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Valle d'Aosta
Taking in corners of Italy, France, & Switzerland!

Mon 1st – Mon 8th Sep 2014

Wed 10th - Wed 17th Sep 2014

(7 nights)

Price: £1550 per person
(based on 2 sharing - i.e. £3100 for you and your personal assistant/companion)

Price includes
Bed and Breakfast at the Express Hotel
Dinner each day at a variety of restaurants
Transfers between Turin airport
& hotel
Full programme of excursions  

In fact that's pretty much everything apart from lunch & drinks, insurance & flights.  Flights are available from £92 return at the time of writing.

Roman Aosta - Makin' Tracks wheelchair accessible tours

For those who love mountain scenery, here’s something a little different.

The beautiful Valle d'Aosta is situated in the north-west of Italy at the foot of Mont Blanc, close to Switzerland and France. Valle d'Aosta possesses the range of the highest mountains in Europe: Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn and Gran Paradiso.
Aosta Mountains - Makin' Tracks wheelchair accessible tour

Though technically a part of Italy, the independently minded locals don’t seem to have noticed, their mother tongues being French & German dialects, and their governance being autonomous by virtue of special statute. It seems that just about everyone has had a go at ruling them at some time, leaving a rich variety of architectural reminders, including immense Roman monuments, Gothic masterpieces, and copious photogenically sited castles.

With so much to see, we’ll be out & about every day, enjoying the mountains & the towns. There are stunning high villages above, to be explored by bus, funicular, & cable car. Just to the north is the Great St Bernard Pass, where the legendary dogs are bred.

We'll go over the St Bernard Pass to visit Martigny, in Switzerland.
And we'll also go through the famous Mont Blanc Tunnel to visit Chamonix, in France, where we'll take a historic train up to the Mer de Glace.

Aosta itself is a fascinating town, with much character, including a remarkably accessible Roman theatre.

Our days of touring will give you a carefully researched insight far & wide.

Take a look at this video of memories from our last visit to Aosta in 2009.

And read this review of the tour from 6 years ago. We're on pages 18-21.

Accommodation & Dining
Express Hotel - Makin' Tracks wheelchair accessible tours
Our base will be the three star Express Hotel, a spacious hotel with en-suite roll-in showers, located about 3 miles to the east of Aosta’s centre, next to a large shopping centre yet with a mountain view from all its rooms.

Breakfast will be at the hotel, and we will dine out at a variety of restaurants chosen by us after careful research, taking into account ambience, menu, and of course accessibility.

Weather
Average highs of 25ºC in September, according to online resources.
When we visit the mountains, the weather can, of course, be much cooler, but down in the valley temperatures tend to stay high.

  
Aosta Weather             Aosta Climate

Tour Dates
We are offering 2 tours of 7 nights, 1st - 8th September, & 10th - 17th September 2014.

Our packages do not include flights  (Click here to learn why).
However, we are more than happy to assist in identifying the best value and most suitable flights for you, and indeed need to liaise with all clients prior to ticket purchase in order to be sure all the transfers to & from hotel are feasible.

Flights are limited to Turin from United Kingdom.
Probably the best flight is with British Airways from London Gatwick.
You can check availability now;
    1st - 8th Sep
    10th - 17th Sep

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