Introduction
Our guide Sergio is passionate about food. (And anyone who’s traveled with him as a guide on our Amalfi Coast or Sicily tours will chuckle at that understatement.) So when we set out to plan a special itinerary that combines beautiful walks with an emphasis on the cooking and culinary traditions of the Amalfi peninsula, whom did we ask? Imagine it: There you are, in Capri’s most luxurious hotel or settled in pastel Positano. You take walks that reveal Positano, Ravello, and even Pompeii with an archaeologist friend of ours. And oh the seafood, the lemons that grow on trees lining the streets, the cheeses. With Sergio we’ve arranged informal cooking sessions in the home of one of his favorite cooks as well as some hands-on tutoring with professional chefs and a kitchen session in a family-run restaurant. Like a great Italian meal, this week is a long, happy, satisfying event that you’ll wish would never end.
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - NAPLES / POMPEII
We meet in Naples (1 night), one of Italy's classic cities (not to mention the birthplace of pizza). From here, we make a short journey to Pompeii.  We explore Pompeii with an archeologist friend. Visiting the most famous archaeological site in the world. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 AD, Pompeii is famous for its excavations that reveal a complete city, including streets, shops, buildings and many beautiful villas.

DAYS 2-3 - CAPRI
In the morning, we’ll hop on the ferry and skim out to Capri. Most visitors buzz in and out in one day, but we check in for two nights at the glamorous Quisisana hotel in the heart of the village. After a scenic walk, we relax in a family-run restaurant where we’re welcomed into the kitchen for a tasty lesson in preparing lunch. A chairlift ride up Monte Solaro takes us to the perfect starting point for a stroll high above the sea. Join us for lunch at a private beach club, shop the village’s fine stores, or stretch out at the hotel’s movie-star-worthy pool.

DAYS 4-6 - POSITANO / NAPLES
After a boat ride back to the mainland, we make the world-famous drive to Positano. On a stroll through the little streets of Amalfi, we’ll stop by a medieval paper mill and cap our visit with a limoncello tasting. Later, we’ve arranged a cooking instruction in our friend Antonella’s cliffside home. (You’ll envy the wonderful terrace just outside her kitchen.) We’ll also take the trail to a dramatic cliffside monastery and explore Ravello with its panoramic views of the Bay of Salerno. On our final day, we’ll put on aprons to bake pizza (with the local fior di latte cheese, of course) in a friend’s wood-fired oven while we enjoy a barrel tasting of the family’s wine.
 
Picture yourself…
  • Balancing top-notch instruction with breathtaking walks
  • Visiting exquisite villas with beautiful gardens
  • Pausing to learn how limoncello is made
Amalfi, Al Buon Gusto!
Culinary
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Naples – 1:30 PM – hotel lobby

Ending Point: Naples – 6:30 PM – Grand Hotel Vesuvio


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
April 21-26, 2019$4995.00$1495.00
September 22-27, 2019$5195.00$1495.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 3 lunches (cooking instructions), 4 dinners 
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Perfect Pairings Dinners
    A special dinner prepared by one of our favorite chefs with a procession of wines tailored to each course.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Amalfi, Al Buon Gusto!
Culinary
6 Days / 5 Nights
The Amalfi Coast has a warm, balmy climate. Keep in mind, we will be spending our time along the coast where the warm sunshine moderates the winds that blow off the Tyrrhenian Sea.


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Hotels
Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Built in 1882, the Grand Hotel Vesuvio is centrally located on the waterfront, overlooking Santa Lucia Harbor and the Bay of Naples. The atmosphere of an old-world hotel gracefully combines with all the modern comforts and personalized services.

Grand Hotel Quisisana

The 'Quisi' is THE hotel in Capri. Grand and gracious, it’s been named one of the World’s Top 100 Hotels by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. Its staid façade on the town square gives way to a hugely glamorous pool overlooking the sea.

Villa Franca

From one of the best settings on the hillsides of Positano, you'll enjoy million-dollar views of the sea and the pastel town. Gleaming rooms capture the lovely Amalfi light. The property also boasts a sea-view pool, as well as a fitness center and spa.

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