Taking in corners of Italy, France, &
– Mon 8th
Price: £1550 per
(based on 2 sharing - i.e. £3100 for you and your personal
Bed and Breakfast at the Express Hotel
Dinner each day at a variety of
Transfers between Turin airport
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.
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.
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
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
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
Average highs of 25ºC in September, according to
When we visit the mountains, the weather can, of course, be much cooler, but
down in the valley temperatures tend to stay high.
We are offering 2 tours of 7 nights, 1st - 8th September, & 10th - 17th
Our packages do not include flights
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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
Flights are limited to Turin from United
Probably the best flight is with British Airways from London Gatwick.
You can check availability now;
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