Elite Only: Culinary Treasures in San Miguel de Allende
Elite Only DreamTrip at the Belmond - Hosted by Jim Menge Experience the serenity and sumptuous indulgences of an elegant heritage hotel set within central Mexico's hill country. Stroll the pretty cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende during a fun and fascinating food tour and take a chef-led cooking class. (Ages 18+ only) Book by October 1.
About Your Trip
Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant food culture that’s increasingly important on the world stage during this adults-only DreamTrip featuring an afternoon outing that’s part sightseeing tour, part foodie adventure — and all delicious. During another culinary journey, a professional chef will guide you through a traditional local market and teach you how to make delectable Mexican dishes.
What we love:
Your top-rated food tour — as you taste and explore, you’ll come to understand why Mexico’s ancient and modern cuisines were added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list in 2010.
Learning the secrets of creating Mexican fare at your hotel’s on-site cooking school.
Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as well as:
Landmarks and Lunch walking food tour; includes a 3-course lunch with a drink, as well as an expert guide and informative tasting sheet. See Itinerary for details and restrictions.
Culinary class at Sazon, the hotel’s on-site cooking school; includes chef-led market tour, fees and tasting session.
Welcome reception with appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks.
Exclusive room upgrade
Full daily breakfast for 2 at the hotel’s Andanza restaurant.
Round-trip airport transfers.
A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)
A convenient “Know Before You Go” guide, with details of your trip and other helpful travel information. (Please note: This guide will be emailed to you within a week of your travel start date.)
The closest commercial airports to the hotel are Queretaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO), approximately 58 miles (94 kilometers) away, and Guanajuato International Airport (BJX), approximately 87 miles (140 kilometers) away.
Round-trip airport transfers are included only for the following airport(s), dates and times:
Queretaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO) or Guanajuato International Airport (BJX) to the hotel on December 4, timing based on flight details provided.
The hotel to Queretaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO) or Guanajuato International Airport (BJX) on December 8, timing based on flight details provided.
To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by November 2.
Airfare is not included in the trip price.
Transfers are included for the above listed dates only.
may also be provided for additional dates if your DreamTrips booking
reflects pre- or post-night stays, or if you booked and confirmed pre-
or post-night stays through the DreamTrips Team Planner. (Subject to availability confirmed by the DreamTrips team.)
Transfers are not included
for additional pre- or post-night stays booked separately from your
original DreamTrips booking and/or via a third-party provider.
Arrive at Queretaro Intercontinental Airport or Guanajuato International Airport and transfer to the hotel, timing based on flight details provided. Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m. 1-5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby. 6-7 p.m.: Welcome reception with appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks.
Full breakfast for 2 at the hotel’s Andanza restaurant. 12:15-3 p.m.: Landmarks and Lunch food tour; includes a 3-course lunch with a drink, as well as an expert guide and informative tasting sheet. See below for details and restrictions.
12:15 p.m.: Depart from the hotel and walk to San Francisco Church Plaza (corner of San Francisco and Juarez streets) for the start of the tour.
12:30 p.m.: Start the tour and set off on foot through the ancient streets of the city.
During the tour, you’ll explore iconic sights and hidden landmarks while your guide shares the stories and history of the city.
Savor a traditional 3-course lunch (appetizer, main dish and dessert) and a drink at one of the city’s most beloved restaurants as your tour comes to an end.
3 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure.
Full breakfast for 2 at Andanza. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Culinary class at Sazon, the hotel’s on-site cooking school; includes chef-led city tour, fees and tasting session.
11 a.m.: The cooking class starts.
The chef will lead you through San Miguel Market to introduce you to traditional ingredients, then learn some cooking tips and techniques to create Mexican specialties.
Enjoy sampling the food you’ve prepared.
2 p.m.: The cooking class ends.
The rest of the day at your leisure.
Full breakfast for 2 at Andanza. A day at your leisure. Day 5
Full breakfast for 2 at Andanza. Check out of the hotel by noon. Transfer to Queretaro Intercontinental Airport or Guanajuato International Airport, timing based on flight details provided.
Itinerary subject to change.
Landmarks and Lunch walking food tour:
This tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly.
We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing.
Please note: The tour operator can provide substitutions for vegetarian guests and those with nut or seafood allergies with advance notice; however, vegan and gluten-free diets and certain other allergies cannot be accommodated.
Casa de Sierra Nevada is a stunning boutique hotel known for impeccable service, a charming atmosphere and modern luxuries for the ultimate in indulgence. Elegant guest rooms are built within a cluster of colonial-era mansions that dot this heritage property, complete with courtyards, terraces and lush landscaping. Each room is designed according to its original architecture and individually decorated with antiques, art and vibrant Talavera tiles, ensuring every experience is unique in this gorgeous hideaway. After a day of activities, why not drop by The Blue Bar — complete with a patio and fireplace — to enjoy a cocktail in an ultra-ambient setting?
2 restaurants and The Blue Bar, plus room service.
Outdoor pool nestled within a quiet courtyard.
Laja Spa with beauty and wellness treatments, a fitness studio and in-room massage services available (services and treatments at an additional cost).
Sazon Cooking School (11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily; reservations required), art workshops and other entertainment (at an additional cost).
Off-site activities are available, including city tours, golfing, shopping excursions, horseback riding, hot springs and much more (at an additional cost).
Self-parking: US$19 per car, per day. (Prices subject to change without notice.)
Superior Room or Deluxe Room accommodations with:
1 king or 1 double bed, or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
Premium bedding and pillow menu, plus turndown service.
Bathroom with Mexican-style Talavera tile.
Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
Flat-screen television with digital channels.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Checkout: noon. Minimum check-in age is 18.
Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel Hospicio No. 35 San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico
Hotel Check-in Requirements:
By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
Upon check-in at the hotel or resort, each guest must present their passport and Mexican Tourist Card to the front desk. Mexican Tourist Cards are distributed by the airline and stamped by Mexican immigration authorities upon arrival into the country. The hotel will make copies of these documents to waive valued-added tax (VAT) charges.
For Mexican citizens, a 16% VAT (IVA) charge will be applied in addition to the room rate. The hotel or resort will post taxes to the individual’s personal extras account. This amount is due upon arrival unless arrangements to postpone the charge to the master account have been made in advance.
For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!
Please be aware that travel insurance will be your only option for any waived penalties, or a refund, if your DreamTrip is cancelled due to restrictions in your starting location (not in your travel destination) and you are inside the cancellation window (see Terms and Conditions). Rovia will cover only those cancellations that result from restrictions in your DreamTrip destination.
This DreamTrip is for adults only. Children are not allowed on this trip.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.
Cancellation Policy: Once booked, this trip is non-refundable and non-transferable to another trip. *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based.
Name Change Policies: Name changes are not permitted for the DreamTrips Member(s) who booked this trip and are only allowed for people who are traveling with said booking member. Name changes must be done no later than October 1and are subject to a fee up to US$50. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Transfer of Booking Policies: Booking transfers from one member to another member are not allowed on this trip.
The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up to date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.