Culinary Adventure to Italy

Puglia & The Neapolitan Riviera

DATES:

Oct 10th-18th, 2020 (optional spa day – Oct  19th)

PRICE:

$2950 per person double occupancy

FLIGHT TIME:

8 hrs, from  IAD to FCO

LUXURY LEVEL:

Premium

OUR CULINARY JOURNEY

Imagine waking up and stepping out on your balcony as you take in the breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples. You smile with joy and excitement for the days to come. During this culinary adventure you will taste the delicious coastal flavors of Puglia, then explore the Bay of Naples and the sun-drenched Isle of Capri with is colorful citrus groves and majestic coastline. 

Your journey will take you to some of the oldest cities in the world and you will explore some of the ancient culinary customs. You will experience local customs and cuisines such as the signature local homemade pasta ‘little ears' orecchiette, burrata cheese (even more creamy and delicious than mozzarella), and of course fresh seafood.

You will have every culinary desire indulged, leaving you with memories that you will never forget. Each day will be filled with culinary surprises and fun.

 

FULL PACKAGE DETAILS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare to/from IAD
  • 6 Nights at (selected hotel)
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Meet and Greet Wine Party
  • 2 Dinner Parties
  • Exclusive Event Gift Bag with a T-shirt
  • Michelin Star Dinner
  • Private Cooking Class
  • All Tours & Tasting
  • Plenty of Free time For Shopping/Exploring

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?

You join a fun group of fellow food and wine lovers who love to travel! There is never an increase in trip cost.  There is never an extra fees charged to those who prefer to use our trip payment options.

All of your travel needs taken care of from the moment you decide to join us. We handle airport transfers, tours, local transportation, accommodation needs. If you need a roommate, we will connect you with a fellow traveler. Your only responsibility is to enjoy your trip!

OUR ACCOMMODATIONS

HOTEL KOLBE, ROME

In the Kolbe Hotel Rome, the Ancient and Modern blend to create a new form of hospitality. The building's fascinating history paired with Rome's timeless beauty creates a breathtaking atmosphere and an unforgettable experience.

Surrounded by the magnificence of ancient Rome, only a few steps from the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Roman Forum, the building is located in an evocative and prestigious area right in the heart of the city.

In order to achieve its current appearance and interior design, a meticulous and skilful renovation was necessary for both preserving the building's ancient architectural features, while at the same time enabling it to be a state of the art hotel.

Ancient in its history, but with the service and facilities of the most modern and prestigious accommodation. Our luxurious rooms and suites will cushion you in comfort and tranquility – while outside, the timeless, romantic atmosphere of Rome awaits you.

FEATURES:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning and heating with individual control
  • Minibar with wide assortment
  • Telephone with direct line
  • Free Wifi internet access
  • Wardrobe with safety deposit box
  • LCD flat screen satellite TV

GRAND HOTEL LA CHIUSA DI CHIETRI, ALBEROBELLO

The Grand Hotel la Chiusa di Chietri is a 4-star hotel open all year and located in a 10-hectare Mediterranean park.

This upscale countryside hotel features a contemporary main building and a separate complex of traditional 16th-century Trulli farm buildings with conical stone roofs. It's 12 km from the Castellana Caves and 15 km from Dinosaur Park.

It also has AuraSylva SPA and the famous Nobis restaurant with a Mediterranean flavor.

 

FEATURES:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Indoor & outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning and heating with individual control
  • Minibar with wide assortment
  • Telephone with direct line
  • Free Wifi internet access
  • Wardrobe with safety deposit box
  • LCD flat screen satellite TV
GRAND HOTEL VESUVIO, SORRENTO

Offering panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, Grand Hotel Vesuvio features a semi-Olympic pool with a large sun terrace. It offers a free shuttle to Sorrento center, 1.5 km away.

Every morning the Grand Hotel Vesuvio serves a buffet breakfast, while at the Vesuvio Restaurant and the poolside restaurant you can enjoy Mediterranean and international cuisine. There is also a bar, which offers live music events.

The hotel has a terrace with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, ideal for taking a moment to relax while admiring the view.

