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Inland Istria & Truffle Hunting

Following the pick-up from your lodging and a greeting by our guide, a short scenic drive through the verdant surroundings shall lead us to our first point of interest, situated on top of one of the many inland hills, where the perfectly preserved medieval fortifications still safeguard the small and charming town of Motovun. Apart from the authentic galleries and shops lining its cobbled streets and squares, many small churches, monuments and loggias adorn the historic core of this charming hilltop town.

1 day tour

  • Departure from a previously specified starting point
  • Motovun – a visit and a guided tour
  • Truffle menu tasting / Truffle hunting with lunch
  • A visit to Grožnjan
  • Return

Following the pick-up from your lodging and a greeting by our guide, a short scenic drive through the verdant surroundings shall lead us to our first point of interest, situated on top of one of the many inland hills, where the perfectly preserved medieval fortifications still safeguard the small and charming town of Motovun. Apart from the authentic galleries and shops lining its cobbled streets and squares, many small churches, monuments and loggias adorn the historic core of this charming hilltop town.

Thereafter, amused by the stories of our guide, we shall continue towards a local family-owned truffle farm where we will partake in a dog-led truffle hunting experience, followed by a savoury lunch and mingling with the owner`s family.

Slowly heading back, we shall explore one more seductive architectural gem, the town of Grožnjan. As a town with a rather small population and internationally-important cultural scene, this dormant historical hilltop village fully awakens in the early spring, offering the scent of a different Istria, with numerous galleries and shops flanking its ancient cobbled streets. After a leisurely visit to Grožnjan, we will depart back to our starting point in the early-evening hours.

 

DEPARTURE
RETURN
Rovinj, Croatia
TOUR DURATION
INCLUDED
Pick-up from your accommodation by our professional English-speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van
Truffle hunting experience on local farm with lunch
Proffesional English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Tour moderation, supplement for tourist guides in other languages upon request.
Additional personal expenses of guests and what is not mentioned under “program includes”
PeriodApril to December
Tour styleGastronomic & Heritage tour of inland Istria
DifficultyModerate
Child friendlyYes
FoodTruffle tasting menu with eggs, cheeses, prosciutto and other domestically-produced ingredients combined with different kinds of truffles
BeveragesWater provided, domestic wine and juices along with lunch
What to bringWear good hiking shoes, bring a camera, hat and sun screen(in summertime)
Available optionsWith prior notice, we can organise a visit to a winery with wine tasting

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA