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Food & Wine: Campania, Puglia & the Amalfi Coast

12 days |  14 days with Amalfi Coast extension
12 days |  14 days with Amalfi Coast extension
Group size1222 travelers
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Street view of traditional Apulian dry stone huts in Puglia Italy
Two travelers sharing a glass of red wine on the Amalfi coast of Italy
Seaside homes overlooking the cliffs of Italys Amalfi coast
Peak season on an Italian vineyard
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Discover a region where the only thing better than the focaccia is the Falanghina wine.

Similar to the boot it’s shaped like, Italy keeps its “soul” on the bottom. Just think of the corner cafes, where you only hear conversations in Italian. When you feast on sfogliatella pastries with a side Primitivo wine, you'll get a taste for recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. Everywhere you look on this small group Food & Wine Tour, you’ll find that even though times change, some things stay the same.

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches with wine
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 wine tasting
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Included highlights

  • Food of Naples walking tour
  • Basilica of Santa Chiara
  • Benevento's Roman Theatre
  • Campanian wine tasting
  • Castel del Monte
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Naples today.

Naples2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Naples
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers during a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Food of Naples walking tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

This morning’s food-themed guided tour introduces you to the flavors of Naples, home to some famous Italian cuisine.

  • Walk through Piazza del Gesù to view the Church of Gesù Nuovo.
  • Enter the Basilica of Santa Chiara to see the unique and ornate cloister.
  • Step inside a shop to taste the famous Vesuvius chocolate.
  • Walk along Via dei Tribunali and enjoy a cuoppo, or cone, filled with fried street foods such as arancini, polenta, croquettes, and vegetables.
  • Head to a famous pastry shop near the Church of San Domenico Maggiore to sample a traditional Neapolitan pastry.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Naples or add an excursion.

A Naples Tradition: Neapolitan Pizza

From $109 per person

Gargano Region2 nights
Day 4: Gargano via Benevento & Ceppaloni
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

The Gargano region is home to quaint coastal town’s and secluded forests. Travel to this area today, making stops in Benevento and Ceppaloni en route.

  • Join a local guide for a short walk through Benevento.
  • Enter the city’s 2nd-century Roman Theatre, which was built by emperor Hadrian.
  • Visit an agriturismo in Ceppaloni and enjoy sweeping views of the countryside.
  • Sit down for a lunch of fresh, seasonal Campanian cuisine.
  • Sample white Falanghina wines from Sannio and red Taurasi wines from Irpinia, as an agriturismo family member leads you through a tasting.
Day 5: Free day in Gargano Region
Included meals: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in the Gargano region or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a wine tasting led by an expert Sommelier paired with a multi-course dinner at your agriturismo.

Iconic Sites & Towns of the Gargano Peninsula

From $185 per person

Lecce2 nights
Day 6: Lecce via Castel del Monte
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Head south to Lecce, stopping along the way for a guided tour of the UNESCO-protected Castel del Monte. Step inside the 13th-century structure, known as a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.

Continue to Lecce and, get to know the charming city, nicknamed the Florence of the South.

  • Wind through Old Town Lecce and view the Baroque facade of the Basilica of Santa Croce.
  • Make your way to the Piazza del Duomo to enter the once-buried ancient Roman amphitheater and Lecce Cathedral.
  • End the day by enjoying an aperitivo at sunset.
Day 7: Free day in Lecce
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Lecce or add an excursion.

Salento Peninsula Towns: Wine Tasting & Lunch

From $175 per person

Itria Valley Countryside3 nights
Day 8: Itria Valley Countryside via Ostuni
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting, Tasting

Head back north and stop in the Salento region, home to some of Italy's finest quality wines.

  • Visit a local winery and take a short tour of the gardens.
  • Sit down for an included lunch and try Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Salice Salentino wines, while a winery expert guides your tasting.

Then, continue on to Ostuni, also known as The White City. Whitewashed buildings line the streets in an impressive array of architectural styles.

  • Walk through the winding, narrow streets in the Old Town to view the picturesque cathedral and historic homes.
  • Stop at a viewpoint that overlooks the Itria Valley and Adriatic Sea.

Later, arrive at your agriturismo which specializes in olive production and take part in a tasting of high-end olive oils. Learn what dishes pair best with which oil, the history of olive consumption and the family owned farm’s role in it.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Alberobello & cooking class
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

A local guide leads a tour of Alberobello. This town is famous for its UNESCO-recognized trulli, the iconic homes with symbols painted onto the roof to bring luck.

