Flavours Of Istria Tasting Experience From Koper

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    The pick up time is one hour after the cruise docks. Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Koper - Cruise passenger terminal, For other departure, return location and time please contact us after the booking (for hotel guests etc.)
  • Return Details :
    Cruise passenger terminal
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Experience Mediterranean flavours in their purest form, the product of imagination and nature.Istria, a wonderful peninsula in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea is famous for its coastal sights and sounds, and its vibrant green inland vegetation, with numerous cultural-historic attractions and memorable natural vistas viewed from village hilltops. Additionally it is an Aladdins Cave 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 green-blue land, which are environmental beauty and living history that draw you in; and diligent craftsmanship, witnessed in every field and stone.

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Hidden beneath your Istrian hosts smile is an invitation to taste and discover the real features of this idyllic green-blue land, which are environmental beauty and living history that draw you in; and diligent craftsmanship, witnessed in every field and stone. When you arrive, new scenes 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.

Three villages of Istria will be visited during our tour:

BUZET is located to the far north next to Istrias border with Slovenia. The core of its history, which dates from the middle ages is found on top of a hill overlooking the arable valley of Istrias longest river - the Mirna. These days, Buzet is called the "City of Truffles" because its Mirna River forests are uncommonly rich with this delicacy. Some people even say that Istrias white truffle is on a par with Italys white truffle which originates in the countrys Alba region. To honour this truffle, every year Truffle Days are held throughout September and October.

- In Buzet we will be tasting local liquors and foods on a village tour.

MOTOVUN - In the north of Istria, located high above the Mirna River, is probably the most attractive and famous medieval town of Istria - Motovun. This fascinating site on top of a hill is a characteristic symbol of the interior of Istria. The bell tower, which is 13th century Romanesque-Gothic with a crown that is crenulated, dominates the centre of the historic town from its position adjacent to St Stephens 17th century parish church. In the centre square stands the Romanesque Municipal Palace, which was Istrias biggest secular building at the time it was built; many other historical buildings surround it. Motovuns forest which reaches down the Mirna Rivers valley is particularly good for truffles. Vineyards surround the town from all sides, Istrias finest wines such as the red Teran, and the white Malvasia are produced from the grapes of these vineyards.

- In Motovun we will be tasting Istrian olive oil and truffles on a village tour.

MOMJAN - A pretty site positioned 270m above sea level, with fascinating natural beauty and a rich history. The soils composition makes is ideal for growing fruit and olive trees, and grape vines. Momjan is regarded as two parts, the upper and the lower. Situated in the lower part is a 22 metre bell tower and the 15th century church of St Martin. To the churchs west side is a rock which is the site of an ancient ruined castle, whose history involves crucial events in northern Istrias past. The most well known wines from the region are the Muscat of Momjan, and Malvasia, both of which were well known and highly praised in Viennese courts.

- In Momjan we will be tasting wine during a cellar tour and a village tour.

Inclusions

  • Tasting of wine, local liquors and food
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation
  • Insurance

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: cruise name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A minimum drinking age is 18 years