Food and Wine Tour in Istria (Croatia)

Food and Wine Tour in Istria (Croatia)

1865€ per person

Join us for our Food and Wine Tour in Istria Croatia September 26 – October 2, 2021. The wine tour will take you through some of the best vineyards and the food tour will have your taste buds dancing.

Food and Wine in Istria, the most beautiful coast of the Mediterranean! Travel with us to Istria and be one of the first to discover this new wine country!

 

With a fantastic food tradition, nature that can compete with Tuscany, and exciting wine producers, we assure you that this trip will be something extra. An experience beyond the ordinary!

 

Did we mention that Istria is a sunbathing paradise? What better place for a Wine Tour? The water is crystal clear, with small islands, bays, and headlands to discover. The scenery is stunningly beautiful, both on the dramatic coast and inland with its pine trees, cypresses, and olive trees. This is the Mediterranean at its best.

 

In this environment, vines thrive and the Croatian wine in Istria has, in recent years developed, into something to be experienced. The old traditional ways of making wine are still there, but some modern thinking, which benefits the quality, has made its entrance. This combination of old and new is exciting and we discover a style of wine that we are not used to.

While on the Wine Tour, learn about new grape varieties such as Teran, Refosk and Malvazija (or Malvasia, Malvasija, Malvasija Istriana…).

 

But it is not just beautiful scenery and good wines that Istria offers. The exquisite food deserves its own journey. On this food tour, you will delight in foods from the sea; oysters, scallops, octopus, spider crabs, and other seafood.

 

The food tour also allows you to enjoy, the olive oil and the air-dried ham are high-quality, and the truffle of the region at the best time of year. Young, ambitious chefs make use of all the great ingredients available and combine new and old, traditional recipes. There are plenty of top-quality restaurants.

 

Whether you are forward to the food tour or the wine tour this is a gastronomy trip of a lifetime!


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GETAWAY 

-Destination: Croatia

-Wine region: Istria

-Duration: 7 days/6 nights

-Dates (availability, from): September 26 – October 2, 2021

-Type of program: Scheduled Group Tour

-Who is it for: Friends / Couples / Families

 

Wine tour

 


Food and Wine Tour details:

Sunday – 26 September 2021

We meet at the Arrivals Hall at Venice Airport Marco Polo, where your guide will receive you. Our driver will take, in a private bus, to Porec and beautiful Hotel Valamar Riviera that will be your base during your time in Istria (2h45min drive approximately). We expect a late arrival at the hotel, but a small snack and a refreshing glass of wine will be awaiting you.

 

Monday – 27 September 2021

7: 30-9: 30 h- Breakfast at the hotel

9:30 am – Departure from Hotel Valamar

10:30 am – Visit to Kozlovic Winery in Momjan

1:30 pm – Visit with lunch at Veralda vineyard in Brtonigla

18:00 h – Arrival at Hotel Valamar

7:00 pm – Guided private tour of Porec

Free evening

 

Tuesday – 28 September 2021

7: 30-9: 00 h – Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 am – Joint walk from Hotel Valamar to the port of Porec

9:00 -17: 00 h – Full day excursion by boat, lunch on board, guided tour of Rovinj, visit the Limskifjord (Limski Canal), the possibility of swimming.

18:00 h – Arrival at Hotel Valamar

Free evening

 

Wednesday – 29 September 2021

7: 30-9: 30 h – Breakfast at the hotel

9:30 am – Departure from Hotel Valamar

10:00 am – Visits to Misal Vineyard in Visnjan

12:30 pm – Lunch at Konoba Milena restaurant in Visnjan

3:00 pm – Visit Matosevic Vineyard in Kruncici

18:00 h – Arrival at Hotel Valamar

Free evening

 

Thursday – 30 September 2021

7: 30-9: 30 h – Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 h – Departure from Hotel Valamar

11:00 h – Visit, tasting, and lunch at Wine Station Trapan in Sisan

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Guided tour of Pula

18:00 – 20:00 h – Free time in Pula

20:00 h – Departure from Pula

9:00 pm – Arrival at Hotel Valamar

Free evening

 

Friday – 1 October 2021

7: 30-9: 00 h – Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 am – Departure from Hotel Valamar

10:00 am – Visit Fakin Vineyard in Motovun

12:30 h – Lunch at a restaurant in Motovun Old Town

2:30 pm – Visit the olive grower Ipša in Livade

5:30 pm – Arrival at Hotel Valamar

20:00 h – Dinner at a restaurant in Porec

 

Saturday – 2 October 2021

7: 30-9: 00 h – Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.

Departure from Hotel Valamar Riviera towards Venice Airport Marco Polo.

Note: All times are approximate and may be adjusted during the journey.

Note: Winery visits and programs can change, due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

PRICE PER PERSON, IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: 1,865 Euros

Single Room Supplement: 446 Euros

Note : Price is based on a min. group of 12 people sharing in the group. In case we do not reach this minimum by the final registration date, we will inform you and reprice the tour. Of course, if you’re not interested and do not accept the new pricing, we would reimburse you the total amount paid. For private groups, please contact us.


