Are you a seasoned world-traveler looking for a unique, luxurious,
multi-sensory journey in Northwest Italy like no other? Get ready to
venture into the historic rich culture of the Piemonte region in this
exclusive 10-day tour, (Oct 18-28, 2019) focused on two of the tastiest ingredients of
Piemonte: chocolate and wine, of course!
Explore the royal city of Torino (Turin), on the banks of the River Po,
with its baroque architecture, palaces, and grand piazzas. Visit the
Queen’s Vineyard, one of world’s oldest urban vineyards with its
spectacular views. Dive into its delectable chocolate traditions dating
back to 1560. Tour several local chocolate factories and make your
own chocolate and vermouth to take home in our exclusive
workshops. You will also be amazed by how wonderfully chocolate
marries with wine and vermouth in our guided pairings given by an
expert chocolate sommelier.
In the Langhe countryside, you will delight in the harvest season
landscape of the rolling hills studded with medieval small villages,
renowned vineyards and pastures of hazelnut groves. Here, you will
taste the finest DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e
Garantita) wines Italy produces including most famously, Barolo —
King of Wines. Discover these distinct wines with their wine
producers who will enchant you with the beauty of their cellars and
vineyards. The pinnacle of this adventure will be hunting for the rare
white truffle in the autumn woods outside of Alba. Sniffing out these
jewels of the earth, you will arrive at bliss with their unforgettable
This epic journey continues to northern Piemonte, at the foothills of
the Swiss Alps, into the Lakes district with boat excursions to two
tiny islands within the famous Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. Each
offer unique landscapes, where the tranquility of the lakes reflect the
majestic Alpine peaks. Experience a surreal quiet atmosphere of the
scenic Benedictine monastery on Isola di San Giulio on Lake Orta,
and on Fisherman’s Island, enjoy delicious fresh fish of the lake
caught by fishermen as their ancestors had for centuries.
Throughout this once-in-a-lifetime privately guided experience
limited to only 12-guests, you will have plenty of free time to shop
and stroll through the picturesque city and villages. Stay at
exclusively selected elegant and stylish luxury hotels. Delight in the
classic Piemonte cuisine, the birthplace of the Slow-Food movement.
Your culinary dining will demonstrate the local seasonal indulgences,
including a chocolate-based menu. Of course, as well the local
gastronomic pleasures, you will certainly enjoy the wines of the region.