Croatian Istra

  • Private & customized trip
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Culinary trip
  • Cultural trip
Full day
All year
2–8 persons
Brijuni National Park, Rovinj, Motovun

Experience the untouched nature of the Brijuni National Park by visiting these beautiful Adriatic islands.

Istria is a home of truffles, known as the diamond of the kitchen. If you are curious about this exquisite culinary delight and you would love to learn everything about it, come with us and experience truffle hunting.

OVERVIEW

Type of day trip: Full day sightseeing trip
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
Departure and time: Ljubljana – 7:00 AM, Portorož - 8:30 AM (departure time can be adjusted to the group), hotel pick up and drop off
Best time for trip: All year
Number of persons: 8 persons or less

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a tourist train around magnificent Brijuni National Park
  • Take a tour through charming town Rovinj
  • Get to know the basics of truffle hunting and try finding them
  • Enjoy pasta with truffles, which is a typical Istrian meal

TRADITIONAL EVENTS

Motovun:

  • Motovun Film Festival was established in 1999. The Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and by independent producers, films that excel for their innovativeness, ideas and power of their stories. The Motovun Film Festival is, in fact, a film marathon lasting for a few days in late July, with film projections following each other uninterrupted from 10 in the morning until four after midnight.
  • The Festival of Teran Wine and Truffles is a single-day exhibition and public tasting of the Teran wine. The Festival takes place on the last Saturday in September.
  • "Bacanje roga” (Throwing the horn) – it is an integral part of Carnival celebrations. On "Ash Wednesday" the day after Fat Tuesday, the men compete in throwing wooden stick or bačuka „as close to ox horn. Thrown in a number of stages and play "Throwing horns" flowing from the top to the bottom of the hill.
  • "Kolejanje" By ancient tradition the night before the feast Bogojavljanja or Epiphany, Kaldirci with “kolejanjem” are wishing Merry Christmas and New Year.
  • Motovun Fair "- Traditional" Motovun Fair, an annual local feast day which celebrates the consecration of the church of St. Motovun. Stephen, along with numerous entertainment and cultural programs such as wine festivals held on the first Sunday in August.
  • Days of truffles - October is the month in which this festival is held and includes the entire valley of the Mirna - in Oprtalj, Istrian Spa, Gradinje, Motovun. Special experience to taste meals from freshly picked truffles (white truffle, black truffle), the noble fungus, and this time the harvest and tasting the wines and other gastronomic offer of autumn Istria. Exhibitions and Fair truffles, local indigenous products (wine, brandy, olive oil, souvenirs, etc.).
Day 1

DAY TRIP PLAN

Morning pick up at the hotel and drive to Fažana, where we will take a boat to the nearby Brijuni Island, designated as National Park in 1983. The archipelago of Brijuni is an extraordinary blend of natural, historical and cultural heritage, best known for the political activities of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of former Yugoslavia. The tourist train takes us through various beauties of nature; through the Safari Park, by the Byzantine Castrum, a residential Roman villa in Verige Bay, and many other interesting sights. Return to the mainland and drive to Rovinj. Due to the legacy of the rich history and its particular location, Rovinj is one of the most attractive and beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. The town radiates in a unique beauty that attracts visitors from all over the world. Rovinj boasts charming stone paved streets, houses with particular architectonic touches and roof terraces, Renaissance town walls, beautiful churches, galleries under the clear sky, and many seafood restaurants with a view to the endlessly blue sea. Continue to Motovun, the best-preserved medieval town in the Croatian Istria. It is well known for white and black truffles. We meet with a person who searches for them with a specially trained dog and we join them on their journey. The truffle hunter will show us how to find truffles walking through the woods, how to use them in the best way, giving all the secrets, and how to cook and enjoy them. After truffle hunting, we will have typical Istrian meal – pasta with truffles. Return to the hotel in the late evening.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Itinerary can be adjusted due to weather conditions and client’s wishes.
THE PACKAGE
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional English-speaking (other languages on request) guide/driver
  • Transport by comfortable car/van
  • Parking fees and fuel
  • Entrance fees: Brijuni National Park
  • Truffle hunting
  • Typical Istrian meal – pasta with truffles
Not included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
 

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3301 Petrovče, Slovenia
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