Stacey and Jordan

Please see revised Tour.

FOCUS

To give you a wonderful relaxing break with wine food and amazing surroundings. No stress whatsoever, not over busy nor empty, we hope it ticks all the boxes for you and happy to discuss and there are some options and points to discuss.

FLIGHTS


Super your have you Air  arranged we have these details thus far.

Arrival       LIN at 3PM  Thursday       16th April Departure LIN at 1PM  Thursday        23rd  April
Note:  1 Airport Transfer  out has been included from Villa Crespi to Linate.

HOTELS


Turin for 2 Nights at Grand Hotel Sitea to start is really good news, Its a lovely place, Food food food and a leisurely start, your right in centre, shopping is all on your doorstep and everything is close by.

Then into the Langhe, Unesco World heritage for the outstanding beauty. Villa Amelia is a delight the GM is a good mate and he knows what I expect. 3 Nights

We are in Villa Crespi, not wanting to put your expectations to the moon but it is pure heaven and we already booked the restaurant for the night of the 21st.  2 Nights.


Grand Hotel Sitea:  Turin

IN 16th April OUT 18 April  2 nights

Executive double.​ Confirmed


Villa Amelia. Piedmont wine region

IN ​18th ​ April OUT ​21st April​ 3​ Nights

 Junior Suite. Confirmed


Villa Crespi: Lakes.

IN 21st April OUT  ​23rd April  2 Nights

Deluxe Room. Confirmed


Wines and Wineries We know we need keep it light on the wines, However that said there are only 3 wine days out which is a good compromise we feel, what do you think?

Meals We will make reservations for lunches and dinners throughout, but let you eat Al Carte, why restrict you. It sounds like you are sufficiently sophisticated and do not need to much hand holding in this respect.


  Saluti Tim

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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

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Hotel: Villa d’Amelia, Benevello

VILLA D’AMELIA

Villa d’Amelia is situated just outside the small town of Benevello, overlooking the vineyards for miles with the Alps in the distance. This is a lovingly restored farm and winery. The view from the terrace is delightful, vineyards as far as the eye can see. The restaurant has a Michelin Star and with clement weather this terrace is a joy to be on with its stunning surroundings. The outside swimming pool and spa area also overlooks the countryside. Rooms are tastefully done and although not enormous in size it’s the service of this hotel which sets it apart.

We like the size and feel of this hotel, good food, good people and well-trained staff. Entry rooms are small, we recommend moving up 3 levels for a decent sized room. The restaurant is of course a destination in itself and it would be a shame while staying at Villa D’Amelia not to dine here.

Website Villa d’Amelia

Villa d’Amelia Tripadvisor comments

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Hotel: Villa Crespi, Lago d’Orta

This is the real thing: a classic and unique villa with a wonderful service and fabulous restaurant all adjacent to the most beautiful unspoilt lake of Northern Italy: Lago di Orta. It is the perfect base to visit some of the countryside around this lake and just a short walk takes you to the path that allows you to walk on the water’s edge and taking a dip. The rooms are filled with period antiques, comfortable beds and have lovely views over the lake and surroundings. The breakfast is a highlight with a huge range of choices catering for all tastes. If weather allows, we recommends having breakfast outside on the terrace. For dinner? Just try what the chef recommends, including the wines. This is a glorious gourmet experience.

Website Villa Crespi

TripAdvisor Comments

Video

Tour Outline & Guiding – Jordan and Stacey

GUIDING 


Tim


Tim was born in UK and is of Scottish descent. Tim was introduced to fine wines in 1988 when he worked for the Sakagura Wine & Liquor, part of Intercontinental Group in Hong Kong. He was responsible for selling their collection of Bordeaux Wines and other top quality new world wines, probably the best collection in Asia at that time. He never quite recovered from tasting the very best at the age of 18. However, he went on to complete his studies in Economics and Business. He was unable to find a suitably well-paid job in wine in London and so embarked on a career in finance. He decided to leave finance in 1998 to refocus on finding a project involving his love: the wine. He inaugurated Robertson Wine Tours in 2003. The business has grown organically over the years and despite efforts to get involved in exporting he has stuck to the tried and tested formula of offering his clients the best the wine countries have to offer. Client base of Robertson Wine Tours is rightly demanding of the best, extremely well-travelled and generally with knowledge of wine.


