Istriana Travel
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"Istriana travel" is a small boutique travel agency that organizes private and tailor made tours in Istria (Croatia). Our objective is to satisfy your curiosity by designing a uniquely creative excursions and tours providing first-class service.
Buzet, Croatia

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Stephanie B
Boston, MA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Istrianatravel is the best! Look no more and book with them if you are considering an excursion. We booked a truffle hunting tour and Mrs. Zdenka Majcan was super helpful and awesome. She’s very responsive and connected us with the best truffle estate in the Istrian Region. We found three white truffles and had an amazing time learning the truffle history, exploring the forest with the dogs and family, and delicious 3 course truffle filled meal. After truffle hunting we inquired about harvesting olives and she went out of her way to connected us with this other family down the road who was harvesting their olives. We had the best time and would book again with them. 5 stars to this top notch company!
Written October 10, 2020
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Dear Stephanie B., thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you and be with you as your guide! You have had the perfect weather and timing to visit Istria while there is truffle season and olive harvesting time! I am glad that you have enjoyed your tours and hope to see you again in Istria!
Written October 12, 2020
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Zoltan P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
My mission was to introduce dear friends from the US to many wonders of Istria. Zdenka from Istriana Travels suggested two fully custom days, where we did everything between paying respect to mummies in Vodnjan to zip lining over Pazinska jama. She drove us on scenic roads and we reached hidden gems such as Pietrapelosa castle and Beram frescoes (with painting our own!). Everything was on schedule, smooth, full of interesting personal insight, and of course there was time for delicious Istrian food and wine. All around wonderful tour by a true local and insider - highly recommended.
Written September 2, 2023
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Dear Mr. ZoltanP28, Thank you very much for your beautiful review. I was very happy being able to give you an insight to Istria region! It was a pleasure to have so nice and wonderful people ready to try new adventures and learn interesting facts about Istrian history as well as becoming experts in fresco painting! I am looking forward to your retourn!
Written September 6, 2023
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Debra R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We had an amazing truffle and wine day with Zdenka. She worked with us to create a perfect itinerary that included truffle hunting, a decadent and delicious truffle and wine lunch, and then visiting two vineyards. Zdenka was very knowledgable about Istria and was wonderful to spend the day with. I highly recommend Istrianatravel for your Istrian excursions!!
Written September 22, 2021
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Kimchi
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Truffle hunting and tasting experience did not disappoint. Because of heavy rain, the schedule was adapted for us and the tasting started early while we relaxed and enjoyed the tasty wine and delicious truffle flavored offerings.
When the rain let up we were led on the hunt where two truffles were found by the well trained dogs. Then back to finish our tasting with the most delicious scrambled eggs with loads of truffles and delicious dessert.
We were treated so well and felt like part of the family. Transportation to our hotel was also arranged and the day could not have been more perfect. Thank you Istriana Travel for arranging this amazing day for us.
Written September 30, 2021
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Valerie P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Thank you Zdenka for organizing a complete truffle experience! She was very helpful and clear with logistics and is a friendly and knowledgeable host. I had tons of fun truffle hunting with Luka and his dogs, then I met Zdenka's family and we cooked fuzi and fritule together. It was so sweet to cook and dine with her family, who are so warm and kind! I also got to taste the family's own brandy and wine, and we stopped by to taste a neighbor's sparkling wine too. I had a lovely time!
Written November 21, 2022
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Dear Valeriep10013, Thank you for your kind review! I am glad that you enjoyed in truffle hunting experience as well as meeting our istrian family and learning about our way of life! See you another time in Istria!
Written September 6, 2023
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Maria S
Birzebbuga, Malta5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We really enjoyed our 5-day stay in Buzet which was organized by Istriana Travel. Zdenka, our guide, and Kristijan were so friendly and helpful from the moment they picked us at the airport. Everything was very well organised. One of the highlights of the trip was the Truffle Hunting where we met a family in Paladini. They gave us some homemade liquor and food such as scrambled eggs with truffles, bread with truffle cream and cheese with truffles. It was simply delicious! After that we went into the forest to hunt for truffles. We were lucky cause the dog found 5 small truffles :D Zdenka and Kristijan also took us to Plitvice lakes which is heaven on earth. We walked around the breathtaking scenery for around 5 hours. Another highlight was also the Wine tasting experience where we tasted the local wine and we were shown different processes to make different wine.
