La Route du Bon Viveur: The Serenissima meets his Majesty the Barolo Wine
DAY 1 Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo Airport and Drop off at your hotel
Welcome to Italy! After your arrival in the Venice Marco Polo Airport, our driver will welcome you and drive you to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy some time time for relaxation after your long journey to the heart of the “floating city”. Dinner will be on your own. Overnight stay at 5-star Hotel in Venice.
DAY 2 Venice 3-hour walking tour with private guide
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will be met at the lobby of your hotel by our expert guide and together you will stroll through the main areas of the “Floating City,” including the Ponte di Rialto bridge, the fascinating side streets of the city, and the iconic St. Mark Square. Take in the sights of this distinguished marble city situated over 400 bridges and 150 canals. Enjoy lunch on your own, whether you want to hustle and bustle of a busy plaza or a quiet side-street serving up authentic Italian fare. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco or try a local favorite Venissa—a white wine made on the Venetian islands. Spend your afternoon at leisure exploring the floating city. Dinner will be your own. Overnight stay at 5-star Hotel in Venice.
DAY 3 Prosecco Valley Tour and Tasting
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After being picked up at the hotel, you will be transferred to the enchanting Prosecco Hills. Throughout our drive, you will find Medieval towns sprinkling the Prosecco hillsides with old world castles nestled perfectly in the vineyards. Here you will have a first visit to a traditional winery located not very far from Venice. Tour the winery and taste of the local wines-including Prosecco. Fruity, floral, and effervescent, this Prosecco will invigorate your tastebuds and leave you excited for the days ahead as we tour Italy’s food and wine country. After the first visit, you will be transferred to a charming traditional restaurant nestled in the middle of Prosecco Hills. Take your time to enjoy the views as you dine on Italian slow food handcrafted by culinary artisans. In the afternoon, you will have a second winery located in the heart of Valdobbiadene area, one of the oldest wine regions in Italy where the best wines, secrets, and traditions have been preserved for centuries. Tour the winery and taste authentic Prosecco wine unlike any you have enjoyed before.. You will then be transferred back to your hotel in Venice. Dinner will be your own. Overnight stay at 5-star Hotel in Venice.
DAY 4 Transfer to to Langhe, the Lands of “His Majesty Barolo Wine”
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Venice Central Station and where you will catch the high-speed train to Turin (transfer time: approx. 3h 30min.). Once arrived to Turin, you will be met by our driver and transferred to Langhe - one of the most beautiful wine areas in Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your stay in Langhe will be at an extraordinarily charming accommodation in the heart of the region, giving you quick access to the amazing sights Langhe has to offer. Dinner will be on your won-we definitely recommend the hotel’s restaurant. Overnight stay at 5-star hotel in Langhe area.
DAY 5 La Morra, Barolo Winery tour and tasting, and the Castle of Grinzane Cavour
After breakfast at the hotel, your tour will start with a visit to La Morra, also known as the Balcony of Langhe. Here you will have the chance to take pictures from the most beautiful panoramic point of the area! Take your time to admire the surroundings and purchase souvenirs from the small shops in the village. After visiting this stunning locale, your guide will drive you to a traditional winery nestled in heart of the Barolo hills. A local winemaker will give you a private tour of the vineyards— then history, people, cellars, and of course iconic wine of the Estate. For lunch, you will have the privilege of dining in a unique location standing in one of the most spectacular settings just 5 km from Alba: the Castle of Grinzane Cavour. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Langa valley, the castle offers 360- degree views of the village-speckled landscape and sprawling vineyards. The castle has also been home to the International White Truffle Auction since 1999, one of the most important gastronomic events in Italy. Enjoy lunch - lunch will be on your own - at the Al Castello restaurant, the perfect destination for an authentic meal tasting the delicacies of Italian cooking. Whether you want succulent ravioli with a rich homemade sauce (refined by centuries of family traditions) or a perfectly seared chop with pan jus - La Morra will deliver. Enjoy a glass of Barolo wine or sparkling prosecco to top off your meal in opulence. After lunch, you will embark on a tour of the Castle of Grinzane Cavour - the home of the famous Count Camillo Benso of Cavour from 1832 to 1849. After the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel. Dinner will be on your own. Overnight stay at 5-star hotel in Langhe area.
