|Type of Tour:||Multi Region|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
Day One of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours
Day Two of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours
Day Three of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours
Day Four of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours
Final Day of your Piedmont and Lake Como Wine Tours
(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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A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on this break.
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.
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
For more information on our Multi Region Tours please see our Multi Region page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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