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Cooking Along The Amalfi Coast and Positano

(This tour can accommodate as few as 2 guests up to 12 guests)

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$4,298 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
7 days | 6 nights

A Taste of Positano

Affectionately referred to as the “the Pearl of the Coast”, Positano is a town located in one of the most beautiful valleys along the sapphire-blue Amalfi Coast. The picturesque villages of the coastline seem to defy gravity, and the small inns of this vertical village offer magnificent views from their spectacular locations perched high among the cliffs. Life here still revolves around the sun, sea, and food. Known for its deliciously abundant cuisine, favorite dishes are prepared from fresh fish and meats, influenced by the ocean and local farming. Specialties include fried anchovies with mint and garlic, spaghetti with clams, life-changing pasta dishes, and meats used for tantalizing mixed grills … all sourced fresh from the sea or local pastures. Of course, the locals won’t let you leave this paradise without tasting Limoncello, a well-known drink made of citrus, strawberries, walnuts or rose petals.

Cooking Along The Amalfi Coast and Positano

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VACATION HIGHLIGHTS
Please note: Our tours are designed with flexible itineraries to accommodate seasonality and desired dates of travel.
6 Nights Luxury Accommodations
Naples Airport/Train Transfers
Multi-Course Welcome Dinner
Breakfast Buffet Each Day
Hands-On Italian Cooking Class w/ Meal
Interactive Cooking Class w/ Chef Peter
Hands-On Mediterranean Cooking Class
While our tours are designed as soft adventure experiences, walking, climbing stairs, and in rare cases mild hiking may be required. If you have mobility issues, you should speak with one of our culinary travel specialists to determine if this tour is appropriate for your situation.
AVAILABLE DATES
April through October
SAMPLE ITINERARY
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Luxury Car Service for Your Transportation Needs Your personal driver from Mandara Car Service will be waiting for you at the Arrivals Terminal with a sign with your names on it. He will have your flight details so that he can track any delays. If applicable, on the last day of your tour, the same car service will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to the Naples Airport for your departure.
Check In | Dinner & Wine Pairing After you have checked into your luxury hotel, you will be greeted with a glass of prosecco and canapés to whet your appetite for the evening's dining. You will be treated to a dinner specifically designed to introduce you to this region of Italy. The chef's creations offer a delicious slice of Campania's history. The simplicity of dishes are testimony to the quality and authenticity of the ingredients selected. Your evening will end with a sip of irresistible Limoncello, accompanied with a backdrop of picturesque Positano magically suspended between the sky and sea.
Day 2
Gourmet Breakfast Each morning brings the opportunity for you to dive into an area rich in culinary tradition. Your decadent breakfast buffet is extremely eclectic, featuring fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella, and exquisite pastries. A vast array of the area’s highly acclaimed cheeses and cold meats is a treat for both the eyes and the palette. You may enjoy your breakfast under the pergola, in the restaurant, or on your room’s private terrace.
Free Day to Relax or Explore the Amalfi Coast Check with your Concierge at the Poseidon, as they will have some great ideas for shopping, culture and dining. Our Car Service can provide expert tours and experiences along the Amalfi Coast for both half day and full day excursions (these services are optional, and at additional expense should you choose to schedule additional day trips).
Hands-On Interactive Italian Cooking Class with Lunch and Prosecco You'll be welcomed with a glass of prosecco and local cheeses made in this region accompanied by olive oil dips and balsamic that have been produced across the whole of the Italian peninsula. The breads are locally sourced from one of the few wood fired bakeries and are made to order each morning. Now your culinary cooking experience is about to begin. After meeting the head chef, you will begin to create each dish on the menu at your personal work station. This hands-on class will be lead with step by step guidance from the chef. All ingredients will be fresh produce from local organic growers. The class brings together the vibrant flavors of this beautiful region and is accompanied with carefully selected wines to enhance the meal. You'll enjoy the beauty of the Positano coast as you savor each bite of your own creations.
Day 3
Gourmet Breakfast Each morning brings the opportunity for you to dive into an area rich in culinary tradition. Your decadent breakfast buffet is extremely eclectic, featuring fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella, and exquisite pastries. A vast array of the area’s highly acclaimed cheeses and cold meats is a treat for both the eyes and the palette. You may enjoy your breakfast under the pergola, in the restaurant or on your room’s private terrace.
Day 4
Hands On Cooking and Wine Tasting Dinner with Chef Peter Enjoy strolling through the garden, picking fresh herbs for the recipes that will be prepared. This is a true sensory journey of both food and wine, the highest quality Italy has to offer in terms of a hands-on culinary experience. Each day the chef personally selects all his ingredients from organic orchards and farms. Wine pairings will be selected to accompany the dishes of the day from over 3000 labels of unique wines from the cellar. All food pairings will be prepared with the chef to maximize the flavor and depth of the experience. Enjoy beautiful views from the 12th-century villa overlooking the Amalfi coastline in the heart of Positano.
Day 5
