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Roman Countryside Culinary Tour - Castro dei Volsci

Seven-Day, Six-Night Roman Culinary Tour from Epitourean with Hotel Stay, Cooking Classes, Meals, Airport Transfers and Tours

The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/21/12
  • Valid for travel 3/1/13-11/30/13
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $75 fee
  • 21-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and 12 or older to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Airfare not included
  • $700 single supplement fee required for solo travelers
  • 10% tax not included

Questions and Answers 50 questions

Q:

I see that airfare isn't part of this package. Do you offer airfare deals? How are airport to hotel transfers arranged? Will there be specific times you must arrive?

Jennie P.  asked on  Nov 8, 2012

A:

Hello Jennie, yes you are correct that we do not include the airfare in this package. When we offer one of our premium cooking vacations on Groupon, we try to give people as many date options as possible. The main reason for that is due to the limited number of rooms in the Palazzo. Since you can book between March and November, 2013…there’s absolutely no way to negotiate discounted airfare for an entire year. That’s why we do not include airfare in our packages. As for the roundtrip transfers from the airport to the Palazzo, we do provide that as part of your package. We will pick you up on Sunday around Noon…and take you back to the airport in Rome (FCO) on the following Saturday…again, around Noon. So you would need to arrange your flights to accommodate our pick-up and return times. Most people fly out on Saturday afternoon and arrive into Rome early Sunday morning…between 8 AM and 10 AM…leaving enough time for customs. Your flight out the following Saturday should be in the afternoon…no earlier than 2 PM. I hope this helps you plan your trip so that you can join us in this fabulously edible destination!

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 8, 2012

Q:

I'm wanting to make sure room is still available in May or June! Please let me know exactly what dates are available! Also I don't understand the buying and only using one per trip! Can I buy one and gift one to husband then we can each use it on one trip?

Betty S.  asked on  Nov 8, 2012

A:

Hello Betty, we do still have availability in May and June. The first two weeks of May are already sold out, but the week of May 19 – 25 and May 26 – June 1 are still available. The week of June 9 – 15 is sold out, but the weeks of June 2 – 8, June 16 – 22, June 23 – 29, and June 30 – July 6 still have availability. The rule that limits one per trip just means that one person can only use one voucher per trip. That would seem obvious, but it is just a disclaimer. You can actually purchase multiple Groupon Vouchers in one transaction, using one Groupon for yourself and one Groupon for your husband. There is no need to purchase a specific “gift” Groupon. So to be clear, if you would like to purchase two Groupons…one for you and one for your husband, simply select the “Buy!” button and enter “2” in the Quantity box. I hope the two of you can join us…May and June are wonderful in Castro dei Volsci, Italy!

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 8, 2012

Q:

Hi, we'll be celebrating our 12th anniversary on Sunday, June 2 - do you have spaces open for that week? Thanks!

Christine D.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Hello Christine, yes we still do have a few suites left for arrival on June 2nd and departure June 8th. I would recommend that you contact us soon and place a hold on one. You can reach us at 800-390-3292. Or you can email us at customerservice@epitourean.com.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

I am interested in this deal for my honeymoon in July 2013. We are traveling to a few other places in addition to this trip and need to plan accordingly. Do you have to travel for this deal on a wednesday or thursday? Or can we schedule this trip for any day of the week? Also it would be between July 8th - 20th, are these dates still available? Thanks!

Annie B.  asked on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

Hello Annie, first of all…congratulations! Traveling to Italy on a honeymoon would be incredible. I don’t know if I have very good news though. This tour starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday. Also, the week of July 7th – July 13th is sold out. If you can adjust your plans a little, we do have space available during the week of June 30th – July 6th as well as July 14th – 20th. I hope you can join us. This is a phenomenal cooking vacation that would really expose you to authentic Italian culture.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 6, 2012

Q:

Hi If it's a single occupancy, does it mean a single room without a roommate and a private bathroom inside? And what am I going to pay exactly for this. The description is a bit confusing . thanks for your help.

