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Guided Walking : Europe

Italy: Piedmont

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 3-6 Miles Daily

Italy: Piedmont

Along the gentle hillsides of the Langhe, where a patchwork of sheep paddocks and Dolcetto grape arbors give way to chestnut forests full of wild truffles, you’ll discover what makes Piedmont Italy’s ultimate destination for food and wine. In the birthplace of the Slow Food movement, you’ll savor every step of your journey: rubbing shoulders with artisans, sampling world-class wines in 200-year-old cellars, and exploring fertile river valleys full of orchards. Your path follows ancient trails along the medieval “Salt Route” connecting Italy and France, passing through nature parks backed by snowcapped Alpine peaks and walled hilltop towns. In Turin, follow elegant boulevards to baroque piazzas, historic museums, and verdant parks along the Po River. Gain a deep appreciation for local artisans during visits with beekeepers, vintners, and cheese makers, sampling their wares along the way. Piedmont—recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage site—is a feast of Italian culture and cuisine; come experience its bounty with us.


Tour Highlights:
  • Make pasta during a hands-on cooking class at a farmhouse restaurant in Roero, afterwards kicking back with a glass of wine to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  • In the forested hills of the Alta Langa, search for white and black truffles with an expert forager and his canine companion, who will teach you how to hunt for these indulgent delicacies.
  • Sit down for lunch in the home of a master cheese maker, sampling his legendary sheep cheese— made in the metodo tradizionale with milk from his own Langhe ewes.
Flight + Tour Combo

10 days, 9 nights

FROM $5,548 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Turin | 2 nights $348

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

FROM $4,498 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Meet in Turin

After a walking tour of Turin, transfer to Pollenzo, where you’ll stay at the former country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, next door to the Slow Food movement’s University of Gastronomic Services and Wine Bank.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 2

Treiso: The Rocche dei Sette Fratelli

Learn about the fine art of truffle hunting on today’s walk through the renowned vineyards and hazelnut groves of the Alta Langa. Stop at a farm above Borgomale to taste savory cheeses made from the milk of the long-eared Langhe sheep, then return along the Tanaro River from Roddi to Pollenzo.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 3

Guarene circuit: Sentiero dell’Acino e della Pera Madernassa

Enjoy orchard and vineyard vistas as you walk from Treiso through the Barbaresco wine region. After a delicious organic lunch at a local agriturismo, you’ll transfer to tonight’s lodging, a lovingly restored 17th-century farmhouse in the Natural Park of the Rocche.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 4

Natural Park of the Rocche: Il Sentiero del Lupo

Discover the unique ecosystem of the Cliffs of Roero, whose more than 950 plant species make it a paradise for apiculture. Sample honey at a local beekeeper’s house before stopping for a trailside picnic. This evening, learn the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine during an optional cooking lesson.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 5

Diano d'Alba to Grinzane Cavour

Enter the rolling, vine-covered hills of the Langhe region, crowned by medieval villages and crisscrossed by walking paths. Stunning Alpine views unfold as you descend from Diano d’Alba through vineyards of Dolcetto grapes. After visiting the 13th-century Grinzane Cavour castle, pause for lunch in Castiglione Falletto, then continue walking to charming Monforte d’Alba.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 6

Monforte to Barolo

Walk through Barolo country, visiting several of its renowned wine-producing villages and enjoying a tour and tasting at the historical Marchesi di Barolo winery. This evening, toast the week’s adventures at a festive farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 7

Visit to Alba. Departure from Turin

Visit the Piedmontese truffle capital of Alba this morning before transferring back to Turin.

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Day 1

Meet in Turin

After a walking tour of Turin, transfer to Pollenzo, where you’ll stay at the former country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, next door to the Slow Food movement’s University of Gastronomic Services and Wine Bank.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 2

Treiso: The Rocche dei Sette Fratelli

Today’s walk takes you from Treiso through the renowned vineyards and hazelnut groves of the Alta Langa. Stop at a farm above Borgomale to taste savory cheeses made from the milk of the long-eared Langhe sheep, then return through forest of oak, chestnut, and pino silvestre, the Langhe’s only native pine, to Pollenzo.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 3

Guarene circuit: Sentiero dell’Acino e della Pera Madernassa

Enjoy orchard and vineyard vistas as you walk from beautiful Guarene, home to an 18th century castle, through the Barbaresco wine region. After a delicious organic lunch at a local agriturismo, learn about the fine art of truffle hunting from a local expert. Later, you’ll transfer to tonight’s lodging, a lovingly restored farmhouse in the Natural Park of the Rocche.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 4