DAY 6 Turin 3-hour walking tour with private guide
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After being picked up at the hotel, you will be transferred to to Turin (transfer time: approx. 1h 15 min.), the original capital of Italy! Check in at the hotel, and enjoy a few hours of relaxation. Blending Renaissance, Baroque, Romanesque, and modern Italian architecture, you’ll be treated to imposing spires, regal columns, and meticulously paved pathways as you explore the city. With perfectly tree-lined streets and modern, artsy cafes, your day will be full of chances to explore and immerse yourself in Turin’s unique culture. Our expert guide will take you to discover the beauties of Turin. Turin was Italy’s first capital after the unification and one of the most influential cities during the Risorgimento period. It is also the place where FIAT (today FCA) started its business and where several gastronomic events are held each year. Turin is a fantastic mix of art, culture, industry, and gastronomy. In fact, UNESCO declared part of the historical city center a Word Heritage Site in 1997. During the leisurely 3 hour walking tour, you will discover part of this heritage: the majestic castle Piazza Castello, the Royale Palace, Piazza San Carlo and the ancient cafeterias, Via Po, and Piazza Vittorio. Lunch will be on your own. After lunch, you will have the afternoon at leisure to visit one of the great museums of the the city. If we were you, we would visit the Egyptian Museum! After the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel. Dinner will be on your own. Overnight stay at 5-star hotel in Langhe area.
DAY 7 Transfer to Como
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Como (transfer time: approx. 2h 30min.). Time for check-in and relax. Day at leisure. Lunch and dinner will be on your own. Overnight stay at 5-star hotel in Lake Como area.
DAY 8 Lake Como 3-hour private Boat Tour
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will have a complete 3-hour boat tour of the Como branch will take you up to Bellagio - it's impossible not to be smitten by Bellagio's waterfront of bobbing boats, its maze of steep stone staircases, red-roofed and green-shuttered buildings, dark cypress groves and rhododendron-filled gardens- to see even the wonderful Villa Carlotta - Como's must-visit list. The botanic gardens are filled with colour from orange trees interlaced with pergolas, while some of Europe's finest rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias bloom - Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi - built in 1808 for one of Napoleon’s associates and is coloured by flowering azaleas and rhododendrons in spring. After the tour, you will have 2-hour stop for lunch (lunch will be on your own) at a local restaurant before coming back to Como city. Afternoon will be at leisure. Dinner will be on your own. Overnight stay at 5-star hotel in Lake Como area.
DAY 9 Transfer to Milano Malpensa Airport.
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. After breakfast, according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Milan Malpensa Airport. Before you leave, don’t forget ...“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life”. Arrivederci and we hope to see you again!
- Pick-up at Venice Airport and drop off to the hotel in Venice by private transfer (day 1);
- 3 nights in Venice at 5-star hotel, double room (double occupancy), bed and breakfast service (day 1-4);
- Venice 3-hour walking tour with private guide (day 2);
- Prosecco Valley Tour and Tasting: private transfer, Prosecco’s winery tour and tasting, lunch (day 3);
- Pick-up at the hotel and drop off to Venice Train Station by private transfer, high-speed train from Venice to Turin (transfer time: approx. 3h 30 min.) with business class tickets,
- pick-up at Turin Train Station and drop off to Langhe area by private transfer (day 4);
- 3 nights in Langhe area at 5-star hotel, double room (double occupancy), bed and breakfast service (day 4-7);
- Private transfer, full-day English-speaking guide, La Morra village walking tour + Barolo winery tour and tasting, ticket entrance and tour of the Castle of Grinzane Cavour (day 5);
- Private transfer, Turin 3-hour walking tour with private guide (day 6);
- Pick-up at the hotel and drop off to Como by private transfer (day 7);
- 2 nights in Como at 5-star hotel, double room (double occupancy), bed and breakfast service (day 7-9);
- Lake Como 3-hour boat tour and 2-hour stop for lunch (day 8);
- Private transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport (day 9);
- Basic medical insurance.
Services not included
- Flight ticket;
- City tourist taxes (payment at the hotel);
- Tips and everything not mentioned in the section “Services Included”.