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DEVOUR: ITALY (ROME, NOVEMBER 2017)

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GASTRONAUTS ACADEMY DEVOUR: ROME (NOVEMBER 3-11 2017) 
8 DAYS -7 NIGHTS: ITALIAN FOOD & DRINK TOUR

 

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DEVOUR: ROME by Gastronauts Academy is the ultimate international foodie getaway. For 8 days and 7 nights, this tour will on-ramp wannabe foodies into the heart of what is happening today in one of the great food and drink capitals of the world! You’ll arrive as a tourist but leave as a local. Join us as our team of experts guide you through an array of hidden treasures and hot spots that only the locals know!

Guests are invited to sip, taste, sample and devour the very best of what Rome has to offer. You’ll visit world renowned chefs, olive oil farmers, wineries and mixologists that have made Rome a global food & drink destination!

Gastronuats Academy has designed the DEVOUR tours as a deep dive into the culture and flavor of your desired destination. DEVOUR tours are divided up to include plenty of time to take in all the amazing sights, tastes and sounds.

DEVOUR: ROME is a fun-filled taste adventure that takes you away from tourist traps and instead leads you to the heart of the best kept secrets that every local knows and doesn’t want to share!  This tour is perfect for those looking to make new friends or get away with old friends, bond with colleagues or have a momentous bachelor or bachelorette adventure!

 

WHO WE ARE

The Gastronauts Academy and DEVOUR Tours, are the vision of Danny Boome—an internationally renowned traveler and food & drink educator that has built a brand on empowering wannabe foodies by inspiring them to take the leap of faith in the kitchen and on their travels.

Danny’s passion, knowledge and vision are the foundation of the Gastronauts Academy. His vision is to give everyone the best opportunity to follow their passion, be it learning to cook, brew beer, or taste the world like a local!

Best known to foodies for hosting hit TV shows on Food Network, ABC daytime ZLiving Network—Danny is excited to introduce you to his global network of experts in the food & drink Capitals of the world!

 

Rome still the "Caput Mundi" for Foodies! 

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it’s true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to cacio e pepe, are still universally beloved, but Rome’s dining and drinking culture, like that of all cities, is in a constant state of evolution (albeit at a glacial pace compared to New York, Paris or London). Recently, tightening purse strings, transitioning food systems, and changing palates have conspired to create exciting new ways of dining, drinking, and shopping for food.

The innovative features of Rome’s flourishing food and drinks scene are at their best when they use tradition as a foundation: neo-trattorias like Cesare al Casaletto  serve clever twists on the classics, while the nascent craft cocktail culture, embodied by The Jerry Thomas Project, embraces historic spirits and forgotten flavors. Wine bars and craft beer pubs run by enthusiastic experts promote small producers over conventional choices and a revived interest in food provenance has given rise to a growing number of farmers’ markets, which contrary to popular belief are relative newcomers to the city’s gastronomic landscape.

Visitors to the Italian capital will be endlessly satisfied, whether they are after traditional foods or fresh flavors–but only if they know exactly where to look! – Food & Drink, Travel writer Katie Parla –katieparla.com

 

ITINERARY
DEVOUR: ROME (ITALY) ITALIAN FOOD & DRINK TOUR November 3 - 11, 2017

 

Friday, November 3, 2017

American Airlines Flight 718 leaves Philadelphia at 625pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – ARRIVAL - ROME

Arrival at Rome Airport – 810am

Transfer to Hotel, Check-in

Lunch on own (*)

18:30 Welcome Cocktail Reception

19:30 Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant

Overnight Rome

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – ROME

Open buffet breakfast

AM - Depart Hotel for Frascati wine region

Arrive at Pallavicini Estate for lunch, wine & olive oil tastings, & tour

Return to Rome

19:00 Cocktails & Dinner at Gastronauts Academy Rome (Featuring Special Guest, Chef)

Overnight Rome

Monday, November 6, 2017 - ROME

Open buffet breakfast

AM – Guided Walking Tour of Rome Central Market

Lunch time Cooking Lesson- Pasta Class

Rest of Day free to explore Rome (optional guided tours available)

Dinner on your own (*)

Overnight Rome

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - ROME

Open buffet breakfast

Morning free to explore Rome

Lunch Time Cooking Lesson- Pizza Class

PM- Walking Tour of Testaccio Neighborhood, Italian Food Mecca of Excellence

19:00 Cocktails & Dinner at Gastronauts Academy Rome (Featuring Special Guest, Wine Expert)

Overnight Rome

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - ROME

Open buffet breakfast

Free day to explore Rome (optional guided tours available)

Dinner on your own (*)

Overnight Rome

Thursday, November 9, 2017 – ROME

Open buffet breakfast

AM – Tour of Pantheon and surrounding neighborhood

Lunch on your own (*)

PM – Afternoon Coffee Class with Master Barista

19:00 Cocktails & Dinner at Gastronauts Academy Rome (Featuring Special Guest, Cocktail Expert)

Overnight Rome

Friday, November 10, 2017 ROME

Open buffet breakfast

Free morning

Lunch on your own (*)

PM – Guided Tour of Ancient Rome – Colosseum & Forum

19:30 Cocktail reception and Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant

Overnight Rome

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - DEPARTURE

Open buffet breakfast

08:00 Transfer to Airport

American Airlines Flight 719 departs Rome at 1135am and arrives Philadelphia at 350pm.

