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Istria County Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Istria County Wine tasting & winery tours

From Rovinj/Bale: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Lunch & Tastings

1. From Rovinj/Bale: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Lunch & Tastings

Discover the wonders of Istria County on this multi-stop, guided tour from your choice of meeting point in Rovinj or Bale. Blend into local life as you explore the towns of Poreč, Grožnjan, and Motovun. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery and join a truffle tasting. The first stop is in Poreč. Here, you can see golden early-Christian mosaics at the Euphresian Basilica, a UNESCO world heritage site (entry fee not included). After a walking tour of Poreč, head to Grožnjan, a village that was abandoned entirely after World War II and has since been revitalized with the help of artists from all around Yugoslavia. Romantic stone-cobbled alleys and colorful workshops around every corner make the tiny town of Grožnjan a must-see location in Istria. Afterward, continue to Motovun, the mightiest hilltop town in Istria. Once in Motovun, try the most expensive mushroom in the world during a truffle tasting. Walk the panoramic city walls and admire Istria in all its glory before arriving at a konoba, the local word for trattoria (Italian-style eatery). You'll return to Rovinj or Bale in the late afternoon.

Cape Kamenjak: Half–Day Wine Tasting & Bike Tour

2. Cape Kamenjak: Half–Day Wine Tasting & Bike Tour

Discover the magnificent and protected nature reserve Cape Kamenjak. The waters of the sea are nowhere more bluish-green and crystal clean than in this locality – the southernmost tip of Istria. The rocky beaches alternate with sandy coves. Kamenjak is situated in a purely natural environment, there are no campsites, hotels or buildings. Further on the way, close to the bay of Pinizule, the ancient dinosaur footprints were discovered in the rock slabs several years ago. Upon arrival in Kamenjak, cycle along a narrow path and pass by beautiful beaches, with a unique view to the open sea's vastness. Stop at the very tip of the Istrian peninsula. Return by bike to Pula with a stopover for wine tasting of the famous Istrian wine, served with authentic Istrian cold dishes.

Pula Food Walking Tour

3. Pula Food Walking Tour

You will meet your guide at Arena at 7 PM, and then we know you will amaze your senses! The historical importance of Pula is still seen even after more than 2000 years since the Romans came. We will pass some of the most important architectural phenomena of that time with an outstanding Amphitheatre (outside visit) being the most memorable. During our walk, we will stop at 5 different food stations (full dinner) where we will taste some of the unique local dishes and drinks, we will combine new & trendy with local and traditional so you will be able to understand what makes Istrian gastronomy so special.

Koper: Flavors of Istria Tour to Hum, Grožnjan, & Motovun

4. Koper: Flavors of Istria Tour to Hum, Grožnjan, & Motovun

Istria, a wonderful peninsula that lies near the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is famous for its coastal sights and its vibrant green inland vegetation, with numerous cultural-historic attractions and memorable natural vistas viewed from village hilltops. Additionally, it is a treasure trove of culinary delights. Istrian cuisine is a reflection of the climatic, geographical, and historical wonders of the area, combining multiple local culinary traditions based on olive oil, seafood, seasonal vegetables, aromatic spices, and indigenous plants. Hidden beneath your Istrian host’s smile is an on-going invitation to taste and discover the real features of this idyllic coastal land. It’s the environmental beauty and living history that draws you in; along with the diligent craftsmanship witnessed in every stone. During your tour, you will visit 3 famous Istrian villages where you will taste local liquors, wines, cheeses, truffle products, and marmalades. Hum – the smallest town in the world Hum, the smallest town in the world, is located in the heart of Istria that claims only 20 inhabitants. Your visit to Hum will be like a beautiful fairy tale of small Istrian towns. This hidden, picturesque region of Istria is extremely friendly to all visitors who come to marvel in the sights the town has to offer. According to local legend, Hum was built with the stones left over when giants were building towns in the Mirna River valley, an area in central Istria that includes wonderful mountain towns such as Motovun, Roč, and Bale. Apart from being famous for being the smallest town in the world, Hum recently became popular for biska, a spiced brandy made with mistletoe according to an old Hum recipe. Motovun – the most famous medieval town of Istria Northern Istria, located high above the Mirna River, is home to arguably the most attractive and famous medieval town in the country – Motovun. This fascinating town that lies on top of a hill is the characteristic symbol for the inner heart of Istria. The bell tower, which was built in the 13th century in a Romanesque-Gothic style, dominates the center of the historic town from its position adjacent to St Stephen’s 17th century parish church. There are many other beautiful historic buildings that surround it. Motovun’s forest is a particularly good hunting ground for truffles, the alleged aphrodisiac fungus which grows underground and is prized for its distinctive aroma. These white truffles are said by many to be as good as their French and Italian counterparts. Vineyards surround the town from all sides; Istria’s finest wines are produced from the grapes of these vineyards. The whole region is sprinkled with superb restaurants and “konobe.” During your visit to Motovun, you will get to experience these delicious local truffle products for yourself. Grožnjan – town of artists and music Grožnjan is a small Istrian town that holds a great cultural significance not only to Croatia but worldwide. Surrounded by green hills and magical white soil, this town is a must-see for those who want to discover the treasure trove that is Istria. Because of its interesting history, Grožnjan is rich in ancient churches, prehistoric sites, medieval castles, magnificent palaces, and many other historic structures whose past glory was recovered once again through restoration. Its white soil feeds the many neighboring vineyards and olive groves. Because of all this, the area of Grožnjan is ripe with agritourism and many taverns and restaurants offer traditional Istrian cuisine to their guests. Grožnjan is also home to several national and international artists. There are as many as 28 ateliers in this small town; there is also the City Art Gallery which hosts artists’ works from around the world (even the well-known Imaginary Film Academy found its home here). In the summer, all of Grožnjan becomes a stage for world renowned jazz and classical musicians, as well as many of the other artists who have discovered the true joy of creation here.

Šišan: Organic Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

5. Šišan: Organic Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

Take your taste buds on an adventure at Bruno's winery, the southernmost winery in Istria. Walk through his cellars and hear more about the craft of winemaking. Sip 5 wines which are served with snacks. Discover how his space has excellent conditions for the wine production process of fermentation, ageing, and maturing the wine. Stroll around the modernist building that is dominated by concrete and glass. Enjoy tasting a glass of wine while overlooking the barrel room. Experience savoring the wine while peering into the heart of the production process. Try flavors that were harvested from vineyards that are planted in Istrian red soil which is rich in minerals and saturated with lime stone. Admire wine that was made organically to preserve the authenticity and naturalness of the grapes.

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based on 6 reviews

A wonderful day with The best guide! We had both historical, cultural and excellent food experiences. We bought truffles and good wine and met lovely people. We had some heavy rain at one point, but with Ivana behind The wheels that didn’t cause any problems. Recommended! Ps There seems to be some problems with their bookings, so make s phone call snd make sure The booking has come through and The trip is on. We had one day ‘delay’ but as long as they fix it, its okay by me.

Excellent trip. We really enjoyed our day. The stops gave us just the right amount of free time to explore, and the lunch was really good. The food was perfect and the location excellent. Our driver and guide ‘Dave’ was first class.... really made the trip perfect with his knowledge and his humour. Thank you.

great guide, the surrounding you bike through is fantastic and sometimes demanding. it's a nice workout. Beautiful swimspots, tasty food and drinks. I can really recommend this trip, especially when you like some sports during your vacation.

Daniel was an extraordinary guide and we had an amazing time biking and exploring the Istrian peninsula!

We had the most exceptional and authentic experience