Food is at the heart of modern Croatian culture and Istria is the ultimate destination for foodies. Go beyond the typical food establishments frequented by tourists and get a real taste of local life on this guided food tour in Istria. In the company of a local host, discover local ingredients and dishes, and visit eateries you'd never find on your own. Eat your way around Istria, while your host shares insights into Istrian culture and way of life.Taste home-made prosciutto and cheese, finest extravirgin olive oil, best istrian wines and enjoy a traditional lunch under the oak tree in a small tavern hidden from the well known tourist paths.
Our tour guide will pick you up in the morning with an air-conditioned van in front of your accommodation and you will get on your way of discovering the Istrian gastronomical highlights. First you will stop in Vodnjan, an old Istrian town full of interesting history. There you will take a walk and visit one of the most famous Istrian prosciutto producers where you will have a tasting of their amazing products. After that you will continue your journey to the town of Bale which is allso called the “Best kept secret in Istria”. It’s a beautiful little medieval town where you will take a walk and refresh yourself at one of the best caffees in Istria. After the coffee stop you will head to the Meneghetti homestead where you will taste probably one of the best olive oils in the world and learn more about the significance the oil has on the life of Istrians and the health benefits of consuming it. After that tasting you will head to another one, in a famous Istrian winery, and taste at least 5 amazing wines that are among the best in Istria. Happy and already hungry, you will be then taken to a local tavern where you will get served with 4 different Istrian pastas, one better then the other. That experience will end your tour and you will be taking one last ride back to your accommodation.