The Countryman


STRAIGHT FROM LOCAL FARMS
STARTING AT 550€ PP

The Countryman

STRAIGHT FROM LOCAL FARMS
STARTING AT 550€ PP
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Arrival into Istria, check in to your accommodation in romantic city of Rovinj. (Arriving during the day, from previous destination).
Take a short trip to the south of Istrian peninsula and discover historical wonders of Pula, followed by a lesson in how to make “liquid gold”, which is the Ancient nickname for olive oil. Vodnjan region boasts several small producers of the finest extra virgin olive oil in the world. Chiavalon/Brist/Balija.
Relaxing evening in Rovinj.

  • transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • guided tour of Pula
  • tasting at a top Istrian olive oil farm

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Visit to family of truffle hunters (Karlić), where you will learn all about this illusive and expensive underground mushroom, taste different truffle delicacies, followed by an exciting truffle hunt in forests around Motovun and Lake Butonigla.
Finishing the day off with some of the finest Croatian brandies in distillery Aura in Buzet. Besides 17 different kinds of flavoured brandy, you can also try chocolate with local herbs and their famous jams made of local fruit only.
Return to Rovinj.

  • transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • truffle hunting excursion along with a truffle lunch at the Karlic estate
  • rakija brandy and jam tasting at Aura Buzet

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Check out around 10am. Transfer to Slovenia, with two more stops in Istra on the way. Grožnjan, a medieval town turned into a full time art colony, and Veralda, a renowned winery that also offers some of the best homemade meals you will ever taste.
Crossing the border and driving up, through the countryside and into the heart of Slovenia, until we reach family eco farm Hudičevec, near Postojna. Meet the host family and their 10 children, big estate with horses, cows, sheep and donkeys and taste their organic product – meat, fruit, vegetables, honey and more.
Proceed to Ljubljana (40 min). Check in and overnight.

  • transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • tour of Groznjan
  • wine tasting and light lunch at Veralda winery
  • visit to the Hudicevec estate along with tasting of home-made products

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Two hour tour of Slovenian capital with a local guide. At noon, the driver will take you to beautiful Lake Bled, only 40 minutes away. Breathtakingly beautiful, Bled is a perfect place for active afternoon on and around the lake, walking, rowing and hiking in untouched nature. Finishing the day in nearby estate (former stable turned exclusive restaurant) Vila Podvin – for a 4 course gourmet dinner, before returning to Ljubljana. Free evening in Ljubljana.

  • transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • two-hour private walking tour of Ljubljana
  • 4-course dinner at Vila Podvin (drinks not included)

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Check out, transfer to next destination/airport.
DAY 1
Arrival into Istria, check in to your accommodation in romantic city of Rovinj. (Arriving during the day, from previous destination).
Take a short trip to the south of Istrian peninsula and discover historical wonders of Pula, followed by a lesson in how to make “liquid gold”, which is the Ancient nickname for olive oil. Vodnjan region boasts several small producers of the finest extra virgin olive oil in the world. Chiavalon/Brist/Balija.
Relaxing evening in Rovinj.

DAY 2
Visit to family of truffle hunters (Karlić), where you will learn all about this illusive and expensive underground mushroom, taste different truffle delicacies, followed by an exciting truffle hunt in forests around Motovun and Lake Butonigla.
Finishing the day off with some of the finest Croatian brandies in distillery Aura in Buzet. Besides 17 different kinds of flavoured brandy, you can also try chocolate with local herbs and their famous jams made of local fruit only.
Return to Rovinj.

DAY 3
Check out around 10am. Transfer to Slovenia, with two more stops in Istra on the way. Grožnjan, a medieval town turned into a full time art colony, and Veralda, a renowned winery that also offers some of the best homemade meals you will ever taste.
Crossing the border and driving up, through the countryside and into the heart of Slovenia, until we reach family eco farm Hudičevec, near Postojna. Meet the host family and their 10 children, big estate with horses, cows, sheep and donkeys and taste their organic product – meat, fruit, vegetables, honey and more.
Proceed to Ljubljana (40 min). Check in and overnight.

DAY 4
Two hour tour of Slovenian capital with a local guide. At noon, the driver will take you to beautiful Lake Bled, only 40 minutes away. Breathtakingly beautiful, Bled is a perfect place for active afternoon on and around the lake, walking, rowing and hiking in untouched nature. Finishing the day in nearby estate (former stable turned exclusive restaurant) Vila Podvin – for a 4 course gourmet dinner, before returning to Ljubljana. Free evening in Ljubljana.

Day 5
Check out, transfer to next destination/airport.

DAY 1
– transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
– guided tour of Pula
– tasting at a top Istrian olive oil farm

DAY 2
– transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
– truffle hunting excursion along with a truffle lunch at the Karlic estate
– rakija brandy and jam tasting at Aura Buzet

DAY 3
– transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
– tour of Groznjan
– wine tasting and light lunch at Veralda winery
– visit to the Hudicevec estate along with tasting of home-made products

DAY 4
– transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver/guide
– two-hour private walking tour of Ljubljana
– 4-course dinner at Vila Podvin (drinks not included)

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Beautiful sites I have not read about in guide books, awesome food and simply priceless experiences!Sally Hoppe Gilmour, USA
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