3 Days by Minibus, tour to the Sacra di San Michele, in the Langhe and to discover Turin

With Turin as our base, a journey to discover the Savoy city and the most iconic and spectacular symbols of our region

€ 469

If you want to discover Turin and the most visited attractions in Piedmont, and do it with those who live there, know the area and take you to discover it as you would do with a group of friends who come to visit you, we imagined this three-day trip that will take us from the Alps to the hills of the Langhe, from the top of the Mole Antonelliana to the al fresco tables of a historic café in the center, from the Basilica of Superga to the viewpoint of the Sacra di San Michele.

For the first two days of the trip we will depart in the morning by minibus to visit Barolo, Alba, the Unesco heritage hills with world famous wines, and then the abbeys of the marvelous Valsusa, land of pilgrims for millennia, and we will return to the city in the evening, to enjoy the aperitifs, the local cuisine, the charm of the center of the first capital of Italy. On the last day we will visit together the most important attractions in Turin, tasting the famous bicerin and local cuisine, and taking the elevator inside the Cinema Museum to climb to the top of the Mole Antonelliana, whose unmistakable profile is the symbol of Turin .

For the two nights of the trip we will be based in a special and welcoming place, highly symbolic for the city of Turin, the Double Tree by Hilton Torino Lingotto, a 4-star hotel set in the renovated the historic Fiat factory, and whose roof is the iconic test track, which we can visit and which offers a splendid view of the city. 

In a small group of up to 8 travelers, these 3 days will entertain you, surprise you, and definitely you will want you to come back to discover more of our land!

Arco susa

 

Day 1 - The Langhe

The first leg of our journey will take us to the UNESCO heritage hills of the Langhe, where we can visit the extraordinary Cathedrals of the Wine of Canelli, with a wine tasting, have lunch in a nice typical restaurant and then, on secondary roads, follow a path through the most iconic villages of this area of wines and good food: Barolo, La Morra with the colored chapel and the belvedere, the giant benches and the vineyards from which to enjoy the view, before returning to the city for the evening.

Day 2 - the Sacra di San Michele and the Valsusa

Main attraction of the day today will be the wonderful Sacra di San Michele: its profile, high on Mount Pirichiano, is the symbol of the Piedmont Region, and climbing to the top, admiring the view from this privileged place, rich in history and charm, is a great emotion.

We will also be able to walk in the beautiful Roman area of Susa, a corner of the Roman Empire in the perfectly preserved mountains, and visit the fascinating abbey of S. Antonio di Ranverso with its valuable frescoes of the early 15th century Jaquerio. 

We will then return to Turin

Day 3 - Urban tour of Turin, the Cinema Museum and the Mole Antonelliana

After breakfast we will start the day by visiting the spectacular test track of the historic Lingotto factory, located on the roof of the Double Tree hotel by Hilton Torino Lingotto, our hotel during this trip, and which was made famous in the world by the legendary 1969 film The Italian Job. We will then reach by minibus on the Superga hill, scene of the Grande Torino tragedy, to embrace the city with a view before descending and exploring the elegant arcades of the Center on foot, stopping at one of the legendary historic cafés to taste the famous Bicerin, the delicious drink made with chocolate, coffee and cream, and calmly savoring the Savoy atmosphere. For lunch we will be able to taste classic Piedmontese dishes in a typical restaurant, and then we will visit the Cinema Museum, in the spectacular Mole Antonelliana. We can even climb to the top with the elevator, to feel even more at the center of city life!

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Alessandro

Alessandro is a sportsman and a team player: soccer, tennis, beach volley, baseball, basketball, even poker, if there is a game you'll find him there. Self-made guitarist, fearless snowboarder, his manners are sweet and his humour will charm you. The last to go to sleep, the first to wake up in the morning to take his dog for a walk and get ready, perfectly groomed. He drives smoothly and knows every road in our beautiful Piemonte.

