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A Big Bite of the Big Apple!

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$1,149 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
3 days | 2 nights

A Culinary & Cultural Escape to NYC

Start your Big Apple getaway by checking into your elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Conveniently located in the midst of the City’s excitement, it's the perfect place to call home for this vacation. On one of the evenings, you’ll visit one of the top recreation culinary schools in New York City to nurture your inner chef. Whether new to the kitchen or a culinary veteran looking to add to your repertoire, you'll enjoy this fine evening with a top-notch chef instructor. Best of all, you will join your classmates in a multi-course meal that you helped prepare! On your second day in Manhattan you will take a savory walking tour of Chelsea Marketing and the Meatpacking District, learning insider facts while sampling famous New York fare at local eateries and specialty shops that you might not otherwise experience. After your tasty lunch tour, the day is yours to seek out other favorite New York adventures and sites. Hopefully you’ll save room for more fabulous cuisine later in the evening, because you will be dining at one of New York’s top restaurants guided by one of the City’s preeminent chefs.

A Big Bite of the Big Apple!

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VACATION INCLUSIONS
2 Nights Luxury Accommodations
Hands-On Cooking Class
Chelsea Market Foodie Tour
Del Posto Tasting Dinner
Breakfast at the Hotel
AVAILABLE DATES
Year-Round Based on Your Availability
SAMPLE ITINERARY
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Day 1
Breakfast at Upstairs On-site dining includes Upstairs, a 30th-floor rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. It is open daily for breakfast as well as evening drinks and snacks. During the week you will enjoy a breakfast buffet that will get you ready for your day’s culinary adventures.
Day 2
I Love "Cooking" New York! You’re about to experience world-class cooking in the heart of New York City! Travel the culinary world from the comfort of a beautiful kitchen studio with an endless selection of hands-on cooking classes taught by renowned Chef Instructors. Choose from cooking classes that range in focus and discipline, like 'cooking for couples' or 'culinary essentials'. From the perfect Thai curry and Indian take-out, to farmer’s market favorites and cooking comfort food classics, you'll find flavor and fun in these educational, yet entertaining courses. Enjoy the freshest of ingredients in the same state-of-the-art kitchens used by the pros, taught by the pros - and enjoyed by recreational culinary students from around the globe.
Day 3
Chelsea Market and Meatpacking District Foodie Tour Taste delicious specialties from six food shops and restaurants during this food and culture tour. Discover how these two areas have evolved into one of the hottest destinations in NYC. You’ll learn about specialty food shops, Meatpacking District restaurants (that have produced 2 Iron Chefs), and boutique shopping. Food tastings vary depending upon when you travel, but you can expect to enjoy delicious food tastings from a French Bakery, Gourmet Food Importers, Cookie and Cupcake shop, Italian Specialty Food Shop, Fish Market, Hudson Valley Dairy and Italian Steak House...and more! Enough food is served that you will not require lunch afterwards.
Day 4
Chef's Tasting Dinner at Mario Batali's Del Posto Del Posto is the ultimate expression of what an Italian restaurant should be. Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali represent a convergence of different styles and experiences. The restaurant concept generated at Del Posto can best be described as trans-generational: an expression of the evolution of cuisines, menus, service and ambiance that have characterized the history of the Italian dining experience in this country.
The Kimberly Hotel
Nestled in New York City's fashionable East Side stands a hotel in Manhattan, unique in spirit and steeped in hospitality. The Kimberly Hotel New York provides guests with an intimate and unique experience in timeless elegance. Convenient to Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, the Theater District, the United Nations, as well as some of the world's most outstanding museums, popular attractions and luxury shopping, The Kimberly Hotel is the ideal destination for a well-earned culinary vacation getaway.
New York City, New York
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.

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