Exclusive Wine Tour

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Wines of Campania

An exclusive opportunity to visit wineries in the Campania region to taste some of its most famous wines. From Sorrento you will experience vines on the slopes of Vesuvius, inland towards Avellino and the Apennine mountains and on terraces perched high above the Amalfi coast. Each location as unique as the wines themselves.

You can read a brief introduction to the wine region of Campania by Master of Wine, Richard Ballantyne.

This tailor-made 8 day Wine themed holiday offers a choice of carefully selected 4 and 5 star hotels, a balanced itinerary of tours, activities and relaxation. Guests will also have the reassurance of ABTA and ATOL protection provided by Sam Smith Travel and 24/7 support from our Sorrento based office.

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What’s included

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • Choice of 4 & 5 star hotels in Sorrento
  • Room upgrades and half board options
  • Private transfers from Naples airport
  • Four private wine tours with lunch and tastings
  • Private tour of Pompeii
  • Private tour of Positano
  • Private tour of Ravello
  • Private tour of Naples
  • Private tour of Capri
  • Farewell ‘Torna Presto’ dinner
  • Restaurant recommendations with special discounts for members
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Price
From £ 1695.00 per person for 8 days, March to October 2020
Based on two people sharing a double room in a 4 star hotel with breakfast.
Group size: Minimum 8 and maximum 16 adults.


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time to settle into the hotel before meeting up with the group for ‘Benvenuti a Sorrento’ drinks.


Day Two

pompeii-vesuvius

We start with a guided tour of the remarkable archaeological site of Pompeii. It seems a contradiction that the destructive forces released by Vesuvius not only destroyed and preserved Pompeii but also created a very fertile soil which has helped produce beautiful fruit, vegetables and wine. After the walking tour, we will visit a vineyard for wine tasting and a light lunch with typical local produce.

Evening: Free time to explore Sorrento.


Day Three

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Wine tour to Atripalda or Taurasi in Avellino located in the beautiful Monti Lattari regional park.

Evening. Free time


Day Four

Amalfi Coast

After a relaxing full breakfast the day begins with a morning visit to ‘picture postcard’ Positano to explore its web of narrow streets with exclusive boutiques and galleries all leading down to the beach. From this level you will really appreciate the beauty of this unique location and enjoy a cappuccino before returning to the coach.

Sit back and enjoy the views as you wind your way up to Furore for a private tour of a unique winery with grapes taken from terraced vineyards along the Amalfi coast. The terraces are too steep to venture far but you will be intrigued by the story behind this winery with its romance, a constant struggle against the elements and the delicate balance between man and nature to produce wines so beautiful. Read our review of a recent visit.

After visiting the cellars you stroll across to the restaurant for a superb meal with wine pairings. The intricacies of each wine and how the surrounding landscape influences their taste will be explained in detail and questions willingly answered. All this taking place with the sky, sea and mountains of the Amalfi coast as a background.

Evening: Free time.


Day Five

Streets in Naples
A guided tour of Naples and an introduction to the fabric and daily life of this exciting and vibrant city. Start with a visit to the Archaeological Museum before meeting your guide for a walk through the streets of Napoli to experience ‘daily life’ and a chance to see the incredible architecture and sculptures. After an authentic Neapolitan pizza you will visit other landmarks and take coffee at the famous Gran Caffè Gambrinus.

The photographs show the Spaccanapoli (Literal meaning: Naples splitter) which is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic centre of the city.

Evening: Free time.


Day Six

grapes

A visit to vineyard in Tramonti which is in the heart of the Campania wine region. Time also to experience Ravello and its magnificent views.

Evening: Free time.


Day Seven

Island  of Capri

Today we cross the Bay of Naples for a guided tour of Capri and Anacapri with opportunities to visit Villa San Michele, take the chair lift to the highest point of the island at 600 metres or enjoy breathtaking views from the Gardens of Augustus. In the famous “Piazzetta” of Capri be amazed by the exclusive boutiques and if time and weather permits, you can take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto.

Evening: ‘Torna Presto’ Dinner.


Day Eight

In seven days you would have tasted some of the best wines and cuisine in the region, visited Pompeii, Positano, Ravello, Capri and Naples. It’s time to relax and just enjoy the moment before your private transfer to the airport.


Further details

To express an interest in this tour, please use the form below or phone: 01446 771220 and quote Wine Tour.

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