From (AUD)$8,495
Days20
Airfares included
Get a real taste of Italy on this unique small group tour. Immerse yourself in the culture as you meet locals, learn how to prepare their well-honed recipes, and indulge in their organically grown olive oils and wines. Take in the countryside of Tuscany, explore the Amalfi coast and discover some of the hidden gems of the Salerno Province.
Group Size — Max 16
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $270pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat & Bus
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In Furore, visit a local family, well-known for producing some of the best gelato in the world. We’ll learn the techniques as we sample some of the mouth-watering flavours.

Image credit - Puk Khantho

Enjoy a buffet lunch lovingly prepared by local nonna’s in a village bar in San Severino.

Image credit - Daniel Vuotto

Stroll along the Path of Gods. This clifftop walk affords spectacular views over the Amalfi Coast and Island of Capri.

Image credit - Daniel Vuotto

Descend below the streets of Montepulciano, visiting an ancient wine cellar in an Etruscan cave.

Image credit - Łukasz Czechowicz

Special Experiences

Taste locally-produced organic chianti and nobile wines and enjoy a delicious lunch at a family-owned winery in the Tuscan Valley.
Participate in a hands-on cooking class, learning how to make a traditional, homemade Tuscan meal for dinner.
Visit a local farmer and watch on as he prepares traditional antipasto and homemade Italian barbeque for dinner.
Learn the secrets of artisanal, wood-oven pizza during a cooking demonstration on the Amalfi Coast.
Hone your cooking skills as you prepare some of the region’s most well-known dishes and enjoy them for dinner.
Taste test five award-winning local wines and enjoy a spectacular sunset dinner in Agropoli.
Enjoy a special slow food cooking class at a local farm, then devour the delicious results for lunch while sitting in the picturesque garden overlooking the sea.
Enjoy a picturesque, seaside picnic in Ogliastro Marina, indulging in delicious local cuisine while taking in the impressive view.

Itinerary Italy on a Plate

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Italy on a Plate

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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La Dolce Vita

  • Stay in a local Agriturismo
  • Enjoy a wine tasting lunch in Tuscany
  • Walk through a local farm to an Olive Oil Mill
  • Enjoy lunch at a family owned winery/olive oil farm
  • Take a guided walk in the medieval city of Montepulciano
  • Visit an ancient wine cellar in an Etruscan Cave
  • Explore Val d'Orcia – a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the medieval village of Monticchiello
  • Enjoy a Picnic in Pienza
  • Opt to walk part of the Via Francigena between Pienza & Bagno Vignoni
  • Tour the city of Florence, and visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s statue of David
  • Participate in a traditional Tuscan cooking class
  • Visit the ruins of Pompeii with a local archaeologist
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with a seaview in Furore
  • Explore the small village of Agerola
  • Visit a local cheese maker and learn how cheese is produced
  • Walk along The Path of the Gods
  • Visit a local farmer and join him for an Italian BBQ dinner
  • Walk to a small, family-run pizzeria
  • Taste delicious, homemade gelato
  • Tour the village of Ravello
  • Walk from Ravello to Amalfi, passing waterfalls and rivers
  • Visit Praiano and the beach of Marina di Praia
  • Opt to walk from our hotel down to the beach, passing the fjord of Furore
  • Make some of Furore’s most well-known dishes in a cooking class
  • Visit a famous organic buffalo mozzarella cheese farm
  • Discover the museum and ruins of Paestum
  • Visit a local artisanal family of wine makers
  • Taste award winning wines with a homemade dinner
  • Enjoy a slow food cooking class in a local farmhouse
  • Opt to walk through the ancient villages of Galbo, Gelso, Pollica and Cannicchio
  • Visit San Severino and explore the abandoned 11th century village
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch prepared by local nonna’s
  • Take a boat ride to Grotta Azzura and Arco Naturale
  • Visit Santa Maria de Castellabate and enjoy some free time to explore
  • Travel to Ogliastro Marina and take the opportunity to swim in the ocean
  • Enjoy a picnic with local produce and wine
  • Stop in the town of Naples for a walking tour and aperitivo lunch at Galleria Umberto

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Italy. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $270pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 11 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 6 nights in a local Agriturismo

Properties include:

  • Hotel Nord Nuova, Rome
  • Agriturismo La Pietriccia, Chianciano Terme
  • Hotel Fico D'India, Furore
  • Hotel La Pineta, Acciaroli

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subjtect to change without notice.

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.

Meals

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  • 17 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlights:
    • Chianciano Terme, participate in a cooking class, learning traditional Tuscan recipes, then enjoy them for dinner
    • Acciaroli, enjoy a spectacular sunset dinner in Acciaroli, accompanied by award winning wines

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour directors
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Please note, this tour has a maximum group size of 16 passengers. A smaller coach will be used throughout the tour as many of the roads we travel along are narrow and windy, and some have government restrictions on the use of larger coaches.
  • Make sure you carry small change, as public bathrooms cost anywhere up to €1.50 to use in Italy. All restaurants and cafes will have restrooms, but you will need to purchase something from their menu.
  • On day 6, you have the opportunity to relax in the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni so please ensure you pack swimwear.
  • We have some free time for swimming at the beach in Ogliastro Marina on day 17, so make sure to pack your swimwear.

Information Italy on a Plate

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Italy on a Plate

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
03 Sep 21
22 Sep 21
$8,495
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $270pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $2,450
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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