Piedmont
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Our most recommended Piedmont Day Trips

  • Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

    1. Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

    Join a wine tasting and drive along the most panoramic wine routes of Piedmont. Wind through the vineyards where the Nebbiolo grapes are cultivated to produce the famous Barolo wine. Admire the picture-perfect Langhe hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site, dotted with medieval towers, castles, and quaint villages. Continue to a boutique winery, step inside the aging cellar, and enjoy a premium wine tasting of 4 to 5 wines, sampling different types of Barolo. At the end of your tour, transfer to either the town of Barolo or to another village in the area for some free time to explore numerous wine shops enjoying the slow-paced Italian lifestyle.

  • Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

    2. Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

    Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Piedmont on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Turin. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field in Carru. As this is dependent on weather conditions, the precise location will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a safety briefing, climb into the basket suspended beneath the balloon, and begin your float up to altitudes of 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.

  • From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

    3. From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

    Depart Turin and journey to the Sacra di San Michele by private coach, and get ready to experience one of the most beautiful abbeys of the Italian Alps. You can choose either a private or shared experience for this tour. Famous worldwide as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel "The Name of the Rose" (and for the film adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater), the Sacra di San Michele is regarded as one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. It was founded on the summit of Mount Pirchiriano and overlooks the valley of the Val di Susa with breathtaking views of the Alps. To reach the marble "Doorway of the Zodiac" (Porta dello Zodiaco) visitors must climb 243 steps, but the unique view from the top is worth it. Discover the whimsical 12th-century "Doorway of the Zodiac" and look closer at its putti (cherubs) pulling at e...

    Great experience. Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Driver was helpful. Definitely recommend the tour.

  • From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

    4. From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

    Depart Milan on a high-speed train for the town of Domodossola, the last Italian frontier before the Swiss border. Here, you will begin your adventure on the “Green Train of the Alps.” The train will take you on a journey through the Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Cutting between the Alps, your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will introduce you to the secrets of mountains and the valleys as they appear before your eyes. After around 2-hours of breathtaking panoramas, you will arrive in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun. Here, you will stop for lunch (not included), before departing on your cruise to Interlaken on a state of the art steamboat. Whilst crossing the lake, take a moment to snap some pictures of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, 3 famous mountains whose recognizable shapes are reflected in the light blue water of the lake. Once in the Interla...

    Good tour operator and nice to try Europe train and see interlaken nice mountain view

  • Private Truffle Hunt with Wine Tasting

    5. Private Truffle Hunt with Wine Tasting

    Italy's Piedmont region is a gastronomic hotspot, and on this private tour, you'll have the opportunity not just to taste but to hunt for one of its most famous culinary products: the truffle.  Go behind-the-scenes and join a truffle hunter and his dog on a walk through the woods in search of these hidden treasures. Depending on the season, this 1-1.5-hour hunt will lead you in search of the White Truffle of Alba (in season from late September to January) or the black Scorzone truffle (in season during the Summer months). Truffle hunting involves walking on paths that can be slippery, muddy, and occasionally steep, so appropriate footwear is strongly recommended.  After the truffle hunt, learn the secrets of Barolo winemaking in a visit to a family-run winery. Sample 4-5 types of Barolo and discover what makes this local wine special.

  • Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

    6. Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

    Enjoy a full-day tour with a private car and driver from your Hotel in Turin. Your professional guide and driver will escort you to the most famous towns of the Monferrato and Langhe area. Start your day with a visit to Alba, famous for its white truffle and delicatessen. Enjoy the city centre before continuing on to Neive; once called one of the most beautiful Hamlets in the world. After your tour of Alba you will continue to the Barolo Region. Whilst in Barolo you will get the opportunity to try some of the region's most famous wines, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Roero and Barbera. Sample the Barolo wines from this region and get the chance to try a DOCG accredited wine. After your wine tasting session enjoy a light lunch in a typical Trattoria with a full view of breathtaking landscapes of the Langhe Hills and see why they are a UNESCO heritage listed site. Once you have fi...

