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Small-Group Truffle Hunting and Wine Experience from Florence with Lunch provided by Tuscan Wine Tour by Italy and Wine

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

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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.
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You'll start at
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, ItalyPiazza Cavalleggeri Florence in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale ( The National Library)
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  • Pass by San Miniato
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Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, ItalyPiazza Cavalleggeri Florence in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale ( The National Library)
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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 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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Elisabeth G wrote a review Mar 2020
Ketchum, Idaho7 contributions
We had a wonderful day hunting truffles and tasting wine. The hunt was so interesting and informative. Lunch at the family estate was amazing. The best truffle dishes I have ever had, paired with wine from their family estate. Do not miss out on this wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Julienne L wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Three friends, one mission - truffle hunting and to taste the super Tuscans! We couldn’t be luckier as it became an all girls tour with Hillary as our guide! She is a qualified sommelier, food lover, passionate Florentine who loves her city and her wine. She made a huge
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Rosy R. wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami, Florida4 contributions
I did this tour alongside my husband, sister-in-law, & mother-in-law and we all had a fantastic time! Matteo is extremely knowledgeable and charismatic. I highly recommend this tour if you'd like to have a wonderful time up in the mountains, looking for truffles, enjoying a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Fiona L wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
We have been to Florence on previous occasions but have not signed up for a day tour like this, but we're very glad we did! Francesca, Choco and Vittorio. They were the highlights of our entire day trip. Starting with the ever hospitable Francesca and Choco, who led us on an
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Date of experience: December 2019
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DanielSFSanFrancisco wrote a review Dec 2019
San Francisco20 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and our 26 year old daughter had a great experience truffle hunting and wine tasting with Lorenzo. It began at 10am and we got back to our lodging at 6pm. Lorenzo, our guide, had a great level of knowledge and energy that allowed us to learn while enjoying our
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Excellent!
Pierpaolo was the most excellent guide! Friendly, knowledgeable and truly accommodating. Highly recommend this tour
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Amazing!!!!
Yesterday Pier took my friends and I on a private tour that was absolutely incredible. He taught us so much about w
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Amazing experience
My wife and I showed up at the meeting point and we met Matteo. Matteo is one of those people who you meet for the
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Experience you will never forget
I love this tour so much, I have been on it 5 times! I love the people, the food & wine, and the scenery. Nothing b
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Wine tasting tour
This was an absolutely amazing experience. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend t
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A must do for wine and food lovers
On our second trip to Florence back in 2013, we took our first wine tour with Italy and Wine to see wine makers in
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We had such a great time hanging out with Lorenzo and the the vineyard guides! This was for my birthday so we def
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Chianti region tour with amazing lunch
Our Chianti region wine tour was truly unforgettable! We visited a family estate and learned all about the making o
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Perfect combination of wine, food, and history!
My husband and I had a lovely time with Vittorio, and Violeta at the second winery. Vittorio was well versed in all
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Very Enjoyable Wine Tour with Unforgettable Lunch
We chose to do the half-day Chianti wine tour. Our guide, Lorenzo, was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and fun
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Inclusive & Special!
This was my second wine tour of the Chianti region in three years, and this specific tour did not disappoint! Our g
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This was our favorite tour, not just in Florence, but our whole 3-week trip through Italy.
My wife and I toured Italy for 3 weeks for our honeymoon, which included 5 days in Florence. So of course, we had t
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Once in a lifetime experience
Lorenzo connected with our group from the start and brought us to 3 different wineries that each had their own char
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AMAZING tour! Must try this experience
We were hosted by Hilary for the day while we went to try wine and have an amazing lunch. This tour takes you to t
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