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Overview

Best Selling Holidays on Amalfi Coast

This trip is eligible for our Worry-Free Booking promotion.

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

We gave this trip 5 stars
Linda & Jennifer
DE
I can’t tell you how wonderful our trip was. The Oasi Olimpia was beautiful and we spent many hours at the pool overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The lush grounds and multiple sitting areas make for a very relaxing vacation. The staff was fabulous. Giovanni and Jose (I may be spelling that wrong) couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. Josie even drive me to and from town when my leg was bothering me. The cooking lessons were also great. I am already trying the recipes, although, I doubt I can top Giuseppe and Giovanni. One of the waiters always seemed to know when I needed a glass of wine. We were grateful for the private tours. All of the drivers were careful , although I won’t miss the winding roads. The tours themselves were very informative. I especially liked the farm with the cheese making demonstration. Overall, this was an unforgettable trip for my daughter and I. I would highly recommend this experience.

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, 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.
  • Enjoy a packed lunch prepared by the chef.
  • 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.
  • In the afternoon, 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, 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.
  • Enjoy a packed lunch prepared by the chef.
  • 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 around 12:00 noon and from Naples train station (Napoli Centrale) around 2:30 pm

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 around 12:00 noon and from Naples train station (Napoli Centrale) around 2:30 pm

Not Included

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

Accommodation Information

You 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.



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$475 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Subtract US$300 per non-cooking companion
  • 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.

This trip is eligible for our “Worry-Free Booking” promotion*, which means your deposit is refundable minus a $200 per person penalty up to 60 days prior to the trip start date. 

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

The purchase of travel insurance is strongly encouraged, even if the package you are purchasing is Worry Free Booking eligible.

*See our terms & conditions for details and exclusions.

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$475 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Subtract US$300 per non-cooking companion
  • Add US$497 per person to upgrade to Junior Suite
  • Add US$800 per person to upgrade to Penthouse Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

This trip is eligible for our “Worry-Free Booking” promotion*, which means your deposit is refundable minus a $200 per person penalty up to 60 days prior to the trip start date. 

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

The purchase of travel insurance is strongly encouraged, even if the package you are purchasing is Worry Free Booking eligible.

*See our terms & conditions for details and exclusions.


Mediterranean Cooking Classes Dates 2023

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!

2023
Sample weeks – please inquire for availability.
April 2-8
April 9-15
April 16-22
April 23-29
May 1-13 SOLD OUT
May 14-20 SOLD OUT
May 21-27 SOLD OUT
May 28-June 3
June 4-10
June 11-17
June 17-23
June 23-July 16 SOLD OUT
July 17-21 (4-night only)
July 22-29 SOLD OUT
July 30-August 5
August 6-12
August 13-19
August 20-26
August 27-September 2
September 3-9
September 9-22 SOLD OUT
September 23-29 (Saturday start)
October 1-7
October 8-12 (4 night only)
October 12-16 SOLD OUT
October 17-23
October 22-28
October 29-November 4


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)
  • Subtract US$200 per non-cooking companion
  • 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.

This trip is eligible for our “Worry-Free Booking” promotion*, which means your deposit is refundable minus a $200 per person penalty up to 60 days prior to the trip start date. 

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

The purchase of travel insurance is strongly encouraged, even if the package you are purchasing is Worry Free Booking eligible.

*See our terms & conditions for details and exclusions.

 

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)
  • Subtract US$200 per non-cooking companion
  • 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.

This trip is eligible for our “Worry-Free Booking” promotion*, which means your deposit is refundable minus a $200 per person penalty up to 60 days prior to the trip start date. 

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

The purchase of travel insurance is strongly encouraged, even if the package you are purchasing is Worry Free Booking eligible.

*See our terms & conditions for details and exclusions.


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.

2023
Sample weeks, please inquire.
April 2-6
April 9-13
April 16-20
April 23-27
May 1-13 SOLD OUT
May 14-18 SOLD OUT
May 21-25 SOLD OUT
May 28-June 1
June 4-8
June 11-15
June 17-21
June 23-July 16 SOLD OUT
July 17-21
July 22-29 SOLD OUT
July 30-August 3
August 6-10
August 13-17
August 20-24
August 27-31
September 3-7
September 9-22 SOLD OUT
September 23-27
October 1-5
October 8-12
October 12-16 SOLD OUT
October 17-21
October 22-26
October 29-November 2

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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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