Istria truf­fle hunt­ing


The region of Istria has always been a spe­cial place, so dif­fer­ent from the rest of Croa­tia. Once you cross the tun­nel of the Učka Moun­tain, you are enter­ing a world of its own, whether you want to visit the sea­side, or the con­ti­nen­tal areas. The North­ern part of the region is packed with medieval pic­turesque towns and set­tle­ments, each with its unique fea­tures, activ­i­ties and charm. The city of Opatija is located in a shel­tered posi­tion at the foot of Učka Moun­tain, just before enter­ing the Istria region. The Opatija Riv­iera has been one of the most famous resorts on the Adri­atic from the times of the Austro-​Hungarian Empire until today and its prom­e­nade is the per­fect spot to enjoy your morn­ing cup of cof­fee. Hum is also known as the small­est town in the world, although it has a pop­u­la­tion of only 30 peo­ple. Nev­er­the­less, Hum is regarded offi­cially a town and dates back to the mid­dle Ages, as is evi­denced by its strong for­ti­fi­ca­tion. The small town is renowned for its defen­sive walls and the ancient Glagolitic writ­ings, pre­served in the church of St Jerome. Motovun is a for­ti­fied town located atop a 277 m high hill, over­look­ing the splen­did Mirna River Val­ley, and its present appear­ance dates back to the mid­dle Ages. The posi­tion and vis­tas of Motovun make it one of the most beau­ti­ful towns on the Mediter­ranean. Motovun is also famous for the world-​renowned film fes­ti­val that takes place there every sum­mer since 1999 attract­ing thou­sands of movie enthu­si­asts. Savour the moment and admire the breath-​taking view of the sun­set from the hilltop.



  • depar­ture from your accom­mo­da­tion in the early morn­ing hours
  • 2 hour drive to Opatija
  • arrival to Opatija, break for cof­fee and cake on the promenade
  • drive to Hum, the small­est town in the world and a short tour
  • pleas­ant drive to Buzet, another pic­turesque town in North­ern Istria
  • pre­sen­ta­tion about truf­fles hosted by a local fam­ily of experts
  • truf­fle hunt­ing with spe­cially trained dogs and cer­ti­fied truf­fle hunters
  • relax­ing drive to the town of Motovun
  • tour of the medieval for­ti­fied town of Motovun, stroll along the city walls and enjoy­ing the view of the amaz­ing sur­round­ing valley
  • 2,5 hour drive back to Zagreb


PRICES (per person):

1 per­son 380
2 per­sons 260
34 persons 180
57 persons 110
8 per­sons 90

The price includes:

  • com­fort­able car or minivan
  • offi­cial tour guide/​drive
  • truf­fle hunting
  • road tolls and parking
  • all taxes and VAT



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