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Town of Vernazza, Cinque Terre National Park
Piemonte, Italy's Langhe Wine District
Torino, Capital of Piemonte Skyline
View over Lake Maggiore, towards Stresa

Piedmont, the Cinque Terre & Northern Lake District Educational Trip for Travel Professionals October 17 - 26, 2019 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01202
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 10 days
  • Departs from : Turin
  • Meeting Place : Hotel Sitea Turin (Torino)

Description

This educational trip of Italy is designed for travel professionals who want to learn more about Northern Italy's incredible geography, culture, food and wine.  The journey includes Italy's most famous national park, the "Cinque Terre" and an incredible exploration through the region of Piemonte famous the world over for the incredible wines and culinary traditions. In addition to the fantastic wine estates and glorious coastal areas on this trip we will explore the gorgeous northern Lake District with a micro-climate that is unique in the world and boasts some of the finest gardens.  With fine wine, delicious food, stunning scenery, gardens and visits to some of Northern Italy's most fantastic private estates - this trip is sure to be not only an educational experience, but also a trip of a lifetime.  

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Meeting at the hotel Sitea in the afternoon at 5 PM - Turin (Piedmont) - Welcome Dinner at 7:30 PM

Where we visit : Torino
Meeting Location : Hotel Sitea Turin (Torino)

We will meet with you directly at 5 PM in the lobby of the Hotel Sitea located in the City center of Turin (Torino) for an orientation time. We would like to give you some tips in case you arrive in Turin early during the day, for those actually they can be going to the Royal Palace in the City center 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel, or alternatively see the National Automobile Museum as well as visiting the Lingotto complex which are the symbols of Turin and reachable only 20 minutes from the hotel by transportation. For more information our team will be glad to help you at the reception of the hotel. 
This evening a welcome dinner will be served at one of our recommended restaurants and it will be offered pleasantly by us.

Overnight at hotel Sitea.

Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - Full day immersion through the history of Turin with our official local guide starting at 9 AM

Where we visit : Torino

Today after breakfast you will be doing many of activities. You begin at 9 AM from the hotel with having one of our official tour guide called Monica for a walking tour to take you exploring through the Former residence of the royal palace of Turin (Palazzo Madama) which was the first seat of the Italian Senate house between seventh-nineteenth centuries.

Today you will visit the second largest Egyptian museum after that one in Cairo as well as the "Mole Antonelliana" which is the City Icon hosting the National Cinema Museum, not to mention a chance to admire the gorgeous panorama view which is breathtaking to realize how beautiful this crown of the Alps is. Lunch is on your own and evening for some free time to rest and enjoy as what you wish.

Overnight in Turin at Grand hotel Sitea.

 

Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 3 - Beginning the day at the 9 AM to see the Royal hunting logge of Venaria & Italy's most prestigious wine producing Prosecco producer & one of the Most Beautiful Estates in the region of Piemonte

Where we visit : Torino, Gavi

Today we leave from hotel Sitea in Turin at 9 AM to get to UNESCO World Hertiage site of the Venaria Reale which is the Royal Hunting Lodge, the visionary dream of the dynasty.

After this beautiful and interesting place, you will be heading into the hilly city of Gavi situated in the countryside of Piedmont to start smelling the expensive perfume of the high quality of wine produced in the region. In the early afternoon we will check in to hotel Villa Sparina (Hotel Ostelliere) situated in the Province of Alessandria which is best known for the town of Asti Cinzano Spumante. Mr Alfonso the general manager of the villa will introduce you to the history of the property, followed by a welcome aperitif. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about this wonderful place through a site inspection visiting their large cellar as well as a gourmet section to be attended that includes dinner served on the house, including delicious local wine!

Overnight in Gavi at hotel Villa Sparina. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 4 - Departure at 8:30 AM for a site inspection Guarenee Castle and truffle hunting experience in the Langhe Hills with a wine tasting

Where we visit : Barolo, Alba

Today we are leaving at 8:30 AM and begin one of the most interesting tour of the entire educational trip by getting into the "Langhe hills" and "Roero hills" which are perfect lands where local people here produce the best quality of wine in Italy such as Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco. First of all you will go on  a site inspection at the Guarenee Castle which is one of the hotels we work with and then have an aperitif served on the house. Then we will go to experience what truffle season is about during October in the region of Piedmont especially in Alba where the truffle festival takes place this period of time. Here in Alba you will have a light lunch on your own and then we will begin the amazing truffle hunting experience in the Langhe area. After that we will go visiting for a wine tasting at Collina San Ponzio Winery with some ifo taken about Barolo and Grinzane Cavour Castle. discovering this beautiful landscape scenery of Piemonte. Drinking and eating will be the main things to do today.  Return to Villa Sparina for some rest and time at leisure in the evening.

Overnight at hotel Villa Sparina. 

