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Piedmonte to Portofino Walking
September 13 - September 28, 2015
September 28 - October 3, 2015
Piemonte, a gourmand’s paradise, and Portofino, the crown jewel of the majestic Ligurian coast, provide an ideal combination of earthly goodness and unearthly glamour that encapsulates Italy.
With towns like Barolo and Barbaresco—not to mention its famous truffles—it’s easy to understand why Piemonte is a gourmand’s paradise. And, as with most places whose livelihood is so closely tied to the land, the people here are down-to-earth (pardon the pun), and the countryside as beautiful as it is bountiful. Across the mountains to the south lies the majestic Ligurian coast, whose crown jewel is Portofino, seaside home to glitterati and the yachting crowd. Together they provide an ideal combination of earthly goodness and unearthly glamour that in many ways encapsulates Italy.
Day 1 | Barolo & Rolling Roero
After meeting the group in Turin, the journey begins in the hills of Barolo Langhe for the first walk along trails and through world-renowned vineyards from Monforte d’Alba to Novello and Barolo. Guests will have their first taste of Piemonte’s famous cuisine before strolling down to village of Barola. Later guests will participate in a hands-on cooking lesson, at the hotel Villa Tiboldi in Canale, before enjoying these delicious creations in the villa’s dining room.
Day 2| Barolo & Rolling Roero
The morning begins with a walk down to the lively town of Canale and then up through beautiful vineyards to the pearched town of Cisterna d’Asti. After observing how nougat-makers and tailors create their hand-made art, guests will enjoy lunch before resuming their walk along rolling roads and footpaths.
Day 3 | The Alta Langa
Drive into Alta Langa before walking along the ridges and meeting a local trifulao (truffle hunter) and his dog as they search for the famous local truffle, the “white gold of Alba.” After concluding the day’s eight mile hike, guests will head to the hotel for downtime before dining in the hotel’s Michelin-starred dining room.
Day 4| Portofino & the Riviera
Hike from the coastal resort of Recco to the historic coastal village of Camogli and sample delicious focaccia bread before continuing the journey to the hotel in Portofino. In the evening, guest will stroll the picturesque harbor for cocktails and dinner.
Day 5 | Portofino & the Riviera
Enjoy a boat cruise from the Bay of Dolphins to the Abbey of San Fruttuoso before returning to the mainland to hike the trails in Portofino Regional Park. The trip concludes with a farewell aperitivo on the hotel’s terrace and candlelit dinner.
Day 6 | Departure
After breakfast, guests are dropped off at Rapallo’s train station to continue their own journey or return home.
From $5,995 per person ($1,400 single supplement)*
*Single supplement is based on the most affordable rooms within Butterfield & Robinson’s allocation. Upgrades are often available.
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Terms & Conditions
The itinerary information may vary slightly based on specific departures. Inclement weather may also necessitate minor alterations. Prices are per person.
Included in tour cost: all hotel accommodations; all breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners, including wine; services of Butterfield & Robinson guide(s) and support van; all special events, private tours, guests experts and entrance fees; use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks; detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle; all transportation from rendezvous to drop-off; all baggage transportation; all gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.
**Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through HistoricHotels.org following the return of your tour and completion of your hotel stay. The refund will be issued within 45 days of the completion of your stay upon submitting a Great Experiences & Tours $100 refund application. Refund application must be submitted with a copy of your hotel folio receipt, the original confirmation number from your booking on HistoricHotels.org, and the Certificate number issued to you for booking your tour through Historic Hotels of America. Certificates issued are a promotion only valid toward future reservations made through HistoricHotels.org and do not have any cash value. One certificate may be used per room per two night or longer stay at the same hotel. Eligible rates include rates publicly available at time of booking. Reduced rates, rooms included in another travel or tour package, employee rates, advance purchase rates, and certain last minute sale rates are not eligible for this promotion.