from $1.399*

Departures from Mar. 2016 – Nov. 2016

Independent Tour: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Monferrato, Alba, Barolo, AstiVergne, Mora


Day 1: Arrival
Independent arrival at lake Maggiore.
Overnight in a featured hotel near Lake Maggiore.
Day 2: Lake Maggiore
Meeting with the guide at the pier in Stresa and start your excursions by boat to the charming “Isola Pescatori” and the intriguing “Isola bella”.
Overnight on Lake Maggiore.
Day 3: Monferrato
Private transfer from Stresa to Alba. En route  visit Asti, then on to Monferrato for a wine tasting and to discover the typical wines of the area the likes of Asti Spumante, Moscato d’Asti and Barbera.
Overnight in Alba.
Day 4: Langhe
Full day private tour with driver/guide to visit Vergne, a hamlet of Barolo where you will have the opportunity to visit “Castello della Volta” and nearby “Cappella di San Pietro de Vignoleis”. Take a break and enjoy the spectacular view of Barolo’s Morra’s vineyards. Along the way you will see spectacular views of the Langhe valley with its many castles and magnificent landscapes.
Overnight in Alba.
Day 5: Langhe
Today is at leisure to explore the area. Spend time in Alba, a small city once known as the city with one hundred towers. Visit wonderful Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic churches. Enjoy other artistic jewels, medieval towers, Roman ruins and unique libraries.
Overnight in Alba.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast transfer on your own to the airport for your return trip home or your continuation to another destination.


  • Hotel accommodations in 4* hotels for five nights (2 nights in Lake Maggiore, 3 nights in Alba) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Boat tour to the Borromean Islands.
  • Private transfer from Stresa to Alba with stops in Monferrato with time for an independent visit of Asti & Monferrato.
  • Wine tasting in Monferrato.
  • Full-day private tour with driver/guide to visit the magnificent route from Vergne to La Morra, the village of Barolo with its castle.
  • Wine tasting and lesson at Ceretti Winery in Alba.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to Italy.
  • Porterage at airports.
  • Round-trip airport to hotel transfers.
  • Transfers to walking tours.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.


Note — We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.

Lake Maggiore:
Milan et Au Lac (4*) or similar
Piazza Marconi, 6
28838 Stresa
Villa d’Amelia (4 *) or similar
Località Manera, 1
12050 Benevello
2016 Rates Holidays Land Only Price Air & Land Price*
March $1,399
April $1,559
May/June $1,579
July/August $1,599
September $1,579
Oct./Nov. $1,759
**Price is based on 2 persons sharing a Double room.Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received. Rates may be higher during holidays, fairs and special events.
Single Supplement: upon request.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
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For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: info@EuropeByChoice.com 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

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We accept American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards as well as checks as forms of payment. A deposit of 25% of the total price of the land services, inclusive of taxes and fees or full payment (depending on departure date) is required to confirm a reservation. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Airline tickets must be paid in full prior to issuance regardless of departure date. Ticket prices cannot be guaranteed until paid in full and ticketed. For full Terms and Conditions please click here.

Cancellation Policy
61 days or more prior to departure: 5% of package price
60-46 days prior to departure: 10% of package price
45-31 days prior to departure: 20% of package price
30-15 days prior to departure: 40% of package price
14-8 days prior to departure: 50% of package price
7-0 days and no-shows: 100% of package price

Operated by Visit Italy Tours

Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids
(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director
Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back. Prices available upon request.
Transit Tax:
As of July 1, 2011 all visitors to Italy are required to pay an additional tourist tax for their hotel stay. The new tax has been created mainly to help re-build the ancient cities and is based on how many stars a hotel has. This tax may vary by city and can range from 1 to 6 Euro per person, per night, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. This must be paid by the visitor, in Euro, directly to the hotel at time of check-out. It will be presented as a separate charge from any other charges accrued at the hotel. (Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this tax.
Different airlines may have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation:
Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. Typical airfares from New York to Rome varies from $1200 in March – May and September – October to $1500 in June – August but can change without prior notice. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.