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A Southwestern Foodie Fiesta

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$798 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
3 days | 2 nights

Cook up a Southwestern Feast
and Taste Your Way Through Santa Fe!

Escape to Santa Fe – a vibrant locale with a longstanding cultural heritage that has led it to be known as ‘The City Different’. Located in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe is a city rich in history, arts, recreation, culture, and hospitality. And with an average of 300 sunny days a year, Santa Fe draws visitors from all over the world to explore and experience this unique Southwestern environment. Santa Fe is a food lover's paradise. The first question you will be asked when dining on its famous Southwestern cuisine is "red or green?" This refers to the kind of chile you would like served over enchiladas, chile rellenos or other staples of New Mexican fare. With an annual festival devoted to wine and chile, Santa Fe is a culinary capital. During your special culinary getaway to this enchanting destination, you’ll enjoy authentic New Mexican cuisine, a 3-hour hands-on cooking class with gourmet feast, food and cultural tour of historic Santa Fe, and experience the best of the city’s considerable art scene. ver the world to explore and experience this unique Southwestern environment.

A Southwestern Foodie Fiesta

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2 Nights Condo Accommodations
Southwestern Foodie Tour
New Mexico Cooking Class
Gourmet Dinner after Instruction
Chef’s Personally Signed Cookbook
Year Round Based on Your Travel Schedule
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In Fort Marcy Condo Suites are located amidst nine acres of natural and landscaped grounds and gardens. All of the Southwestern style condos have Kiva style wood-burning fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens and spacious and comfortable living areas. You will also have complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.
Southwestern Foodie Tour with a Cultural Kick! During this 2-1/2 hour Santa Fe culinary tour you will be immersed in the history and culture of this famous southwestern city. Discover how this unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants and other culinary landmarks. This experience will give you a delicious, well-rounded sampling of Santa Fe’s famous regional cuisine, and a different perspective on one of the Southwest’s greatest destinations.
Day 2
Flavors of New Mexico Cooking Class and Gourmet Meal Learn the artistry of Southwestern cooking from the area’s top chef instructor in this participatory class. In the state-of-the-art kitchen, you'll learn the most delicious secrets to add to your cooking repertoire with a fun and informative class on techniques, tips and food specialties. With class topics covering a variety of New Mexican favorites, you are sure to enjoy this hands-on cooking class that is conducted in a small group format. This renowned chef and food editor will lead you through dish preparations to create the most savory meal, which you will then sit down to relish.
Personally Signed Glossy Cookbook by the Chef! Chef John Vollertsen ("Johnny Vee") has taught cooking for over 15 years and enjoys a second career in food writing as a regular columnist for The Santa Fe New Mexican and as the dining and food editor for The Santa Fean magazine. With its rich culinary history, Santa Fe serves as a Mecca for "foodies" worldwide and Chef and Cooking School Director, Johnny Vee, is no exception. His new cookbook is filled to the brim with unique and delicious recipes, full-color photography, useful tips, menus for entertaining, and a section on stocking the pantry. Each couple will receive a personally signed copy of Chef Johnny’s cookbook as a delicious way to remember your special culinary getaway in New Mexico.
Day 3
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you’re having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, “Edible Destination.” Should you desire an extended stay, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Fort Marcy Condo Suites
Fort Marcy Condo Suites are located amidst nine acres of natural and landscaped grounds and gardens. All of the Southwestern style condos have Kiva style wood-burning fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens and spacious and comfortable living areas. You will also have complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. It is a 4-block walk to the historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza, but many guests prefer to drive to the downtown area. Ask at the office about the free shuttle that runs during the day. This is condo living at its best!
Santa Fe, New Mexico
What Currency is being quoted?
All prices are quoted in USD. The price quoted on the first page of a tour is always per person, double occupancy.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Our full cancellation policy is stated in the Terms and Conditions when making your reservation. Cancellations with a full refund are allowed up to 31 days or more prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or up to 61 days or more prior to departure for international tours. No refund is allowed 30 days or less prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or 60 days or less prior to departure for international tours.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Should I Purchase Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228- 9792 and reference location number 06-0248.

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Our Condo at Fort Marcy Condos was very nice and it was the perfect location from which one could easily go into the plaza area. I would suggest you spend an extra night or two so that you can really immerse yourself in the delightful city. Fort Marcy was able to accommodate us with the same condo for extra nights. Our food tour guide, Carlos, was great and he introduced us to many excellent restaurants. The samples we were given on the tour were hardy and we did not have to eat lunch. The cooking class with Johnny Vee was a lot of fun and everyone was able to participate in hands-on preparation of the dinner. He is an excellent chef, teacher and has a great personality
Judy M. - April 2016
Just returned from our trip to Santa Fe New Mexico. We had a good time. The cooking class was well done and the food tasty. Our foodie walking tour was very nice
Susan Q. - March 2016
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