Natural Park of the Rocche: Il Sentiero del Lupo

Discover the unique ecosystem of the Cliffs of Roero, whose more than 950 plant species make it a paradise for apiculture. Sample honey at a local beekeeper’s house before stopping for a trailside picnic. This evening, learn the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine during an optional cooking lesson.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 5

Diano d'Alba to Grinzane Cavour

Enter the rolling, vine-covered hills of the Langhe region, crowned by medieval villages and crisscrossed by walking paths. Stunning Alpine views unfold as you descend from Diano d’Alba through vineyards of Dolcetto grapes. After visiting the 13th-century Grinzane Cavour castle, pause for lunch in Castiglione Falletto, then continue walking to charming Monforte d’Alba.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 6

Monforte to Barolo

Walk through Barolo country, visiting several of its renowned wine-producing villages and enjoying a tour and tasting at the historical Marchesi di Barolo winery. This evening, toast the week’s adventures at a festive farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 7

Visit to Alba. Departure from Turin

Visit the Piedmontese truffle capital of Alba this morning before transferring back 
to Turin.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Turin, Italy

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Turin, Italy

Upon arrival at Turin International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45- minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Grand Hotel Sitea, approximately 40-minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin

A landmark four-star hotel located in the heart of the city and ideally positioned for exploring Turin on foot, this property is renowned for its history, elegance, and hospitality. With its regal Empire styling, gracious courtyard terrace, and a restaurant specializing in local fare, it’s the ideal retreat for travelers hoping to enjoy Turin’s Old Town and Quadrilatero Romano.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Italy: Piedmont tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Grand Hotel Sitea at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Italy: Piedmont (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

After a walking tour of Turin, transfer to Pollenzo, where you’ll stay at the former country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, next door to the Slow Food movement’s University of Gastronomic Services and Wine Bank.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 2

Treiso: The Rocche dei Sette Fratelli

Learn about the fine art of truffle hunting on today’s walk through the renowned vineyards and hazelnut groves of the Alta Langa. Stop at a farm above Borgomale to taste savory cheeses made from the milk of the long-eared Langhe sheep, then return along the Tanaro River from Roddi to Pollenzo.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 3

Guarene circuit: Sentiero dell’Acino e della Pera Madernassa

Enjoy orchard and vineyard vistas as you walk from Treiso through the Barbaresco wine region. After a delicious organic lunch at a local agriturismo, you’ll transfer to tonight’s lodging, a lovingly restored 17th-century farmhouse in the Natural Park of the Rocche.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 4

Natural Park of the Rocche: Il Sentiero del Lupo

Discover the unique ecosystem of the Cliffs of Roero, whose more than 950 plant species make it a paradise for apiculture. Sample honey at a local beekeeper’s house before stopping for a trailside picnic. This evening, learn the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine during an optional cooking lesson.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 5

Diano d'Alba to Grinzane Cavour

Enter the rolling, vine-covered hills of the Langhe region, crowned by medieval villages and crisscrossed by walking paths. Stunning Alpine views unfold as you descend from Diano d’Alba through vineyards of Dolcetto grapes. After visiting the 13th-century Grinzane Cavour castle, pause for lunch in Castiglione Falletto, then continue walking to charming Monforte d’Alba.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 6

Monforte to Barolo

Walk through Barolo country, visiting several of its renowned wine-producing villages and enjoying a tour and tasting at the historical Marchesi di Barolo winery. This evening, toast the week’s adventures at a festive farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 7

Visit to Alba. Departure from Turin

Visit the Piedmontese truffle capital of Alba this morning before transferring back to Turin.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Turin

After enjoying breakfast and a visit of Alba, a complimentary small-group transfer brings you to the Grand Hotel Sitea (by approximately 1:15 p.m.) for your post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin

A landmark four-star hotel located in the heart of the city and ideally positioned for exploring Turin on foot, this property is renowned for its history, elegance, and hospitality. With its regal Empire styling, gracious courtyard terrace, and a restaurant specializing in local fare, it’s the ideal retreat for travelers hoping to enjoy Turin’s Old Town and Quadrilatero Romano.

Departure

Ciao! This morning a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Turin International Airport based on your departure time. (Your departure transfer time will be communicated to you on tour by your guides.)

