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Truffle, Cooking and Wine in Piedmont

Description

The best of Alba, Barolo and Barbaresco wine districts, all combined together in a 3-days/2 nights tour package. A perfect getaway to Piedmont.

 

 

Tour basics

DAY 1

Check-in. The selected hotel, B&B or villa is located in the heart of the wine country of Piedmont, the so-called Langhe and Roero hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Time at leisure to discover on your own the rolling hills around the town of Alba, with photo opportunities over world-famous vineyards, medieval towers and farmhouses.

 

7:30 pm Enjoy a traditional dinner (in a local restaurant or at the hotel), including four courses, water, wine and coffee.

DAY 2

Breakfast included

 

10:00 am Transfer with your own car to the farm where the cooking class will be held (approx. driving time 20-30 min.). Address and directions will be provided at time of booking confirmation.

 

10:30 am Home-cooking experience with a local “mamma” who opens the door of her own kitchen to share her secrets. Four traditional piedmontese recipes will be prepared.
Sit at the table and partake of lunch with four courses, water, wine and coffee included.

 

2:45 pm Transfer with your own car to meet the truffle hunter (approx. driving time 10-15 min.). Address and directions will be provided at time of booking confirmation.

 

3:00 pm Follow the truffle hunter and the dog in the wood learning all secrets about the white truffle of Alba or the summer black truffle. For this experience appropriate trekking shoes are recommended, since the wood can be muddy, slippery and at some point steep.
Dinner on your own.

DAY 3

Breakfast included

 

Check-out

 

10:00 am Transfer with your own car to the selected winery (approx. driving time between 10 and 30 min.). Address and directions will be provided at time of booking confirmation.

 

10:30 am Visit a family-run wine cellar either located in the Barolo or Barbaresco wine district (depending on availability). A tasting of four premium wines is included.

 

Rest of the day at leisure.

 

 


 

Rate from 320 € per person*

  • 320 € per person, in double room* (standard room in bed&breakfast or rustic farmhouse);
  • 380 € per person, in double room * (standard room in a 4-star hotel or deluxe farmhouse);
  • 580 € per person, in double room * (superior in room in a 5-star hotel or luxury villa).

* Rates are subject to availability. Minimum number of participants: 2 people.


 

The rate includes

  • 2 nights in the selected hotel with breakfast included;
  • 1 traditional dinner (in a local restaurant or at the hotel), including four courses, water, wine* and coffee;
  • 1 cooking class (about two hours) followed by lunch including four courses, water, wine* and coffee; recipes to take home;
  • truffle hunting (about 1.5 hour);
  • visit of a Barolo or Barbaresco winery with a tasting of four wines;
  • 22% VAT.

*Wine included at meals correspond to two glasses of wine per person per meal of Arneis or Barbera or Dolcetto. Any extra can be ordered and paid on the spot.


 

The rate does not include

  • Hotel city tax (the exact amount will be communicated at time of booking since it changes according to the type of accommodation selected);
  • Transport;
  • Extra or different type of wine in addition to the one included at meals;
  • Truffle at restaurants;
  • Any other meal, tasting, service, ticket entrance, personal expense and anything else not mentioned in the above “The rate includes”.

 

Upgrade your experience

  • Hire a private driver: please tell us where you would like to be picked-up (Alba train station, Turin, airport, cruise terminal…);
  • Add dinner on day 2 or lunch on day 3: tell us if you prefer a rustic traditional restaurant or a Michelin-starred meal.
  • Guided tour of Alba with a certified tour guide: 2 hours, private tour, 130 € total.

 

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