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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.

Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

2. 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

3. 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.

Langhe Private Home Cooking Class

4. Langhe Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels. Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Piedmont: Truffle Hunting

5. 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.  Finish the hunt and return to the meeting point. Take the opportunity to taste truffle-based dishes, complimented with local wines.

Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

6. 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.

Langhe: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

7. Langhe: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

8. 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.

Langhe: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Langhe: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Langhe: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

10. Langhe: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

Try food shopping at a local market and traditional food shop along with your expert host. See the amazing produce and get inspired about the ingredients you’d love to experiment with. After choosing your ingredients, head back at your host's home in order to create and name 2 of your very own recipes. Using the 3-5 staple ingredients that captured your imagination, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. With expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make two of your own Italian creations.   Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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What people are saying about Alba

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Alessandra was an excellent guide, flexible, nice person and added a lot to the trip. Barolo beautiful. The winery is a smaller one, but this is a lovely place and it has interesting history. Matteo is a real professional, who told a lot about wine making. The tasting and wines were good, of course. The journey between wineyards was spectacular and was crowned with the view from the top of the hill. Thank you Alessandra, recommended!

Our guide was very informative about the area , being a local!!! She could tell us the history and answer any questions we might have. From agricultural to the local cuisine. She was able to get us exclusive sites knowing the the owners personally !! She helped us to our train and even helped us with out bags !!! I would us this service again for sure !!!

If you are in this part of Italy and not taking this cooking class, then what are you even doing with your life!! It was exceptional. It was authentic Italy, as much the food as the people. I made instant friends. Would do it again. 10 stars! 1 Tip: Be sure to search your email thoroughly for the correct address and have it ready before your trip.

Eventhough the weather wasn’t great, it was a wonderful experience to drive around the small villages with our guide Marco, hearing their story and ending it with a well executed and tasteful wine tasting. This is a great way for beginners to the Barolo area to experience the wine and history.

Tour guide Manuela and driver great, food was very good and plentiful, only the view was missing. All in all a great, informative and entertaining excursion!