ZAP! Naples, Amalfi Coast & Campania Tour

Explore of the best of Italy, with wine host Miro Tcholakov of Miro Cellars, journeying through a unique itinerary covering Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Campania.

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Tour Highlights

Join Zinfandel Advocates & Producers for a tour of one of Italy's most iconic regions, led by award-winning winemaker Miro Tcholakov of Miro Cellars and Trentadue Winery. Experience the best of Italy with a unique itinerary covering Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Avellino and Campania. Enjoy tastings at leading wineries, meals featuring local cuisine, and experiences with artisan food makers. For wine lovers, Campania's signature Greco di Tufo and Fiano wines are a treat to be savored. Take in stunning landscapes and breathtaking vistas of some of the most beautiful areas of Italy. This tour is guided, filled with moments and memories to last a lifetime.

  • When May 8 2025 - May 16 2025
  • Duration 9 days
  • Price $7,100 per person
  • Availability Limited spots

What's Included

  • 9 days, 8 nights
  • 3 nights at MGallery Palazzo Caracciolo in Naples
  • 2 nights at Lloyd's Baia Hotel in Vietri sul Mare
  • 3 nights at Hotel Michelangelo in Sorrento
  • Private bus transportation with a dedicated driver
  • Hotel city taxes for the entire tour
  • Full-time tour leader and wine host
  • Full-time local tour manager for 9 days
  • Pizza dinner in Naples, wine included and walking tour (1 hour)
  • Local guide for 3 hours on day 2 in Naples. Five food tastings in Naples (equal to lunch)
  • Round trip tickets for the public ferry to Capri
  • Transportation with private 30-seat bus as per itinerary and timing below, from day 4 to day 9, including parking fees and bus permits
  • 4 Winery visits and tastings
  • Expert guide tours in Naples, Pompeii
  • Mozzarella farm tour and light lunch
  • Headsets for the entire tour (for walking tours)
  • Amalfi, and from Amalfi to Sorrento
  • Farewell dinner in Sorrento, wine included
  • 16 meals, including multi-course meals with wines

Your Itinerary

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Arrive on your own in Naples Check-in to MGallery Palazzo Caracciolo, our home for the next three nights Meet your fellow travelers for a short orientation talk, followed by a walk to a nearby historic pizza restaurant. On night 1, we toast to the beginning of the tour with a glass of wine and the original Neapolitan pizza

Accommodation MGallery Palazzo Caracciolo Included Meals Dinner

Board a private bus and transfer to the Spanish Quarter where we meet our local expert. Embark on a food tour in one of the most lively neighborhoods of Naples, combining history with local culture and culinary tradition. The food tour ends in the heart of the old town, where our tour managers can recommend a wide array of activities for a free afternoon. Return to the hotel on your own (inexpensive taxis available throughout the city). Dinner on your own. Your guides can make reservations and recommendations.

Accommodation MGallery Palazzo Caracciolo Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Board a private bus and transfer to the harbor Public ferry ride to Capri (about 1 hour) Ride the funicolar (cog wheel tram) from the marina up to the actual village of Capri After a short orientation walk, it's your choice to experience Capri at your own pace. We suggest following our tour managers along a 20-minute scenic walk to a panoramic spot overlooking the iconic rock formations known as "Faraglioni". Outdoor lovers can consider a hike up to the ruins of a Roman villa (1 hour each way, uphill), or simply enjoy lunch in one of the charming restaurants of the island, before riding the funicular back down. Public ferry back to Naples and private bus back to the hotel Dinner on your own. Your guides can make reservations and recommendations.

Accommodation MGallery Palazzo Caracciolo Included Meals Breakfast

Breakfast and check out Drive to Sant'Agata dei Goti (driving time 1h). Take a stroll in this unique town built on top of a cliff Visit the underground cellars of Mustilli, an historic winery of the Sannio wine region Lunch is served in the evocative underground winery rooms, paired with a tasting of 3 wines from the winery’s top labels Drive to Vietri Sul Mare, check-in at Lloyd's Baia Hotel (sea-front rooms, renovated) Take a stroll with your tour managers along the seaside promenade Tonight dinner is on your own in one of the many restaurants and pizzerias available. Your tour managers can make reservations

