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Sparkling Spumante and Chocolate Tour

  • Asti, Italy ©Photo di Vittorio Ubertone

    Italy, Asti, Wine, Group Travel, Group Tour ©Photo di Vittorio Ubertone
  • Capital of Chocolate © Turismo Turinmo, Roberto Borgo

    Turin, Italy - Capital of Chocolate © Turismo Turinmo, Roberto Borgo
  • Asti Region, Italy © From the Cartoline dellAstigiano photo contest

    Italy, Piedmont, piemonte, Asti, (Turin) Vineyards, Wine © From the Cartoline dellAstigiano photo contest
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    Italy, Piedmont, Piemonte, Turin, Skyline and vines, group travel, group tour, © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
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    Italy, Piedmont, Piemonte, Turin, Skyline, group travel, group tour, © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  • Asti Cathedral, Italy Italy, Asti, Cathedral, Group Travel, Group Tour © Fototeca ENIT, Gino Cianci

    Italy, Asti, Cathedral, Group Travel, Group Tour © Fototeca ENIT, Gino Cianci
7 day tour
Prices on request

A tour of pure indulgence!

Explore the beautiful wine growing region of the Piedmont. Stay in the charming town of Asti, whose province produces sparkling white Asti Spumante wine made from white muscat grapes. Furthermore spend some time strolling the elegant tree-lined boulevards of the region’s capital, Turin.

Explore Asti with a walking tour, your guide explaining the highlights and history of this medieval town. Stroll along the arcaded streets and through the main square, Piazza Alfieri. During your stay, enjoy the excellent cuisine of the local trattorias each evening. An optional excursion by coach will take you to the Barolo vineyards and the nearby town of Alba. Visit Canelli, the centre of Spumante production, with 580 wine estates! Tour the amazing network of underground cellars beneath the town and enjoy a tasting.

Visit the beautiful city of Turin too. There embark on a mission to find the city’s best chocolate with some tastings. This city is full of fascinating attractions, such as the Mole Antonelliana. Inside is the wonderful National Cinema Museum, which is definitely worth a visit. A glass lift whisks you up the centre of the building to a panoramic viewing platform. Turin is also the home of Juventus Football club and Fiat, so there’s something for everybody!


Dates

Dates throughout 2019


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Asti

Travel through this beautiful area to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at a local trattoria, and if time permits begin exploring the area.

Day 2

Asti City Day

A guided walking tour will highlight this lovely galleried town, in whose province Asti Spumante is produced. The Piazza Alfieri is the town’s large main square. An optional excursion by coach will take you to the Barolo vineyards and the nearby town of Alba.

Day 3

Asti Spumante Day

Head towards Canelli, the centre of Spumante production, with 580 wine estates! There is an amazing network of underground cellars under the town and where an included guided tour and tasting has been included (seasonal opening). A visit will also be made of the museum, cellars and plant of the most famous of all Spumante producers, the Gancia Brothers.

Day 4

Turin and Chocolate

Turin, home of the Turin Shroud, FIAT and Juventus Football Club. See the highlights of this fascinating city including Palazzo Reale, Mole Antonelliana, the Village and medieval Castle before taking the opportunity to taste delicious samples from one of Turin’s historic confectionary shops and chocolate factories. End your stay in Italy with a traditional Piedmontese Gala dinner back at the hotel.

Day 5

Depart Italy

The time has come to leave this picturesque part of Italy behind and return to the UK.


Suggested hotel

Hotel Aleramo, Asti ****

This 4 star hotel is located in the centre of Asti Town Centre, close to shops and restaurants. The air-conditioned rooms feature satellite flat-screen TV, safe and private bathroom, complete with a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries. There is free WiFi and the hotel serves a continental buffet breakfast.


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2019 dates Prices available on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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