Please copy the links below and paste it on web to check the properties out :
www.collinasanponzio.com
www.castellodiguarene.com

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting
 

Day 5 - Leaving Villa Sparina at 9:30 AM for Monterosso al Mare (5 Terre) - On the way to there site inspection at Relais San Maurizio and Relais Sant' Uffizio with light lunch benvenuto

Where we visit : Gavi, Cioccaro - Penango, Santo Stefano Belbo

After breakfast we will leave from Villa Sparina at 9:30 AM to go inspecting two beautiful properties we have a contract with - Relais San Maurizio & Sant' Uffizio and have a light lunch accompanied by a glass of excellent wine (Light lunch and wine are included). Then we will continue driving to Monterosso al Mare where you will check in to hotel Margherita located in the City center and have a welcome aperitif. Once you are there you will be at leisure to take a walk around if you wish and enjoy the area for the rest of the day. 

Overnight at Hotel Margherita in Monterosso al Mare.

Please copy the links below and paste it on web to check properties out :
www.relaissantuffizio.com
www.relaissanmaurizio.it
www.lagodellesorgenti.it
www.hotelmonterosso.it/index.php?id=1857&L=1

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 6 - Departure at 9:15 AM for a tour of the 5 villages in the National Park of 5 Terre & Site inspection Hotels Baia & Porto Roca

Where we visit : Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza

This morning after a buffet breakfast we will get on a public boat at 9:15 AM go visiting the other 3 villages : Vernazza, Corniglia (Only visitable reached by land), Manarola and Riomaggiore which are part of the national park called "Le 5 Terre".

We will admire "La via dell' Amore" the lovers' street and have lunch in Vernazza (wine not included).

In the afternoon we will do a site inspection at the Hotel Baia in Monterosso as well as the Hotel Porto Roca and then return to the hotel Margherita and let you enjoy the free evening downtown Monterosso al Mare with its illuminated and spacial atmosphere.

Overnight at hotel Margherita.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 7 - Full day tour starting at 9 AM to visit Portofino and Santa Margherita ligure

Where we visit : Portofino, Santa Margherita Liguria

Today at 9 AM after breakfast we will leave Monterosso al Mare at 9 AM to spend all day in Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, two of the most beautiful areas along the Riviera with their beautiful placed flowers along the seafront, which the Liguria region is so famous for. Here you will have a morning at leisure to enjoy these pretty places and taste some of the local delicious food.

In the late afternoon we will head back to the hotel. This evening we have a couple of choices where to eat dinner so please take our recommendations to enjoy your meal (Dinner on your own).

Overnight at Hotel Margherita

Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 8 - Departing at 8:30 AM from the Cinque Terre going through the lake district (Stresa) and get to Lake Como

Where we visit : Monterosso Al Mare, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como

Today we depart from hotel Margherita in Monterosso al Mare at 8:30 AM to go to Stresa (Lake Maggiore) and eat lunch there (Lunch included, wine not included). Then we will check in to Hotel Metropole Suisse in Lake Como. from now on you will discover the northern part of Italy surrounded by many unique beautiful lakes. This evening we recommend you few restaurants that we know very well and where we wish you experience (Dinner not included).

Overnight at Hotel Metropole Suisse in Como.
 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 9 - Boat tour starting at 9 AM and overlooking view lake Como - Farewell dinner at 7:30/8 PM

Where we visit : Liguria, Bellagio
This morning after breakfast we will get ready to go experiencing another boat tour at 9 AM to see Bellagio which is a pretty peninsula as well as Tramezzo situated beside lake Como. Along the tour we will sightseeing Villa Carlotta and many other attractions with lunch on your own and in the evening we will take you on the funicular to get to one of the most breathtaking panorama view at the top of the promontory above Lake Como.

The farewell dinner will be in Como at one of our favorite restaurants-pizzerias.

(Dinner with plenty bottles of wine will be served on the house).

Overnight at hotel Metropole Suisse.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 10 - Regretfully say ARRIVEDERCI ITALIA and fly out from Milan or stay with us for a longer journey

Where we visit : Lake Como, Milan
Today everybody will regretfully say ARRIVEDERCI ITALIA unless you decide to stay with us longer and do the south of Italy as well !!!

For those you are flying back to the United States, we will be leaving Lake Como for Milan airport at 8:30/9 AM.

We will be very happy to help you with all your needs and hopefully have you still enjoying this marvelous experience much longer by heading South of Italy to see more.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TRAVELING WITH US!!!

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING YOU PROMOTE NORTHERN ITALY AND JOINING US AGAIN SOON !!!
Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 star hotels in great locations
  2. Air-conditioned coach
  3. All transfers
  4. English speaking professional tour guide
  5. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour
  6. Entrance Fees
  7. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  8. Luggage handling at hotel
  9. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  10. Tastings of local products
  11. Welcome cocktail
  12. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. International fights
  3. Local City Hotel Tax Paid Directly to Hotel
  4. Optional excursions during your tour
  5. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  6. Travel Insurance

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