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“Awesome, unique experience!”

Istriana Travel - Tours
Ranked #6 of 10 things to do in Buzet
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Owner description: "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.
San francisco
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“Awesome, unique experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on our truffle hunting trip! Upon arriving at the house we were greater with homemade liquore tasting an interesting introduction to the basics of truffles and truffle hunting. After this we were presented with wine, meats, cheeses and spreads made with truffles, as well as a giant omelette filled with freshly shaved truffles!!! All the food was amazing! Do NOT eat lunch before you come here, you will not need it! We were given ample time to eat, drink and relax, then were taken into the nearby forest on the family's property to search for truffles. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He showed us truffles growing underground that were not yet ready to be picked and answered any questions that we had. The hike was not too long or difficult at all but do wear good gym shoes/hiking shoes though because there were a few steep parts. The icing on the cake was that the dog we were with actually found a truffle!! All in all, a great time, a fantastically unique thing to do in istria that we will remember forever. Highly, highly recommend!!!

Visited May 2014
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IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review, December 29, 2014
Dear Kirsten P., thank you very much for your awesome review!! I hope to meet you again in Istria!
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Madrid, Spain
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“Truffle Hunting is Fantastic Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

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!!!!

Visited April 2014
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IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
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!
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Phoenix
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“A great time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

The truffle hunting tour was fantastic. We did it in mid-october. Our host Zdenka was perfect. The day started with a tour of a local families truffle business, followed by wonderful wine and food. We were led by a truffle hunter, along with his trusted dog, into the woods where we enjoyed hunting truffles. It was a wonderful window into the life of the truffle hunter. Zdenka and the family could not have been nicer and we were so glad at the end of the day. We couldn't recommend this tour more strongly if you are looking for a truffle hunting tour.

Visited October 2013
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IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Shashank, thank you for the nice review. We had also so much fun beeing with you...we are waiting for you fot the black truffle hunting, though!!! ;)
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We did a two week trip through Croatia in September 2013. We were struck by the fact that many websites were in Croatian, hence we thought a local organizer could help. Zdenka went out of her way to organize what we wanted and how we wanted it. We spent 1 week in Istria and stayed in a lovely little village full of vineyards (but without other tourists near Buzet. Zdenka organised Truffle tour, a day through the beautiful fortified villages, and a fresco paining workshop for us. The second week we spent on the fantastic island of Dugi Otok off the coast of Dalmatia/Zadar. Zdenka found us a lovely hut right in the middle of the national park. I seriously doubt that we would have been able to have a similar experience had we organised all of this ourselves. Also, she was always available on the phone for trouble shooting. All in all fabulous service, we can recommend her wholeheartedly.

Visited September 2013
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IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Mr Alex, thank you very much for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed your tour in Croatia. It was fun to meet you and be with you..... and something is telling me you will be back soon for more of Croatia!! ;)
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“A highlight of our trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

My husband and I did the truffle hunting tour in early June 2013 and I have to say, it was one of the highlights of our trip! We were the only two people on the tour, but it was better that way because it was more intimate. We met Zdenka, the English-guide, in Vrh, and then followed her a short distance to the home of a family in the truffle business. We were immediately and warmly greeted by the family and offered homemade grappa. Next, we had the most delicious homemade breakfast, which consisted of truffle cheese, truffle salami, truffle pate and bread. We then got to watch and learn how to make the world's best scrambled eggs with, you guessed it, more truffles. After chatting with Zdenka and the family, we put on boots, and then hopped in the SUV with Zdenka, our truffle-hunting guide, and our truffle-hunting dog. We went into the woods and the dog ultimately found 2 truffles. It was an amazing experience to see how truffles are "hunted." Everyone associated with the tour was great and treated us like royalty. I would highly recommend the truffle tour and if I'm back in the area, I would not hestitate to to do it again. Hvala!

Visited June 2013
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IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Jessgibs, thank you very much for your review! We enjoyed staying wiith you...had such fun!!!
We hope to see you again in Istria!
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