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7 Days Exclusive Wine Tour in Piedmont, Italy

Torino - Langhe

Italian Wine Tours

Piemonte or Piedmont region is best known for its wonderful red wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and many others. Ideal for wine lovers who like superior wines. Piedmont is also known for the bounty of antipasti that characterize every meal. You will enjoy a week with a lot of wine tastings and food, surrounded by outstanding views of the vineyards, you will meet authentic local people, hard workers, very proud of their land. You will visit also Torino or Turin the aristocratic first capital of Italy, unexpectedly gorgeous city.

Highlights

  • Truffle hunting, nougat tasting
  • 6 wine tours with wine tasting sessions
  • Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato d'Asti wines
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 4 lunches
  • Meals with wine, coffee, water
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Recipes, apron

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
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Accommodation

You will spend one night in a charming 4-star hotel in Torino's center and five nights in a lovely relais in Langhe area.

Program

Day 1, Saturday - Arrival in Torino and welcome dinner

A royal atmosphere will welcome you upon your arrival to Torino (Turin). Your accommodation will be in the heart of Torino at a charming four-star, Italian-style hotel with deluxe rooms. You’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together at a traditional trattoria in the city center.

Day 2, Sunday - Guided tour through Torino, drive to Langhe and Dogliani, and a wine tasting

Sunday will begin with an English guided tour through Torino, the first capital of Italy. You will learn about the city’s history and the Italian royal Sovoia family as you reflect in the city’s architecture and culture.

Lunch will be on your own and you will have the opportunity to get lost within the streets of Torino and its many cafes. This is the perfect opportunity to experience its intriguing mix of art and cuisine.

In the afternoon, you will depart to the Langhe area with hills are known for some of the most famous wines of Piemonte like Dolcetto, Moscato d'Asti, Barolo, Barbera, and Barbaresco. You will be hosted at a beautiful traditional house, or "casolare," in the Dogliani hills. There you will enjoy a wine tasting with the homeowners among beautiful views of the countryside and their painted vineyards. Dinner will follow at a traditional restaurant in the nearby historical village with dishes from the Langhe area.

Day 3, Monday - Wine tasting, scenic tour, and aperitif at a special place

In the morning you will visit the Fontanafredda winery that is known for its rich history and tradition. Here you will learn about this establishment that originally belonged to the royal Savoia family and taste their fabulous wines. After the tasting, you will take a scenic drive through a panoramic road with never ending hills and vineyards toward Serralunga and a 14th-century castle.

You will have lunch at a trattoria in Serralunga and then return to your accommodations for a short rest.

In the late afternoon, you will drive to Monforte to an incredible antique building, where you will delight in aperitif at its outstanding wine bar. Dinner will follow shortly after at a nearby restaurant.

Day 4, Tuesday - A traditional truffle hunt, a winery visit and tasting, and dinner with family

You will begin the morning with a drive to a small town in the Langhe area where you will join a truffle hunter, or "trifulao," in his hunt. As you accompany him through the countryside, you will learn the secrets of an expert truffle hunter and his faithful scent dog as you search for the delicate treasures in the white truffle capital of Italy. If weather permits, you will enjoy a lunch outside at a nearby restaurant following your hunt.

You will then return to the hotel, where you will have some free time to rest, eat lunch, and prepare for the rest of the day.

In the afternoon, you will visit a family-owned winery specializing in Dolcetto di Dogliani. Together, you will prepare a traditional Piemontese dinner and, of course, taste some of their famous wine which may very well be some of the best of your life.

Day 5, Wednesday - Tastings in Barbaresco and Moscato d'Asti and a visit to a Torrone factory

Wednesday morning you will drive to a small town known for its famous wine, Barbaresco, where you will have a tasting at a local family winery with a fantastic view. You will then take a short drive to the Moscato d'Asti area for a tasting of this sweet wine with Claudio and his family. There you will enjoy lunch with Claudio's family with salumi, pasta, vegetables, and meat all made with fresh ingredients from their farmhouse.

After lunch, you will visit a torrone (nougat) factory where you will see how this typical Piemonte sweet is made with honey and nuts. You will return to your hotel for a brief rest and enjoy dinner nearby.

Day 6, Thursday - Barolo wine tasting, and farewell dinner inside an antique fortress

Thursday will begin with a drive to the terrace of Langhe, La Morra. This village is the heart of Barolo wine production and has incredible panoramic views of the Langhe area.

You will then drive to Barolo, the Italian village known for the most famous wine of the Piemonte region. Here you will enjoy a wine tasting and light lunch at the Marchesi di Barolo famous winery.

You will return to our hotel following lunch, and in the afternoon you will drive to the Castello di Grinzane Cavour where you will delight in a farewell dinner together. From its history to its wine, Piemonte is truly unforgettable!

Day 7, Friday - Departure

Departure after breakfast.

Included excursions

Guided tour through Torino

Location

This retreat will take place in Turin and in the Langhe area in Italy.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • 1 night in charming 4 star hotel in Torino center
  • 5 nights in lovely Relais
  • Daily breakfast
  • Regional wines, mineral water and coffee
  • 10 meals with selected regional wines, mineral water, digestive and coffee
  • Guided visit of Torino (Turin) with English speaking guide
  • 6 winery visits
  • 6 wine tastings
  • Torrone (nougat) factory visit and tasting
  • Truffle hunting experience with the "trifulao" and truffle dog
  • Private transportation during all the excursions and visits
  • English-speaking tour director all throughout (Marcello or Raffaella)

What's not included

  • Flight ticket
  • Personal expenses
  • Everything not written in the program
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Local taxes (city taxes)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Turin Airport (TRN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by train

Please arrive at Torino Porta Nuova railway station. Transfer from and to the train station is included. The organizer will pick you up from the train station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday July 4, 2020
Departure: Friday July 10, 2020

This holiday requires a minimum of 4 participants. Solo travelers can be accommodated under certain circumstances. Please send your inquiry.

 

Custom dates

This tour is also available upon request in other periods of the year. Contact Bluone If these dates do not fit in your schedule.

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