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Turin

2 nights from only $348

  • Two nights at the Grand Hotel Sitea*
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Italy with an additional two nights in Turin, “the capital of the Alps,” a distinguished city of baroque buildings and beautiful riverside parks. While there, you’ll have the opportunity to tour regal House of Savoy palaces, people watch in the Piazza Castello, and visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. With its tree-lined boulevards and stately gardens, Turin often reminds travelers of Paris, and you’ll delight in exploring the Versailles-inspired gardens of the Palazzo Reale. Of course, the city is all Italy where it counts: a stroll through the Quadrilatero Romano will yield numerous excellent restaurants serving Piedmontese fare in this, the capital of the Slow-Food movement.

Single Supplement: $248

Flight + Tour Combo plus Pre-Tour Extension Dates: May 11-22, 2016, September 14-25, 2016, September 21-October 2, 2016, October 5-16, 2016

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights at the Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Italy: Piedmont guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Turin
2 nights from only $348

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

Request A Reservation

OR Call 800.234.6900

Download Full Itinerary
Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Turin, Italy

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Turin, Italy

Upon arrival at Turin International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45- minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Grand Hotel Sitea, approximately 40-minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin

A landmark four-star hotel located in the heart of the city and ideally positioned for exploring Turin on foot, this property is renowned for its history, elegance, and hospitality. With its regal Empire styling, gracious courtyard terrace, and a restaurant specializing in local fare, it’s the ideal retreat for travelers hoping to enjoy Turin’s Old Town and Quadrilatero Romano.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Italy: Piedmont tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Grand Hotel Sitea at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Italy: Piedmont (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

After a walking tour of Turin, transfer to Pollenzo, where you’ll stay at the former country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, next door to the Slow Food movement’s University of Gastronomic Services and Wine Bank.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 2

Treiso: The Rocche dei Sette Fratelli

Today’s walk takes you from Treiso through the renowned vineyards and hazelnut groves of the Alta Langa. Stop at a farm above Borgomale to taste savory cheeses made from the milk of the long-eared Langhe sheep, then return through forest of oak, chestnut, and pino silvestre, the Langhe’s only native pine, to Pollenzo.

Accommodation: Albergo dell’Agenzia, Pollenzo

The historical country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy restored into a four-star hotel with extensive grounds, outdoor swimming pool, and indoor spa. The complex also houses the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Italian Wine Bank, and Ristorante Guido.

Day 3

Guarene circuit: Sentiero dell’Acino e della Pera Madernassa

Enjoy orchard and vineyard vistas as you walk from beautiful Guarene, home to an 18th century castle, through the Barbaresco wine region. After a delicious organic lunch at a local agriturismo, learn about the fine art of truffle hunting from a local expert. Later, you’ll transfer to tonight’s lodging, a lovingly restored farmhouse in the Natural Park of the Rocche.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 4

Natural Park of the Rocche: Il Sentiero del Lupo

Discover the unique ecosystem of the Cliffs of Roero, whose more than 950 plant species make it a paradise for apiculture. Sample honey at a local beekeeper’s house before stopping for a trailside picnic. This evening, learn the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine during an optional cooking lesson.

Accommodation: Agriturismo Le Querce del Vareglio, Canale

A simple yet lovingly restored 17th-century traditional farmhouse and working farm located in a natural preserve with a swimming pool and network of walking trails.

Day 5

Diano d'Alba to Grinzane Cavour

Enter the rolling, vine-covered hills of the Langhe region, crowned by medieval villages and crisscrossed by walking paths. Stunning Alpine views unfold as you descend from Diano d’Alba through vineyards of Dolcetto grapes. After visiting the 13th-century Grinzane Cavour castle, pause for lunch in Castiglione Falletto, then continue walking to charming Monforte d’Alba.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 6

Monforte to Barolo

Walk through Barolo country, visiting several of its renowned wine-producing villages and enjoying a tour and tasting at the historical Marchesi di Barolo winery. This evening, toast the week’s adventures at a festive farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Villa Beccaris, Monforte d’Alba

With views over the villages of the Barolo region, this restored villa perched above the charming village of Monforte offers elegantly decorated rooms, a manicured park and gardens, and a sun-filled conservatory.

