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Dear Robertson Wine Tours Client,

We have designed this tour with your precise instructions very much taken in account. We will start the day at 10 AM each morning, setting a relaxed a pace. We will always have some extra winery visits or tastings on hand should you want to do and see more, but we know from experience what is possible and what is not. We will only be able to have one tasting prior to lunch and we will book two in the afternoon after lunch and if we can make a final visit then we will. Lunches and dinners have been structured so that you are not overeating or eating too early at night. As you know you have one of Piedmont's great guides and not only in wine so you will have an entre into the region like few others. All in all this is a very marvellous wine and gourmet extravaganza. There is time for sightseeing as you asked and the whole area being so suggestive with the valleys, amphitheatres to wine, the castles and the delightful borgos (hilltop towns). For Robertson Wine Tours the pursuit of a really meaningful travel means getting involved in the local culture of a specific region or a country as quickly as you can. We will offer you a completely unique tour service. The ethos is simple: to give you a once in a lifetime trip with wines and food you will never forget. Our guides have all proven themselves with years of experience, wonderful personalities and of course in depth knowledge of their subjects. Most of all ... we really want to enable you to have an amazing and unforgettable tour by sharing with you the insights and the things we most love: food, wines and a great company in world class settings. We will use tasting techniques, sensory and vertical tastings which all contribute to fulfil your wine tourism experience … but drinking, enjoying and discussing the wines and food is of course the main event. So to summarize the main objective of this tour is for you to taste very interesting wines (not just the most expensive or famous) and gain a great understanding of Piedmont and the local cuisine in the time you have. Once again we thank you for this opportunity for you to enjoy Piedmont & the Langhe Region with us and we are confident you will have a perfect time.


WHY CHOOSE RWT?

The reason for choosing us is very simple: we are wine lovers and want to share with you our insights and the things we love most: outstanding wines with excellent food, great company and stunning landscapes. Our objective is for you to gain a great understanding of Italy and its people while tasting amazing wines and superb cuisine in the time you have available. RWT has over 10 years of experience and excellence. Italy is a country you can return to often, so let us try to show it to you from a new perspective: through its foods and wines. Many of our guests have been to other great wine regions in the world. Italy sometimes surprises our guests with what appears to be backward technology and time tested winemaking techniques, which seem to be in such contradiction to all the New World's winemaking bells and whistles. It is fascinating to speak to winemakers about their perspective on the wines of Italy, the wine industry and global markets.


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Tour Outline & Guiding- Piedmont – Wine and Food Premium Experience – 5 Nights


DAY 1 –  Santa Margherita Ligure / Portofino / Turin / Grand Hotel Sitea

DAY 2 – Turin / Pollenzo / Cherasco / Monforte d’Alba / Villa Beccaris

DAY 3 – Wineries of Barolo & Grinzane Cavour

DAY 4 – Wineries of Barbaresco

DAY 5 – Wineries of Barolo & Barolo

DAY 6 –  Departure OUT


GUIDING & EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS


GUIDING: Sandro


Born in the city of Turin, Sandro started his career as a trainer in natural parks, until he decided to make a life-changing experience in local restaurants and wine shops of New York. He organized workshops and events with food and wine producers from Piedmont and he was attracted by the genuine passion that he saw in the local wine makers and their strong ties with their own land and its traditions. Realizing how food and wine are the best way to bring people of different cultures together and aware that the best way of learning about a culture is to live it every day in first person, he decided to relocate in the Langhe Wine Region, ancient heart of Piedmont. He started organizing wine tours/tastings, hands-on cooking and winemaking experiences for food and wine professionals, tour operators, foodies and kitchen dummies. This also led him to rediscover his own native town, where the aristocratic tradition of its old cafes is melting with the colourful kaleidoscope of flavours brought by the recent migrations from all over the world. Sandro is a professional tourist guide, sommelier and ONAV (National Organization of Wine Tasters) member.


EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS


0039 328 6086319 (Tim ROBERTSON)

0039 327 4651880 (Cristian BRISACANI)

Hotel: Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin

Grand Hotel Sitea is located right in the middle of cobbled pavements with no car access in front of the hotel, which makes it perfect for walking straight out into the heart of Turin. It is literally in the centre of it all. It is the perfect base for visiting the historical centre and the shopping area. It is also within a short distance of Porta Nuova Train Station from where you can take a shuttle bus to the airport or a train. The atmosphere is quiet and serene after the breakfast and check out, but generally there is a great little buzz. The rooms are well-protected noise wise, the staff polite and efficient. The service in the hotel is excellent: concierge and front desk mainly. Although small, it is obvious that all staff has been carefully trained: everyone in every capacity we have come across is gracious and efficient. The other aspect of this hotel that we like is the fact that there are both contemporary and classic style floors meaning we can provide for most of our clients. Breakfast is very well done and we think it is the perfectly formed hotel.

Website Grand Hotel Sitea

TripAdvisor Comments

Hotel: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

Villa Beccaris is an 18th century villa restored to original splendour and perched above the village of Monforte d’Alba with fantastic views over the town and the countryside. It has a gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the surroundings. The personnel is outstanding. Funny fact to know is that they change their outfits every year according to the prevalent chosen atmosphere. The best area in the hotel is the breakfast room, which in itself is beautiful, but also overlooks the valley below, the Alps & Mont Blanc, and has a great buffet selection with many cakes, local breads and cheeses. Recently, they have opened a wine bar/restaurant that is just a few minutes away from the hotel and is as amazing as the hotel itself. At Villa Beccaris, you feel at home with every possible bit of comfort. It is a place of total quietness to enjoy and relax. At the top of the borgo of Monforte d’Alba, which is quiet a steep hill, this is our favourite hotel. Everything from the staff to the rooms to the breakfast is a delight.

Website Hotel Villa Beccaris

TripAdvisor Comments

Tour Day by Day – May 2016 7/9 Nights Food and Wine Experience Piedmont.


TOUR DAY BY DAY


DAY 01 – Sunday 22nd May 2016

Arrival IN / Turin / Welcome Wine Tasting & Dinner / Grand Hotel Sitea

Flight IN at Turin (TRN) Airport

Reception & Departure from Turin Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Turin

Arrival & Check IN at Grand Hotel Sitea

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Turin On Your Own

Reception & Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at Tre Galli Wine Bar & Restaurant

Welcome Dinner with Wines at Tre Galli Wine Bar & Restaurant

Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

Sleep at Grand Hotel Sitea (Superior)

(D)


DAY 02 – Monday 23rd May 2016 Sightseeing Turin: Cultural Experience


Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Guided City Tour of Turin

Please Note: Including Visit of Principal Historic Sites & Traditional Neighbourhoods.

Suggested Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Consorzio Restaurant in Turin

Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Turin On Your Own

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Combal Zero Restaurant in Rivoli

Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / 30-Minute Taxi Drive (Not Included).

Sleep at Grand Hotel Sitea (Superior)

(B)


DAY 03 – Tuesday 24th May 2016Sightseeing Turin: Cooking Experience


Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Cooking Experience & Wine Tasting at La Palestra del Cibo Cooking School

Lunch with Wines Based On Your Creations at La Palestra del Cibo Cooking School

Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Turin On Your Own

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Vintage 1997 OR Magorabin Restaurant in Turin

Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Grand Hotel Sitea (Superior)

(B) (L)


DAY 04 – Wed 25th May 2016 Sightseeing Roero: Wine & Food Experience/ Il Giardino Da Felicin


Check OUT from Grand Hotel Sitea

Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Canale d’Alba

Visit & Wine Tasting at Ca’ Rossa Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Matteo Correggia Winery

Lunch with Wines at Villa Tiboldi Restaurant

Visit & Wine Tasting at Malvirà Winery

Private Transfer to Bra

Short Guided City Tour of Bra

Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

Arrival & Check IN at Il Giardino Da Felicin

Suggested Dinner Not Included at Il Giardino Da Felicin Restaurant in Monforte d’Alba

Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Il Giardino Da Felicin (Deluxe Suite)

(B) (L) 


 DAY 05 – Thursday 26th May 2016 Sightseeing Barolo: Wine & Food Experience


Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Visit & Wine Tasting at Fantino Conterno Winery

Private Transfer to Serralunga d’Alba

Visit & Wine Tasting at Fratelli Massolino Winery

Private Transfer to Barolo

Lunch with Wines at La Vite Turchese Restaurant

Short Guided City Tour of Barolo

Private Transfer to Castiglione Falletto

Visit & Wine Tasting at Giacomo Fenocchio Winery

Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

Arrival at Il Giardino Da Felicin

Suggested Dinner Not Included at Le Case della Saracca Restaurant in Monforte d’Alba

Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Il Giardino Da Felicin (Deluxe Suite)

(B) (L)


DAY 06 – Friday 27th May 2016 Sightseeing Barbaresco: Wine & Food Experience


Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Barbaresco

Visit & Wine Tasting at Bruno Rocca Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Orlando Abrigo Winery

Private Transfer to Alba

Lunch with Wines at La Piola Wine Bar & Restaurant

Short Guided City Tour of Alba

Private Transfer to Neive

Visit & Wine Tasting at Paitin Winery

Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

Arrival at Il Giardino Da Felicin

Suggested Dinner Not Included at Trattoria della Posta Restaurant in Monforte d’Alba

Please Note: 10-Minute Taxi Drive (Not Included).

Sleep at Il Giardino Da Felicin (Deluxe Suite)

(B) (L)


DAY 07 – Saturday 28th May 2016  Sightseeing Barolo: Wine & Food Experience


Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to La Morra

Visit & Wine Tasting at Roberto Voerzio Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Mauro Veglio Winery

Lunch with Wines at Osteria More & Macine Restaurant

Private Transfer to Cherasco

Short Guided City Tour of Cherasco

Private Transfer to Verduno

Visit & Wine Tasting at Castello di Verduno Winery

Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

Arrival at Il Giardino Da Felicin

Suggested Dinner Not Included at Moda Restaurant in Monforte d’Alba

Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Il Giardino Da Felicin (Deluxe Suite)

(B) (L)


DAY 08 – Sunday 29th May 2016  Turin OR Milan / Departure OUT


Check OUT from Il Giardino Da Felicin

Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Turin Airport

Arrival at Turin Airport

Flight OUT from Turin (TRN) Airport

(B)

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THE POST TRIP EXTENSION 


Trip Extension 


Sunday 29th May 2016 Orta San Giulio / Villa Crespi


Check OUT from Il Giardino Da Felicin

Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Orta San Giulio

Arrival & Check IN at Villa Crespi

Suggested Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Il Cucchiaio di Legno Restaurant in Orta San Giulio

Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Afternoon Free Enjoying Villa Crespi & Orta San Giulio On Your Own

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Villa Crespi Restaurant in Orta San Giulio

Please Note: 2-Star Michelin Restaurant.

Sleep at Villa Crespi (Deluxe)

(B)


Monday 30th May 2016 Sightseeing Lake Maggiore: Cooking & Cultural Experience


Departure from Villa Crespi with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Stresa

Cooking Experience & Wine Tasting at Le Isole Restaurant / Villa Aminta

Lunch with Wines Based On Your Creations Le Isole Restaurant / Villa Aminta

Guided Boat Visit of Lake Maggiore with Guide of Robertson Wine Tours

Please Note: Including Visit of Isola Madre & Isola Bella.

Private Transfer to Orta San Giulio

Arrival at Villa Crespi

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Locanda di Orta Restaurant in Orta San Giulio

Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Villa Crespi (Deluxe)

(B) (L)


 Tuesday 31st May 2016 Turin OR Milan / Departure OUT


Check OUT from Villa Crespi

Departure from Villa Crespi with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Turin Airport

Arrival at Turin Airport

Flight OUT from Turin (TRN) Airport

(B)


 

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