Luxury Piemonte Wine Routes Tour
A poetry of senses, the exaltation of taste.
A world heritage tour. Unique in the world. Unforgettable. Indelible.
Itinerary (7 days)
DAY 1 – MILANO MALPENSA/BIELLA (170 Km – 105 miles)
Arrive in Milano Malpensa – meet tour escort and transfer to Biella. Some free time to relax and unwind. In the evening, enjoy a lovely Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant (D). Overnight in Biella.
DAY 2 – BIELLA/VIVERONE LAKE/ROPPOLO/BIELLA
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will enjoy a tour in the area of Biella, including the visit to the Beer museum, the cheese factory with tasting and the old city of Biella Il Piazzo. Free lunch. We will continue the tour and visit the Viverone Lake and the Roppolo Castle. Return to the hotel for a free dinner.
Overnight in Biella
DAY 3 – BIELLA/OROPA/SORDEVOLO/BIELLA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Oropa to visit the Sanctuary. The Oropa Sanctuary is located near Biella in the northern part of Piedmont. It is a very important Italian pilgrimage destination with a reputation for providing relief to the sick and also a listed UNESCO heritage site. More than 800,000 pilgrims visit Oropa every year. The statue of the Black Madonna, taken to the Sanctuary of Oropa by the founder of the sanctuary in the 14th century. The statue is kept in a chapel that is several centuries older than the current church (17th century).
Other highlights at the Oropa sanctuary include the Royal Gate and Royal Apartments, while in the back there is a second, 19th-20th century church. After some free time at the Sanctuary, our next stop will be a local Grappa (liquor) Distillery for a tasting, including their home-made sweets. Return to Biella. In the late afternoon, we will depart for Sordevolo, the village where, every 5 years, a Passion Play is performed, with all the actors being local village people. Dinner will be at a local restaurant before we attend the remarkable performance of “The Passion of Christ”. Overnight in Biella.
DAY 4 – BIELLA/SERRALUNGA D’ALBA (96 Km – 60 miles)
Breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to Serralunga d’Alba by private bus; accommodation in the beautiful Boscareto Resort (or similar). Free time to relax in Wellness Area or strolling through the amazing vineyards surrounding the resort. Lunch free, dinner and overnight at the resort.
DAY 5 – SERRALUNGA D’ALBA/SANTO STEFANO BELBO: THE DOOR TO THE LANGA TERRITORY/CANELLI/SERRALUNGA D’ALBA (88 Km – 55 miles)
Breakfast at the Resort.
Morning: Transfer to Santo Stefano Belbo, native land of the famous Italian writer Cesare Pavese. Guided tour. Visit to Pavese’s native house with the room where he was born, books, documents and pictures of the author. Lunch in a restaurant in Santo Stefano Belbo.
Afternoon: transfer to the nearby village of Canelli, home to the Asti D.O.C.G., the best-selling Italian wine abroad, made with sweet Moscato grapes with the champenois method, the same used in the production of Champagne in France and adapted to this sweet wine. Visit to one of the historic cellars, renamed “Underground Cathedrals”, which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of these particular cellars reach the depth of 32 m in the subsoil, dug in the “marna” (marl), others have seen the birth of the first Italian sparkling wine in 1865! Dinner in cellar. Transfer to Serralunga d’Alba and overnight in resort.
Guide tour: full day
DAY 6 – SERRALUNGA D’ALBA/GRINZANE CAVOUR/DOGLIANI/ALBA/SERRALUNGA D’ALBA (90 Km – 55 miles)
Breakfast at the Resort.
Morning: tour of some villages on the hills where the famous Barolo wine is produced. Arrival in Grinzane Cavour, with its wonderful Medieval Castle, UNESCO site, and houses the Regional Wine Cellar, the Ethnographic Museum and the Langa Museum. Wine tasting in the Regional Wine Cellar. Transfer to Dogliani, where travellers will visit the “Poderi Luigi Einaudi”.
The history of the Poderi (estates) started in 1897, when Luigi Einaudi (second President of the Italian Republic), when only 23 years old, acquired the farmhouse ‘San Giacomo’ in the village of Dogliani surrounded by 40 Piedmontese giornate of vineyards (40 acres). Visit of the winery, the cellar and final wine tasting.
Light Lunch in the local restaurant. At the end, return to the Resort; time to relax.
Late Afternoon: transfer to Alba for dinner at “Piazza Duomo” Restaurant by Chef Enrico Crippa (3 Michelin stars). Return to Serralunga d’Alba and overnight in resort.
Guide tour: Half day.
DAY 7 – SERRALUNGA D’ALBA/MILANO MALPENSA (190 Km – 118 miles)
Breakfast at the Resort and transfer to Milano Malpensa Airport
The above day-by-day programme is a general preview for guidance purposes and its itinerary and meals can be reviewed. Upon booking, a detailed programme with all the necessary indications will follow the confirmation: addresses, phone numbers, timetables, notes, suggestions and further information to ensure the best experience.
• All Private transfers by bus as indicated in the programme (not included for individual travel, min. 2 people);
• 1-night accommodation in 5-star hotel in Serralunga d'Alba in HB;
• 2-night accommodation in 5-star hotel in Serralunga d'Alba in B&B;
• 2 lunches in restaurant or cellar;
• 2 dinners in restaurant or cellar;
• Guided tour as specified in the programme;
• All entrance fees to museums and tourist attractions as written in the programme;
• All wine tastings as written in the programme;
• All cellar visits as written in the programme;
• Medical/luggage insurance;
• All local taxes.
• Incoming/outgoing flights and airport taxes;
• Lunches, beverage if not specified;
• Porterage at hotels;
• Personal expenses, tips;
• Tour leader: if requested, it is possible to quote a tour leader for the duration of the tour;
• All things not listed above.
Note: all prices are indicative and will be calculated according to customers’ requests.
EASY NITE will request a price supplement if the number of participants is not reached.
15% for cancellation up to 30 calendar days before the date of departure;
30% for cancellation from 29 to 14 calendar days before the date of departure;
75% for cancellation from 14 to 5 calendar days before the date of departure;
100% for cancellation from 4 to 0 days prior to departure date.
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