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From Rovinj/Bale: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Lunch & Tastings

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14 reviews

Activity provider: ExHistria

From Rovinj/Bale: Istria in 1 Day Tour with Lunch & Tastings

Activity provider: ExHistria

From US$ 140.26 per person

Join fellow travelers on a trip through Croatia’s Istria County from Rovinj or Bale. Explore hilltop towns, taste white and black truffles, visit UNESCO spots, and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup in Rovinj is at 9:00 AM. Please select from the following pickup points: • Hotel Lone, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia • Hotel Monte Mulini, A. Smareglia 3, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia • Hotel Eden, Ul. Luje Adamovića 33, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia • Hotel Arupinum, Ul. Luje Adamovića 29, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia • Rovinj Bus Station, Trg na lokvi 6, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia • Old Town Roundabout, Obala palih boraca 15, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Meet local artists in the beautiful village of Grožnjan
  • Go for a walk around the city walls of Motovun
  • Taste the most expensive mushroom in the world
  • Explore the historical city of Poreč on a guided walk
  • Admire the golden mosaics in the Euphrasian Basilica
Full description

Discover the wonders of Istria County on this multi-stop, guided tour from your choice of meeting point in Rovinj or Bale. Blend into local life as you explore the towns of Poreč, Grožnjan, and Motovun. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery and join a truffle tasting.

The first stop is in Poreč. Here, you can see golden early-Christian mosaics at the Euphresian Basilica, a UNESCO world heritage site (entry fee 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 tasting. Walk the panoramic city walls and admire Istria in all its glory before arriving at a konoba, the local word for trattoria (Italian-style eatery). You'll return to Rovinj or Bale in the late afternoon.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • 2-course lunch in a local restaurant
  • Truffle tasting in Motovun
  • Entrance fee to the UNESCO Euphrasian Basilica (€7 per person)
  • Entrance fee to the Motovun City Walls (€4 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You will be picked up directly from the hotel. The pickup time may vary up to 15 minutes due to traffic conditions.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The visit to the Euphrasian Basilica and Motovun City Walls are optional. They can be added in your free time if you like
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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A wonderful day with The best guide! We had both historical, cultural and excellent food experiences. We bought truffles and good wine and met lovely people. We had some heavy rain at one point, but with Ivana behind The wheels that didn’t cause any problems. Recommended! Ps There seems to be some problems with their bookings, so make s phone call snd make sure The booking has come through and The trip is on. We had one day ‘delay’ but as long as they fix it, its okay by me.

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July 27, 2022

Excellent trip. We really enjoyed our day. The stops gave us just the right amount of free time to explore, and the lunch was really good. The food was perfect and the location excellent. Our driver and guide ‘Dave’ was first class.... really made the trip perfect with his knowledge and his humour. Thank you.

July 17, 2019

I was with a lovely couple from England and the tour was just perfect. Our guide Davoren was very knowledgable about the history of Istria and kept us informed about even the smallest details. Also, he was flexible with time. He gave us more free time if we wanted and recommended someplace to check out on our own. Also, the lunch included was superb as well. Loved the home-cooked meal paired with wines. The perfect itinerary and perfect guide.Hope you don't miss out on the chance to enjoy Istria.

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July 17, 2019

Product ID: 132468