Things to do in Alba

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Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

1. Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

Join a wine tasting and drive along the most panoramic wine routes of Piedmont. Wind through the vineyards where the Nebbiolo grapes are cultivated to produce the famous Barolo wine. Admire the picture-perfect Langhe hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site, dotted with medieval towers, castles, and quaint villages. Continue to a boutique winery, step inside the aging cellar, and enjoy a premium wine tasting of 4 to 5 wines, sampling different types of Barolo. At the end of your tour, transfer to either the town of Barolo or to another village in the area for some free time to explore numerous wine shops enjoying the slow-paced Italian lifestyle.

Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Enjoy a fantastic wine experience together with a professional sommelier in the village of La Morra, located in the heart of the Langhe and Piedmont region. Tour the winery and learn about the wine-making process and take in sweeping views of the Langhe landscape surroundings. Taste 4 high-end Nebbiolo and Barolo wines served with local breadsticks. Arrive at the winery and begin with a tour of the estate. Hear the history of the winery as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of wine production. Follow the traditional journey of high-quality wine production, from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. After, it is time to taste a selection of 4 local wines, including 1 Barolo, while a professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies.

Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Guided Tour

3. Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Guided Tour

Every year in Piedmont, the Alba White Truffle Fair celebrates its famous white truffle. Enjoy a guided tour in the fascinating medieval center of Alba, and then discover the sights and smells of the Alba White Truffle market in the capital of the famous Barolo Region. Explore the fair with special “skip-the-line” entrance, meet all the exhibitors, and learn about the history of the truffle.

Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

4. Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey into the heart of the Barolo region with an intimate visit to a winery situated in the town of Alba. This winery is one of the most well-known in Barolo, producing wines that are renowned for their quality. Sip on a variety of wines as you learn about the rich heritage of Italian wine making. After your first wine tasting you will be taken to the picturesque town of Piedmont, to savor the flavors of traditional Italian dishes. Piedmont is a cradle of traditional cooking techniques, embracing the principles of “slow food” philosophy, which strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine. Your meal will be complemented by wines from the restaurant’s refined selection. Following your lunch, you will continue onto a guided tour of one of Barolo’s most famous wineries, which grows exclusively the Nebbiolo grape. During your wine tasting, the sommelier will tell you about the unique methods implemented in the making of this red wine. Lastly, drive through the Langhe region, to see the small, but beautiful historical center of Barbaresco, which is surrounded by scenic vineyards and rolling hills. Here, you can admire the natural panorama, medieval fortresses, and surrounding settlements before heading back to Turin.

Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

5. Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

A tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snowcapped mountains and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local cuisine and drink Barbaresco wine in one of the best wineries of the region. This tour will give you the chance to go truffle hunting in Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy. Truffles grow underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts from Piedmont will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. The exquisite black truffle is harvested from the end of May until December, while the most expensive and rare – the white truffle – is hunted out between the end of September and December. Enjoy an appetizer with truffle snacks after the hunt before moving on to the main culinary event at lunch in a traditional restaurant with panoramic views of the local vineyards. Meals typical of the Langhe region include: gnocchi (potato dumplings with cheese), white mushroom risotto, tender agnolotti pasta, roasted rabbit with vegetables, veal with Barbaresco wine, homemade ice cream and semifreddo or panna cotta. A sommelier will help you choose the best combination of wine and the dishes you have chosen. After the meal, a wine tasting will be hosted at one of Barbaresco’s famous wineries. The building has belonged to a noble family of marquises since the 18th-century but the family’s own first wine began production in 1973. In a short time, it acquired a world renown as being one of the best producers of Barbaresco wines from its own vineyards, which exclusively grow the nebbiolo grape. A favorable microclimate allows the growth of high-quality grapes even during years in which the harvest is difficult. Recently, the winery has been considerably enlarged and provided with modern equipment for the production of wine of the highest quality standard – DOCG. At the end of the wine trip to the Langhe region, you will see the small but beautiful historical center of the town of Barbaresco, completely surrounded by its famous vineyards. Barbaresco is a place of amazing natural beauty located in the Langhe hills. Admire the panorama of vineyards, woods and medieval fortresses and settlements from any point of view.

Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a full-day tour with a private car and driver from your Hotel in Turin. Your professional guide and driver will escort you to the most famous towns of the Monferrato and Langhe area. Start your day with a visit to Alba, famous for its white truffle and delicatessen. Enjoy the city centre before continuing on to Neive; once called one of the most beautiful Hamlets in the world. After your tour of Alba you will continue to the Barolo Region. Whilst in Barolo you will get the opportunity to try some of the region's most famous wines, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Roero and Barbera. Sample the Barolo wines from this region and get the chance to try a DOCG accredited wine. After your wine tasting session enjoy a light lunch in a typical Trattoria with a full view of breathtaking landscapes of the Langhe Hills and see why they are a UNESCO heritage listed site. Once you have finished your delicious lunch you will be driven back to Turin by your guide and driver. 

From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

7. From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

Following a pickup from your accommodation in Turin, your personal driver will take to Alba in the Piedmont region, the gastronomical capital of Italy famous for its exquisite black and white truffles approximately an hour's drive away. Together with your truffle-hunting expert and well-trained dogs, you will search fertile ground to find your own truffles.   The real hero of the excursion is the dog who will keep moving through the trees and sniffing at the base of the trunks to find the truffles. Your guide will show you how to use special equipment to delicately pull out the truffles. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. After the hunting experience in the woods, you will be guided to the picturesque restaurant surrounded by an unforgettable landscape of vineyards. You will enjoy the excellent combination of truffle delicacies paired with famous Barolo wine. Following the lunch, your driver will take to Barbaresco village for a short walk around local heritage sites. Barbaresco village is surrounded by vineyards and characterized by its 30m 11th-century tower visible from miles around. At the end of this incredible experience, your driver will take you back to Turin in comfort while you enjoy the picturesque landscape of Alba.

Turin: Langhe Wine Tour with Private Transfers and Lunch

8. Turin: Langhe Wine Tour with Private Transfers and Lunch

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes of the Langhe. You'll meet your driver before traveling in comfort as you admire the wonderful surrounding landscapes full of vineyards and hazelnut groves. After about an hour's drive, you will arrive at the first winery carefully chosen for you by your guides. The tour includes a visit to the structure and the cellars, as well as a tasting of four wines with a sommelier. Your tour will last about 1.5 hours, and once finished you will stop for your lunch break, enjoy a typical Piedmontese lunch After lunch, you'll move on with your van to reach Neive. Its historic center retains a medieval layout, with cobbled streets leading up to the clock tower and elegant terracotta buildings. This combination of attributes has helped Neive become widely considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Following your free time, you will reach the second winery where a sommelier will guide you in a tasting, following which you will return back to Turin.

Piedmont: Truffle Hunting

9. Piedmont: Truffle Hunting

Arrive at the meeting point and travel to the area where you will be hunting for truffles. Admire the beauty of many local vineyards on the journey there. Listen to a short introduction, upon arrival, about the history of truffle hunting, the training of hunting dogs and the various types of truffle that can be found. Begin the hunt with the help of two specially trained truffle dogs, Ithan and Bull. Learn about the symbiotic relationships between the truffle and other plants. 

Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Private Tour

10. Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Private Tour

Celebrate Piedmont's famous white truffle at the annual Alba White Truffle Fair. Discover the sights and smells of the Alba White Truffle market in the capital of the famous Barolo Region. Enjoy a private guided tour in the fascinating medieval center of Alba, and explore the fair with a special skip-the-line entrance ticket, meet all the exhibitors, and learn about the history of the truffle.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Gabriele was an amazing guide and the tour was absolutely perfect! We stayed in La Morra and enjoyed the wonderful view, then we went to the village of Barolo and after that on to a vineyard and tasted their wines. Really good day and I really recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the wines from Piedmont. Great value for money and definitely worth it!

Ileana was wonderful, very knowledgeable and passionate about the region. The visit to a Barolo vineyard was personally tailored to our precise interests. The choice of location and restaurant for lunch was charming. The overall service, including the car, the driver, pick up at our hotel, was superb. I highly recommend it.

Great tour, and very informative and service-minded guide! Went above and beyond to help us get back to our b&b after the tasting, when transportation proved to be a challenge. Would love to come back again.

Very beautiful as an experience, you know many particularities about wine that many do not explain

The wines were very good and the wine tour was interesting and recommended.