 

TOUR OUTLINE  April 2019


DAY 1 – Thursday 16th.  Arrival in Turin / First look at Turin / Sleep Grand Hotel Sitea

DAY 2 – Friday  17th.  Enjoy Turin with Monica / PM Free to explore

DAY 3 – Saturday 18th.  Check out G.H. Sitea  / Piedmont Wine and Cultural Experience  / Check in & Sleep V. Amelia. 

Day 4 – Sunday 19th.  Wineries of Barolo & Barbaresco 2 wineries / Dinner Reserved at Damian Nigri at Villa. Amelia

DAY 5 – Monday 20th.  Enjoy a Day out in the Langhe with Samantha

DAY 6 – Tuesday 21st  Check out V. Amelia / Lunch in Gattinara / la Boca Tasting / Check in & Sleep V.Crespi. 

DAY 5 -Wednesday 22nd.  Free to to enjoy Villa Crespi and Orta  / PM Free to Relax /  Dinner Reserved at Villa Crespi

DAY 6 – Thursday 23rd.  First AM Free / Check out V.Crespi /Transfer to Linate / Flight to USA

 

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Tour Day by Day – Piedmont.

 


DAY 1 – Thursday 16th.  Arrival in Turin / First look at Turin / Sleep Grand Hotel Sitea


 

Afternoon

Arriving at Milan Linate Airport (LIN)  

Private Transfer to Turin by yourselves, happy to advise.

Rail  arrival 5 Minutes Taxi to Grand Hotel Sitea (Not Included)

Check IN at  AM/PM Grand Hotel Sitea

Solferino. Walking distance.

Welcome Dinner At restaurant Website: Ristorante Solferino

Welcome Dinner with wines 

Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

 

Sleep at  Grand Hotel Sitea / Room Category: Executive Room


(D)

 


 


DAY 2 – Friday  17th.  Enjoy Turin with Monica / PM Free to explore


Morning

9.30 AM Guided City Tour of Turin (Walking Tour)

Afternoon

Non Guided City Tour of Turin.
Walk down via po and reach piazza Vittorio, 10/15 minutes walk you will reach Monte dei Cappuccini and enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of this regal city.
We recommend you visit Porta Palazzo market, the biggest open market in Europe with plenty of Gastro opportunities.

Specific Sights.

The Shroud of Turin (copy on Display)
Mole Antonelliana
Egyptian Museum….May seem weird to suggest it but its the best collection outside of Egypt.
Automobile Museum

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at  La Badessa serving ancient recipes, its close and not overtly expensive.  

Website La Badessa

Arrival at Grand Hotel Sitea

 

Sleep at  Grand Hotel Sitea / Room Category: Executive Room


(B) 


DAY 3 – Saturday 18th.  Check out G.H. Sitea  / Piedmont Wine and Cultural Experience  / Check in & Sleep V. Amelia. 


Morning

Check OUT from Grand Hotel Sitea

Departure from Grand Hotel Sitea with Tim

Private Transfer to Castiglione Falletto

Visit & Wine Tasting at Parusso Winery 

Website Parusso

Lunch with wine at Osteria I Rebbi

Website: Osteria I Rebbi

Afternoon

Short Private Transfer to Monforte D Alba

Visit and Wine Tasting at one of the Conterno Fantino

Website: Conterno Fantino

While we are here we would like to add in a tasting here if you agree

Visit & Wine Tasting with Wines at Giovanni Manzone

Website: Manzone Giovanni

Private Transfer to Villa Amelia

Arrival and Check in at Villa Amelia

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at informal Bistrot of  Villa Amelia.

 

Sleep at  Villa Amelia/ Room Category:  J. Suite


(B) 


Day 4 – Sunday 19th.  Wineries of Barolo & Barbaresco 2 wineries / Dinner Reserved at Damian Nigri at Villa. Amelia


Morning

 

Departure from Villa Amelia with Tim

Private Transfer to Barbaresco

Visit the beautiful Town of Barbaresco

Afternoon

Lunch Suggestion at Risorgimento Restaurant

Website: Trattoria Risorgimento

Transfer to Barbaresco

Visit & Wine Tasting at Pelissero Winery Or Ca Del Baio

Website: Ca del Baio

Website: Pelissero

Transfer to Alba

Time to explore Alba 

Private Transfer to Benevello

Arrival at Villa Amelia

Dinner suggested and reserved at this stunning restaurant

Damiano Nigro at Villa D Amelia

 

Sleep at  Villa Amelia/ Room Category:  J. Suite


(B) 

 


DAY 5 – Monday 20th.  Enjoy a Day out in the Langhe with Tim


Morning

Today we are going to have a full day out, but we will not try to pour more wine into you.

