Highlights Tour

6 days (5 nights) from £620 per person

There is never enough time to see and do everything when you’re on holiday, so that’s why we have created a cherry-picked itinerary. This 6-day trip showcases the best of the region and allows you to get a feel for the local way of life. It is a great option for those who enjoy a variety of different activities and interests, in order to have a broader experience of a place. Keeping the plans diverse helps to cater to the whole family and ensure that there is something for everyone!

Day 1 - Benvenuto!

You will start your trip by staying in the historic centre of the Langhe, Alba. Your home for the next couple of days is a charming converted farmhouse, just a stone’s throw from the picturesque cathedral and 10km from the Castle of Grinzane Cavour. You can rent bikes free of charge at the hotel and enjoy exploring the medieval town.

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Day 2 - Land of food & wine

After a leisurely morning spent by the pool, you will visit a local winery where you will learn all about the history and the production process of wine making. Following this education in wine, you will have the opportunity to prepare five traditional dishes, with help of your chef, Matteo! You will then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour, paired with wine from the surrounding vineyards.

Day 3 - Under your own steam

Today is free for you to explore Piedmont under your own steam. It is a good opportunity to really get under the skin of Alba. You will also be moving onto a more rural location – the beautiful Relais Villa D’Amelia. This 18th Century former estate boasts stunning grounds and a range of facilities. The surrounding area of Benevello is accessible by walking or cycling…and is a great place to explore local shops, festivals and wine cellars.

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Day 4 - Truffle Hunting

Today you will be taken out on a private truffle hunt, with the intention of hopefully uncovering some of the region’s most sought after funghi! Equipped with a guide and a truffle-hunting dog, you will have the chance to go on the ultimate woodland treasure hunt…

Day 5 - And, relax...

As you approach the end of your holiday, some rest & relaxation time is in order. Your hotel has a lovely swimming pool, which boasts dreamy views of the surrounding hillside. To fully unwind, why not book a massage at the hotel? We’d also recommend giving into your indulgent side, and treating yourself to the hotel’s Michelin-starred tasting menu. After all, time is running out to feast on some of the best food in the world! Fill your boots and remember to pair with the famous local wine.

Day 6 - Piedmont in a nutshell

Today you will enjoy your last al-fresco breakfast in the rolling countryside before bidding farewell to this hidden gem of a place. You will head back to Turin airport for your flight home.

What's Included

  • Prices start from £620 per person (based on two adults and two children sharing two rooms)
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • All guided excursions and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered