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Overview

Best Selling Holidays on Amalfi Coast

Drinking wine during a cooking vacation on the Amalfi CoastYour home for our best-selling Amalfi Coast tour, the 5* Oasi Olimpia Relais, was featured on NBC Extra’s Mansions and Millions, October 2016.

About the location: Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi is situated about 10 km from Sorrento and is one of our very favorite places for an Amalfi Coast cooking vacation. Located on the Sorrentine Peninsula just down the coast from the Amalfi Coast, its name means “on the two gulfs” and refers to the spectacular views of both the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. Gaze out onto the isle of Capri from one direction, or toward Mount Vesuvius on the other, and you will discover why this is one of the world’s most beautiful places for culinary travel in Italy with The International Kitchen.

The site of your Italy cooking vacation will be a lovely five-star Oasi Olimpia Relais hotel of only six rooms and five suites situated on one of the hills of Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi. The villa was originally built in 1892 for a rich German aristocrat as a luxurious residence. It has recently been painstakingly restored and is now a splendid 5* hotel, complete with impeccably furnished interiors and a fine ambiance. The facilities include a gorgeous 15 meter swimming pool with jacuzzi and sauna, tennis court, outdoor dining, wine bar, exercise room, and lush vegetation. There is also a charming cantina in the main building (complete with Cuban cigars) and an incredible wine cave with premium wines from Italy, France and Australia. You will feel like you are living in the lap of luxury during your culinary vacation. But at the same time, the owner and his staff are so warm that you will think you are staying with old family friends.

The Amalfi region is truly one of the most idyllic on earth and are perfect spot for Amalfi Coast culinary vacations, whether you are traveling off season or in the height of summer. From the time of Etruscans to present movie stars, this has been area that has long enchanted travelers. Your excursions during this week-long Italy cooking holiday will take you from the posh island of Capri to the cobblestoned medieval streets of Amalfi and other Amalfi Coast towns.

From the wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius, to the hands-on cooking classes in the teaching kitchen of the Oasi Olimpia Relais, this Amalfi Coast cooking vacation with The International Kitchen will be the best trip you’ve ever had.





Latest Review

I gave this trip 5 stars
Kate
NC
It was a fabulous trip with a nice combination of cooking, sightseeing and free time. The staff were very friendly, helpful and a lot of fun. The cooking classes were excellent and we learned a lot. Kudos to Chef Giuseppe and Chef Giovanni. And as for the Amalfi coast, nothing could be more beautiful than the hillside towns and the island of Capri all overlooking the sea. Thank you TIK for planning a wonderful trip that I will remember for years to come.

All-Inclusive Amalfi Coast Vacations Highlights

Your 6-night luxury Amalfi Coast culinary vacation will include accommodations in a beautiful 5* relais hotel as well as:

  • 4 hands-on cooking classes in the teaching kitchen
  • Excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Pompeii
  • Winery visit and wine tasting
  • Farm visit with cheese making demonstration
  • Olive oil mill visit
  • Meals as indicated

Amalfi Coast Foodie Tour Itinerary

The exterior of the villa where you stay on your culinary tour of ItalyDiscover the week-long itinerary for our best selling Italy cooking vacation on the Amalfi Coast, and contact us with questions!

Day One

  • Pickup from the Naples airport or train station.
  • Arrival at the charming Oasi Olimpia Relais. Afternoon check in to your deluxe room for your Amalfi Coast culinary tour. (If you arrive early, leave your bags at the front desk and head out to explore the town or the grounds.)
  • Time on your own. If you are not jet-lagged, you may wish to take a short walk into Sant’Agata to do a little exploring. This is a charming little town; perhaps stop with the locals for a coffee and one of the pastry specialties of the region, or just stroll along the old streets.
  • Welcome dinner of local cuisine at the hotel’s elegant restaurant, Villa Oasi.

Friends on the Amalfi CoastDay Two

  • A lovely buffet breakfast awaits you.
  • In the morning you will head to a local farm for an Amalfi Coast food tour, where they produce top quality local cheese, such as mozzarella, provolone, and caciotta. Visit the farm, meet the animals, and then settle in for a cheese-making demonstration! A light tasting lunch will follow, including the wonderfully fresh cheese and other products from the farm.
  • Return to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation. If weather permits, you might want to take a dip in the pool. You can also schedule a massage in the massage room (advance reservations of at least 48 hours is required).
  • This evening at 5:00 PM, your first cooking lesson, followed by dinner based on your culinary efforts with wine.

