Add dates
Alba

Food & Gourmet Tours

Our most recommended Alba Food & Gourmet Tours

Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

1. Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

Visit the Piedmont wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and tour a famous winery. Enjoy a wine-tasting of famous vintages, such as Dolcetto & Gavi, Barolo, Moscato, and Brachetto. Located in Barolo, near the beautiful medieval village of Castiglione, is a family-run winery. Visit the winery to learn about winemaking techniques and traditions. Follow the friendly winery owner as they accompany you through the vineyards and continue to the cellar. While in the cellar taste 12 different wines paired with local cold cuts and cheese. Also, enjoy trying local olive oil and two different Italian liqueurs. 

Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Enjoy a fantastic wine experience together with a professional sommelier in the village of La Morra, located in the heart of the Langhe and Piedmont region. Tour the winery and learn about the wine-making process and take in sweeping views of the Langhe landscape surroundings. Taste 4 high-end Nebbiolo and Barolo wines served with local breadsticks. Arrive at the winery and begin with a tour of the estate. Hear the history of the winery as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of wine production. Follow the traditional journey of high-quality wine production, from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. After, it is time to taste a selection of 4 local wines, including 1 Barolo, while a professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies.

Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

3. Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

Join a wine tasting and drive along the most panoramic wine routes of Piedmont. Wind through the vineyards where the Nebbiolo grapes are cultivated to produce the famous Barolo wine. Admire the picture-perfect Langhe hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site, dotted with medieval towers, castles, and quaint villages. Continue to a boutique winery, step inside the aging cellar, and enjoy a premium wine tasting of 4 to 5 wines, sampling different types of Barolo. At the end of your tour, transfer to either the town of Barolo or to another village in the area for some free time to explore numerous wine shops enjoying the slow-paced Italian lifestyle.

Langhe Private Home Cooking Class

4. Langhe Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels. Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Langhe: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Langhe: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Turin: Langhe Wine Tour with Private Transfers and Lunch

6. Turin: Langhe Wine Tour with Private Transfers and Lunch

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes of the Langhe. You'll meet your driver before traveling in comfort as you admire the wonderful surrounding landscapes full of vineyards and hazelnut groves. After about an hour's drive, you will arrive at the first winery carefully chosen for you by your guides. The tour includes a visit to the structure and the cellars, as well as a tasting of four wines with a sommelier. Your tour will last about 1.5 hours, and once finished you will stop for your lunch break, enjoy a typical Piedmontese lunch After lunch, you'll move on with your van to reach Neive. Its historic center retains a medieval layout, with cobbled streets leading up to the clock tower and elegant terracotta buildings. This combination of attributes has helped Neive become widely considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Following your free time, you will reach the second winery where a sommelier will guide you in a tasting, following which you will return back to Turin.

From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

7. From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

Following a pickup from your accommodation in Turin, your personal driver will take to Alba in the Piedmont region, the gastronomical capital of Italy famous for its exquisite black and white truffles approximately an hour's drive away. Together with your truffle-hunting expert and well-trained dogs, you will search fertile ground to find your own truffles.   The real hero of the excursion is the dog who will keep moving through the trees and sniffing at the base of the trunks to find the truffles. Your guide will show you how to use special equipment to delicately pull out the truffles. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. After the hunting experience in the woods, you will be guided to the picturesque restaurant surrounded by an unforgettable landscape of vineyards. You will enjoy the excellent combination of truffle delicacies paired with famous Barolo wine. Following the lunch, your driver will take to Barbaresco village for a short walk around local heritage sites. Barbaresco village is surrounded by vineyards and characterized by its 30m 11th-century tower visible from miles around. At the end of this incredible experience, your driver will take you back to Turin in comfort while you enjoy the picturesque landscape of Alba.

Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

8. Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

A tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snowcapped mountains and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local cuisine and drink Barbaresco wine in one of the best wineries of the region. This tour will give you the chance to go truffle hunting in Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy. Truffles grow underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts from Piedmont will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. The exquisite black truffle is harvested from the end of May until December, while the most expensive and rare – the white truffle – is hunted out between the end of September and December. Enjoy an appetizer with truffle snacks after the hunt before moving on to the main culinary event at lunch in a traditional restaurant with panoramic views of the local vineyards. Meals typical of the Langhe region include: gnocchi (potato dumplings with cheese), white mushroom risotto, tender agnolotti pasta, roasted rabbit with vegetables, veal with Barbaresco wine, homemade ice cream and semifreddo or panna cotta. A sommelier will help you choose the best combination of wine and the dishes you have chosen. After the meal, a wine tasting will be hosted at one of Barbaresco’s famous wineries. The building has belonged to a noble family of marquises since the 18th-century but the family’s own first wine began production in 1973. In a short time, it acquired a world renown as being one of the best producers of Barbaresco wines from its own vineyards, which exclusively grow the nebbiolo grape. A favorable microclimate allows the growth of high-quality grapes even during years in which the harvest is difficult. Recently, the winery has been considerably enlarged and provided with modern equipment for the production of wine of the highest quality standard – DOCG. At the end of the wine trip to the Langhe region, you will see the small but beautiful historical center of the town of Barbaresco, completely surrounded by its famous vineyards. Barbaresco is a place of amazing natural beauty located in the Langhe hills. Admire the panorama of vineyards, woods and medieval fortresses and settlements from any point of view.

Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Private Tour

9. Alba Truffle Fair: Skip-the-Line Entrance and Private Tour

Celebrate Piedmont's famous white truffle at the annual Alba White Truffle Fair. Discover the sights and smells of the Alba White Truffle market in the capital of the famous Barolo Region. Enjoy a private guided tour in the fascinating medieval center of Alba, and explore the fair with a special skip-the-line entrance ticket, meet all the exhibitors, and learn about the history of the truffle.

Langhe: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

10. Langhe: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Frequently asked questions about Alba Food & Gourmet Tours

What are other things to do than Food & Gourmet Tours that are worth visiting in Alba?

The other unmissable things to do in Alba are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Alba

Want to discover all there is to do in Alba? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Alba

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Me and my family had booked a dining experience at a local's home and at first I was sceptic as I haven't received the details of the host for several days after the booking and when I did, I haven't been able to contact the host, however at the day of the event she sent us the exact address and was very helpful and friendly. She also told us a lot about how the local food is made, some local cooking tricks, what to visit and where. We had a 4 course meal for 3 hours and the host has kept all the requirements about what foods we can't eat. If you want to really sense the local atmosphere, you should book this experience. Definitely recommend.

Alessandra was an excellent guide, flexible, nice person and added a lot to the trip. Barolo beautiful. The winery is a smaller one, but this is a lovely place and it has interesting history. Matteo is a real professional, who told a lot about wine making. The tasting and wines were good, of course. The journey between wineyards was spectacular and was crowned with the view from the top of the hill. Thank you Alessandra, recommended!

Gabriele was an amazing guide and the tour was absolutely perfect! We stayed in La Morra and enjoyed the wonderful view, then we went to the village of Barolo and after that on to a vineyard and tasted their wines. Really good day and I really recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the wines from Piedmont. Great value for money and definitely worth it!

Great tour, and very informative and service-minded guide! Went above and beyond to help us get back to our b&b after the tasting, when transportation proved to be a challenge. Would love to come back again.

Great guide, very passionate about his job. I gave this experience as a birthday present and absolutely loved it