Slow Foods - Amalfi Coast Tour

Sorrento Coast, Capri, Naples, Pompeii, Gragnano, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello

8 Days / 7 Nights - Fully Escorted
Up to 19 passengers
Tour Language: English

Tour Features

Campania is a land rich in culture, music, history, architecture and archeological sites. This tour will bring participants to the Island of Capri, the most picturesque and visited locations in Campania; Naples, with its castles and noble palaces, but also the city where the pizza in its modern form and taste was conceived; to Pompeii, the ancient Roman town buried in 79 AD by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius; to Sorrento, the lively seaside resort home to the famous Limoncello, along the celebrated Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site where there are a series of mountainside towns that seem to tumble into the sea, and wonderful Positano. Campania is also a land with a rich gastronomy that has its roots in the fresh local produce; the Romans knew the region as Campania Felix, which translates into English as “fertile countryside”, and there is a real wealth of genuine, rich food to be discovered here.

Featured Properties

  • Hotel Palazzo Rospigliosi (Rome) - 4 Stars
  • Hotel Delfino (Sorrento Coast) - 4 Stars

Hotel may be substituted with similar category.  Options to add pre & post-tour accommodation and/or private transfers to/from airports.

2018 Guaranteed Departures

  • Sunday, May 20
  • Sunday, June 11
  • Sunday, September 10
  • Per person (Double Occupancy): €2124
  • Per person (Single Occupancy): €2413

Current Exchange Rates

Ciao Tours will guarantee the exchange rate at the time of full payment or 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included

  • 7 nights 4 Star charming hotels and/or historical residences
  • Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • 5 meals based on traditional regional dishes, including a selection of regional wines:
    • 1 Slow Food welcome dinner
    • 1 light lunch
    • 1 lunch
    • 1 lunch after the cooking lesson
    • 1 farewell dinner
  • 1 guided tasting of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products from the Tuscany region
  • 1 Tarantella Show
  • 1 pizza cooking lesson
  • Guided visit of Pompeii – Capri – Caserta – Naples
  • Entrance ticket:
    • Pompeii Excavations
    • Royal Palace (Caserta)
    • Augustus Gardens
  • Travel in state-of the-art, luxury motor coaches
  • Hydrofoil ticket Sorrento / Capri / Sorrento
  • Minibus in Capri for tour of Island
  • Baggage Handling for the full duration of the tour
  • Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides as per itinerary
  • VAT

What's Not Included

Air flights, cities tax, travel insurance, tips, and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.

Slow Food Presidia & Other Recommended Products

Participants will have the unique chance of sampling several Slow Food Presidia products – high- quality, traditional foods and beverages at risk of “extinction” – and other local delicacies from Slow Food recommended quality producers, such as:

  • the original Limoncello of Amalfi
  • the cakes and other specialties of Amalfi
  • the San Marzano tomato
  • the typical preserves and jams of the “Two Gulfs” area
Amalfi Coast Slow Foods Tour

Highlights

The San Marzano Tomato, a very delicate variety that is difficult to grow and process, develops an extraordinary fragrance when ripening, reminiscent of freshly cut grass and spices. The San Marzano tomato is inextricably linked to Neapolitan pizza, and is also an ingredient in traditional Neapolitan ragù, a meat sauce that must simmer for at least five or six hours.

During the tour the participants will not only discover delightful food and wines but also the most interesting monuments, works of art, churches and natural landscapes of the region:

  • Naples: with the Dell’Ovo Castle, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino and the Galleria Umberto
  • Pompeii: the opulent Roman city which was buried beneath the rubble from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD
  • The Amalfi Coast: one of the most beautiful places in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its amazing sea views
  • Sorrento: the magnificent town where wonderful views of the bay hide behind every corner
  • Amalfi: with the wonderful cathedral and the characteristic narrow streets full of shops
  • Ravello: the magical town where some of the world’s most famous composers like Verdi and Wagner composed their works

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival - Rome

Arrival at Rome airport and transfer to your hotel in Rome on your own. Time to settle in, meet tour escort and welcome dinner in a typical “Osteria d’Italia”. During the evening there will be an introduction to the tour and to the Slow Food philosophy. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.

Meal Included: Dinner

Day 2 - rome - pompeii - sorrento coast

In the morning, departure to Sorrento coast. On the way stop in Pompeii, to visit the opulent Roman city which was buried beneath the rubble from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.  Visit of vineyard of local farm house with tasting of local wines.  Proceed on to your hotel, evening on your own.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast & Tasting

Day 3 - Capri

Full day join in tour dedicated to explore the beautiful and romantic island of Capri. Explore the stunning  island  of  Capri  on  a  walking  tour  from  one  side  of  the  island  to  the  other.  Start at the port of Sorrento to meet your guide and board the boat to the island. Once in Capri, travel by mini coach to Anacapri. Take a guided tour through its charming streets and enjoy some  free time to explore the famous Villa San Michele. Next up, you will head to Capri town to discover it on foot. Relish in the opportunity to explore the island, literally from one end to the other, through its narrow and enchanting streets. Arrive at Augustus Gardens and enjoy a spectacular view of Gracie Fields’ former home. Lunch included in local restaurant. After the tour, enjoy two hours at your own leisure. Ones done, your guide will be waiting for you at the port to escort you to the boat back to Sorrento. Back to your hotel and overnight stay.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 - pizza cooking lesson - naples

In the morning experience a real pizza lesson. Together with our pizza chef you will learn to prepare the pizza dough with your hands, using creativity to top it, bake it and finally taste your masterpiece! In the afternoon guided tour of Naples to discover the main attractions as Dell’Ovo Castle, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino and the Galleria Umberto. Stroll around the streets of the famous Spaccanapoli part of town and some gourmand shopping. Pop into the Scaturchio patisserie to  sample some traditional Neapolitan desserts such as the Ministeriale cake . return to your hotel. Evening on your own and overnight stay.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast, Cooking Lesson, and Lunch

Day 5 - gragnano - slow foods presidio

Today we will visit a local pasta factory in Gragnano. Making pasta in Gragnano is an ancient form of art, that involves history, culture, patience, secrets and traditions. Visit of local Slow Food Presidio of Pomodoro followed by lunch. Rest of the day on your own.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6 - the amalfi coast: amalfi & ravello

Morning departure for what will undoubtedly be a memorable day spent in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Amalfi Coast. The first stop will be in Amalfi itself. visit the famous Cathedral and the Valle dei Mulini, to taste some Limoncello and discover the secrets involved in its preparation. Visit the Antica Pasticceria Andrea Pansa pastry shop for a tasting of the local specialties. Proceed on to Ravello then return to the hotel. in the evening Trantella show in local theatre in Sorrento.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast & Two Tastings

Day 7 - caserta & rome

Morning departure for Rome. Stop on the route in Caserta for guided visit of Royal palace and his gardens. Visit of a Mozzarella cheese producer and learn something about the cheese-making process and sample the fare. Proceed to Rome. Check in at your hotel. Time to settle in. Farwell dinner in a typical local restaurant. Overnight.

Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast, Tasting, and Dinner

Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast, free time. Conclusion of tour.

Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast