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Full-Day Small-Group Truffle Hunting in Tuscany with Lunch provided by Tuscan Wine Tour by Italy and Wine

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Overview
It takes years to become a truffle-hunting expert, but this tour offers the next best thing: a chance to follow a skilled truffle hunter. Travel by van from Florence to San Miniato, famous for its delicious white truffles, to observe experienced truffle hunters and their dogs in action. Afterward, enjoy a 2-course lunch featuring truffles and sample Chianti wine at a local estate. A small group size makes for an intimate experience.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Piazza Cavalleggeri Florence in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale ( The National Library)
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    San Miniato
  • You'll end at
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Piazza Cavalleggeri Florence in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale ( The National Library)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Go on an authentic truffle hunt with a small-group tour from Florence
  • Traipse through the woods with a guide and their truffle-sniffing dog
  • Enjoy a 2-course truffle-themed lunch and sample Chianti region wines
  • Tour is limited to eight people to ensure plenty of personal attention
What to Expect
Join up with your guide in central Florence. Leave the city by air-conditioned minivan traveling west into the Tuscan countryside. Stop in the town of San Miniato, the truffle capital of Tuscany, whose surrounding woodlands are home to the rare Italian white truffle. Meet your truffle-hunter guide and his dog for a walk through the woods in search of the precious delicacy. Follow the dog as he sniffs the ground to locate the prized fungus. Afterward, reconvene for a lunch that includes a truffle-based appetizer, a truffle pasta, and a local wine. Next, visit a winery in the world-famous Chianti region. Learn about the art of Tuscan winemaking and sample several blends including the Super Tuscan and the winery’s own Chianti DOCG. Your tour concludes with the drive back to Florence.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Truffle hunt
  • 2-course lunch
  • Wine tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kate D wrote a review Oct 2019
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The overall day was a great day, however, we were waiting for an hour when we arrived at the home of the truffle hunter and a coffee or something would have been a welcomed offering rather than just standing around not knowing what was happening. The truffle hunt itself was very
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Slimfa2 wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York10 contributions5 helpful votes
We just returned from a 10 day tour of Italy and this was the highlight of our trip! The experience was excellent start to finish. Our guide and Sommelier Hilary Grass was super - awesome personality that kept the level of excitement and interest going strong all day - I
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Date of experience: September 2019
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George P wrote a review Sep 2019
Exeter, Rhode Island6 contributions
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Hiking through the woods and following our truffle guide Ciocco was a great experience. He found several white and black truffles which were used for our amazing lunch! Hillary was an excellent guide with knowledge of the region, truffles and wine. Francesca was a wonderful and
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mo S wrote a review Sep 2019
Canada105 contributions116 helpful votes
I had to select from the drop down list that we did a tour that included a wine tasting. In fact, we booked a tour for the same price as the one with the wine tasting that we understood included time in the town of San Miniato where we could purchase truffle products., The
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Juliana E. wrote a review Sep 2019
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A friend and I took the Truffle Hunt and Wine Experience tour on September 2, 2019, in Florence/Tuscany. Our tour guide Hilary was incredible with her knowledge of Wines, Florence, and the region, adding a bonus to the tour itself. Our truffle hunting guide, Francesca and her
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Experience you will never forget
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This was our favorite tour, not just in Florence, but our whole 3-week trip through Italy.
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