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Culture & Volcanic Grapes in the Shadow of Vesuvius – 5 Days

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5 Days • 4 Nights

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City Tours, Cooking Classes, Culture and History, Food Tours, Walking Tours

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12 people

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English, Italian


The archeological Park of Pompeii is rich with art and architecture, an abundance of artefacts that witness to a once-flourishing civilization. However there is one aspect of life in the ancient city — which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD — that prospers today. Grapevines still flourish and wine production thrive in the Vesuvian area.
Whether admiring some stunning view from the volcanic vineyards on the gentle slope of Mt Vesuvius, sipping some delicious long-history regional wine or exploring the Archeological Park of Pompeii, you’ll be enchanted by the natural beauty and cultural treasures of this land.
From the traditional cooking class in the kitchen next to the vineyards, to the cultural and food tour in Naples, you’ll be able experience the authentic flavours and relaxed lifestyle of Italy in a marvellous scenery.

Please consider that this program, the number of days, activities and services included, can be customized according with your needs and requests.
For this program we have a wide selection of Day Add-ons that would let you discover other gems of this area including the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Extend your stay and have a week that will live long in your memory. Please contact us for further details and quotes.

This program is hosted at your choice of accommodations located at the foot of Mt.Vesuvius, near Pompeii: cottage within Vesuvian vineyards or a Hotel with pool. 
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  • Five days and four nights in our Hotel or Cottage
  • A Chef’s tasting dinner celebrating the local flavours
  • Volcanic Adventure and Wine Tour to discover the volcanic vineyards
  • Excursion to Vesuvius Crater
  • Hands-on traditional Neapolitan cooking class with lunch
  • Guided tour in Pompeii
  • Naples street food Tour and historic centre
  • Dinner in the Vesuviuan Vineyards


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Day 1 | Ben Arrivati and Welcome Dinner
Day 1 | Ben Arrivati and Welcome Dinner

Pick up from Naples airport or train station and transfer to your property.
Unwrap your welcome package to discover useful insider information and our gift for you. We hope you like it.
Later in the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at our selected restaurant near your property: a Chef’s tasting dinner celebrating the local flavours (wine and beverages not included, available at extra charge).

Day 2 | Volcanic Adventure with Wine Tasting and Lunch - Vesuvius Excursion
Day 2 | Volcanic Adventure with Wine Tasting and Lunch - Vesuvius Excursion

In the morning, with our guide explore the south-west side of the Vesuvius National Park declared in 1995 affected by eruptions over the years 1794, 1906, 1944. This is the Vesuvian land where the fertile volcanic soil gives distinctive properties to the autochthonous vines and grapes. Piedirosso, Aglianico, Caprettone, Caprettone, Falanghina e Catalanesca.
The excursion is characterised by the visit of the vineyards, observation of lithologies that highlight the extreme stratification of volcanic soils.
This wine experience will take place between vineyards cultivated on the lava of Vesuvio. Here you’ll be able to see the mixed composition of volcanic soil, result of several eruptions, learn about the traditional local wine making process as well as about the passion and sacrifices of this heroic viticulture.
Time to relax and tasting 6 types of wine: 3 Superior DOP Lacryma Christi (red; white and rosè), literally the “tears of Christ”, produced in this area since Ancient Roman times, 1 Superior Piedirosso IGT, 1 Aglianico IGT and a local dessert wine.
These wines with ancient origins will be accompanied by delicious local food: a menu that includes one antipasto, two main courses and a dessert. The terrace where the wine tasting and lunch take place offers a stunning view on Sorrento Coast, Capri Island, Pompei and the the Vesuvius itself.

Later with your guide, reach the top of Mount Vesuvius, where with our private guide you’ll be able to explore its Crater and a path with stunning views on the Bay of Naples, Capri, the Sorrento coastline and Ischia.
Evening at leisure and dinner on your own.

Day 3 | Cooking class and Pompeii Excursion
Day 3 | Cooking class and Pompeii Excursion

Tie on your aprons and get ready for this hands-on traditional Neapolitan cooking class. Start with our antipasto, then get busy creating pasta, a main course and dessert. Lunch follows on the foods prepared in the class. 6 wine pairing is included.
In the early afternoon a private transfer will take to Pompeii to visit the Archeological Park and discover its fascinated history with our English speaking licensed guide.
Pompeii is a unique archaeological site in the world where the time stopped 2000 years ago. Its ruins are listed as “UNESCO World Heritage Patrimony”.
Our driver will take you back to the property.
Evening at leisure and dinner on your own.

Day 4 | Napoli Street Food and Historical Center - Farewell Dinner in the Vineyards
Day 4 | Napoli Street Food and Historical Center - Farewell Dinner in the Vineyards

Fall in love with the flavorful Italian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Naples.
This culinary tour in Naples is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory to sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights.
Wander around the elegant Vomero area, and see and taste for yourself why this area is so popular with the locals. 
Discover a lively city, admire the contrast of baroque and gothic architecture at the churches of Piazza del Gesù wile tasting a cup of freshly fried fish and other street food.
We’ll get to try bites of famous dishes like fritto misto, a variety of fried goodies with a history that goes back to the Egyptian, and sample the rich flavors of slow-cooked meaty ragù, a staple of Italian home cooking. Try a crunchy, creamy sfogliatella made with lots of layers of sweet pastry – and of course, there’s a chance to feast on traditional pizza in the city that invented it!
And that’s just the beginning; there’s more food to come! Dig into sweet, sticky rum Babá, make a toast to this fabulous foodie city by raising a glass of sparkling prosecco as we look out over a stunning view and end our walk with a sip of the classic Italian limoncello.
During the walk you’ll explore Napoli old town, its architetture and churches such us Chiesa del Gesù nuovo, Chiesa di Santa Chiara, the famous street of San Gregorio Armeno.
Furthermore if you wish at the end of this tour (not included in the tour) you could decide to visit independently some of the most fascinating example of architecture, history and culture of Naples such as Cappella Sansevero, San Gregorio Armeno,Napoli Sotterranea, Castel Sant’Elmo, our guide will be happy to give all the necessary information and tips.
Round trip private transfer from your property is included. Please bear in mind that you’ll need to meet with your driver at the defined time and location to return comfortably to your property from Naples.
Special evening with the Sunset vineyard farewell dinner: a Chef’s traditional Neapolitan 4 courses menu celebrating the local flavours in a special venue, the Vesuvius vineyards with a stunning view of the Sorrento peninsula and Capri. 6 wines pairing are included.

Day 5 | Arrivederci

Departure and transfer to the Naples Airport or Train Station.


  • Five days and four nights in our Hotel or Cottage
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers from and to Naples airport/train station and to all the destinations of the excursions/activities as per itinerary
  • 1 Welcome Bag
  • 2 Guided hikes/walking tours
  • 1 Food and Wine Tour
  • 1 City Walking-Food Tour
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Cooking Class
  • 2 Lunches
  • City taxes
  • Wine and drinks are included in the meals only when explicitly mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tickets to access museums and other venues when not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and service charge
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mention in “Included"

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