Wine and Truffles

Wine and Truffle tour based in Serralunga d'Alba

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At a glance

Region: Piedmont
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £864 to £2660 per person
Number of Meals: 1 dinner (3 Days)
1 dinner + 1 lunch prepared yourselves during the cookery class (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 1 winery (3 and 4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 5 (3 and 4 Days)
Tour Transport: 1 full day guided and transported tour (3 Days)
1 full day guided and transported tour/ return transfers for the cookery class (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends March-December.
Please note, the truffle hunt activity is weather-dependent, and the truffles hunted and used during cookery vary dependent on season

Trip Summary

Wine and Truffle tour Piedmont red wine- Credits Turismo TorinoThis package offers a fabulous introduction to one of the most revered culinary products in Italy – the truffle! Combining the excellent wines of Piedmont, with the opportunity to hunt, taste and cook with the unique black and white truffles (dependent on season), this three or four day break is guaranteed to delight the senses and tickle your taste buds!

Upon arrival on day one, check into your preferred room at 5* Il Boscareto, a luxurious and unique property nestled in the vineyards, offering breath-taking views of the Langhe countryside. The afternoon and evening will be free to settle in and enjoy your pleasant surroundings, perhaps taking advantage of the hotel’s spa. Access to the spa is complimentary with this package, and treatments can be booked and paid for directly with the hotel. In the evening, delight in a welcome dinner, served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Your delicious four course meal will be paired with three glasses of wine.

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After a relaxing start to your trip, you will certainly be ready for the truffle hunt on day two! After breakfast you will be met by an English speaking driver/guide, and accompanied throughout the day on a private basis. You will firstly be taken to meet a local truffle hunter, located near to Asti, who will share with you everything there is to know about this gourmet delicacy; you’ll discover why truffles are so renowned, the local traditions of the hunters, the best environment for growing truffles, and will also learn about the characteristics of the different truffle varieties. You will then be welcomed (subject to weather) to accompany the ‘trifulao’ or truffle hunter and his dog on a typical trail which they often follow – hopefully locating some truffles en-route! The visit will conclude with a truffle tasting; a fresh truffle will be shaved onto local cheese, perfectly paired with some salami and wine!

Wine and Truffle tourFollowing your morning’s activity, you will be taken to the nearby city of Asti, which has a medieval feel to it. Together with your guide, you will have a tour of the city on foot, before there will be some free time for lunch.

After lunch, the day will conclude with a visit of a Barbera d’Asti wine estate; as well as having a full tour of the estate and cellars, learning about the wine-production process from press to bottle, you will also have the opportunity to taste a selection of the estate’s wines. You will be dropped back at your hotel at the end of the day, in time to relax and enjoy the evening.

If you opt for the four day break you will have the opportunity to get even more hands on with truffles, in a speciality cookery class! Guided by a professional chef, with your own workstation, you will discover some of the very best recipes to make the truffle shine as a key ingredient. You will be preparing a three course menu based around the truffle and at the end of the class will dine together, enjoying the fruits of your labour at lunch. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit the on-site White Truffle Museum, before you are taken back to the hotel.

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Outline Itinerary

BARRICAIA3 Cellar PiedmontDay One

  • Upon arrival, check into your preferred room grade at 5* Il Boscareto & Spa.
  • In the evening, a delicious four course welcome dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant, accompanied by three glasses of wine.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be met by an English speaking driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • prodotti_tipici_01 PiedmontA morning spent with a local truffle hunter, learning all there is to know about the Alba truffles. Subject to weather there will be an opportunity to take part in a truffle hunt, followed by a tasting of fresh shaved truffles, accompanied by wine.
  • Free time for lunch in Asti.
  • Winery tour and tastings
  • You will be dropped back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Day Three (Optional)

  • In the morning, a private transfer will be arranged to take you to a nearby cookery school.
  • Take part in a speciality truffle cookery class, preparing a three course lunch, which you will eat at the end of the lesson.
  • Visit the on-site Alba White Truffle Museum.
  • A private transfer will drop you back at the hotel in the afternoon, and the remainder of the day and evening will be free to relax and enjoy your pleasant surroundings.

Marchesi di GresyFinal Day

  • After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, commence your return journey.

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Il Boscareto Superior room 5* 3 Days £1079 Book Now
Il Boscareto Superior room 5* 4 Days £1529 Book Now
Il Boscareto Deluxe room 5* 3 Days £1155 Book Now
Il Boscareto Deluxe room 5* 4 Days £1642 Book Now
Il Boscareto Junior Suite 5* 3 Days £1305 Book Now
Il Boscareto Junior Suite 5* 4 Days £1868 Book Now
Il Boscareto Silver Suite 5* 3 Days £1456 Book Now
Il Boscareto Silver Suite 5* 4 Days £2094 Book Now
Il Boscareto Golden Suite 5* 3 Days £1607 Book Now
Il Boscareto Golden Suite 5* 4 Days £2320 Book Now
Il Boscareto Platinum Suite 5* 3 Days £1833 Book Now
Il Boscareto Platinum Suite 5* 4 Days £2660 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £180 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £200 per person on the four day break.

 

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.

Further Information

Travel to your Wine and Truffle Tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.

Wine and Beyond Breaks

For more information on our Wine and Beyond breaks, please see our Wine and Beyond page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.