Never without: a ball to play with

Favourite quote: "I can draw horses very well"

The price of this 3 Days by Minibus, tour to the Sacra di San Michele, in the Langhe and to the discovery of Turin, of 469 euros, includes:

  • Transportation for 3 days on our brand new, air conditioned and free wi-fi equipped 9 seats minibus
  • 2 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included (Single room surcharge: 50 euros total)
  • Visit to the winery with tasting
  • Panoramic tour by Minibus on the secondary roads of the Langhe
  • Visit to the town of Barolo, la Morra, Barolo Chapel
  • Visit to the city of Susa and its Roman archaeological area
  • Visit to the Sacra di San Michele
  • Ascent to the Basilica of Superga by Minibus
  • Taste of the famous Bicerìn
  • Visit to the Cinema Museum and climb up the Mole Antonelliana
  • Walk through the streets of Turin, among arcades and buildings

Our rule is simple: if an activity is planned in the tour, it's included in the price. For example, this tour includes a visit to a winery in the Langhe, with tasting, all included.

Dinners are not included, because we want our travelers to be free to eat and drink what they feel like, without the constraints of a set menu or set price. Often, during our minibus travel days our travelers prefer to stay light because the tastings included in the price of the trip have satisfied them. Our guide will organize the dinner for the group listening to their opinions and tastes, and will be with the group for the evening.

The departure time for this trip is at 8 am on the first day. The time may vary slightly, between 8 and 9 am, depending on group composition, to allow everyone to join if traveling by train. About a week before departure we will confirm the exact time of the appointment. 

The meeting point is in front of Torino Porta Nuova Station, in Piazza Carlo Felice Square under the arcades in front of the Decathlon store (click here for the Google Maps coordinates).

If you travel by train or plane, you can take the opportunity to arrive the day before and visit the city, we are at your disposal to add one or more nights to your trip.

If you arrive by car, we can recommend an alternative destination for the night before, and agree on a different meeting point.

The return to Turin, at the same point of departure, is scheduled for around 6 pm on the last day. Our advice, if you don't want to spend an extra night in Turin and leave the next day, is to book your return train from 6.30pm onwards. 

For help organising the evening before the start of the trip, o the evening afterwads and for any questions or tips our Paola is happy to help you on the phone or WhatsApp ( +39 370 3506333 ), via email ([email protected]) or directly by chat by clicking here.

For this trip we have chosen to stay overnight in a symbolic place of the city: the fantastic Double Tree by Hilton Torino Lingotto, a 4-star hotel located in the historic Fiat factory, which has been home to the brand for decades and the spectacular roof test track, which we can visit and from which we can enjoy an incredible panorama before starting the day.

If you want to stay here even before or after the trip, Paola is at your disposal to enter the extra night or nights in our booking. If you are staying at the Double Tree by Hilton Torino Lingotto the evening before the departure, we will be happy to pick you up right here in the morning to start our journey.

For our minibus tours we have chosen a Fiat Ducato, the most spacious in its category: it accommodates up to 8 passengers on individual seats (plus the driver) and guarantees to each traveler their personal space even at full load. We gave him a name, Megamind, and with Alessandro at the helm he will be a perfect traveling companion!

It features:

  • wifi available for travelers
  • a great sound system
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • adjustable rear single seats, padded armrests and 3-point seat belts
  • modular and flexible configuration
  • high roof so you can stand up inside

We also have a more agile and small Ford Tourneo (this is called Sciapaiar), it has 9 seats as well, spacious, brand new and with all the comforts of the Ducato.

In any case you will like our minibuses, guaranteed by Giroola.

Minibus

In our travels you will find solo travelers, couples, or pairs of friends, and in a small group of eight it’s easy to become friends straight away. This tour is perfect for those that traveling alone but don't want to be on their own for the whole trip. You're independent and you can choose if and when to share meals and your free time with the group.

Our travelers are people who know how to travel, in fact they arrive independently to the place of the appointment, mainly from all over Italy (but not only) and who choose to take a trip with us to learn differently about places, people, flavors and traditions. We are proud to say that our travelers are the best part of our trips!

Solo travellers are always welcome in our tours, and if you feel like sharing a double of triple room with other members of the group we will send you an e-mail after your reservation and you will be able to tell us about your preferences (for example, if you are a girl and you would like to share a room with girls only etc). You will not pay any surcharge.

If you prefer, you can book a single room for a fee.

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no opportunity to satisfy your preferences, your single room will be offered by us at no extra charge.

Before each trip we always ask our travelers about any allergies, intolerances or special food needs, and we prepare in advance with restaurants and hotels to make everyone's experience the best possible.

We also pay attention to the needs of vegetarians and vegans, ensuring that suitable alternatives are always provided. 

Adatto vegetariani e vegani

We love dogs (in the photo Thai and Brenda, which you can come to visit in our Cascina Amorosa), but on Minibus tours we cannot take them with us. Even in the case of small dogs, our tours always include activities and visits where they are not allowed.

We must also consider those who love our four-legged friends less than we do, and for those who are allergic or afraid, taking a trip by minibus with a dog can be a non-positive experience.

On our hiking trips though, we gladly accept small dogs, one for each trip, because outdoor activities and the appropriate choice of dog friendly hotels and restaurants allow us to welcome them without ruining the holiday for those who love them less than we do.

All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)

During the tour you'll be covered by our Civil Responsibility Assurance (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, via Corte d'Appello 1, 10122 Torino, nr.2007/03/2276452).  

We adhere to the Guarantee Fund (art.50 Dlgs 23.05.2011 n.79) which can be used by all travellers provided they have a contract in case of bankruptcy or insolvency for the refunding of the price paid. (Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Srl, via Nazionale 60, 00184 Roma, certificate n. A/146.1485/5/2017).

 

Booking Policy, from the General Terms and Condition for the Sale of Tour Packages:

3) RESERVATIONS

Acceptance of reservations by Giroola Srl is subject to availability. Reservations will be considered final following confirmation by Giroola Srl,  even via e-mail or fax, to the client.

Indications relative to the tour package not contained in the contract documents, brochures or other forms of written communication, will be supplied in time by Giroola Srl prior to the initial starting date in compliance with its duties as envisaged by Legislative . decree n. 79/2011.

4) PAYMENT

Upon booking, a registration fee and a deposit of 25% of the total amount is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 30 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. Lack of payment of the abovementioned sums on the dates established constitutes grounds for cancellation of reservations such as to determine, on the part of Giroola Srl, the right to terminate the contract.

5) TRANSFER OF CONTRACT

The client renouncing the contract may be substituted by another person provided that:

a) Giroola Srl be given written notice at least 4 weekdays prior to the date of departure, together with the necessary personal data of the transferee;

b) The transferee be able to satisfy all the conditions for the fruition of the service ( ex article 10 of Legislative decree n.111/95) and in particular the requisites relative to passports, visas, health certificates;

c) The transferee refund Giroola Srl for all expenses incurred for the transfer of the contract for the sum specified before the transfer.

Moreover, the transferor and the transferee are both accountable for the payment in full of the tour package price as well as for the sum as per item (c) of the present article.

As far as certain types of services are concerned, third party suppliers have the right to refuse the substitution of the transferee, even if effected within the time limit specified as per item (a) of the present article. Giroola Srl will therefore not be held responsible for the eventual non-acceptance of the substitution on behalf of third parties. This non-acceptance shall be notified in good time by Giroola Srl to the parties involved before departure.

6) WITHDRAWAL

In the event of withdrawing from the tour package contract, the client is, in any case, liable for the payment of the tour package price. If withdrawal takes place for reasons beyond those envisaged in article 7 of the present General Terms, the client shall pay, in compliance with ex article 1373, paragraph III, Italian Civil Code, cancellation penalties as specified below:

  • 10% of the tour package price within 30 days prior to departure
  • 30% of the tour package price from 29 to 18 days prior to departure
  • 50% of the tour package price from 17 to 10 days prior to departure
  • 75% of the tour package price from 9 to 3 weekdays prior to departure
  • 100% of the tour package price beyond these terms.

