Dates & Prices - Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars & Exotic Cars

2019 Calendar for: NEW DATES! - Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars & Exotic Cars

Dates Itinerary Space Price /pp*

Oct 21  -  28, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Almost Full
NEW DATES! - Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars & Exotic Cars
$3,995.00
  Almost Full
$3,995.00

2020 Calendar for: Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars

We have not yet released our schedule for 2020 for the location you have chosen. Please check back.
Please note that if you don't see a date listed on calendar for 2020, we can often accommodate you and add it to our calendar with the itinerary of your choice. Additionally, if the "Spaces Remaining" column of a listed week is green, we may be able to change to a different itinerary if you are the first to reserve that week. Simply ask us.

Dates Itinerary Space Price /pp*

Apr 18  -  25, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

7+
Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars
$3,895.00
Seasonal Price: $3,795.00
7+
$3,895.00
Seasonal Price: $3,795.00

May 2  -  9, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Filling Fast
Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars
$3,995.00
  Filling Fast
$3,995.00

Jun 20  -  27, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

7+
Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars
$3,995.00
7+
$3,995.00

Sep 5  -  12, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Almost Full
Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars
$3,995.00
  Almost Full
$3,995.00

Sep 12  -  19, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Filling Fast
Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars
$3,995.00
  Filling Fast
$3,995.00

Oct 24  -  31, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

  Filling Fast
Culinary Treasures of Bologna, Venice, Michelin Stars and Exotic Cars
$3,995.00
  Filling Fast
$3,995.00

2021 Calendar for:

We have not yet released our schedule for 2021 for the location you have chosen. Please check back.
Please note that if you don't see a date listed on calendar for 2021, we can often accommodate you and add it to our calendar with the itinerary of your choice.


The Not So Fine Print:

In addition to this vacation, we have many more dates with similar itineraries if these dates do not work with your schedule. Click here to see our full calendar.

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Deposit & Payment Requirements

All prices listed are in US Dollars. If you are paying in a different currency, your price is locked in with US Dollars, but the price in your currency will depend on the exchange rate at the time your deposit is charged, then again when your balance is due. If you would like to lock in a price with a currency other than US Dollars, you can do so by paying the full amount at the time of your reservation.

  • All prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare and travel insurance are not included.
  • 20% of the total is due at time of booking to secure your spaces.
  • The balance is due 90 days before your vacation begins.
  • We strongly advise travel insurance. (we provide links with our confirmations) for guests that believe they may need to cancel.

Supplements & Discounts

Single occupancy supplement: + US $350.00
Alumni Discount - US $200.00

What's Included & Not Included

Inclusions:

Your all-inclusive price includes just about everything. To make it completely clear, here is a full breakdown of our all-inclusive policy:

Included in the price:

  • 7 Nights accommodation in a private room at the Hotel Commercianti in Bologna
  • 20 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners) as listed in itinerary.
  • All cooking classes and associated food costs.
  • Culture Discovery Apron & Recipe Book.
  • Daily day trips and excursions.
  • Wine with all lunches and dinners.
  • Transportation during your vacation week to all destinations (Includes First-Class, High-Speed Train to Venice and Motor Coach throughout the week).
  • All entry fees for excursions, tours and tastings.
  • English speaking vacation host & guides throughout the duration.

Exclusions:

What's Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the hotel on the first day and from the hotel on the last day
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any consumption of mini bar or bar/restaurant facilities in hotel outside our planned activities.
  • Spa and extra services at hotel
  • Snacks/Drinks between meals, or any meals not listed on itinerary
  • Room Upgrades

Room Upgrades

If you would like to upgrade your room, we will be happy to request it for you. Any additional charges for the upgraded room will be paid by you directly to the hotel.

Arrival & Departure Transfers

Arrivals

While almost all of our vacations include airport and train station transfers, this one does not in order to make it easier on our guests schedules. Due to the ease of public transportation and close proximity from either the Bologna Airport or Bologna Central Train Station to our accommodations, your arrival times and transfers will be at your own discretion.

We recommend flying into Bologna (BLQ) Airport. There are many connections to most major European Airports.

From Bologna (BLQ) Airport: Taxi Service is readily available outside the terminal. The fare to the hotel is approximately 20 euro and can be paid directly to the driver.

From Bologna Centrale Train Station: Taxi Service is readily available either outside the station at street level in the Piazza delle Medaglie D'Oro or inside the station one level down from the street level. Taxi fare from the train station to the hotel is between 10-15 euro.

If you are flying in the same day, be sure to get a flight that arrives before 3:00 PM to give you time to arrive at the hotel, freshen or rest up and then meet us for our orientation and first get-together at 5:30 PM.

If you are already in Italy on the start date, we strongly suggest the train station option, rather than flying to Bologna, unless it is more convenient for you.

If you are flying into a different city there is high speed rail service from nearly all major cities in Italy to Bologna. For example, if you are flying into Rome, you can take the Leonardo Express to the Rome Train Station, then get on the high speed rail to Bologna that takes only 2 hours. Similarly Milan's Central Train Station is only a 1 hour high speed train to Bologna.

Departures

Departures will be at your own discretion. Check-out time at the hotel is 11:00 AM. As noted above, there is high speed rail from Bologna to all major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Venice and much more.

If you need a later check-out time, please contact the hotel directly.

Private Transfers:

Due to the close proximity of both the airport and the train station, we highly recommend against hiring. private driver. However, if you desire, we can help pre-arrange a private transfer for arrival or departure.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy as of January 15, 2014

Deposits:

  • If you booked more than six months in advance. your deposit is refundable within 50 days of the time you place your reservation.
  • If at the time of cancellation, it is more than 180 days in advance of the vacation, and also more than 50 days after you made your deposit, your deposit is non-refundable, but we will be happy to apply 100% of it toward any of our other vacations anytime within the next 12 months.
  • If at the time of cancellation, it is between 180 and 90 days in advance of the vacation, your deposit is non-refundable, but we will be happy to apply 20% of it toward any of our other vacations anytime within the next 12 months.

Once the Full Balance is Paid (90 days or less before the start date):

  • If at the time of cancellation, it is between 90 and 14 days in advance of the vacation, your deposit is non-refundable, but we will be happy to apply 20% of it toward any of our other vacations anytime within the next 12 months.
  • If at the time of cancellation, it is between 14 and 0 days in advance of the vacation, your deposit is non-refundable, and we unfortunately cannot apply any portion to future vacations.

These cancellation terms reflect times that we must pay out expenses for your trip on your behalf. At times that we no longer offer refunds, we have already paid out the associated costs, and refunds are not available to us. Because of this, we are unable to bend these terms. Please obtain travel insurance as soon as you book your reservation. If you need, we are always happy to help with this.