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BRIEF OV E RV I E W I am so pleased to announce the addition of wine and gastronomy tours to Transcendent’s portfolio. We will begin with the beautiful state of Washington, the second largest producer of premium wine in the country with over 900 wineries. The state boasts one more hour of sunlight than its sunny neighbor, California, and produces over forty red and white varieties. We will be making our way across the state starting from Seattle which receives over 45 inches of rain to the drier, warmer climate of southeast Washington where grapes can thrive and produce everything from delicate dry whites to full-bodied, aromatic and spicy red wines. If you love Bordeaux (Meritage) or Rhône-style wines, you will love Washington wines! As a Sommelier, wine educator and wine writer I have developed many relationships with winemakers and winery owners over the past sixteen years and look forward to sharing those experiences as well as my passion for wine with you. I have specially selected the wineries on our itinerary that reflect the unique terroir, quality and craftsmanship of the winemakers who made them including Mike Januik of Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Bob Betz of Betz Winery, and Paul McBride, Owner of Force Majeure. Of course, wine wouldn’t be the same without food and where better to get to know each other than Seattle’s beloved Hot Stove Society owned by Seattle’s star chef, Tom Douglas. Please consider me your personal Sommelier. I will be accompanying you during the entirety of the tour to top-rated wineries always at your service to discuss anything and everything about the world of wine. In order to bring you the best of Washington wines, you will have private access to wineries that are not open to the public including Betz and Figgins. You will be tasting exclusive library wines and will be the first to sample highly rated top quality wines in barrel that have not been bottled yet. Please join me on this 4-day tour as Washington reveals its stunning vineyards, excellent wines and delicious cuisine. Stay tuned for my Southwest Michigan Shore Wine Trail in October and plans are underway for a European wine and food tour in 2018. Cheers,

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D AY 1

I T I N EThursday, R A RJulyY6

• Morning travel to Seattle • Welcome and registration at the stylish Hotel Ändra • Wine dinner at renowned Seattle chef Tom Douglas’

Hot Stove Society, accompanied with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines Dinner event is also at Hotel Ändra

• Evening to explore downtown Seattle’s dynamic nightlife After arriving to Seattle your personal Sommelier and hostess, Agi Toth Babochay, will welcome you with a glass of wine. You will be asked to register and, once all of the travelers have arrived, we will be directed to the Hot Stove Society kitchen for a very special dinner event. Alongside Chef Tom Douglas’ executive kitchen staff, we will be creating and preparing our own 3-course delectable dinner with wine pairings. Afterwards, you may want to explore the energy of Seattle’s downtown nightlife.




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D AY 2

I T I N E Friday, R A RJulyY7

• Tasting visit to Force Majeure Winery • • • •

hosted by owner, Paul McBride Winery tour & tasting at Betz Winery established by Master of Wine, Bob Betz Winery tour and lunch at Novelty Hill/Januik Winery Coach journey to the landmark Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla Free time to explore the quaint town of Walla Walla established during the gold rush After a delicious breakfast at the stylish Hotel Ändra, we will journey by coach for a private tour and tasting at Force Majeure Winery in Woodinville by owner, Paul McBride, for a tasting of his critically-acclaimed Bordeaux-style reds. Next we have been granted special access to boutique winery, Betz Winery, established by Bob Betz, one of the few people worldwide to have achieved the highest coveted level of wine certification, the Master of Wine. Next we travel to Novelty Hill/Januik winery for a private tour and lunch. Michael Januik has been designated one of the world’s ten “Masters of Merlot” by Wine Enthusiast magazine. After lunch, we will wind our way down to the vineyards in Southeast Washington and check in to the historic Marcus Whitman hotel in the old gold rush town of Walla Walla. You will have the evening to explore and discover the town at your leisure.


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D AY 3

I T I N ESaturday, R A RJulyY8

• Coach journey to chateau-styled

Hedges Family Estate winery in the beautiful wine region of Red Mountain • Exclusive private vineyard tour and barrel sampling at one of Washington’s premier wineries, Figgins Estate Winery. • Visit to internationally acclaimed Long Shadows Winery in Walla Walla for a private library wine tasting • Final celebratory wine dinner at the French-inspired Brasserie Four Restaurant in Walla Walla with a reception at Squire Broel Art Gallery Today after breakfast, we will journey to Red Mountain, one of Washington’s premier wine regions and begin with a private tasting at Hedges Family Estate Winery, a majestic French chateau-inspired estate producing both Meritage and Rhone-style blends. Head winemaker, Sarah Hedges Goedhart, will introduce us to her flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, La Haute Cuvée. After lunch, we journey to one of Washington’s most iconic estates, Figgins Winery, also maker of the much sought after Leonetti Cabernets. We are privileged to get a tour of the vineyards where we will have an exclusive barrel tasting of current vintages in addition to their classic favorites. We will end our winery tours with Long Shadows, maker of iconic reds by consultant winemakers such as Michel Rolland, Randy Dunn, and Gilles Nicault. We end our day with a celebratory wine dinner at the French-inspired Brasserie Four Restaurant in downtown Walla Walla.


Long Shadows Vintners


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D AY 4

I T I N E Sunday, R A RJulyY9

• Champagne breakfast at the landmark

Marcus Whitman Hotel • Coach journeys to Walla Walla and Tri-Cities Pasco airports Today is your day to relax with a leisurely champagne breakfast at the historic Marcus Whitman. When you are ready, coaches will take you to either of the nearby airports for your journey home.



