7-day culinary wine tour to Turin and the Piedmont, Italy

7-day culinary wine tour to Turin and the Piedmont, Italy

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Most important features

  • 7 DAYS – 6 NIGHTS
  • Visited countries: Italy

 

Short introduction

With this 7-day wine tour you will discover the landscapes of the Langhe region in Northern Italy, located at the foot of the Alps, famous for its rolling vineyards and Barolo wine. This land is blessed with rich and fertile soils that produce extraordinary specialties, including gourmet cheeses, delicious pastries and hazelnut pralines. Stroll in the vineyards between picturesque medieval villages, see elegant castles and medieval buildings. You have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine and wine thanks to a cooking workshop.

 

Highlights

  • Glass of wine as a welcome drink in a rooftop bar in Turin
  • 5 wine tastings
  • Taste wines such as the Barolo and Barbaresco
  • Number of nights in a wine hotel
  • Beautiful walks through vineyards and hazelnut orchards.
  • Taste the rich regional gastronomy
  • Small, charming villages with welcome local people
  • Discover the beautiful city of Turin
  • Take part in a truffle quest
  • Take part in a cooking workshop and discover the ins and outs of local regional cuisine

Program

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL TURIN, NORTH ITALY (D)

Today you will arrive in the largest city of northwestern Italy, Turin. Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in the heart of this elegant city. After check-in at your hotel you will have a guided tour of Turin and you will see the most characteristic and representative monument of the city: the “Mole Antonelliana”, the symbol of Turin in the eighteenth century. The Royal Palace, the castle, the cathedral, all beautiful art and architectural must-sees. Afterwards you are expected in one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in the city with a view of the city. Afterwards dinner is in a wine restaurant.

Overnight.

 

DAY 2 – DISCOVER TURIN AND LANGHE – MONFORTE D’ALBA (B)

In the morning you will get a private transfer to Monforte, the heart of the “Langhe” region: this area is known worldwide for the landscape characterized by vineyards, high-altitude medieval hamlets, rivers and forests. Today you will visit two famous local wineries and enjoy wine tastings during which you will get acquainted with the Barolo wine. You will learn all about the characteristics of this small area that, depending on the type of soil, produces very different but excellent wines within a few kilometers perimeter.

Overnight.

 

DAY 3 – MONFORTE – BAROLO – MONFORTE (B)

After breakfast today you will take a relaxing walk along beautiful villages and you will see, among other things, their old watchtowers, small churches and square. Lunch is served in the village of Barolo of the wine of the same name.

After lunch, visit the Museo del Barolo and be offered a glass of wine at the Enoteca, either a local wine bar but not quite! In the afternoon transfer to Alba, the main town of the area and a visit to the archaeological site “Alba Underground”. Return to Monforte.

Overnight.

 

DAY 4 – MONFORTE – LA MORRA – MONFORTE (B)

You are not done with the Barolo wines yet! After a leisurely breakfast, travel to La Morra, a small village where you can enjoy breathtaking views over the vineyard-covered hills. Here you will visit two wineries including a producer of the Barolo ‘Brunate’ wine made from the harvest of a single vineyard. Then you travel to the second winery where they have been making wine for several generations. You will learn the history of this fascinating winery and discover their wines. Return to Monforte.

Overnight.

 

DAY 5 – MONFORTE – RODDI – NEIVE (B, L)

Today, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the small village of Roddi and follow the trails of the truffle. You will help in the search for the truffle with the help of trained truffle dogs and enjoy a tasting of the gems of the area … indeed that delicious luxury truffle. In the afternoon, a short drive will take you to Neive, a small village selected as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Overnight in a beautiful authentic farm.

 

 

DAY 6 – BARBARESCO AND COOKING LESSON (B, L)

The village of Barbaresco is located almost on the river Tanaro that separates the Langhe from the Roero. In this sleepy town you have some of the largest and most famous wine varieties. In the streets of this beautiful town, you will find several renowned local wineries. Enjoy a fun cooking class! Together with your chef, knead the dough for the tagliatelle, ravioli del plin, cappelletti and finish with a seasonal dessert. During the cooking class you can chat while enjoying a glass of wine together with homemade products. In the afternoon, visit one of the historic wineries for a wine tasting before returning to your farm.

Overnight.

 

DAY 7 – DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, and depending on your flight times, you will get a transfer to the airport for your flight back home… or an extension of your trip to one of the other beautiful wine regions of Italy such as Veneto or Cinque Terre along with Tuscany. Ask us about the possibilities for a non-binding customized quote.

Included / Excluded

What’s included / not included in this wine tour ?

Included

  • 5 wine tastings and wine cellar visits
  • Flights
  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • 6 nights in a standard double room in good quality hotels including breakfast
  • Meals where indicated (O = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Transport as described in the program
  • Guided tour of Turin
  • Visit to Alba Underground
  • Entrance tickets Museo del Barolo
  • Cooking class with lunch in Barbaresco
  • Truffle hunt with lunch in Roddi

 

Excluded

  • Specialized wine guide
  • Experienced English-speaking guide, other languages ​​on request
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to the listed sights
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks unless explicitly stated
  • Meals other than stated in the program
  • Tips
  • Cancellation and travel insurance (we can arrange this for you if desired)
  • Taxes that are payable locally, such as the tourist tax
  • Everything that is not reported under the heading including

 

Request a quote for this wine tour and we can work with you to determine what will and will not be included. The choice is yours.

All flights and hotels are always subject to availability until the time of final booking. The booking will be made when the deposit has been received on our account.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to seasonality and availability.

Other information

Other important information during your wine tour

  • All flights (international and domestic), hotels and rental cars are always subject to availability until the time of final booking. The final booking will be made upon receipt of the deposit on our bank account.
  • The prices mentioned are prices “from” and are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change and are always subject to change without notice and / or proof until the booking confirmation is signed. The reasons, which are not exhaustive, may be seasonality and availability.
  • Prices are per person and based on two people traveling together sharing a double / twin room.
  • A (part of the) program or route can always change due to external factors such as traffic obstacles, weather, safety, etc. No compensation can be requested for this.
  • The tour can be personalized depending on the interests of the customer. A surcharge may apply for this.
  • Other room types are available with supplements and based on availability.
  • All hotel ratings are according to local standards. The selected hotels and other accommodations according to our strictest conditions and selection criteria selected on hygiene and basic facilities. They offer you all the necessary comfort you would expect in a hotel including private bathroom, etc.

Furthermore

The itinerary is indicative and subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we receive a confirmed booking along with the deposit (or full payment if the travel dates are less than 45 days). If some visits are not available, we will endeavor to find suitable alternatives of a comparable figure; depending on the available price, this may be subject to a surcharge or a discount.

If you want to go on a wine trip, there may be several formalities to be completed before entering the country where you want to go on a wine trip. For the European Union, an identity card is sufficient for almost all Member States. For countries outside Europe, in many cases you need to have a passport that is valid for at least 3 or 6 months after return and whether or not a visa. We can advise you on this but are in no way responsible for the obligations arising from booking this trip. For the latest information and obligations in the field of consular affairs and more, it is best to turn to the nearest embassy.

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