Gourmet Breakfast Each morning brings the opportunity for you to dive into an area rich in culinary tradition. Your decadent breakfast buffet is extremely eclectic, featuring fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella, and exquisite pastries. A vast array of the area’s highly acclaimed cheeses and cold meats is a treat for both the eyes and the palette. You may enjoy your breakfast under the pergola, in the restaurant or on your room’s private terrace.
Free Day to Relax or Explore the Amalfi Coast Check with your Concierge at the Poseidon, as they will have some great ideas for shopping, culture and dining. Our Car Service can provide expert tours and experiences along the Amalfi Coast for both half day and full day excursions (these services are optional, and at your own expense, should you choose to schedule additional day trips).
Day 6
Gourmet Breakfast Each morning brings the opportunity for you to dive into an area rich in culinary tradition. Your decadent breakfast buffet is extremely eclectic, featuring fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella, and exquisite pastries. A vast array of the area’s highly acclaimed cheeses and cold meats is a treat for both the eyes and the palette. You may enjoy your breakfast under the pergola, in the restaurant or on your room’s private terrace.
Hands On Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chef Marina During this evening's hands-on cooking class you will have the unique opportunity to discover the secrets and essence of traditional Italian homemade specialties, along with Positano's local gastronomy, its ingredients and origins. Villa Cocles is a 17th-century convent, boasting the spacious areas of the original convent structure with its 6-meter high arches, vaulted ceilings and a stunning view of the Amalfi Coast. Your menu is designed on seasonality and you will cook different dishes depending on the period of your visit. Your meal is accompanied by local organic wines. The class with include antipasto, first course, main course, and dessert.
Day 7
Gourmet Breakfast Each morning brings the opportunity for you to dive into an area rich in culinary tradition. Your decadent breakfast buffet is extremely eclectic, featuring fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella, and exquisite pastries. A vast array of the area’s highly acclaimed cheeses and cold meats is a treat for both the eyes and the palette. You may enjoy your breakfast under the pergola, in the restaurant or on your room’s private terrace.
Check-Out and Departure | Transfers to Airport or Train Station Time flies when you’re having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, “Edible Destination.” Private car service will be provided to whisk you away to the Naples Airport or Train Station. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Hotel Poseidon
Double Occupancy (Sharing a room - booking for one) – The Hotel Poseidon is perched on a mountainside in a privileged position, overlooking the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Its unmistakable charm, its colors, its antique furniture and romantic décor will make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience. The Hotel Poseidon, once a beautiful Mediterranean villa in the heart of Positano, is today a hotel in a green area overlooking the “vertical village” and the Amalfi Coast…one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. Your “superior” room is spacious and comfortable, with a private terrace allowing magnificent panoramic views.
Positano, Italy
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Currency is being quoted?
The Currency Code is listed directly after the published amount. If it states USD, then the quoted price is in United States Dollars. If it states CAD, then the quoted price is in Canadian Dollars. If it states EUR, then the quoted price is in European Union Dollars…etc. However, please note that all charges are processed in USD, and Epitourean’s Merchant Bank automatically calculates the currency conversion on the day of the charge.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or customerservice@epitourean.com to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Generally, you may cancel any tour or getaway package within 30 days of making a reservation, and receive a full refund of any deposit or payments made, as long as the cancellation is made at least 31 days in advance of departure for domestic tours or 61 days in advance of departure for international tours. Cancellations made after 30 days incur a 10% cancellation fee (10% of the deposit amount paid, not the full price of the tour package). Cancellations made 30 days or less in advance of departure for domestic packages (60 days or less for international packages) cannot be refunded due to loss of inventory.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
Well done, Edible Destinations team! Positano is a dream. Just make sure to buy some ceramics and ship them home! We stayed at the Hotel Poseidon, which is funky and quirky. It reminded us of the hotel from Mamma Mia! The staff was all outstanding. Annalisa in the bar, Marco at the front desk, and the entire staff were wonderful. The best part of the hotel was the VIEW! Definitely reserve one of the rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea. We spent an entire day on the patio with a bottle of wine and didn’t move. Just breathtaking. Highlights include: Cooking class with Donna Rosa was our favorite! It’s about a 15 – 20 minute drive from the hotel. We spent hours with Mamma, Papa, and Erika their daughter, learning to make several dishes and different types of pasta. This was everything we could have ever imagined an Italian cooking class to be. One of the highlights of our entire honeymoon! We can’t wait to try our new skills on friends and family! We also spent a day in Pompeii which was everything we ever thought it would be. Definitely use a guide for your visit. You will learn so much about the city! It was absolutely amazing. A huge THANK YOU to Edible Destinations for making our dreams come true and creating a magical experience for us. Well done!
Robert and Chris - May 2015
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