|Type of Tour:||Wine & Beyond|
|Guide Price:||From £847 to £1870 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries (3 Days)|
3 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 6 (3 Days)|
Approximately 11 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||1 half day guided and transported tour (3 Days)|
1 full day + 1 half day guided and transported tours (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from March to December. Please note, the truffle hunt activity is weather dependent.|
This wine and spa package in Piedmont is designed to offer the perfect balance of relaxation and wine tastings. Based in a beautiful 5* property, you will have plenty of time to luxuriate in the on-site spa as well as taste some of the best products the region has to offer – its famous wines and sought-after truffles!
Upon arrival in the UNESCO Classified Piedmont region, check into your preferred room at the 5* Il Boscareto, a luxurious and unique property nestled in the vineyards, offering breath-taking views of the Langhe countryside. The afternoon and evening will be free to settle in and enjoy your pleasant surroundings. In the evening, delight in a five course welcome dinner, served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Drinks have not been included as part of the package and can be ordered and paid for locally on the day.
On the morning of day two, you will have the opportunity to relax and take advantage of the hotel’s spa. La Sovrana Spa boasts an extensive range of wellness options. Guests can enjoy the Water Room equipped with a heated pool and a hot tub or exercise in the Technogym. Access to the spa is complimentary with this package, and we would be very pleased to pre-book treatments for you.
After lunch, you will be met by an English speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the afternoon on a private basis. You will be taken to two local wineries in the Barolo or Barbaresco areas of production for cellar tours and extensive tastings of the estates’ sought-after wines. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day and we would be pleased to recommend and restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.
After breakfast on day three, your guide will return and accompany you throughout the day on a second day of activities. You will firstly be taken to meet a local truffle hunter, who will share with you everything there is to know about this gourmet delicacy; you’ll discover why truffles are so renowned, the local traditions of the hunters, the best environment for growing truffles, and will also learn about the characteristics of the different truffle varieties. You will then be welcomed (subject to weather) to accompany the ‘trifulao’ or truffle hunter and his dog on a typical trail which they often follow – hopefully locating some truffles en-route! The visit will conclude with a truffle tasting; a fresh truffle will be shaved onto local cheese, perfectly paired with some salami and wine!
Following your morning’s activity, an unforgettable truffle tasting meal will be served in a pretty local restaurant. Your three truffle-inspired courses will be served alongside two glasses of wine.
After lunch, the day will conclude with a visit of a nearby winery. As well as having a full tour of the estate and cellars, learning about the wine-production process from press to bottle, you will also have the opportunity to taste a selection of the estate’s wines. You will be dropped back at your hotel at the end of the day, in time to relax and enjoy the evening.
Day One of your Piedmont Wine Tour
Day Two of your Piedmont Wine Tour
Day Three of your Piedmont Wine Tour (Optional)
Final Day of your Piedmont Wine 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.
Fabulous. Well thought out itinerary and well above expectations.
Kathryn, New South Wales - Australia
BRING FRIENDS AND SPEND LESS!
A £100 per person discount applies to groups of four or more people who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £300 per person on the four day 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 price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our Wine and Beyond breaks, please see our Wine and Beyond page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit 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.
"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
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