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INCLUSIONS: • 6 superior meals • Library wine tasting fees • Sommelier-led experience and other wine and culinary experts throughout the tour • Snacks at various points during the tour • Superior motor coach transportation between tour destinations EXCLUSIONS: • Airfare to/from the State of Washington • Meals over and above the 6 included in the tour package • Personal expenses • Mixed drinks • Insurance (this may be purchased via Transcendent for a nominal fee - see below) IMPORTANT NOTES: Space is extremely limited on this tour, and because of the exclusivity of the included events, we are unable to add participants once the maximum has been reached. Should you wish to add extra nights in Walla Walla at the end of the tour, please specify when making your booking. We will be happy to make those arrangements with our hotel in Walla Walla, alleviating the need to switch hotels after the tour.


All pricing is based on double occupancy. Upon request, we will make every effort to match a single guest with another interested party interested in sharing a room. For single occupancy rates, please call Transcendent for a quote. Should you wish to be paired with a roommate do let us know and we will do our best to match you with a roommate. PLEASE NOTE: Each day will involve a good deal of walking, and ability to maneuver steps. Please make us aware of any special needs when booking. At the time of booking please inform us of any special dietary requests (vegetarian, allergies, etc.). As a tour participant you agree that your image may be used by Transcendent in any way deemed appropriate, but not limited to, publication in newspapers, magazines, and other print media, use in broadcast media, Television or video projects, publication via the Internet, and use in marketing materials used by Transcendent. PAYMENTS The following payment schedule will apply per person. Payments to be received by Transcendent Travel Services, LLC. PAYMENT





MARCH 15, 2017


APRIL 15, 2017



= $1,950


No order/reservation will be processed without the $750 first payment. Should any payment be in arrears more than one payment period and no payment arrangement entered into, Transcendent Travel Services, LLC reserves the right to cancel a passenger's participation in the tour and to hold all payments to date.

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FORM OF PAYMENT Two forms of payment are available at no extra charge: Check or money order. Credit Card payments will incur a fee of 5%. All payments should be made out to: Transcendent Travel Services, LLC. All payments should be mailed to: Transcendent Travel Services, LLC P.O. Box 3181 | New York, NY 10185-3181 Credit Card payments may be made by calling 1.866.654.7508 or online at CANCELLATION POLICY The following cancellation charges will apply if any person cancels their participation on the tour: - 50% cancellation fee after the first deposit. No cancellations or refunds within 120 days prior to the beginning of the tour. Should world conditions affect the staging of the tour (natural disasters, war, terrorism), Transcendent Travel Services, LLC reserves the right to offer the tour at a later date. SUBSTITUTIONS Up to 120 days prior to the tour, Transcendent Travel Services, LLC recognizes that circumstances occur where it may be necessary to cancel participation in the tour. Substitutions are encouraged so that cancellation fees can be avoided. A Substitution fee of $400 will apply. All substitutions must take place no later than 120 days prior to the tour, or additional charges will apply. ITINERARY VARIATION If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control necessitate, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and/ or destinations and to substitute hotels if circumstances warrant. Venues, attractions and destinations may be adjusted, cancelled or modified at the sole discretion of Transcendent Travel Services, LLC. Should you miss meeting the start of the tour or any event during the tour duration all financial responsibility to catch up with the tour will fall on the participant.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE Those items listed in the exclusions, as well as laundry, valet service, food not included, after-hours tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages or other expenses of a personal nature or any other items not specified on the itinerary are not included in the tour price. RESPONSIBILITY The responsibility of Transcendent Travel Services, LLC is strictly limited. We shall not become liable for delays, losses, or accidents incurred by said persons or operators to passengers and baggage from whatsoever cause. Transcendent Travel Services, LLC also reserves the right to change the routing, hotels, and/or sightseeing and any service offered, should local conditions in our opinion warrant; the extra cost, if any, must be paid by the passengers. The right is reserved to refuse any person on this tour. The transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act or omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. This passage contract in use by the carriers concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the carrier(s) and the purchasers of the tour and/or passengers. All additional expenses caused by war, natural disasters, landslides, strikes, weather delays, illness or accidents are the responsibility of the passengers. INSURANCE For a nominal fee per traveler, we are pleased to offer our guests peace of mind as we travel together. Travel Insurance is HIGHLY recommended, and may be purchased directly from Transcendent for the following competitive rates: TRAVELER AGE


18 - 30


30 - 45


45 - 60


60 - 75


75 +


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Insurance via Transcendent covers the following: • Medical Coverage up to $15,000 • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) $25,000 for Primary & Spouse; $5,000 for Dependent Children • Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation $300,000 • Emergency Medical Reunion $50,000 • Return of Mortal Remains Up to $50,000 The purchase of insurance is optional, but highly recommended. We will be pleased to answer any questions you have about this coverage.

Should you choose NOT to purchase the insurance, any fees incurred by the individual are the responsibility of the individual traveler. In addition Transcendent is not liable for any charges not covered by the insurance policy/ vendor. All insurance inclusion and exclusion information will be provided to the traveler in advance of travel. ANY QUESTIONS? Contact Transcendent Travel at or call toll free 1.866.654.7508.

*This policy does not cover tour participant cancellation, it covers the individual during the duration of the tour.




S PAC E I S LIMITED For more information or to book your spot on this remarkable tour,

email or call toll free 1.866.654.7508.

Washington Wines Revealed  

We are pleased to announce the addition of wine and gastronomy tours to Transcendent’s portfolio. We will begin with the beautiful state of...

Washington Wines Revealed  

We are pleased to announce the addition of wine and gastronomy tours to Transcendent’s portfolio. We will begin with the beautiful state of...