Meeting Point: Croatian Istria Hotel
Today you will first have a relaxing morning and breakfast (included) and after that we will say goodbye to Slovenia and continue to Croatia.
At agreed time you will meet up with your guide and you will have your day dedicated to Croatian part of Istria. You will discover towns of Groznjan, Motovun, Rovinj and have additional Truffle hunting experience in small town called Buzet.
First on the list we will explore the towns of Groznjan and Motovun, two very well hidden gems of the Istrian region, bringing history and folk traditions of small narrow streets where locals still live as they used to back in the past. Of course we will taste some local wines here as well.
After the tasting we will continue to Buzet where we will take a part at Truffle hunt. The hunt is unique, it requires patience and dedication, as well as a great love of this subterranean mushroom. The specific scent that comes from damp soil, mostly in oak woods, is impossible to discern for human senses, but a trained dog’s sense of smell will feel it and find the truffle. By rapidly moving its paws, the dog points to the area where it has found a truffle, showing its owner the spot where this underground treasure can be unearthed.
After the truffle hunt we will of course see what we have hunted down, prepare a meal made by a special recipe and take a bite at what we will prepare. Do not worry, locals will help us!
After last stop of the day will be Rovinj - Rovinj is on the western coast of Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula. The local population lives mainly from tourism, fishing, agriculture, vine growing and wine production. They are proud of the rich natural and cultural sights such as the old town, the luxurious Golden Cape Park Forest, the protected islands and the coastline area. Rovinj has many loyal guests coming from all over the world and has developed into a popular tourist destination with a warm and moderately dry climate. There are 134 sunny days in the year, making Rovinj the third sunniest place and also the place with the least clouds on the Adriatic.
We will as well overnight at one of the hotels in Croatian Istria.
Included activities and/or entrance fees:
Wine tasting in Groznjan/Motovun
Truffle hunting experience
Good to know:
Moderate walking, so wear comfortable shoes and clothes