Istria Truffle & Wine Tour from Zagreb

Updated: 23. January 2021.


Istria Truffle Hunting & Wine-tasting Tour 2021 | 2 Days

Visit Opatija, Hum & Motovun – Farm accommodation – Istrian food & wine

  • Visit Opatija – 19.cent imperial health resort, and Hum – the smallest town in the world
  • Discover Motovun – medieval hilltop town | Enjoy scenic drive through Istrian inland
  • Truffle hunting – ‘hands-on’ – in Motovun forest with dogs | Optional: Truffle lunch
  • Wine-tasting in family-owned boutique winery | Cellar visit, meet the wine-maker
  • ‘Count sheep’ while sleeping in a Farm house, exposed to fresh countryside air
  • We start from Zagreb or elsewhere (on demand) | Private tour for 1-8 people
  • If you would like to visit Rovinj, Poreč, Pula etc.→ We’ll customize the itinerary!

Istrian peninsula

Istria is called the ‘Terra Magica’. It is a true cultural mosaic whose heritage comes from the Histrians, Celts, Romans through to the Byzantines, Slavs and Venetians. And all the way to the Austro-Hungarian Empire!

Since the end of WW2, it’s a region in Croatia. Check out YouTube video…


Istrian food & wine | Truffles

Also, Istria is feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and hills, so landscape invites you for easy-going travel. Istrian soil and climate is perfect mach for vineyards and olive groves. Year-after-year Istria is awarded as Best Olive Oil Region in the World.

Here you can enjoy spoon of minestrone soup with broad beans or a delicious truffle (pasta, cheese etc)→ Istrian cuisine

Istrian prosciutto is now in ‘a league of its own’. Fragrant drops of the native ‘Malvazija Istarska’ white wine or ruby-coloured ‘Teran’ wine – is a must!

Truffle seasons: BLACK truffle (May-October) – WHITE truffle (September-January)

Istrian truffle hunting experience was recommended by New York Times (read article)


Day 1
– leaving Zagreb 8:30am (hotel pick-up)
– on the way to Istria, short stop in Severin na Kupi town (castle visit, coffee) & Opatija town
– lunch in Viškovo town, near Rijeka (fresh seafood and local wine)
– sightseeing in town of Hum (the smallest town in the world)
– check-in farm house/overnight Agritourism Dol or Agritourism Ograde/ details here
finger-food dinner (prosciutto, cheese, olive-oil, bread & wine)

Istria wine-tasting

Day 2
– breakfast at the farm house
– truffle hunt with licensed ‘truffle hunter’ Nikola Tarandek and his dogs
– local beekeeper visit, short presentation on beekeeping and honey production
– town of Motovun visit – sightseeing of charming hilltop town-fortress
– truffle lunch (Istrian traditional cuisine/local wine, not included in tour price)
– wine-tasting at Fakin or Benvenuti boutique family-owned winery (3 wines & finger-food)
– driving back to Zagreb or elsewhere (can be customized)

Tour price:

  • 2 people – 590 EUR per person (car)
  • 3 people – 500 EUR per person (car)
  • 4-6 people – 480 EUR per person (mini-van)

Included: transportation (car/mini-van), castle visit+coffee, seafood lunch (Day 1), Hum sightseeing, finger-food diner, farm accommodation, breakfast, truffle hunting, Motovun sightseeing, wine-tasting at the small boutique winery (meet the wine-maker)

Not included: truffle lunch (Day 2), circa 35 EUR per person

Note: this tour starts from Zagreb or elsewhere. Please, state start point in Booking Form (below). You can customize your drop-off location, too.

Booking Form - Istria Truffle Hunting Tour (from Zagreb)

Please fill-in  Booking Form 
So, we can customize your Istria Truffle Hunting & Wine-tasting Tour (from Zagreb)

If you prefer to describe your travel plan, without filling this form, please send e-mail to: [email protected]
This tour is private! You can't join other group of people.

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If your travel plan includes e.g. Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, islands (Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula) etc., send me details. I can customize another tour, which can include rest of Croatia -- OR -- just give you useful tips 🙂


Istria Truffle & Wine Tour from Zagreb
Istria Truffle & Wine Tour from Zagreb
Istria Truffle & Wine Tour from Zagreb