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Lead Price
From £2065pp
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Piedmont – at the foot of the Alps

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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Turin or Milan • Alba
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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)

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

DAY 2: Neieve • Grinzane Cavour
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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)
Low Season
From £2,065 per person
High Season
From £2,195 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Car hire for the duration of the tour
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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