Gourmet Beach Tour of Croatia & Slovenia

  • July 24 – 31, 2021
  • Croatia & Slovenia
  • Croatia & Slovenia
  • July 24 – 31, 2021
  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • $6650*

Overview

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~Ibn Batuta

Come with us to Istria, Croatia also referred to as Terra Magica or Magic Territory and often compared to Tuscany. Travel with us and find out why this region was so beloved even by the Italians and explore the uniqueness of the heart of Istria with hilltop villages, truffle hunting and Roman heritage.

Highlights:

  • Travel with The MissAdventure Founder Paola Crevatini Rebsamen, a native of this region of Croatia
  • Sample Istrian truffle specialities with the celebrated local truffle producer
  • Explore the hilltop villages and Roman treasures in Motovun, Groznjan, Rovinj and Pula
  • Discover delicious Istrian Wines
  • Full day tour to gorgeous Bled, Slovenia – take a secret hike with a view – perfect for photography enthusiasts!
  • Celebrate with us during a Welcome dinner party in luxurious style – try all the local specialities, this is a gourmet region so you can expect truffles, asparagus, wine, home made jams, great desserts and so much more. If you are a foodie this place is a heaven!
  • And most importantly have fun with soul sisters and female travellers like yourself and establish connections and friendships that last a lifetime!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday, 24. July, 2021

Check in to your hotel in Pula allowing for free time to settle in and relax.

At 7:00pm we will meet for a welcome drink, get to know each other a bit and later depart for our welcome dinner with a sea view. The only thing you need to decide is whether you will have fish or meat tonight at the Yacht Club.

HOTEL: 4-star Hotel Milan or similar

Day 2 –Sunday, 25.July, 2021

After breakfast we will explore Pula and its ancient amphitheater! Yes, there is a Roman amphitheatre in the heart of Pula that while not as famous as the Roman Colosseum but equally impressive. Bring your cameras as you will want to capture this!

After exploring the city, we will stop by a famous local restaurant for light lunch and a small break and in the afternoon we will bring you to one of the city beaches in Pula for a dip or you can choose to have some free time in hotel. In the evening we will have a light dinner in one of the beloved restaurants in Pula, Bistro Alighieri.

HOTEL: Milan or Similar

Day 3 –Monday, 26.07.2021

Today after breakfast we will explore the heart of Istria and go for a truffle hunt! After finding our “treasure” we will unwind for a great degustation 5 course menu with truffles so prepare yourself for a palate journey! Afterwards we will explore the region and the town of Motovun, a traditional hilltop village with great views of Istria. You can choose to try some local drinks or have a coffee in one of the coffee bars. In late afternoon arrival to our hotel and free time to relax.

Dinner: Dinner tonight is on your own after our big mid-day meal.

HOTEL: Milan or similar

Day 4 –Tuesday, 27.07. 2021

Today morning we go kayaking and enjoy some of the water pleasures or if you prefer have a relaxing morning at the hotel. We will enjoy a light lunch at a nice restaurant at the beach. In the afternoon choose to stay at the beach or relax in your hotel before we depart for Rovinj, a cute fishing village 30km away from Pula. Arrive at Rovinj in late afternoon and enjoy strolling through the city before enjoying a great dinner with the view of the town. Soak up the beautiful view as we enjoy a dinner at sunset over the city.

HOTEL: Milan or Similar

Day 5 –Wednesday, 28.07. 2021

This morning we depart at 7am for Bled, Slovenia. We are crossing the boarder so take your passports! It is 3,5 hour drive in a minivan and a small hike up the hill for breathtaking views of Lake Bled. Choose to explore the hilltop castle (entry fee of 12Eur pp) or cross the lake in a little boat.

For lunch we will go to Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia where you will have free time to explore this small city. Go next to the river and choose one of the small restaurants in the alley for a lovely lunch. In the late afternoon return to Pula and stop for a well-deserved dinner along the way. In the late evening arrival back to Pula and hotel.

Lunch: not included

HOTEL: Milan or Similar

Day 6 –Thursday, 29.07.2021

Enjoy a free morning after a full day of exploring and hiking.

Today we will explore Premantura, a nature Park with beautiful beaches. Stop by Safari bar, have a small picnic on the beach and enjoy beach activities in the wild. In the late afternoon we will go back to Pula and stop for a pizza evening in the city center.

HOTEL: Milan or similar

Day 7 –Friday, 30.07.2021

Today after breakfast we will explore Porec. This busy town has a lovely marina and we will enjoy a light lunch. In the evening we will savor our farewell dinner at Ribarska Koliba, a 100 hundred year old traditional fish restaurant  in Pula with a view over the Marina located in an old fisherman’s cottage. Local delicacies served by an adept chef complete with Istrian wines will make up our final gourmet experience.

HOTEL: Milan or similar

Day 8 – Saturday, 31.07. 2021

After breakfast and a small gathering it is time to say goodbye to Croatia and our Gourmet retreat.

Trip Notes:

NOTE: We reserve the right to alter this itinerary slightly depending on weather, availability or exciting opportunities that may pop up!

Trip Cost

Trip Cost: $6650

* All our trips are organized and priced based on single occupancy at all the places we stay. If you’re traveling with a friend/relative, or would prefer to save some money by sharing a room, we can usually organize double occupancy and a reduction in cost.

What’s Included?

  • Everything stated in itinerary above including all meals + wine with dinner
  • All guides and tastings
  • All entry fees
  • All in-country transport including transfers

What’s Not Included?

  • Roundtrip airfare to Croatia
  • Any personal souvenirs or purchases
  • Additional wine, beer or spirits beyond what is offered at meals
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended) and trip medical coverage (required for travelers over 50 years of age).

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