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
    Culinary & Wine | Special offer TOUR

    From: €2970

    Available: January - December

    Overview

    Istria is a carefree combination of an active and quiet holiday destination so 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 or fortresses so valuable 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 host 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 this region with its characteristic stone architecture and small towns situated on hills create a peaceful and relaxing environment that will greet you with rich agrotourism offer and mediterranean personality.

    OTHER TOUR INFORMATION

    START/FINISH: Motovun / Rovinj
    GRADE:
    1/5
    ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
    4/5
    DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights
    FROM: €2970
    EXTRAS:

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

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    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

    Price per person in a standard double/twin room in EUR:
    2-3 pax – 2970 EUR
    4-5 pax – 2280 EUR
    6+ pax – 1990 EUR

    Tastes and customs of the Istrian peninsula

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTRIA
    Independent arrival to Istria. Meeting the guide and welcome dinner in a rural tavern. Overnight in Motovun.
    Accommodation: Hotel Kaštel 3* in Motovun
    Hotel Roxanich 4* in Motovun with supplement
    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 to explore this town of artists, a city filled with history and art. 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 to enjoy in local istrian flavors with perfect view. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Motovun.
    Accommodation: Hotel Kaštel 3* in Motovun
    Hotel Roxanich 4* in Motovun with supplement
    Meals: breakfast, 2 x wine tasting with snack
    Transportation: in a private car/van
    Visit included: visit Grožnjan and Oprtalj

    DAY 3 TRUFFLE HUNT AND GRAPPA BREWERY
    Today we meet the 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 of river 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.
    Coming back to the family estate, our host (truffler) will prepare us a light lunch with truffles and local wine.
    After delicious lunch we drive to Hum, according to Guiness book of record, 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 be acquainted with grappa production and have the opportunity to taste different grappas. Overnight in Motovun.
    Accommodation: Hotel Kaštel 3* in Motovun
    Hotel Roxanich 4* in Motovun with supplement
    Meals: breakfast, light lunch with truffles and wine, grappa tasting
    Transportation: in a private car/van
    Visit included: visit Hum

    DAY 4 POREČ
    In the morning we drive to Poreč. The whole old city of Porec is a 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 your last 4 nights in Istria.
    Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
    Hotel Adriatic 4* or Monte Mulini 5* or Park 5* with supplement
    Meals: breakfast
    Transportation: in a private car/van
    Visit included: entrance to Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč

    DAY 5 COOKING CLASS ISTRIAN PASTA
    After breakfast we will 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 visit a local family so you can learn how to make two types of Istrian pasta and of course have lunch from the 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 the afternoon drive back to Rovinj, rest of the day on your own. Overnight in Rovinj.
    Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
    Hotel Adriatic 4* or Monte Mulini 5* or Park 5* with supplement
    Meals: breakfast, lunch with wine
    Transportation: in a private car/van
    Visit included: visit Rovinj

    DAY 6 NP BRIJUNI AND ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL
    After 30-minute drive through Istrian countryside we arrive to a small fisherman village Fažana, where we embark on a boat which brings us to Veli Brijun island in only 25 minutes. 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 than 680 different local and exotic plants to grow here and to be the home for 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 olive oil production and have the opportunity to taste different varieties of Istrian olive oil. At the end of the tour, drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Rovinj.
    Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
    Hotel Adriatic 4* or Monte Mulini 5* or Park 5* with supplement
    Meals: breakfast, olive oil tasting with snack
    Transportation: in a private car/van
    Visit included: entrance to national park Brijuni, visit Brijuni

    DAY 7 ANCIENT PULA AND CHEESE PRODUCTION
    After breakfast we head out to Pula, where we are going to “walk through time”, from ancient times through Roman arches and the Arena, one of the most preserved amphitheaters, 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, that 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 we drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Rovinj.
    Accommodation: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* in Rovinj
    Hotel Adriatic 4* or Monte Mulini 5* or Park 5* with supplement
    Meals: breakfast, cheese tasting and lunch with wine
    Transportation: in a private car/van
    Visit included: entrance to amphitheatre Arena, visit Pula

    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

    Boutique Hotel Kaštel 3*

    Featuring an indoor swimming pool and à-la-carte restaurant, the family-run Hotel Kaštel is set at the top of a hill in the center of the medieval town of Motovun. Its guests can enjoy spa area with a sauna, a relaxing garden and various massage treatments. The wellness and spa area as well as most of the hotel rooms offer views of characteristic central Istrian landscape, the valley of the river Mirna and the famous Motovun vineyards. Amenities in each of 33 rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, a telephone, free Wi-Fi internet and central heating. All rooms consist of a bathroom with bathtub or shower and a hairdryer. The distance to the beach is 19 mi / 30 km from the Kaštel Hotel. Pula Airport can be reached within 44 mi / 71 km and Rijeka Airport is at a distance of 62 mi / 100 km.Visit page