THE PRICE INCLUDES


  • 6 hotel nights at 4-star hotel in Porec. Breakfast included.
  • Meals: Six lunches with selected wine packages, including an exclusive truffle lunch.
  • 1 welcome meal / dinner with selected wine package
  • 1 gastronomic farewell dinner with selected wine package
  • Bus on-site during all days, including transfer to and from the Marco Polo airport in Venice
  • All visits, boat excursion, guided food tour, and winery visits with extensive, private wine tastings
  • Wine guide and travel guidance in Spanish or English
  • Basic travel assistance insurance (please contact us for further information on conditions and coverage before booking).

 


PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:


  • Flight tickets. We are happy to provide suggestions on how to book tickets.
  • Cancellation insurance (highly recommended).
  • Dinners, except for the two mentioned in the program
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and purchases
  • Any other service not clearly mentioned here under “The Price includes:”


Deadline for registration: July 31st, 2021 – BOOK TODAY

Registration is confirmed by payment of the booking fee of 380 Euro. Details of how you pay will be given at registration. The remaining amount must be paid no later than one month before the departure date.

Important information

We always travel with smaller groups. The maximum number of participants is around 20, for the visits to be as interesting, pleasant, and qualitative as possible.

We are committed to ensuring that you receive a personalized reception.


7 days /6 nights
1
Sunday - 26 September 2021
We meet at the Arrivals Hall at Venice Airport Marco Polo, where your guide will receive you.   Our driver will take, in a private bus, to Porec and beautiful Hotel Valamar Riviera that will be your base during your time in Istria (2h45min drive approximately).   We expect a late arrival to the hotel, but a small snack and a refreshing glass of wine is awaiting you.    
2
Monday - 27 September 2021
7: 30-9: 30 - Breakfast at the hotel   9:30 am - Departure from Hotel Valamar   10:30 am - Visit to Kozlovic Winery in Momjan   1:30 pm - Visit with lunch at Veralda vineyard in Brtonigla   18:00 - Arrival at Hotel Valamar   7:00 pm - Guided private tour of Porec   Free evening    
3
Tuesday – 28 September 2021
7: 30-9: 00 h - Breakfast at the hotel   9:00 am - Joint walk from Hotel Valamar to the port of Porec   9:00 -17: 00 h - Full day excursion by boat, lunch on board, guided tour of Rovinj, visit to the Limskifjord (Limski Canal), possibility of swimming.   18:00 h - Arrival at Hotel Valamar Free evening
4
Wednesday – 29 September 2021
7: 30-9: 30 h - Breakfast at the hotel   9:30 am - Departure from Hotel Valamar   10:00 am - Visits to Misal Vineyard in Visnjan   12:30 pm - Lunch at Konoba Milena restaurant in Visnjan   3:00 p.m. - Visit to Matosevic Vineyard in Kruncici   18:00 h - Arrival at Hotel Valamar Free evening  
5
Thursday – 30 September 2021
7: 30-9: 30 h - Breakfast at the hotel   10:00 h - Departure from Hotel Valamar   11:00 h - Visit, tasting and lunch at Wine Station Trapan in Sisan   4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Guided tour of Pula   18:00 - 20:00 h - Free time in Pula   20:00 h - Departure from Pula   9:00 p.m. - Arrival at Hotel Valamar Free evening  
6
Friday – 1 October 2021
7: 30-9: 00 h - Breakfast at the hotel   9:00 am - Departure from Hotel Valamar 10:00 am - Visit to Fakin Vineyard in Motovun   12:30 h - Lunch at restaurant in Motovun Old Town   2:30 pm - Visit to the olive grower Ipša in Livade   5:30 p.m. - Arrival at Hotel Valamar   20:00 h - Dinner at restaurant in Porec  
7
Saturday – 2 October 2021
7: 30-9: 00 h - Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Departure from Hotel Valamar Riviera towards Venice Airport Marco Polo.    
    • Make the secure online payment of your reservation by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), PayPal or bank transfer. You will receive instant email confirming the payment.
 
    • You will receive another email from our agency within 48 hours (working days) confirming availability, and with instructions and other indications.
 
    • In case a minimum number of people is required and the minimum group is not reached, an alternative will be offered, or if you prefer, our agency will proceed to refund the full amount paid.
 
  • Modifications or Cancellations:
      • Reservations canceled between 30 and 16 days before the program start day will have a 50% charge of total invoice confirmed.
     
      • Cancellations made 15 days or less from the program start day will not be refunded.
      • Neither will no-shows (no shows) or program interruption be refunded.
      • If client cancels the tour after 14 days once booking is made, there will be a cancellation fee of 150 Euros.
     
    • Cancellations must be sent by email to the agency, and have confirmation of receipt of said cancellation by our agency.
    • Recommended for adults (over 18 years old). If you go with children, contact us to offer you the best options and prices.
 
    • For people with reduced mobility, they must notify it at the time of booking and thus be able to offer them the most suitable and best-conditioned activities available.
 
    • Price based on a min. group of 12 people in double rooms.
 
    • Visits to wineries are not usually private (except clearly indicated). If you want them to be exclusive, do not hesitate to let us know at the time of booking. We will inform you of the supplement to pay in case of availability.
 
    • Lunch or dinner menus (if included in the price) will be served at a full table, to all diners equally. If there is a traveler with a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know well in advance. [
 
    • For upgrades or extensions of the tour, as well as optional activities not included, contact us.
 
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    • The order of activities may vary depending on the availability of our supplier partners.