Day Three

  • Fantastic buffet breakfast followed by your second cooking class.
  • After class, enjoy a light lunch and then depart for an Amalfi Coast food tour and cultural exploration.
  • Your first stop will be for a local olive oil tasting.
  • Next, explore the Amalfi Coast! Amalfi is a town that seems to have climbed up from the sea like froth and crystallized onto the land. The town is dominated by the impressive Duomo, rivaling in size the cliffs that rise up behind it. You can sit and observe in the Piazza Duomo or wind upwards through the cobblestone streets, exploring the little shops along the way. And Ravello is a charming town also perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea. It is home not only to the best Amalfi ceramics, but also the lovely gardens of the historic Villa Cimbrone.
  • Free time for shopping and leisure.
  • Return to the hotel for a bit of relaxation before dinner based on your morning culinary efforts with wine.
  • Overnight.

Lunch in ItalyDay Four

  • Breakfast.
  • In the morning, head to Pompeii with a 2-hour guided tour of the archeological ruins.
  • Next, depart for a winery visit on Mount Vesuvius. At this charming wine cellar experience a wine tasting and lunch.
  • Return to the hotel around 4:30 PM. You’ll have some time to relax before dinner out at a wonderful local restaurant.
  • Overnight.

Happy cook in ItalyDay Five

  • Buffet Breakfast.
  • Third cooking class with lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • Afternoon on your own.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

View of the sea from Capri during an Amalfi Coast food tour.Day Six

  • Breakfast.
  • Today will be a full-day visit to the enchanting isle of Capri, weathering permitting. (Traditionally the hydrofoils to Capri run spring through fall, and during the winter only if the temperature is mild and the water calm.) You can visit the magical Blue Grotto (sea permitting), walk private paths past secluded villas, and gaze across the aqua water from the harbors. You will have an English-speaking guide to help you, but transportation costs on the island are not included, to be paid locally.
  • Today’s lunch will be on your own.
  • Return to the hotel mid-afternoon, and make some pizza dough in the kitchen with the chef. While the dough rises, enjoy a class on making the tasty Limoncello liqueur. After the dough rises, finish making your customized pizza, which you will then enjoy for dinner.
  • (Please note that in the event of bad weather, Capri excursion will be replaced by an alternate excursion.)

Amalfi Coast, ItalyDay Seven

  • Breakfast and departure from the hotel to the Naples airport or train station.

The exterior of the villa where you stay on your culinary tour of ItalyCheck out the day by day itinerary for our best selling Italy cooking vacation on the Amalfi Coast, and contact us with questions!

Day One

  • Pickup from the Naples airport (around 12:00 noon) or train station (around 2:30 pm).
  • Arrival at the charming Oasi Olimpia Relais where you check in to your deluxe room for your Amalfi Coast culinary tour.
  • Time on your own. If you are not jet-lagged, you may wish to take a short walk into Sant’Agata to do a little exploring. This is a charming little town; perhaps stop with the locals for a coffee and one of the pastry specialties of the region, or just stroll along the old streets.
  • Welcome dinner of local cuisine at the hotel’s elegant restaurant, Villa Oasi.

Friends enjoying a culinary vacation on the Amalfi CoastDay Two

  • A lovely buffet breakfast awaits you.
  • In the morning you will head to a local farm for an Amalfi Coast food tour, where they produce top quality local cheese, such as mozzarella, provolone, and caciotta. Visit the farm, meet the animals, and then settle in for a cheese-making demonstration! A light tasting lunch will follow, including the wonderfully fresh cheese and other products from the farm.
  • Return to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation. If weather permits, you might want to take a dip in the pool. You can also schedule a massage in the massage room (advance reservations of at least 48 hours is required).
  • This evening at 5:00 PM, your first cooking lesson, followed by dinner based on your culinary efforts with wine.

Fresh cheese and vegetablesDay Three

  • Fantastic buffet breakfast followed by your second cooking class.
  • After class, enjoy a light lunch and then depart for an Amalfi Coast food tour and cultural excursion.
  • Your first stop will be for a local olive oil tasting.
  • Next, explore the Amalfi Coast! Amalfi is a town that seems to have climbed up from the sea like froth and crystallized onto the land. The town is dominated by the impressive Duomo, rivaling in size the cliffs that rise up behind it. You can sit and observe in the Piazza Duomo or wind upwards through the cobblestone streets, exploring the little shops along the way. And Ravello is a charming town also perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea. It is home not only to the best Amalfi ceramics, but also the lovely gardens of the historic Villa Cimbrone.
  • Free time for shopping and leisure.
  • Return to the hotel for a bit of relaxation before dinner based on your morning culinary efforts with wine.
  • Overnight.

