Searching For Truffles in the Countryside
An exclusive SeaDream experience awaits a small group of our guests today. Few areas of the world afford a real search for the "culinary gold" known as truffles, and most truffle farmers are extremely cautious of "trespassers" to protect their valuable crop. Leave Rovinj and enjoy the picturesque drive through the lowlands to the village of Lavide, the capital for truffles in Croatia, where you will meet your "truffle guide. Each guide has a dog trained to recognize the strong odor of the truffle, which grows under the ground invisible to the naked eye. After 90 minutes of exploration on foot through the countryside, you will re-meet your fellow SeaDreamers in a local tavern and private wine cellar for a light lunch to taste various dishes including enhanced by the truffle, including eggs, pate as well as local cheeses, fruits, "doughnuts" and wines. As you are in one of the most beautiful areas of Croatia, and as the picturesque town of Motovun is just a short distance away, a visit makes sense and your free time can be spent purchasing truffles and truffle products or just taking in the ambience of this hilltop village.
Notes: While ever effort is made by the guides to locate truffles (they are invisible!), SeaDream cannot guarantee that they will be found! In an effort to make this Yachting Land Adventure a genuine truffle hunt, we have advised the guides not to 'plant' truffles in the hope that you will enjoy the authenticity of the experience and thrill of the â€œhunt.â€ The period from January through September is considered a good period to search for the black variety while October through December is a better period for white truffles. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes and remember that you will be walking through forest and other natural surroundings where the path can be muddy. And, for those not in the know, forests all over the world harbour insects, including mosquitoes; we recommend that you bring, and use, insect repellant (if you did not bring your own, it is available for sale in the gift shop onboard). Should it be a hot & sunny day during your visit, please bring protection from the sun and extra water, which is available, complimentary, at the gangway. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and participation on this adventure is limited to 24 guests divided into two smaller groups, each with their own local truffle â€œguide.â€ If you have not pre-booked please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Duration: 6 hours
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