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Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Naples with Lunch provided by Tasting Campania Day Tours

Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Naples with Lunch

Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Naples with Lunch
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Leave your Naples hotel in the morning for your full-day tour. While traveling by private minivan, relax on the scenic journey around Mt Vesuvius, up into the mountains of Partenio Regional Park, and down through the valley of Avellino, the capital city of the Campania region. Continue onward to Monti Picentini Regional Park to the town of Volturara Irpina, beautifully nestled at the foot of Mt Terminio. Surrounded by mountains that tower to some 6,562 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level, the town and surrounding countryside is where Campania's famed truffles grow. Meet an expert truffle hunter and his hunting dogs, two Lagotto Romagnolos — a breed that originates from Italy's historical Romagna region. These canines are known for their sharp senses, and are specifically trained to hunt truffles. Collect your equipment and start your easy-paced hike, winding up the mountain to a height of roughly 4,593 feet (1,400 meters). The hike is suitable for all, although a good standard of physical fitness and sensible walking shoes are essential. Follow the hunter as you make your way through the forest, and watch as the dogs work their magic, sniffing the earth for hard-to-see truffles hidden under the forest shrubbery. Once the dogs have scored a truffle, stop for an on-the-spot tasting of this prized treat with some fresh ricotta cheese — the perfect pairing to counterbalance the truffle's earthy, pungent flavor. Your tour includes roughly three hours hiking around the forest in search of truffles. Stop along the way to admire and take photos of the fabulous landscape, and learn about Italy's history, traditions and techniques of truffle hunting. After descending back down the mountain, meet back up with your driver and travel to a nearby restaurant for a 3-course lunch. Each dish is made with local Campania products and enhanced with the rich, complex flavors of local truffles. Wash your meal down with some Italian wine, and follow it up with a rich coffee and digestif (perhaps grappa or amaro). Finally, relax on your scenic journey back to Naples, and finish your day with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6494TRUFFLE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Professional guide • Truffle tastings with cheese • 3-course lunch with wine, coffee and a liqueur
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
Location Name: Your centrally located Naples hotel Location Address: Your guide will wait for you at the reception of your hotel Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Naples, Naples, Province of Naples, Campania
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Professional guide • Truffle tastings with cheese • 3-course lunch with wine, coffee and a liqueur
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Location Name: Your centrally located Naples hotel Location Address: Your guide will wait for you at the reception of your hotel Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Naples, Naples, Province of Naples, Campania
Duration
8h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Please make a note of any specific dietary requests in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
Please wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes for walking
Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Mymats
Sorrento, Italy57 contributions
An Adventure to experience
Sep 2019
From start to finish, this tour was well planned and executed. Each supporting staff member preformed their duties with excellence and a very friendly attitude. Our first stop was at a village cafe which provided us with outstanding breakfast pastries and either tea or your choice of many types of coffee. We met the truffle hunter and his dog, then headed up the mountain. We climbed at a reasonable rate until we reached the truffle area, where the hunter worked with the dog to find the truffles. And he did! Giuseppe was most in lighting on the history and culture of the area. After, the dog found the truffles we were taken to La Corte die Filangieri in Candida and Chief Antonio prepared a seven course lunch featuring our truffles, and wines. What an experience that we will remember for years.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ALCLPL
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Unique experience
Jun 2018 • Family
The entire tour was well-executed. My family was first picked up from our hotel at Naples and then driven to a lovely small town for breakfast.

Later we went on to meet the truffle hunter along with his two cute dogs. The truffle hunt in the mountain was amazing. Giuseppe the guide had been very attentive: throughout the entire excursion, he acted as the communicative bridge between us and the truffle hunter and he gave us a great deal of information. He even constantly asked if we had questions, ensuring that we could make the most out of it. So, YES, we were able to get hold of our own truffle! But that wasn't the sole purpose of the tour, we got to know what it takes for truffles to form in the habitat.

The lunch afterwards at the local restaurant was stunning. Each and every course was perfect! We enjoyed our long chat with Giuseppe and our driver during lunch. It was quite thought-provoking. Giuseppe also suggested a place for us to have great yet affordable seafood. We followed his suggestion that night to end our holiday in Italy on a high note.

We highly recommend this tour to those who wish to explore Italy, or Campania, in depth. It is absolutely worth it to spend a day in the countryside to learn about not only the truffles, but also the ecosystem, the geography, and the food/wine culture there.
Written 2 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Tasting Campania Day Tours
Nicole F
Nicole F
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Great tour
Our guide Silvia was amazing! She took us to places we would not have come across on our own and gave us foods that
Sliperyjym
Sliperyjym
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Disappointed - poor value for money.
Booked this after a fantastic food tour in Bologna and had high hopes for the Naples tour. Started well but soon
reniemo
reniemo
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Tour operator canceled
Tour operator canceled two days before fully paid scheduled tour. No reason or alternatives were provided. Now I’m
stefansR4932WS
stefansR4932WS
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Very good tour
I would recommend this tour to everyone who want to know about the history of the old town of Naples and who loves
RJHNorthYorks
RJHNorthYorks
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Excellent tour.
We were a small group of 8 and met our guide outside the Castle Novou. Our guide was very enthusiastic about Naples
malaka1980
malaka1980
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Nice and Quick food tour and great infromation.
you cant get Great information about Food and the city of Naples. I recommend this tour if you travel first time t
Dave P
Dave P
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An enjoyable introduction to the city
The castle start point was easily seen and accessed from the Naples cruise terminal. There were six of us plus the
Denny S
Denny S
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One word to describe Tasting Campania Day Tours is EPIC!!!
One word to describe Tasting Campania Day Tours is EPIC!!! I hold a WSET Level 3 wine certification and I have als
MDH1959
MDH1959
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One of the best tours we've ever been on!
Wow. This tour was incredible. Giuseppe was a fantastic guide. We toured a nougat factory, a prosuitto factory, an
Lauren3622
Lauren3622
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Good tour
Very nice tour. We are not coffee people but we enjoyed the espresso. We especially enjoyed the sfogliatella. Enjoy
Zosia B
Zosia B
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We ate our way through Naples
We always take a good tour when we are on holiday and Naples was no exception. The tour ended up being just my fami
Sara B
Sara B
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Walking and eating...and a wonderful guide
We had an amazing morning with great company and Antonella, our wonderful guide who was so passionate about Naples.
Malachy C
Malachy C
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A tasty way to get your bearings in Naples!
We took a morning tour and Sylvia was our guide. We couldn't have been happier - Sylvia was knowledgeable about Nap
John O
John O
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Awesome tour and wonderful guide
On the day of our tour it was just me and my husband. Our guide was Antonella and she gave us quite a lot of inform
Carla J
Carla J
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Great experience
On the day of our tour it was just me and my husband. Our guide Antonella was very professional, informed and passi
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