We would like to play this day by ear, Tim will discuss all the options that make sense.

Being April we are not worried about making last minute reservations for Lunch or museums and such like

So a full day to explore the Villages and Borgos of Piedmont of which there is unlimited supply.

Afternoon

Lunch Suggestion at TBD

Exploring the Langhe with Tim

Arrival at Villa Amelia

Late Afternoon  Your Own

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Taste at Località Tre Stelle Barbaresco

Dinner  Suggestion. Transfers not included. Highly recommended.

Website: Osteria Taste

 

Sleep at  Villa Amelia/ Room Category:  J. Suite


(B)


DAY 6 – Tuesday 21st.  Check out V. Amelia / Lunch in Gattinara / la Boca Tasting / Check in & Sleep V.Crespi. 


Morning

First AM Free

Check OUT from Villa Amelia

Reception & Departure from Villa Amelia  with Tim 

Private Transfer to Gattinara

Suggested Lunch at Villa Paolotti Restaurant

Website: Villa Paolotti

Afternoon

Private Transfer to Boca

Full Visit & Wine Tasting at Le Piane Winery 

Website: Boca Le Piane

Arrival at Villa Crespi

Check in at Villa Crespi

Relaxing at Villa Crespi

Dinner Suggestion Pan e Vino, Amazing wines and great people, Only for Cheese and Hams etc Reserved

Walking Distance 20 minutes into Central Orta

 

Sleep at Villa Crespi / Room Category: Deluxe Room partial lake view


(B)


DAY 7 – Wednesday 22nd. Free to to enjoy Villa Crespi and Orta / PM Free to Relax /  Dinner Reserved at Villa Crespi


 

Morning

We have asked Villa Crespi about Bikes
Enjoy the Village of Orta San Giulio and shopping
Make another Boat Cruise this time on Orta and visit the Island by Boat
The Sacro Monte di Orta. Devotional Sacred Mount Complex, It is one of the 9 Calvary (sanctuary) Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included in UNESCO World Heritage list.
Enjoy Walking and of course Villa Crespi and its grounds and services

Afternoon

Lunch Suggestion

Not Included a la Carte at La Motta Restaurant. (Walking)

Relaxing at Villa Crespi

 

Reserved Dinner. Not Included a la Carte at Villa Crespi Restaurant

Please Note: 2-Star Michelin Restaurant. Perfectly priced wine list, dive in.

 

Sleep at Villa Crespi / Room Category: Deluxe Room partial lake view


(B)

 


DAY 8 – Thursday 23rd.  First AM Free / Check out V.Crespi / Drive to Linate / Flight to USA


Morning

Check OUT from Villa Crespi

Transfers out to Linate Airport

10. 30  Departure for LIN for 1 PM Approx Flight

 


B


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Costs Inclusions & Exclusions –

PRICES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE  OCCUPANCY

Grand Hotel Sitea (Executive Double) 2 Nights
Villa D’Amelia  (J. Suite) 2 Nights
Villa Crespi (Deluxe) 2 Nights

 

Tour and Hotel Cost Per Person:   3,080 Euros

 

Sales Tax Per Person:  677 Euros

 

Final  Price per Person:  3,757 Euros

 


ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


7 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels included in the Itinerary
Private Transport with Air Conditioning
Bilingual Expert Guiding with Wine Professional and Licensed Cultural
6 Daily Breakfasts
Welcome Dinner with Wines
Entrance Fee & Premium Wine Tastings at ALL the Wineries
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary
Airport Transfer out from Villa Crespi to Linate

NOTE: We reserve the right to Alter the Wineries and Restaurants if we feel it can benefit the tour.


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Overnight Tourist Taxes for Hotels (Very small)
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 Sites & Museums
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary
Payment by Credit Card. 1,8% Visa/Mastercard. Amex 2.3%

Tim Robertson
Owner & Director of Robertson Wine Tours

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