Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč, Istria, Croatia


Some say Istria is the best-kept secret in Croatia – come and explore this relatively-undiscovered gem.

Istria in the north-west is a green peninsula with a close cultural tie to northern Italy. The region is best known for its Venetian-era port towns of Porec and Rovinj. The hills of the interior are planted with vineyards.

Streets, Porec, Istria, Croatia
Porec, Croatia
Vineyard, Croatia
Wine Tours, Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb, Croatia
Food market, Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb, Croatia

Why we like Istria

Istria is a land of great tradition. Ancient Romans selected among their territories the best areas for each product: wheat, fish, wine, oil, fruits and vegetables – and Istria was selected as one of the most important areas for wine and oil. Today wine and creative cookery are having a resurgence and a handful of innovative vineyards and olive groves have opened their doors to tourism.

Rovinj, Croatia
Rovinj, Croatia

Croatia – A Taste of Istria

Visit the historical heart of Croatia on this seven-day holiday to Istria. From Zagreb, explore an interior of rolling hills and ancient villages famed for vineyards and truffle hunting. Continue to the Istrian coast of Rovinj and Pula, home to fishing ports and old-world charm.

7 days

from $5,350 pp

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Hotel Monte Mulini £££££

  • Croatia
  • Boutique

High-end accommodation, excellent service supported by experience and expertise and the best amenities, create a perfect blend with the surrounding area, turning this hotel and resort into an ideal choice. All rooms and suites have balconies, with panoramic views of the picturesque cove and protected park forest Zlatni Rt.

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Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery £££££

  • Croatia
  • Boutique

Set in a rural landscape of vineyards and olive groves, Meneghetti Wine Hotel is former family farm, dating from the early 1900s. It’s now an stylish hotel, restaurant and winery, and its cellars are open daily for tasting. They also arrange sommelier classes and creative cookery lessons on request. The choice of dishes you’ll learn to make changes with the seasons, depending on the availability of fresh local produce. Guests are accommodated in spacious rooms, suites and villas, with wooden floors and beamed ceilings, tastefully furnished with antiques.

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