Bordering France and Switzerland, Piedmont is nestled at the foot of the Alps, and wows travelers with its breathtaking scenic beauty, cultural riches and sophisticated cuisine and wine. Spend a week here with Tauck and take in the architectural treasures of Turin, the culinary specialties of quaint villages in the wine region, the villas of Lake Maggiore and more as you experience a real life taste of daily life.

Spend two nights in the elegant capital city of Turin, birthplace of the Fiat and inviting with refined architecture, tree-lined boulevards and culinary treats of chocolate, Barolo wine and more. The house of Savoy and centuries-old palaces welcome you to Venaria Reale, dating back to Roman times and opulent with treasures royally inspired, and a slow food lunch, truffle hunting and wine tasting celebrate the bounty of the Langhe landscapes. Enchantment awaits in Stresa, nestled on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the Gulf of Borromeo, where private cruises showcase opulent villas and a feast of freshly caught seafood for Tauck guests only.



Bordering France and Switzerland, Piedmont is nestled at the foot of the Alps, and wows travelers with its breathtaking scenic beauty, cultural riches and sophisticated cuisine and wine. Spend a week here with Tauck and take in the architectural treasures of Turin, the culinary specialties of quaint villages in the wine region, the villas of Lake Maggiore and more as you experience a real life taste of daily life.

Spend two nights in the elegant capital city of Turin, birthplace of the Fiat and inviting with refined architecture, tree-lined boulevards and culinary treats of chocolate, Barolo wine and more. The house of Savoy and centuries-old palaces welcome you to Venaria Reale, dating back to Roman times and opulent with treasures royally inspired, and a slow food lunch, truffle hunting and wine tasting celebrate the bounty of the Langhe landscapes. Enchantment awaits in Stresa, nestled on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the Gulf of Borromeo, where private cruises showcase opulent villas and a feast of freshly caught seafood for Tauck guests only.



Traveling Well Includes:
  • All small group departures averaging 24 guests
  • Exclusive early opening visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of la Venaria Reale, a former royal residence of the House of Savoy
  • Wine tasting lunch at Banca Del Vino and a cooking demonstration at the Slow Food University in the Langhe hills
  • Truffle hunting experience in Alba to learn about its truffles, one of the rarest foods on earth and among the most expensive food in the world
  • A chef-hosted cooking class at a former castle
  • A wine tasting experience in Gavi

  • Call (870) 972-5580 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18576591

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1TurinArrive Milan / Turin

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Principi di Piemonte. A transfer is included upon arrival at Milan's Malpensa or Turin's airport to Principi di Piemonte, a historic Art Deco hotel ideally located in the heart of Turin. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel.



    Lodging: Principi di Piemonte

    Meals: D
    Day 2TurinExplore Turin

    History was made in Piedmont's capital city of Turin, from its roots as the capital of the French-inspired House of Savoy in the late 13th century to Italy's unification in 1861 when the city briefly served as its capital to its legacy as the birthplace of the Fiat to its renown as the capital of Italian chocolate. Experience a taste of the city on a guided sightseeing tour that views its landmark sites, palaces and cafe culture, with lunch at a local restaurant and free time to explore on your own.



    Lodging: Principi di Piemonte

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3Serralunga dAlbaVenaria Reale and the Langhe region

    Travel outside of the city for an exclusive early opening visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of la Venaria Reale, a former royal residence of the House of Savoy, dating back to the mid-17th century. Regarded as the Versailles of Italy and considered a natural and architectural masterpiece, the grandiose restored estate was the summer palace of the Savoy family and today is home to a Baroque-inspired palace, the dazzling Reggia of Venaria Reale, meticulously manicured French formal gardens and expansive parklands. Continue on to Banca Del Vino for a wine tasting with lunch and a demonstration at the Slow Food University in the Langhe hills. Your picturesque spa hotel is set amidst a paradise of vineyards near Alba.



    Lodging: Il Boscareto Resort & Spa

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Alba ItalyTruffle hunting & a cooking class

    Journey to Alba this morning, famous for its truffles, Barbera d'Alba wine and hazelnuts. It is also home to the famous Ferraro company, makers of the rich chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella. This morning, join us for a truffle hunting experience with trained dogs to see firsthand how Alba truffles, one of the rarest foods on earth, are found in the wild. Among the most expensive food in the world, truffles cannot be cultivated. Appetites hungry for some of Piedmont's famous cuisine, enjoy a chef-hosted cooking class surrounded by nut trees and vineyards, where the chef shares traditional recipes with you. Explore the sights of Alba as you wish this afternoon before returning to your hotel for time at leisure and dinner.



    Lodging: Il Boscareto Resort & Spa

    Meals: B, D
    Day 5LangheLandscapes of Langhe

    Visit fairy tale Grinzane Cavour Castle this morning, built atop one of region's many hills back in the 11th century and steeped in scenic views of the Langhe countryside. Discover its storied history on a guided tour and have lunch at a local restaurant. Drive through the hilly terrain as you view villages and valleys in this beautiful region of Italy and arrive at your hotel where the rest of the day is free.



    Lodging: Il Boscareto Resort & Spa

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Gavi ItalyGavi wine & Lake Maggiore

    Drive today to the Gavi wine region, stopping for a tour of a 1,000-year-old castle in the little town of Ovada. Owned by a noble family since 1498, the castle overlooks vineyards where the family continues the centuries-old tradition of tending the vineyards and producing local wines. Enjoy lunch with a tasting of Gavi wines in the wine cellar of an award-winning Piedmont winery that cultivates native grape varieties dedicated to the production of Gavi and Barbera wines. Drive to Stresa where your grand hotel is nestled along the shores of magnificent Lake Maggiore. Dinner is included at leisure tonight.



    Lodging: Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7StresaStresa & Isola Bella

    After a relaxing morning at leisure to enjoy as you like, join us aboard a private boat for a cruise to Isola Bella and a visit to privately owned Villa Borromeo. Built in 1632, this opulent Baroque palace is graced by exquisite lakeside gardens and is yours to explore on a guided tour. Dinner tonight is on Fisherman's Island, Isola Dei Pescatori, where freshly caught seafood ensures a real taste of daily life. Return to Stresa by private boat after our farewell feast.



    Lodging: Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8StresaJourney Home

    Tour ends: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & SPA. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees & SPA to Milan Malpensa airport or Turin's airport. Allow three hours for flight check in.



    Lodging: Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees

    Meals: B
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    04/13/2025$7,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    05/11/2025$7,990.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    10/05/2025$7,990.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    10/12/2025$7,990.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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