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Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Sorrento with Lunch

Sorrento, Italy

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Scout out truffles on a trek through Mt Terminio’s forested foothills, led by a professional truffle hunter and dogs. After leaving Sorrento, you’ll travel through the scenic Monte Picentini park, and then start the forest walk. Stop to learn about truffle hunting in southern Italy, and try some of the earthy delights, dug straight from the soil. Finish at a restaurant to savor wine and a truffle-themed, 3-course dinner before your return to Sorrento.
  • Full-day truffle tour from Sorrento with a private guide
  • See Monti Picentini Regional Park on the journey through Campania
  • Follow a truffle hunter and his dogs on a forest-and-mountain hike
  • Savor fresh truffle with ricotta cheese during the hunt
  • Learn about Campania’s traditional truffle-hunting heritage
  • Finish with a 3-course, truffle-inspired lunch with wine, coffee and a liqueur
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Truffle tasting with cheese
3-course lunch with wine, coffee and a liqueur

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will wait for you at the reception of your hotel

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Authentic Journeys

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Sorrento with Lunch?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Word of warning, you do need really good footwear this is not a stroll it is a heavy hard walk on very uneven ground." See review


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Everyone says this trip is out of this...
Mrs L Gatenby
, Sep 2018
Everyone says this trip is out of this world and I agree... utterly amazing. Expensive yes... but worth every penny for this once in a life time experience. We must have had the worst weather you could ask for, torrential rain non stop but the experience was still fabulous. Our guide Guiiseppe was so enthusiastic and informative. We found truffles! We picked mushrooms! We were in the heart of the mountain in the most beautiful scenery it was stunning. Word of warning... you do need really good footwear this is not a stroll it is a heavy hard walk on very uneven ground. Another word of warning... the 3 course lunch was about 9 courses! Again amazing food and we cleaned our truffles and eat them on each course. We also got given some to take home. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough thank you to Guiseppe, the driver and our truffle guide for making this such a brilliant experience.
This tour was absolutely amazing...
Emily G
, May 2018
This tour was absolutely amazing! Our guide Giuseppe was incredibly insightful and a fantastic guide. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience that we will always remember! We hiked up a beautiful mountain area with Giuseppe, a truffle hunter, and his two truffle sniffing dogs and were lucky to find two truffles. Watching the dogs sniff them, then bring them to their owner was amazing. We then ate lunch at a classic traditional Italian restaurant with incredible food, and ate the truffles we found on top of our food. It was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip and I would highly recommend it!!
I highly recommend this tour...
Lauren B
, Oct 2017
I highly recommend this tour. Giuseppe is an amazing guide. This is a once in a lifetime experience and a great way to experience Italian culture and food. The truffle hunter and his dogs are very friendly and fun to see them work in action. The meal after the truffle hunt was fabulous!
Maurizio was an amazing tour guide...
James D
, Jun 2017
Maurizio was an amazing tour guide, and really made the trip that much more enjoyable. We found a fairly large truffle and were able to enjoy it with our incredible dinner afterward. The place where you search for truffles is a little over an hour from Sorrento and then dinner is in a nearby village. It is a full day's worth of activity. When you start your hike to find truffles, the mountain is a bit steep at the very beginning and the whole trail is quite rocky. However, it is not challenging and you can move at your own pace. It should not be an issue for anyone that doesn't have mobility issues. It's a unique experience and a very nice day. I recommend it.
This is an experience of a...
Ralph A
, May 2017
This is an experience of a lifetime!! Truffle hunting with a real truffle hunter and his trained dogs is not your everyday experience. Our English speaking guide had this so well organized and was always translating and explaining the process to us. It was a good hike and watching the dogs work is something we will never forget plus hearing about all the training they go through. Then, Yum Yum Yum, fresh truffles grated on ricotta cheese - later at our excellent lunch, more of our truffles grated on pasta. Guiseppe was our knowledgeable guide and gave us great information all day long. We would not have missed this adventure for anything - it is so unique.

Product code: 6494SORRTRUFFLE

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