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Piedmont Food and Wine Tour

The classic trip with Barolo, Barbaresco & truffle hunt

Length

6 Days

Group size

4-12 travelers

Travel style

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Piedmont: Wines and Flavors - 5 Days

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Trip highlights

Tasting the two extremes of the Barolo area

Stay in Real Castello di Verduno

Visit a cheesemaking family

Visit to a small family winery in Barbaresco

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Truffle hunting with Carlo

Slow Food University and Wine Bank

Visit to a hazelnut family

When the mists rise from the Tanaro and enchant the valleys, it is the most beautiful time in Piedmont! The winegrowers in Barolo and Barbaresco have brought in the harvest and welcome us for a tasting. As darkness falls, we accompany Carlo and his dogs on a truffle hunt. In the hilly country of the Alta Langa, we are welcomed by a family of cheese-makers and a hazelnut cream producer family.

Travel information: Airport: Turin (From the airport you take a Bus to the main railway station) / By train: Turin Porta Susa Central Station or Bra Station. We recommend our transfer service, which can be booked depending on the place of arrival (Turin Airport, Turin Porta Susa Central Station or Bra Station).

Parking: Guests arriving by car can easily park on the property's premises.

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available. Please reach out to us and let us know any dietary restrictions when you book

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

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Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont

Map

Itinerary

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station/center Turin - hotel Real Castello Verduno

From

USD 102

FEAST standard room Foresteria Real Castello Verduno

0 Days

Extra Night Standard Room Foresteria

In case you want to arrive a day earlier or stay a bit longer, you can book your room here.

From

USD 96

transfer train sapio

0 Days

Transfer train station Bra - hotel Real Castello Verduno

From

USD 24

FEAST - Baloon GRP Tour

0 Days

Hot Air Balloon group Tour

Experience an unforgettable adventure with our hot air balloon tour! Group tours are available on Saturdays or Sundays. Our prices include the complete flight, covering rendezvous, inflation, approximately an hour-long flight, landing, a flight baptism, and return to the launch site via our transportation. The total time for the entire activity is approximately 3 and a half to 4 hours, inclusive of insurance and ground crew assistance. Participants are required to be in good physical condition and wear suitable sportswear for outdoor activities, such as long pants and closed-toe, flat shoes like sneakers or hiking boots. Passengers must be at least 120cm tall to fly. Passengers weighing 110kg or more are subject to a surcharge of €95 per person for inclusion in a group flight. For safety reasons, we do not allow pregnant women, individuals who have recently undergone surgery, or those with motor impairments on board. Please note that we are not qualified to provide medical advice. If in doubt, we kindly ask you to consult your physician before booking. Please note that booking does not guarantee the tour, as we must first check availability and whether a minimum number of participants has been reached.

From

USD 252

FEAST- Hot air balloon private tour Piedmont

0 Days

Hot Air Balloon private Tour

Experience an unforgettable adventure with our hot air balloon private tour! This private flight allows you to have exclusive access to both the hot air balloon, the pilot, and the crew, and to choose the date of the flight. Our prices include the complete flight, covering rendezvous, inflation, approximately an hour-long flight, landing, a flight baptism, and return to the launch site via our transportation. The total time for the entire activity is approximately 3 and a half to 4 hours, inclusive of insurance and ground crew assistance. Participants are required to be in good physical condition and wear suitable sportswear for outdoor activities, such as long pants and closed-toe, flat shoes like sneakers or hiking boots. Passengers must be at least 120cm tall to participate. For safety reasons, we do not allow pregnant women, individuals who have recently undergone surgery, or those with motor impairments on board. Please note that we are not qualified to provide medical advice. If in doubt, we kindly ask you to consult your physician before booking. Please note that booking does not guarantee the tour, as we must first check availability.

From

USD 482

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer airport Turin - hotel Real Castello Verduno

From

USD 123

Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont

Piedmontese Welcome Dinner

Meals Included: Dinner

Make your way to the wine-growing town of Verduno, which is about 64 kilometres from Turin. There, you will stay in the Real Castello di Verduno, a country castle where the foundation stones for today's Barolo were laid in the mid-19th century, under the King of Savoy, Carlo Alberto. Over dinner in the Castello's restaurant, you will get to know your fellow travellers, the hosts, the fine Piedmontese cuisine, and the week's program.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

SAPIO La Morra
SAPIO La Morra Silvio Grasso
SAPIO Enrico Rivetto Serralunga d'Alba

Biodynamic Barolo farm

A Panoramic Tour of Barolo's Vineyards

Hiking along the Barolo trail

Tasting the two extremes of of Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: By Foot (1:00h)

Discover and learn about the diversity of Barolo wine

After a rich breakfast with sweet and savoury dishes, you will hike on the "Sentiero del Barolo" from Verduno to La Morra. The hike offers fantastic views over the vineyards of the Barolo area. Afterwards, you will visit the first Barolo winemaker of the day.

Lunch today is in La Morra, where there is still a traditional 19th century stone mill. You will have a light lunch of Piedmontese specialities in the restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have your second wine tasting at a biodynamic winemaker on the old side of the Barolo area Serralunga d'Alba.

In the evening, you will end the eventful day with another typical Piedmontese autumn menu.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

Hike Verduno-La Morra:

  • distance: about 4 km
  • time: 1 hour
  • altitude gain: little difference in altitude
  • Difficulty: easy

(Those who cannot walk can be driven by bus)

SAPIO Alta Langa Raflazz
SAPIO Alta Langa Raflazz
SAPIO Alta Langa Cuor di Nocciola

Murazzano DOP with cheese making family

biodiversity Alta Langa

Hazelnut tasting with family

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (1:30h)

Sheep's cheese tasting

Today, you drive towards Liguria into the hilly country of the Alta Langa. At an altitude of 600-800 metres, the hazelnuts thrive particularly well and the many mountain herbs make the cheeses spicy. In the morning, you will visit a dairy farmer and cheese maker family who will show you their production and affinage. At lunch, you will enjoy their cheese and some other "little things".

In the afternoon, you will visit a family that has been processing hazelnuts for generations. A special cultivar of hazelnut grows in Piedmont, the so-called Tonda Gentile Trilobata, which is considered the most delicious. The story of Ferrero from Alba is also based on this nut. The products are addictive, whether for nibbling, in pasticceria and gelato, or mixed with cocoa as Gianduja cream (the Nutella for adults). Also included is a big helping of the inimitable Piedmontese hospitality and humour.

After an impressive day, you will be taken back to Verduno, where you will have a great time in a restaurant along the way.

SAPIO tavola academica
Piedmont, Cooking, Sapio
SAPIO Bra Boccondivino

Lunch at the university

Banca del Vino

The Cradle of Slow Food

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Public Bus (0:30h)

The birthplaces of the Slow Food movement

Today, you can take it a little easier. In the mid-morning, you will visit the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Banca del Vino in nearby Pollenzo, two foundations of the Slow Food movement.

Lunch today is at the university, but don't worry, there will be no exams. You can simply enjoy the experience and relax.

In the late afternoon, you will go to Bra, where you will have some free time. In the evening, you will be at Boccondivino in Bra, one of the legendary birthplaces of Slow Food.

SAPIO Barbaresco e truffles
SAPIO Barbaresco e truffles Carlo
FEAST - truffle

Visit at small Barbaresco producer

Lunch at trattoria in Barbaresco

Truffle search with Carlo

Farewell dinner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (1:00h), By Foot (2:00h)

Night truffle hunt

Today, you will head to Barbaresco, where you will visit a small family-run winery.

After a midday snack and a walk through the wine-growing village, you return to the Castello for a break.