  • Enter a trulli to learn about the history and heritage of the region.
  • Stop at a local shop to taste a puccia sandwich, a specialty you can only find in Alberobello.
  • Enjoy free time to explore the town.

Return to your agriturismo for a Pugliese cooking class this evening.

  • Learn how to make fresh pasta and focaccia bread, which you’ll taste alongside local olive oil and wine.
  • Sit down for a farm-to-table dinner featuring specialties from the region.
Day 10: Food of Bari walking tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Dive into the history and culinary delights of Bari on a walking tour with a local guide.

  • Enter Bari Cathedral, built atop the ruins of an Imperial Byzantine church destroyed in 1156 by William the Wicked.
  • Step inside the Basilica of St. Nicholas, which contains the remains of the bishop whose penchant for anonymous gift-giving inspired the legend of Santa Claus.
  • See the Old Town, castle, medieval court, and Piazza Ferrarese.
  • Enter three shops in Piazza Mercantile to sample focaccia, panzerotti, burrata, and capocollo di Martina Franca.

This evening, sit down for an included dinner at your agriturismo.

Amalfi Coast1 night
Day 11: Amalfi Coast via Matera
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell lunch

En route to the Amalfi Coast, stop to take a guided tour of the subterranean city of Matera.

  • Visit Sassi di Matera, the two districts that make up Matera, which are known for their 9,000-year-old cave dwellings.
  • Stroll through the Old Town, passing Matera Cathedral and the ruins of Castello Tramontano.
  • Admire the architecture in Palazzo del Sedile.
  • Step inside the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and the chiese rupestri, or rock churches.
  • Sip Basilicata wine as you celebrate your trip during a light farewell lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue on to the Amalfi Coast and enjoy a farewell drink with your group this evening.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Naples airport for your flight home or continue exploring the Amalfi Coast.

Extension to Amalfi Coast
From the mountain-ringed setting to the picture-perfect labyrinthine streets and world famous limoncello, the Amalfi Coast will leave you mesmerized. Discover all the flavors and views this world-famous destination has to offer as you explore wineries and gardens with local guides and your expert Tour Director.
Amalfi Coast2 nights
Day 12: Amalfi Coast wine tasting & Ravello
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Travel to the town of Furore to visit the Marisa Cuomo Winery.

  • Tour the estate’s cellars and vineyards with a local guide.
  • Learn about how the grapes grow in extreme conditions along the Amalfi Coast's famous towering cliffs.
  • Sit down for an included four-course lunch at the winery and enjoy a tasting of three of their most unique wines.

This afternoon, head to the hilltop town of Ravello. You’ll walk through the stunning Villa Rufolo, famous for its beautiful gardens, and admire sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast.

Day 13: Free day on the Amalfi Coast
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day on the Amalfi Coast or add an excursion.

Then, gather with your group for a farewell drink this evening.

Amalfi Coast Boat Ride: Amalfi, Positano & Minori

From $135 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Naples airport for your flight home.

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    11/6/23 by 14th-time traveler Lisa

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    Perfetto!
    11/13/23 by 1st-time traveler Liane

    This tour was absolutely breathtaking! The food and wine superb and our tour guide Francesco was fantastic! He went above and beyond to be sure we all were having the best experience with a true passion and knowledge for all of us to fall in love with Italy ❤️

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    4/10/23 by 5th-time traveler Arlene

    So much amazing food and wonderful wine along with special history was our experience on this tour. This blend of experiences made this a different type of tour which I highly recommend. Ana Maria, our tour director, can handle anything. We all felt like family by the end of the tour. It is alwa...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Grand Hotel Oriente
    Grand Hotel Oriente

    This modern hotel is located in the historical center of Naples. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a lounge bar, and meeting space. Nearby you’ll find Castel...

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    Hotel Residence Il Porto
    Hotel Residence Il Porto

    This sea-side hotel overlooks Mattinata Bay in the Gargano region. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, bar, and included beach service. Nearby you’ll find ...

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    Grand Hotel di Lecce
    Grand Hotel di Lecce

    This Art Nouveau hotel is located steps away from the center of Lecce. Guests enjoy elegantly designed rooms, outdoor pool, and central location. Near...

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    Masseria Montenapoleone
    Masseria Montenapoleone

    This family run agriturismo sits atop an ancient cave settlement in the heart of Puglia. Guests enjoy the uniquely decorated rooms, homemade wines and...

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    Minori Palace Hotel
    Minori Palace Hotel

    This traditional hotel is located in Minori. Guests enjoy a bar, lounge, and boutique shop. Nearby, you’ll find Minori Beach, local restaurants, and V...

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