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Aosta Valley

Aosta Valley & Italian Alps self-drive

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,375 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

The Italian Alps is home to some of the country's most spectacular landscape. The Aosta Valley is hemmed by four of Europe's highest mountains – Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso

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In Brief

  • 1 Night Turin
  • 1 Night Bard
  • 3 Nights Aosta

About

Recommended for:
City | Food & wine | History & culture | Mountains | Natural world | Self-drive

Bordered by France and Switzerland, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Europe, Aosta Valley is the heart of the Italian Alps. Boasting spectacular scenery,  food of the highest quality and a history stretching back to Roman times. Discover the fascinating region that is the Aosta Valley, all within two hours of Turin. The true heart of the Italian Alps.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Turin

You’ll begin your trip in style with VIP airport lounge access before boarding the short flight to Turin and transferring to your hotel for your one-night stay. 


Stay: Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin (Superior)


Day 2
Turin to Bard

Leaving Turin behind, you will set your sights today on the magnificent Italian Alps. Drive north to the Aosta Valley region to Bard. Situated 381 metres above sea level, this quiet and picturesque town is narrowly placed between the rock on which the famous Fort sits and the mountain at the start of Champorcher Valley. Due to its strategic position, it has always been a bulwark against invasions and was therefore fortified in ancient times. The medieval district is perhaps the most important in the valley. 

Stay: 


Meals: B (Superior)

Day 3
Bard > Fenis > Valpelline > Arnad > Aosta

After breakfast head for Fenis and visit its spectacular and most famous Castle in Aosta Valley; positioned in a beautiful clearing, it presents itself well with all the aspects typically found in a Medieval castle: battlements and watch towers. Continue to Valpelline and visit its dairy and taste and buy the famous cheese Fontina, and perhaps some wine testing in the small village of Arnad.



Meals: B (Superior)

Day 4
Aosta

Today enjoy Aosta in the centre of the Aosta Valley, founded by the Romans in 25 B.C. and rich in monuments from pre-historical, Roman, medieval and later times, Some of the more memorable monuments include the megalithic area of Saint-Martin de Corleans,  It offers a wealth of remains from Roman times, such as the Praetoria Gate, one of the few examples from Roman times still perfectly intact, the Theatre, the forum Cryptoporticus, the perimeter of the boundary walls almost completely intact,  and the magnificent Augustus’ Arch. It is also home to two masterpieces of Medieval art, the Cathedral and San‘Orso, real treasure chests of masterpieces such as the Ottanian frescoes in the garret, floor mosaics, the wooden choir, the treasure museum for the Cathedral and the frescoes, wooden choir and enchanting cloisters in the Sant‘Orso Collegiate.



Meals: B (Superior)

Day 5
Aosta > Gran Paradiso National Park > Mont Blanc

Today spend time in Italy's first National Park, the Gran Paradiso National Park. Enjoy panoramic views of orchards and vineyards at Aymavilles.. Perhaps join a  nature guide for a wildlife walk to explore the habitat of the Alpine ibex or steinbock, with its lush vegetation of larch, red pine and spruce.  In the afternoon you cannot miss the crossing of Mont Blanc, an amazing experience made possible by cable car of Mont Blanc, in a few minutes covering over 2,000 meters in altitude. During the crossing, which offers a magnificent view of the glaciers and the great peaks of the Alps, before returning to Aosta for a final dinner.


Meals: B (Superior)

Day 6
Turin > UK

After breakfast, make your way back to Turin airport, return your car and fly back to the UK

Meals: B (Superior)

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,375 pp incl. flights

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