Piedmont: a classic evergreen!
Package price per person, 5 days from € 339,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto are only some of the names of the many important wines from Piedmont that are well-known all over the world. A refined tour on the trail of the work, passion and devotion hidden in every bottle of these precious wines. Hillsides studded with vineyards provide the striking background for this tour, which takes us on a journey in pursuit of wine and the many other delicious local products from the Langhe and Monferrato that you will not be able to resist taking home with you.
- 4 Nights in B&B in a 4* Hotel in the Alessandria-Langhe area
- Buffet breakfast
- 3 Dinners in the hotel, based on a 3-course menu
- 1 Dinner in a rustic restaurant at a winery, with tasting of 6 wines
- 1 Full day guided tour to Alba and Langhe
- 1 Visit to a hazelnut plantation with a tasting session
- 1 Visit to a nougat factory
- 1 Visit to the “Underground Cathedral”
- 1 Full day guided tour to Monferrato, Canelli and Grappa distillery
- 1 Visit to a distillery including grappa tasting
- 1 Full day guided tour of Casale and rice plantation
- 1 Guided visit to a rice plantation
- 1 Lunch at a rice plantation, drinks included
Day 1 Arrival and settling into hotel in the Alessandria area for 4 nights. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 2 – Alba, Langhe The first stop on this tour is the famous Langhe, the extraordinary hillside landscape full of vineyards, farms, castles and fortresses which makes for a truly unforgettable experience. In the morning, a visit to Alba, the city of one hundred towers and the heart of truffle territory. The afternoon will be spent discovering the hazelnuts of Piedmont with a visit to a rural production with its crops. Tasting session with hazelnuts and home-made cakes: “Nocciola IGP Tonda Gentile delle Langhe”. Roasted hazelnuts, hazelnuts covered in chocolate (from October to March), hazelnut cakes and biscuits produced locally. Dinner in the hotel and overnight accommodation.
Day 3 After a large breakfast in the hotel we set off to discover Monferrato, another vine-clad area of Piedmont, to immerse ourselves in the tasty, striking atmosphere of the Canelli wine cellar, also known as the “Underground Cathedral” where sparkling wine is produced, using the traditional production method from Piedmont. Stop at a traditional distillery nearby with an opportunity to taste grappa. Dinner at a family restaurant in the countryside with wine tasting. Return to the hotel and overnight accommodation.
Day 4 After a large breakfast in the hotel we leave on a guided tour that takes us to Casale Monferrato where we can admire the Cathedral, the monuments from the Renaissance and one of the most beautiful synagogues in Europe. We then continue until we reach Desana, the rice centre of Piedmont. Visit to a rice field with lunch. Excellent rice is grown in the farm, such as Carnaroli, Baldo, Vialone Nano and Balilla. After the visit, an obligatory traditional Risotto is on the menu to keep our appetites at bay. Dinner in the hotel and overnight accommodation.
Day 5 Departure for the return trip.
By Air: The group arrives by air and services usually start at the arrival at the airport. Included ground services like local coach or assistance at the airport will be specified in the section “Description – Tour Includes”
By Coach: The group arrives by coach from the country of origin.
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