Our most recommended things to do in Groznjan

From Rovinj: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Truffle tasting

From Rovinj: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Truffle tasting

Discover the wonders of Istria County on this multi-stop, guided tour from your choice of meeting point in Rovinj. Blend into local life as you explore the towns of Poreč, Grožnjan, and the famous Motovun. Enjoy a tasting of the local culinary specialty truffles. The first stop is in Poreč. Here, you can see golden early-Christian mosaics at the Euphresian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage site (not included). After a walking tour of Poreč, head to Grožnjan, a village that was abandoned entirely after World War II and has since been revitalized with the help of artists from all around Yugoslavia. Romantic stone-cobbled alleys and colorful workshops around every corner make the tiny town of Grožnjan a must-see location in Istria. Afterward, continue to Motovun, the mightiest hilltop town in Istria. Once in Motovun, try the most expensive mushroom in the world during a truffle product tasting. Walk the panoramic city walls (not included) and admire Istria in all of its glory. You'll return to Rovinj in the late afternoon.

Istria: Guided Tour of Inner Istria with Food Tasting

Istria: Guided Tour of Inner Istria with Food Tasting

Discover some of Istria's most spectacular landscapes and idyllic locations on a guided tour of the peninsula. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle and learn about Istria's history from your knowledgeable guide. Start your day with a convenient pickup from a range of locations and get ready to see the best of what Istria has to offer. Your first stop, Lim Fjord on the western coast of Istria. Stop to take photos and capture the beauty of this striking landscape before moving on to your next destination, Groznjan. Join your driver and guide on a walking tour of this small medieval jewel known as the artist village. See the old town and wander down the romantic alleys lined with rustic cafes and konobas, the Dalmatian word for taverns. Hop back into your vehicle and head to Motovun, a scenic hilltop town dominated by Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Enjoy a tasting of some local products before joining your guide on a walking tour of the town and the ancient city walls. Make the most of some free time after the tour and sit down for lunch at one of the local restaurants. The Motovun forest is packed with truffles, making this town one of the best places to get your truffle fix. The last stop on your tour of the Istrian Peninsula is Pazin, where you'll visit the Pazin Abyss, an extraordinary natural attraction that has been declared a protected area. Enjoy a short stop here before heading back to your original starting point.

Trieste: Flavors of Istria Tour to Hum, Grožnjan, & Motovun

Trieste: Flavors of Istria Tour to Hum, Grožnjan, & Motovun

Istria, a wonderful peninsula that lies near the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is famous for its coastal sights and its vibrant green inland vegetation, with numerous cultural-historic attractions and memorable natural vistas viewed from village hilltops. Additionally, it is a treasure trove of culinary delights. Istrian cuisine is a reflection of the climatic, geographical, and historical wonders of the area, combining multiple local culinary traditions based on olive oil, seafood, seasonal vegetables, aromatic spices, and indigenous plants. Hidden beneath your Istrian host’s smile is an on-going invitation to taste and discover the real features of this idyllic coastal land. It’s the environmental beauty and living history that draws you in; along with the diligent craftsmanship witnessed in every stone. During your tour you will visit 3 famous Istrian villages: Hum, the smallest town in the world; Motovun, the most famous medieval town of Istria; and Grožnjan, the town of artists and music, where you will taste local liquors, wines, cheeses, truffle products, and marmalades.

From Pula/Medulin: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Truffle tasting

From Pula/Medulin: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Truffle tasting

Discover the wonders of Istria County on this multi-stop, guided tour from your choice of meeting point in Rovinj. Blend into local life as you explore the towns of Poreč, Grožnjan, and the famous Motovun. Enjoy a tasting of the local culinary specialty truffles. The first stop is in Poreč. Here, you can see golden early-Christian mosaics at the Euphresian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage site (not included). After a walking tour of Poreč, head to Grožnjan, a village that was abandoned entirely after World War II and has since been revitalized with the help of artists from all around Yugoslavia. Romantic stone-cobbled alleys and colorful workshops around every corner make the tiny town of Grožnjan a must-see location in Istria. Afterward, continue to Motovun, the mightiest hilltop town in Istria. Once in Motovun, try the most expensive mushroom in the world during a truffle product tasting. Walk the panoramic city walls (not included) and admire Istria in all of its glory. You'll return to Rovinj in the late afternoon.

