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Amalfi Coast Food Tours & Landmark Visits™

Positano, Capri, Ravello, Pompeii & Paestum

 

CAPRI

Add-On Guides & Excursions

Driver: Seeing Capri By Land In A Car

Experience all the sites on Capri with ease and without waiting in line in a private car with Signor Costanzo, our favorite driver. While on the island, Signor Costanzo will drive you from Marina Grande to Anacapri to Marina Piccolo and to the Lighthouse and Piazza Vittoria. This 4-hour excursion in the driver’s sporty Capri Car is available from 1 to up to 6 guests.

Prices: € 220 from 1 to 6 in your group.

Guide: Capri Landmark Walking Tour with Annarita

Join Annarita, native Caprese and professional tour guide, for a fun and interesting walking tour through Capri. See the magic of the blue island through the eyes of a local in our small group walking tour from Monte Solaro, Piazza Vittoria, to the Charterhouse and Via Krupp. Annarita shares her knowledge on Capri’s history, food, guests and legends. The Walking Tour takes 2 ½ to 3 hours. Entrance fees to museums are not included.

Price: € 190 Group of 1 to 8 guests.

Guide: Capri Food Lover’s Tour with Annarita

This delicious Capri Food Lover’s Tour is a unique way to see the island while tasting the local cuisine along the way. Annarita, our local guide, shares her knowledge of the island, while visiting landmarks and food artisans along the way. We start our tour at the center of Capri visiting the famous bread baker and gelato maker, then we continue to Anacapri for a stroll along the Via Giuseppe Orlandi with tastings of traditional sfizi anacapresi, regional finger foods. Learn about Capri’s cooking and how foods & traditions differ between the island’s two towns – the fisherman’s town of Capri and the farmer’s town of Anacapri. The Capri Food Lover’s Tour lasts approximately 3 hours and tastings are included.

Price: € 125 per person, based on minimum 2 guests.
€ 230 single person.
*Transport from Capri to Anacapri not included, we suggest a taxi.

Capri Private Boat Group Excursion

A full-day visit to the island of Capri. Cruise to Capri for a full day of sea, fun and a visit to the most gorgeous island in Italy. This full-day excursion departs from Positano port at 9:00am, the boat continues around the island and on to the Natural Arch, White, Green and Blue Grottoes and lasts approximately 3 hours. Following the tour by sea, the boat docks in Marina Grande at around 12 noon and you have 4 hours on the island to explore on your own. Your Captain will explain your meeting point for the return.

Price:  € 95 per person

AMALFI & RAVELLO

Add-On Guides & Excursions

Guide: Amalfi & Ravello Food Lover’s Tour with Anna

Join Anna for our Amalfi Food Walk & Ravello Landmark Tour, learning about the local food, history and culture while touring the two towns. Visit Amalfi & Ravello like a local, while tasting the artisan foods. Stroll to the fish market, cheese artisan and bread baker, learning and tasting along the way. Also included is a stop at one of Amalfi’s most historic pastry, chocolate and gelato makers, discovering new pastries, cakes and sweets with tastings.

Anna continues her tour in Ravello, with a visit to Villa Rufolo or Villa Cimbrone and the Terrazza dell’Infinito. Stroll through Medieval Gardens, piazzas and pathways and by ancient landmarks, while learning about the invaders, kings and queens, writers and movie stars who lived in this magical town. The tour concludes in the piazza with a toast of Prosecco. A 3-hour tour with our guide Anna, and tastings are included. *Museum entrance fees are not included.

Prices: € 125 per person, based on minimum 2 guests.
€ 210 single price.

Group size is 1 to 8 guests.

If you need extra time in Amalfi & Ravello, please let Cooking Vacations know and we’ll accommodate you.

*Transport from Amalfi to Ravello is not included, we suggest a taxi to connect between the 2 cities.

