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Hidden Treasures of Alluring Aromas (8 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Savudrija, Croatia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Hidden Treasures of Alluring Aromas (8 Hours )

Savudrija, Croatia

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Meals

Snack

Recommended Ages

5 and Above

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

This morning your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel to begin your exploration of the Istrian Peninsula. This region has always attracted those who consider gastronomy as one of the most important reasons for traveling. The alluring gastronomic character of Istria consists not only of the exquisite Mediterranean seafood of the coast but also of the products of the inland’s gardens, orchards and vineyards. As a whole, the gastronomy of Istria represents a complete harmony of flavors and it is yours to discover… As you drive through the rugged and hilly terrain you will come to the village of Livade, one of the most important centers of truffle farming in Europe. Until recently the Istrian white truffle was unknown on the world’s stage of luxury gastronomy. Only those who are the true connoisseurs of this magical fungus come to visit the small corner of the world from which this delicacy originates. Here you will enjoy a CALVADOS CLUB Extraordinary Experience: private truffle hunting demonstration with hunter and his dog who will explain how the truffles are harvested. After the truffle hunting demonstration you will be able to taste some local products enriched with white and black truffle flavors. A short ride away, you will discover the medieval ruins of the town of Motovun, an excellent example of the ancient townships that dotted the Istrian peninsula. In Motovun, you will be able to taste some home-made, truffle flavoured products. After snack we will continue towards to Grožnjan - an ancient hilltop town in northwestern Istria. Grožnjan takes great pride in its wealth of tradition, cultural heritage and natural beauty, all of which is ennobled by art. Today, numerous cultural and historical landmarks serve as backdrops for cultural manifestations and entertainment in numerous private galleries and studios. On the way back, you will stop in a charming village of Momjan for a private wine tasting in Kabola Winery. Throughout the past, Momjan area was known as one of the most productive wine regions in Istria. It even provided the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy with wine. Today you will get a chance to taste Kabola’s wines (muscat, malmsey, teran etc.) that carry their own label. Later this afternoon, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Outstanding!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Wonderful

By: Italy 2017


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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