ITALIAN GOURMET TOUR
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The following is a sample itinerary which can be customised as per client requests (i.e. removing or adding extra days/activities)
Tour will be confirmed between 4 and 30 participants
Length: 10 days/9 nights
In Italy, we are proud to say that we have everything people long for. Countryside, mountains, Alpine lakes, Royal Palaces and castles, towns, History, culture, atmosphere, romance, style, traditions, folklore, class, design, an excellent gastronomy and sensational vino!
That’s why this is a Gourmet tour, because in few days you will be able to experience all of these emotions in a slow and enjoyable pace with your friends and beloved ones.
This tour is design to keep the uniqueness of this with the aid of our experienced famiglia members (Drivers, Tour Directors, Tour Guides, suppliers etc.) who’ve been working in the tourism business for the past 2 decades.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGastronomy, Culture, Guided Tours, Family
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Transport: Minivan/deluxe motor coach with complimentary water
Dress code: Comfortable shoes – Casual
Vehicle: Up to 8 people Luxury Minivan 8 seats with air-conditioning. For a group up to 30 passengers we have a modern deluxe motor coach
Driver: English speaking escort-driver
Wifi on board
Tour Director: For small/medium groups we include also an English-speaking Tour Director
Meals: 2 meals a day, breakfast and lunch or dinner depending on final program
Wineries: All the wine Estates mentioned in the program will give only private visits to our guests
Sightseeing: Entry tickets to museums/churches, visits and walking/guided tours and all the specific attractions/activities described in the program
Accommodation: We can include accommodation on request in 4*/5*Boutique Hotels, Deluxe apartments or in the same wine Estates, depending on availability
Gratuities: Not included
What we offer day 1
Upon arrival meet your English speaking Tour Director and private deluxe motor coach at disposal for the whole tour.
Transfer to Piedmont, the region of Barolo wines. Welcome aperitivo in central Turin, the capital city of vermouth and the finest Italian chocolate. Visit the downtown area under the direction of your Tour Director.
3 nights stay in 4*/5* star hotel or Deluxe agriturismo (Holiday Farm)
What we offer day 2
Full immersion to explore the stunning scenery of the Langhe with the town of Alba*, considered the epicentre of the most renown Italian wines.
Visit and tasting of 2 boutique wine Estates focusing on the Nebbiolo variety and its evolution from Barbaresco to Barolo. Special mention also to Dolcetto and Barbera varieties and some whites as Chardonnay, Riesling and Arneis.
* Depending on the season we can organize a tartufo “hunting” in the hills around town.
What we offer day 3
The Langhe is a place where to immerse yourself into the essence and atmosphere of local traditions.
This will be a typical giornata all’ italiana, to enjoy, relax and live only like Italians can do.
Visit to the Castello di Barolo * and its Wine Museum, an absolute must see for wine lovers as an emotional itinerary digging into the culture and the historical cellars where this precious wine was crafted back in the XIX century.
The view from the terrace of the Castle has no comparisons.
Special Barolo tasting is included.
Free time to explore the town and discover other little gems of Langhe and Monferrato under the guidance of your Tour Director.
*We have several options available on this particular day.
Panoramic train ride to Switzerland
A day trip to Lake Maggiore
Take the Skyway to Mont Blanc
Cooking class and more!
What we offer day 4
Departure from Piedmont and arrival in Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian lakes.
Visit Sirmione and its Medieval borgo. Take a boat ride to see the numerous locations of this romantic lake and delight yourself with a stroll later afternoon by the water front.
Overnight stay by the lakeside area.
What we offer day 5
Morning departure to the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Dolomites!!
Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Area we can finally show you one of the gems of our country.
A light hike upon arrival will welcome you in this unique landscape located at an elevation of 1.500m/5.000 feet.
2 nights stay in 4*/5* star hotel or Deluxe agriturismo (Holiday Farm)
What we offer day 6
Visit to Lake Braies.
Nestled among the first peaks of the Dolomites, lake Braies seems coming out of a fairy-tale like the surrounding villages.
Visit a local cheese factory and free time to enjoy this natural place.
What we offer day 7
Drive back to the to the modern world to enjoy a Prosecco tour, the best-selling sparkling wine in the world (sorry Monsieur Champagne!!), in a renowned wine Estate.
What we offer day 8
Visit Verona and all of its treasures in the morning.
Wine experience in the Valpolicella region to find out more about the famous Amarone wine.
What we offer day 9
Exclusive journey dedicated to explore the Lagoon of Venice on a private boat.
Fishing experience in the lagoon followed by an exclusive lunch in a palafitta (stilt house) where you will eat with the whole family and friends to gift you with the best memories of this trip.
What we offer day 10
Departure from Venice airport*
*Multiple options are available to extend the journey
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