ART OF LIVING: BAROLO, PORTOFINO, CINQUE TERRE & PISA
Even now I miss Italy dearly, I dream about it every night - Eila Hiltunen -
✦ 7 days/6 nights
✦ from April to November
✦ Accommodation: hotel 3-4*/agriturismo
✦ Winery tour & tasting of Barolo, “the wine of kings, the king of wines”
✦ The city of Alba & the Castle of Grinzane Cavour
✦ Portofino and the marvelous Italian Riviera
✦ Cinque Terre: “pearls” on the Ligurian Sea
✦ Pisa & the Leaning Tower
Day 1. Pick-up at Milan Malpensa airport and transfer to Langhe, one of the most beautiful wine areas in Italy. Dinner. Overnight at agriturismo/ hotel 3-4* in Langhe area.
Day 2. Breakfast. Your day in the “Barolo Lands” starts with a visit to a traditional winery where you’ll taste the also called “wine of kings, king of wines”: Barolo wine. After the visit you’ll be transferred to the picturesque Barolo town. Guided tour of the Corkscrew Museum (Museo dei Cavatappi), where it is also possible tasting some of the wines proposed by the owner (from € 2.5 to € 7 per glass). Dinner. Overnight at agriturismo/ hotel 3-4* in Langhe area.
Day 3. Breakfast. Guided tour of the Castle of Grinzane Cavour, the place where every year the World Truffle Auction takes place. On request it is possible to organize a Barbaresco wine tasting (€ 4-10 per person). After the visit we leave the stunning Piedmontese hills to reach the most enchanting eastern coast of the Italian Riviera, the Gulf of Tigullio, which stretches from the eastern part of Genoa to the Cinque Terre. Overnight at hotel 3-4* in Sestri Levante/Rapallo/Santa Margherita.
Day 4. Breakfast. Half-day guided tour (4 h) along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Mediterranean Sea, to discover famous places like Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Chiavari and Sestri Levante. Afternoon at leisure. We’ll suggest you a traditional place where tasting the delicious “focaccia” (focaccia bread). Overnight at hotel 3-4* in Sestri Levante/Rapallo/Santa Margherita.
Day 5. Breakfast. Full-day guided tour (8 h) of the stunning Cinque Terre, five small fishing villages (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore) set along a high and indented coastline, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight at hotel 3-4* in Sestri Levante/Rapallo/Santa Margherita.
Day 6. Breakfast. Transfer to Pisa. Here you’ll meet our expert guide who will lead you through the beauties of one of the most popular Italian cities. Half-day guided tour (3h) of the city. Afternoon at leisure. In late afternoon transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel 3-4* in Sestri Levante/ Rapallo/Santa Margherita.
Day 7. Breakfast. Transfer Milan Malpensa airport. End of the services. “Arrivederci”.
Pick-up and drop off at Milan Malpensa airport (days 1 and 7);
2 nights in agriturismo/3-4* hotel located in Langhe area (half-board service);
Private transfer by car/minivan + Barolo winery tour and tasting + Corkscrew Museum guided tour (day 2);
Private transfer by car/minivan + Castle of Grinzane Cavour guided tour + Private transfer by car/minivan to Liguria - Sestri Levante/Rapallo/Santa Margherita - (day 3);
4 nights in 3-4* hotel located in Sestri Levante/Rapallo/Santa Margherita;
Private transfer by car/minivan + Portofino-Italian Riviera half-day (4h) guided tour (day4);
Private transfer by car/minivan + Cinque Terre full-day (8h) guided tour (day 5);
Private transfer by car/minivan + Pisa half-day (3h) guided tour (day 6);
Ticket entrance for Pisa Leaning Tower (day 6).
Single room on request;
Pick-up and drop off from/to other destinations will be quoted at the time of request;
Barbaresco wine tasting at the Castle of Grinzane Cavour: € 4-10 per person;
Services not mentioned in the section “Services Included”.
Luxury accommodation/hotel on request;
The tour is available from April to November. Other months on request;
The Castle of Grinzane is closed on Tuesday and the Corkscrew Museum is closed on Thursday;
If some of the attractions/suppliers mentioned above are not available they will be replaced by others of the same quality;
If lunch is not included we suggest to book the restaurants in advance;
We reserve the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or events outside of our control;
Booking: advanced booking is recommended;
Cancellation Policies: please, see Terms and Conditions
I GO TRAVEL SNC, Via Monte Grappa 14, 13049, Tronzano Vercellese (Italy)
Phone: +39 3492660501 / +39 (0) 161 1681122
Location: Piedmont, Liguria, Tuscany
Period: April - May - June - July - Agust - September - October - November
Durata: 7 days / 6 nights