brite spokes Partners with Hilton to Bring Tuscany to Sonoma with Immersive Culinary Experience

NEW YORK, NY (July 22, 2014) – Experiential travel brand, brite spokes by Kuoni, has partnered with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to bring Tuscany to Sonoma through an immersive culinary and wine experience, hosted by Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country.

During the five-day, four-night “Bringing Tuscany to Sonoma” experience, expert Tuscan Chefs of II Vicario, Katia and Fulvio, will teach travelers to prepare authentic Italian dishes that capture their philosophy of gastronomy: “fresh ingredients and simple preparations produce the most memorable flavors.” To complement the flavors of Italy, travelers will enjoy a taste of California as they sip on spectacular wine, bike ride around vineyards and hike through the Armstrong Woods.

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On day one of “Bringing Tuscany to Sonoma,” travelers will arrive in San Francisco, CA where they will check-in to DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport, meet their instructors and have the opportunity to explore the city at leisure.

The next day starts with a visit to the prominent Ferry Building’s Farmers Market before travelers head to Sonoma for a farm-to-table lunch and wine pairing experience at Farmstead and a tour of Matanzas Creek’s winery and lavender garden. That evening travelers will check-in to the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, a classic vineyard-inspired property set before the region’s picturesque countryside, and learn the art of antipasto at their first cooking class.

The culinary adventure continues on day three with morning Saltimbocca and pasta making classes followed by an exclusive brite spokes guided bike tour with a stop at Gundlach Bundschu Winery and Vineyards and an evening of culinary instruction and dinner.

Travelers will explore the Armstrong Redwood Reserve, enjoy leisure time and learn how to make authentic ravioli and tiramisu on day four before the trip comes to a close with a journey back to San Francisco on day five.

The “Bringing Tuscany to Sonoma” experience includes nightly accommodations at DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, select meals and excursions, round-trip transportation from San Francisco, CA to Sonoma, CA, a guided brite spokes bike and wine tour, four private culinary classes, the services of an experienced trip manager, 24/7 customer service, porterage fees, taxes and gratuities.

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Seeking to capture the growing number of vacationers looking for experiential travel, brite spokes’ portfolio of cutting-edge vacation packages fuse the company’s resources and connections with the industry’s latest trends to create itineraries as unique as the modern traveler.

Among the brite spokes packages are rally car racing and in-depth car drifting, sports itineraries with living legends, fitness vacations, culinary tours with cooking classes and gourmet dining and many more active and adventure itineraries.

brite spokes by Kuoni is the millennial offspring of Kuoni and its U.S. subsidiary ATP, the local specialist. They offer vacationers a variety of thematic trips, exclusive experiences and personally enriching adventures which were previously only available to independent travelers. See all Destination Management Specialists here: www.kuoni-dmc.com

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