Wine Barrels On Stari Grad Plain

Istria Ultimate Gourmet Getaway – Croatia


Experience Istria - Croatia - with all senses in their truest form and enjoy our 6-days gourmet tour. Istrian gastronomy is all about variety and richness, mirroring the richness of the red soil and local landscape. For real gourmands, look no further than Istria!



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All about the Istria Ultimate Gourmet Getaway – Croatia.

If food is your travel inspiration and you want to learn more about Istrian gourmet culture, choose this culinary tour and it will transform your week trip into an amazing experience. With diversity at the heart of Istria, you will enjoy new culinary experiences and reconnect with traditional flavours.

Istria is a beautiful Croatian peninsula, the largest one in the Adriatic sea. It is known as the land of great wines, olive oil and truffles. The domestic wine here is Malvazija - a delicious white wine. Our tour will lead you to heavenly places of renowned wine makers and their wines. Istria is also known for its amazing olive oil and is often recognised as having some of the best in the world. It is definitely one of the best products Istria has to offer, together with wines.

For real gourmands, look no further than Istria! We fell in love with the sights, smells and flavours of this gastronomic region of Croatia, for they are specially characterised by this unique Mediterranean paradise. Bon apetit!



  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Istria.
  • Beautiful Istrian towns: Rovinj, Pula, Motovun, Grožnjan, Labin, ...
  • Visit famous wine cellars with wine tasting.
  • Explore the best Istrian restaurants with style.
  • Dinner with private cook - Istrian Cooking Class.
  • Tasting and demonstration - In search of Truffles with dogs.
  • Olive oil farm and oil tasting.
  • Visit typical Istrian farmhouse and taste natural lunch.
  • Explore the wilder part of the eastern side of Istria on quads.


  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.
  • Activity: Self guided Culinary Holidays.
  • Grade: Easy.
  • Accommodation: Hotels*****
  • Date: From March 15th to November 31st.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Arrival town is Savudrija (Croatia).
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Full organisation of the trip.
  • Introductory briefing with a welcome drink/welcome brunch on day 1.
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary, route instructions, transfer timetables and details with all vouchers.
  • A map with marked routes and culinary points.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • Transfers needed for all gourmet activities.
  • Private transfer by itinerary.
  • 5 nights in 5* accommodations with breakfast. Based on double occupancy in a standard room.
  • 4 x lunch in restaurants.
  • 1 x lunch on a farmhouse / "Agroturizam".
  • 4 x dinners / Well-known Istrian restaurants and "Konoba".
  • 1 dinner with private cook - Istrian Cooking Class.
  • Pula Market Tour.
  • Wine tasting - 4 different wine cellars.
  • Olive oil tasting.
  • Tasting & demonstration: Search of Truffles with dogs.
  • Rent-a-bike and 1/2-day self guided cycling tour.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfer from airport (Trieste, Pula, Ljubljana, Zagreb or Venice). Can be arranged upon request.
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Optional: Quad road trip from Barban to Rakalj.
  • Travel Insurance.


  1. Day 1 Savudria, Istria

    Arrival to Savudrija. / In-take meeting with a welcome drink. / Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation: hotel***** in Savudrija, with breakfast.

  2. Day 2 From Savudrija to Motovun

    Visit the hilltop village of Grožnjan. / Wine tasting at Kozlović winery. / Lunch at tourist farm. / Truffle hunting with dogs. / Truffle dinner at a well-known restaurant.

    Accommodation: hotel***** in Savudrija, with breakfast.

  3. Day 3 From Motovun to Rovinj

    Visit village Višnjan. / Olive oil tasting at Farm Pino. / Wine tasting at a winery. / Lunch at Konoba Puli Pineta. / Dinner at a well-known restaurant in Rovinj.

    Accommodation: hotel***** in Rovinj, with breakfast.

  4. Day 4 The Best of and around Rovinj

    Visit of the beautiful Bale/Valle village. / Wine tasting at Stancija. / Energy tour at Histria Aromatica. / Lunch at a beautiful estate. / Easy cycling around the old town of Rovinj. / Dinner at restaurant Monte in Rovinj.

    Accommodation: hotel***** in Rovinj, with breakfast.

  5. Day 5 From Rovinj to Pula and East side of Istria

    Pula city and market tour with Roman Amphitheatre. / Wine tasting at Trapan Winery. / Guided trip from Barban to Rakalj. / Lunch at a restaurant near Adriatic Sea. / Accommodation in private resort and dinner with a private cook.

    Accommodation: Private resort**** near Barban, with breakfast.

  6. Day 6 Around Labin and departure day

    Free morning at a private resort near Barban. / Optional activities. / Afternoon transfer to the airport, departure.

    Optional activities: Sea kayaking in Raša bay, Quad Safari tour, Horseback riding.


5* Hotels in Istria


Day 1: 5* Hotel in Savudrija / Double room with breakfast.

Day 2: 5* Hotel in Savudrija / Double room with breakfast.

Day 3: 5* Hotel in Rovinj / Double room with breakfast.

Day 4: 5* Hotel in Rovinj / Double room with breakfast.

Day 5: 4* Vila resort near Labin, Barban / Double room with breakfast.



The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

Absolutely! All accommodations included in package, as well as the restaurants, list the potential allergens in each dish, and many allergen-free options are available.

Due to the nature of the tour, it is important each client notifies us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking the tour. Later we might not be able to assure proper dietary food for them.

Croatian coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer.

Average temperatures during summer should lie in the high 20s °C, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C.

Croatia boasts very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable.

Overall Rating
Nessa Guettari
Reviewed On 09/10/2018

Thank you Gourmet Getaway Tours for giving us two awesome and memorable days! If you’re a foodie like me who enjoy outdoor and beautiful scenery, the tours are definitely a must-do in Croatia! Really appreciate what this agency did to make the tours unique and enjoyable! I’ve always wanted to go to Istria for the wine. I booked their Tour 6 months before once our flight information was confirmed. And I must say how Life Adventures organised the tour and bringing you the best of Istria without the usual crowds was truly amazing! Staff clearly shown that they are super familiar with the Croatia and all the beautiful lookouts, and really did an awesome job in catering our needs. Nothing can beat freshly cooked dishes paired up with wines! The owners were super friendly and talked to us about everything. Wine was good too!!! It was so relaxing sitting under a tree surrounding by stunning views of the vineyards and tasting the wine while enjoying good food. It’s truly one of the best food and wine tour!