DAY 1: ASTI AREA
Arrival by your own car at your hotel. Accommodation in double room. Time at leisure. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight.
DAY 2: FD BAROLO AREA
Breakfast. At 9.00 meet the guide at the main lobby and departure by private car ( with driver ) for a full day excursion to discover the Barolo Area.
La Morra will be the starting off point to a day spent in the Langhe region. La Morra sits atop a small hill and is surrounded by miles and miles of vineyards. From the Piazza Castello, in the center of town, you are awarded a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. Barolo, the town which has given its name to the famed wine, will be your next stop. Once again, hills and vineyards grace the panorama from this quaint town. You will stop for some wine tasting before heading to a local farm where you will be treated to a luncheon whose menu will be based on typical Piemontese cuisine. In the afternoon, you will leave for Grinzane Cavour and its magnificent castle. More wine tasting and a gander through the museum dedicated to the gastronomic history of this region, including the famed Tartufo (or truffle). At the end way back to your hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight.
DAY 3: UNDERGROUND CATHEDRALS & GOAT CHEESE TASTING
After breakfast, you will board the private car with your guide to visit a goat cheese factory where the delicious Robbiola di Roccaverano DOP is produced. You will have the opportunity to see the factory in operation and learn their techniques in making this special cheese. Today’s lunch will feature “fritto misto alla Piemontese and Torta alla Nocciole” on a working farm. Then in the afternoon, you will proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Canelli with its underground “cathedrals” that house its historic wine cellars. You will learn some of the secrets of wine-making before making your way to a grappa factory to taste Grappa alla Piemontese and the delicious Amaretti (cookies) of Mombaruzzo. At the end way back to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 4: AT LEISURE
Breakfast at your hotel. Time at leisure for individual excursions or relax. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 5: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel and departure .
RATE PER PERSON:
Std. room € 672.00
Sup. Room € 722.00
The rate includes:
- 4 overnights at 4* hotels on BB basis
- Full day excursion of Barolo area by private car with driver and English speaking guide
- Full day excursion underground Cathedrals and Goat Cheese tasting by private car with driver and English speaking guide
- Vat and service charge
The price does not include:
- Meals and drink, tasting , city taxes, tips, personal expenses and whatever is not expressly mentioned in "The rate includes".