Flavours Of Istria Tasting Experience From Koper

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    For Hotel Guests the departure time is flexible. Please contact us after the booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The departure time for Cruise Passengers is 1 hour after the crui.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    6000 Koper, Slovenia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - The pickup is flexible (any hotel, apartment, cruise terminal, bus station, train station etc.).
    - For Cruise Passengers the tour departs fro.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience Mediterranean flavours in their purest form, the product of imagination and nature. Let these new tastes reveal themselves to you, intensifying your senses and dismissing the stress of the outside world, replacing it with new friendships and experiences to treasure and share. 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 hosts smile is an on-going invitation to taste and discover the real features of this idyllic coastal land.

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Koper City Beach, Koper, Slovenian Istria, Slovenian Littoral Region

Your guide will pick you up at the agreed starting point in Sistiana, Italy - hotel, cruise terminal, bus station, train station etc. (please contact us after the booking so the appropriate arrangements can be made).

Stop At: The town of Hum, Hum, Istria

During our tour we will visit 3 famous Istrian villages where we will taste local liquors, wines, cheeses, truffle products, and marmalades. 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, Ro, 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Motovun, 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 city 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 Stephens 17th century parish church. There are many other beautiful historic buildings that surround it. Motovuns forest is a particularly good hunting ground for truffles, the alleged aphrodisiac fungus which grows underground and is prized for its distinctive aroma. Vineyards surround the town from all sides; Istrias finest wines are produced from the grapes of these vineyards. The whole region is sprinkled with superb restaurants and konobe.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, Groznjan, Istria

Gronjan 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, Gronjan 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 Gronjan is ripe with agritourism and many taverns and restaurants offer traditional Istrian cuisine to their guests. Gronjan 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 Gronjan 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Tasting of wine, local liquors and food

Pickup and drop-off

Driver/guide

Transportation

Insurance

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hotel Guests must advise supplier as soon as possible: hotel details or any other preferred pickup location

Cruise Passengers must advise supplier as soon as possible: ship name, arrival time and departure time

A minimum drinking age is 18 years

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Oct-2017

    This was an amazing day Deyan met us promptly at our ship's port and immediately engaged us in a most personable way. He was engaging, interesting and thoroughly knowledgable about his country! He loves what he does and his enthusiasm for his land is contagious. We traveled to three different villages and the places he picked to show us were wonderful. The distillery i Buzet was charming and classy at the same time. The presentation was perfect! We loved everything we tried there and the prosciutto, cheese and bread were delicious. We bought wonderful liquors there! Montovun, our second stop was a story book town atop a mountain with incredible views. it's a little steep to walk : our final stop at a winery was also wonderful. The wines were delicious and the music in the background was great! The two cellists!. The young woman who presented the wines was sweet and easy to talk to. All in all it was a day not to be forgotten ever. Deyan made it the best day ever and we felt rested afterwards due to the complete feeling of escaping our everyday life in this most beautiful country. I would recommend this tour to everyone- couples, families with adult children, friends... you will not be sorry!