    Our guide was very informative about the area , being a local!!! She could tell us the history and answer any questions we might have. From agricultural to the local cuisine. She was able to get us exclusive sites knowing the the owners personally !! She helped us to our train and even helped us with out bags !!! I would us this service again for sure !!!

  • From Stresa: Isola Pescatori Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket

    7. From Stresa: Isola Pescatori Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket

    Get stunning views of Lake Maggiore and stop at the small Borromean islands and islets on a hop-on hop-off boat service between Stresa and Isola Superiore Pescatori. A private boat service is also available. Relax and travel at your own pace with a flexible schedule. Leave the boat at any of the islands and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue.  Visit the quaint fishing village on Isola Superiore Pescatori. Enjoy its charming local craft market and stop for lunch or drinks at one of the restaurants or bars overlooking Lake Maggiore. Here you can taste local dishes which include fish from the lake such as including perch, whitefish, whitefish, and many more. After,  Go for a stroll around to discover the charm of this tiny island.  Cross back to Stresa, where you can journey up into the hills to visit the botanical gardens of the Villa Pallavicino.

  • Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

    8. Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

    A tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snowcapped mountains and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local cuisine and drink Barbaresco wine in one of the best wineries of the region. This tour will give you the chance to go truffle hunting in Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy. Truffles grow underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts from Piedmont will explain everything...

  • From Turin: The Palace of Venaria Skip-the-line Tour

    9. From Turin: The Palace of Venaria Skip-the-line Tour

    Take an excursion from Turin to the Palace of Venaria, a former lavish hunting lodge that has been completely restored and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy hassle-free access with a skip-the-line entry ticket. Meet your guide in downtown Turin and transfer to Venaria Hunting Palace. Begin your exploration of the historic residence of the House of Savoy. Soak in the rich history and beauty of the site as you walk through the stunning Baroque interiors of the palace. See the enchanting Hall of Diana made by Amedeo Castellamonte. Admire the splendor of the Great Gallery (Galleria Grande). Continue to another one of Filippo Juvarra's masterpieces, the solemn Church of St. Hubert (Chiesa di Sant'Uberto). Finally, take a stroll in the peaceful gardens with a glittering stag fountain.

  • From Alba: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

    10. From Alba: Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

    Travel along the panoramic Barolo wine route on a full-day tour. Enjoy the beautiful views of vineyards, medieval towers, and quaint villages throughout the Piedmont region. First, visit an off-the-beaten track winery where Barolo wine is aged. Enjoy a generous wine tasting comparing different types of Barolo aged in large barrels. Then, have some free time in one of the villages in the area. Browse through the many wine shops and enjoy the quiet and cozy atmosphere. Make your way to the second winery of the day. Here, enjoy a light lunch of salami and cold cuts, a plate of cheese with honey and jam, and warm focaccia. Enjoy a selection of wines produced on site.  Later, drive east of Alba to the Langhe Hills. This region has a unique microclimate and is perfect for growing the Nebbiolo grapes used in Barbaresco wine. Visit a family-run cellar and partake in a tasting session of new w...

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What people are saying about Piedmont

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Natalia our guide was awesome. Had some trouble getting in the first castle but Natalia stood her ground and wouldn't give up - she got us in. The vineyard in Canavese was wonderful. Domenico was welcoming and his love and passion for his vineyard shone through. The wines were superb and he helped us with our order and arranged shipping. The place was beautiful, peaceful, and we would highly recommend visiting.

Eventhough the weather wasn’t great, it was a wonderful experience to drive around the small villages with our guide Marco, hearing their story and ending it with a well executed and tasteful wine tasting. This is a great way for beginners to the Barolo area to experience the wine and history.

Tour guide Manuela and driver great, food was very good and plentiful, only the view was missing. All in all a great, informative and entertaining excursion!

Great experience. Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Driver was helpful. Definitely recommend the tour.

Good tour operator and nice to try Europe train and see interlaken nice mountain view