    Wine & Heritage Hotel Roxanich 4*

    Wine & Heritage hotel ROXANICH has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Motovun. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. All 32 rooms come with a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, the rooms have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms include a balcony. All guest rooms will provide guests with a desk and an electric tea pot. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The wellness area features a sauna. Portorož is 24 mi / 38 km from Wine & Heritage hotel ROXANICH, while Poreč is 17 mi / 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 42 mi / 68 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 centre. 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 en 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 centre 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

    Hotel Adriatic 4*

    This lovely hotel embodies the heart and history of the Mediterranean and the seaside community of Rovinj. Located on the town’s central square, the hotel is within steps of lively cafes, water activities, and simply strolling to the rhythms of this region. The 14 rooms and 4 suites offer spectacular views of nearby islands, the main square, the old town with its colorful rooftops. Each room is uniquely decorated with individual artworks, a true home away from home. Enjoy WiFi, SMART TV, safe deposit box, mini-bar, A/C, hair dryer, and room service. Tavern Kantinon is popular with all gourmets and history lovers in search of local dishes and atmosphere. Its originality lies in the dishes that cannot be seen or ordered anywhere else in town. The closest rocky public beach is a 15-minute walk away. Pula Airport is at a distance of 25 mi / 40 km away. Free private parking is available outside the pedestrian zone.Visit page

    Hotel Monte Mulini 5*

    Hotel Monte Mulini is a 20-minute walk away from Rovinj’s town centre. It is surrounded by a lush, centuries-old protected nature park and overlooks a bay. All rooms come with balconies offering views over the pool, the garden and the sea, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. They are equipped with satellite TV, a minibar and bathrooms with walk-in showers. The Mediterraneo serves Mediterranean dishes. The fine-dining restaurant “Wine Vault” serves French and Mediterranean cuisine and offers the Chef’s table experience. The Monte Mulini Art Wellness area is spread over 1,000 m². It comprises indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, a gym and a Mediterranean garden. The newly opened “Mulini Beach” is a pebbly beach overlooking the Lone Bay and offers a wide selection of food & beverages, a cool and trendy Cocktail Bar, personalised service, beach concierge, hostesses, changing facilities and showers, toilets, towel counter and sun-lounger rental. The Monte Mulini is 17 mi / 27 km away from the Pula Airport.Visit page

    WALKING/HIKING TOURS GRADES

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    ACCOMMODATION GRADES

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    BASIC

    Basic accommodation is represented by mostly mountain huts or rural houses with dormitory rooms and shared bathroom / shower / WC.

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    BUDGET

    Budget accommodation is represented by family run 2* guest-houses/ B&B’s and rooms with en suite bathroom and breakfast. We guarantee friendly service and clean accommodation.

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    CLASSIC

    Classic accommodation is represented by small, family run guest-houses and B&B’s in rural areas with en suite bathroom and 3* family run hotels with unique  atmosphere. Most accommodations are offering dinner, fresh and traditional food (some needs information in advance).

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    PREMIUM

    Premium accommodation includes small 4* family run hotels with various types of rooms. Some boutique hotels also have a pool (indoor or outdoor) and spa. All hotels have restaurants that offer traditional and local cuisine.

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    LUXURY

    Luxury accommodation includes 4* and 5* hotels with best possible service. Hotels are at best locations and in city centre. Luxury hotels include spa centres and massage service as well as great restaurants with excellent views and unique atmosphere.

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    OSNOVNI

    Osnovni smještaj su najčešće planinske kuće ili privatne kuće u ruralnim krajevima sa višekrevetnim spavaonama i zajedničkom kupaonicom / tušem / wc-om.

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    BUDŽETNI

    Budžetni smještaj su najčešće obiteljski vođeni pansioni kategorizirani pod 2*. Sobe imaju privatnu kupaonicu te je u sklopu smještaja uključen i doručak. Sobe su čiste i uredne a domaćini ljubazni.

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    STANDARDNI

    Standardni smještaj su najčešće mali obiteljski hoteli od 3* ili sobe s doručkom, često u ruralnim područjima sa posebnom obiteljskom atmosferom. Sobe su sa odvojenom kupaonicom i ugodnim namještajem. Smještaj najčešće uz doručak nudi i večere sa svježim i tradicionalnim namirnicama.

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    PREMIJUM

    Premijum smještaj su obiteljski hoteli od 4* koji nude različite vrste soba u sklopu objekta. Svi hoteli sadrže restoran sa tradicionalnom ponudom. Neki od malih obiteljskih hotela imaju i bazen (unutrašnji ili vanjski) te uslugu wellnesa.

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    LUKSUZNI

    Luksuzni smještaj su hoteli od 4* I 5* sa vrhunskom uslugom. Hoteli su najčešće na najboljim lokacijama u centru grada te nude raznolike vrste soba, uslugu wellnessa, bazen te restorane sa vrhunskom tradicionalnom i internacionalnom kuhinjom.

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