Local Tour Director
From € 1239
Escape from the rush of the city and indulge in a food, wine and spa experience in the beautiful Langhe Hills. This area, shaped by a colorful landscape, vineyards and the tradition of good food, has been named an UNESCO World Heritage site, and is a treasure chest of gems your tour director is excited to show you. Experience world-class Barolo wine, truffles, the food of an ancient farming tradition, and beautiful spas surrounded by beautiful hills.
Age: Min 15
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Though the main activities on this tour involve food, wine and spa, the truffle hunt activity includes a 1-2 hour walk in the woods. Further, as with most activities in Italy, there may be some stairs to climb.
On this tour we stay one night in a quality and comfortable hotel in Turin and two nights in carefully-selected high-quality and comfortable agriturismo (family-run former country homes that have been turned into charming and elegant guesthouses).
Accommodation arrangements for single travellers during our trips include an en-suite twin room, shared with a fellow single traveller of the same sex. However, if you’d prefer a single room to enjoy during your trip, you can purchase a “single supplement” (your own room).
If you are in pursuit of an authentic trip, planned and managed by local professionals with an informal and friendly style without foregoing professionalism and supreme quality, then you are in the right place.
The truffles that we find on the truffle hunt are not included in the tour cost, but they can be purchased from the professional truffle hunter for very fair local prices.
The following items are not included in the tour cost:
Turin and Piedmont welcome you! Your Langhe Hills Getaway experience begins here. You’ll meet your tour director and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm for a Welcome Meeting where you’ll get to know one another and talk about your trip. All that talking will likely make you hungry, so following the meeting you’ll join your tour director at an authentic local restaurant for some delicious Piedmont cuisine. After dinner, if you’d like, you’ll take a short stroll around elegant Turin, Italy’s first capital city.
Tajarin, bagna caöda, battuta al coltello di fassone piemontese: these are just a few examples of the delicious typical food found in Piedmont. After breakfast, we’ll travel by private van to the Langhe hills, where a local “cuoco” (chef) will welcome us into his kitchen and teach us the secret of this centuries-old culinary tradition. You’ll don an apron and help prepare farm-fresh ingredients before enjoying a memorable meal with the chef!
In the afternoon we will discover another Langhe gem: Barolo wine. We have hand-picked a local wine producer for our visit, who will show us around his winery, open his cellar and introduce to us this sensational red nectar. And after all this theory we’ll need some practice: let’s taste some Barolo!
In the late afternoon we will go to our agriturismo (our home for the next two nights). An agriturismo is a family-run former country home that has been converted into a comfortable and top-quality country guesthouse. Agriturismi have modern comforts, spacious rooms elegantly decorated with antique furniture and a quiet garden for the private use of their guests. Each morning at the agriturismo you will enjoy a rich buffet breakfast made with local products.
In the evening you’ll enjoy some free time. Your tour director will be available to provide any help and suggestions you’ll need to make it a wonderful evening.
After breakfast, we’ll meet a local trifualu (truffle hunter) who will reveal to us all the secrets of the world of truffles and then lead us through woods and hilly paths on a hunt for the famous tuber magnatum! After our truffle hunt, you’ll enjoy some free time.
In the afternoon you will have the chance to relax in style. We’ll indulge in a visit to a premium spa atop a bricco, a Langhe hill, from where you can overlook all the beauty of the vineyard landscape. Dedicated to relaxation and the care of both mind and body, the spa we have chosen for you, boasts almost unlimited opportunities for rest and rejuvenation: a swimming pool, hot tub, cold tub, sauna, Turkish Bath, and places to take in the stunning scenery of the Langhe Hills while you enjoy a cup of tea.
In the evening we’ll go to a traditional restaurant full of personality and hidden in the Langhe hills to keep on enjoying the outstanding products that this territory offers.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast of local fare at the agriturismo, we will travel together back to Turin city center where our tour will come to an end.
Important notes for Day 4
The private transfer from our agriturismo to Turin city center is included. We’ll be in Turin by 11 am, so in case you want to book a flight for the same day, we suggest choosing one scheduled after 3.00 pm, in case you’ll leave from Turin Airport, or after 7.00 pm in case you’ll leave from Milan Airport.