Italy Piedmont ‘Italy’S Most Beautiful Villages’
9 Day - Tour AB4010On this tour you will discover both famous and hidden treasures of Piedmont and partake in wine tastings of world- renowned varieties and incredible photo opportunities.
PRICE FROM ? £1098 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDay 1 Early morning departure for the journey to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais. On arrival will travel through France to your overnight stop in the Dijon area. (Bed & breakfast only).
Day 2 Continuing your journey into Italy and the region of Piedmont and to Terruggia for a six night stay.
Day 3 Today you head out into Monferrato country which is known as the heart of Piedmont, a fascinating area which is full of history. During the tour, we have included a guide, you will see the Holy Mount of Crea with its chapel before continuing to Cella Monte, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. This is a true open-air museum with its imposing buildings from times gone by adorning the slopes of the Monferrato Hills. This is another famous wine growing area and you will have the chance to sample the produce too. You end the day in the town of Asti, a town rich in Churches, Palaces and picturesque towers which will enchant you.
Day 4 You will embark on a tour around the Roero area, with a guide, to see the wine villages of La Morra and Grinzane Cavour and visit the Castle which is surrounded by vineyards. The castle is embedded in beautiful pristine countryside and is just 3 miles from Alba, a small medieval city, once known as the city of 100 towers. After a short visit you continue to Nieve, for a leisurely stroll through its narrow winding streets and beautiful monuments from days gone by. The medieval village centre offers a breath-taking view out on to slopes filled with vines that produce grapes used to make the world famous Barbaresco red wine. Of course, you will have time to sample some of the fruits of their labour.
Day 5 This morning you will visit Alessandria, a very quaint city with some striking monuments, such as the cathedral and the citadel of Alessandria. In the afternoon you will have time free to relax in the hotel and its surrounding areas.
Day 6 You will discover the Langhe area today, with a guide, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. The tour will take in countless Castles and Palaces perched on hilltops lined with vineyards. There will be a brief stop at the Vicoforte Sanctuary, before heading to the village of Monforte d’Alba. The old town, which stretches out from the old bell tower contains charming villas and impressive palaces surrounded by rolling Piedmont hills. You continue to Barolo, the idyllic town which is devoted to the production of the world-famous Barolo wine. Here you will learn all about the production and will get the chance to sample the produce accompanied by a few snacks before returning to the hotel.
Day 7 Today you will visit Turin and during a 3 hour guided tour you will see the various monuments and historic buildings in the city centre, such as the Mole Antonelliana, Piazza San Carlo and their history will be explained. You will visit a local bar to enjoy an aperitif with appetizers based on Martini Rosso Vermouth, which was created in 1863 by the Martini family in a village near Turin.
Day 8 Time to leave Italy and head back into France for an overnight stop (bed and breakfast only).
Day 9 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
Included In Cost
- Coach travel
- return ferry crossings
- 2 overnights, bed & breakfast
- city tax
- 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- I night will be a typical Piedmontese dinner
- welcome drink
- city tax
- a guide for Alba and Roero
- entrance to the Grinzane Cavour Castle
- wine tasting with small snack in Neive
- a guide for Monferrato and Asti
- entrance to the Crea Monastery
- wine tasting with snack on a farm in the Monferrato winegrowing area
- a guide for the Langhe area
- wine tasting with snack in Barolo
- 3 hour guided walking tour of Turin & a martini aperitif
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Your Holiday Hotel Hotel AriottoThe hotel is in the countryside near Terruggia. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, minibar, safe, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and air-conditioning. Restaurant, bar, lounge, snack bar, garden, sun terrace and two pools.
NB: No lift at hotel. If a ground/low floor room is required, please advise at the time of booking and we will request this but cannot guarantee it.
All bedrooms will be en-suite with TV and an on-site restaurant.
Single room supplement £205
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