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Wine Roads of Istria and Continental Croatia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 40 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4200 Euro (EUR)

Traveling through the wine roads of Croatia within 10 unforgettable days, you will enjoy the taste of quality wines and gastronomic specialties and discover the natural and cultural resources of our country. Combining the continental part of Croatia (Zagreb with Plesivica, Hrvatsko zagorje, Medjimurje) and the mountainous part (Gorski kotar) with the inland part of the largest Croatian peninsula of Istria, you will get an interesting overview of the viticulture tradition in these areas. Join us on an unforgettable journey; relax your body and soul guided by the saying "A day without wine is like a day without the Sun!".

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Zagreb. Arrival to Zagreb airport. Transfer to Zagreb, accommodation in the hotel****. Free time to rest after the flight. Dinner, overnight.

Day 2: Zagreb. Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the local guide and city tour. After the city tour, departure to Eno-gallery, wine tasting and educational programme. Leisure time for sightseeing on your own. We suggest lunch in one of the many restaurants in Zagreb. Leisure time. Dinner at the hotel, overnight.

Day 3: Hrvatsko zagorje - Medjimurje. After breakfast driving to Hrvatsko zagorje. Optional excursion 1: Possibility to visit the castle Trakoscan. Continue driving towards the rural household, organized lunch with the traditional specialties of Zagorje. Optional excursion 2: Possibility to visit the castle Trakoscan. Continue driving to Varazdin. City tour. Continue driving to the restaurant, organized traditional lunch with the specialties of Zagorje. Driving to Sveti Martin na Muri (Saint Martin on the Mura River). Accommodation in the hotel****. Leisure time for swimming, using the hotel facilities (wellness, fitness, etc.). Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4: Medjimurje - Medjimurje "road of tradition". Breakfast. Driving the road of tradition, tour stop and presentation. Lunch at the restaurant. Driving to Cakovec, the main cultural and economic centre of the Medjimurje County. Town tour, visit to the Museum of Medjimurje. Driving to Zelezna Gora, wine tasting, dinner with tamburitza music, enjoying the gastronomic specialties and excellent wines. Back to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5: Plesivica - Gorski kotar. After breakfast departure to the Plesivica wine road. Visit and wine tasting in one of the wine cellars of winemakers in Plesivica region. Organized lunch at the household. Driving continues in the direction of Gorski kotar. Accommodation in the hotel****, dinner, overnight.

Day 6: Gorski kotar - Inland of Istria. Breakfast. Visiting the cave of Vrelo and walking along Lake Bajer, shorter break. Continue driving towards Istria. Lunch at a restaurant, enjoying local specialties. Accommodation in the hotel****. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 7: Visnjan - Motovun. After breakfast driving to Visnjan, visiting the wine cellar with a long tradition of wine production. Departure to Motovun, the medieval town on the hill with rich cultural and historical heritage. Lunch at a restaurant, enjoying Istrian specialties. Leisure time. Back to the hotel. Using hotel facilities. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 8: Istarske toplice (Istrian thermal resort) - Brijuni national park - Pula - Pazin. Breakfast. Departure to the Brijuni National Park, tour of the park. Lunch at a restaurant. Driving to Pula - the town with a 3000-year-long history and the inescapable Amphitheatre. On the way back to the hotel, stopping in Pazin, dinner with wine tasting. Back to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 9: Istarske toplice (Istrian thermal resort) - Porec - Karlovac.
After breakfast driving to the winemaker who began making wine in the '90s, where you will be able to taste several of the following wines - Istrian Malvasia, Chardonnay-Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Teran, Nouveau, Istrian Burgundy (Gamay). Departure to Porec, sightseeing. Driving to Karlovac. Accommodation in the hotel ****. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 10: Karlovac - Zagreb. Breakfast. Checking out. Leisure time - depending on the time of airplane departure. Possibility to organize a farewell lunch in one of Zagreb's restaurants. Transfer to the airport, departure.

