Alba Truffle Festival

Visit the Alba Truffle Festival this Autumn

Alba Truffle Festival

At a glance

Region:Piedmont
Type of Tour:
Duration:3 Days
Guide Price:From £545 to £699 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:1 truffle festival experience + 1 winery
Number of Wines Tasted:6 wines
Tour Transport:Full day guided and transported wine and truffle tour
Dates / Availability:Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday in November and December

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Trip Summary

The beating heart of Piedmont is the Alba White Truffle Fair, which takes place every October and November. And this year, as they celebrate their 90th anniversary, the event has been extended to 8th December, which gives us even more opportunity to truly appreciate and celebrate this revered Piedmontese delicacy.

The white truffle season in Piedmont officially begins on 21st September, and from this date, the truffle hunters (trifolao) and their dogs are officially able to harvest. Part of the charm of the truffle is the knowledge of the hunt; the highly-skilled dogs must sniff out the unique fungal aroma, leading the trifolao to the source, where they then delicately extract the truffles before re-compacting the soil, completing the extraction.

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For truffle lovers, the chance to visit the Fair is certainly one for the bucket list, and we provide that very opportunity during this two night Grape Escape. Of course, Piedmont is also home to incredible rich red wines, and on this weekend tour, you’ll explore the Fair as well as the wines of either Barolo or Barbaresco as preferred!

Checking in at 4* Albergo Cantine Ascheri on Friday or Saturday as preferred, there will be time to freshen up before starting the trip in style with a tour and tasting at the hotel’s own winery.

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On Saturday (or Sunday), you will be met at your hotel by anEnglish-speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. The morning will be spent in Alba, visiting the White Truffle Fair. Your guide will share with you their extensive knowledge of the city, also pointing you in the best direction within the exhibition. The ‘World Market’ is home to many stalls selling the best truffles from the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato Woods. With cheese and truffle fondue, pasta with shaved truffles, and many more delicious options, trying the food within the Fair is always recommended, and there will be plenty of opportunities to buy too! Your guide will ensure that you have the very best experience,and having a local Italian-speaking expert with you at such an event is absolutely invaluable.

Alba Truffle Festival
Alba Truffle Festival

In the afternoon, you will head out to the UNESCO Classified vineyards to visit either a Barolo or Barbaresco winery as preferred. Here, you will see first-hand the full wine-making process from press to bottle, and will taste a selection of the wines produced at the estate.

You will be dropped back at your hotel at the end of the day, where you will round your unforgettable trip off with a typical Piedmontese dinner, served alongside  local wines.

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Outline Itinerary

Alba Truffle Festival- Day One

  • Upon arrival in the town of Bra in the heart of the Langhe countryside, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Albergo Cantine Ascheri.
  • After settling in, you will be taken on a tour of the on-site winery, concluding with tastings of the Ascheri wines.
  • We would be very pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner this evening.

Alba Truffle Festival- Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Time with your guide to explore the Alba Truffle Festival, visiting the stalls and tasting the hallowed white truffles.
  • Free time for lunch. Your guide will be very pleased to recommend a suitable restaurant depending on how hungry you are feeling on the day.
  • A tour and tastings at a Barolo or Barbaresco winery as preferred.
  • In the evening, dinner with wines will be served in a cosy, traditional restaurant.
Alba Truffle Festival
Alba Truffle Festival

Alba Truffle Festival- Final Day

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

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

Everything you booked was perfectly timed. The hotel and restaurant were beautiful.

Susan- 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
Albergo Cantine Ascheri - Bra4*3 Days£699Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less!

A £154 per person discount applies for four or more people travelling together.

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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 the Alba Truffle Festival

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for further information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). 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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"Fabulous. Well thought out itinerary and well above expectations."

Kathryn- New South Wales, Australia

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