EXPERIENCE THE ROMANCE OF TRAVEL ON TWO RAILS
Our train-based itineraries provide nostalgic insights into Italy’s culture, people and landscape. Let the train take the strain with Michelangelo!
Piedmont – Langhe – Vercelli – Turin - Lombardy - Milan
Day 1: Arrive in Northern Italy
Arrival at Turin or Milan Airport and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel, welcome drink and the rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel in Turin MEALS D
Day 2: Langhe, Alba, Barolo
Specialties of the day: Nougat & wine
This morning we will drive through the Langhe, one of the most famous Italian wine-producing areas, to reach the small town of Alba known for its truffles. During a visit at a nougat-chocolate factory we will have the chance to taste the sweet delicacy. In Barolo which is famous for its red wine of the same name we can enjoy some prestigious vintage wines during a tasting. Dinner will be at the local restaurant in La Morra where we will be able to enjoy wonderful views as well as a tasty dinner of local specialties.
Hotel in Turin MEALS B, D
Day 3: Costigliole d’Asti, Barbaresco
Specialties of the day: Truffles, wine, cheese and cold cuts
Today we will start the day in Castiglione d’Asti where we will discover the secrets of a truffle-hunt in the company of a “trufolaio” and the trained nose of his dog! We will learn all about the differences between this black and white "gold" and hear amusing anecdotes from the life of a “truffle hunter”. In the “House of Truffles” we will taste this precious delicacy and have a light lunch. In the afternoon we will drive through the Moscato and Barbaresco wine areas and stop in the pretty village of Barbaresco for a tasting of local wines and products. At the “La Contea” Restaurant which is considered to be a gastronomical institution with its own wine cellar we will enjoy a dinner full of surprises.
Hotel in Turin MEALS B, L, D
Day 4: Vercelli
Specialty of the day: Rice
Vercelli is set amidst a countryside of mainly rice-fields. On our visit to a rice-producer we will learn about the characteristics and the production-process of the rice here as well as the nutritional importance of this food. Light lunch at a restaurant where we will taste local specialties. In the afternoon stroll around the city center of Vercelli.
Hotel in Turin MEALS B, L
Day 5: Milan
Specialty of the day: Aperitif alla Milanese
Today we will travel to Milan, where an English-speaking guide will take us on a half-day tour including the Duomo Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and La Scala Theater. Free time for lunch (not included) and afternoon at disposal to enjoy shopping in Italy’s Design and Fashion capital. Later on we gather to celebrate the most cherished Italian pastimes, the aperitivo, a popular Milanese tradition of pre-dinner drinks accompanied by appetizers and finger food.
Hotel in Turin MEALS B
Day 6: Turin
Specialty of the day: Bicerin and chocolate
Today we will enjoy a guided tour of Turin, the old capital of the Savoy Kingdom and first capital city of Italy with over 2000 years of history. This charming city has a lot to offer: Baroque churches of rare beauty, noble palaces, a 12-mile-long walkway along the river, shops, restaurants, and beautiful surrounding mountains and hills. At the end of the tour we will enjoy the delicious combination of coffee and chocolate in the famous Bicerin Store where we will also taste the typical Bicerin chocolate liqueur.
Hotel in Turin MEALS B
Day 7: Turin
After breakfast, transfer to Turin or Milan airport and departure.
Transportation and Hotels
Food and Drinks
Experiences and Services
The tour does not include:
Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.
The names of restaurants, wine cellars etc, are subject to change due to their opening days. The program of the “Specialties of the day“ excursions could vary depending on the area and season.
Accomodation in 4* Hotel
Hotel NH Centro 4* - Turin
The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2018-2019 trade-show calendar.