Truffles, Chianti Wine & Olive Oil Tour With Stop In Pisa - Livorno

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :

    • 08:00 am - Meet your driver when you disinbark from your ship.
    • Welcome sign always UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN TOUR (plus your full name)
  • Return Details :
    • Directly at your ship
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

SNUFFLE & TRUFFLE ! Truffles, Chianti Wine & Olive Oil Tour with stop in PISA !
Schedule
08.00 am. Departure from your ship dock in Livorno.
10.00 am. Arrival at San Miniato (The Truffle Tuscany Town). Truffle hunting tour with dog through woods.
12:00 am. Lunch with truffle based appetizer. Wine & Olive Oil and Truffle Tasting
02:00 pm. Departure to Chianti region for wine tasting and olive oil tasting at organic farm included wine tour (see the cellars)
04:00 pm. Departure toPisa (time to see and enjoy the famous leaning tower)
05:30 pm Return toyour ship in Livorno
Price includes:
Truffle hunting & Tour.
Lunch with truffle appetizers& Wine Tasting
Wine tasting& Olive Oil tasting at the winery (Chianti DOCG and Supertuscan)
- Panoramic stops in Chianti

Know More about this tour

Enjoy the charming Tuscan countryside and the haunting beauty of the Chianti forests.
Truffles were appreciated by the Romans they were believed to to grow as the result of Jupiter throwing lightning at an oak tree.
Jupiter was also a god famed for his many sexual activities, and the truffle has long been regarded as an aphrodisiac.

Truffle Hunt in Tuscany
While Tuscany is often associated with exceptional wines, it is especially renowned for its truffles. It may come as a surprise to some that San Miniato, a small town in Tuscany, supplies nearly 80% of the worlds precious white truffles.

You will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and search for truffles with a truffle-hunting dog through the woods of Tuscany.
Follow the dog hurriedly through the forest as he sniffs about and experience the surge of excitement as he starts digging for this edible treasure (white truffles go for nearly $15,000 per kg).
Truffle Hunt in Tuscany Program
Have you ever imagined going on a walk in the Tuscan woods with a dog and truffle expert to hunt for truffles? The white truffle, the most precious, aromatic and expensive variety, grows only in Italy from October to December. Its aromas vanish very quickly, within a few days. Therefore the only way to taste high quality truffle is to find it and eat it within a day or two.

The truffle hunt is an exciting and memorable experience, a sacred yet secret ritual rarely witnessed by outsiders and a special way to see Tuscany from a different prospective. Your truffle hunting day will start early in the morning, in the Tuscan Crete Senesi, among Italys most important truffle areas. Your local professional truffle hunter (and of course his dog!) will meet you at nine oclock and accompany you on silent paths through the crisp, misty morning air of the Crete. You will look, listen, and learn and in the end you will almost certainly find the precious tuberous, a moment of great excitement.

The truffle hunt lasts about an hour and a half. Then its time to move to the farm and wine cellar for a tasting of local products and a guided sensorial analysis of truffle.
After lunch, make your way through the scenic Tuscan landscape into the region of Chianti. Here you will have the opportunity to experience what is arguably Italys most renowned wine, Chianti. Your guide will teach you everything you need to know about the process of winemaking and the techniques involved in attaining a better appreciation of the wine through the tasting.

Highlights
Learn about this fascinating precious gourmet product
Hunt truffles with real truffle-hunting dogs
Walk in the beautiful Tuscan landscape
Learn why truffles are such a sough-after gourmet treat!

Wine Tour in Chianti
Stop in Pisa

Inclusions

Whats Included in Your Truffle Hunt in Tuscany

Truffle hunt with an expert truffle hunter and dog.

Guided analysis lesson with tasting of local food products (bread with olive oil, salami, cheese, wine)

Total time approximately 2-3 hours.

Transportation with Local Driver

Lunch with truffle appetizers and Wine Tasting

Wine tasting and Olive Oil tasting at the winery (Chianti DOCG and Supertuscan IGT)

Underground wine tour (see the cellars) at Organic Winery in Chianti

Panoramic stops in Chianti

Lunch

Snacks

Bottled water

Coffee and/or Tea

Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions

Tip

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Jun-2018

    I strongly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to know more about truffles. We enjoyed a beautiful ride through Tuscany after our stop at the leaning tower. We came to the Savini Truffle factory. Here we enjoyed truffle hunting in the woods nearby. We were able to play with the two truffle hunting dogs before they began their hunt. We ended up finding four truffles. To watch the dogs and the truffle hunter was amazing. We then returned to the factory where we enjoyed a lunch of all things truffle and wine in a beautiful porch set up for our lunch. This tour is worth the money spent and would do it all over again. This tour was also enjoyed by our children and was a very relaxing and fun day.