Tuscan Truffle-Hunting Experience - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Confirm exact departure time with local tour operator after booking, see voucher instructions
  • Departure Details :
    Florence
  • 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

You will enjoy a true authentic "truffle hunting", accompanied by an expert truffle hunter with dogs, through a typical Tuscan wood. This unique experience, suitable for small groups and privates, takes place in the beautiful hills surrounding the picturesque village of San Miniato or the medieval hill-top town of Certaldo. Entering the wood is an exciting ritual, an indescribable mix of emotions and impressions: the scent of nature, the silence interrupted only by the sound of the wind rustling the leaves. During the truffle hunting, your guide will tell you about the traditions, history, and legends of this precious tuber.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

You will enjoy a true authentic "truffle hunting", accompanied by an expert truffle hunter with dogs, through a typical Tuscan wood. This unique experience, suitable for small groups and privates, takes place in the beautiful hills surrounding San Miniato or the idyllic countryside of Certaldo.

Entering the wood is an exciting ritual, an indescribable mix of emotions and impressions: the scent of nature, the silence interrupted only by the sound of the wind rustling the leaves. During the truffle hunting, your guide will tell you about the traditions, history, and legends of this precious tuber.
After this wonderful experience, you will have a special truffle tasting: cured meats, crostini, local cheeses with marmalades, tagliolini pasta with raw truffle and dessert. Every single course will be served with a selection of different wines, produced in the typical Tuscan Fattoria where the truffle experience will be set.

Inclusions

Beverages

Lunch

Wine-tasting

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Round-trip private transfer

Private tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Mar-2018

    we scheduled this tour on our arrival day. Airplane was to arrive at 1:30pm and tour was at 3:00pm. Should have been enough time to drop bags at hotel and hit the tour. Delayed plane put us in later than expected so we started about 4:30.
    Cold and rainy on this day so we opted out of the actual hunt. However we had a cozy room for cooking with truffles that they had on hand and fantastic wine. We were tickled to watch them cook, sip wine and learn about cooking techniques.
    Food was on point! A great first meal in Florence. Would do this tour again. The old village this was based out of was unbelievable and beautiful.

  • 22-Oct-2017

    From when our driver Stephano picked us up, learning about truffle hunting and the brilliant dogs from Luigi and Luca in the Tuscan woods,to the amazingly delicious meal cooked by Simone in Certaldo, a charmingly quiet old Tuscan castle town, we had a wonderful day.

  • 21-Dec-2016

    My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Italy. My wife absolutely wanted to go Truffle hunting. I was a little skeptical, but boy was this fantastic! It was just my wife and I. A driver picked us up at our hotel in Florence Hotel Spadai and drove us about an hour to Certaldo Alto. We met Simone and his dad Luigi and their 2 dogs. We then walked through the woods for about and hour or so - it wasn't hard or taxing - the dogs ran wild. Simone explained that it was white truffle season and they are a little harder to find. It wasn't too long before one of the dogs started digging. We all gathered around and sure enough, she dug up a truffle. We found 4 that day. Simone was very personable, friendly and engaging. A great guy. Once we had the truffles, we headed to the medieval city of Certaldo Alto. Simone owns a small shop called L'Ovo d'Oro The Golden Egg and it is awesome! The front of the store is a little market and the back is a small cooking / dining area. When we got there, Simone's wife was cooking up pumpkin soup - the fire was in the fireplace and the table was set for 2 - my wife and I. We spent the next 2 hours talking and laughing and eating. Simone and his wife cooked and served us. They cleaned and sliced the truffles we found and we ate them. It was spectacular! Simone and his wife are delightful. Just kind, sweet people. We connected with them on a personal level and that made the trip so much better. We ate SO much food and it was outstanding. This is a perfect and intimate experience. Truly, truly memory making for years and years - we will never forget it! She even wanted us to blow out a candle for our anniversary! Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!