Cinque Terre and Piedmont Wine Trails
6 days tour

for couples or small group of friends

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Cinque Terre and Piedmont Wine Trails

6 days tour for couples or group of friends

Smart package designed for the independent traveler based on a private basis and participation to some group sightseeing to discover the Cinque Terre, a series of colorful, coastal villages that have stood for centuries overlooking the Italian Riviera. Taste the sumptuous seafood caught by locals and served up in their rustic trattorias, before heading inland to discover the delights of Piedmont—with a stop in glamorous Portofino along the way—one of Italy’s most famous wine producing areas. Literally meaning “at the foot of the mountain”, Piedmont is situated in the shadow of the Alps, and is populated by endless hill top hamlets, boutique wineries and countless places to eat authentic Italian cuisine peculiar to the region. From the sparkling wines of Asti to the small, rustic, independent producers you’ll visit in the charming areas of Langhe and Roero, and even the town of Barolo which gives its name to ‘The King of Wines’ there is plenty to discover (and sample!) on a trip to Piedmont.. Also to make it even further a great value for money we only included breakfast and some taste, as we think that is important to leave the rest of the meals to the personal discovery and taste, of course with the suggestions of our ground staff if required…

Itinerary

Day 1 – Portovenere
Independent arrival at Cinque Terre. Overnight in Portovenere. (B)

Day 2 – Cinque Terre
Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city: visit the market of San Lorenzo where it’s possible to see the food arriving from the Tuscan countryside. It’s a chance to taste lots of varieties of local cheeses, fruits, vegetable, and breads. If you”re still hungry, there’s 
free time for lunch. In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel and get ready to explore the heart of the town. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli who he commissioned to produce various works of art and architecture. We’ll visit Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, , the Duomo with Giotto’s bell tower ( from outside), Ponte Vecchio. 
Our walk through Florence will end with a, visit to the Accademia and experience the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David.
 Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 3 – Portofino and Santa Margherita
Meet your driver and transfer to Barolo Area. You will have an en route stop in Portofino and Santa Margherita for an independent discovery of these two unique jewels of Italian Riviera.
The beautiful sea village of Portofino with its an ancient marine culture is beloved by artists, famous personages, and writers that have long sung its praises. “A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent-shaped along the edge of this calm bay.” Thus wrote Guy de Maupassant when describing Portofino, tiny sea village on the Italian Riviera surrounded by the green of lush hills and pristine waters. Santa Margherita Ligure, is a beautiful town on the Italian Riviera and one of the more famous and elegant seaside resorts in Italy. The resort is east of Portofino Promontory, in a picturesque cove in the centre and in the innermost part of Tigullio Bay, halfway between Portofino and Rapallo. The town is surrounded by hills covered in splendid Mediterranean vegetation, on which are villas and gardens with breathtaking views over the Costa dei Delfini, which joins Santa Margherita and Portofino.  Upon your arrival at your hotel in Barolo Region, enjoy a gourmet dinner “Piedmont style”. Overnight in Barolo Region. (B, D)

Day 4 – Vergne, La Morra and Alba
Meet your driver guide and transfer to Barolo region. “Even in the midst of summer, the idyllic vineyard landscapes of Piedmont are rarely invaded by crowds of tourists, and the run-up to the grape harvests, beginning in September, can be an ideal time to visit winemakers, who have more time than usual to let visitors taste their vintages. Great wines are made all over the region, but the key area, just an hour’s drive from Turin, is the Langhe and Roero, separated by the winding Tanaro river.” ( The Guardian). Visit La Morra, Vergne and the magnificent village of Alba, the capital of Barolo region. Enjoy a great lunch and a wine tasting. Overnight in Barolo Region. (B, L

Day 5 – Asti and Monferrato
Meet your driver escort at tour hotel and motori to Milan. You will explore on the way the Langhe Region and will stop in different villages and wineries. The Langhe and Roero district of Italy make for one of the most charming landscapes in the Region of Piedmont. Think rolling hills, quaint villages struck on cliffs, and prized vineyards and gastronomic traditions. For food and wine lovers this area is the height of excellence, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the good life amidst nature, art, the epicurean’s favorite hobby of wining and dining. Drop off in Milan and overnight in town. (B, L)

Day 7 – Departure
After breakfast , check out and end of service. (B)

The itinerary can be modified to your requirements if you wish and re-costed as necessary

Hightlights and Technical Information
Highlights
  • Enjoy the delights of the Italian Riviera and the luscious Piedmont wine producing region in equal measure.
  • Excellent hotels 4* located in the heart of the city or beautiful villas in the magnificent Italian countryside
  • Tours in every city
  • A combination of Signature Private Excursions or Small Group Tours
  • 24/7 Concierge by Phone
  • High level of customization
  • Plenty of free time
Technical information:

Tours in English designed for 2 people or a small group of friends

Payment : deposit of 30% per person within 7 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia

Dates, Inclusions, Cost , Supplements

Price per person in AUD$ (min 2 people twin or double share):

Monthdaydouble or twin room
April04; 11; 18; 25A$2410
May02; 09; 16; 23; 30A$2740
June06; 13; 20; 27A$2850
July04; 11; 18; 25A$2850
August01; 08; 15; 22; 29A$2850
September05; 12; 19; 26A$2850
October03; 10; 17; 24; 31A$2410
What is included:
  • 2 nights in Portovenere
  • 2 night in Barolo Region
  • 1 night in Milan
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Guided visit of Cinque Terre by boat and train
  • Transfer from La Spezia to Barolo region with an route stop in Portofino
  • Driver escort to explore Barolo Region: La Morra, Vergne & Alba. Lunch and wine tasting included
  • Transfer from Barolo region to Milan with en route stops in Asti and Langhe Villages. Lunch and wine tasting included. Drop off in Milan
Not included:
  • Flights
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Hotel tourist taxes (where required)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included”
Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation : The accommodations are selected to ensure you have a unique opportunity to enjoy an authentic local experience

  • Hotels in Portovenere: Grand Hotel Portovenere**** or similar
  • Hotels in Barolo Region: Marchesi Alfieri, Villa Tiboldi, Villa d’Amelia**** or similar
  • Hotels in Milan: Petit Palace, The Yard, Indigo**** or similar

Price from: A$2410

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