Car Service Prices:
If you would like a private car or additional hours to an existing tour-
€ 50 per hour per group – from 1 to 3 guests.
€ 80 per hour – from 4 to 8 guests.

 

Driver: Amalfi & Ravello Excursion

(If Amalfi-Ravello is not included in your program).

As programs vary, you can add on this excursion with a private driver. The rate is per hour and takes a minimum of 7 hours.

Car Service Prices:
If you would like a private car or additional hours to an existing tour-
€ 50 per hour per group – from 1 to 3 guests.
€ 80 per hour – from 4 to 8 guests.

If you need extra time in Amalfi & Ravello, please let Cooking Vacations know and we’ll accommodate you.

Pompeii

Add-On Guides & Excursions

Guide: Pompeii Ruins Tour with Guide

Guided Tour with Francesco and his team, natives of Pompeii and English-speaking, for a historic visit through Pompeii visiting the ruins and landmarks. Your guide shares with you history and insight into the ancient city where Romans, Greeks and Samnites fused cuisine, cooking techniques, culture and wine making. Discover Pompeii, often called, ‘the open-air museum’ with its labyrinth of paths and passageways that transports you to 79AD. The tour is 2 hours with our English-speaking guide.

Prices: € 170 Group of 1 to 8 guests.

 

Driver: Pompeii Excursion

(If Pompeii is not included in your program).

As programs vary, you can add on this excursion with a private driver. The rate is per hour and it takes a minimum of 5 hours.

Car Service Prices:
If you would like a private car or additional hours to an existing tour-
€ 50 per hour per group – from 1 to 3 guests.
€ 80 per hour – from 4 to 8 guests.

If you need extra time in Pompeii, please let Cooking Vacations know and we’ll accommodate you.

PAESTUM

Add-On Guides & Excursions

Guide: Paestum Ruins & Museum Tour with Guide

Guided Tour with Annamaria and her team, for a historic stroll through the landmark ruins. Step into ancient Greek temples and learn more about the fascinating culture of Magna Graecia. Our guide will also accompany you inside the museum and offer insight into the ancient exhibits. (This museum is closed every first and third Monday of the month.) Tour includes 2-2 ½ hours with guide.

Prices: € 170 Group of 1 to 8 guests. *Museum entrance fees not included.

 

Driver Paestum Excursion

Add on an 8-hour excursion to Paestum with our private driver. Visit the archeological site of Paestum, once known as the city of ‘Poseidonia’ in Magna Graecia. This region of Southern Italy came under Greek influence as early as the 8th Century B.C.  The archeological ruins of Paestum are of particular interest thanks to a number of incredibly well preserved ancient Greek temples, some of which date back to the 6th Century B.C. These temples are dedicated to Olympian gods and goddesses, while the site’s museum provide fascinating insight into the Greek ideals and philosophies dominant in this area at the time.  We also take a break and visit one of Campania’s most important mozzarella producers – Vannulo. Here you can sample fresh, organic mozzarella on site. At Vannulo, each buffalo has a name, its own rubber mat for napping and automatic brushes that pet their coats – truly the most spoiled buffalos in town!

Car Service Prices:
If you would like a private car or additional hours to an existing tour-
€ 50 per hour per group – from 1 to 3 guests.
€ 80 per hour – from 4 to 8 guests.

If you need extra time in Pompeii, please let Cooking Vacations know and we’ll accommodate you.

Museum entrance fees not included.

POSITANO

Add-On Guides & Excursions

Watercolor Painting Class

Join us in sunny Positano for a hands-0n painting Class with Signor Pasquale. From beginners to advanced, discover the colors of the Mediterranean in watercolors that are soft and brilliant on the canvas capturing the ever-changing mood of the Amalfi Coast’s sea and sky. Pasquale carefully adjusts to your level, from beginner to advanced, group or private classes, as he shares his techniques and approach on painting in watercolors. From castles to sunsets, the sea and the bella luna, take your brush and be creative. With the dramatic and inspiring views of the Amalfi Coast as your backdrop, Pasquale leads you through the two-hour, hands-on class in plein air. After graduating from the Galileo Galilei College of Naples where he studied engineering, Pasquale followed his dream to become an accomplished painter in Positano. His work is included in private collections in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, France, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States of America.

