We take wining, dining and traveling to extraordinary levels! Monica & Mark partner with Doumina Whyman, The Enthusiastic Traveler
Piemonte, Italy ~ June 1 – 7 ~ Piemonte ~4190.00 per person USD
JOIN MONICA AND MARK FOR THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY!
We suggest arriving to Milano on May 31st. Transfers to Piemonte on June 1st depart by 11 AM.
June 1st -June 8th
Spend 7 nights in Monforte d’Alba exploring great Barolo wines and Grappa, cooking classes and truffle hunting, hazelnuts, chocolate, and cheese making deep in the unchartered countryside of the Piedmont. Get to know Alba, Asti, Turin and Barolo! Invest in full and fun days of kicking back with new friends.
Day 1 June 1st, Monday
En-route from our arrival from Milano we visit Contratto, a historical monument and wine cellar, now declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. A welcome aperitif and a fabulous Piemonte wine dinner and wine pairing await us this evening! Get settled in for a great week. (D)
Day 2 June 2nd Tuesday
We partake in a cooking class preparing our lunch, making a full 4-course typical Piemonte meal. After lunch we visit the Cantina of the family where we cook! Dinner is on your own tonight. (B, L)
Day 3 June 3rd Wednesday
Visit the special city of Asti plus a nougat producer where they make the candies of Piemonte. Learn how Grappa is made at Rovero’s with grappa tasting at the farm with lunch and an in depth lesson on honeybee production. Explore Monforte D’Alba back at our hotel, where dinner is on your own. (B, L,)
Day 4 June 4th Thursday
This morning we hike out from our Hotel through Barolo wine country. Options are available for those not interested in hiking. Everybody meets at Podere Ruggeri after lunch for a winetasting. Lunch is on your own. Dinner is near our lovely digs. (B, D)
Day 5 June 5th Friday
We are off to Turin to see the Egyptian museum. This is the second largest in the world. Visit the historic center and taste some pastries from the area.
Enjoy a walking tour of this elegant city oozing with charm. FIAT museum visit is spectacular this afternoon. We head home for dinner and a paired wine tasting. (B, D)
Day 6 June 6th Saturday
Day 7 June 7th Sunday
Today we enjoy a tasting of La Spinetta wines in the barrel room, and have a nice lunch of salumi, cheese, fritatta, focaccia and more. After we head to Mulino Marino to visit the ancient mill making stone ground flours and rice. (B, L)
Day 8 June 8th. Monday
Sadly, we say good-bye. Transfers to Milano. We have an early departure after breakfast. (B)
There will be some optional hiking offered through Barolo wine country and Canelli with fabulous views! Mountain bikes are available.
Our trips are authentic journeys through Italy, with small and intimate groups. We have a travel agent at your disposal to help you with your airfare.
*One transfer is provided for Milan to Piemonte, June 1st. Transfers to Milan airport are included after the tour. The tour ends on the morning of June 8th.
Policy for Piedmonte
In the unlikely event that some outings may change, replacements will be of equal quality.
We recommend that you fly into Milano and out of Milano.
*Everything listed in the itinerary while we are with Doumina
*Lodging in lovely accommodations, each w/private bath.
*Every breakfast, at least one main meal every day.
*Olive Oil tasting
Does not include:
*Single Supplement Fee (If requested, (1675.00) Means a person is
not willing to sure a room if traveling alone.
*Occasional supplemental meals
*Travel for personal errands/meals/shopping while on the tour.
Doumina can help arrange:
*All other transportation and Ideas for other destinations
USD 1,200.00 is required upon booking for each tour. This is a non-refundable deposit.
Final payment is due 180 days prior to departure.
All items mentioned in this itinerary are included.
All breakfasts and one main meal every day are included.
100% refund for cancellation 175 days prior to departure.
50% refund for cancellation 90-174 days prior to departure.
25% refund up to and not beyond 60 days prior to departure.
Travel insurance is recommended, but not obligatory, with each booking.
Airfare not included.