Accommodation Lloyd's Baia Hotel, Vietri Sul Mare Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Drive to Avellino wine region (1 hour) Visit TENUTA CAVALIER PEPE, a wine producer focused on Fiano di Avellino. Take a walk in the vineyards of the estate and visit the cellar before reaching on foot their on-site restaurant. A four-course lunch is paired with a vertical tasting of Fiano di Avellino Short bus transfer to the town of Taurasi (5min) Visit SELLA DELLE SPINE winery. A tasting of 3 DOCG wines (Fiano, Greco di Tufo and Taurasi) paired with small food bites Arrive in Salerno. Dinner on your own - your tour managers can make reservations

Accommodation Lloyd's Baia Hotel, Vietri Sul Mare Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast and check out Drive to the southern Campania region (1h 40’) Visit a buffalo mozzarella farm (TENUTA VANNULO) and discover the secrets of \ ancient cheese production Partake in a light lunch with a selection of mozzarella, fresh vegetables, local bread and buffalo milk gelato Relax as we transfer by bus to VIGNE DI RAITO, a small family-owned winery located on the highest slopes of the Amalfi Coast Take in the views of blue Mediterranean as we walk through a lemon grove that blooms twice a year as we reach the vineyard Wine tasting focused on the Amalfi DOC, paired with five small tastings of local products Drive to Sorrento (1h 30’) Check-in to Hotel Michelangelo for the next three nights Optional orientation walk with the tour manager Dinner on your own in Sorrento - your tour managers can make reservations

Accommodation Hotel Michelangelo Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Drive to the archeological site of Pompei (1 hour) Meet our local expert guide and embark on a journey back in time as we discover a Roman city frozen in time. Drive back to Sorrento (1 hour) Dinner on your own in Sorrento - your tour managers can make reservations 12:30 pm Transfer about 20 minutes to a winery located on the slopes of the volcano, on the edge of the Vesuvian National Park (SORRENTINO VINI) Lunch is served on a panoramic terrace overlooking the vineyards and the dark ash-like soil where local grape varietals such as Aglianico, Piedirosso and Falanghina are grown

Accommodation Hotel Michelangelo Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Drive to the lower part of Positano and enjoy breathtaking views of the coast Stroll on the flights of steps that lead to the beach, exploring art galleries, food shops, and boutiques with the iconic white-linen fashion of the region Board a public ferry from Positano to Amalfi Free time for shopping among paper shops, souvenirs and lemon products. We mend a stop in the pastry shop Pansa to indulge in one of the best “delizia al ” of the Campania region, a sponge cake filled with lemon custard and dipped in lemon cream Board a public ferry from Amalfi to Sorrento Arrive to Sorrento and transfer with our private vans to the hotel Free time Farewell dinner in Sorrento, within a walking distance from the hotel

Accommodation Hotel Michelangelo Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast is included Group transfer to Naples airport. Individual transfers available for an extra charge

Accommodation N/A Included Meals Breakfast

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Regional capital of Campania Naples

  • Neapolitan Pizza Dinner: Enjoy a classic Neapolitan pizza at a renowned pizzeria , savoring the thin, wood-fired crust and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in the vibrant atmosphere of Naples’ historic center.
  • Street Food Walking Tour: Stroll through bustling neighborhoods sampling Naples’ iconic street foods like sfogliatella, fried pizza, and cuoppo (a cone of fried seafood), guided by the enticing aromas and lively chatter of local vendors.
  • Visiting Iconic Churches and City Sights: Explore the grandeur of Naples’ historic churches such as the Cathedral of San Gennaro and the stunning Gesù Nuovo, while taking in city sights like the harbor and Bay of Naples.
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Blue water, sea caves, and scenic viewpoints The Isle of Capri

  • Boat Ride to the Faraglioni: Enjoy the option of a scenic boat ride from Marina Grande to the iconic Faraglioni rock formations, marveling at the crystal-clear waters and dramatic coastal cliffs.
  • Strolling and Shopping: Wander through the charming streets of Capri town, browsing high-end boutiques, local artisan shops, and quaint cafes, soaking in the island’s elegant ambiance.
  • Taking in Iconic Views of the Sea: Visit the Augustus Gardens for breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Faraglioni, and the winding Via Krupp, capturing the beauty and serenity of Capri’s coastal landscape.
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Campania viticulture Tasting Wine in 4 Sub-Regions

The wines of Campania are characterized by their ancient origins and volcanic terroir, producing crisp whites and robust reds such as Aglianico, reflecting the region’s rich viticultural history and diverse terroirs.