Prices:  € 135 per person. Group of maximum 2 guests.

Bring your own materials or Pasquale will supply them you. The cost is € 25 per person, payable directly to him.

 

Guide: Walk The Path Of The Gods with Enzo and Anna

Join our local guide Enzo or Anna for a trek through Italy’s most gorgeous landscape along the Amalfi Coast. The Walk Of the Gods is the most famous trekking paths in southern Italy taking you along majestic mountains overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the heart of the Monti Lattari. The natural paths wind and turn, ascending and descending along a scenic route brimming with Mediterranean flowers, silver olive trees, lemon orchards and wild rosemary bushes.  The tours is 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Prices: € 135 per person, based on minimum two people. Children under 10 half price with 2 adults.

Call us for single rates so we can put you in with a like-minded group for the best price.

 

Positano Sunset Boat Cruise

All aboard for a private Sunset Cruise around the Amalfi Coast, departing from Positano. Sail by the private islands of Li Galli on the Aprea 32 (32-foot boat) with your Captain. Sip and cruise with an aperitivo of Prosecco, olives and chips and enjoy the seascape of the Amalfi Coast at dusk. Take your bathing suit and go for a late evening swim or dress up for the occasion for dinner to follow. The cruise starts at 6:30pm, departs from Positano port and lasts one and a half hours. Drinks and snacks are included. This is a private cruise just for your group.

Prices: € 350 for a group of up to 6 guests. Tax and Italian VAT included.

 

Positano Food Lover’s Tour

Fish Market, Market Place, Limoncello & Landmarks
Taste Your Way Through Positano!

Taste your way through Positano, while learning about the food, culture and history in this one-of-a-kind food and landmark tour.  We’ll visit the local fishermen, fruit and vegetables artisans, limoncello maker, then the baker for an introduction to Neapolitan desserts like Caprese, Capri cake, sfogliatella and delizia al limone.
Discover the local sfusato lemons, their importance in cooking and how they’re used to make limoncello.  Tastings along the way including local salumi with fennel, artisan cheeses, Neapolitan desserts and limoncello – while soaking up the beauty of Positano, the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. This one-day food tour takes you through Positano’s cobblestone streets – once a Roman seaside resort turned sleepy fishing village rediscovered after World War II – just like a local.  Learn about the local fruits, vegetables and produce used in the Mediterranean diet and pick up some cooking tips too.  Then, we’ll stop for a caffè, while conversation is shared with new friends.  As our tour continues, see where John Steinbeck lived while he wrote “Positano,” and Italian filmmaker, Franco Zeffirelli’s villa, now a 5-Star luxury resort.  Join us and discover the food and beauty of Positano.  Cooking Vacations recipe book and organic spices included, with English-speaking host.

Program Price: 140 Euros per person, based on minimum 2 people.  Single Price: 235 Euros for 1 person. Taxes & Italian VAT included.
Food Lover’s Tour starts at 09:00am or 4:30pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

*We suggest reserving both the Food Lover’s Tour and your choice of a hands-on cooking class for a full day food experience. Click here for cooking class options.

 

Rome to Positano or Naples to Positano Transfers & Excursions

We offer transfers to and from Naples and Rome airports and train stations, and excursions to Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii and Sorrento – wineries, outdoor markets and landmarks with Lauren’s husband Rino’s car transport company – www.ItalyCarDrivers.com

Let us know how many in your group and we will send pricing.

Our guides & drivers book up quickly, so we encourage you to reserve any add-on activities well in advance.

2019 Dates: You can check in and start your program any day of the week. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.