We recognised that there simply were not enough wine tours that cater to the whole family, meaning that a trip to the gorgeous Italian wine regions is often overlooked as a family friendly holiday. So of course, we thought we should rectify this…
We know that grown-ups like wine, and that children like adventure… so with this in mind we have designed an inspirational itinerary to show that you can have your wine and drink it too! All the while making sure the little-ones keep smiling.
day 1 - welcome to Italy!
Arrive into Turin airport and collect your hire car (or we can arrange a private transfer). You will then drive out to the rolling hills of the UNESCO Langhe. The drive gets increasingly scenic as you edge close to the vineyards and Alps! The rest of today is free to start exploring the surrounding countryside, or if you’d prefer, enjoy some pool time. Your hotel has a great restaurant offering authentic Italian food.Accommodation
Day 2 - Sweet tooth
Did you know that Nutella was invented in Piedmont? Home to the hazelnut, you will discover the secrets of this sweet nut as you walk among the hills, woods and hazelnut trees. You will visit a traditional wood farm, where you’ll see the full production cycle of the hazelnut. You can also enjoy a tasting of sweet truffles and nougat.
Day 3 - Chill Out
Today is free to soak up your glorious surroundings and enjoy downtime with the family. Weather dependent, you may want to relax by the pool, or perhaps head into Alba to explore the historic heart of Piedmont. There are some wonderful pizzerias and gelaterias to keep everyone happy.
Day 4 - Ready, Steady, Cook
Today you will visit a local winery, where you’ll learn all about the history and wine production process. Following the tour, you will take part in an Italian cooking class! You will help prepare five traditional dishes with the help of your chef. You will then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour for lunch (paired with wine for adults). Suitable for children of 6 years plus.
Day 5 - Venture out
If you are feeling energetic today, then your hotel can provide you with free bicycles to explore the surrounding countryside. Cycling is hungry work though, so make sure you stop at a local trattoria for a plate of truffle tajarin. This evening, if the little ones are worn out from the excitement of the day, you can book a babysitter and treat yourselves to date night. There are plenty of incredible Michelin-star restaurants to pick from!
- Prices start from £510 per person based on two adults and two children (sharing two rooms)
- Accommodation on B&B basis
- Local taxes
- All excursions and activities mentioned in the itinerary
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered