|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £515 to £989 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (3 days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (4 days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 Wineries (3 days)|
4 Wineries (4 days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 15 (3 days)|
Approximately 27 (4 days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day transported tour (3 days)|
2 Full day transported tours (4 days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from Mid-January to Mid-December. The hotel is closed throughout August.|
Based in the charming town of Bra, these three and four day flexible breaks offer the opportunity experience the unique Piedmontese culture whilst enjoying an in-depth introduction to the world-famous wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. 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 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.
If you choose to stay for a third night and would like to book the four day break, you will also be taken to the Barbaresco area to visit a local winery and taste the renowned wines of this famous appellation. You will then be given some free time in the quaint village of Barbaresco itself, where you will have the chance to admire its castle and churches. In the afternoon, your driver will take you to a second winery for a tour of the cellar and extensive tastings of the estate’s wines. After this enjoyable day of tours and tastings, a delicious five course traditional Piedmontese dinner will be waiting for you in the unique setting of the hotel’s Osteria. Wines will be specifically paired to each course.
Day Three (Optional)
(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.
Everything you booked was perfectly timed. The hotel and restaurant were beautiful.
Susan- London, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £75 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break and this increases to £130 per person on the four day break.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of 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 Italy! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total cost 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Just a quick note to say that the trip was amazing - all went to plan and we were thoroughly spoiled, especially our friend whose birthday it was.
Nishi - Middlesex, UK