FEATURES:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Air conditioning and heating with individual control
  • Minibar with wide assortment
  • Telephone with direct line
  • Free Wifi internet access
  • Wardrobe with safety deposit box
  • LCD flat screen satellite TV

BEFORE YOU BOOK

COST INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers to and from hotels
  • 8 nights accommodation in luxury four-plus stars hotels
  • Welcoming reception at arrival
  • Celebration dinner during final evening
  • Daily excursions with private A/C coach with driver.  
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch
  • 1 Wine Tasting Picnic 
  • 4 Gourmet four courses evening dinners including wine
  • Winery tasting and tour in Puglia
  • Cooking class
  • Plenty of leisure time
  • Be Relaxed Destinations Gift Bag
  • Be Relaxed Destinations hostess on site

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight and airport taxes to and from Rome (see suggested flight options)
  • Travel insurance (see suggested insurance companies)
  • Gratuities for Driver & Local Guides
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Items not listed in inclusions
  • Additional experiences offered by local expert

There is nothing worse than missing a vacation…how about also losing the money you paid for your vacation? Because all of Be Relaxed Destinations and Wine Lovers group tours are non-refundable and non-transferable, travel insurance is highly recommended. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don’t have to worry about being over-insured.

Our our preferred travel insurance vendor list.

CF Travel Insured International

Travel Guard

Chubb Travel Protection

 

If you choose to forgo travel insurance you will need to complete the Waiver of Travel Protection

RECOMMENDED FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

  • Contact us for the current flight options or different class options.
  • Flight prices are subject to change

 

Total flight Time: 8hr 45m  / Current Price: $893.93 (date priced: 04/10/2019)

 Delta Air Lines 6686   •  Class E   •  Basic Economy

Departing04:15 PM
Fri, Oct 11
Washington Dulles International Airport
Dulles, VA
IAD
Arriving07:00 AM
Sat, Oct 12
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Rome, Italy  •  Terminal 1
FCO
Fare Basis VL1X86B3   •  Miles 3902   •  Airbus Industrie A330
 DL6686 is operated by Alitalia – AZ619

Total Flight Time: 10hr 0m 

 Delta Air Lines 6677   •  Class E   •  Basic Economy

Departing09:30 AM
Sun, Oct 20
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Rome, Italy  •  Terminal 1
FCO
Arriving01:30 PM
Sun, Oct 20
Washington Dulles International Airport
Dulles, VA
IAD
Fare Basis VK1X57B3   •  Miles 3902   •  Airbus Industrie A330
 DL6677 is operated by Alitalia – AZ618
  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Trip Terms and Conditions.
  • All payments to Be Relaxed Destinations are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is because Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC has contractual agreements with hotels, airlines and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices competitive and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.
  • Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Some countries require a full blank “VISA” page in the passport for stamping purposes. Any information provided on travel description pertains to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.
  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Your name on your invoice MUST match your passport.
  • Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Therefore, we recommend Travel Protection that helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Interruption, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expenses and more. We have a full list of travel insurance vendors. Click here to see referrals. 
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this price to be locked in.
  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.
  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
  • Roommate Matching is available. Review our Roommate Matching Program.
  • You can log-in to our client portal to view your account and reservations 24 hours a day.
  • Name changes are allowed with a $100 name change fee up until the final payment date and $250 after your final payment date.
  • Late payment of $250 per person is required after final due date listed on your payment plan. Late payment fees are automatically added to your reservations the day after your final due date.
  • All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline on your account.

**The accommodations, activities, and other inclusions and/or their order may change and/or be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and/or for any other reason we deem necessary. In the event this occurs, we will try our best to arrange similar accommodations, activities, and other inclusions.**

  • Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates. Please take a look at your passport right now to be sure it does not expire soon. Refunds will not be provided for expired passports.
  • All prices are based on the rates of exchange in effect at the time of price quotation. In the event that the US dollar devalues, Be Relaxed Destinations/Wine Lover Group reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Your final invoice will reflect increases resulting from currency devaluation.
  • When making your reservations, you can choose to pay in full or select our convenient payment plan. If you select a  payment plan, you will automatically added to our automatic monthly payment plan option. You can opt-out of this program by emailing us at support@berelaxeddestinations.com.
  • Please review our Auto Payment Plan Option.
  • If you choose a monthly payment plan, you will receive monthly notices when your payment is due.
  • Please note that our suggested flight leaving from [Wash Dulles (IAD) on Oct 09, 2019 and arrive in Rome, Italy (FCO) on Oct 10, 2020. Check-in at hotel begins on Oct 10, 2020.
  • Please be mindful that we suggest and recommend all attendees arrive into FCO at least 3 hours before flight time. For peace of mind, you should additionally consider flying into FCO on Oct 10, 2020 and stay one night at a nearby hotel. We can provide assistance with hotels.
  • If you require a roommate match, please indicate on the reservation form where it asks for your roommate name, please enter: “roommate match.”
  • Provided full payment is received no later than your Final Payment Due date, travel documents, itineraries and travel instructions will be sent via email 30 days or earlier prior to travel. All documents will be sent via electronic mail.
  • This group tour will include walking tours over uneven and rugged streets. Please plan accordingly

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

SINGLE: $3580 per person   |   DOUBLE: $2950 per person

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