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Culinary Celebration in the Wine Country

(This premium getaway can be booked for as few as 2 people, up to a maximum of 10)

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$1,998 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
4 days | 3 nights

Ultimate Napa Valley Foodie Getaway

Napa Valley provides the perfect setting and culinary inspiration for a celebration of wine country flavors. Step off the beaten path for an insider's tour of the Napa Valley culinary scene and learn the delicious secrets of California Cuisine. Enjoy an intimate tour of the farmers market in Napa with your guide as you learn the history of this quaint town. You will experience unique wines through orchestrated tastings, followed by a cooking class where you will learn more about the region's signature foods and celebrated wines. Enjoy an elegant wine tour combined with charcuterie and chocolate, and cap off one evening with a special farm to table dinner at one of the Valley’s most notable restaurants.

Culinary Celebration in the Wine Country

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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
Farmers Market Tour with Chef
Hands-On Cooking Class
Dinner at Bottega Ristorante
Cave Tour & Barrel Tasting
Wine Country Walking Foodie Tour
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 Travel Dates
SAMPLE ITINERARY
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Check Into Hotel Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley five miles from Napa and convenient to many wineries, Senza is a tranquil luxury inn set on two acres of lush gardens, beautiful vineyards, towering heritage oaks and redwoods and peaceful fountains. Onsite is an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and a complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered daily. The spacious guest rooms and suites are housed in four secluded buildings and are uniquely furnished with antiques and feature modern amenities and conveniences including wood-burning fireplaces, private verandas or patios, specialty linens, plush robes and private bathrooms. Rooms also boast flat-screen televisions, CD players and complimentary wireless internet access. Includes gourmet breakfast each morning. Concierge service is available to assist in making restaurant reservations, organizing winery tours and tastings, scheduling spa services and other activities. To make your visit exceptional, arrangements can also be made for special in-room amenities such as flowers, wine or champagne from our wine list.
Gourmet Farm-to-Table Dinner at Bottega Since its first year, Bottega has garnered local and national critical acclaim. The restaurant has quickly become a coveted reservation for diners who want to experience the bounty of Napa Valley through Chef Michael Chiarello's bold yet refined Italian flavors. The menu highlights the bounty of artisanal and house-made ingredients as well as local produce. Chef Chiarello is acclaimed chef, Emmy-winning host of Food Network's Easy Entertaining, tastemaker behind NapaStyle and proprietor of Chiarello Family Vineyards.
Day 2
Wine Country Walking Food Tour From the famous Oxbow Market to award-winning, innovative restaurants, there is more to Napa than just wine tasting. This tour is designed to provide you with both the history of the revitalized downtown area, as well as delight your taste buds with celebrated California cuisine. Wear comfy shoes, since this is a 3-hour walking tour that makes at least 7 stops along the way, providing enough tastings to serve as a bountiful lunch. (Note: If you choose travel dates when food tours are unavailable, your culinary travel specialist may recommend a unique food & wine pairing event at one of the famed Napa Valley wineries, which would become a replacement for your food tour).
Cave Tour & Barrel Tasting with Small Bites Come and experience when fine wine, spectacular architecture, moving music and delicious food all come together. This is a wine experience, not just a tasting! Walking along the elegant chandelier-lined cave, you will learn the history of wine while tasting out of the finest French and American oak barrels. Following the tour, finish off the experience with additional bottled wine tastings paired with rare meats and cheeses and a delicious chocolate and port pairing.
Day 3
Farmers Market Tour & Hands-On Cooking Class This is not just a cooking class, but a culinary adventure where you will learn how to select and cook the season's freshest ingredients. Your time in foodie heaven begins in the morning at the market. With the chef instructor, you will browse through the stalls of seasonal local produce and gather products for the day's meal. You'll head to the kitchen, where you will turn your bounty into a wine country feast which you will enjoy with California wine. You will relish in this relaxed experience filled with inspiration; great foods paired with fine wine and have fun while developing your skills and techniques.
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, culinary oasis. Remember, you can always extend your stay based on availability. Should you desire an extension, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Senza
Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley five miles from Napa and convenient to many wineries, Senza is a tranquil luxury inn set on two acres of lush gardens, beautiful vineyards, towering heritage oaks and redwoods and peaceful fountains. Onsite is an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and a complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered daily. The spacious guest rooms and suites are housed in four secluded buildings and are uniquely furnished with antiques and feature modern amenities and conveniences including wood-burning fireplaces, private verandas or patios, specialty linens, plush robes and private bathrooms. Rooms also boast flat-screen televisions, CD players and complimentary wireless internet access. Includes gourmet breakfast each morning.
Napa, California
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
Just wanted to thank you so much for our wonderful trip via Epitourean to Napa, CA last week!! We had an amazing time and the cooking class was a lot of fun and educational! If we ever decide to do another "foodie" vacation, I will definitely contact you!
Tanya & Steve N. - September 2015
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