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Food and Wine Tour of Italy

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Join wine expert Brian Lille and anthropologist, travel enthusiast Christa Abdul-Karim. On this 11-day food and wine excursion to the Puglia and Campania regions in Italy. 

Price $5,895 per person (single room will require a supplement of $450)

November 9-20, 2023

What is included:

  • Round trip airfare from Traverse City

  • 10 nights of high-quality hotels

  • Daily breakfast

  • 6 dinners & 3 lunches

  • Multiple walking tours

  • Multiple wine tastings

  • Olive oil tasting

  • All local transportation

  • Bilingual guides

  • All gratuities 


  • Day 1, November 9: Fly to Italy

  • Day 2, November 10: Arrive in Italy

    • Welcome dinner

  • Day 3, November 11: Bari

    • Discover the hidden gems and food culture of Bari with a guided tour

    • During tour have a dinner with local wines

    • Stay overnight in Bari

  • Day 4, November 12: Tenuta Bocca di Lupo

    • Visit Tenuta Bocca di Lupo winery, enjoy lunch and wine tasting

    • Afternoon free-time

    • Stay overnight in Bari

  • Day 5, November 13: Alberobello

    • Visit Essenza di Puglia with wine tasting and light snack

    • Visit Alberobello, the village of stone trulli houses, with a guided tour and private dinner in a trullo

    • Stay overnight in Bari

  • Day 6, November 14: Ostuni

    • Olive oil tasting in an ancient Masseria farm where the olive trees are 2,000 years old and where they still have a Roman olive oil press.

    • Picnic style lunch with wine tasting

    • Visit nearby Ostuni, known as the White City by tuk tuk

    • Evening free-time

    • Stay overnight in Bari

  • Day 7, November 15: Sorrento

    • Transfer to Sorrento (the gateway to the Amalfi coast)  by private bus - winery visit on route

    • Evening progressive dinner with guide in Sorrento to taste real local cooking

    • Stay overnight in Sorrento

  • Day 8, November 16: Amalfi, Positano, Ravello

    • Day tour by private transfers with free time to visit Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello

    • Stay overnight in Sorrento

  • Day 9, November 17: Sorrento

    • Full day free to explore Sorrento

    • Dinner in one of the best known Sorrento restaurants

    • Stay overnight in Sorrento

  • Day 10, November 18: Naples

    • Transfer to Naples and visit a family winery on Vesuvius with a light lunch

    • Dinner in Naples with local wines

    • Stay overnight in Naples

  • Day 11, November 19: Pompeii

    • Tour of Naples and Pompeii with private transfer and guides

    • Dinner - the best pizza in Naples

    • Stay overnight in Naples

  • Day 12, November 20: Fly home



  • $100 deposit when registering

  • $1,250 deposit by July 9, 2023

  • Remainder by September 14, 2023



Cancellations must be made by calling Christa Abdul-Karim at 231-995-1701

Air penalties are not part of the percentages below and vary based on the airline policy at the time of ticket issue.

  • 91+ Days Prior: Full refund minus the $100 per person deposit

  • 90-61 Days Prior: Full refund minus the $1,350 per person deposit

  • 60-46 Days Prior: Refund will be 60% of tour cost

  • 45-31 Day Prior: Refund will be 35% of tour cost

  • 30-8 Days Prior: Refund will be 15% of tour cost

  • 7 Days Prior or less: No refund

Class Details

0 Session(s)

NA - Online

MultipleInstructor :
1.Christa Abdul-Karim2.Brian Lillie 

Start Date:upon registration



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
N/A - Online Brian Lillie  ; Christa Abdul-Karim  Online