6 Days by Minibus, tour between Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, Lake Maggiore, Sacra di San Michele, Langhe and Turin

An incredible week to discover the city of Turin, the Borromean Islands, the Zegna Oasis, the Issogne Castle, Aosta, Ivrea, the Langhe, the Sacra di San Michele and the Valsusa valley

€ 999

This journey has got everything to amaze: the elegant Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore, with their period palaces and gardens, the castles of the Valle d'Aosta, the profiles of the Alta Valsessera mountains in the Zegna Oasis, the gentle hills of the Langhe with their wine and good food, the majestic Sacra di San Michele overlooking the Valsusa, the Mole Antonelliana, the secrets of fascinating Turin and much more.

In just 6 days, on our spacious and welcoming minibus, in a group of up to 8 travelers, it will be like visiting Piedmontese friends who will show you the best of these regions of mountains and lakes, castles and glacial moraines, Roman cities and historic coffees, fine wines and gastronomic specialties.

The trip includes a first traveling part, with overnight stays at the Oasi Zegna and in Ivrea, and a second part in the city of Turin, to live the evenings in the city returning from the Langhe and the Sacra di San Michele, to then dedicate the last day of travel everything to the first capital of Italy, to its most interesting places and to its most delicious specialties.

It's the best new trip for 2020, we are waiting for you!

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Day 1 - the Borromean Islands

Our tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore. We will reach the charming town of Stresa, where we will take the ferry to visit Isola Madre and Isola Bella and their treasures: the Baroque Palace, the Gallery of paintings and the Italian Garden on Isola Bella, and the sixteenth-century Palace and the English Garden of the Isola Madre.

Towards the end of the day we will travel the spectacular Panoramica Zegna: looking out the window we will see the wonderful mountain views welcome us to the Oasi Zegna, where we will spend the night.

Day 2 - the Zegna Oasis

Waking up in the Zegna Oasis, on the balcony of the Bielmonte Alps, will be the first surprise of the day: with the sun and the clear sky the view of the Po Valley is impressive, and if by chance it’s cloudy, we will have the feeling of having slept .. on an airplane in flight! 

Today we will visit the Bosco del Sorriso, in Alta Valsessera, where firs, larches and birches will envelop us with sounds, scents and colors in an easy and short walk, suitable for everyone. (Those who do not feel like or cannot walk can sip a drink at Bocchetto Sessera observing the Monte Rosa massif from the belvedere).

We then descend towards the Serra d'Ivrea, the characteristic moraine hill with a straight and very long profile, to stop and visit a vineyard of the characteristic Erbaluce, with a tasting and a snack with local produce.

The city of Ivrea awaits us for the evening.

Day 3 - Aosta Valley

From Ivrea we will set off towards the beautiful Valle d'Aosta, where the mountains are dotted with castles and forts, standing guard like sentinels along this land of pilgrims and armies. 

We will be able to visit the perfectly restored Castle of Issogne, and walk around the walls of the Fenis Castle, which with its iconic aspect of a fairytale castle will transport us to an atmosphere of knights and battles.

History will also be the protagonist of the visit to the city of Aosta, the ancient Augusta Praetoria, where we will be able to walk in the suggestive Roman area before returning to Turin for the second part of our trip.

Day 4 - The Langhe

Today our minibus 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 5 - 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 6 - Urban tour of Turin, the Cinema Museum and the Mole Antonelliana

Today we will start the day reaching 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 6 Days by Minibus, tour between Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, Lake Maggiore, Sacra di San Michele, Langhe and Turin , of 999 euros, includes:

  • Transportation for 6 days on our brand new, air conditioned and free wi-fi equipped 9 seats minibus
  • 5 night accommodation in a 4 stars hotel, 3 starts hotel and charming B&B in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included (Single room surcharge: 125 euros total)
  • Visit by ferry to the Borromean Islands (Isola Madre and Isola Bella
  • Visit of the baroque palace and of the Italian garden of Isola Bella
  • Visit to the Pictures Gallery of the Isola Bella
  • Visit of the sixteenth century palace and of the Garden in the Isola Madre.
  • Walk to the Bosco del Sorriso inside the Zegna Oasis
  • Path on the Panoramic Zegna to discover the Oasis
  • Visit of Ivrea
  • Erbaluce wine tasting in the vineyard with snack based on typical produce
  • visit of the Issogne Castle
  • Visit to the ancient Roman city of Aosta
  • Visit to a 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 the Borromean Islands with a ferry 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.

In our tours we always choose small and cozy B&Bs or hotels, with superb breakfast and authentic atmosphere, to make you feel like at home.

For the Torino part of 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

  • 5 breakfasts
  • Piedmontese ‘merenda sinoira’ with wine tasting
  • Visit to the “Wine Cathedrals” in Canelli with wine tasting
  • Taste of the famous Bicerìn

Transport

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

Accommodation

  • 5 night accommodation in a 4 stars hotel, 3 starts hotel and charming B&B in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included (Single room surcharge: 125 euros total)

Activities

  • Visit by ferry to the Borromean Islands (Isola Madre and Isola Bella
  • Visit of the baroque palace and of the Italian garden of Isola Bella
  • Visit to the Pictures Gallery of the Isola Bella
  • Visit of the sixteenth century palace and of the Garden in the Isola Madre.
  • Walk to the Bosco del Sorriso inside the Zegna Oasis
  • Path on the Panoramic Zegna to discover the Oasis
  • Visit of Ivrea
  • Erbaluce wine tasting in the vineyard with snack based on typical produce
  • visit of the Issogne Castle
  • Visit to the ancient Roman city of Aosta
  • Visit to a 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

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the 2020 season schedule has undergone major changes. For all information about departures you can chat with us now, or call Paola at +39.370.350.63.33

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

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