May 29 - Jun 3, 2022
6 days, 5 nights
From €4,795 per person based on 2 people
Savor the sights, aromas and, above all else, tastes of Piedmont, one of Italy’s preeminent culinary regions and home to what many consider to be the country’s best wines—Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco among them. Sample these wonders while enjoying insider access to top vineyards, purveyors and producers of Piedmont’s gourmet gold and gastronomic delights, and palaces, castles and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Why You'll Love It
- Explore the breathtaking Dolomite mountain range by day and relax in mountain lodges at night
- Taste prosecco in the famed region of Valdobbiadene where it is produced
- Uncover local history, such as “Otzi the iceman”, one of the oldest humans found preserved in a glacier
Treasures of Torino
Meet your fellow travelers and tour leader in central Milan, and then head to Torino (Turin). Settle into your accommodations, before venturing on a guided tour of the historic city center and Borgo Medievale. That evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with the group featuring regional specialties.
Tour a Royal Palace
In the morning, explore the beautiful gardens and historic palace of nearby Venaria Reale. On your return to Torino, visit a cioccolateria to sample local chocolates before an afternoon of shopping and exploring the city on your own. Rejoin the group for an aperitivo in the piazza before dinner.
Head to the Countryside
Bid arrivederci to Torino and head for the vineyard-covered hills of Piedmont’s Langhe Region, recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sip your way through the first (of several) tastings of Piemontese wines before arriving in Alba, the region’s gourmet capital. After checking into your accommodations, spend the afternoon exploring Alba on your own before dinner. The group meal in the historic center will feature local dishes such as agnolotti and tarjarin pasta.
Savor Fine Wines
Bring on the wine! Today, visit the towns of Barolo and La Morra and enjoy two extended winery tours and tastings of Barbaresco, Barolo, and Nebbiolo grapes. In the evening, dine with the group in a historic castle.
Hunt for Truffles
In the morning, embark on a driving tour through picturesque southern Piedmont, exploring the rolling hills of the famed Langhe region. When in season, set out on a truffle hunt with a local hunter and his dogs. In the afternoon, tour the Castle of Grinzane Cavour (also a UNESCO World Heritage site), followed by a wine tasting and dinner at a local winery.
We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.
In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.
Dedicated Private Driver
Throughout your tour, travel seamlessly in the comfort of dedicated car service, as you journey on daily excursions spanning small towns and off-the-beaten path adventures.
Where You'll Stay
Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve handpicked accommodations across all our small group tours that blend a mix of Italian hospitality, comfort and local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).
Five nights accommodations, including Principe di Torino (or similar) and Villa Becaris (or similar), with daily breakfast
Five meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines
Private guided tour of Torino's historic center
Multiple extended tastings and tours at several local vineyards
Special-access culinary experiences, including truffle hunt (when in season), chocolate maker visit and cheese ager tour and tasting
Dedicated English-speaking tour leader and ground transportation via private car service
What's Not Included
Single supplement (€720), airfare, travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals not specified, guide gratuity (optional)
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