Wine & Food Experience in Northern Italy: Piedmont ROBERTSON WINE TOURS for Cindy & Jim Sunday 22nd May 2016 - Sunday 29th May 2016


FOCUS


The pursuit of a meaningful travel for Robertson Wine Tours means getting involved in the local culture of a specific region or a country as quickly as you can. Robertson Wine Tours 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 that you will never forget. Our guides have proven themselves with years of experience, wonderful personalities and of course in depth knowledge of their subjects. Most of all, we want to enable you to have an amazing and unforgettable tour by sharing with you the insights and things we most love: food, wines and great company in world-class settings. We will use different tasting techniques, which all contribute to fulfil your wine tourism experience. But tasting, enjoying and discussing the wines and food is of course the main event. To summarize, the main objective of this tour is for you to taste very interesting wines (not just the most expensive or the famous) and gain a great understanding of the places you are going to visit in the time you have available.

Table of contents


Hotels:

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: Da Felicin, Monforte d’Alba

This property is owned and managed by the outstanding and historical restaurant of the same name. Nino, the owner, and his father before him are proud custodians of Da Felicin. The garden and the restaurant are located in the lower part of Monforte and just 200 meters away are the superb apartments with a wonderful pool and great vineyard views. The breakfast that Nino’s kitchen prepares is delicious and there are plenty of delightful communal areas. This is a great stay in roomy apartments with incredible views over Barolo. As well as liking these apartments very much, we hope you will also have the chance to eat in the restaurant while you are here. Reservations through us highly recommended.

Website Da Felicin

TripAdvisor Comments

Tour Guiding & Outline – Piedmont – 7 Nights


GUIDING & EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS


Sandro Minella (Piedmont)

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, the ancient heart of Piedmont. He started organizing wine tours, wine 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 Phone Contact in Piedmont: 0039 348 4895991


TOUR OUTLINE


DAY 01: Arrival IN / Turin / Welcome Wine Tasting & Dinner / Grand Hotel Sitea
DAY 02: Sightseeing Turin: Cultural Experience
DAY 03: Sightseeing Turin: Cooking Experience
DAY 04: Sightseeing Roero & Cherasco: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience / Monforte d’Alba / Da Felicin
DAY 05: Sightseeing Barolo: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience
DAY 06: Sightseeing Barbaresco & Alba: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience
DAY 07: Sightseeing Barolo & La Morra: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience
DAY 08: Monforte d’Alba / Turin / Departure OUT


BREAKFAST, LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary, we make it clear where meals are included:

(B) Breakfast
(L) Lunch
(D) Dinner

Tour Day by Day – Piedmont – 7 Nights


DAY 01 – Sunday 22nd May 2016
Arrival IN / Turin / Welcome Wine Tasting & Dinner / Grand Hotel Sitea


Flight Air France AF1702
Arriving at Turin Airport (TRN) at 03:00 PM
From Paris Airport (CDG)

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

Private Transfer to Turin

04:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Grand Hotel Sitea

07:00 PM Reception & Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Sandro Minella

07:30 PM Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at La Badessa Restaurant

08:30 PM Welcome Dinner with Wines at La Badessa Restaurant

11:00 PM Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

Sleep at Grand Hotel Sitea / Room Category: Deluxe

(D)


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


10:00 AM Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Monica Gnocchi

Walking Guided City Tour of Turin

01:00 PM Reserved Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Consorzio Restaurant in Turin

03:00 PM Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Turin On Your Own OR

Optional Guided Visit at Egyptian Museum of Turin
Please Note: 2 Hours / At Walking Distance.

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 / Room Category: Deluxe

(B)


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


10:15 AM Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

10:30 AM Cooking Experience at La Palestra del Cibo Cooking School with Chef Teutonico

01:00 PM Lunch Based On Your Creations at La Palestra del Cibo Cooking School

03:00 PM Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Turin On Your Own OR

Optional Guided Visit at Egyptian Museum of Turin
Please Note: 2 Hours / At Walking Distance.

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Vintage 1997 Restaurant in Turin
Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Grand Hotel Sitea / Room Category: Deluxe

(B) (L)


DAY 04 – Wednesday 25th May 2016
Sightseeing Roero & Cherasco: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience / Monforte d’Alba / Il Giardino Da Felicin


08:15 AM Check OUT from Grand Hotel Sitea

08:30 AM Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Sandro Minella

Private Transfer to Monteu Roero

09:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Angelo Negro Winery

11:15 AM Private Transfer to Canale d’Alba

11:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Cascina Ca’ Rossa Winery

01:30 PM Lunch with Wines at Villa Tiboldi Restaurant

03:30 PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Malvirà Winery

04:30 PM Private Transfer to Cherasco

05:15 PM Short Guided City Tour of Cherasco

06:15 PM Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

06:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Il Giardino Da Felicin

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Il Giardino Da Felicin Restaurant

Sleep at Il Giardino Da Felicin / Room Category: Suite Deluxe

(B) (L)


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


09:15 AM Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Sandro Minella

09:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Fantino Conterno Winery

11:15 AM Private Transfer to Serralunga d’Alba

11:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Fratelli Massolino Winery

01:15 PM Private Transfer to Barolo

01:30 PM Lunch with Wines at La Vite Turchese Restaurant

03:00 PM Short Guided City Tour of Barolo 

03:45 PM Private Transfer to Castiglione Falletto

04:00 PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Giacomo Fenocchio Winery

05:45 PM Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

06:00 PM 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 / Room Category: Suite Deluxe

(B) (L)


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


09:00 AM Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Sandro Minella

Private Transfer to Barbaresco

09:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Bruno Rocca Winery

11:15 AM Private Transfer to Neive

11:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Orlando Abrigo Winery

01:15 PM Private Transfer to Alba

01:30 PM Lunch with Wines at La Piola Wine Bar & Restaurant

03:00 PM Short Guided City Tour of Alba

03:45 PM Private Transfer to Neive

04:00 PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Paitin Winery

05:30 PM Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

06:30 PM 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 / Room Category: Suite Deluxe

(B) (L)


DAY 07 – Saturday 28th May 2016
Sightseeing Barolo & La Morra: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience


09:15 AM Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Sandro Minella

09:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Parusso Winery

11:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Franco Conterno Winery

01:15 PM Private Transfer to La Morra

01:30 PM Lunch with Wines at Osteria More & Macine Restaurant

03:15 PM Short Guided City Tour of La Morra

03:45 PM Private Transfer to Verduno

04:00 PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Castello di Verduno Winery

05:45 PM Private Transfer to Monforte d’Alba

06:00 PM Arrival at Il Giardino Da Felicin

Suggested Dinner Not Included at Osteria dei Catari Restaurant in Monforte d’Alba
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Il Giardino Da Felicin / Room Category: Suite Deluxe

(B) (L)


DAY 08 – Sunday 29th May 2016
Monforte d’Alba / Turin / Departure OUT


07:45 AM Check OUT from Il Giardino Da Felicin

08:00 AM Departure from Il Giardino Da Felicin with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Porta Susa Train Station

09:30 AM Arrival at Porta Susa Train Station

Train OUT from Porta Susa Train Station (Turin) at 10:11 AM

(B)


END of SERVICES



ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
7 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Overnight Tourist Taxes
Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfast
5 Lunches & 1 Dinner with Wines
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at 12 Wineries
1 Cooking Experience
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Entrance Fee to Museums & Sites
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary


If you are interested in this tour then please email us at [email protected]
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