Private tour: From Opatija: Luxury Wine Tasting

Private tour: From Opatija: Luxury Wine Tasting

Treat yourself to a luxury wine tasting tour and visit two premium wineries in Istria. Enjoy wine tastings, traditional bites, and a visit to Motovun or Grožnjan. Istria, a picturesque region in Croatia, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and, of course, its exceptional wines. A luxury wine tasting tour in Istria offers a delightful blend of history, tradition, and indulgence. The tour typically starts with visits to renowned wineries like Roxanich and Kabola, both of which have garnered international acclaim for their exceptional wines. Roxanich Winery is known for its focus on natural winemaking techniques and its dedication to preserving the unique terroir of Istria. Kabola Winery, on the other hand, is celebrated for its innovative approach to winemaking and its commitment to sustainable practices. During the tour, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in wine tastings, where they can savor a selection of premium wines crafted from indigenous Istrian grape varieties such as Malvasia, Teran, and Refošk. Each sip offers a glimpse into the region's terroir, with its distinctive soils and microclimates lending a unique character to the wines. To complement the wine tastings, guests are treated to traditional Istrian bites, allowing them to experience the region's rich culinary heritage. From artisanal cheeses and cured meats to olive oils and truffle-infused delicacies, each bite is a celebration of Istria's gastronomic delights. In addition to exploring the wineries, the tour also offers the opportunity to visit charming towns like Motovun or Grožnjan. Perched on top of hills with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, these medieval towns are steeped in history and offer a glimpse into Istria's rich cultural tapestry.

Koper: Flavors of Istria Tour to Hum, Grožnjan, & Motovun

Koper: Flavors of Istria Tour to Hum, Grožnjan, & Motovun

Istria, a wonderful peninsula that lies near the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is famous for its coastal sights and its vibrant green inland vegetation, with numerous cultural-historic attractions and memorable natural vistas viewed from village hilltops. Additionally, it is a treasure trove of culinary delights. Istrian cuisine is a reflection of the climatic, geographical, and historical wonders of the area, combining multiple local culinary traditions based on olive oil, seafood, seasonal vegetables, aromatic spices, and indigenous plants. Hidden beneath your Istrian host’s smile is an on-going invitation to taste and discover the real features of this idyllic coastal land. It’s the environmental beauty and living history that draws you in; along with the diligent craftsmanship witnessed in every stone. During your tour, you will visit 3 famous Istrian villages where you will taste local liquors, wines, cheeses, truffle products, and marmalades. Hum – the smallest town in the world Hum, the smallest town in the world, is located in the heart of Istria that claims only 20 inhabitants. Your visit to Hum will be like a beautiful fairy tale of small Istrian towns. This hidden, picturesque region of Istria is extremely friendly to all visitors who come to marvel in the sights the town has to offer. According to local legend, Hum was built with the stones left over when giants were building towns in the Mirna River valley, an area in central Istria that includes wonderful mountain towns such as Motovun, Roč, and Bale. Apart from being famous for being the smallest town in the world, Hum recently became popular for biska, a spiced brandy made with mistletoe according to an old Hum recipe. Motovun – the most famous medieval town of Istria Northern Istria, located high above the Mirna River, is home to arguably the most attractive and famous medieval town in the country – Motovun. This fascinating town that lies on top of a hill is the characteristic symbol for the inner heart of Istria. The bell tower, which was built in the 13th century in a Romanesque-Gothic style, dominates the center of the historic town from its position adjacent to St Stephen’s 17th century parish church. There are many other beautiful historic buildings that surround it. Motovun’s forest is a particularly good hunting ground for truffles, the alleged aphrodisiac fungus which grows underground and is prized for its distinctive aroma. These white truffles are said by many to be as good as their French and Italian counterparts. Vineyards surround the town from all sides; Istria’s finest wines are produced from the grapes of these vineyards. The whole region is sprinkled with superb restaurants and “konobe.” During your visit to Motovun, you will get to experience these delicious local truffle products for yourself. Grožnjan – town of artists and music Grožnjan is a small Istrian town that holds a great cultural significance not only to Croatia but worldwide. Surrounded by green hills and magical white soil, this town is a must-see for those who want to discover the treasure trove that is Istria. Because of its interesting history, Grožnjan is rich in ancient churches, prehistoric sites, medieval castles, magnificent palaces, and many other historic structures whose past glory was recovered once again through restoration. Its white soil feeds the many neighboring vineyards and olive groves. Because of all this, the area of Grožnjan is ripe with agritourism and many taverns and restaurants offer traditional Istrian cuisine to their guests. Grožnjan is also home to several national and international artists. There are as many as 28 ateliers in this small town; there is also the City Art Gallery which hosts artists’ works from around the world (even the well-known Imaginary Film Academy found its home here). In the summer, all of Grožnjan becomes a stage for world renowned jazz and classical musicians, as well as many of the other artists who have discovered the true joy of creation here.

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What people are saying about Groznjan

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4.5
(187 reviews)

Interesting and wonderful trip- guide was very flexible when we asked if we could go somewhere not in original Itinerary. Good pace, great lunch recommendation.

Denis is really a good guide !! Only problem was the time in the city I would have liked to pass more time . But it was more a group issue than from the guide

We had such a wonderful day! So many beautiful places, such amazing food. Highlight of our Istria vacation.

Very good tour! We were able to try different kind of white and black truffles and was amazing!

Sini was great! Thanks to him, we had an enjoyable day learning about Istria.