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Istria Ultimate Gourmet Self-Guided Getaway



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Katarina Belinc

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Istria Ultimate Gourmet Self-Guided 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 will enjoy new culinary experiences and reconnect with traditional flavours. This 6-days gourmet tour is all about variety and richness, mirroring the richness of the red soil and local landscape.


Welcome to Savudrija!

After your arrival to Savudrija and check-in at your accommodation, you will meet with our representative for introductory briefing and welcome drink. You will enjoy the marvelous views of the northern Adriatic Sea from the terrace while we lay out a plan for the upcoming days, full of exquisite cuisine and fun, making your trip the most unique experience. Afternoon is free for you to enjoy it in a nearby town of Savudrija; walk to a lighthouse and go for a swim in the warm Adriatic sea, the best way to build up an appetite for a dinner at a family-owned restaurant known for its domestic Istrian cuisine. Read more

Hotel Kempinski, Savudrija

Savudrija - Grožnjan - Savudrija

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you inland - to a small, hilltop village of Grožnjan, surrounded by terraced olive groves and vineyards, boasting with rich history. Your visit to the heart of Istria will continue at a family owned vineyard. Your lunch is only a short drive away at a remote farm, exposed to nothing but lush vegetation, clean air, rich aromas coming from olive trees and vineyards. After lunch you will go deep into a dense Istrian forest with truffle-hunting dogs and learn about secrets of . Following the hunt you will have an opportunity to indulge in truffles, at a tasting and dinner. Read more

Hotel Kempinski, Savudrija

Savudrija - Rovinj

You will start with oil tasting at an eco farm with some olive trees that are over hundred years old and then continue to a family vineyard, which prides itself on utilizing only traditional cultivation practices. The vineyard benefits from mild climate as well as the Istrian deep red soil. Your lunch today will feature traditional Istrian dishes, recreated with a modern, fresh twist in an unpretentious, laid-back restaurant. You will stay at the hotel, known for its excellent restaurants, offering unbeatable wine selections. Here is where you will taste a modern Istrian gastronomy: a fusion of local, Mediterranean and French cuisines. Read more

Hotel Lone, Rovinj

The best of Rovinj

Your culinary adventure is headed inland to a unique agro-tourism learning centre, composed of olive groves, orchards and vineyards, gardens and plantations, conceived on a principle “from seed to brand”. Your next stop is a small winery from where you will enjoy the marvellous views of the sea and Rovinj. Your lunch will be at an exquisite restaurant at a secluded estate dedicated to offering thrilling and memorable meals. Enjoy your meal surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, and gently caressed by calming sea breeze from the Adriatic. After the lunch, you will return to Rovinj for an afternoon at a beach. In the early evening, take a walk through the old town to your dinner destination, where they serve a contemporary fusion of traditional and French cuisine. Having such a culinary experience in a romantic embrace of Rovinj will turn your evening into a creative event, full of emotions. Read more

Hotel Lone, Rovinj

Pula and East side of Istria

Enjoy one last breakfast with the view of dreamy Rovinj and then head toward the south of the Istrian peninsula, to the city of Pula. The city is magnificent! Take a walk through the city, and you will travel from the Roman times to the Venetian period and Austrian Empire, to the modern life. After a short drive from Pula you will arrive to a family-owned winery, where they will be awaiting you with a wine tasting. From the winery, you’ll go on a guided ride with Quads to a bayside village on the Eastern side of Istria for a lunch of perfectly prepared classic Croatian seafood dishes. You will remain on the eastern side for the rest of the day at a remotely located estate that dates back to 1880s when it was known for making one of the finest wines in the region. In the serenity of the estate your dinner will be served to you by your personal chef. Read more

Morchaki resort, Labin

Departure day

Your last day will start with a breakfast, taking in dramatic views of the Istrian peninsula landscape. You can take a bike through the olive groves or enjoy the estate's wellness facilities. If needed, a transfer to the airport can be organised.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Savudrija
Day 3
Location Rovinj
Hotel Hotel Lone
Day 5
Location Labin


Package includes

  • 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.

Package excludes

  • 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.

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Katarina Belinc

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Borut Svoljšak

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Cycling and mountain biking guide

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Mountain guide

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