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Undiscovered Italy – Highlights of Piedmont including Turin & Alba

Undiscovered Italy – Highlights of Piedmont including Turin & AlbaItaly
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    Your Guided Holiday to Piedmont 

    Travel with us on this holiday to Italy, where the overlooked Piedmont region promises a blend of beautiful landscapes, cultural experiences and culinary delights. During our stay in Turin, our guide will take us on a walking tour of this city, best known for its automobile industry and where Fiat was founded. It also boasts baroque architecture, the National Museum of Cinema or Mole Antonelliana and the Shroud of Turin. We’ll enjoy day trips to the mediaeval hilltop town of Cherasco to savour some chocolate followed by a visit to the city of Bra with cheese tasting. Then we’ll travel to the UNESCO listed city of Alba, famous for its production of white truffles, and from our base there, we’ll visit the historical city of Asti and enjoy tasting Barolo wine known as ‘rei di vin’ or king of wines. There will also be plenty of free time to explore Turin and Alba at our own pace, with recommendations from our local guide.

    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 1

    Activity Level: Easy

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    Travel to Italy


    Travel to Italy

    Time: MorningMorning

    We have arrived! We meet our local representative and transfer to our hotel in Turin where we will be based for 3 nights.

    Evening Meal

    Time: EveningEvening

    This evening join us as we dine together with a welcome meal at our hotel. 



    Turin City Tour

    Time: MorningMorning

    Time to explore more! Join our guide this morning for a walking tour exploring the artistic and cultural heritage of Turin. Highlights include the Royal Palace, former residence of the House of Savoy and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist (all viewed from the outside)

    At Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Our afternoon and evening will be at leisure to explore the city at our own pace. Take this opportunity to go shopping, visit museums, enjoy a delicious gelato or two and practice your Italian! 

    At Leisure


    At Leisure

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today is a free day, for relaxing or independent sightseeing. Our guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests.

    Cherasco, Bra & Alba



    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning we check out of our hotel and join our guide for a full day excursion, discovering more of this delightful region of Italy. 

    We start our day with a visit to Cherasco, a small medieval hilltop town, where we will savour some local ‘Baci di Cherasco’ chocolate made here since 1881.  

    Bra & Alba

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    We continue onwards to the city of Bra, one of the most important Piedmontese centres of wine and gastronomy. Join us on a visit to a local cheese factory with cheese tasting and a light lunch included. Following our visit, we will transfer to our hotel in Alba where we will be based for 4 nights.

    Barolo & Cuneo



    Time: MorningMorning

    Today we join our guide on a morning visit to the village of Barolo located in the historic region of the Langhe, Piedmont. Following a short walking tour of the historic centre we will visit a winery and taste four of the most prestigious wines of this region; Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera & Dolcetto.


    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon we will enjoy some free time at leisure in the historic city of Cuneo to explore the arcaded streets (porticos) or relax at a café. Take this opportunity to savour some local specialities such as the ‘Cuneese al Rhum’ chocolate favoured by Hemingway.  Return to our hotel later this afternoon for an evening at leisure.

    At Leisure


    At Leisure

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today is a free day at leisure in Alba, a city famous for its gastronomy including an annual white truffle fair.

    Alba & Asti



    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning, we will join our guide for a walking tour of Alba’s charming old town famous for its towers, palaces and unspoiled medieval streets.


    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon we visit Asti, the ‘City of a Hundred Towers’ for some free time at leisure followed by an included lunch before returning to our hotel. 



    Departure Day

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Time to say 'arrivederci' to Italy! 

    We'll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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