Involtini di melanzaneDay Four

  • Breakfast.
  • Today will be a full-day visit to the enchanting isle of Capri, weathering permitting. (Traditionally the hydrofoils to Capri run spring through fall, and during the winter only if the temperature is mild and the water calm.) You can visit the magical Blue Grotto (sea permitting), walk private paths past secluded villas, and gaze across the aqua water from the harbors. You will have an English-speaking guide to help you, but transportation costs on the island are not included, to be paid locally.
  • Today’s lunch will be on your own.
  • Return to the hotel mid-afternoon. You’ll have some time to relax before dinner out at a wonderful local restaurant.
  • Overnight.

Limoncello and dessert on an Amalfi Coast culinary vacationDay Five

  • Buffet Breakfast.
  • Transfer back to Naples.

Mediterranean Food & Wine Tasting Trip Details

Included in Your 6-Night Italy Culinary Vacation

Accommodations

6 nights accommodations in classic rooms (either one large or two twin beds) with ensuite bathroom

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

The villa hotel where you stay on your culinary tour of ItalyYour 4 cooking classes will be held in the large teaching kitchen built specifically for your culinary travel in Italy with The International Kitchen. It features spacious granite counters, a large professional range and an outdoor veranda, where you can enjoy a break between courses. Your Mediterranean cooking classes will be led by one of two chefs — or sometimes even both of them! Chef Giuseppe is a young but experienced chef; born in Sorrento, he was raised in a family that has long had a passion for cooking traditional Italian cuisine. He has studied at a local culinary school and has cooked in a variety of hotels and restaurants, including the 1-star Michelnin restaurant Il Buco in Sorrento. Chef Giovanni may be your second culinary instructor. He lives in S Agata and has studied at the local hospitality school. He also speaks excellent English, having worked for 1 year in Scotland.
The chefs will teach you such typical southern Italian dishes as Sorrento-style gnocchi, stuffed calamari, and Neapolitan-style artichokes. All dishes use the freshest ingredients, including the vegetables, which are from the hotel’s organic garden, and recipes that have been passed down for many generations. Your final cooking lesson of the week will teach you the essentials of preparing true Neapolitan style pizza!

Excursions

The ruins of Pompeii visited during your Amalfi Coast cooking tour

  • Farm visit with cheese demonstration
  • Exploring the Amalfi Coast towns
  • Winery visit at Mount Vesuvius
  • Guided tour of the archeological site of Pompeii
  • All-day excursion to Capri (weather permitting)

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer from Naples airport, train station, or city center.
  • Departure transfer to Naples airport, train station, or city center.

Not Included

  • Drinks outside of meal times.
  • Local tourist tax (a few Euros per person per night), paid locally.

Included in Your 4-Night Italy Culinary Vacation

Accommodations

4 nights accommodations in classic rooms (either one large or two twin beds) with ensuite bathroom

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

The villa hotel where you stay on your culinary tour of ItalyYour 2 cooking classes will be held in the large teaching kitchen built specifically for your culinary vacation with The International Kitchen. It features spacious granite counters, a large professional range and an outdoor veranda, where you can enjoy a break between courses. Your Mediterranean cooking classes will be led by one of two chefs — or sometimes even both of them! Chef Giuseppe is a young but experienced chef; born in Sorrento, he was raised in a family that has long had a passion for cooking traditional Italian cuisine. He has studied at a local culinary school and has cooked in a variety of hotels and restaurants, including the 1-star Michelnin restaurant Il Buco in Sorrento. Chef Giovanni may be your second culinary instructor. He lives in S Agata and has studied at the local hospitality school. He also speaks excellent English, having worked for 1 year in Scotland.
The chefs will teach you such typical southern Italian dishes as Sorrento-style gnocchi, stuffed calamari, and Neapolitan-style artichokes. All dishes use the freshest ingredients, including the vegetables, which are from the hotel’s organic garden, and recipes that have been passed down for many generations.

Excursions

  • Farm visit with cheese demonstration.
  • Exploring the Amalfi Coast towns
  • All-day excursion to Capri (weather permitting)

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer from Naples airport, train station, or city center.
  • Departure transfer to Naples airport, train station, or city center.

Not Included

  • Drinks outside of meal times.
  • Local tourist tax (a few Euros per person per night), paid locally.

