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Small-Group Truffle Hunting and Wine Experience from Florence with Lunch

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Firenze, Italy

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Follow your guide on a truffle hunt on this adventure from Florence. Travel by coach to the hilly landscape surrounding San Miniato, a Tuscan town famous for its delectable white truffle. With the help of an experienced hunter and his trusty dog, make your way through the woodland, scanning the earth for this regional specialty. Afterward, reward your search with a 2-course lunch in Chianti, including a wine tasting and truffle pasta. Your small-group tour is limited to eight people and concludes with transportation back to Florence.
  • Small-group truffle and wine experience from Florence with lunch
  • Travel to the forests around the medieval hill town of San Miniato in Tuscany
  • Meet a truffle hunter and his dog for a truffle hunt in the woods
  • Savor a light 2-course lunch, including tagliolini al tartufo
  • Sample Chianti and Super Tuscan wine at an estate in the Chianti hills
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention
Professional local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Truffle hunt
Lunch
Wine tasting
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins in central Florence, where you join up with your guide and travel out of the city by coach.   

Venture westward to the Tuscan town of San Miniato, renowned for the white truffle found in its surrounding woodlands. This impressive town not only supplies the most precious and aromatic truffles, but is also said to provide close to 80 percent of the world's most desired gourmet products.

Upon entering the forest, meet your truffle hunter and his companion, a canine equipped with specialized training to seek out the truffles. Follow the pair through the woods on a leisurely walk as the dog scans under the forest floor. You know when you’ve struck gold: watch as the dog begins to dig until the delicacy is unearthed.

Afterward, reunite with your driver and relax with a 2-course lunch at a local truffle shop. Treat your taste buds to a truffle-based appetizer, before savoring a fresh truffle pasta accompanied by local wine.

With appetites sated, continue to a winery in the world-famous region of Chianti. Join your winemaker host and learn about the process behind the flavorful blends that you sample, including Super Tuscan and the estate’s Chianti DOCG.

Your tour concludes with a smooth ride back to Florence.
Itinerary
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San Miniato
San Miniato is the best spot of Tuscany for white truffles
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please make a note of any specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Truffle Hunting and Wine Experience from Florence with Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Hillary is the best!
tdocpurcell
, Nov 2019
We had a great day hunting mushrooms and wine tasting with Hillary. She was so informative and knew so much about Italy. Her knowledge wasn’t limited to just the Tuscan region. We learned a ton about Italy from her. She went above and beyond to give us a special day.
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FitzK
, Aug 2019
How many people can say they have hunted for black truffles and then enjoyed the fruits of their labor? My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed going with the truffle hunter and his dogs as they meandered through the woods in search of truffles. Along the way, we learned about the unique conditions required for truffles as well as the condition to get them. We brought back five truffles. We were then treated to a simple but thoughtful lunch that incorporated truffles in every course including dessert. Afterwards, we traveled to a lovely vineyard where we learned about olive oil and wine and enjoyed tastings of each. Our guide Paola is a sommelier so he had a tremendous insight and passion for the subject at hand. Overall, this was an amazing experience that will be a memory we cherish.
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Great experience!
Senda2018
, Jun 2019
The tour was great, informative and super fun. Hilary was super energetic and we enjoyed our time with her.
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Great Relaxing day
GoPlaces27076657159
, Jan 2019
This is great trip to see the Tuscan countryside. You get to find truffles, eat the local cuisine, try and learn the wines produced in the area. Our local guide (Matteo) was great, his english was excellent, conversations with him were lively and interesting. Also his driving was excellent. On the whole it's worth it. You get an awesome adventure while being wined and dined. It's an awesome way to get over jet lag.My wife and I are planning on doing it again.
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Great experience with guide Hillary!
Maddie B
, Jul 2018
This is an excellent experience! I highly recommend Hillary as your guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about wine and made the day super fun.
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Hillary was amazing! She is...
Torrie M
, Jun 2018
Hillary was amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable not to mention hilarious. This was without a doubt one of our favorite outings during our Italy Trip!
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Hillary our guide is a trained...
Wendy J
, Nov 2017
Hillary our guide is a trained sommelier..her love for Florence, her fabulous personality, her warmth, intelligence made the day the best tour I have ever taken. The beautiful home where the truffle hunt begins..the dogs, the lunch..followed by a 15th century winery...Chianti, Super Tuscan! Excellen
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This was the perfect excursion from...
JBienstock
, Jul 2017
This was the perfect excursion from Florence! In our small group of 6 (3 sets of couples who didn't know each other before the day began) we melded well and had fun exploring the Tuscan countryside, wine and food together. Hillary, our guide was exceptional and was a font of Italian history and knowledge.
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The entire experience was wonderful...
AMRITESH V
, Jun 2017
The entire experience was wonderful. From the start of the tour, the drive to the farm, the friendly farmer, his super dogs, his way of explaining all aspects of truffle hunting...followed by an amazing lunch...all was superb.It was followed by wine tasting and learning the nuances of wine making...also par excellence. All in all, we had a wonderful day......a memory for a lifetime
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What a great tour! It was wonderful...
Drew W
, Apr 2017
What a great tour! It was wonderful to explore the countryside, a more remote cathedral and to spend one at a beautiful Tuscan villa. The vineyard we visited was great and we are excited to receive the package of wine that they are shipping for us. I highly recommend this tour!

Product code: 7428TRUFFLE

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