Prague Truffle Hunting Tour with Luxury Lunch
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Experience truffle hunting tour with one of the local truffle hunters and their best friend dog Nela. Touch,smell, and even taste real truffles! Learn about the mystery of truffle hunting, secret hunters’ lore, the mafia, and the black market. End with a great truffle dish at an excellent restaurant
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We are students of Charles University's Faculty of Sciences and professional truffle hunters. As a truffle hunter team, we supply all Czech Michelin-starred restaurants and most of the luxury restaurants in Prague. During winter, you can find us in truffle-rich areas, such as Piedmont & Provence. We are an expert on these mysterious mushrooms, one of the most expensive foods in the world. Come on a hunt & we'll share our insight with you.Read more
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Peter & Nela provide a great morning out.
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.
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.
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
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
Simple, but tasty degustation of truffle meal was pleasant top of the meeting with this mysterious ingredient. Thank you.