A shore excursion for the discerning palette who wants to discover the best of wines from Amalfi Coast or Avellino & Benvento region, this wine tour can be combined with sightseeing in the area to make the most of your visit
Our Shore excursion is between 8-9 hours from Naples Port or Salerno port starting at 8.00am and includes:
for Amalfi coast wine tour, Amalfi coast drive, Wine testing, visiting the main factory of the region.
For Avellino or Benevento region wine tour, Drive through the city of wine, Wine testing, Visiting the main factory of the region.
To include sightseeing in the area, we can discuss what you like to do and see in your one day shore excursion.
To discuss a more detailed Itinerary of all our Shore Excursions Please contact us on the form below.
AMALFI COAST WINE TOUR
Amalfi Coast wine – Located in the region of Campania where winemaking is a 2,000 year-old tradition. Its volcanic soil is home to grape varieties such as Greco and Aglianico. Today this region is producing premium wines, attracting the attention of wine enthusiasts worldwide. The geographic location of the Amalfi Coast features a memorable setting, It runs alongside the sea and soars towards the sky with its high mountains peaks. Here the establishment of vineyards from which DOC labeled selected wines are produced, under the name of Amalfi Coast, divided into three subzones: Furore, Ravello and Tramonti.
VESUVIUS WINE TOUR
Campania Wine – The three main areas famous for wine is Avellino, Benevento & Amalfi Coast, each needs a day visit to truly appreciate the experience.
Avellino – A significant sub region of Campania, in the south of Italy. Wine-making has played an important role here for centuries. So much so that the Avellino-Rocchetta Sant’Antonio railroad was nicknamed “Ferrovia del Vino,” the wine train.
The two DOCG’s wine produced here from ancient local grapes, Fiano and Greco are the starring whites which make up Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. Fiano is a rich, aromatic and fruity dry wine with hints of honey. Greco di Tufo is more crisp and light, named for the tufo crackly clay soil in which it is grown. Aglianico is the eminent red, found in Taurasi. This is often a rich, leathery red that can be enjoyed young, but is known to be ageworthy when produced under the right conditions. Aglianico is also produced in passito (sweet) and liquoroso (fortified) styles. Other local white grapes cultivated in Avellino are Coda di Volpe (meaning “tail of the fox,” referring to the shape of the grape bunches) and Falanghina. Other local reds are Piedirosso and Sciascinoso (Olivella).
Benevento – Towards West we enter in the province of Benevento, where between 2 sets of mountains we find this homonymous village. There are 6 wines that are labelled DOC, Red and Rosé are mainly Sangiovese and Aglianico grapes, White are Trebbiano Toscano, Falanghina, and a spumante (60% Falanghina).
- The Itinerary for the Shore excursion of Wine tour is totally flexible and can be changed to your requirements.
- It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes as most of the streets are cobbled and inclined
- If visiting churches you may have to dress appropriately
- Please bring with you sunscreen and hat to avoid any sun burn
- We always ensure we drop you off one and a half hours prior to your ship sailing