Available: January - December

from: €2970

Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

8 days / 7 Nights

HIGLIGHTS

- Visit local wine producers and taste Istrian wine
- Truffle hunt experience
- Experience cooking Istrian food
- Visit hidden medieval hilltop towns
- Meet one of the best olive oil producer in the world
- Explore national park Brijuni islands
- Taste goat cheese and have lunch on a family farm

Tasting Istrian food and wine, truffle hunting and cultural visits

If you come to Istria, you will see for yourself why they refer to Istria as the “Tuscany of Croatia”. The interior part of the region with its characteristic stone architecture and small towns situated on hills create a peaceful and relaxing environment. The interior part of Green Istria will greet you with a rich agrotourism offer and untouched nature
Guided walk/hike | Culinary & Wine Tours | Special offer TOUR

From: €2970

Available: January - December

Overview

Istria is a carefree combination of an active or quiet holiday destination and don’t be surprised if it wins you over with its charm.

Should you choose Buje, Buzet, Motovun, Groznjan, you will find privacy and the silence of medieval towns – fortresses and familiarize yourself with the gastronomy and wine making. Motovun is a small town in the interior part of Istria, with a green Istrian landscape and wine roads that also plays host to many film festivals. Buzet is an authentic Istrian town that was settled in ancient history and is known as the town of truffles.

If you come to Istria, you will see for yourself why they refer to Istria as the “Tuscany of Croatia. ” The interior part of the region with its characteristic stone architecture and small towns situated on hills create a peaceful and relaxing environment. The interior part of Green Istria will greet you with a rich agrotourism offer and untouched nature.


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OTHER TOUR INFORMATION

START/FINISH: Brtonigla / Rovinj
GRADE:
1/5
ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
3/5
DURATION: 8 days / 7 Nights
FROM: €2970
EXTRAS:

Transfer from any airport or bus/train staion and re-tour to hotel can be organized on request

GROUP SIZE:
Minimal number of participants: 2 persons

No special skills are requested for this trip.

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OUR GROUP SERVICES

If you’re considering bringing your group to Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina or Montenegro trust FIORE TOURS to organize and deliver your custom travel experience. Our comprehensive group services include:

All components for an integrated tourism experience. These include professional driver and licensed guides, transportation (car, minivan, 15 passenger minibus or coach), accommodation (hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, private accommodation, even camping), meals (from picnics to fine dining) and activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting).

Innovative itinerary development. We work with our clients to develop itineraries that respond to their customer’s psycho-graphics and exertion and comfort levels. Feel free to ask us for examples of popular itineraries or ones that are more “off the beaten path.”

Outstanding customer service. Our success is largely due to our guides who place the customer first. As a “hands on” tourism business, our guides also work in the office, help set policy and basically keep the rest of us honest. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours and keep a 24 hour emergency line open.

Value for money. The quality of our product and its cost represent some of best value for money spent. Our local knowledge, innovative ideas, access to a wide variety of unique properties and direct service delivery contribute to competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL?

Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry. Traveling to far flung places gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience cultures that are so different from our own. But with the wondrous joy of travel comes the responsibility of ensuring that we do not adversely affect those countries that we visit. In a nutshell, Responsible Travel is about ensuring that you, as travelers, and Fiore Adventure, as a promoter of travel:

  • respect the local culture
  • do not inadvertently introduce new social ills and
  • promote & practice environmental responsibility in the places that we visit


That way, you enjoy a unique and memorable experience as well as authentic cross-cultural exchange and our local resources, cultures and customs are protected.

It has always been at the heart of Fiore Adventure’ ethos to not exploit local communities’ culture and environment.

We ensure our tours are:

  • low impact on natural resources
  • respectful and observant of local customs and
  • supportive of local economies


All staff of Fiore Adventure are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.


Our environmental policy:

  • We recycle all our waste paper
  • Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities
  • We use established, locally-owned and run accommodation wherever possible and aim to leave sites in better condition than we find them.
  • Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimise environmental impact.
  • Our group sizes are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact.
  • We monitor our impact, and where necessary alter our programmes accordingly.
  • We always abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna.


Social policy:

  • All staff of Fiore Adventure are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.
  • Our accommodation is mostly provided in small hotels, guest houses or apartments.
    On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies
  • We support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services.
    Using local employees, accommodation providers, local restaurants and transportation services, Fiore Adventure ensures that financial benefits remain in the local community.

What you can do:

  • Learn something about Croatia: culture, religion, geography, politics and local customs.I strongly recommend to get a good travel guide such as Lonely Planet guides or Croatian Tourism Board. They are very useful before and during your staying.
  • Try to speak at least a few words of Croatian, you will make a big impression by doing it and it’s also a show of respect and interest on your part.
  • In many places fresh water is a very precious commodity and should not be wasted, so use a minimum for showering and washing, especially when you are on islands, tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia
  • Turn out the lights or air condition when you leave your room, use the public transport as much as you can, minimize your waste generally
  • Pick up your litter, never live any trace in nature, when you are in rural areas please stay to the trails and don’t damage or take any plants or flowers

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Fiore tours & adventure operates a fleet of different vehicles from cars, minivans and minibuses. Each van is equipped stereo radio/ CD sound systems with microphone, cloth/velour upholstered seats, carpeted interior and air conditioning. The vans are regularly serviced and continuously checked by a well established network of maintenance and service facilities throughout the country. This adds up to the best preventative maintenance program, but technical problems are not always avoidable.

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TRANSFER SERVICE

We cater to clients from all around the world and in doing so understand their basic needs and requirements. Whether you are on a business trip or on a holiday, we can assist you move in and around Croatia.

BEFORE YOU GO

Preparing for your trip!!!!
So you have booked!
Please take the time to read the following information; it will help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime. The information provided here is a guideline and should be used as such, if you need further information please feel free to contact us – one of our staff will be happy to help you.

Travel documents
Passports
Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay is required for those nationals that need a visa. Those not requiring a visa need a valid passport and must leave the country before the passport has expired.If you don’t have a passport, apply for one in good time. If you do have a passport, check the expiry date.
Visa
Citizens of Australia, Canada, the EU, New Zealand, and the US do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Visas cost US$26 (single-entry), US$33 (double-entry), and US$52 (multiple-entry). Apply for a visa at your nearest Croatian embassy or consulate at least one month before planned arrival.
Travel Insurance
A requirement for all overland travel is that you have valid insurance cover for the duration of our tour. It must cover you against personal accident, medical, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation expenses , you should also make sure you are covered for hiking and other expedition activities or optional excursions that you intend to do. You should purchase your travel insurance policy at the same time as you book your tour.Please remember to bring your policy with you.
Regional Information
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Packing list – adventure travel
One word: versatility. Your destination and the duration of time you’re traveling generally dictates what—and how much—to bring along. But whether you’re living out of your bag for two weeks or four months, pack clothes that can do double duty, ones that are functional enough for the trail but sharp enough not to stand out in a city. Sun hats can become rain hats, backpacks with detachable daypacks free your hands when lugging your gear from bus stop to hotel, and a good pair of travel pants with a concealed zipper pocket could stand in for a money belt.

When it comes to clothing, stay away from cotton (or at least aim for poly/cotton blends; it may be comfortable, but it takes forever to dry), and try for wrinkle-free clothes. Pack one nice outfit for that must-have dinner in a Parisian café, and always have pants or a skirt that’s long enough to cover your legs should you be traveling in a country where custom dictates a degree of modesty. In warmer climes, you’ll naturally be packing lighter. In cooler locales, layering will stretch your wardrobe. Another piece of advice: darker colors generally blend in anywhere, let you mix and match without becoming a fashion accident, and save the hassle of constant washing. And if you’re heading someplace with inexpensive markets and shopping (Southeast Asia, for example), you can always buy a few new items when the need or desire strikes.

In the brave new world of bags, you can get a rolling bag/backpack hybrid that gives you the versatility, and the newer generation of rollers come with wheels that swallow up Central European cobblestone as much as NYC asphalt. But if you’re uncertain, let your interest be your guide. Trekking in Annapurna? Go with a traditional backpack. Crawling the pavement of South America’s metropolises? A rolling bag will save your back and serve you well.

Travel Items
• passport + photocopy of front page of passport
• airline tickets
• travel insurance
• wallet (cash, credit cards, traveler’s cheque, ID Card)
• money belt
• medications
• list of contact addresses and telephone numbers
• backpack
• daypack
• multi-tool or pocket knife
• headlamp
• camera, memory card/film, charger/extra camera batteries
• ziploc plastic bags
• travel alarm clock / calculator
• small umbrella
• reading material
• International electric adapters

Clothing
• 2 to 3 synthetic/wicking polo shirts or t-shirts or 1 to 2 short-sleeve blouses, gauzy material
• fleece jacket or vest
• rainjacket (gore tex or similar)
• convertible nylon pants or a few skirts
• underwear and socks
• clothing and shoes for downtime and restaurants
• lightweight sarong
• sun/rain hat
• mid thigh-length shorts
• swimmsuit
• sleepwear
• sunglasses

Footwear
• waterproof sandals (or flip-flops for public showers)
• trail-running or hiking shoes
• “dress up” shoes (or buy them in-country)
• hiking socks
Toiletry Kit
• super-absorbent camp towel
• dramamine, or other motion sickness tablets
• anti-diarrhea medicine
• anti-bacterial cream
• insect repellent
• sunscreen and lip ointment
• handi Wipes
• feminine products
• shaving accessories
Repair Kit
• safety pins (keep straps together, etc.)
• clothespins (keep curtains closed and hang clothing to dry)
• mini sewing kit

Packing list – Cycling Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
• bicycling shorts
• short-fingered bicycling gloves
• brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
• lightweight jacket or vest
• breathable windproof and waterproof rain jacket
Optional Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• arm and knee/leg warmers
• headband that covers ears (worn under helmet)
• synthetic mid-weight socks
• toe covers or booties (worn over clip-in bike shoes)
• bicycling tights
• windproof outer gloves (worn over biking gloves)
• lightweight but warm cycling cap that fits under helmet (skullcap)
• hydration backpack
• personal biking gear and helmet

Packing list – Walking/Hiking Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Walking/Hiking Clothing & Gear
• waterproof hiking boots/shoes
• walking/hiking shorts
• long-fingered, waterproof gloves
• lightweight windproof jacket/vest or warm sweater
• synthetic walking/hiking pants
• synthetic T-shirts
• walking sticks optional

Packing list – Sea Kayak Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Sea Kayaking Clothing & Gear
• water bottles/hydration pack
• dry bags
• synthetic T-shirts
• waterproof sandals
• swim suit and spare
• towel
• hat: baseball or wide-brim
• polypro long-sleeve top
• suncream & lipsalve
• gloves

Packing list – Multi-Sport Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
• bicycling shorts
• short-fingered bicycling gloves
• brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
• lightweight jacket or vest
• breathable windproof and waterproof rain jacket
Optional Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• arm and knee/leg warmers
• headband that covers ears (worn under helmet)
• synthetic mid-weight socks
• toe covers or booties (worn over clip-in bike shoes)
• bicycling tights
• windproof outer gloves (worn over biking gloves)
• lightweight but warm cycling cap that fits under helmet (skullcap)
• hydration backpack
• personal biking gear and helmet

Sea Kayaking Clothing & Gear
• water bottles/hydration pack
• dry bags
• synthetic T-shirts
• waterproof sandals
• swim suit and spare
• towel
• hat: baseball or wide-brim
• polypro long-sleeve top
• suncream & lipsalve
• gloves