JungAhn  asked on  Nov 5, 2012

A:

Hello JungAhn, If you choose a single occupancy, you would purchase your Groupon as normal, for the price of $1,898. When you make your official reservation with Epitourean, you will be provided with a link and promotion code that will reduce our full retail price to zero (since you already bought your package through Groupon), leaving only your tax and single supplement of $700. This would entitle you to a luxury suite with its own full bathroom. All the suites at the Palazzo have their own bathroom, whether double or single occupancy. Please call us at 800-390-3292 or email us at customerservice@epitourean.com if we can answer any additional questions, or put a hold on a room for your preferred dates.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 5, 2012

Q:

Hello - I have several questions. I am thinking of purchasing a room with a friend, so we will have double occupancy. Can we each purchase our own Groupon for the $1,898 price? or does one of us need to purchase 2 Groupons? What if we purchase the Groupon and you don't have times available when we can travel - September 2013? Also, what is the exact date that this Groupon expires? Is it midnight on Tuesday Nov. 6? Thank you - Kathryn

Kathryn C.  asked on  Nov 5, 2012

A:

Hello Kathryn, yes you can each purchase your own Groupon for $1,898 and share the same room (thereby avoiding the single supplement). We do have availability in September, 2013. However, I would not wait until the close of this sale before you reserve your preferred dates. The weeks tend to start going quickly as we near the end of the promotion. It is always a good idea to touch base with us and place a hold on your room as soon as possible. You can do that by email at customerservice@epitourean.com or by calling 800-390-3292 or 800-405-0313. I hope you don’t miss out on this tour, it is one of our most popular cooking vacations, and you will both have a fabulous time!

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 5, 2012

Q:

We are interested in purchasing 2 groupons for this Roman Countryside Culinary Tour deal. We see that this deal has had overwhelming response and are wondering if any weeks in the following months are still available: April, May, June (first choice), September (second choice) or October. Thanks for your assistance, Karen

Karen L.  asked on  Nov 4, 2012

A:

Hello Karen, while we have availability in every month you have mentioned in your inquiry, some weeks are starting to fill up quickly. My suggestion is to contact us an let us know which dates you prefer, and we will hold a room for you. But I can tell you for certain that we still have at least two weeks open for all months between March and November. Our toll free lines are 800-390-3292 or 800-405-0313. You can also email us at customerservice@epitourean.com.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2012

Q:

I am looking to travel right after April 5th 2013 and was wondering if there are any open reservations. Also, how I am supposed to plan for the airfare? Is it ideal to fly in at a specific time and on what day is one to arrive?

Timothy M.  asked on  Nov 4, 2012

A:

Hello Timothy, we still have openings for each week in April, 2013. The best thing to do is purchase your Groupon and immediately contact us to reserve your room. We will provide additional information and directions at that time. However, before you purchase your airfare, please keep in mind that all tours start on Sunday and end on Saturday. We pick you up at the airport (FCO) around noon on Sunday and deliver you back to the airport by noon the following Saturday. We recommend that people try to find a flight that departs in the afternoon (Saturday) and arrives into Rome Sunday morning...before 10 AM if possible. Customs takes about an hour to navigate, so the earlier your flight arrives on Sunday, the better off you will be. Then on the following Saturday, try to book a flight that departs later in the afternoon if possible.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2012

Q:

is this price for one person or two. what about my children? 9year old, 2 year old and 8 month baby?

mabel d.  asked on  Nov 2, 2012

A:

Hello Mabel, Unfortunately this is one of those tours that is not recommended for children under the age of 12. The various cooking classes require a mild amount of effort from adults, but for children…it can just be too much. In The Fine Print section, and listed above, you will notice the requirement “Must be 18 or older to check in and 12 or older to stay.” This package is all-inclusive of lodging, airport transfers, all meals, all beverages, all day tours and all cooking classes…which normally sells for $3,398 per person, plus tax. This special offer from Groupon allows you to temporarily purchase the package for $1,898 per person, plus tax…which is a wonderful opportunity to experience Italian culture at a fantastic price.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 2, 2012

Q:

Are there any dates in September 2013 available?

Donna G.  asked on  Nov 1, 2012

A:

Hello Donna, we still have availability for every week in September 2013 (except for the week of 9/8 - 9/14...which is sold out). Give us a call at 800-390-3292 or 800-405-0313 and we'll place a hold on a room for your preferred travel dates.

David L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 1, 2012

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