 

ACCOMIDATION :  Hotel Visconti Palace or similar 4* (7 nights) 

LOCATION MAP OF HOTEL 

Rates based on 8 days/7 nights, November 3-11 2017, Hotels (7 nights)

Group: Gastronauts Academy ROME WEEK. 

Ground Only: $3,800.00

Air & Ground: $4,700.00

Single Supplement: $785.00

Deposite Per Person: $750.00


Included in the above:

  • Return Flight from Philadelphia
  • Meeting assistance at Airport arrival hall
  • Full days and Transfers in an Air-conditioned motor coach
  • 7 nights at hotels on BB basis
  • Daily Open Buffet Breakfast
  • English speaking guide
  • 4 tasting destinations.
  • 2 Walking Food tours
  • 2 walking tours of local attractions
  • 1 lunch – unlimited wine
  • 1 lunch at winery
  • 2 dinners at local restaurants includes unlimited wine
  • 3 dinners at Gastronauts Academy Rome, includes unlimited drinks (*)
  • All Entrance fees, Listening devices & Gratuities
  • All Food & Drink within tour time
  • All instruction
  • Winery Tour & Tastings
  • 2 Cooking Classes
  • 1 Cocktail Class
  • 1 Coffee Class
  • Guest Speakers
  • Gastronauts Academy Starter Kit (*)

Not included in the above:

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches (except for 1 Lunch)
  • 2 dinners
  • All external food & drink outside the tour times
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Connecting Flights to/from Philadelphia
  • Anything not mentioned above

 Good to Know (*)

  • Welcome dinner Hosted by Gastronauts Academy team.
  • AM walking tours are 2-4hrs long
  • PM walking tours are 2.5-3.5hrs long
  • Cooking & Mixology Classes are 2.5hrs long
  • Tours are a minimum of 12 and maximum of 40
  • Please be aware that some parts of the tour are walking, please assess that you are fit enough to take part of this portion of the tour and that you wear appropriate footwear and seasonal clothing. Transport options are available for customers that do have disabilities or difficulties walking over 1.5miles.
  • Gastronauts Academy Rome is a dedicated entertaining and learning space, hosted by local gastronomy, cocktail and wine experts.
  • Gastronauts Starter Kit is a taster box, filled with local specialties products and treats, which is sent to all guest prior to the tour, to prime them for their adventure.
  • All guests are given the Gastronuants Academy Guide to ROME, a Bar & Restaurant pocket tour guide to help guests navigate the city when looking for great places to eat and drink during their own discovery time.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: DEVOUR – ROME

 

DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENT: A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person by check or online payment, should accompany the registration form along with a copy of your passport picture page by June 20, 2017. Please mail your payment to: Prestige Wordwide Tours, PO Box 392, Malverne, NY 11565. Final Payment due by July 20, 2017. Prices quoted are based on cash payments.

AIRLINE, SEATING AND SPECIAL REQUESTS: The seats are assigned by the airlines. We do not reserve specific seats. You may change your seat, provide mileage program information and passenger contact information directly with the airlines once the ticket numbers are received. (approximately three weeks prior to departure). All special needs and requests due to medical or dietary restrictions must be requested in writing at least 60 days prior to departure. Business class and premium coach seats are available upon request as are add-ons from your hometown airport at an additional cost.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are avail-able for $785. Prices are based on two people per room. We do not guarantee roommates but will do our best to connect you with a possible share.

LAND ONLY OPTION: Land only services do not include air and start and end at the hotels for $3,800 unless you are able to meet the group at the airport. BAGGAGE: Each participant is permitted to check (1) suitcase weighing no more than 50 lbs., and one small carry-on bag on the plane. Airline baggage fees are not included. Please check the specific baggage fees on the airline website.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY: The $750.00 deposit is non-refundable. Within 90 days of departure all payments are non-refundable regardless of reason for cancellations. All cancellations must be in writing. Unused portions of the trip are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.  Basic Travel Insurance allows you to cancel due to illness or job loss only.  Cancel for Any Reason Insurances allows you to cancel your trip up to 72 hours prior for any reason.  Insurance quotes will be sent to you once you submit registration form and deposit.

PRICING: All prices listed on this brochure are guaranteed and will not increase for any reason.  Prices are based on 30 paying passengers.  If there are less than 30 paying passengers, Prestige Worldwide Tours, LLC reserves the right to cancel the trip and refund all monies. For those who wish to pay by credit card a 3.5% surcharge will be added to the total price.

RESPONSIBILITY: Prestige Worldwide Tours, LLC, group leaders and or any travel agency and supplier in connection with this travel program are not responsible for any illness, injury or loss to person or property, any delay, inconvenience or extra costs incurred due to the delay or cancellations caused by weather or events beyond anyone’s control. Details of the program, hotels, airports and airlines are subject to change based on events beyond the tour company’s control.

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