Customer feedback about Food & cooking tours in Prague
5.0 based on 15 reviewsRating
Different to other tours
This is a great tour, that is quite different to other tours around. The tour begins by learning about the truffle industry followed by a lovely walk up Pertrin Hill watchling the beautiful Nela hunt for truffles. The tour ends with a quite nice meal that includes truffles. Peter & Nela provide a great morning out.
BY HEATHER • January 04, 2018
Our guide, Tomas, took us to 4 places that were local and off the beaten path.. We had a small group of approx 10 folks from Norway, US, South Africa and more. Tasted many types of locally brewed beers and ate fried bread, pickled sausage, marinated camembert, strudel and other things (I didn't taste the cow tongue, but others did). Tomas was a great guide. We are a bit older and had to work at times to keep his fast pace, but I would gladly do it again!
BY ROSANN • November 27, 2017
Favourite Activity in Prague
I joined Petr, Nele and two others for an entertaining morning and delicious lunch learning about truffles and dog training. Petr is truly passionate about what he does and it was impossible not to fall in love with Nele, his beautiful and smart truffle hunting canine partner. If you want a break from the crowds and tourists that swarm the Charles Bridge and Palace, spend an informative morning learning about the art (and science) of truffle hunting. And, all of this is concluded with a delicious lunch, of course complimented by black truffles. This was definitely one of the highlights of my week long visit to Prague.
BY DANIELLE • October 14, 2017
Fun, engaging, informativr tour
Petr was an extremely informative guide and had a lot of knowledge and insight in the truffle industry in Europe. He was also nice and welcomed any questions or comments. His dog is really energetic and cute too! I strongly recommend him for a different taste of prague.
BY MICHAEL • September 10, 2017
Amazing unique experience
Exploring the nature side of Prague with Petr and Nela gave us a fresh perspective of the city. Petr was very patient with us when he explained how he trained Nela to hunt for truffle. Needless to say, Nela was a darling and we all loved her. Truffle hunting was one of the main highlights of our stay in Prague!
BY QI RONG • August 23, 2017
Truffle Hunting Tour
I would say the Truffle Hunt is a good choice, if you are bored by classical sightseeing and have a few hours spare to do something different in a slow pace. The price my look quite elevated at first glance, but after careful calculation and considering the current high price of truffles e.g. in France, it is surely adequate and worth it. Before the tour, I was a bit sceptic, because of the « mafia stories » announced on the websites. I was not sure, what exactly to expect and imagined someone telling half-true exaggerated stories. However, the tour guide was really competent, having a scientific background and knowing well his field. I have tried truffles several times before, but now I learned something new about their biology and difficulty to search for them, as well as the truffle business, hunting techniques and dog training. Personally, I was quite surprised that the dog is very agile, a real hunting dog, as I would have assumed that ideally, truffle hunters use some calm, slow dog races. + something different, competent guide, interesting info not only about truffles, but also about Prague and Czech Republic, ideal length, lunch included, probably good for all ages, as well as families, includes some nice views of Prague, possibility to taste uncommon food
BY DARK12345 / TRIPADVISOR • June 07, 2017
Calling all foodies, nature lovers, and dog people!
What do parasitology, canine operant conditioning, and haute cuisine have in common? Petr Synek can tell you -- with the help of his beautiful Weimaraner, Nela. For the past two years, the two of them have been hunting truffles. Petr, a parasitology Ph.D. candidate at Charles University, started truffle hunting as a side business to supplement his academic work. His canine companion Nela is an excellent example of the traditional Czech expertise in dog training, which you will see firsthand as she bounds through the trees hunting for treasure. On this tour, you will see some of the beautiful parks and gardens that Prague has to offer as Petr shows you how Nela was trained to seek out delicious, expensive fungi. You will learn about the biology and history of truffles in Europe, including right here in the Czech Republic. Best of all for foodies, you'll get to taste them yourself at a classic Czech restaurant near the Vltava in a dish prepared just for you using truffles from Petr's own stash. If you're tired of wading through the crowds on Charles Bridge and eating tourist fare in Old Town, come walk off the beaten path and discover the funky -- and delicious -- world of truffles in Prague. You can check out Petr and Nela on TripAdvisor as well, where you can find more information and reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g274707-d12342514-Reviews-Truffle_Hunting_Tour-Prague_Bohemia.html
BY LORA • May 30, 2017
A great way to spend Sunday afternoon in Prague!
First, we thought what an awkward idea to hunt for truffles in the center of Prague but the recommendations from other people convinced us to give it a shot. It turned out to be a lovely afternoon. Peter is a great and enthusiastic guide who has a thorough knowledge of truffles from biological as well as culinary perspective. He has a very well trained dog – Nela. He trained her himself and her ability to sniff for truffles is just amazing. We highly recommend the tour. The two guys are just worth it!
BY JNSKVSK / TRIPADVISOR • May 17, 2017
Unexpected tour with taste and enthusiasm
Truffle hunting tour with Petr and his perky, truffle dog, Nella, was interesting diversification of traditional sight-seeing in Prague. Especially because of Petr´s enthusiasm for the topic. Simple, but tasty degustation of truffle meal was pleasant top of the meeting with this mysterious ingredient. Thank you.
BY JAN B / TRIPADVISOR • May 17, 2017
Great tour guide!
The tour was super fun and the tlur guide very knowledge. If there is one area of opportunity I would have to say is for you to coordinate alternative transportation in case of rain.
BY SHARON • February 23, 2017
Our guide Martin was awesome and super knowledgeable on both beer and Prague. The food was wonderful too. We really enjoyed our night out on this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore Prague.
BY KEVIN • December 29, 2016
We were a family of 4. Bara took us to the local butcher and even a cute Gingerbread store to shop along the way. Once in her home we talked about food and how the recipes came to be. There was so much food however she had to give us a care package to take home to our apartment! The class is a little hands on with the rest of the time Bara showing how to prepare items. Our menu was tailored to our likes and dislikes. We had all kinds of meats to try on bread and mustard with all kinds of beers and wines. Bara is very generous when it comes to hosting in her home. We made roast pork, roast duck, goulash, potato pancakes and kolache cookies! We spent a good 3 1/2 to 4 hours cooking and talking. It was a lovely way to spend the day in Prague!
BY REBECCA F / TRIPADVISOR • February 08, 2016
Had a lovely evening discovering Prague's not so touristy beer bars. The guide Niki was knowledgeable on beer, snacks and locations and great to talk with. Will definitely go on an adventure with you again!
BY GERBILINE / TRIPADVISOR • February 23, 2015
This tour was a real highlight of our 5 week trip to Europe. Our friendly, knowledgeable guide took us to four local pubs off the tourist trail that we would never have found otherwise, and really got to know each person's beer preferences so that he could recommend beers that we would like. There was only four of us on the tour, plus our guide, so it was like a fun night out with friends, great beer and Czech food. The food was more than enough for dinner and all the pubs were unique. Can't speak highly enough of this tour and the guide.
BY MATT D / TRIPADVISOR • February 23, 2015
Niki rocks! Beer in Prague rocks! The beer and tapas tour rocked! What a great way to meet people, easily travel to different neighborhoods, sample beers, and try local snacks. This tour was one of the highlights of my ten-day journey thru Eastern Europe. The brew spots were all unique as were the snacks. Niki went over and beyond to accommodate all of us - he really tried to understand our beer preferences to ensure we'd order something we'd enjoy. Niki successfully created a casual, informative, and engaging environment for all. Plus, the beer and snack samples were varied and ample. Great tour!
BY MONZ F / TRIPADVISOR • February 23, 2015