[jstrc:staticheader]

Experience more with so much included

  • Stay in elegant Turin, the capital of Piedmont, and experience the extraordinary legacies of the Savoy family
  • Visit the monumental Superga basilica, the final resting place of the Savoys
  • Explore the Baroque Venaria Reale palace and its impeccable gardens, reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit charming Alba, a gourmet paradise renowned for its white truffles, hazelnuts and chocolate
  • Discover the history of automotive design at the National Automobile Museum, and see the famous Fiat test track, featured in the classic film, The Italian Job
  • Sample delicious Piedmont wines and learn about winemaking
  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, plus all hotel transfers
  • Four nights in a choice of centrally located, four-star accommodation, inclusive of all local taxes, plus breakfast
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Selected departures from April to October 2019

 
At a Glance
4 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Bed & breakfast
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

There is little in Italy to match the grandeur of Turin’s Baroque palaces, tree-lined boulevards and cobbled squares. There may be a hint of Paris and echoes of Vienna, but this cultured city’s identity is entirely its own and its historical significance is undeniable. In 1563, Turin became the capital of the Piedmont region and Italy’s first. It was home to one of the world’s oldest noble families, the French-speaking Duchy of Savoy, which facilitated Italian unification and provided the nation’s first king. All around the city, the wealthy Savoys created a constellation of some of Europe’s finest buildings, designed by the most prominent architects of the time.

Shielded by the majestic Alps to the west, Turin is home to the famous Shroud, one of the greatest and most controversial mysteries. The city is an enigma: both modern and ancient, calm and energetic; it is these captivating contrasts that fill it with timeless intrigue. Boasting the largest pedestrianised area in Europe, Turin is truly a walker’s paradise: its legendary arcades are beautifully decorated with coffered ceilings and impressive columns, which makes exploring the city an absolute pleasure.

Turin’s transition from monarchic to industrial power is mirrored in its architecture: compare the ostentatious palazzi with the futuristic Mole Antonelliana, Turin’s answer to the Eiffel Tower. Fiat, one of the world’s most successful and progressive automotive brands, has its headquarters here. This heritage of innovation extends to the city’s celebrated cuisine and some of Italy’s finest restaurants can be found here. Truffles are a Piedmont speciality, while the first commercial hard chocolate, Lavazza coffee, and the crisp breadsticks known as grissini all originate in Turin. Two of Italy’s finest red wines, the powerful Barolo and Barbaresco, come from the undulating Langhe hills to the south

On our insightful tour, we stay in Turin and explore this remarkable ‘cradle of Italian liberty’, plus visit charming Alba, a gastronomic hotspot renowned for its succulent white truffles. Step back in time with us and soak up all that this spectacular city has to offer – undoubtedly the essential ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes return flights, four nights’ accommodation with breakfast, all local taxes and transfers, all tours as mentioned, entrance to Venaria Reale and Automobile museum and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Personalise Your Holiday

Mole Antonelliana & National Cinema Museum - from £17 per person

Visit the Mole Antonelliana, Turin's architectural symbol, and take its panoramic glass lift 85m up to the panoramic terrace for astounding 360-degree views over the city and the surrounding Alps. You can also retrace the history of cinema at the National Cinema Museum, whose evocative displays spiral upwards through the Mole Antonelliana's incredible interiors.

Please call us on 01283 742 300 to pre-book this experience.

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport Hotel location Transfer time
Turin Airport Turin 30 mins
Milan Malpensa Airport 2 hrs

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Air-Conditioning

The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.

Accommodation


You May Also Like

Venice – Classic & Undiscovered
(644 reviews)
5 days starting from £499pp 
European City Break
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna
(365 reviews)
5 days starting from £629pp 
City Break
Bassano del Grappa bridge over the river before mountains
6 days starting from £599pp 
European Tour