  • Vesuvio DOC: Visit vineyards on the fertile slopes of Mount Vesuvius, where volcanic soil enriches the flavor of local wines like Lacryma Christi. Enjoy a guided tour and tasting session, savoring the unique mineral notes.
  • Costa d’Amalfi DOC: Explore the terraced vineyards along the Amalfi Coast, sampling aromatic whites and rich reds. Enjoy a wine tasting experience with stunning views of the Mediterranean, discovering the influence of the coastal climate on the wines.
  • Fiano di Avellino DOCG: Travel to Avellino to taste the highly-regarded Fiano wines, known for their complexity and longevity. Tour two local wineries to learn about traditional production methods and savor the wine’s floral and honeyed aromas.
  • Sant’Agata dei Goti DOC: Discover this picturesque village’s vineyards, where the distinctive Aglianico and Falanghina grapes thrive. Participate in a wine tasting that highlights the region’s rich history and the unique characteristics of its wines.
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Award-winning California winemaker Wine Host, Miro Tcholakov

  • Born and raised in northern Bulgaria, Miro Tcholakov developed a deep passion for winemaking from a young age, learning alongside his grandfather who crafted the family’s wine.
  • After studying viticulture and enology at the Higher Institute of Agriculture in Plovdiv, Miro embarked on a transformative journey in wine.
  • His career led him from an international exchange program in Napa to becoming a respected winemaker at Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Vineyard.
  • Since 1998, he has excelled as Winemaker at Trentadue Winery, achieving acclaim with award-winning wines like the 2022 Montepulciano.
  • Miro also owns his own label, Miro Cellars, and  BulgarianWine.com, showcasing his expertise and bringing Bulgarian wines to a global audience.

Architectural Marvels Await Churches and Architecture

  • Naples’ architecture is a rich tapestry of Gothic, Baroque, and Romanesque styles, reflecting its complex history. Iconic structures like the Cathedral of San Gennaro and Gesù Nuovo showcase intricate Gothic and Baroque details.
  • Culturally, Naples is vibrant and dynamic, famous for its passionate music, traditional Neapolitan pizza, and lively street markets. This blend of architecture and culture makes Naples a captivating and enduring city.
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Campania cuisine Local Delights

  • Indulge in Traditional Pasta Dishes: Taste the regional pasta specialties like spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) and pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans), highlighting Campania’s rich culinary traditions and fresh, local ingredients.
  • Savor Authentic Neapolitan Pizza: Relish the world-famous Neapolitan pizza with its perfect balance of thin, wood-fired crust, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
  • Enjoy Street Foods: Delight in local favorites like sfogliatella, a flaky pastry filled with sweet ricotta, and cuoppo, a cone of assorted fried seafood, while exploring vibrant markets.
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Artisanal food Buffalo Mozzarella farm

  • Experience the essence of Italian tradition at Tenuta Vannulo, where buffalo roam freely on lush pastures.
  • Witness the meticulous process of crafting buffalo mozzarella, from milking to artisanal cheese-making techniques.
  • Indulge in fresh mozzarella di bufala, renowned for its creamy texture and exquisite flavor, amidst scenic countryside surroundings.

Naples, Amalfi Coast & Campania

Sun-soaked coastlines, rich history, and delectable cuisine

Vietri Sul Mare

Sea views

History & culture

Captivating local expert guides

Dining al fresco

The heart of Southern Italy

Positano

The jewel of the Amalfi Coast

Capri

Rugged island in the Bay of Naples

Tour Director

  • Sam Kimball is not just a sommelier; he’s a storyteller. With years of experience and a deep passion for Italian wines, he’ll introduce you to the art and science of wine tasting.
  • From the rich reds of Aglianico and Taurasi to the crisp and aromatic whites of Falanghina and Greco di Tufo, you’ll taste the diversity of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Campania’s wine heritage on this tour.
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Pricing

Double Occupancy Private Room $7,100 p/person

Includes:
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local Expert City Guides
  • Winery Visits and Tastings
  • Guided, effortless travel
  • 16 meals

Single Occupancy Private Room $7,900 p/person

Includes:
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local Expert City Guides
  • Winery Visits and Tastings
  • Guided, effortless travel
  • 16 meals
Boutique, intimate tour experience, limited to 20 guests + 2 hosts

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