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Ultimate New York City Culinary Getaway

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

Customized Culinary Magic
in the City that Never Sleeps!

The Ultimate New York Foodie’s Getaway comes with a lot of pampering that includes exquisite dining at one of the City’s top restaurants, your evening of culinary enrichment (cooking class), a behind the scenes Foodie-Culture-History-Architecture tour and a romantic cruise along the New York waterways where you will get a completely different view of this incredible city. We customize this package to fit your exact dates and cuisine preferences. From the selection of your chef’s tasting dinner to your hands-on cooking class with professional chefs, each delicious moment of your culinary tour is personalized to give you the “ultimate” epicurean experience that most foodies can only dream about. You will be assigned a personal Culinary Travel Specialist who will be your culinary concierge from the minute you reserve your getaway to the moment your fabulous foodie foray concludes. It’s not inexpensive, but then again, there’s nothing ordinary about this culinary adventure!

Ultimate New York City Culinary 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 Luxury Accommodations
Ultimate Dining Adventure
New York Harbor Cruise
Hands-On Cooking Class
Chauffeured Transfer to Cooking Class
New York Foodie Tour
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
Arrival and Check-In Prepare to be amazed at the sights, sounds and flavors of city that never sleeps! Check into your mid-town or central park luxury hotel, then take a stroll down any of Manhattan's famous streets or avenues just to "plug-in" to its energy!
The Ultimate Dining Adventure When you travel on a gourmet getaway, you are exposed to more than hands-on cooking. We match your cuisine preferences with extraordinary culinary experiences in a city that is synonymous with fine dining. We hand select a top restaurant that will appeal to your palate as well as your sense of adventure – dining establishments helmed by names such as Robuchon, Batali, Chang, Ripert, Keller, English, Lomonaco, Mendes, Morimoto, Guarnaschelli, Bouley, LeBernardine, Restaurant Daniel, Flay, Bourdain…and the list goes on and on. Did you know there are over 12,000 restaurants in New York City? Did you know that many top restaurants won’t take reservations further out than 60 days, and if you don’t make the reservation on that very day, you’ll never get a table? We know this, and many other insider secrets to ensure that you have the best experience possible in the city that never sleeps. Get ready for a culinary thrill ride!
Day 2
The Foodie’s Food Tour of New York City most appealing to you. On this guided, narrated walking tour, you’ll discover the history and culture while sampling delicious specialties from ethnic eateries, restaurants, and Old fashioned food shops. You will enjoy over 3 hours of delectable exploration as you are guided through some of the City’s most savory neighborhoods, and sampling international cuisines that make New York the most diverse and delicious city in the world.
New York Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Feel the thrill of discovering New York City from a different vantage point. Marvel at the beauty of Manhattan’s breathtaking skyline as you learn about the City’s history and architecture. Your sightseeing cruise is an excellent way to get a new perspective on the City, its waterways and even an “up-close” view of the Statue of Liberty. The cruise also includes a delightful lunch that you will enjoy in climate-controlled comfort as you sail past landmarks and skyscrapers that are the signature of this enchanting city.
Day 3
Chauffeured Car Service to Cooking Class Hailing a taxi in New York City is something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime...but not on the evening of your cooking class. This evening you will be picked up at your luxury boutique hotel and driven to the culinary studios in style. Sit back and relax as your personal chauffeur navigates the sea of yellow cabs, effortlessly gliding through the forest of skyscrapers to deliver you comfortably to your destination. Once your class is over, your driver will once again pick you up and deliver you back to your hotel. You’ll be treated like culinary royalty!
Flavors of the World Hands-On Cooking Class with Dinner! Epitourean has preferred access to over 1,700 recreational cooking classes each year in New York City. These hands-on classes provide a wealth of professional techniques, skills and flavors from all corners of the world. Through our special relationship with five of the top culinary venues in New York City, we have the perfect class waiting just for you. Whether you are in the mood for Italian, French, Regional American, Asian, Indian, Baking, Pastries, Wine Essentials…or anything in-between…we will introduce you to renowned chef instructors who will guide you along the path to culinary bliss. Best of all, you and your fellow students will get to enjoy your creations at the conclusion of your instruction!
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!
Luxury Boutique Hotel
New York City has some of the most unique boutique hotels in the world, and we partner with many of them to complete this Ultimate New York City Culinary Escape. We hand select these stunning boutique hotels in Midtown Manhattan for their luxury, comfort, friendly service, and proximity to all of our fabulous foodie activities…providing an oasis of comfort in the city that never sleeps. Midtown never fails to impress even the most seasoned traveler, and with your accommodations only steps away from the Theater District, Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building and 5th Avenue…we make it easy to find your inner Foodie.
New York City, New York
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?
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.
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
We had a great time at the Ultimate New York Culinary tour. The Kimberly hotel was really nice and convenient to walk to subway station to travel to elsewhere. The tour guide at the Chelsea Market was great. And the Del Posto meal was impressive. We loved every minute of our tour.
Catherine - June 2017
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