Charming Cilento Coast Tour

Agropoli, SA, Italy

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9 reviews
Jul 17 - 24, 2021
Group size: 4 - 6
Charming Cilento Coast Tour
Agropoli, SA, Italy

9 reviews

$3500
Deposit: $500
Jul 17 - 24, 2021
Group size: 4 - 6

About this trip

Have you heard of the Cilento Coast? It is said to be the untouched Amalfi Coast further South, about 2 hours South of Naples, in fact. Amazing ancient history intertwines with today's delicious food and wine that goes perfectly with views that are absolutely breathtaking. In this itinerary, built by a native born from the Cilento Coast who will also be your on-the-ground Tour Manager, you will experience this part of Italy undiscovered by tourism like a local.


A note from Nilla, your vivacious Italian Tour Manager for the Charming Cilento Coast tour: Have you ever heard that the best way to travel in a foreign country is with a local? Don’t you wish you had a friend that would take you around beautiful Italy and unveiled the hidden gems, yet to be discovered by mass tourism? Hi! My name is Nilla. Let’s be friends! I have so much to show you on this tour of the Cilentan Coast. I was born and raised in Battipaglia (land of the original Mozzarella di Bufala). I lived life surrounded by history and architecture that is thousands of years old, in a culture steeped in tradition, with close family bonds and some of the most amazing food you will ever eat. I am excited to share all that with you. Come and soak in the history of this place, let the sunsets and the Mediterranean Sea take your breath away, let the flavors of the food explode in your mouth and then learn the tips that will help you recreate those dishes. You don’t have to dream it. Get your passport ready. Let’s go, friends, let’s go!!!

What’s included

  • All Transportation
    All in-country transportation, including: to/from the airport, vans, trains, etc.
  • Accommodations
    7 nights accommodations in a beautiful, countryside agriturismo
  • 1 Boat Tour
    Enjoy the beauty of the Cilento coast from the Sea
  • Meals
    All breakfasts, two lunches, and all dinners
  • Cooking Lesson
    1 Italian cooking lesson taught by the in-house chef
  • Wine Tasting
    1 wine tasting and vineyard tour
  • Entrance fee
    Entrance into the Paestum archeological site and museum, and also the Saracen castle
  • 2 Guided Tours
    Local tour guides will lead you through a dairy farm and also exploring caves
  • Day Trips
    Day Trips to Paestum, Agropoli, Grotta dell'Angelo (Caves) in Pertosa, Santa Maria di Castellabate, and Salerno
  • 3 Coached Exercises
    Co-Host, Chelsey Rose, will be leading the group in 3 separate fitness routines during the tour. 1 HIIT class, 1 hike, and 1 beach run/exercise
  • Airfare
    We aid you in buying airfare by providing a great travel agent to find airfare for you
  • Voluntary Tipping
    Feel free to tip the Italians who give you great service. Examples: van drivers, private guides, tour manager
  • Tourist Tax
    To be paid at the accommodations, between 1.50 and 4 euro per night
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day - Benvenuti
  • Private transportation will be arranged to transport you from Napoli Capodichino Airport to your accommodations. You will have time to rest and unpack before dinner. 
  • Welcome Dinner: The in-house chef, who will later be teaching you to make delicious Italian classics yourself, will provide a traditional Tuscan welcome dinner.
  • Orientation and introduction to the group

Your Organizer


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Bio-Monte
9 reviews
With Bio-Monte you get the best of both worlds: as your own personal experiential guides who speak your language and make what you are experiencing relate to your life. On the other side of the spectrum, our friendships with amazing Italian locals who give you an authentic taste of Italy that you will experience nowhere else. All of our tours are sustainable tours, so everyone benefits, including the host country, its environment, and its people. We offer many types of tours, such as: Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Christian Tours, Cooking Retreats, Wine and Vineyard Tours, and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs for short or long term programs.

Reviews

Comfortably adventurous. For me it was a good pace of exploring and eating. When we did cooking and tastings it was like going to a family members or friends house. Personally I would have like a little more hands on cooking but really enjoyed what we did. Looking forward to trying it at home!
We had the best time! We hadn’t met the other 8 in our group, but we became friends instantly. Fantastic group that got along, looked out for each other, and had common interests. Alessio was a wonderful tour guide and did a fantastic job. Everyone we met was so passionate about the city they lived in or their family business. Our accommodations were very comfortable and our host, Stefano, was gracious and was always there to greet us when we returned from our excursions. The city’s we visited were beautiful and the history was rich. Overall a great experience and we will have memories of a lifetime. I would highly recommend bio-montetoursofitaly to anyone.
MT
First, Italy is truly breathtaking and the culture is incredibly welcoming. There was not one disappointing moment of the trip. From arrival to a very depressing departure, we were blown away daily with the care, quality and thoughtfulness of every aspect of the tour. The accommodations far exceeded anything we dreamed and each day was filled with authentic, cultural experiences. We even laughed at some of the large guided tour groups with their lanyards, paddle boards, and ear pieces. We were being gifted a true and organic front seat ride through Italy without all the stiffness that comes with a structured tour. It made it much more enjoyable. Lastly, biggest shout out to Alessio for his tireless dedication to our group, ensuring we had the best experience possible. We asked several questions, requested a few schedule changes, and a few trips to the grocery and he never hesitated to go above and beyond for us. His knowledge of his beloved country is deep and wide and it's apparent how much he finds joy in showing others. I've never been on a trip where my gut was literally sick with sadness as I left. We bonded, made so many memories, laughed harder than we had in ages, cried together, and lived that la dolce vita to its fullest. Thank you Bio-Monte for your heart and soul in this beautiful Italian getaway!
Amazing intimate experiences with local people - great food, fabulous wines. Thank you for creating this tour.
Five stars! Excellent organization. Adjustments were made to fit the walking abilities of the group. The food was fantastic and very much appreciated by everyone in the group. Chef Anna, Driver Luciano, friend Stefano all became dear friends as they enhanced the experience. Dicomano is a wonderful village experience, and we enjoyed the "villa" we were housed in. The day trips were fantastic. The free time was well used by everyone and we appreciated the advice by the organizers. We had plenty of time to take photographs as we wished.
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