|Type of Tour:||Multi Region|
|Guide Price:||From £1833 to £2370 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.
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 time 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.
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.
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.
Day One of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour
Day Two of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour
Day Three of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour
Day Four of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour
Final Day of your Piedmont and Lake Maggiore Wine Tasting Tour
(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.
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
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 and from Piedmont. 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 email@example.com to request a booking form.
Fabulous. Well thought out itinerary and well above expectations.
Kathryn - NSW, Australia
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