In the evening, set off to meet Carlo, a trifolau,(truffle hunter) in one of the neighbouring villages, who will take you on a nighttime truffle hunt with his dogs. Carlo will tell you a lot about the new generation of trifolau, who invest a lot of value and time in the biodiversity of the Langhe and the preservation of the truffle.

Afterwards, you will accompany Carlo to a restaurant, where an unforgettable truffle dinner with white albatross truffles (Tuber magnatum pico) has been prepared for you to enjoy your last evening to the full.

Night hike with truffle search:

  • distance: About 2-3 km
  • time: 1-1.5 hours
  • altitude: 100 m difference in altitude downhill and uphill
  • difficulty: easy

Sturdy shoes are recommended.

SAPIO Langhe addon
SAPIO Langhe addon
SAPIO Langhe addon

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Piedmont. We would be happy to provide you with suggestions for extending your trip.

FEAST standard room Foresteria Real Castello Verduno

0 Days

Extra Night Standard Room Foresteria

In case you want to arrive a day earlier or stay a bit longer, you can book your room here.

From

USD 96

FEAST Cherasco Golf Club

0 Days

Weekdays Green Fee Cherasco Gold Club

The Cherasco Golf Club is the only golf course in the Langhe. It is located in Cherasco, one of the 12 municipalities that can produce Barolo wine with DOCG status. It is well known to the golfing public for the quality of the course and the services offered. Furthermore, it is a favorite destination for those who love good food combined with sport. Among the services offered are: - 18-hole golf course that is fun and suitable for all types of players; - Practice Course; - Efficient and welcoming reception; - Equipment hire; - Hand and electric trolley hire; - Golf Cart rental - Changing rooms - Bar/Restaurant - Swimming pool during summer Albergo Agenzia 5 MINUTES by car Real Castello Verduno 10 MINUTES by car

From

USD 75

FEAST vespa tour Barolo

0 Days

Self-guided tour of the Barolo area with an e-Vespa

The electric Vespa tour of the Barolo area will take you to admire stretches of vineyards as far as the eye can see, picturesque villages and majestic castles. It starts in Pollenzo, continuing on to La Morra, Barolo, Novello, Monforte d'Alba, and arriving in Grinzane Cavour via Serralunga d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto: ancient villages, each with its own castle or tower to remind us of their rich past. Vineyards are an integral part of this landscape of gentle slopes and harmonious geometries, symbolizing the close relationship between man and land. The Barolo red wine is the absolute protagonist, and you can taste and buy it in the Regional Wine Shops or in the numerous wine cellars you will encounter along the way.

From

USD 91

0 Days

Golf Cart Rental Cherasco Golf Club

From

USD 59

0 Days

Electric Trolley Rental Cherasco Golf Club

From

USD 16

FEAST Cherasco Golf Club

0 Days

Weekdays 9 holes Green Fee Cherasco Golf Club

The Cherasco Golf Club is the only golf course in the Langhe. It is located in Cherasco, one of the 12 municipalities that can produce Barolo wine with DOCG status. It is well known to the golfing public for the quality of the course and the services offered. Furthermore, it is a favorite destination for those who love good food combined with sport. Among the services offered are: - 18-hole golf course that is fun and suitable for all types of players; - Practice Course; - Efficient and welcoming reception; - Equipment hire; - Hand and electric trolley hire; - Golf Cart rental - Changing rooms - Bar/Restaurant - Swimming pool during summer Albergo Agenzia 5 MINUTES by car Real Castello Verduno 10 MINUTES by car

From

USD 59

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel Real Castello Verduno - Bahnhof Bra

From

USD 24

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel Real Castello Verduno - train station/center Turin

