WORLDWIDE CULTURAL AND CULINARY VACATIONS
Home | Contact Us | Gift Cards
Edible Destinations Logo
Edible Destinations Logo
Call Center Hours
9AM - 8PM EDT
1-800-390-3292

Savory Scottsdale Culinary Experience

« »
Priced From
$898 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Rates based on availability
3 days | 2 nights

A Taste of the Desert, Flavored with Sunshine!

Travel through the valley of the sun, and into the energetic city of Scottsdale Arizona. Described by the New York Times as “A desert version of Miami’s South Beach”, Scottsdale is filled with invigorating nightlife and culinary excellence. Relax and rejuvenate at Gainey Suites Hotel, an upscale boutique resort in one of Scottsdale’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Join our talented chefs as they teach you useful tips and tricks in the kitchen, in a fun and informative cooking class. Later indulge yourself as you enjoy enjoy a dining adventure at a historic Scottsdale restaurant that serves southwestern cuisine in an authentic Arizona desert setting. This culinary getaway into scenic Scottsdale is jam-packed with southwestern charisma that will charm and enchant every visitor.

Savory Scottsdale Culinary Experience

Email Sent!

This vacation has been sent to {{model.recipientName}}.
Send Email
Itinerary Accommodations Map FAQ
VACATION INCLUSIONS
2 Nights at Gainey Suites Hotel
Daily Breakfast Buffet
Nightly Hors d’oeurves and Drinks
Hands on Cooking Class
Old Town Scottsdale Foodie Tour
Lon's at the Hermosa Dining Adventure
AVAILABLE DATES
Year-Round Based on Your Availability
SAMPLE ITINERARY
(click item for details)
Day 1
Arrival and Check-In Check into this beautiful, all-suite hotel located in the heart of Scottsdale dining and shopping. Gainey Suites was built to be distinctively different from other hotels, offering boutique shops, restaurants, and a world class spa all within walking distance of the hotel. Unpack, then take a relaxing dip in the gorgeous pool, or take a stroll into Old Scottsdale for a unique look back in time.
Nightly Hors d’oeurves and Drinks Unwind and mingle with fellow guests each evening with a social reception at Gainey Suites that offers a selection of drinks, and tasty hot & cold appetizers. You can relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer as you enjoy the extensive variety of their daily menu with delectable items such as; Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls, Pulled Pork Sliders, and of course home made tortilla chips and salsa.
Lon’s at The Hermosa Dining Adventure Enjoy award-winning globally-inspired Southwestern fare on the romantic patio, or by one of the numerous fireplaces throughout the dining areas. Capturing the spirit of the Southwest with warm, bold flavors and unique combinations reflect Lon Megargee’s contemporary take on Arizona cuisine. Lon’s chef and master gardener grows a large selection of herbs and heirloom vegetables to highlight the seasonal ingredients in each dish.
Day 2
Daily Breakfast Buffet Start each morning with a full breakfast buffet with premium coffee. The buffet includes a large selection of hot and cold breakfast options, with a featured gourmet item for every day of the week. Featured gourmet items include; Southwest Potato Pancake Benedict, Huevos Rancheros with flour tortillas, and Blueberry Pancakes. After an amazing breakfast you will be ready to explore Scottsdale and begin your culinary adventures.
A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale Food Tour | Lunch On this three-hour adventure you will be taken through old Scottsdale, on a food and cultural tour that will illuminate how Scottsdale grew out of the Wild West into a modern day attraction. On this tour you will sample great food and sip fine wine as you get an insider look into Scottsdale and receive suggestions for unique shops, visit restaurants, partake in fun activities and gain suggestion for Scottsdale’s nightlife. Along with a fully guided tour, various stops for food and wine sampling, you will hear the rich history and vibrant culture that make up Scottsdale!
Hands On Cooking Class | Dinner From Cuban to Thai food, appetizers to desserts, you will experience hands-on training, with Maggie, a professional chef in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Whisked Away is a small cooking school located in Phoenix, AZ. Our classes focus on recipes that are easily replicated. While cooking in a kitchen furnished with Viking appliances, you will learn efficient ways of planning, executing and serving delicious meals just like you would in your own home.
Nightly Hors d’oeurves and Drinks Unwind and mingle with fellow guests each evening with a social reception at Gainey Suites that offers a selection of drinks, and tasty hot & cold appetizers. You can relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer as you enjoy the extensive variety of their daily menu with delectable items such as; Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls, Pulled Pork Sliders, and of course home made tortilla chips and salsa.
Day 3
Daily Breakfast Buffet Start each morning with a full breakfast buffet with premium coffee. The buffet includes a large selection of hot and cold breakfast options, with a featured gourmet item for every day of the week. Featured gourmet items include; Southwest Potato Pancake Benedict, Huevos Rancheros with flour tortillas, and Blueberry Pancakes. After an amazing breakfast you will be ready to explore Scottsdale and begin your culinary adventures.
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!
Gainey Suites Hotel
Gainey Suites is an upscale boutique hotel that provides a relaxed ambience and personalized service in the exclusive Gainey Ranch neighborhood. Gainey Suites and the surrounding neighborhood is located on what once was the Gainey family ranch known for their superb wine, horse racing, and love of Scottsdale. Gainey Suites was built to be distinctively different from other hotels, offering boutique shops, restaurants, and a world class spa all within walking distance of the hotel. Relax in your King bedroom suite, complete with complimentary WIFI, two HDTV’s, and elegant marble baths. When you arrive at the hotel you will be greeted with freshly baked cookies and a warm welcome as you enter this truly spectacular hotel.
Scottsdale, Arizona
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 customerservice@epitourean.com 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.

Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty, Insurance Company, Columbus, OH; NAIC #10952.1308294
Winner
OUTSTANDING
CULINARY TRAVEL
Category
Member of ASTA Member of ATTA
Sign up for Exclusive Email‑only Deals