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Best of Culinary Italy and France

9 days from CAD12,520pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

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Itinerary highlights

  • Eat your way through Turin on a tasting tour.

  • Show off your cooking skills at a cooking class in the Piedmont countryside.

  • Discover Lyon, the culinary capital of France, on a food walking tour.

  • Experience the winemaking process of the Beaujolais wine region.

  • Enjoy a cooking class with private French chef.

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  • Turin
  • Langhe
  • Turin
  • Lyon

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Day 1 Turin

Turin

Upon arrival in Turin, meet your driver and transfer by private car to your hotel in the heart of the city. After settling in, meet your private guide who will take you around the largest food market in Europe and the streets of Turin while some sampling of local delicacies, including chocolate, bicerin coffee and a glass of wine.

Day 2 Turin

Turin

Today, experience the modern metro system by journeying to the outskirts where the Lingotto factory building stands. The unassuming yet grand building hosts a private collection of paintings and sculptures from artists such as Picasso. Before venturing to Eataly for a light tasting, visit the old fiat test track on the rooftop with panoramic views of the city. Next, stop at the local Eataly store to enjoy a sampling of cheese, chocolate and Vermouth wine.

Day 3 Langhe

Turin , Langhe

Heading south towards the Piedmontese countryside, to the region known as Langhe where you’ll first visit the village of Barolo. Visit the WIMU wine museum there before journeying onto a family run, Barolo producing, winery. Learn about the history of the winery through a short tour before tasting the wine and enjoying the views.

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Day 4 Langhe

Langhe

Enjoy a private lesson in the kitchen of a local trattoria. The chef will guide you through the preparation of your own meal. Savor the fresh pasta, main course and dessert which you have prepared today, accompanied by some wine. Following your cooking class, venture to the Barbaresco vineyards with your private hiking guide to learn about how the local wine is produced and enjoy a tasting of the wine.

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Day 5 Lyon

Turin , Lyon

Spend your last morning in Italy at your leisure before being brought to the train station by your private driver for your train to Lyon, France. Upon arrival in Lyon your private driver will bring you to your centrally-located hotel.

Day 6 Lyon

Lyon

This morning your private guide meets you at the hotel and together you go on an orientation tour of Lyon introducing you to the rich history of the city while stopping along the way for several tastings of classic Lyonnais food. Your tour finishes at the Les Halles covered market, made famous by chef Paul Bocuse.

Day 7 Lyon

Lyon

Together with a small group, your driver-guide brings you into the heart of the Beaujolais wine region, where you will meet a local winemaker who will introduce you to his family-run vineyard before enjoying a tasting in his wine cellar. En route, you will also visit two small medieval villages, known for their picturesque cobbled streets and town squares.

Day 8 Lyon

Lyon

This morning, you make your way to your in-depth cooking class on the Presqu’Île in Lyon. At the instruction of your private chef, you will cook a classic French meal, learning techniques you will be able to bring home with you. End your lesson by enjoying your meal, accompanied with some local wine. You will have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to explore Lyon.

Day 9 Return home

Lyon

Today you say goodbye to France as your private driver brings you to the train station for your train to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your onward journey home.

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