Flavours of the Italian Alps (Winter Wonderland Tour)
Italian Alps (Winter Wonderland)
9 Days, $ 7,260
Included in this tour:
- 9 Meals with local wines included
- 2 Cocktail Parties
- 9 Days Accommodation in 4-5 Star Hotels with Breakfast
Upcoming Departures06 December 2015 05 December 2016
Experience a holiday in a Winter wonderland.
Spending days, skiing and enjoying all that winter sports have to offer, indulge in Mountain food and wines from the region.
Spend evening sitting by a warm open fire with a warm drink.
Breath the fresh air that only comes with being 2000 meters above sea level, absorbs the atmosphere of winter markets, lights and snow, snow, snow..
Authentic Flavours strive to make luxury travel affordable to everyone, and has a number of payment options available for your convenience.
Day 1 (GENEVA)
The Tour begins in Geneva, you will find your way to our pre-arranged Transfer to our Luxurious 4-5 star hotel in the heart of Courmayeur.
Get settled and refreshed, prepare for a wonderful welcome cocktail party to tempt your palate with fine beverages and horderves, followed by a traditional dinner accompanied by wines from the region.
Day 2 (Courmayeur)
Welcome to the magical winter wonderland that is Courmayeur on the border of France and Italy, an elevation of 1224 meters above sea level, located at the foot of Mont Blanc.
Prepare for lots of snow and the most picturesque scenery you have ever seen.
Upon arrival you will get settled in to your rooms, then we will reconvene for a traditional Mountain lunch in a beautiful restaurant to savour some of the authentic dishes from the region such as Polenta or risotto.
In the afternoon you will have free time to wander around the resort at your own pace, pop into the many stores lining the streets and discover the area.
In the evening there will be a lovely warm Dinner with accompanying wines from the region.
Day 3 (Courmayeur)
Today after Breakfast we have some snow activities planned for you with the assistance of Instructors if you require.
Have fun skiing, snowboarding, and sledding..stop for a Vin Brule to warm yourself up or go sit by the fireplace with a warm drink.
We will grab lunch on the go and continue on with our winter activities.
Later that day we will embark on a degustation menu prepared especially for us by a local restaurateur .
Day 4 (courmayeur)
Courmayeur is home to the famous, natural hot springs of Pre-Saint Didier, so today we go for a drive to discover the many luxury spas in the area, Chamonix and the Thermal Baths of Saint Gervais-Les-Bains.
Relax and recoup after your day on the slopes.
Tonight after Dinner we will be taking you for some wine tasting and dancing in the local Nightspots.
Day 5 ( Breuil-Cervinia)
Today we will drive to Cervinia , elevation is 2006 meters above sea level.
Cervinia lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, in a valley surrounded by high glaciated mountains.One of Europe’s highest ski resorts, boasting consistent snow all year round. The journey will take around 1 and a half hours, we will explore the Spas of the region and many skiing activities Cervinia has to offer.
Day 6 (COURMAYEUR)
Today we have a range of exciting activities planned for our travellers, from sampling the famous fondu dishes in the region to sightseeing amazing glaciers and crevasses.
Reconvene for a gastronomical delight at dinner time.
Day 7 (COURMAYEUR)
The morning will consist of skiing and snowboarding on the famous slopes, followed by an amazing lunch in one of the many Hotels reachable only by ski lift.
If skiing is not for you we have many other activities to keep you entertained.
Once back at your hotel get dressed up for a great evening of entertainment at our extravaganza (Gran Buffata), meaning grand feast.
It will be an evening to remember.
Day 8 (MILANO)
Day trip, your visit will not be complete without visiting Milan, so we will head off where you can browse to your hearts content, this will be
a good opportunity for you to soak up the Fashion Capital of the world… so we highly recommend you visit the local attractions, Il Duomo
Cathedral, The Galleria, La Scala, we will be taking those interested in seeing these attractions on a tour mid afternoon.
Day 9 (COURMAYEUR)
Today will be mostly a free day for you to relax, and explore on your own.
Tonight we say goodbye for now at our end of tour cocktail soiree .
Till next time.
DINING with a DIFFERENCE in COURMAYEUR- Indulge the senses in an extravagant and once in a lifetime Michelin star meal for two prepared for you by renowned chefs such as Heston Blumenthal (when he is in Courmayeur) or a equally celebrated Chef. Dinner will be served in an exceptional Tower that boasts four levels once inside, the entry, the pre-dinner aperitifs, the dining room beautifully appointed in the wonderful Alpine tradition, and the lounge.
ICE DRIVING in COURMAYEUR- Discover the highest ice-racing track in Europe. The Royal school wants to initiate you to a number of new sensations. Steering, counter-steering, breaking … all the techniques are tried under the watchful eye of a trained professional. Enjoy Ferrari and several cars on the ice!