Langhe Hills Getaway

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4 days

Small groups
8 maximum

Local Leader

Guaranteed Departure

Language: English

from €1,349.00

Description

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Make your escape to the food, wine, and spa paradise in the beautiful hills of Le Langhe. This region— shaped by a colorful, rolling landscape, incredible vineyards, and a strong culinary tradition— has been named an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s not hard to see why— here, your local leader will introduce you to the treasure chest of gems that await you here— delicious Barolo wine, succulent truffles pulled right from the hills, and the food of an ancient farming tradition. Top it all off with an indulgent spa day— welcome to heaven on Earth.

Start: Turin
End: Turin
Age: Min 15
All our tours are guaranteed to depart (GD)

Itinerary
Spa Relax Langhe Hills Italy Group Tour

Available dates

June 27th – 30th 2019

— SOLD OUT —

October 24th – 27th 2019

From €1,389.00

What makes this tour a unique experience?

  • You’ll participate in a real truffle hunt lead by a “trifulau” (a professional truffle hunter) who will take us into the magical woods in search of this Langhe gem
  • We’ll visit the winery of a small wine producer to learn (and taste!) why Barolo is considered one of the best wines in the world
  • We’ll be guests of a local “cuoco” (chef) for a cooking class. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will introduce you to the secrets of a centuries-old culinary tradition
  • You’ll indulge in a supreme-quality spa surrounded by vineyards – the ultimate relaxation!
  • On this tour we’ll be moving between locations by private vehicle
  • On this tour we’ll be staying in top-quality agriturismo (family-run former country homes that have been turned into charming and elegant guesthouses).

All of our LocalWonders Travel tours include a passionate expert local leader who will become your “local friend”, opening up for you the most authentic side of Italy. Our local leaders are professional and knowledgeable and take pride in providing hassle-free experiences for our guests.

Is this the tour I want?

Though the main activities on this adventure involve food, wine, and a day at the spa, our exciting truffle hunt event includes a 1-2 hour walk in the woods. Travelers with limited mobility should also note that, as is common throughout Italy, there may be some stairs to climb.

On this tour, you will be staying 1 night in a high-quality, comfortable hotel in beautiful Turin, and 2 nights in a carefully selected, comfy, and family-run agriturismo— a former country home that has been transformed into an elegant guesthouse.

Single travelers will stay in an ensuite twin room shared with a fellow traveler of the same sex. However, if you’d prefer a single room to enjoy during your trip, you can do so by purchasing a Single Supplement— your own room, your own way.

Our expert local professionals aim to provide an informal, friendly style while upholding our professional and high-quality standards. If an authentic but top-quality experience is what you’re after, you’re in safe hands with us.

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What is included:

  • The assistance of a professional local leader for the entire trip
  • Accommodation in a top-quality agriturismo
  • Truffle hunt with a professional truffle hunter
  • Wine tasting in a local winery
  • Cooking class with lunch
  • Afternoon entrance to a supreme-quality spa
  • Several meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • All transfers by private van
  • An extra-small group (of 8 guests max.)

What’s extra?

The truffles that we find on the truffle hunt are not included in the tour cost, but they can be purchased from the professional truffle hunter for very fair local prices.

The following items are not included in the tour cost:

  • Flights
  • Single Supplement” (but you can add this!)
  • Anything that is not specified to be included

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Itinerary

DAY 1: TURIN AND PIEDMONT

Turin and Piedmont welcome you! Your Langhe Hills Getaway experience begins here. You’ll meet your local leader and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm for a Welcome Meeting where you’ll get to know one another and talk about your trip. All that talking will likely make you hungry, so following the meeting you’ll join your local leader at an authentic local restaurant for some delicious Piedmont cuisine. After dinner, if you’d like, you’ll take a short stroll around elegant Turin, Italy’s first capital city.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation: Quality hotel centrally located in Turin
  • Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • A night stroll in Turin

DAY 2: LANGHE HILLS - COOKING CLASS AND WINE TASTING

Tajarin, bagna caöda, battuta al coltello di fassone piemontese: these are just a few examples of the delicious typical food found in Piedmont. After breakfast, we’ll travel by private van to the Langhe hills, where a local “cuoco” (chef) will welcome us into his kitchen and teach us the secret of this centuries-old culinary tradition. You’ll don an apron and help prepare farm-fresh ingredients before enjoying a memorable meal with the chef!

In the afternoon we will discover another Langhe gem: Barolo wine. We have hand-picked a local wine producer for our visit, who will show us around his winery, open his cellar and introduce to us this sensational red nectar. And after all this theory we’ll need some practice: let’s taste some Barolo!

In the late afternoon we will go to our agriturismo (our home for the next two nights). An agriturismo is a family-run former country home that has been converted into a comfortable and top-quality country guesthouse. Agriturismi have modern comforts, spacious rooms elegantly decorated with antique furniture and a quiet garden for the private use of their guests. Each morning at the agriturismo you will enjoy a rich buffet breakfast made with local products.

In the evening you’ll enjoy some free time. Your tour director will be available to provide any help and suggestions you’ll need to make it a wonderful evening.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation: Top-quality agriturismo in the Langhe Hills
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Cooking class
  • Winery visit and wine tasting

DAY 3: LANGHE HILLS - TRUFFLE HUNT AND SPA

After breakfast, we’ll meet a local trifualu (truffle hunter) who will reveal to us all the secrets of the world of truffles and then lead us through woods and hilly paths on a hunt for the famous tuber magnatum! After our truffle hunt, you’ll enjoy some free time.

In the afternoon you will have the chance to relax in style. We’ll indulge in a visit to a premium spa atop a bricco, a Langhe hill, from where you can overlook all the beauty of the vineyard landscape. Dedicated to relaxation and the care of both mind and body, the spa we have chosen for you, boasts almost unlimited opportunities for rest and rejuvenation: a swimming pool, hot tub, cold tub, sauna, Turkish Bath, and places to take in the stunning scenery of the Langhe Hills while you enjoy a cup of tea.

In the evening we’ll go to a traditional restaurant full of personality and hidden in the Langhe hills to keep on enjoying the outstanding products that this territory offers.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation: Top-quality agriturismo in the Langhe Hills
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Truffle hunt
  • Spa entrance fee

DAY 4: END OF THE TOUR (transfer from Langhe Hills to Turin city centre)

After enjoying a delicious breakfast of local fare at the agriturismo, we will travel together back to Turin city center where our tour will come to an end.

What’s included?

  • Meal: Breakfast

Important note for Day 4
The private transfer from our agriturismo to Turin city center is included. We’ll be in Turin by 11 am, so in case you want to book a flight for the same day, we suggest choosing one scheduled after 3.00 pm, in case you’ll leave from Turin Airport, or after 7.00 pm in case you’ll leave from Milan Airport.

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Langhe Hills Getaway Tour Notes

Click below for the “Tour Notes” – everything you’ll need to know about this tour before you book.

Tour notes