Piedmont and Lake Maggiore

Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour

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At a glance

Region:Multi Region
Type of Tour:
Duration:5 Days
Guide Price:From £1682 to £2174 per person
Number of Meals:4 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 2 dinners
Number of Winery Visits:4 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 14
Tour Transport:Private chauffeured vehicle for 1 ½ days + a transfer between Verbania and Stresa on day three
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.

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Piedmont and Lake Maggiore wine tasting tour

This fabulous two-stops Piedmont break offers guests the opportunity to explore two of the region’s most iconic areas – the world-famous wine appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco as well as the picture-perfect Lake Maggiore – whilst staying in sumptuous establishments with a superb level of service.

Once settled in to your preferred room grade at the breathtakingly luxurious Palas Cerequio in La Morra, you will have some free time to relax and explore your stunning 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 your hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle, which accompany you throughout the day, visiting the Barolo and Barbaresco vineyards.

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Guests are free to choose their three favourite Barolo and Barbaresco producers for a tour and a glass or two of their famous wines. There are several options subject to your preference and availabilities, including Bruno Rocca, l’Azienda Agricola Poderi Einaudi, la Tenuta di Fontanafredda, la Spinetta, Marcarini, Marchesi di Gresy, Cortese Giuseppe, Marchesi di Barolo, Oddero, Elio Altare and G.D. Vajra. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not receive visitors, and some are closed at weekends. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. A four course lunch, perfectly paired with local wines will be served in a traditional Italian Osteria in Bra, the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement.  After such an enlightening day, enjoy a free evening in your lovely hotel.

After breakfast on day three, check out of the hotel. Make your way to Stresa, on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The journey times is just over two hours. Please note that this package does not include travel between La Morra and Stresa but we would be pleased to arranged a private transfer for you if required.

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Upon arrival, check into your preferred room grade at the beautiful 5* Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel. The hotel overlooks Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands and boasts a wide range of luxurious facilities to ensure guests have an enchanting stay. After settling in and enjoying a free afternoon, you will be taken on a private panoramic cruise of the Borromean Gulf and its islands. A glass of Prosecco will be served on board with some nibbles. You will be dropped off in the town of Verbania at the end of the cruise. A two minute walk will take you to a Michelin-starred restaurant where a delicious four course tasting dinner will be served paired with wines. A private chauffeured vehicle will take you back to your hotel at the end of the evening.

As an alternative to the cruise and Michelin-starred dinner, we could arrange a private evening tour of Isola Bella, its breath-taking Baroque palace and magnificent Italian style gardens followed by an aperitif with canapés served in the garden. A supplement applies for this exclusive experience. Please do not hesitate to let us know your preferred activity and we will update your itinerary accordingly.

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On day four, after having breakfast at your hotel, we will arrange a morning boat tour of Lake Maggiore for you on a private basis. You will have the opportunity to admire the stunning Borromean islands whilst soaking up the Italian sun. You will be given some free time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will be met by a private chauffeured vehicle and you will be taken to a local winery for a full tour of the estate and wine making facilities followed by an extensive tasting session of their wines. You will be taken back to Stresa at the end of the tour. In the evening, a delicious dinner will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. Drinks can be ordered and paid for directly on the day.

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 Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour

  • Upon arrival in La Morra, check into your preferred room grade at the luxurious Palas Cerequio.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to relax and explore your lovely surroundings independently.

Day Two of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at three Barolo and Barbaresco wineries. Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any personal favourites and we are more than happy to contact them on your behalf to arrange a visit.
  • A four course wine tasting lunch in a traditional Osteria in Bra, the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement.
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Day Three of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour

  • After breakfast on day three, check out of the hotel.
  • Drive to Stresa, on the shore of Lake Maggiore.
  • Upon arrival, check into your preferred room grade at the 5* Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel.
  • In the evening, a private cruise of the Borromean Gulf and its islands will be arranged with a Prosecco aperitif and some nibbles.
  • You will be dropped off in the town of Verbania.
  • Here, four course tasting dinner paired with wines will be served in a Michelin starred restaurant.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
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Day Four of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour

  • After breakfast, enjoy a private morning boat tour of Lake Maggiore.
  • You will have some free time for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, you will be taken to a local wine estate for tour and tastings.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
  • In the evening, a delicious dinner will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. Drinks can be ordered and paid for directly on the day.

Final Day of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour

  • 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

It was a fabulous few days although I don’t think I can face another glass of red for, ooh let’s say, a week or so!

Justine - London, UK

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 Maggiore HotelsDeluxe5*5 Days£2174Book Now

Special Offers

BRING FRIENDS AND SPEND LESS!

A discount of £300 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 Maggiore wine tasting tour

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

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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.

Fabulous. Well thought out itinerary and well above expectations.

Kathryn - NSW, Australia

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