Piedmont and Lake Como

Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

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At a glance

Region:Multi Region
Type of Tour:
Duration:5 Days
Guide Price:From £1081 to £1450 per person
Number of Meals:4 breakfasts + 2 lunches
Number of Winery Visits:2 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 10
Tour Transport:Private chauffeured vehicle for one full day, private transfer between Bra and Como, bikes for a full day.
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.

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Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

This two stops Piedmont and Lake Como break offers guests the opportunity to explore two iconic areas of Italy – the world-famous wine appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco as well as the picture-perfect pristine surroundings of Lake Como.

Once settled into your preferred room grade at the Albergo Cantine Ascheri, you will have some free time to relax and explore your surroundings. In the evening, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

On the morning of day two, you will be met at the hotel by a chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day in the UNESCO Classified Piedmont vineyards. You will firstly be welcomed at a boutique family-run winery for a guided tour of the cellars and a traditional lunch as the guests of the estates. Lunch will be served alongside a selection of the estate’s highly-regarded wines.

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During the course of the day, you will also discover the stunning countryside, with some free time in the picturesque village of Castellinaldo d’Alba- an authentic Italian village with gorgeous churches and a charming castle.

Later in the afternoon, you will be taken to a premium Barolo winery for a tour and tastings of four different wines. Your chauffeur will then drive you to the municipality of Barolo, which is a must see, where you will have time to see the delightful castle. After such an enlightening day, enjoy a cheese and wine tasting including five cheeses paired with a local wine. The evening will be free for you to do as you please.

On the morning of day three, check out of your hotel. You will be taken to Como by a private chauffeured vehicle. The drive is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Upon arrival in Como, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Palace Hotel, ideally located on the shore of lake Como.

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The remainder of day will be free for you to relax and explore independently. As always, we would be pleased to reserve you a table for dinner if required.

After breakfast on day four, you will be met at your hotel by a guide who will accompany you on a bike tour. You will start your itinerary by cycling on the shore of Lake Como. You will then cross the border to Switzerland and cycle through beautiful landscapes and Merlot vineyards. You will be taken to several villages offering splendid views over Lake Como. For lunch, you will be taken to a local winery where you will be able to sample traditional local dishes served with the estate’s wines. You will cycle back to your hotel in the afternoon. The evening will be free for you to do as you please.

After a leisurely breakfast on day five, check out of the hotel.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

  • Upon arrival in the town of Bra, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Hotel Albergo Cantine Ascheri.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to relax at the hotel and explore the town independently.
  • We would be delighted to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner if required.
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Day Two of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A pleasant tour and tastings at one of our favourite local wineries, followed by a traditional Piedmontese lunch on site.
  • Some free time to explore the lovely village of Castellinaldo d’Alba.
  • A delightful visit to a second winery to discover how the iconic Barolo is made, followed by a tasting focused on a comparison between different styles of Barolo.
  • Some free time to explore the picturesque village of Barolo.
  • Your chauffeur will then take you back to Bra, birthplace of the slow food movement, where you will have the chance to take part in a cheese tasting of five different cheeses served with wine.
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Day Three of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

  • After breakfast, check out of the hotel.
  • You will be taken to Como by a private chauffeured vehicle.
  • Check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Palace Hotel.
  • The remainder of the day and evening will be free for you to do as you please.

Day Four of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by a guide who will take you on a bike ride around the lake.
  • Lunch with wine will be served at a local winery.
  • You will cycle back to Como in the afternoon.
  • The evening will be free for you to do as you please.

Final Day of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

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Accommodation

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Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Piedmont and Lake Como HotelsDouble4*5 Days£1450Book Now

Special Offers

A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on this break.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to your Piedmont and Lake Como wine tours

Given the wide range of travel options, the package prices do not include travel to Piedmont and from Lombardy. Please have a look at our Travel to Piedmont page or contact us for further information

Multi Region Tours

For more information on our Multi Region Tours please see our Multi Region page

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% of the booking value is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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