seafood, freshly made mozzarella, and delicious, sun-drenched produce. The area is also famous for its lemons, which appear in various desserts, sorbets, and of course the famous “limoncello” liqueur.

A view of the shore of Capri on your culinary tour of ItalyExploring the wines of this region on a wine tour on the Amalfi Coast means tasting fruity whites and more robust, tannic reds. Pair them with the dishes you prepare during our Amalfi Coast cooking classes and learn how to live the sweet life of the locals.

Your home for your Amalfi Coast food tour will be the Sorrento area, which is comprised of Sorrento proper and several small adjacent villages that surround it. Sorrento’s dramatic position on the cliffs overlooking the sea, its bustling central square, and its plethora of restaurants make on of the best destinations for an Amalfi Coast food and wine tour.

Your luxury accommodations for your Amalfi coast culinary tour will be a beautiful hotel right on the sea. Enjoy the sunset from your sea-view room or from the stunning rooftop terrace. Travel to Capri for a day exploring one of the world’s most iconic islands. Learn to make homemade gelato and pizza, and participate in two in-depth Amalfi Coast cooking classes. Explore the towns of the Amalfi Coast and discover why it is one of Italy’s top destinations!

If you are looking for another wonderful alternative for an Amalfi Coast cooking vacation, check out our Splendid Sorrento Amalfi Coast food tour!





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Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation Highlights

Your Amalfi Coast cooking vacation in Sant’Agnello di Sorrento will take your breath away and provide everything you could want from culinary travel in Italy, including:

  • deluxe sea-view accommodations at a 5* hotel
  • cooking classes featuring regional dishes
  • excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri, and more!
  • a winery visit with tasting and a cheese-maker visit
  • transfers and transportation
  • meals as indicated

Itinerary

A view from the Hotel Mediterraneo during an Amalfi Coast culinary vacation.Our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations are available for a minimum of 2 people. A sample itinerary follows, but we can easily customize the week to suit your tastes!

Day One

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

  • Transfer from Naples airport or train station to Sant’Agnello di Sorrento. Check in to your 5* hotel.
  • This evening, enjoy a welcome drink on the rooftop bar, then a 3-course dinner at the hotel’s restaurant (beverages not included, paid locally).
  • Overnight.

Pompeii ruins in southern ItalyDay Two

  • Following breakfast, depart for a driving excursion to Pompeii to discover the ruins of the Roman city, which was destroyed by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. Experience a guided tour of the site.
  • Next, head to Mt. Vesuvius to visit a wine estate’s cellar. While visiting the volcano, enjoy a lunch paired with wine.
  • Return to Sorrento late afternoon for one of the week’s highlights, a cooking class at Villa Ida. On this family estate, prepare a full meal and taste their family wine. Dinner to follow with local wine. You then be returned to the hotel.
  • Overnight.

Gelateria in ItalyDay Three

  • Breakfast, followed by some time to relax, perhaps by the pool.
  • Later in the morning, take part in a pizza-making demonstration with an English-speaking “pizzaiolo” who will prepare your pizzas in the wood-fired oven.
  • Enjoy your customized pizza creations for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, head to downtown Sorrento for a gelato making class at “Gelateria Bouganville.” Following class, taste your favorite gelato. Return to the hotel via the hotel’s shuttle.
  • Dinner on your own with suggestions from the hotel’s concierge.
  • Overnight.

Amalfi Coast CapriDay Four

  • After breakfast, depart by private Gozzo for the beautiful island of Capri for a full-day trip to paradise. A Gozzo is a traditional Sorrentine fishing boat. This very special day will include with 3 hours on board the gozzo and 3 hours on the island to explore on your own. (If unavailable due to weather an alternate excursion will be proposed.)
  • Return to the hotel and time to relax before dinner.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Sorrento (drinks not included), and overnight.

Sorrento ItalyDay Five

  • Breakfast.
  • In the morning tour an agriturismo, La Sorgente, where a family has preserved a thousand-year-old tradition of making cheese. Not only will you see how Treccia and Caciottine cheese is made, but you’ll also taste their products, including cheese and salumi paired with a tasting of local wine.
  • Afternoon on your own. Perhaps explore the town of Sorrento; In Sorrento, there is an abundance of shops from designer brands to locally-produced goods, such as linens. You can either use the hotel’s shuttle, or enjoy the 15-minute walk to the main square.
  • Dinner on your own tonight.
  • Overnight.

