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Truffle Hunting and Barolo Wine tasting

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White Truffle of Alba and Barolo Wine

Welcome to our 4-hour tour Truffle Hunting and Barolo Wine tasting, from Alba, Italy.

 

Let the truffle hunter with the dog and a Barolo wine producer share their expertise about the two most treasured products of Piedmont.

 

Enjoy the luxury privilege to book this private tour, just for your party, whether you are a couple or a small group of travelers, with nobody else around.

 

Walk in a wood and observe the dog in action before moving to a boutique Barolo wine cellar surrounded by vineyards. Partake on a premium wine tasting and feel the evolution of the Nebbiolo grape varietal.

 

Truffle Hunting and Barolo Wine tasting is an informative and fun tour set to explore the decadent yet beautiful Langhe hills in Piedmont.

  • Take part in a truffle hunting in the wood with the dog
  • Premium Barolo wine tasting in a boutique winery
  • Private 4-hour tour, just for your party!
  • Choice of driver included OR tour with your own car
  • Pick-up from your hotel (if located around Alba)

The Truffle Hunting and Barolo Wine Tasting tour begins in the town of Alba or straight at your hotel (if located in the surrounding area).

 

Travel to a nearby wood and follow the truffle hunter and the dog on a leisurely 60-90 minutes walk and see if you unearth any precious tuber.

 

As you observe the dog in action commanded by the truffle hunter, you listen to an engaging and informative lecture about the white and black truffle of Alba.

 

Meet Piemonte can supply a limited number of rubber boots (to be asked at time of booking). Otherwise trekking boots are recommended for walking on uneven, slippery and muddy trails.

 

The truffle hunting is held during the season of the white truffle of Alba (from the end of September to January) and also in late spring and summer for the black truffle (Tuber Aestivum).

 

The second part of our 4-hour Truffle Hunting and Barolo Wine Tasting tour, continues to a boutique winery of the Langhe hills.

 

Visit a boutique wine cellar located on a scenic position surrounded by vineyards, in the middle of the Barolo wine region. Step inside the wine cellar where Nebbiolo grapes are aged in oak to become Barolo wine for a full understanding of the style of this wine producer.

 

Partake on a premium wine tasting including local wines and comparing at least two different types of Barolo wine and feel the evolution of the same grape varietal throughout different hillsides and vintages.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour.

 

Read here the full terms and conditions.

 

F.A.Q.

Who thought looking for a fungus good be so fun!

Linda D. – December 2019

We were met by our guide at the train station in Alba where we came down from Turin. Very amiable and went straight out to the country where we met an experienced farmer and his dog. Right away she found truffles. Such a difference experience. The winery we tasted at was above reproach and I have done a lot of wine tasting in California where I live. We met a wonderful couple from Switzerland who we are keeping in touch with. After dropping us off in Alba we had lunch at a highly starred restaurant and, of course, had white truffle pasta that was divine. All my American friends thought this was an unusual experience and we did too.

 

A fantastic experience

Ryan C. – September 2020

Big shout out to Marco for being so knowledgeable and informative. A great morning of walking in the woodland with Gianni and his dog Mac. Mac managed to sniff out three truffles that we were kindly given. Gianni was very happy to pass on his knowledge that has been passed throughout his family for generations.  We could had sat at the cellar all day during the wine tasting!
Hope to be back in Alba again to test out Marcos food tour.

 

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White truffles season is from the end of September to January. In late spring and summer only black truffles can be found.

When: everyday at 9am or 2pm

Length: 4 hours (9am-1pm OR 2-6pm)

Cancellation: full refund up to 24 hours before the tour

Private tour: yes

Participants: Max 7

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)

Accessibility: to be confirmed at time of booking

Physical activity: low

***Meeting place/drop off: Alba (train station in Piazza Trento e Trieste) or pickup at your hotel (depending on the location)

In case of rain: the tour runs

Truffle Hunting and Barolo Wine tasting with driver

A driver or a tour guide will take you around the wine region. Rates:

  • 138 € per adult (from 3 to 7 adults)
  • 180 € per adult (for 2 adults only)
  • 40 € for kids up to 17 y.o., accompanied by two adults

 

Experience the Truffle and Barolo tour with your own car

In this case, a tour guide will join your vehicle (transport not included):

  • 107 € per adult (from 3 to 7 adults)
  • 155 € per adult (for 2 adults only)
  • FREE OF CHARGE for kids up to 17 y.o., accompanied by two adults
  • Private truffle hunt with the dog in the wood. Ask for rubber boots
  • Boutique winery tour and tasting of 4-5 top wines. Comparison of different types of Barolo
  • 4 hours with a tour guide OR driver (depending on the choice of transport)
  • Hotel pickup if located in Alba or surrounding areas*
  • Any truffle found during the hunt
  • Any entrance fee, meal, additional tasting, transfer, tips, personal expense and anything else not mentioned above in the “the rate includes” field
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