- Tasting of fresh truffles and excellent wines in Tuscany -
-TRUFFLE HUNTING & WINERY TOUR  

Private full-day truffle hunting walk and and visit to a winery with tasting of Tuscan specialties

Explanation about where truffles grow





Our winery during the grape harvest: the operator is squeezing the grapes

 

 




Truffle hunter & dog cooperating

 




A "lagotto romagnolo", the most common breed
of truffle dog

 

For people visiting Tuscany one of the most interesting activities is visiting the local producers of exquisite specialties. There is an incredible density of food producers of all sorts and meeting them or seeing how they work is an unforgettable experience.
Arianna & Friends organizes full-day truffle hunting tours followed by a lunch of truffle products along with the visit to a local winery.



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An English speaking private tour leader (on request also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian are available) meets you in the morning and accompanies you to the premises of a local truffle hunter. Together with the hunter, his dog and the guide you walk into the surrounding woods, in the charming area of the Pisan hills, for a truffle hunting session of 1.5 hours.
After the walk in the woods, you get back to the hunter's place, which is also a famous shop of fresh truffles, and taste truffle oil, truffle sauces and very original truffle-based products like honey, balsamico and cheese. The truffle hunting walk is followed by a delicious lunch based on truffle products and fresh truffles.
In the afternoon, you drive for about 15 minutes and reach a spectacular winery in the middle of a very scenic hilly countryside, right in the middle of charming vineyards. The company produces excellent Chianti and superb Igts, which are exported all over the world..

At first you will get a detailled introduction to the wine production of the area, making use of autoctonous grapes only along with very advanced techniques for optimizing the harvest.
Then you enter the winery and have a guided tour of the production areas, the storage rooms and the bottling facilities. The winemaker in person shows you all the phases of the winemaking process to help you understand and identify the features of an excellent wine.
After the visit, you sit in the panoramic tasting room of the winery and sample 4 different types of wine, served along with some salamis and cold cuts of local production. The company is able to ship their wines to almost any destination in the world.

The overal duration of the tour is 5 to 5.5 hours.






Scorzone truffles, available in Summer


A small black truffle just found by our dog


Mixed truffle-based appetizers


The white truffle available in central Tuscany in November

Marzolino and Scorzone truffles



Oak barrels for ageing wines at the winery

A way to appreciate white truffles is on fried eggs

White truffles brought to our shop by another hunter for trading



Our winery during the grape harvest

Panoramic terrace at the winery



Elegant barriccaia

Vineyard view from the tasting room




 

 


Rates and enquiries

 

 

PRIVATE FULL-DAY TOUR WITH TRUFFLE HUNTING
WALK, TRUFFLE BASED LUNCH
AND VISIT TO A WINERY AND WINE SAMPLING


- Rates 2015 - From January through August -
Season of the Black truffle and the Marzolino truffle


Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 330
2 persons
€ 350
3 persons
€ 400
4 persons
€ 450
5 persons
€ 500
6 persons
€ 550
7 persons
€ 600
8 persons
€ 650
9 persons
€ 700
10 persons
€ 750
extra person
€ 50
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a visit to the truffle shop
+ a walk in the wood with truffle searcher and dog
+ a lunch based on truffle products
+ a visit to a panoramic winery
+ tasting of wine with snacks
+ 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, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.


PRIVATE FULL-DAY TOUR WITH TRUFFLE HUNTING
WALK, TRUFFLE BASED LUNCH
AND VISIT TO A WINERY AND WINE SAMPLING


- Rates 2015 - From September through December -
Season of the White truffle

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 360
2 persons
€ 390
3 persons
€ 455
4 persons
€ 510
5 persons
€ 565
6 persons
€ 620
7 persons
€ 675
8 persons
€ 730
9 persons
€ 785
10 persons
€ 840
extra person
€ 60
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a visit to the truffle shop
+ a walk in the wood with truffle searcher and dog
+ a lunch based on truffle products
+ a visit to a panoramic winery
+ tasting of wine with snacks
+ 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, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.





Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of San Miniato and Terricciola, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano 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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TRUFFLE HUNTING & WINERY TOUR IN TUSCANY
Truffle hunting and winery tour in Tuscany

 

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