Wine Tour

Turin – Monferrato – Langhe – Milan

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WINE TOUR
Turin – Monferrato – Langhe – Milan
8 days / 7 nights
“The wine adds a smile to friendship and a sparkle to love.” (E. De Amicis)  

We propose this itinerary for individual clients (2 pax minimum – self drive) or for mini-group from 10 pax with minibus
All our selected hotels are certified “gay friendly”, to guarantee proper hospitality standards for a tourism respectful of sexual orientations and gender identities.  They are centrally located and apt to reach the main attractions. In some cases, the accommodation could be in different hotels (same category, similar location).

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Friday): MILAN - TURIN
Arrival by your flight to Milan. Transfer to Turin. Accommodation at selected gay friendly hotel. In the late afternoon meeting with our assistant to have some important tips about your tour and city nightlife. In the evening Welcome Dinner in a nice restaurant. Free time to enjoy the Friday Turin gay nightlife. Overnight.

Day 2 (Saturday): TURIN
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning and for lunch. In the afternoon Gay Walking Tour of Turin “Tuttaltrastoria” escorted by English speaking certified guide (2-3 hours): a bizarre journey through those places in Turin marked by the passage of illustrious people, somehow connected to the gay life; visits to the historical centre including San Carlo Square, the Royal Palace and the Mole Antonelliana. Wine Tasting in a local winery. Dinner in a typical restaurant. Free time to enjoy the Saturday Turin gay nightlife. Overnight.

Day 3 (Sunday): TURIN
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for further visits (our suggestion: Excursion to The Palace of Venaria) or shopping. In the late afternoon, Vermouth or Bicerin tasting. In the evening Queever Night, the most crowded gay club in town, inclusive of buffet dinner, one drink, show and disco night. Overnight.

Day 4 (Monday): TURIN – MONFERRATO – POLLENZO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by private minibus to the Monferrato Tour. First stop in Asti and meeting with the English speaking certified guide, visit to the town and Wine Tasting in local winery. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon visit to the village of Canelli and to “Gancia”, one of the most famous Italian wine-making companies, with the fascinating itinerary to discover the Underground Cathedrals, the ancient cellars where the best wines are preserved. Final wine tasting of Italian Spumante. In the late afternoon transfer to Pollenzo (homeland of Slow Food and headquarter of the National University of Gastronomic Sciences), accommodation at the hotel and Slow Food Dinner at “Garden Restaurant”. Overnight.

Day 5 (Tuesday): POLLENZO – ALBA – LANGHE – POLLENZO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Alba. “Assaggialba” Excursion, a walking tour of Alba escorted by English speaking certified guide, including food and wine tastings on the road (3 hours). Free time for lunch. In the afternoon departure to the Langhe Castles Tour, escorted by English speaking certified guide: stops in Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Barolo, including visits to the castle of Barolo; Barolo Castle hosts WiMU (the most innovative Italian Wine Museum). After the visit a wine tasting in the ancient cellars of Marchesi di Barolo will conclude this wonderful experience. Dinner in a typical restaurant, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 6 (Wednesday): POLLENZO – ORTA LAKE – MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Orta San Giulio in order to enjoy the magnificence of Orta Lake. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Milan by private minibus. Arrival to the hotel and accommodation. Apericena (light dinner) at gay disco bar PATCHOULI for the one night party “Vergine Camilla
Overnight.

Day 7 (Thursday): MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning and for lunch. In the afternoon, Gay Friendly Walking Tour of Milan escorted by English speaking certified guide (2-3 hours), with wine tasting in a local winery; visits to the Milan Cathedral, to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and to the most important historical and artistic attractions. After the tour, Good Bye Aperitif at LeccoMilano and, in the evening, free time to enjoy the gay nightlife of Milan. Overnight.

Day 8 (Friday): MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport
End of services

OUR SELECTED GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS:

Turin: HOTEL SITEA**** in standard room
Pollenzo: HOTEL CORTE ALBERTINA*** classic room
Milan: BB HOTEL SANT’AMBROGIO in standard room

The program may change for various reasons, beyond our responsibility.
Upon request, according to the taste of participants, we can design tailor made programs, for organized groups or individual tourists, in all periods of the year starting from a basic package that includes:  

- Meet & Greet with our Assistant in hotel the first day; 
- 3 nights accommodation in double room in Turin at HOTEL SITEA or similar in bed&breakfast
- 2 night accommodation in double room in Pollenzo at CORTE GONDINA BOUTIQUE HOTEL or similar in bed&breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in double room in Milan at BB HOTEL SANT’AMBROGIO or similar in bed&breakfast
- 2 typical dinners in restaurant in Turin
- Vermut or Bicerin tasting in Turin
- 1 Queever Night (buffet dinner + 1 drink + show + disco);
- 2 typical dinners in restaurant in Pollenzo
- 1 Good Bye Aperitif (buffet dinner + 1 drink);
- Walking Tours and Excursions as per program (including tastings), escorted by licensed private tour guides;
- Private GT minibus for all the mentioned transfers and tours with Driver;
- Entrance to Marchesi and Barolo Castle
- Light dinner and disco night at gay night Patchouli in Milano