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Serravalle Designer Outlet Roundtrip Bus from Milan

1. Serravalle Designer Outlet Roundtrip Bus from Milan

The Serravalle Outlets, Europe's largest designer brands shopping mall, is located just an hour away from Milan. You can shop ‘til you drop on this shopping trip, while enjoying discounts of 30-70 percent! You’ll find dozens of stores offering a wide array of the world's most renowned designer brands. The prices are well below what you would find in retail stores. In fact, there are more than 170 stores to choose from, featuring the top names in Italian designer fashions, including Gucci, Versace, Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Prada. You’ll find top sports labels as well, such as Nike, Adidas, and The North Face. The outlet stores are housed in buildings that reflect Ligurian-Piedmont style and are all linked by tree-lined pedestrian walkways. You’ll find spots to sit, relax, and perhaps sip a latte before heading on to the next outlet shop to find the next great bargain!

From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

2. From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

Depart Turin and journey to the Sacra di San Michele by private coach, and get ready to experience one of the most beautiful abbeys of the Italian Alps. You can choose either a private or shared experience for this tour. Famous worldwide as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel "The Name of the Rose" (and for the film adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater), the Sacra di San Michele is regarded as one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. It was founded on the summit of Mount Pirchiriano and overlooks the valley of the Val di Susa with breathtaking views of the Alps. To reach the marble "Doorway of the Zodiac" (Porta dello Zodiaco) visitors must climb 243 steps, but the unique view from the top is worth it. Discover the whimsical 12th-century "Doorway of the Zodiac" and look closer at its putti (cherubs) pulling at each other’s hair. Marvel at the steep stone staircase known as the "Staircase of the Dead" with its 18-meter high pillar that supports the floor of the church and the tower of the "Bell'Alda." Get an astonishing view of the valley and the "Via Francigena" before the return journey to Turin

Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

3. 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.

From Milan: Piedmont and Barolo Wine Day Tour

4. From Milan: Piedmont and Barolo Wine Day Tour

Admire the charming landscapes of Langhe in Piedmont. Delve into its long history of vine-growing. Taste Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the great red wines of northwestern Italy. Explore the area where the “king of wines” is made. Be led by your local guide to 2 wineries. On the way, pass through colorful hills and valleys that change with the seasons. Once at the winery, the producer will show you the vineyards. Learn about the production of Barolo wine. Conclude your trip to this winery with a wine tasting session. Stop for a light lunch made with local produce from the region. Follow your guide to a second winery. Understand the difference between the two productions. After another wine tasting session, you can decide which wine you like the most. Treat yourself to chocolate and white truffle with a stop in Alba. It is one of the main cities in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont. Take a stroll through the city center before going back to Milan in time for dinner.

Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

5. 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.

From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

6. From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

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 Interlaken, enjoy time to explore the picturesque architecture or take a walk around the shore, where you will be able to marvel at the hang gliders peacefully soaring over the snow capped Alps in the distance. Aside from the beautiful views, don’t forget to try some of the world’s finest Swiss chocolate at the one of the many local specialty chocolatiers that dot the town. In the late afternoon, take a train back to Domodossola before returning to Milan on an air-conditioned coach.

Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

7. Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

Explore wine cellars and vineyards in Langhe and Roero, as you taste Piedmontese wines. Specially selected wine producers will help you to better understand the flavors and specialties of the Piedmontese wine-making tradition. Choose between a half day or a full day tour. On the half-day tour, you will visit two wine cellars in La Morra or Barolo (2 wine cellars) On the full day tour, you will have a guided tour of Alba, the town of the white truffle, as well as tastings of Piedmontese specialties at a local shop. Have lunch at typical restaurant and visit the two wine cellars.

From Alba and Guarene: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

8. From Alba and Guarene: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

Travel along the panoramic Barolo wine route on a full-day tour. Enjoy the beautiful views of vineyards, medieval towers, and quaint villages throughout the Piedmont region. First, visit an off-the-beaten track winery where Barolo wine is aged. Enjoy a generous wine tasting comparing different types of Barolo aged in large barrels. Then, have some free time in one of the villages in the area. Browse through the many wine shops and enjoy the quiet and cozy atmosphere. Make your way to the second winery of the day. Enjoy a selection of wines produced on-site, before driving east of Alba to the Langhe Hills. This region has a unique microclimate and is perfect for growing the Nebbiolo grapes used in Barbaresco wine. Visit a family-run cellar and partake in a tasting session of new wines. Benefit from the expertise and knowledge of the resident winemaker. Enjoy free time to explore one of the villages in the Langhe hills and grab something to eat in one of the local trattorias.

Private Truffle Hunt with Wine Tasting

9. Private Truffle Hunt with Wine Tasting

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.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

10. Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

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.

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Overall rating

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based on 27 reviews

Well planned journey; timely arrival and always kept up to date with what was happening. Prices at outlet were ver favourable; would recommend. Will be back soonZ

Fantastic nice tour with knowledgeable and nice guide! Lots of impressions, fantastic views, good food and very nice wine tasting Highly recommended !!

Todo genial, el autobús muy cómodo, se llega rápido. Lo recomiendo!

It was an amazing tour, with a great guide and stunning views!

I was a nice experience. The outlet has many designers brand.