Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting
- Duration: 2 hours
Visit the Piedmont wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and tour a famous winery. Enjoy a wine-tasting of famous vintages, such as Dolcetto & Gavi, Barolo, Moscato, and Brachetto. Located in Barolo, near the beautiful medieval village of Castiglione, is a family-run winery. Visit the winery to learn about winemaking techniques and traditions. Follow the friendly winery owner as they accompany you through the vineyards and continue to the cellar. While in the cellar taste 12 different wines paired with local cold cuts and cheese. Also, enjoy trying local olive oil and two different Italian liqueurs.
Join an experienced truffle hunter and his trained dogs to get an introduction to the magic and mystery of the world of truffles. Learn the difference between black and white truffles as you search for them in the wood. Get back to nature on a walk through the hills of the Langhe as you stroll between the wine region of Barolo and the Bussia area. Continue in your own car to a local winery, where you will visit the cellar and vineyards with the winemaker. Then, you will taste produce made in the local area. Enjoy cold cuts, cheeses, and grissini paired with local wines such as Barolo.
Enjoy a fantastic wine experience together with a professional sommelier in Serralunga d’Alba, 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 6 high-end Barolo wines and enjoy a plate of local food snacks. 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 6 Barolo wines, 3 of them directly from the barrel, while a professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies. Graze on a plate...
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.
Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Piedmont on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Turin. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field in Carru. As this is dependent on weather conditions, the precise location will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a safety briefing, climb into the basket suspended beneath the balloon, and begin your float up to altitudes of 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.
Navigating Lake Maggiore is a pleasurable-enough experience as it is. When coupled with a good bottle of Prosecco, it becomes even more unique and unforgettable. The boat you use throughout this activity is suitable for small groups of people for cocktails, or to make a romantic surprise for your partner. Larger groups can be accommodated inside of the boat, protected from the weather but at the same time offered wide views of the lake through the boat's large windows and open terrace area. Enjoy a delicious aperitif in good company as you socialize onboard your comfortable boat. During your approximately 1-hour cruise, make the most of your time to take photos and learn more about this wonderful side of Lake Maggiore.
Depart Milan on a high-speed train for the town of Domodossola, the last Italian frontier before the Swiss border. Here, you will begin your adventure on the “Green Train of the Alps.” The train will take you on a journey through the Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Cutting between the Alps, your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will introduce you to the secrets of mountains and the valleys as they appear before your eyes. After around 2-hours of breathtaking panoramas, you will arrive in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun. Here, you will stop for lunch (not included), before departing on your cruise to Interlaken on a state of the art steamboat. Whilst crossing the lake, take a moment to snap some pictures of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, 3 famous mountains whose recognizable shapes are reflected in the light blue water of the lake. Once in the Interla...
Good tour operator and nice to try Europe train and see interlaken nice mountain view
Italy's Piedmont region is a gastronomic hotspot, and on this private tour, you'll have the opportunity not just to taste but to hunt for one of its most famous culinary products: the truffle. Go behind-the-scenes and join a truffle hunter and his dog on a walk through the woods in search of these hidden treasures. Depending on the season, this 1-1.5-hour hunt will lead you in search of the White Truffle of Alba (in season from late September to January) or the black Scorzone truffle (in season during the Summer months). Truffle hunting involves walking on paths that can be slippery, muddy, and occasionally steep, so appropriate footwear is strongly recommended. After the truffle hunt, learn the secrets of Barolo winemaking in a visit to a family-run winery. Sample 4-5 types of Barolo and discover what makes this local wine special.
Discover Turin by examining the food and wine that represent it the best. During your 3-hour tour, enjoy stories from a local guide in the intimacy of a small group with a maximum of 12 people. Discover the 2 very different sides of Turin: the aristocratic side - with its elegant and historical coffee shops and chocolate shops; and the more popular side - born in the early 1900s thanks to the arrival of the Fiat car factory. Explore the Porta Palazzo Market, the biggest market in Europe, passing through the narrow lanes among many booths where you can find a huge variety of vegetables, meet, fish, and cheese. Whilst there, taste some local products made by local merchants. At the conclusion of your experience, travel through the new and modern Central Market where you can taste some typical wines, toasting together with your group.
Explore the best culinary traditions in Turin, browse among the most renown dishes, and discover the recipes that Turinese people appreciate. During this tour, you will taste some of the following specialties (according to product availability): • Handmade breadsticks: taste handmade breadsticks in one of the best wine bars of the city, alongside an extraordinary glass of wine from Piedmont. • Cheeses and cured meats from Piedmont: the Piedmont region has a longstanding experience in cheeses; taste some of the ones most loved in Italy • Agnolotti: traditional stuffed pasta from the Monferrato area, filled with meat and vegetables, served since centuries with the sauce of roasted meat, arrosto • Tajerin: delicious fresh pasta, directly from the farmers’ tradition in the Langhe area • Steak tartare: this is a meat dish made from raw ground Piedmont beef meat. It is often served w...
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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.
Sofia is a very enthusiastic and fun guide. Just the right mix of information and relaxation. Sofia will show you typical Turin locations and taste delicacies. Recommended!
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!
We had a romantic trip with sparkling wine and various antipasti. A good start!
Our guide Simons was kind and very knowledgeable Great tour !