EXCLUSIVE GOURMET TOUR 9 DAYS
Day 1: Welcome to Italy! Meet your driver and transfer to Langhe. Accommodation at luxury Hotel Boscareto Resort and Spa, 5*. Overnight in Langhe.
Day 2: LANGHE FULL DAY GUIDED TOUR: Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide in the lobby for a wonderful visit to the Grinzane Cavour Castle, a symbol of the Langa del Barolo, transformed into a production base for the great wines of Langa and today hosts an important wine museum and an ethnographic museum which illustrates the local farming traditions. Then continue to Alba, also known as the “city of 100 towers”, the capital of the Langhe region, known worldwide for its wines and its prestigious white truffles. Stop for lunch at a characteristic restaurant. In the afternoon depart to Barolo and visit of The Marchesi di Barolo wine cellar, with wine tasting. Marchesi di Barolo was and is a winery that has received numerous awards for its wines and has been frequently recognized in the press and media. We will end the visit of this beautiful area by visiting La Morra, with its enchanting panoramic view on the 11 villages producing Barolo wine. Return to your Hotel for your private luxury massage. Dinner at the high-quality hotel restaurant.
Day 3: LANGHE FULL DAY GUIDED TOUR: Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet the truffle hunter and his inseparable dog in an easily accessible wood: this is the best way to discover this delicacy, seeing it with your own eyes and discovering the art of finding truffles. He will explain all its secrets, including where it grows, how the dog is trained and much more. Remember: this is a simulation so you are not going to keep the truffles he will find! Stop for lunch at a characteristic restaurant. Lunch will be truffle based of course and will include wines. The second part of our day you will visit the charming village of Cherasco, founded in the thirteenth century on a plain, unlike other towns and villages of the Langhe. One of the most intriguing moments of the day will be the visit of an ancient winery. Return to your Hotel in Le Langhe, the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 4: LANGHE – TIGULLIO GULF – SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE: After breakfast, private transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure. Car and Chauffeur at disposal for up to 8 Hours. Visit Sestri Levante, Chiavari, Rapallo and , one of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera. Boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the tiny streets. Overnight at the luxury hotel Grand Hotel Miramare , overlooking the blue of the sea.
Day 5: CINQUE TERRE: Breakfast a the Hotel. Today enjoy an exclusive excursion by yacht or sailboat to discover Le Cinque Terre some of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque seaside villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola e Riomaggiore. At a nice place, maybe in front of Vernazza, you will stop and have a light lunch with local specialities like focaccia and salted anchovies. If you like we can also arrange a lesson with the skipper regarding basic sailing rules. In the afternoon return to the hotel and Overnight. Alternative for the visit if the weather is not good, a combination of easy walks, visits to villages, train rides and a short boat trip between the atmospheric villages, makes this the ideal visit to the idyllic Cinque Terre. The Tour includes a return private transfer from Santa Margherita Ligure and expert private tour guide to share great stories about each charming village, as well as information on famous Cinque Terre gourmet foods and wines.
Day 6: CINQUE TERRE- SAN GIMIGNANO – SIENA – CHIANTI: After breakfast at the hotel, meet the driver in the lobby and departure to Tuscany. The first visit is San Gimignano, a splendid example of a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. San Gimignano will leave you astonished by its beauty. Visit a prestigious winery producing “Vernaccia di San Gimignano”, the first DOC wine in Italy. Possibility to have lunch in a real Medieval tower, exclusively reserved for you. The tour proceeds to Siena, for a guided private tour of Italy’s loveliest medieval city. Siena’s heart is Il Campo where the famous horse race “Il Palio”, takes place two times each summer. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. In the afternoon transfer to Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, a beautiful and luxury Castle in Chianti. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: VINTAGE TOUR ON CHIANTI HILL BY SPIDER: Breakfast at the Hotel. Today you will enjoy a Unique experience of travel, driving a vintage car, either a Fiat 500 or ALFA ROMEO Spider, During the tour with professional tour escort, you will stop to an important winery to have a light lunch and taste a good wine. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 8: MONTALCINO AND MONTEPULCIANO: Breakfast at the Hotel. Today, you will taste some of the most famous Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Meet your driver and departure to Montalcino. This ancient village is best known for its red Brunello di Montalcino wines, made with Sangiovese Grosso grapes . You will have a private visit to a Brunello producer such as the prestigious Poggio Antico estate. On the way to the winery, you can stop for a quick visit of the stunning ruins of the 9th century Abbazia di Sant’Antimo. At the winery you will visit the cellars, the vineyards tasting Brunello “Riserva” and also Rosso di Montalcino. Lunch will be in the winery’s restaurant. After lunch, carry on to Montepulciano, a small village of Etruscan origin and one of the most beautiful hill towns in Tuscany. The Nobile wines of Montepulciano, were the first to be given the ultimate quality level of DOCG certification. You’ll visit a top estate such as Valdipiatta or Avignonesi and enjoy a tasting of Vino Nobile. In the late afternoon, enjoy free time on your own in Montepulciano and transfer back to your Hotel. Overnight.
Day 9: SIENA – ROME AIRPORT: After breakfast, private transfer to Rome Airport.
HOTELS OR SIMILAR
Langhe area: Hotel Boscareto Resort and Spa 5*****
Santa Margherita Ligure: Grand Hotel Miramare 4 ****
Chianti area: Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa 5 *****
8-night accommodation in 5 star luxury hotel; Spa treatments at Boscareto Resort & SPA; Exclusive truffles experience; Visit of the most important winery in Italy and tastings to taste prestigious Regional wines: Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo in Piedmont; Vernaccia of San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile of Montepulciano in Tuscany; Gourmet lunch and dinner in exclusive restaurant; Exclusive sail boat for the visit of Cinque Terre; One day vintage tour by Alfa Romeo Spider on Tuscany hill; Chauffeured car along all tour; Professional multilingual guide.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Entrance tickets to museums/monuments unless differently stated; Tips and extras; Tourism city tax, compulsory to be paid on site; Surcharges applicable during peak periods, trade fairs, meetings, congresses, events, bank holidays, weekends etc; Bus ZTL and parking fees; Everything that is not mentioned at the voice “Price includes”.