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Truffles and Wine: Piedmont During the Harvest

Beyond the natural and historic jewels of Italy’s northwest, which of course we visit, “Truffles and Wine: Piedmont during the Harvest” features up-close-and-personal encounters with several Slow Food Presidia, agriturismi, a truffle-hunting demonstration with a local expert and his beloved dog, three wine tastings, and a visit to the famous Alba truffle fair.

 

Signature tastes include: regional grapes like Nebbiolo, Barbera, Verduno Pelaverga and Cortese; local traditional recipes like agnolotti and vitello tonnato; and, of course, the illustrious white truffle.

 

See here for more info on Piedmont region.

 

Truffles and Wine: Piedmont during the Harvest

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)

October 25-31, 2022 | October 10-16, 2023

For more info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,690

 

Single Supplement: $590

 

For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Visit to chocolate, hazelnut, wine producers and a cheese refiner
  • Truffle-hunting demonstration with a local expert and his beloved dog
  • Delve daily into history, traditions and cuisine in this unique area in Italy
  • Tastes of regional grapes and foods
  • Up close and personal looks at agriturismi and the methods behind Piedmontese cuisine and agriculture
  • Explore the Roman towns of Turin, Asti, Alba, and Acqui Terme and quaint villages such as Moncalvo and Barolo
  • Traditional, local recipes to bring home with you and including truffles
  • Daily walking opportunities for a healthy lifestyle
  • Visits to a castle and to the renown Alba truffle fair
  • Discover the baroque Basilica of Superga, the UNESCO Sites of the Royal Residence in Venaria and the vineyards of the Langhe
  • Extend your trip for two more nights with our post-tour option to romantic and exclusive Lake Orta featuring the UNESCO Site of the Sacred Mount of Orta

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 4-star hotels, agriturismi and a castle
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners (2 with white and black truffles in October)
  • Walks in Turin, Asti, Alba and Acqui Terme’s historic centers
  • Museum entry fees at UNESCO site of Reggia di Venaria and Barolo wine museums
  • 1 visit to an historic café and tasting of the famous beverage bicerin
  • 1 visit and tasting to a hazelnut producer
  • 1 cooking demo in a restaurant featuring a local recipe
  • Daily walking opportunities
  • 1 truffle-hunting demonstration and 1 visit to the famous Alba truffle fair
  • 3 tastings & visits to local winemakers and 1 to a cheese refiner
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Last day one group transfer to Turin Airport for departure
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 1 dinner on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Transfer on arrival to hotel (we are happy to organize a private transfer for you)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. See more info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

Post-Tour Extension to Lake Orta

 

To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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