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Hip & Hungry Getaway

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$1,198 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
4 days | 3 nights

Washington, DC
Building Monuments to Culinary Majesty!

Stylish restaurants, celebrity chefs and fresh local fare are all on the menu in DC, a city whose “suddenly seductive” dining scene (New York Post) is no longer known primarily for power lunches and elegant State dinners. You’ll be checking into a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the Capital City, within a short distance to the nation’s most cherished monuments and museums. Your culinary getaway is filled with delicious diversions that include hands-on cooking, a scrumptious tour of historic Georgetown, and gourmet dining that will leave you with a new found respect for Washington, DC as a foodie destination. With DC chefs finding celebrity on national TV, restaurants placing focus on all things green and a First Family sampling all that DC’s culinary scene has to offer, there’s no better time to visit the nation’s capital.

Hip & Hungry Getaway

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VACATION HIGHLIGHTS
Please note: Our tours are designed with flexible itineraries to accommodate seasonality and desired dates of travel.
3 Nights Deluxe Accommodations
Jockey Club Breakfast
Georgetown Foodie Tour
Hands-On Cooking Class
Five-Course Chef’s Dinner
While our tours are designed as soft adventure experiences, walking, climbing stairs, and in rare cases mild hiking may be required. If you have mobility issues, you should speak with one of our culinary travel specialists to determine if this tour is appropriate for your situation.
AVAILABLE DATES
Year-Round, Based on Your Availability
SAMPLE ITINERARY
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In With the Metro less than two blocks away from your hotel, famed Washington, D.C. attractions such as The White House, National Mall, and the Lincoln Memorial are just a stroll away. Nestled among leafy avenues, world-class boutiques and exceptional dining, The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is a haven of refinement in the heart of Dupont Circle, one of Washington’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Seven-Course Tasting Dinner by Chef Todd Gray A Mid Atlantic regionally inspired menu, crafted in accordance with the earth’s natural rhythms greets guests at Equinox. Chef Todd Gray, one of the frontrunners of the sustainable and seasonal food movement, offers sophisticated, pure American cuisine well established in European technique. Chef Gray stays true to his mission of using community-sourced, organic ingredients grown within 100 miles of the restaurant, whenever possible. Your dining experience includes Chef Gray’s signature seven-course tasting menu highlighting the season’s best ingredients. Located one block from the White House.
Day 2
Capitol Room Breakfast Formerly The Jockey Club-the legendary Washington, D.C. restaurant that served John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Eva Gabor, Joe DiMaggio, and more notables-The Capitol Room brings a fresh new flavor to a historic location in The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Foodie Tour Long before it became popular by the Kennedys and the home of high end retail and fashion, Georgetown was a working class port city pre-dating the Federal City of Washington DC. Its roots are still very much alive and can be seen in the red brick townhomes, and turn of the century factories that are found throughout the area. The Georgetown Foodie Tour takes you to the historic yet chic charm of Georgetown, an area that pre-dated Washington DC. You will be transported on this 3.5 hour tour across 250+ years of history, and enjoy flavors closely connected to the Northwest DC neighborhood. The Foodie Tour will bring together progressive, high end cuisine, with long standing DC institutions. From restaurants and shops running before prohibition, to swanky hotspots, this tour brings together some of the best this area has to offer.
Day 3
Capitol Room Breakfast Formerly The Jockey Club-the legendary Washington, D.C. restaurant that served John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Eva Gabor, Joe DiMaggio, and more notables-The Capitol Room brings a fresh new flavor to a historic location in The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Cooking in the Capital – Hands-On Cooking Class with Dinner We have partnered with a premier recreational cooking school in downtown Washington DC that offers a wide range of cooking classes and events including baking and pastry instruction, wine and spirits tastings, cooking technique workshops and international cuisine seminars. You’ll find top rated chef instructors at this innovative culinary venue such as “Top Chef” contestant Carla Hall, who is a frequent guest instructor.
Day 4
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!
Capitol Room Breakfast Formerly The Jockey Club-the legendary Washington, D.C. restaurant that served John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Eva Gabor, Joe DiMaggio, and more notables-The Capitol Room brings a fresh new flavor to a historic location in The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
Nestled among the stately mansions of Massachusetts Avenue, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a hotel in Washington, D.C. which embodies the grace and elegance of a bygone era in Dupont Circle, one of Washington, D.C.’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Details define the infinite pleasures of the 250-square-foot Superior Room, where guests are invited to unwind at oversized writing desks or on a plush, signature Luxury Collection pillow top bed with 300 thread count Fili D'oro linens. Recently restored, the traditionally appointed room includes a rich cherry wood armoire, refreshment center, classic drapery, and local artwork inspired by the nation’s capital. A digital clock with an iPod docking station, 42" flat screen LCD television, and High Speed Wireless Internet Access keep guests connected to the work outside their private retreat, which is free of urban noise.
Georgetown, Washington, DC
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Currency is being quoted?
The Currency Code is listed directly after the published amount. If it states USD, then the quoted price is in United States Dollars. If it states CAD, then the quoted price is in Canadian Dollars. If it states EUR, then the quoted price is in European Union Dollars…etc. However, please note that all charges are processed in USD, and Epitourean’s Merchant Bank automatically calculates the currency conversion on the day of the charge.
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?
Generally, you may cancel any tour or getaway package within 30 days of making a reservation, and receive a full refund of any deposit or payments made, as long as the cancellation is made at least 31 days in advance of departure for domestic tours or 61 days in advance of departure for international tours. Cancellations made after 30 days incur a 10% cancellation fee (10% of the deposit amount paid, not the full price of the tour package). Cancellations made 30 days or less in advance of departure for domestic packages (60 days or less for international packages) cannot be refunded due to loss of inventory.
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.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
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