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Food & Wine Tour - Program Details

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Tour Dates: May / September / October

The Emilia Romagna / Cinque Terre / Piemonte Food & Wine Tour offers two key starting dates to choose from. Below we have outlined the program over the 9 day / 8 night itinerary. Please note the difference for Day 7, depending on the travel dates selected.

Overview |Itinerary Details| Dates & Prices| Reservations | Terms & Conditions

Day 1: Arrive to Parma - City Tour

Arrive to Parma via your private transfer and to check in to your hotel accommodations. Later in the afternoon your guide will meet you at the hotel and take you on an introduction city tour - highlights will include Palazzo Pilotta, Teatro Farnese, the Cathedral, Battistero, and Teatro Regio. For the evening, dinner reservations at a favorite restaurant. (D, W)

Day 2: Parma - Food Tour

Morning breakfast and then your day offers a guided tour to the regions famous Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese production factories. This will be a full day, complete with lunch at a local winery. Afterwards, return to your accommodations and take the evening at your leisure. (B, L, W)

Day 3: Parma - Modena - Bologna

Morning breakfast and then your day will offer an excursion to Modena and Bologna. Each city offers unique historical centers; for Modena - the Duomo, Piazza Grande, Mercato Coperto; for Bologna - walking tour, lunch and tasting the typical food products of the city. (B, L, W)

Day 4: Cinque Terre

Morning breakfast and then you will depart for the Cinque Terre by motor coach (or 1st class train). Once arrived in the 5T you will have the time to check into your hotel then spend time to discover the famous walking paths and panoramic views. Afterwards a visit to a local enoteca wine bar for first tasting of the local wines, then a welcome dinner at a favorite restaurant. (B, D, W)

Day 5: Cinque Terre - Full Day Tour

Morning breakfast at your hotel and then time to meet your guide to embark in the morning by either the local trains or on a ferry boat; with either option giving you the opportunity to stop at the different villages at your leisure. At one of the villages, your stop will allow time for lunch at a typical local osteria. Your Boat or Train Card will allow you to connect between the villages and then take the train connection for the return to your hotel at your leisure. (B, L, W)

Day 6: Torino - City Tour

Morning breakfast and then departure to Torino (by 1st class train connection). After hotel check in, the afternoon offers a guided tour of the city, visiting its main highlights, including Piazza Castello and Palazzo Madama. The tour concludes with a Torino tradition - coffees and hazelnut chocolates (gianduiotto). Then evening provides a special dinner at one of our select restaurant. (B, D, W)

Day 7: Winery & Cooking Class or Alba Truffel Festival

(May and September tour dates) Morning breakfast and then you will start the day with a visit to one of the local wineries in the Piemonte wine region. The winery offers a visit to its production facilities, wine tasting and also an opportunity to sharpen your culinary skills with a hands-on cooking class, naturally followed by lunch of the prepared items. (October tour dates) Morning breakfast and then you will venture to Alba for a full day to experience the White Truffle Fesital. Now in its 86 edition, the festival is fully enriched with the food and wine products of the Piemonte region. With either itinerary you will eventually return to the Torino where the evening is yours to relax. (B, L, W)

Day 8: Market Shopping in Torino - Wine Enoteca

Morning breakfast and then enjoy the day taking some time for the various food markets in Torino. Later in the early evening for a final aperitif and then recommendations for dinner. (B, W)

Day 9: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check out; your transfer will take you to the Torino airport. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner W=Wine Tasting O=Olive Oil Tasting

Base price includes accommodations for 8 nights, arrival transfer from Bologna or Florence Airports, departure transfer to Torino airport; transportation as needed for excursion activities, plus meals and cultural activities as indicated (transfers from/to other cities can be provided; costs may be extra).

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