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“Truffle Hunting with a Toddler! ”
Review of Istriana Travel

Istriana Travel
Ranked #5 of 9 things to do in Buzet
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic, memorable outing in the Motovun forest with my family!!

We travel with our 2.5 year old daughter, so when this private tour easily accommodated our request to bring her along, we booked! We met our tour manager, Zdenka, at 10am in a tiny town between Motovun and Buzet, then enjoyed learning all about the truffle business at the Karlic family estate. We used the Karlic’s well trained dogs for our hunt, and dined in their lovely facility for our tastings! Hunting for white truffles was an unexpected adventure; we were very impressed with the delicate process extracting a truffle from the ground!

Overall, this experience is well worth it!!Zdenka was so bubbly, attentive, and friendly. She always responded to my emails quickly with any questions I had before our arrival. The tour itself was wonderful- just the beautiful drive to the tiny town was amazing - it takes you away from the touristy spots and into the heart of truffle land. And the food ... it was savory and delicious!! Thanks again, Zdenka!!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Our team had a great time on professionally led buggy tour and playing games at Svetvincenat castle, all rounded up with a delicious dinner at the charming Agrotourism Ograde. A special thanks to Zdenka who managed the unpredictable weather and organized the day very well. We are looking forward to our next team building in Istria!

Thank AnaZ1983
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Let me start with Zdenka. Zdenke Majcan is much mor than a tour manager. She is fantastic. During our entire visit she was present and with a extraordinary knowledge and presentation she was just fabulous. The Karlic family was also a pleasant experience. The presentation and truffle tasting was enormous. Plenty of food and equally plenty of wine. Thereafter the truffle hunting with Ivan and 4 of his dogs ( again with the professional explanations of Zdenka ) was a highlight of our holiday in Croatia. The quality of the shop articles was also excellent. Better than anywhere else !
I can strongly reccommend this trip. Atually it really is a must when you are in Croatia.

Thank Karel J
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time in the truffle village , Already miss Mrs Karlic's scrambled eggs and their cute dogs, Candy and Betty. Talking about the truffle harvest time in September, hope to revisit soon!!!

Thank Jessica L
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Istrianatravel B, Owner at Istriana Travel, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear Jessica L,

thank you for your kind review. We are ready to hunt the whites now! We hope to see you soon in Istria!

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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

I am quite pleased that we chose this adventure for our family. It was exciting in many ways- firstly the drive to the village and to Karlic home was very picturesque and exciting through the beautiful Istriana countryside. Our guide Zdenka was nice, very knowledgeable and informed. The host was a great cook and the welcome reception was very nice. We were thrilled to find numerous truffles with the help of their trained dogs. It was a unique experience! Overall I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Quantummottle
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Istrianatravel B, Owner at Istriana Travel, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear Quantummottle, thank you for your nice review. I am glad that you have had a great time with us! You still need to hunt for the whites, right?!

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