Notice On Filing Customer's Complaints

Pursuant to Article 8 Paragraph 2 of the Law on Consumer Protection (Narodne Novine Official Gazette No. 97/07 and 125/07 – corr. 79/09 and 89/09 – corr., 133/09), we inform our clients that complaints regarding the quality of our services can be submitted in writing to:
Fiore d.o.o., travel agency, Mate Vlašića 6, 52440 Poreč, Croatia or sending to following E-mail address: adventure@fiore.hr

You will receive a response to your complaint in writing within 15 days of receipt of the complaint. Required information: name and surname of the person filing the complaint, the exact address for submission of responses.

Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

ITINERARY

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTRIA
Independent arrival in Istria. Meeting with the guide and welcome dinner. Overnight in charming Brtonigla.
Accommodation: Hotel San Rocco 4* or Cattunar in Brtonigla
Meals: welcome dinner
Transportation: not included, transfer from any airport/station/town can be organized with supplement
Visit included: visit Motovun, entrance to Motovun city walls

DAY 2 ISTRIAN HILLTOP TOWNS AND LOCAL WINES
Transfer to Grožnjan where we are going to explore town of artist: City filled with history and art, known as the city of artist. In 1950’s Grožnjan was almost a ghost town when a group of painters, musicians and artists decided to renovate the houses and started to live in the town .Today most of inhabitants are artists and there are almost 200 of them. In the narrow, cobbled alleys you’ll find numerous galleries and art studios with handmade jewelry and items. Beautiful view spreads from the sea on one side to the istrian inland and Mirna river valley on the other side. Grožnjan is surrounded by endless wine yards and winemakers so tasting some local wine would be perfect closure for the day. We will visit traditional Istrian “stancija” and one of the best wine producers – Kabola and enjoy in local istrian flavors with perfect view. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Motovun.
Accommodation: Hotel San Rocco 4* or Cattunar in Brtonigla
Meals: breakfast, 2 x wine tasting with snack
Transportation: in private car/van
Visit included: visit Grožnjan and Oprtalj

DAY 3 TRUFFLE HUNT AND GRAPPA BREWERY
Today we are going to meet with truffler and his dogs. Culinary agree only on one thing – truffle in gastronomy is on top level. Unusual underground hidden bulb, with no plant above ground is very difficult to find. Only, a well trained dog can sniff them. Truffles grow in grey soil, in woody humid area of Motovun/Buzet in the valley Mirna. Exactly that is where we go with a truffler and with his well dressed dogs seeking his majesty –truffle. During our 1 hour walk through the forest truffler will tell us all the secrets and particulars about truffles. After that hour host (truffler) will prepare light lunch with truffles and local wine. After dlicious lunch we drive to Hum, according to Guiness book of record Hum is the smallest town in the world. On the way back to the hotel we will stop in Buzet to visit the Grappa brewery where you will acquainted with grappa production and have the opportunity to taste different grappas. Overnight in Motovun.
Accommodation: Hotel San Rocco 4* or Cattunar in Brtonigla
Meals: breakfast, light lunch with truffles and wine, grappa tasting
Transportation: in private car/van
Visit included: visit Hum

DAY 4 POREČ
In the morning we drive to Poreč. The whole old city of Porec is monument of culture. The old city has preserved the structure of old Roman castrum. The main streets, Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, are still preserved in their original forms. Decumanus connected the square Marafor in the western part of old city with city gates at its eastern end. Roman Forum with temples to Roman gods was located on the Marafor square. There is still today a Romanic house and a few beautiful Venetian gothic palaces. The Istrian Assembly Hall, originally a 13th century gothic Franciscan church, was remade in baroque style in the 18th century. Porec was surrounded with fortification walls from 12th to 19th century. Three defense towers still exist at the entrance of the old city. The most important cultural monument of Porec is the complex of Euphrasian Basilica dating from the 5th century. The original church was extended in the 6th century under Byzantine Empire and bishop Euphrasius. The interior of the basilica is ornamented with unique mosaics. From 1997 Eufrasius basilica is protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Drive to Rovinj where you will spend last 4 nights in Istria.
Accommodation: Hotel San Rocco 4* or Cattunar in Brtonigla
Meals: breakfast
Transportation: in private car/van
Visit included: entrance to komplex of Euphrasius Basilica, Poreč

