Olives overlooking the sea on the Amalfi Coast
Preparing fish with the chef on a cooking vacation in Sorrento
View of the seaside in Sorrento
Getting ready for a toast in Sorrento
Fish dish on a culinary tour of Italy
Enjoying the Amalfi Coast on a cooking vacation in Italy
Ravello on a culinary tour of Italy
The Amalfi Coast on a cooking vacation in Italy
Exploring Ravello on your culinary vacation in Italy
Overview

Sorrento Cooking Adventure

Sunlight dances on the sea / Tender thoughts occur to me... so begins the song “Come Back to Sorrento,” made famous by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. And that is what Sorrento is, the grace of sunlight dancing on the sea, the special light that permeates the Amalfi Coast, the scent of lemons, ceramic tiles under one’s feet, colorful dishes on one’s table. This is your home during a week-long exploration of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, a place where the elegance and sophistication of celebrity hotels and restaurants mix with local women chattering in dialect as they do the wash, and old men playing cards at sidewalk cafes. From Sorrento’s charming streets to the Amalfi Coast towns of Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi, from the waters of Capri to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, this will be a week to remember!


Latest Review

I gave this trip 5 stars
Cheryl
FL
Trip taken September 2018
Great itinerary, excellent transportation services to/from airport and for all excursions that took place away from the cooking school!

Trip Details

3 cooking lessons and 1 pizza lesson in Sorrento will be with the indomitable Chef Carmen, who has been teaching our clients Amalfi Coast cuisine for over a decade. She learned the local cuisine as a young girl from her mother, and will teach it to you during fun, informal, hands-on cooking classes. Learn such regional specialties as:

  • Sorrento-style gnocchi
  • Neapolitan-style squid
  • Stuffed artichokes
  • Eggplant rolls
  • Pizza

Itinerary

Day One

Order of activities subject to change.

  • Group transfer from the Naples airport or train station.
  • Arrival at your hotel and check in, with time to relax.
  • This evening, head to Chef Carmen’s cooking school, where you will enjoy dinner.
  • Overnight.

Bedroom at the Relais Don Antonino, home for your cooking vacation in Sorrento


Day Two

  • Breakfast, and 8:30 am transfer to a local farm where they have been producing amazing olive and mozzarella for years. Learn about the making of these products, as well as ‘Limoncello,’ the tasty lemon liqueur.
  • A pizza class will follow along with a light lunch.
  • Free time to relax back at the hotel.
  • Meet Chef Carmen at her cooking school at 3:00 pm for your first hands-on cooking class, followed by dinner.
  • Overnight.

Cooking class in Sorrento


Day Three

  • Breakfast, and an early pickup at 8:00 am. Today you are off to the Amalfi Coast towns: Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano await you! Lunch on your own while you are out.
  • Transfer back to the hotel with time to rest.
  • This evening, at 3:00 pm, meet Chef Carmen for your next cooking lesson, dinner to follow.
  • Overnight.

Capri port in Italy


Day Four

  • Breakfast.
  • Today, a full-day excursion to Capri (weather permitting). You will be on your own to explore the island, its two charming towns, its many shops and sites, and its beautiful coast and grottos.
  • Lunch on your own in Capri.
  • Transfer back to your hotel for some time to relax.
  • This evening, dinner at a local Michelin-star restaurant, Don Geppi’s in Sant’Agnello di Sorrento.
  • Overnight.

Vineyard in the shadow of Vesuvius


Day Five

  • Breakfast.
  • Depart for your excursion to a local winery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Its wines are characterized by the volcanic soil in which the grapes grow. Wine tasting and lunch at the winery.
  • Return to the hotel, with time to relax.
  • Dinner tonight will be at a traditional local restaurant.
  • Overnight.

Apperitivo in Sorrento


Day Six

  • Breakfast, then make your way to Chef Carmen’s for your last cooking class at 9:00 am, lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Sorrento, shop, or perhaps arrange a visit to the nearby ruins of Pompeii (transportation/tickets not included).
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day Seven

  • Breakfast, and group transfer to the Naples airport or train station.

Day One

Order of activities subject to change.

  • Group transfer from the Naples airport or train station.
  • Arrival at your hotel and check in, with time to relax.
  • This evening, head to Chef Carmen’s cooking school, where you will enjoy dinner.
  • Overnight.

Enjoying the Amalfi Coast


Day Two

  • Breakfast, and 8:30 am transfer to a local farm where they have been producing amazing olive and mozzarella for years. Learn about the making of these products, as well as ‘Limoncello,’ the tasty lemon liqueur.
  • A pizza class will follow along with a light lunch.
  • Free time to relax back at the hotel.
  • Meet Chef Carmen at her cooking school at 3:00 pm for your first hands-on cooking class, followed by dinner.
  • Overnight.

Fish dish in Italy


Day Three

  • Breakfast, and an early pickup at 8:00 am. Today you are off to the Amalfi Coast towns: Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano await you! Lunch on your own while you are out.
  • Transfer back to the hotel with time to rest.
  • This evening, at 3:00 pm, meet Chef Carmen for your next cooking lesson, dinner to follow.
  • Overnight.