So if you're looking for a relaxing, quiet place where there are lots of different food, wine and liquor, I highly recommend to go to Buzet. Istriana Travel is an amazing team that caters your vacation according to your preferences. I would definitely contact them again! Thank you Istriana Travel!
Written July 5, 2014
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Dear Maria, thank you for your review! It was our pleasure to be and have fun with you this 5 days and we are so glad that you have had great time in Buzet! We definitely hope to see you next year....there are so many tours to do in Istria and Croatia!
Written December 29, 2014
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Natalie M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We had a wonderful time on our tour led by Zdenka. She was not only knowledgeable but very friendly and easy to get a long with. Very helpful providing directions to the meeting point and is very responsive on email. On the Truffle Hunting Tour, we were served a beautiful truffle inspired lunch by the family at Karlic Tartufi. It was delicious and a very authentic experience. We would definitely recommend using Istriana Travel as a tour guide service and we would love to return again! Thank you Zdenka! :)
Written August 22, 2018
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Dear Natalie M, thank you for your kind review and your recommendations. it would be our pleasure to be your host again. Hope to see you soon.
Written March 10, 2020
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robertrudy
Washington DC, DC93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
What an experience! First, we had a brief orientation about truffles - more than I had ever known. Then, a first class breakfast including eggs with black truffles. (Not white truffles and, if you want to know why, you'll have to go on the hunt to find out) Then, a real truffle hunt in the woods. The dogs were wonderful to watch as they ran through the forest. But, Zdenka had to move quickly. As soon as one of the dogs smelled a truffle, they started to dig furiously with the hope they could eat it. Zdenka had to get to the truffle before they dug too far and ruined the precious find. On our adventure, the dogs found over $500 worth of truffles. To get the real experience, attempt to go in a small group and never on a bus tour
Written October 14, 2015
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Dear Robertrudy, Thank you very much for your kind review. I hope you will come back to Istria soon!
Written September 19, 2017
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Shamansherpa
Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of our visit to Croatia. We learned a lot about truffles and their history in the Istrian Peninsula. The hosts were very knowledgeable and were able to give us answers to our questions. We thought that we would be getting some snacks to try, but it really turned out to be quite a truffle-banquet. You should come having eaten only the lightest of meals beforehand. We got to sample truffle cheese, sausage, some canapes and even a dessert course of sorbetto made with black truffle shavings. The highlight, of course, is the scrambled eggs with truffles. I counted at least 3 whole truffles that were grated and put into the pan with the eggs. Just this one dish would probably cost over a hundred euros if you were to get it at a restaurant!

The best part about the tour is that it didn't feel overly packaged. It felt like it was the first time that they were doing the tour in the sense that it was very friendly and personalized. It didn't feel at all like they were just going through the motions so that they could hurry you out and get your money. This is a welcome change from a lot of other tourist attractions where you just feel like a cog in the machinery.

We found five black truffles during the hunt (at night) so there was some excitement in seeing the dogs digging through the dirt and uncovering the treasures.

The tour is definitely different (in a good way) and it will appeal to foodies and nature lovers.
Written May 18, 2015
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Dear Shamansherpa, Thank you very much for your kind review. I hope you will come back to Istria soon!
Written September 19, 2017
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Beth S
Madrid, Spain40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
Our Truffle Hunting trip was a true highlight of our vacation this April. Zdenka was a wonderful guide and we enjoyed meeting the local family and of course, going out into the woods with the dogs. A truly unique experience we will always remember...highly recommend!!!!
Written April 22, 2014
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Dear Beth S, it was a true delight to meet your family and to be with you on a truffle tour! I hope you will be back in September for the white truffle hunting!
Written April 26, 2014
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