Exclusive Istria

Istria wine tour

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At a glance

Region:Croatia
Type of Tour:
Duration:4 Days
Guide Price:From £1347 to £2364 per person
Number of Meals:3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 3 dinners
Number of Winery Visits:2 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 18 wines
Tour Transport:Private airport transfers + 2 full day guided and transported tours
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.

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Exclusive Istria wine tour

Our Exclusive Istria package is designed to give you the best introduction to the Istrian region, wandering around its quaint little towns, discovering its rich historic and cultural heritage and sampling top quality wines paired with fresh local dishes and delicacies. Accommodation will be arranged at an exclusive hotel of your choice.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private chauffeured vehicle. Check into your preferred room grade at your chosen hotel. The afternoon will be free for you to settle in and relax at your hotel. In the evening, a delicious dinner of seasonal local dishes will be served in the hotel’s restaurant.

After breakfast on day two, you will be met at your hotel by a private driver / guide who will accompany you throughout the day. You will firstly be taken to Grožnjan for a guided tour of this charming town which is a true artistic heaven with many art galleries and festivals running all through the summer months. You will then be taken to a local farm where you will be taken on a truffle hunt with a truffle dog.

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Following this entertaining activity, the host will show you how to prepare some truffle based local specialties which you will be able to taste on-site. Please note that this activity is dependent on the season and we will suggest a suitable alternative if this not possible on your preferred travel dates. The day will continue with a guided tour of the picturesque medieval town of Motovun followed by a visit to a renowned olive oil producer where you will be able to learn all about the making process and sample some olive oil paired with Istrian delicacies. The day will end with a visit to a renowned winery where you will taste some of their excellent wines together with some nibbles. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

In the evening, a six course dinner paired with wines will be arranged in a nearby gastronomic restaurant. Private transfers to and from the restaurant have been included as part of this package.

After breakfast on day three, your private driver / guide will return to accompany you on a second day of activities.

You will firstly be taken on a guided tour of Poreč. This town has a rich history and visitors can witness Romain remains, a medieval tower, an early Christian Euphrasian Basilica, some Romanesque houses, as well as several Gothic and Baroque palaces. The Euphrasian Basilica is a UNESCO world heritage site. After such an enlightening morning, your tour will continue, and you will be taken to an oyster farm for a tour and oyster tasting. Following this, you will enjoy a guided tour of Rovinj, a picturesque town with cobbled streets with a distinct Italian feel. To end the day in style, a tour and tastings with nibbles will be arranged at a prestigious local estate. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

In the evening, a five course dinner paired with wine will be served in a well-regarded local restaurant. Private transfers to and from the restaurant have been included as part of this package.

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel. A private chauffeured vehicle will take you to the airport on time for your return flight.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Istria Wine Tour

  • A private airport transfer will be arranged for you.
  • Upon arrival, check into your preferred room grade at your chosen hotel.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner will be served at the hotel.
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Day Two of your Istria Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by a private driver / guide who will accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A guided tour of the town of Grožnjan
  • A truffle hunt and truffle tasting
  • A guided tour of the town of Motovun
  • An olive oil tasting with local nibbles
  • A wine tour and tastings with finger food.
  • In the evening, a six course dinner with wines will be served in a nearby restaurant. Private transfers have been included as part of this package.
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Day Three of your Istria Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, your driver / guide will return for a second day of activities. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A guided tour of the town of Poreč
  • A visit to an oyster farm and oyster tasting
  • A guided tour of the town of Rovinj
  • A tour, tasting and nibbles at a prestigious local winery
  • In the evening, a five course dinner with wines will be served in well-regarded restaurant. Private transfers have been included as part of this package.
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Final Day of your Istria Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, check out of the hotel.
  • A private airport transfer will be arranged for you.

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

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Accommodation

Pretty much exactly as we had hoped. Accommodation, visits and the overall experience was excellent.

Richard - Melbourne, Australia

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Istrian HotelsSuperior5*4 Days£2364Book Now

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to your Istria Wine Tour

The price of this package does not include travel to Istria. Please see our Croatia Travel page for detailed information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Fabulous. Well thought out itinerary and well above expectations.

Kathryn - NSW, Australia

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