Day 7

Visit to Alba. Departure from Turin

Visit the Piedmontese truffle capital of Alba this morning before transferring back 
to Turin.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Turin

After enjoying breakfast and a visit of Alba, a complimentary small-group transfer brings you to the Grand Hotel Sitea (by approximately 1:15 p.m.) for your post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin

A landmark four-star hotel located in the heart of the city and ideally positioned for exploring Turin on foot, this property is renowned for its history, elegance, and hospitality. With its regal Empire styling, gracious courtyard terrace, and a restaurant specializing in local fare, it’s the ideal retreat for travelers hoping to enjoy Turin’s Old Town and Quadrilatero Romano.

Departure

Ciao! This morning a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Turin International Airport based on your departure time. (Your departure transfer time will be communicated to you on tour by your guides.)

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Turin

2 nights from only $348

  • Two nights at the Grand Hotel Sitea*
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Italy with an additional two nights in Turin, “the capital of the Alps,” a distinguished city of baroque buildings and beautiful riverside parks. While there, you’ll have the opportunity to tour regal House of Savoy palaces, people watch in the Piazza Castello, and visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. With its tree-lined boulevards and stately gardens, Turin often reminds travelers of Paris, and you’ll delight in exploring the Versailles-inspired gardens of the Palazzo Reale. Of course, the city is all Italy where it counts: a stroll through the Quadrilatero Romano will yield numerous excellent restaurants serving Piedmontese fare in this, the capital of the Slow-Food movement.

Single Supplement: $248

Flight + Tour Combo plus Pre-Tour Extension Dates: May 11-22, 2016, September 14-25, 2016, September 21-October 2, 2016, October 5-16, 2016

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights at the Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Italy: Piedmont guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Turin
2 nights from only $348

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

Request A Reservation

OR Call 800.234.6900

Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2016 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Sep 18 - Sep 24 $4,698 $698
Sep 25 - Oct 1 $4,698 $698
Oct 9 - Oct 15 $4,698 $698

Flight + Tour Combo

2016 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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Sep 16 - Sep 25 $6,098
$948
Sep 23 - Oct 2 $6,098 $948
Oct 7 - Oct 16 $6,098 $948

Tour Only

2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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May 14 - May 20 $4,498 $698
Sep 17 - Sep 23 $4,498 $698
Sep 24 - Sep 30 $4,498 $698

Flight + Tour Combo

2017 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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May 12 - May 21 $5,548
$948
Sep 15 - Sep 24 $5,548 $948
Sep 22 - Oct 1 $5,548 $948

Private Adventure

Make this Tour a Private Adventure

You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Learn more about our Private Adventures.

Private Adventure Inquiry
2017 Dates Number of Travelers
6 - 11 12 - 18 Single Supplement
May 1 - Oct 31$4,698$4,498$698

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Francesca Assandri
Francesca Assandri

A native of Genoa, with Piedmontese ancestry, Francesca Assandri’s enthusiasm for Italy is contagious. A certified guide of Liguria, Francesca generously shares her knowledge of the geological features of Liguria and Piedmont and her passion for the local cuisine and customs. With a degree in geology from the University of Genoa, her ‘other’ career has taken her as far away as Texas, working for an offshore oil company.

Gianni Stanghellini
Gianni Stanghellini

Gianni Stanghellini was born in Siena, where he earned a Ph.D. in polar sciences (geology). As a certified walking guide, he enjoys sharing his knowledge about the Tuscan and Piedmontese countryside and their captivating villages with visitors. When not guiding our tours in Italy, he is a talented jazz musician, playing both sax and flute!

Alessandro Pini
Alessandro Pini

Alessandro Pini makes his home in both Milan and his native Lake Como. Having studied art history, literature, and languages, Alessandro is a certified professional guide in Milan, the Italian Lakes and Lombardy region. Fluent in English and German, he is passionate about sharing his love of Italy with guests on our Piedmont and Italian Lakes tours.

Christopher Wellington
Christopher Wellington

Having lived in Italy for more than thirty years, Christopher Wellington combines a deep love of his adopted country with wide-ranging knowledge of its past and present. A history graduate of Cambridge, he taught English and religion before moving into guiding. He is fascinated by the art and architecture of Italy, and how it has grown out of the countryside and life of the people, the source, too, of his interest in the food and wine of each region. He guides in the Italian Lakes, Cinque Terre, and Piedmont.

Mirko Maggiani
Mirko Maggiani

Born in Genoa, Mirko Maggiani is a certified mountain guide with a degree in natural science. A passion for fine wine paired with a love of nature and local food make him the perfect companion on your Country Walkers adventure in the Piedmont region of Italy. When not guiding, you can find Mirko sailing the seas along the coast of his native Italy.

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