Piedmont and the Italian Lakes Preview 2018

Tour Type: Hidden Journey
Brochure Type: Preview 2018 USA

The distinctive flavours of white truffle and fruity red wine will infuse your gastronomic adventure through Piedmont's dramatic Alpine landscape, historical walled cities and pristinely beautiful northern lakes. This one's a feast for all senses - indulge in Baci de Cherasco, nougat from La Morra and a bite or two of biscotti washed down with Turin's decadent Bicerin hot chocolate.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Milan and Turin
  • Orientation of Aosta Valley, Cherasco, La Morra, Asti and Barolo
  • See the Gothic Duomo and La Galleria in Milan, the Salmatoris Palace in Cherasco, Romanesque Gothic Cathedral in Asti, Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo in Turin
  • View the Cathedral and La Scala in Milan, the stunning scenery of the Aosta Valley, Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello in Turin
  • Visit Bard Fortress, Cherasco which is famous for Baci de Cherasco, a winery for a wine tasting, the food markets of Turin and spectacular Lake Orta
Dining Highlights
  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
7 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MilanArrive Milan: Welcome to Italy's fashion, financial and economic powerhouse, Milan. On arrival meet your Travel Director and fellow companions for an enjoyable Welcome Reception and an orientation drive where you will see some of the main sights.Welcome Reception
Starhotels Business Palace
Day 2Romano Canavese (Piedmont)Milan Sightseeing - Aosta Valley Scenic Drive - Romano Canavese (Piedmont) (4 Nights): This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Milan with a Local Specialist. See the Gothic Duomo, one of the world's most impressive Gothic cathedrals, and La Galleria, an elegant arcade shopping gallery before free time to explore on your own. Perhaps stop by the Pirelli Tower to admire 1950s Modernist style, or see the medieval Castello Sforzesco. Later travel to the Aosta Valley, a dramatic mountainous region that borders France and Switzerland. Visit Fort Bard, built by the House of Savoy in the 19th century. The fortress replaced an even earlier castle which controlled the trade routes between France and Italy. It is now the Museum of the Alps and gives a fascinating insight into the region and its history. This evening check in to your stately hotel located in an 18th century villa for a relaxing four-night stay.Buffet Breakfast
Relais Villa Matilde Authentic Accommodation
Day 3Romano Canavese (Piedmont)Cherasco and Wine Tasting - La Morra Excursion: This morning visit Cherasco, a town with medieval and baroque buildings. See the Salmatoris Palace and the impressive colonnades. The town is also famous for Baci de Cherasco, a traditional sweet made from chocolate and hazelnuts. Visit a local winery for an insight into the wine making process and taste the delicious wines of the region including Barolo. Later visit La Morra, a hilltop village with great views across the Piedmont region which is famous for its local chocolate and nougat.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4Romano Canavese (Piedmont)Asti Excursion: Visit Asti, a town dating back to pre-Roman times, synonymous with sparkling wine and historic palaces and towers. Enjoy an orientation where you will see the magnificent Romanesque Gothic Cathedrale di Santa Maria Assunta. Explore the Piazza San Secondo located in an old market piazza and the narrow cobbled streets and old wall of the medieval city. You'll also see the imposing remnants of what was once called 'The City of 100 Towers', of which only 12 actually still survive, including Torre Troyana, which is open to visitors. Experience a delicious Be My Guest lunch with a local family on their wine estate.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 5Romano Canavese (Piedmont)Turin Excursion: Your Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour of the aristocratic and sophisticated city of Turin. Enjoy views of Italy's largest and most famous river, the Po. In Turin see the Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo during your orientation tour. Visit Piazza San Carlo with its 17th century façades and the Church of San Lorenzo where a full scale picture of the famous Shroud of Turin is on display. Try the local Biscotti and Bicerin, a typical hot drink from Turin. Visit Europe's largest open air food market and sample local produce. During your free time why not visit the fascinating Cinema Museum or the newly refurbished Egyptian Museum, one of the most important ones outside of Cairo. Alternatively stroll along the elegant shopping streets of Via Roma and Via Garibaldi.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6Baveno (Lake Maggiore)Romano Canavese (Piedmont) - Lake Orta - Baveno (Lake Maggiore): Today travel to picturesque and misty Lake Orta, known locally as La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Locals consider the lake to be more scenic and far superior than other lakes in the region. Later at Lake Maggiore enjoy a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of a memorable trip.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Simplon
Day 7TRANSFER TO MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORTBaveno (Lake Maggiore) - transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport: This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
03/31/2018$1,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/28/2018$1,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/26/2018$1,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/23/2018$1,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/21/2018$1,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/18/2018$1,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/15/2018$1,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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