- Half-day truffle hunting walk with light lunch or full lunch near Palaia -
-SMALL GROURP TRUFFLE HUNTING & TASTING TOUR  

Small-group half-day truffle hunting walk
in the area of Palaia close to Pisa

The ubeatable couple!


A plate of mixed truffle-based appetizers



Tagliolini al tartufo!



Small Winter white truffles, just found

 



The dog is waiting for a treat

A fantastic activities for individuals and small groups who want to enjoy half a day in Tuscany in a very original, funny and unforgettable way!
You can join our truffle hunter for a walk in the woods near Palaia in search of the seasonal truffles: from the small and round Spring white truffle, to the thick and hard Summer black one to the famous and unbeatable Winter white truffle!



MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR


Mouthwatering from beginning to end!

Our English speaking truffle hunter (upon request we can arrange for an assistant in German, French, Russian or Spanish with a surcharge) welcomes you in the truffle area of the Pisan hills on the way to Volterra from Pisa. Together with him and his dog, you reach a truffle-growing wood nearby, choosing the right spot that may vary according to the season and the kind of truffle ripening in that time of the year. The tour is for small groups and it is joianble by any party.
The walk is an in-depth introduction to the world of truffle with observation of its natural milieu and understanding of its features and its conditions for growing.
Following the dog's instinct and the hunter's instructions you will see how these underground mushrooms are found and you will smell them as they get dug. The walk is a wonderful occasion to get familiar with this habit of so many Tuscan people.
At your return to the truffle hunter's shop a full meal with fresh truffles will be waiting for you.
The basic menu of the truffle lunch is:
- Truffle hunter's appetizer, with selected crostini and truffle sauces, truffle salami and pecorino cheese and salad with peschiole;
- Truffle pasta dish or truffle risotto;
- Water and one glass of wine

The full menu of the truffle lunch is:
- Truffle finger food, including truffle polenta, crostini and peschiole
- Truffle antipasto, with potato or vegetable soufflé, goat cheese and truffle
- Risotto with truffle fondue and tagliolini with truffle butter
- Fried egg or pork escalope with shaven fresh truffle
- Dessert with truffle
- Wate, wine and coffee

The truffle tour with lunch takes 3,5 hours.
The tour is a great occasion for you to visit the Valdera region, an area with many medieval towns and a breathtaking countryside.

It will be your best memory of Tuscany!






Dessert with truffle honey


An image of tiredness and dirt


Introduction before the walk


Black Summer satisfaction


Shaving fresh truffles on the plate


Marzolino vs Scorzone




 

 


Rates and enquiries

 




SMALL-GROUP HALF-DAY TRUFFLE HUNTING
AND TASTING TOUR



- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
January through August
Total rate
September though December
2 persons
€ 180
€ 220
3 persons
€ 230
€ 280
4 persons
€ 280
€ 335
5 persons
€ 310
€ 375
6 persons
€ 340
€ 410
7 persons
€ 370
€ 445
8 persons
€ 400
€ 480
9 persons
€ 430
€ 515
10 persons
€ 460
€ 550
extra person
€ 30
€ 35
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 20
€ 25
full lunch surcharge
€ 20
€ 25
DURATION OF THIS TOUR + LUNCH: 3 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES
AVAILABLE EVERY DAY


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking truffle hunter for the whole tour
+ a visit to the truffle shop
+ a walk in the wood with truffle searcher and dog
+ a light truffle-based lunch at the hunter's shop
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French or Russian
with a surcharge of € 100 in total.


You can choose to combine a half-day truffle hunting tour with either one of our tasting tours or one of our cultural tours and book a full-day excursion.




Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of San Miniato, a rural region between Pisa and Florence where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.







Testimonials from our guests

 

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Libby and her husband who spent two days with us, including our truffle hunting tour:

We spent two days with Massimo touring a cheese factory, an olive mill and the greatest adventure of all -- truffle hunting with a man and his dog. All three experiences were some of the best I've had in Italy mainly because Massimo tailors the tours to your individual needs and expectations. He is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. He explained in detail the processes used in each industry as well as the history of the region. I learned more about truffles and olive oil than I ever knew in the twelve years I've been coming to Italy. I highly recommend Massimo, as well as the company Arianna & Friends, for a very special adventure tour in Italy.

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SMALL GROUP TRUFFLE HUNTING TOUR IN TUSCANY

 

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