Langhe Hills Getaway

4 days

Small groups
8 maximum

Local Tour Director

Guaranteed Departure

Language: English

From € 1239

Description

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.

Start: Turin
End: Turin
Age: Min 15
All our tours are guaranteed to depart (GD)

What makes this tour a unique experience?

  • You’ll participate in a real truffle hunt lead by a “trifulau” (a professional truffle hunter) who will take us into the magical woods in search of this Langhe gem
  • We’ll visit the winery of a small wine producer to learn (and taste!) why Barolo is considered one of the best wines in the world
  • We’ll be guests of a local “cuoco” (chef) for a cooking class. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will introduce you to the secrets of a centuries-old culinary tradition
  • You’ll indulge in a supreme-quality spa surrounded by vineyards – the ultimate relaxation!
  • On this tour we’ll be moving between locations by private vehicle
  • On this tour we’ll be staying in top-quality agriturismo (family-run former country homes that have been turned into charming and elegant guesthouses).

All of our LocalWonders Travel tours include a passionate expert tour director who will become your “local friend”, opening up for you the most authentic side of Italy. Our tour directors are professional and knowledgeable and take pride in providing hassle-free experiences for our guests.

Is this the tour I want?

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.

What is included:

  • The assistance  of a professional tour director for the entire trip
  • Accommodation in a top-quality agriturismo 
  • Truffle hunt with a professional truffle hunter
  • Wine tasting in a local winery
  • Cooking class with lunch
  • Afternoon entrance to a supreme-quality spa
  • Several meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • All transfers by private van
  • An extra-small group (of 8 guests max.)

What’s extra?

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:

  • Flights
  • “Single Supplement” (but you can add this!)
  • Anything that is not specified to be included

GALLERY

  • Torino
  • Tartufo
  • Paesaggio
  • Vigne
  • Generale
  • Lezione Cucina

ITINERARY

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.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation: Quality hotel centrally located in Turin
  • Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • A night stroll in Turin

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.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation: Top-quality agriturismo in the Langhe Hills
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Cooking class
  • Winery visit and wine tasting

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.

What’s included:

  • Accommodation: Top-quality agriturismo in the Langhe Hills
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Truffle hunt
  • Spa entrance fee

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.

What’s included:

  • Meal: Breakfast

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.

 

 

 

 

Langhe Hills Getaway Dates

DATESFROM EURBOOKING
April 19 - April 22, 2018

1.239,00

May 17 - May 20, 2018

1.299,00

October 25 - October 28, 2018

1.299,00

Langhe Hills Getaway - Tour Notes

Click below for the “Tour Notes” – everything you’ll need to know about this tour before you book.

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