7) WITHDRAWAL OF CLIENT WITHOUT PENALTY

The client may withdraw from the contract, without incurring any penalty, in the following circumstances:

  • a significant change of one or more elements of the contract which can be objectively considered as fundamental for the fruition of the tour package in its entirety and proposed by Giroola Srl.
  • after the conclusion of the contract itself but prior to departure and not accepted by the client.

In the abovementioned circumstances, the client is entitled to the following options:

  • the fruition of an alternative tour package, with no increase in price or with the restitution of the excess in price, if the second tour package costs less than the first;
  • the restitution of any sum corresponded as partial payment. Said restitution must be made within seven weekdays from receiving the request for reimbursement.

The client must communicate the decision (to accept the change or to withdraw) within two weekdays from receiving notice of the price increase or change. In the absence of specific notice within the said term, the proposal made by Giroola Srl will be considered accepted. The client who decides to withdraw from the contract before departure for circumstances beyond those listed above shall pay, after deducting the account paid as per article 4, the penalty indicated in article 6.

8) TOUR VARIATIONS

Variations to the tour, requested by the client, after the confirmation of booking, could involve processing expenses for Giroola Srl and at times penalties charged by suppliers. If so, the customer will be charged. Partial withdrawal of some of the travellers under the same contract and the resulting decrease in number of tour members is to be considered partial cancellation and is consequently regulated as stated in article 6.

As specified in our General Conditions of Sale of tourist packages, when you travel with Giroola you are covered by our Civil Liability Insurance. For all that could happen and that was due to our negligence or error, we have signed a policy (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, nr.2007 / 03/2276452).

There are other insurance policies that we recommend and for which we have chosen to work with Allianz Global Assistance, whose Globy range seems to us to be the most suitable for our travelers:

  • TRAVEL CANCELLATION - Our 8-person trips are often full months before the date of travel, and even if our cancellation policy is actually much more flexible than expressed in our Booking Policy (our travelers can attest to this, we are very available to move the trip in case of unexpected even the last minute), where other facilities are involved (hotels, rentals, etc) some expenses are not really refundable, and therefore a good trip cancellation insurance becomes a valuable ally. 
  • HEALTH and ASSISTANCE

We at Giroola are an agency of the Globy network of Allianz Global Assistance, and we can therefore provide you with all the information, make estimates and issue the policies directly with the booking.

For any information our Paola is at your disposal at the phone number +39 370 3506333, at the address [email protected] or in the chat directly on this page.

What's included

Meals

  • 2 breakfasts
  • Wine tasting at a winery

Transport

  • Transportation for 3 days on our brand new, air conditioned and free wi-fi equipped 9 seats minibus

Accommodation

2 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included (Single room surcharge: 50 euros total)

Activities

  • Visit to the winery with tasting
  • Panoramic tour by Minibus on the secondary roads of the Langhe
  • Visit to the town of Barolo, la Morra, Barolo Chapel
  • Visit to the city of Susa and its Roman archaeological area
  • Visit to the Sacra di San Michele
  • Ascent to the Basilica of Superga by Minibus
  • Taste of the famous Bicerìn
  • Visit to the Cinema Museum and climb up the Mole Antonelliana
  • Walk through the streets of Turin, among arcades and buildings

Book this tour

You can book directly and quickly here on the site, or if you prefer us to assist you with your booking, click here to chat with us now, or call us at +39.370.350.63.33, we'll be happy to help!

If you are booking over a month in advance, only a deposit of 25% is necessary.

If you book a tour of more than one day with us before February 28th you will get the "2020 Girooler limited Edition" t-shirt for free! Get more info

Itinerary and activities may vary depending on weather conditions, seasonal events, special events and group suggestions.

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