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Istria: The Best Kept Secret in Croatia
Summer to Fall 2019

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A Growing (Yet Untapped) Gourmet Destination

Enjoy the serene pebble beaches and stunning turquoise water near Istria, the largest peninsula of the Adriatic sea. Explore enchanting medieval fortified hill towns hidden among lush woods, pastures and vineyards. Taste the now world renowned premium white truffles known to rival those of the Italy’s famous Piedmont region. Entertain your curiosity and taste buds with exotic orange wines - the freshest new oenophilic obsession.


Country Croatia
Region Istria

Price OptionsPer Guest

9 days Journey Duo $6,480
If Booking Solo + $550

Journey Highlights

  1. Max Group Size 8 guests
  2. Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location Pula Airport
  3. On-Ground TransportPrivate Vehicle & Ride Assist Bikes
  4. Travel Style Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine

What's Included*

9 days

About your Host

In curating UNCOVR journeys, I draw upon what I love most about travel, which is to get to know people on a more personal basis. So we go where the locals go and do what the locals do. We create a more intimate, more personal travel experience, recognizing that the real value of travel is emotional. Each time I return home changed, better. My goal with UNCOVR is that our guests do, too.

Featured Local Experiences

Private Locally Farmed Dinners
Scenic Picnic Lunches and Tastings
The Trebišća History and Mythology Hike
Ride Assist Bike Rides to Organic Wineries
Stancija Kumparička Cheese Experience
Explore the Artists’ Town of Labin
Paragliding or Hot Air Balloon (Optional)
Beach Cleaning Activity (Optional)
& More

Featured Retreats

Private Sailing Charter (2 nights)
Hotel Draga Di Lovrana
Villa Sancta Maria
Stancija Meneghetti

Featured Vineyards & Wineries

Kozlovic Winery
Kabola Organic Winery
Roxanich Organic Winery
Piquentum Organic Winery
& More

* Journey inclusions might change based on availability. However, our promise to deliver uniquely curated local experiences will dictate any potential changes.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup in Pula

Guest pickup in Pula - 9.30am and transfer to a private sailing charter for 2 nights on the Adriatic. Visiting the island of Krk and a history tour.

Day 2: The Island of Cres

Exploring the island of Cres: hiking, beach time and the town of Cres.

Day 3: Mainland Istria

Transfer to mainland Istria, checking into a lovely hotel in the middle of a nature reserve. We will spend time at the beach and include a picnic. Dinner at a luxurious restaurant with stunning views awaits at night.

Day 4: Slavic History & Tradition

With a local guide, we will hike the nearby area and discover the history and traditions of the Slavs who have inhabited this region. We will also enjoy a picnic lunch. There will be some free time to relax in the afternoon, and afterwards, we will head off to dinner at one of the most recognized restaurants in Croatia.

Day 5: Motovun & Organic Wineries

Transfer and check into a breathtaking villa followed by exploration of the nearby medieval town of Motovun. Beautiful bike ride to visit local family-owned organic wineries. Dinner in a vineyard.

Day 6: Truffle Hunting

Bike ride and truffle hunting, visit two organic wineries, vineyard dinner.

Day 7: Eco Goat Farm & Croatia's First Michelin Star Restaurant

Transfer to a luxurious chateau; bike ride to visit an eco goat farm with a history of production going as far back as the 14th century, cheese tasting and lunch. In the afternoon, exploring Labin - a lovely hilltop town and artist haven, beach relax time in Rabac. Dinner at Croatia’s first Michelin star restaurant awaits after sunset.

Day 8: The Tomažići Village

After breakfast, we will enjoy a leisurely bike ride and visit an organic olive oil and wine producer. In the evening, we will have dinner in the rustic ambience of the Tomažići village.

Day 9: Transfer to Pula & Optional Sky Experience

Guests will be transferred to Pula and will have an option to ride a helicopter or try paragliding to make the last day of the trip truly special. End of tour.