DAY 5 COOKING CLASS ISTRIAN PASTA
After breakfast we are going to explore the old town of Rovinj on foot. Feel the enchantment of the town in its narrow medieval streets with many galleries and warm Mediterranean setting. The main Church of St. Euphemia keeps relics of the saint and presents one of the most beautiful Baroque achievements in Istria. From the church plateau there is a wonderful view of the open sea and numerous islets in the distance. Later we drive to a small village where we will visit local family where you will learn how to make two types of Istrian pasta and of course have lunch with food which you have prepared:

Makaruni or pljukanci, spindle-shaped pasta, are gaining popularity and the most popular by far are fusi –tubes of thin pasta three to five centimeters long. The smooth dough is made from wheat, salt, eggs and water, kneaded and rolled into a thin sheet before being cut into 4×4 centimeter cubes. Opposing corners are folded toward the middle and pressed. Like lasagna, fusi also have a wide use but are generally smothered in homemade sauces (žgvaceti), or Istrian goulash – a thick, dense meat sauce.
In afternoon drive back to Rovinj, rest of the day on your leisure. Overnight in Rovinj.
Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, lunch with wine
Transportation: in private car/van
Visit included: visit Rovinj

DAY 6 ANCIENT PULA AND CHEESE PRODUCTION
After breakfast we are heading to Pula, where we are going to “walk through time”, from ancient times through Roman arches and the Arena, one of the most preserved amphitheatres, through ancient renaissance and finally to modern day.
Later we are going to visit the family homestead from the 14th century, situated in Štancija Kumparička next to Pula, produces high-quality cheeses. Their products are made in complete harmony with nature, respecting and promoting the true taste and smell in gastronomy. In early afternoon drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Rovinj.
Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, cheese tasting and lunch with wine
Transportation: in private car/van
Visit included: entrance to amphitheatre Arena, visit Pula

DAY 7 NP BRIJUNI AND ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL
After 30 minutes drive through Istrian countryside we arrive in small fishermen village Fažana, where we will embark on a boat which brings us in 25 minutes to Veli Brijun island. Brijuni Archipelago, 14 green jewels of the northern Adriatic, is one Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks. Northwest of Pula, separated from the mainland by 3 km wide Fažana channel, the archipelago covers an area of 736 hectares, numerous picturesque coves and inlets forming a beautiful 44 km long coast. A mild Mediterranean climate enables more then 680 different local and exotic plants to grow here and to be the home of some 150 species of birds. Lovers of historic buildings will immediately admire the many archaeological finds, from the Neolithic settlement, Illyrian ruins and many ancient monuments. Visit of the island can be done using the bicycles on easy and flat terrain or on foot.

The tour continues towards the village of Vodnjan where you will be welcomed by one of the best olive oil producers, Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You will learn everything about the production of olive oil and you will have the opportunity to taste different varieties of istrian olive oil. At the end of the tour, drive back to your hotel. Our farewell dinner (6 course tasting menu, drinks are not included) will take place in a restaurant Monte in Rovinj, a first Michelin star restaurant in Croatia. Overnight in Rovinj.
Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, olive oil tasting with snack, a 6 course tasting menu farewell dinner
Transportation: in private car/van
Visit included: entrance to national park Brijuni, visit Brijuni

DAY 8 DEPARTURE
After breakfast departure.

Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• 3 x overnights with breakfast in Brtonigla
• 4 x overnights with breakfast in Rovinj
• 2 x visit wine produces with tasting and snacks
• 3 course welcome dinner
• 6 course tasting menu for farewell dinner
• Truffle hunt with truffe tasting and wine
• Visit grappa brewery with tasting
• Cooking class with lunch or dinner
• Visit olive oil producer with tasting
• Cheese tasting with lunch in Stancija Kumparička
• Entrance fees in national park Brijuni, Euphrasius basilica in Poreč, amphitheatre Arena in Pula and Motovun city walls
• English speaking local guide
• Transportation in private car/van

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

• Arrival and departure from Istria
• Airport transfers
• Tips
• Meals and drinks if not specified in the itinerary

Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a guided tour?

A tour accompanied by an expert guide, following a specific itinerary, convenient for the guest to enjoy beauties of the destination. – Groups of up to 16 passengers – Tour guides speaking various languages – Local guides speaking various languages – Included transfer, hotels, activities and meals – Twinning service – Single rooms at request and upon surcharge – Taxes included in the rate

What is the size of the groups for the guided tours?

Our groups are usually made up of 4 to 16 people maximum for the vast majority of our tours. Some have specificities that can affect the size of our groups. The size of the groups can be adjusted to the clients’ needs in case of a private inquiry.

What happens if the minimum number of participants is not reached?

According to our General Terms and Conditions (GTC), a trip can be canceled up to the 30 days before the start of the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached. We will get back to you with alternative travel suggestions.

What is the average age of travelers in the group?

Depending on the level of difficulty of the trip, the age of travelers can vary between 30 and 70 years. Average age is around 50 years of age. In family guided trips we also welcome kids, please contact us before booking to check which trip is the most suitable for each age range.

How many participants have already registered?

The exact number of registered participants can be requested from our sales team.

How can I book a group tour?

The group tour can be booked both on our homepage (simply select your desired date and start an inquiry) as well as in your travel agency. You can also get information about vacant places for a trip by telephone or request a non-binding offer. However, for a binding booking we need a written confirmation or an online booking via our website.

Is there vegetarian / vegan … food on site?

You can note your desire for vegetarian or vegan food when booking, we will forward your request to the property. Please note that in remote regions some catering requirements simply cannot be fulfilled.

Can I arrive earlier / leave later?

Yes, this is possible, please specify your wishes in the booking. We would check the possibilities and make you a non-binding offer for a private transfer or an extra night.

Do you offer twinning?

Yes, if possible, we offer you matchmaking service with a person of the same sex. If that’s not an option for you or nobody is available for twinning you can still join the group by booking a single room for which a single supplement needs to be paid. For exact offer for a single room please ask our team.

Which vehicles are used in group tours?

Fiore tours along with partners operates a fleet of different vehicles from cars, minivans and minibuses. Usually up to 3 people we use cars, for up to 8 people a van, and for 8+ people either a combination of vans or a minibus (depending on a terrain of the trip, sometimes it’s more convenient to use more smaller vehicles rather than one big).

Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

ACCOMMODATION

Heritage Hotel San Rocco 4*

An award-winning boutique hotel overlooking the quiet village of Brtonigla, this beautifully restored family estate with lush gardens, olive groves, and renowned restaurant welcomes visitors from all over the world. Each of the 14 double-occupancy rooms is uniquely designed to evoke the local traditions in wood, stone and wrought iron. Most have views of the park, the swimming pool, possibly even the distant Adriatic on clear days. Hotel features wellness and spa with outdoor and indoor pool. As members of the Association des Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe, San Rocco’s gourmet restaurant is at the pinnacle of Istrian and Croatian cuisine. Pula Airport can be reached in 45 mi / 73 km, while Trieste Airport is at a distance of 56 mi / 90 km. City of Buje is 3.73 mi / 6 km away.Visit page

