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Istria Ultimate Gourmet Getaway

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Experience Istria with all senses in their truest form and enjoy our gourmet tour in six days. Istrian gastronomy is all about variety and richness.

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    Culinary
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    2-6
All about the Istria Ultimate Gourmet Getaway.

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’ll delight in new culinary experiences and reconnect with traditional flavors.

Istria, a beautiful Croatian peninsula, the largest one in the Adriatic sea. Istria is known as the land of great wines and olive oil. 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 entire 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 recently discovered this gastronomic region of Croatia and fell in love with the sights, smells and flavors specially characterized by this unique Mediterranean paradise.

Bon apetit!

 

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Istria.
  • Beautiful Istrian town: Rovinj, Pula, Motovun, Grožnjan, Labin, …
  • Visit famous wine cellars with wine tasting.
  • Explore the best Istrian restaurants with style.
  • Dinner with private cook – Istrian food Cooking Class.
  • Tasting and demonstration – Search Truffles with dogs.
  • Olive oil farm and oil tasting.
  • Visit typical Istrian farmhouse and taste natural lunch.
  • Exploring wild part of east side of Istria by quad ride.

Facts:

  • 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.
  • Star of the tour: Arrival city is Savudrija or Trieste Airport.
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 Standard Room.
  • 4 x lunch in reastaurants
  • 1 x lunch on farmhouse / “Agroturizam”
  • 4 x dinners / The famous Istrian Restaurants and “Konoba”.
  • 1 dinner with private cook – Istrian food Cooking Class.
  • Pula Market Tour.
  • Wine testing – 4 different wine cellars.
  • Olive oil tasting.
  • Tasting & demonstration Search Truffles with doges.
  • Rent-a-bike for 1/2 day self guided tour.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
Whats 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).
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Optional: Quad wild road trip from Barban to Rakalj.
  • Travel Insurance.

 

  1. Day 1 Savudria, Istria

    Arrival to Savudrija: in-take meeting, dinner at local restaurant.

    Accommodation hotel in Savudrija*****, with Breakfast.

  2. Day 2 From Savudrija to Motovun

    Visit village Grožnjan, wine tasting at Kozlović winery / Lunch at tourist farm / Truffle hunting with dogs / Truffle dinner at famous 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 Winery / Lunch at Konoba Puli Pineta / Dinner at famous restaurant in Rovinj.

    Accommodation hotel in Rovinj*****, with Breakfast.

  4. Day 4 The Best of and around Rovinj

    Visit beautiful Bale Valle village, wine tatsing at Stancija / Energy tour at Histria Aromatica / Lunch at beautiful Estate / Easy cycling around old town of Rovinj / Dinner at restaurant Monte in Rovinj Old Town.

    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 restaurant near Adriatic sea / Accommodation in private resort and dinner with private cook.

    Accommodation Private resort near Barban****, with Breakfast.

  6. Day 6 Around Labin and departure day

    Free morning at Private resort near Barban, optional activities / Afternoon transfer to the airport, departure.

    Optional activities: kayaking in Raša bay (Adriatic sea), Quad Safari drive, Horse-back riding.

     

5* and 4* Hotels in Istria

Accommodations in 4* and 5* Hotels with breakfast. Based on double occupancy in Standard Room.

Accommodations in Motovun: 4* Hotel with breakfast. Based on double occupancy in Standard Room.

Accommodation itinerary at a glance:

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: Special Vila resort near Labin, Barban / House With breakfast.

 

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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Hiking boots are an essential part of equipment. Boots must be appropriate for rocky terrain, with a good grip and light as well as waterproof (especially in case there is still snow on the mountains). It is important that the shoes are comfortable and worn in (not brand new – in order to avoid blisters).

Most meals and drinks have regular prices, but water, soft drinks and beer are more expensive than in the valleys.

Here are some examples:

Coffee – 2 eur / 1,5l bottled water – 4,40 eur / Beer – 4 eur

Goulash – 8 eur / Veggie/meat stew – 6 eur / Sandwich – 4,50 eur

Please note that the huts don’t accept credit card payments! Cash only.

 

Most huts unfortunately don’t offer showers, but there is an exception on your trail: Komna Mt Hut offers hot showers at a price of 3 eur/shower.

Here is a list of what is good to have for a climb in summer months:

  • Shoes – walking boots (preferably with ankle support).
  • Socks – warm, coolmax.
  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof.
  • Trousers – long.
  • Shirt or active underwear – good evaporation and warm.
  • Mid – layer – warm (fleece).
  • Warm hat, gloves – wool or fleece.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip salve.
  • Rucksack – light, easy to fold, strong material, adjustable straps.
  • Hiking poles.
  • Food and drinks: fruit, sandwiches, energy bars and a sufficient amount of water/drinks.
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