From

USD 102

FEAST Cherasco Golf Club

0 Days

Driving Range Green Fee Cherasco Golf Club

The Cherasco Golf Club is the only golf course in the Langhe. It is located in Cherasco, one of the 12 municipalities that can produce Barolo wine with DOCG status. It is well known to the golfing public for the quality of the course and the services offered. Furthermore, it is a favorite destination for those who love good food combined with sport. Among the services offered are: - 18-hole golf course that is fun and suitable for all types of players; - Practice Course; - Efficient and welcoming reception; - Equipment hire; - Hand and electric trolley hire; - Golf Cart rental - Changing rooms - Bar/Restaurant - Swimming pool during summer Albergo Agenzia 5 MINUTES by car Real Castello Verduno 10 MINUTES by car

From

USD 27

Guides

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo

Adriana

Adriana Cattaneo can truly be considered a citizen of the world! Of Italian orig…

Konstantin Steinmeyer

Konstantin

Born in Hamburg, Konstantin Steinmeyer trained as a chef, then completed his A-l…

Dates & Prices

Start date

End date

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Price

11

Sep

2024

16

Sep

2024

Full

From

USD 2,678

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Your guide for this tour

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The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

11

Sep

2024

16

Sep

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

USD 2,678

23

Sep

2024

28

Sep

2024

Full

From

USD 2,678

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Your guide for this tour

FEAST logo no TC photo

The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

23

Sep

2024

28

Sep

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

USD 2,678

6

Oct

2024

11

Oct

2024

Available

From

USD 2,679

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Guide

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo

Adriana

Your guide for this tour

Adriana Cattaneo can truly be considered a citizen of the world! Of Italian origins, she was born in Colombia and, due to her father's job, grew up and studied in different places all over the world approaching cultures that combine Latin culture with East and West: Germany, England, Ghana, Malaysia and the Philippines, are just some of the places where Adriana has lived. An imprinting like this cannot leave you untouched! Every moment of Adriana's life has been immersed in the culture, language and customs of the countries in which she has lived. About 20 years ago, she returned to her father's origins, settling down in Turin, Italy, which she affectionately considers her ultimate home. Here she works as an English teacher and interpreter for various international fairs and training institutions. Her love for Italian traditions and food culture, and her kind and giving nature made Adriana decide to join our team as a tour guide, wanting to take explorers, like herself, by the hand and show them the local culinary wonders.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


6

Oct

2024

11

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo
Available

From

USD 2,679


or


20

Oct

2024

25

Oct

2024

Available

From

USD 2,679

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Guide

Konstantin Steinmeyer

Konstantin

Your guide for this tour

Born in Hamburg, Konstantin Steinmeyer trained as a chef, then completed his A-levels, followed by a degree at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont and two master's programs in Italy. He then traveled the world with various projects in his luggage. The cuisine of Piedmont and a small tower where he now lives led him to put down roots in Piedmont, which is now his second home and which he shares with our guests with great pleasure and knowledge.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


or


20

Oct

2024

25

Oct

2024

German speaking tour

Konstantin Steinmeyer
Available

From

USD 2,679


or


Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

Info

Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is USD 322 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

5 Nights at the Real Castello di Verduno

Daily Breakfast

No hotel change

4 Dinners (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 2 in a typical restaurant, 1 in an agriturismo, 1 in the hotel

1 Truffle dinner in Barbaresco (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): in a typical Restuarant

4 Lunches (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 2 in a typical restaurant, 1 at the cheese family producer's, 1 at Pollenzo food & wine University.

1 Truffle hunt with Carlo

3 Winery visits and tastings

1 Excursion to the Alta Langa

1 Visit to a hazelnut farmer

1 Visit to a cheese maker family

All the above-mentioned guided tours, entrance fees, and visits

All transfers during the trip

Qualified, multilingual Feast tour guide on site

Entrance tickets for all services included in the tour program

Daily small extras: the Feast+

Travel documents, detailed information, and packing tips

Your trip supports the Ventura TRAVEL project for holistic environmental protection

10 EUR donation to the V Social Foundation to support community projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

FAQs

If the traveller withdraws before the start of the trip or does not start the trip, Ventura loses the right to the travel price. Instead, Ventura may demand reasonable compensation from the traveller. This shall not apply if Ventura is responsible for the cancellation or if unavoidable, extraordinary circumstances occur at the destination or in its immediate vicinity, which significantly impair the performance of the package tour or the transport of persons to the destination; circumstances are unavoidable and extraordinary if they are beyond the control of the party invoking them and their consequences could not have been avoided even if all reasonable precautions had been taken.

