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Private Tour: Istra Day Trip from Zagreb

Hum, Croatians like to call it the smallest city in the world, it is situated in the heart of Istra. During the history it was the most famous center of Croatian Glagolitic script, which can be seen on historical monuments such as Glagolitic walkway which connect Hum and Roc. Pazin is a home of the medieval fortress known as Kastel which due to its position inspired Jules Vern to set part of his novel 'Mathias Sandorf' in this area. In honor of him local hold a festival 'Days of Jules Vern'. But this wonderful town also hold other sights to see such as church of St. Nicolas, Franciscan Church of Visitation.The most famous Istrian medieval city is of course Motovun. Well known film festival takes place there every year, but popularity of this place is also due its architecture. From the church of St. Stephen with a separate bell tower, serrated battlements, gates and walls to the enchanting streets and squares makes this place magical to wonder around. We should not forget to mention amazing offer of food and wine especially truffles specialties that are taken from nearby Motovun forest. Definitely don’t forget to ask about the legend of Veli Joze, benign giant that lived in the vicinity of the town.And finally the last but still significant little place called Zavrsje. This town was surrounded by walls and had two entrances. Today the city core of Zavrsje it is protected urban unit entered in the Register of Croatian cultural monuments. Among preserved buildings, three churches, castle and south entrance gates stand out.

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Hidden Gems

Our tour guide will pick you up in the morning with an air-conditioned van in front of your accommodation. Sit back and enjoy the ride through Istria while the guide tells you about life in Istria and it’s history. After arrival to Hum you will take a walk through the smallest city in the world. It’s an amazing place to visit and if you like small, odl, stone-made towns, you will love this one.After Hum you will head to your next destination of the day – Roč. The medieval town sits upon a 334 meter high mountain in the middle of the fertile, green landscapes of central Istria and has only 170 inhabitants. The town owes its special charm to the fascinating medieval architecture that has dominated the town for centuries in its virtually unchanged form. After a wlak through Roč you will head to the tavern where you will have an amazing traditional Istrian lunch. When you finish your meal you will head to Buzet which is situated in the very north of Istria near the border with Slovenia. Its historic core, dating from the Middle Ages lies on a hilltop above a fertile valley of the longest Istrian river – the Mirna. You will tak ea walk through the old town and after that visit the most famous liquor producer in Istria where you will have a tasting of their products. The tasting brings you to the end of the tour, all that is left to do is to get back to your accommodation. That will be done by a panoramic ride through the amazing scenery of the Istrian peninsula.