|Type of Tour:||Wine & Beyond|
|Guide Price:||From to £2660 per person|
|Number of Meals:||1 dinner (3 Days)
1 dinner + 1 lunch prepared yourselves during the cookery class (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 winery (3 and 4 Days)|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 5 (3 and 4 Days)|
|Tour Transport:||1 full day guided and transported tour (3 Days)
1 full day guided and transported tour/ return transfers for the cookery class (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends March-December.
Please note, the truffle hunt activity is weather-dependent, and the truffles hunted and used during cookery vary dependent on season
This package offers a fabulous introduction to one of the most revered culinary products in Italy – the truffle! Combining the excellent wines of Piedmont, with the opportunity to hunt, taste and cook with the unique black and white truffles (dependent on season), this three or four day break is guaranteed to delight the senses and tickle your taste buds!
Upon arrival on day one, check into your preferred room at 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, perhaps taking advantage of the hotel’s spa. Access to the spa is complimentary with this package, and treatments can be booked and paid for directly with the hotel. In the evening, delight in a welcome dinner, served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Your delicious four course meal will be paired with three glasses of wine.
After a relaxing start to your trip, you will certainly be ready for the truffle hunt on day two! After breakfast you will be met by an English speaking driver/guide, and accompanied throughout the day on a private basis. You will firstly be taken to meet a local truffle hunter, located near to Asti, 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, you will be taken to the nearby city of Asti, which has a medieval feel to it. Together with your guide, you will have a tour of the city on foot, before there will be some free time for lunch.
After lunch, the day will conclude with a visit of a Barbera d’Asti wine estate; 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.
If you opt for the four day break you will have the opportunity to get even more hands on with truffles, in a speciality cookery class! Guided by a professional chef, with your own workstation, you will discover some of the very best recipes to make the truffle shine as a key ingredient. You will be preparing a three course menu based around the truffle and at the end of the class will dine together, enjoying the fruits of your labour at lunch. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit the on-site White Truffle Museum, before you are taken back to the hotel.
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.
These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.
Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £180 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £200 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 contact us 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.