Accommodation Information

Your accommodations for your luxury Italy cooking vacation will be a beautiful 5* hotel. Situated on a hill of Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi, the villa was built in 1892 for a rich German aristocrat as a luxurious residence. Today, after being painstakingly restored as a splendid hotel, the five-star relais holds six rooms and five suites that are impeccably furnished (rooms can feature either one large bed, or two twin-sized beds). The hotel for our Italy cooking vacations also offer access to wonderful amenities, including a 15-meter swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, wine bar, outdoor dining, tennis court, and lush Amalfi Coast vegetation.

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Luxury Amalfi Coast Culinary Vacation Pricing & Dates

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



2024 6-night Culinary Vacation High Season Pricing:
May through September

6-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$3850 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$450 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Add US$500 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite
  • Add US$800 per person to upgrade to Penthouse Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

 

2024 6-night Culinary Vacation Low Season Pricing:
April, October & November

6-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$3300 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$450 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Add US$500 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite
  • Add US$800 per person to upgrade to Penthouse Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

2025 6-night Culinary Vacation High Season Pricing:
April 24 to October 4

6-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$3960 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$425 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Please inquire for upgrade costs for 2025. 

2025 6-night Culinary Vacation Low Season Pricing:
(March, April, October, November)

6-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$3360 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$425 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Please inquire for upgrade costs for 2025. 


Mediterranean Cooking Classes Dates 2024

Our best selling Amalfi culinary vacations are available any week early April to November for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, please inquire for availability. Interested in taking over the whole property for a private luxury Amalfi cooking holiday? Please contact us!

2024
March 24 – 30
April 7-13
April 13-27 – SOLD OUT
April 28-May 4
May 5-11 – SOLD OUT
May 12-18 – SOLD OUT
May 19-25
May 25-June 10 – SOLD OUT
June 10-15 (5 nights only, please inquire)
June 15-July 15 – SOLD OUT
July 15-20 (5 nights only, please inquire)
July 20-August 10 – SOLD OUT
August 11-17 – SOLD OUT
August 18-24 – SOLD OUT
August 25-31 – SOLD OUT
September 4-20 – SOLD OUT
September 22-28 – SOLD OUT
September 29-October 5 – ONE ROOM OPEN, PLEASE INQUIRE
October 6-12 – SOLD OUT
October 13-19 – SOLD OUT
October 20-26 – SOLD OUT
October 27-November 2

2025
We are taking 2025 bookings! Please inquire for dates and availability!


2024 4-night Culinary Vacation High Season Pricing:
May through September

4-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$2900 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$350 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Add US$400 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite
  • Add US$675 per person to upgrade to Penthouse Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

2024 4-night Culinary Vacation Low Season Pricing:
April, October & November

4-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$2550 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$350 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Add US$400 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite
  • Add US$675 per person to upgrade to Penthouse Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

2025 4-night Culinary Vacation High Season Pricing:
April 26 through October 4

4-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$3000 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$300 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Please inquire for 2025 upgrade costs. 

2025 4-night Culinary Vacation Low Season Pricing:
March, April, October, November

4-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$2640.00 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$300 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

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

Please inquire for 2025 upgrade costs. 


Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour Dates

Our best-selling Amalfi Coast culinary vacation is available any week late-March through November for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, please inquire for availability.

2024
March 24 – 28
April 7-11
April 13-27 – SOLD OUT
April 28-May 2
May 5-11 – SOLD OUT
May 12-18 – SOLD OUT
May 19-23
May 25-June 10 – SOLD OUT
June 10-19
June 15-July 15 – SOLD OUT
July 15-19
July 20-August 10 – SOLD OUT
August 11-17 – SOLD OUT
August 18-24 – SOLD OUT
August 25-31 – SOLD OUT
September 4-20 – SOLD OUT
September 22-28 – SOLD OUT
September 29-October 5 – ONE ROOM OPEN, PLEASE INQUIRE
October 6-12 – SOLD OUT
October 13-19 – SOLD OUT
October 20-26 – SOLD OUT
October 27-31

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We Can Help Plan The Best Oasi Olimpia Relais Culinary Travel

Making gnocchi during an Amalfi Coast cooking holiday.
We are happy to provide assistance with flights, additional nights and tours in Italy, transportation, or more! Just contact us to let us know what you need. There are many things we can help with to make your cooking holiday in Italy that much better. Contact us for more information, or you can indicate your interest in the notes field during check out and we will follow up directly! Contact Us
 

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