Wine residence Cattunar 4*

Located in Brtonigla, 2,5 mi / 3.7 km from Aquapark Istralandia, Wine Residence Cattunar has accommodations with free bikes, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers bike rental and features a garden and sun terrace. All of 10 rooms at Wine Residence Cattunar have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, closet, private bathroom, desk and an electric tea pot. Some rooms also feature a balcony. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Wine Residence Cattunar has a wellness area which includes a sauna and a hot tub. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 44 mi / 71 km from the hotel.Visit page

Hotel Angelo d’oro 3*

The Heritage Angelo d’Oro, formerly a Bishop`s Palace from the 17th century, is an elegant boutique hotel in Rovinj’s historic pedestrian center. The green-shuttered façade on the Via Svalbe street is typically Venetian and inside, vaulted ceilings and exposed stone walls create intimate spaces for dining and relaxation. A tiny rooftop loggia offers stunning views over the rooftops. Located in centuries-old building, rooms are unique in size, position and views – each comfortable and cosy in its own way. Every room has air conditioning, free WiFi, well stocked mini bar and an on suite bathroom with a bath or shower. All beds are double but also twin setting is offered on request. Earth colours and natural materials are signatures of Angelo d’Oro brand. The nearest airport is Pula airport, 19 mi / 31 km from hotel.Visit page

Hotel Casa Garzotto 4*

Decorated with stone walls and old-style window shutters, Hotel Casa Garzotto is set in Rovinj’s historical center is 300 m from St. Euphemia’s Basilica. The nearest beach is a 5-minute walk away. All accommodations units are equipped with air conditioning, a safe and satellite TV. Casa Garzotto provides laundry, ironing services, dry cleaning services and free bicycle rental. Guests can start their day with a rich and varied buffet breakfast, which is served in the tavern across the street. Casa Garzotto is 19 mi / 30 km away from Pula Airport and 50 mi / 80 km from Trieste in Italy. Rovinj is also connected to Venice by a 2-hour ship journey.Visit page

WALKING/HIKING TOURS GRADES

EASY

This type of walking holiday is for those who don’t have previous experience in walking holidays and prefer sightseeing more than long walks. Paths are without long ascent and descents.
Distance for a day less than 14 km

EASY TO MODERATE

Distances on this holiday are bit longer with ascents and descents which require good level of fitness. So this trips is perfect for those who are active and can enjoy in longer walks.
Distance for a day are 14 km to 21 km

MODERATE

Walking distances on this type of holiday are longer and some of the days may be challenging than others. Possible are days with easy scrambling and steeper descents. Suitable for most regular walkers who have a reasonable level of fitness.
Distance for a day are 21 km to 27 km

MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

This walk is made for the experienced walkers looking for a challenge. Distances are long and ascents and descent are steep and more often, terrain is changeable and scrambling is more often. Very good level of fitness is required.
Distance for a day are 27 km to 30 km

STRENUOUS

For this holiday excellent level of fitness and experience is required. Walkers need to have experience in navigation and mountaineering skills. Weather conditions can be changeable and rough.
Distance for a day are more than 30 km

CYCLING TOURS GRADES

EASY

Easy and relaxed cycling holiday suitable for families with children. On this tour there are no steep hills and cycling days are short.
Distance for a day less than 35 km

EASY TO MODERATE

This holiday requires cyclist with better level of fitness who are occasional cyclist. Cycling days are longer and higher hills are possible.
Distance for a day are 35 km to 55 km

MODERATE

This holiday is suitable for cyclist with higher level of fitness who are active and cycling weekly. Distances and hills are longer and some of the days are challenging.
Distance for a day are 55 km to 75 km

MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

This is challenging holiday for the avid cyclist who are prepared for steep hills and long distances.
Distance for a day are 75 km to 95 km

STRENUOUS

This holidays are made for keen cyclist who can cycle long and challenging days in a row. Hills are steep and distances are long.
Distance for a day are 95 km to 120 km

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