Piedmont: Food, Wine & Truffles (2021|23) - 7 days

Satisfy your culinary cravings with delicious truffle infused cuisine, paired with the finest Barolo and Barbaresco wines in an idyllic setting, amidst rolling plains, mountainous green hills and the Alps. This is Piedmont, which boasts one of Italy’s finest winegrowing regions, contains the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Langhe area, produces the world-famous Alba white truffle and is at the centre of the Slow Food movement. Throughout this culinary discovery, partake in a local wine appreciation lesson from a master sommelier; experience the thrill of a truffle hunt; visit an aged cheese producer; partake in a cooking class; visit the region’s capital Turin and picturesque towns of Alba and Barolo; relax in two magnificent rural retreats; and indulge in food, wine and truffles at wineries.

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Highlights and Inclusions

  • Experience local activities in Piedmont.
  • 6 nights in a 5-star hotel and 4-star retreats.
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D).
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Turin and Alba.
  • Truffle hunt with hunting dog.
  • Local wine appreciation master class with sommelier.
  • Aged cheese tasting paired with local sparkling wine.
  • Lunch and tasting at a renowned Barolo winery.
  • Tasting at a Barbaresco winery.
  • Degustation dinner with wine pairing.
  • Cooking class and lunch.
  • Deluxe VIP transport.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
21 May 202327 May 2023$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD Popular departure
25 June 20231 July 2023$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
23 July 202329 July 2023$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
10 September 202316 September 2023$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD Popular departure
1 October 20237 October 2023$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD Truffle Season
Commences: Turin Conclude: Milan Prices (twin share): Prices (single): Availability:
Commences: 21 May 2023 Conclude: 27 May 2023 Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability: Popular departure
Commences: 25 June 2023 Conclude: 1 July 2023 Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability:
Commences: 23 July 2023 Conclude: 29 July 2023 Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability:
Commences: 10 September 2023 Conclude: 16 September 2023 Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability: Popular departure
Commences: 1 October 2023 Conclude: 7 October 2023 Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability: Truffle Season
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Day: 1 Turin

Welcome to beautiful Turin, the capital of Piedmont and a historically important political and cultural centre that served as the capital of the Duchy of Savoy and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Transfer to your hotel from Turin airport or train station and enjoy the day at leisure.

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Day: 2 Turin

B, L

Discover Turin by foot with a private guide, visit Piazza San Carlo, "living room of the city", John the Baptist Basilica and Piazza Castello, dominated by the presence of both the Royal Palace and Palazzo Madama. The latter was home to the first Senate of unified Italy, while the parliament was in Palazzo Carignano, now the location of the Museum of the Risorgimento. Continue along Via Po with its expansive arcades and the Mole Antonelliana, which houses the National Museum of Cinema. Finish with a Turin aperitif “Vermouth” and a welcome lunch at Mercato Centrale, close to Porta Palazzo Market which is the largest open-air food market in Europe.

Overnight: Italy, Turin - Grand Hotel Sitea Rating 
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Day: 3 Turin – Costiglione d’Asti – Benevello

B, L

Depart for the Piedmont countryside, Italy’s picturesque region of mountains and valleys, overrun with vineyards, castles and incredible cuisine. Our regional discovery begins with a thrilling truffle hunt with hunting dog on a family property that has been passed down through generations. Unlock the mystery and allure of the truffle and enjoy the find with a light lunch, paired with local sparkling wine. Afterward, continue through Langhe, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area to check into an amazing rural retreat and relax before participating in a late afternoon wine appreciation masterclass and tasting with a sommelier. Once the seat of the Savoy Empire, Piedmont is known for Barolo and Barbaresco, the wine of kings and queens made from the Nebbiolo grape, that are among the most coveted wines in the world. The evening is yours to relax at this rural paradise.

Overnight: Italy, Piedmont - Relais Villa d’Amelia Rating 
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Day: 4 Benevello – Bra – Barolo – Benevello

B, L

Visit a family cheese business established in Bra in the 1920’s and learn the secret of aging to reflect the tradition of the territory. Enjoy a cheese sampling before venturing into Barolo for a tasting and lunch on a winery overlooking the vines. In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore the town of Barolo, the namesake city for the ‘king of wines and the wine of kings’, before returning to the hotel to relax for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Piedmont - Relais Villa d’Amelia Rating 
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Day: 5 Benevello – Alba – Barbaresco – Gavi

B, D

Enjoy a guided tour of Alba, considered the capital of Langhe and formerly known as the city with a hundred towers. The town features the Romanesque Alba Cathedral, dating to the 12th century, and is home to the world-renowned Ferrero confectionery company. Enjoy time for self-discovery and an independent lunch, which may include the famed 3-star Michelin restaurant, Piazza Duomo. In the afternoon, venture to a Barbaresco winery for a tasting and an incredible view of the Barbaresco Cru hills, before continuing to Gavi to check into another amazing retreat. In the evening, visit the properties impressive cellar before enjoying a degustation dinner in its fantastic restaurant.

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Day: 6 Gavi

B, L

Relax in the morning before partaking in a special cooking class to learn the culinary secrets of select local dishes. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labour with a celebratory closing tour lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax at the hotel or perhaps walk or cycle to nearby wineries.

Overnight: Italy, Piedmont - Villa Sparina Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 7 Gavi – Milan


If not extending with us on our Tuscan Villages tour, to nearby Cinque Terre or Bologna, return to Milan for your ongoing journey.

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