The cathedral of Amalfi on an Amalfi Coast food tour with TIK.Day Six

  • Breakfast.
  • Today enjoy a full-day visit to the famous Amalfi Coast, with your first stop in Montepertuso, a beautiful village surrounded by green hills just above Positano. While here, meet Chef Salvatore of il Ritrovo Restaurant for a hands-on cooking class focused on traditional Amalfi Coast dishes.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts, along with a limoncello tasting!
  • Continue your day on the Coast with stops in such famous towns as Amalfi and Positano with their beautiful landscapes.
  • Return to Sorrento for your farewell dinner at the hotel (drinks included).
  • Overnight.

Day Seven

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

Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation Trip Details

Included in Your 6-Night Italy Cooking Vacation

Accommodations

6 nights double accommodation in Romantic sea view room at the 5* Hotel Mediterraneo

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 lunches, local wine included
  • 2 dinners with beverages not included
  • 2 dinners with wine included (after cooking class and for farewell dinner)

Classes & Instructors

Your 4 cooking classes during your Amalfi Coast cooking vacation will present you with a variety of traditional Italian specialities and will include:

  • a cooking class with a local family at their nearby villa
  • a pizza making class with a ‘pizzaiolo’
  • a gelato-making session in Sorrento
  • a cooking class at a restaurant in Montepertuso

Excursions

  • Pompeii, including guided tour of the site
  • Mt. Vesuvius winery visit
  • Full-day excursion to Capri by private gozzo (Sorrentine boat)
  • Cheese producer visit
  • Amalfi Coast tour, including Positano and Amalfi

Transfer Details

  • Arrival group transfer from Naples airport around noon OR Naples train station around 2:30p.m. to Sant’Agnello di Sorrento
  • Departure group transfer (around 9 or 10 AM) to Naples airport or train station.

If you cannot meet the group transfer, an extra transfer can be arranged for an additional cost.

Miscellaneous

  • Shuttle bus to Sorrento city center

Not Included

  • Local tourist tax (4 Euros per person per night), payable locally
  • Beverages and meals except where specified
  • Tips

Accommodation Information

The newly renovated 5-star Hotel Mediterraneo, spectacularly overlooking the Gulf of Sorrento, is an upscale historical hotel, featuring a swimming pool, sloped sea access and many other luxury amenities. The facility is easily reached from Naples and it is located only one kilometer away from Sorrento. The hotel also provides a shuttle, should you like to take it into town. During your stay, you will glory in your full sea view, and will be surrounded by evocative atmospheres and exciting aromas, suspended between the blue sea and the bright colors of a gorgeous garden with orange and lemon trees.

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Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation Pricing & Dates

Find pricing and dates for our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations below, and contact us for availability or to plan your trip.



Sample High Season Pricing:
June 1-October 8

6-Night Cooking Vacation Pricing

US$5550 per person based on double occupancy

    Pricing dependent on specific dates booked, please inquire!

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

    Upgrades: please inquire.

    Sample Mid Season Pricing:
    April 30-May 31; October 9-November 2

    6-Night Cooking Vacation Pricing

    US$5200 per person based on double occupancy

      Pricing dependent on specific dates booked, please inquire!

      30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

      Upgrades: please inquire.

      Sample Low Season Pricing:
      March 31-April 29

      6-Night Cooking Vacation Pricing

      US$5100 per person based on double occupancy

        Pricing dependent on specific dates booked, please inquire!

        30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

        Upgrades: please inquire.


        Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation Tour Dates

        Our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations can take place any week late March to early November for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, please inquire. The itinerary generally starts on a Sunday.

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

        2022
        Sample weeks: please inquire for availability.
        April 3-9
        April 10-16
        April 17-23
        April 24-30
        May 1-7
        May 8-14
        May 15-21
        May 22-28
        May 29-June 4
        June 5-11
        June 12-18
        June 19-25
        June 26-July 2
        July 3-9
        July 10-16
        July 17-23
        July 24-30
        July 31-August 6
        August 7-13
        August 14-20
        August 21-27
        August 28-September 3
        September 4-10
        September 11-17
        September 18-24
        September 25-October 1
        October 2-8
        October 19-15
        October 16-22
        October 23-29

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        Enjoying a view of Capri during an Amalfi Coast cooking vacation.

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