Ventura has defined this claim for compensation to which it is entitled in the following cancellation fees. The calculation is made taking into account the time of the cancellation declared by the traveller up to the contractually agreed start of the trip, the expected saving of expenses and the expected acquisition through alternative use of the travel services. The compensation shall be calculated as follows according to the time of receipt of the declaration of cancellation by Ventura or the travel agent:

a) General cancellation fee (as a percentage of the travel price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare: up to 65 days before departure 20% from the 64th to 30th day before departure 25% 45% from the 29th to 15th day before departure from the 14th to 7th day before departure 60% from the 6th day before departure 80% 90% on the day of departure and in the event of a no-show

For bookings in the FLEXI fare: up to 65 days before departure 0% from the 64th to the 45th day before departure 10% from the 44th to the 30th day before departure 20% from 29 days before departure, the cancellation fees are identical to those of the CLASSIC rate

b) Special cancellation fee:

Special offers/specials, individually prepared package tours and group tours may be subject to special cancellation conditions, to which explicit reference is made in the respective service description or travel advertisement/offer and the travel confirmation in accordance with Art. 250 §§ 3, 6 EGBGB.

Ventura reserves the right to demand higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates, insofar as Ventura can prove the occurrence of significantly higher expenses than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

We advise you to take out travel cancellation insurance, as it can always happen that you are unable to travel shortly before the departure date due to unforeseen illness, an accident or for other reasons. Repatriation assistance insurance is strongly recommended!

If you pay for your Feast trip with your VISA credit card, you are normally insured, but please ask your bank to confirm this. If you do not wish to take out insurance, Feast cannot be held liable.

Feast's travel insurance offer:

We offer 3 types of insurance (cancellation cover/all-round cover/travel cover) when you book online through our partner HanseMerkur. Of course, you can also contact other insurance companies of your choice.

The following links will take you to the insurance booking portal. After booking, you will receive your insurance documents and invoice directly from our partner HanseMerkur.

For Germany, Austria and Belgium, click here https://secure.hmrv.de/rvw-ba/initBa.jsp?baid=419&adnr=4562815&fTypId=0&locale=de_DE

For Switzerland, click here https://secure.hmrv.de/rvw-ba/initBa.jsp?baid=800&adnr=4577797&fTypId=0&st=HMINT&locale=de_CH&mId=21

You can book your travel insurance at any time from the moment you book your trip up to 30 days before the start of your trip.

No, all our tours include an individual journey in order to avoid unnecessary national bundled flights and to give you the opportunity to organise your journey individually.

We are happy to help you plan and decide on flights, train connections or intermediate stages.

If you need a transfer from the airport or train station, we can organise this for you.

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is due upon receipt of the invoice. Please transfer the remaining payment no later than 21 days before departure. Bank transfers from Germany and other EU countries via IBAN and BIC are fast and inexpensive. You can also pay conveniently by credit card.

According to our terms and conditions, we can cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached up to 21 days before the start of the trip. As a rule, we will inform you one month in advance to discuss alternatives. You can then, for example, choose another date or an alternative trip. If these options are not suitable for you, we will refund the full travel costs already paid. However, it is rare that a trip cannot be realised. As soon as a trip is guaranteed to take place, we will highlight this on our "Dates & Prices" page.

You can start organising and booking your journey as soon as we have confirmed that the trip is guaranteed to take place. This happens at the latest approx. 30 days before the start of the trip. If the minimum number of participants has already been reached, you will of course be informed immediately.

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