Double room at the Relais Don Antonino, home for your cooking vacation in Sorrento


Day Four

  • Breakfast.
  • Today, a full-day excursion to Capri (weather permitting). You will be on your own to explore the island, its two charming towns, its many shops and sites, and its beautiful coast and grottos.
  • Lunch on your own in Capri.
  • Transfer back to your hotel for some time to relax.
  • This evening, dinner at a local Michelin-star restaurant, Don Geppi in Sant’Agnello di Sorrento.
  • Overnight.

Day Five

  • Breakfast, and group transfer to the Naples airport or train station.

Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip

Accommodations

6 nights accommdation in double room at B&B

Food & Beverages

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

Classes & Instructors

3 cooking lessons and 1 pizza lesson in Sorrento will be with the indomitable Chef Carmen, who has been teaching our clients Amalfi Coast cuisine for over a decade. She learned the local cuisine as a young girl from her mother, and will teach it to you during fun, informal, hands-on cooking classes. Learn such regional specialties as:

  • Sorrento-style gnocchi
  • Neapolitan-style squid
  • Stuffed artichokes
  • Eggplant rolls
  • Pizza

Excursions

  • Cheese producer visit
  • Amalfi coast towns: Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano
  • Full-day excursion to Capri (weather permitting)
  • Winery visit on Mt. Vesuvius

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to the Naples airport or train station

Included in the 4-Night Trip

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation in double room at B&B

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

2 cooking lessons and 1 pizza lesson in Sorrento will be with the indomitable Chef Carmen, who has been teaching our clients Amalfi Coast cuisine for over a decade. She learned the local cuisine as a young girl from her mother, and will teach it to you during fun, informal, hands-on cooking classes. Learn such regional specialties as:

  • Sorrento-style gnocchi
  • Neapolitan-style squid
  • Stuffed artichokes
  • Eggplant rolls
  • Pizza

Excursions

  • Cheese producer visit
  • Amalfi coast towns: Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano
  • Full-day excursion to Capri (weather permitting)

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to the Naples airport or train station

Accommodation Information

The Relais Don Antonino is a cozy 3* hotel that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers airy, comfortable rooms with classic furnishings. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. All have marble bathrooms.

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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High Season Pricing:
Late April to end of September

6-night Program
US$3250 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!

    Pricing same for single occupancy.

    Low Season Pricing:
    February 16-April 25 & October

    (except Easter)

    6-night Program
    US$2730 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!

      Pricing same for single occupancy.


      Tour Dates

      Available any week Sunday to Saturday mid-February through October.

      2020
      July 19-25
      July 26-August 1
      August 2-8
      August 9-15
      August 16-22
      August 23-29
      August 30-September 5
      September 6-12
      September 13-19
      September 20-26
      September 27-October 3
      October 4-10
      October 11-17
      October 18-24
      October 25-31

      2021
      February 14-20
      February 21-27
      February 28-March 6
      March 7-13
      March 14-20
      March 21-27
      March 28-April 3
      April 4-10 (Easter week)
      April 11-17
      April 18-24
      April 25-May 1
      May 2-8
      May 9-15
      May 16-22
      May 23-29
      May 30-June 5
      June 6-12
      June 13-19
      June 20-26
      June 27-July 3
      July 4-10
      July 11-17
      July 18-24
      July 25-31
      August 1-7
      August 8-14
      August 15-21
      August 22-28
      August 29-September 4
      September 5-11
      September 12-18
      September 19-25
      September 26-October 2
      October 3-9
      October 10-16
      October 17-23
      October 24-30

      Looking for tour date information?


      High Season Pricing:
      Late April to End of September

      4-night Program
      US$2730 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!

        Pricing same for single occupancy.

        Low Season Pricing:
        February 16-April 25 & October

        (excludes Easter)

        4-night Program
        US$2340 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!

          Pricing same for single occupancy.


          Tour Dates

          Available any week Sunday to Thursday for a minimum of 2 people.

          2020
          July 19-23
          July 26-30
          August 2-6
          August 9-13
          August 16-20
          August 23-27
          August 30-September 3
          September 6-10
          September 13-17
          September 20-24
          September 27-October 1
          October 4-8
          October 11-15
          October 18-22
          October 25-29

          2021
          February 14-18
          February 21-25
          February 28-March 4
          March 7-11
          March 14-18
          March 21-25
          March 28-April 1
          April 4-8
          April 11-15
          April 18-22
          April 25-29
          May 2-6
          May 9-13
          May 16-20
          May 23-27
          May 30-June 3
          June 6-10
          June 13-17
          June 20-24
          June 27-July 1
          July 4-8
          July 11-15
          July 18-22
          July 25-29
          August 1-5
          August 8-12
          August 15-19
          August 22-26
          August 29-September 2
          September 5-9
          September 12-16
          September 19-23
          September 26-30
          October 3-7
          October 10-14
          October 17-21
          October 24-28

          Reviews

          I gave this trip 5 stars
          Cheryl
          FL
          Trip taken September 2018
          Great itinerary, excellent transportation services to/from airport and for all excursions that took place away from the cooking school!

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