Wild Truffle Hunting
Children ages 4 and under are free of charge.
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Food/Beverage Provided Truffle Lunch
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to climb in and out of transportation without assistance and walk for approximately 1 hour in the woods over uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Wild Truffle HuntingTruffles are a prized culinary item in many parts of the world, and the Tuscany region of Italy is renowned for its prized treasures from the earth. Your Tuscan journey will introduce you to one of the most important regions in Italy for truffle production. Did you know the truffle is considered a kitchen condiment and highly regarded for specific culinary uses? It is best used when fresh and fully ripe as this is how to experience its best qualities. You will learn about the different varieties of truffles and how each one possesses their own distinct, typical aroma.
This half-day hunting and cuisine tour, will take you deep into the forest with one of the best truffle hunters in Italy and his hounds. You and your small team will work with the hounds to uncover these delicacies and gather them up while you learn about the types of truffles and the trees they grow on.
After the hunt is complete you will be treated to a truffle-based lunch with your newfound friends and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Skip the regular restaurants and typical kitchen classes for this unique, one-of-a-kind outdoor culinary experience, book now!
Bucket List Day!
July 12, 2019
This excursion was amazing! The actual hunting was fascinating and the 5 course truffle meal was delicious!! Our wonderful guide took us to a small Tuscan village. She explained a lot about the places we passed on the way. In Luca, a 3 generations old family of truffle hunters introduced us to their prize truffle dogs. We drove out to the forest edge. The hunter let the dog go and he meandered around in the woods as we followed. All of a sudden the dog caught the scent and took off. We spent 20 minutes watching him dig up black truffles. Then we took them back to the farmhouse where they prepared a five course meal for us using some of the truffles we had found that day. The meal was amazing and there was so much explanation about truffles and the dogs and the history of truffle hunting. It was one of the top experiences of my life. Because you do walk through the forest, be in good health and able to walk uphill, and step over logs. Wear long pants and good walking shoes.
Reviewer: Arianne Thompson