Hrvatsko Zagorje - Riesling (excellent quality, dry and aromatic) and Silvaner (autochthonous variety, fine-formulated fruit flavours) are the most famous wines of Zagorje. These wines fit perfectly with the cuisine and sounds of the original music of Zagorje. What to eat: Zagorje soup, turkey with “mlinci”, homemade strudel.

Medjimurje – the wine road of Medjimurje, one of the most famous tourist products of Medjimurje, was in the project of the Croatian National Tourist Board Green Flower, and was named the best tourist product in continental Croatia last year. Affection and respect of the consumers have been acquired by the quality and premium white wines of selected noble varieties. Among the most frequent varieties are Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, Sauvignon, Italian Riesling, Traminer, Chardonnay, and just this year wine brand Pusipl was launched to the market.

There are several excellent restaurants on the wine road - Stridon, Vuckovec, Jastreb, Potrti kotac, Monika and among the best known the Castle Terbotz of family Jakopic in Zelezna gora. What to eat: “Medjimurje gibanica” (pie with poppy, cottage cheese, walnuts and apples), “zebelejni trganci”, “polenta“, plum strudel, homemade bread from the baker's oven, venison dishes with the original side dishes are just some of the original specialties of the Medjimurje cuisine. With the enological and gastronomic facilities, visitors can also enjoy the sightseeing of cultural monuments.

Plesivica - natural advantages, soil, sun and climate, and above all the hardworking hands of winegrowers and winemakers, their knowledge, experience, persistence and dedication to their job, produce a noble droplet every year in which fastidious connoisseurs, as well as common people can enjoy. The rich and diverse offering of excellent wines is at hand: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc produced from the world's most famous varieties of grapes and wines from native and autochthonous varieties, among which the most famous are Portugizac and Yellow Plavec. What to eat: all types of domestic meats, duck with “mlinci”, “copanjak“ (cheese strudel with the addition of vegetables or fruits), homemade pastries.

Gorski Kotar - is a large mountainous, Karst region between the coast of Kvarner and the River of Kupa that runs along the border of Slovenia and Croatia. Rich cuisine and autochthonous specialties can be found in the restaurants located in the beautiful natural surroundings.

Istra - located in the North-eastern part of the Adriatic Sea, Istria is surrounded with the sea from three sides, and has a very advantageous geographic position, almost in the heartland of Europe, halfway between the equator and the North Pole, and has always represented the bridge connecting the Central-European continental area with the Mediterranean. Istria is a region of quality wines, which compliment delicious Istrian dishes. Taste Malvasia, Teran or Merlot, Croatina, Cabernet, Pinot, Burgundy, Muscat. What to eat: minestrone soup, scrambled eggs, sweet fritters.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 2 HB in the hotel in Zagreb, 1 HB and 1 bed and breakfast in the hotel in Sveti Martin, 1 HB in the hotel in Fuzine, 2 HB and 1 bed and breakfast in the hotel in Istarske toplice, 1 HB in the hotel in Karlovac
- Lunch; dinner with wine tasting in the restaurant in Medjimurje
- Wine tasting on the Plesivica wine road
- Lunch with wine tasting on Plesivica
- Wine tasting and tour guide in the Eno–gallery in Zagreb
- Lunch in the inland of Istria with truffles specialties
- 2 Lunches in the restaurants in Istria
- 2 wine tastings in Istria
- Dinner with the programme at the household in Istria
- Entrance fees and the tour guide for: the Cave of Vrelo and Brijuni National Park
- Visit to the Amphitheatre in Pula
- All the sightseeing and required transfers
- The tour guide
- Local taxes
- Organization and realization of the programme.

Price Excludes:
- A farewell lunch in Zagreb
- Entrance fees, extra meals and drinks not mentioned in the programme.

Supplier Information
Location: Croatia
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010
Client Request Served: 2

M20606 has existed for 18 years and was one of the first tourist agencies in Croatia. In the past 18 years we have organized numerous busi­ness journeys, journeys for individuals and groups in Croatia and worldwide. Our offer includes: - Journeys in Croatia, Europe and the world for domestic tourists - Receptive...

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