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Vineyards of Piedmont

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £2355 Current prices from: £2355

This relaxing, single-centre self-drive tour explores the idyllic vineyard landscapes of Piedmont in northern Italy. Discover fascinating medieval towns, known as borghi, and enjoy wine, truffle and chocolate tastings. Visit historic castles and palaces, and spend a day exploring Turin, the region's capital.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Vineyard tours with wine tastings
  • Guided tours of Alba, Mombaldone & the Palace of Venaria
  • Tasting Laboratory in Alba, searching for the ideal chocolate & wine pairing
  • Visit an artisanal farm for torrone (traditional nougat)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Turin or Milan • Alba

Fly to Turin or Milan, pick up your hire car and drive to the historic Hotel Castello di Santa Vittoria (or similar) in the Alba area of Piedmont. Stay for 6 nights. Dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2: Neieve • Grinzane Cavour

Drive to the pretty hilltop town of Neive and explore on foot. Continue to Grinzane Cavour and visit the castle and winery in the dungeon. Visit an artisanal farm and sample some traditional torrone (nougat). A chocolate tasting is also included. (B)

Day 3: Alba • La Morra

Guided tour of Alba, a Roman town famous for its truffles, pastries and wine. After some time at leisure, continue to La Morra for a short walk and enjoy panoramic views over the Langa of Barolo. Take a guided excursion along a popular wine route, with tastings en route. (B)

Day 4: Turin

Day at leisure to explore Turin at your own pace. Optional 6-hour guided tour available. Be sure to visit the Mole Antonelliana, a major museum and landmark offering superb views of the city and the Alps beyond. (B)

Day 5: Venaria Reale

Morning guided tour of the Unesco-listed Palace of Venaria, a complex of monumental buildings making up one of the largest palaces in the world. It houses baroque artworks and fine landscaped gardens. Return to Alba for an afternoon of wine and chocolate tasting near the hotel. (B)

Day 6: Asti • Mombaldone

Optional morning tour of Asti, famous for its medieval architecture including the octagonal Tower de Regibus and the 13th-century cathedral. Spend the afternoon in the tiny walled village of Mombaldone, with lunch in a traditional restaurant and a short guided tour. Farewell dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Turin or Milan • Fly home

Drive to Turin or Milan airport and drop off your hire car. Fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Private tour:

This tour can also be taken with a private car and driver; please enquire for prices.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2355 per person

High season from £2395 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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