Duration
6 Days
Price
From £1089

Fabulous Food, Drinks, and Architecture

Experience the delights of Piedmont, an Italian region sitting at the foot of the Alps. The capital, Turin, is abundant with Baroque architecture, and the culinary delights of the region are just as magnificent.

Price is per person sharing a twin or double room and based on 25 passengers. Single supplement applies.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    Day 01 - Arrival

    Arrive in Italy, with tranfers to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival.

    Day 02 - Monferrato: Pasta and Spirits

    Visit Casale Monferrato, with its huge 1000 year fortress and a lovely Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral. Piedmont enjoys an old distilling tradition, thanks to the enormous wealth of its vineyards. Make a stop at a local distillery to sample the popular 'fire-water'. Afterwards, visit a local pasta factory to learn about the staple ingredient and Piedmontese cooking.

    Day 03 - Turin: Elegance and Coffee

    Take a city tour of Turin, where you will see the Piazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama and the Church of San Lorenzo. You will then have time to take a stroll through the lively Baroque district. Stop to savour a bicerin, a drink traditional to Turin.

    Day 04 - Vercelli and Alessandria: Risotto Rice Fields

    Head to Vercelli, a town of Celtic origin. Vercelli is famed for its cultivation of rice, it is grown all across the region and considered the European Capital of Rice. Stop for a lunch featuring rice based products, and also try some rice based beer! 

    Once you have tried these delicious treats, continue to Alessandria, a town filled with history. Originally founded in the 12th century, Alessandria is home to the Cittadella and many more impressive historical sites.

    Day 05 - Barolo: Black Grapes and Truffles

    Meet a truffle hunter and his dog, venturing off for a walk in the woods in search of a precious tuber. This will end with a sublime experience, getting to taste your bounty. Continue to the village of Barolo, a place that produces some of the finest wines in Italy and has done for centuries. Round off the day with a wine tasting in the Regional Enconta in Barolo Castle.

    Day 06 - Departure

    Depart with transfers to your airport from your destination and then to your local drop off point.

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Return flights and transfers in UK and destination
    • 5 nights at a 4* hotel
    • Breakfast and all evening meals
    • Light lunches, snacks and tastings
    • Guided tour of Turin
    • Transport per itinerary
    • English speaking tour escorts and guides
  • Hotel Details

    4* Accommodation 

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