Truffle Hunt Istria

Truffle Hunt Istria

Early morning we start by picking you up from Zagreb city centre. We have a bit less than 3 hours transfer, so you can rest and enjoy the views changing while your driver/guide is taking care of your safe drive and explaining the details about Croatia and trip that you want to know. Around 11 AM we arrive to our truffle tasting and hunting destination. We are welcomed with strong alcoholic drink – typical for Croatia – and locally homemade: biska (mistletoe rakija!), medica (honey liqueur), višnja (sour cherry liqueur). The certified expert truffle hunter will explain you everything about truffles, their history, how they are traditionally in Istria, how do you search for truffles and you will meet the dogs that are trained for searching truffles. After the explanation you will try all kind of specialities made of truffles: 3 kinds of Istria truffle cheese, truffle sausages, truffle spread, truffle honey, truffle oil and you will be able to observe – and if you wold like – to be part of making big egg omelette full of fresh truffles “fritaja”. With this, you can taste locally made wine Teran and Malvazija. After tasting all this – there is of course chance for shopping! Then we follow specially trained for truffle hunt to the nearby forest – good luck in searching! After exploring truffle-hunting techniques, it is time to move on to our next small city in Istria – Hum – famous as “the smallest city in the world”! On our way we visit also the Glagolitic alley, telling us a bit more about Croatian history. After a short walk to, and through Hum, there is a chance for optional short hike near the river Mirna, before we head back to Zagreb!

Start from Zagreb, and spend a full day in Istria! Learn all about truffles and search for one yourself in the local forest with a trained dog. Enjoy tasting truffles, truffle specialties and bring some home!
After truffle hunting we have a short walk through Glagolitic alley and visit to the smallest city in world – Hum. After a walk in Hum there is option to go for a short hike near river Mirna! Full of experiences we return to Zagreb at evening!
  • 07:00 – 10:00 Transfer to small Istrian village for truffle hunt
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Welcome drink, truffle story, degustation of multiple truffle products
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Truffle hunting lessons in forest with trained dogs
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Transfer to Glagolitic Alley& Hum
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Walk through Glagolitic Aley and visit the smallest city in world! Hum
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Optional short hike near the river Mirna
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Return transfer to Zagreb
  • Min No of persons: 2
  • Max No of persons: 8
  • Availability: all year
  • Duration: 1 day
  • From: Zagreb/Rijeka
  • Type: GUIDED culinary-walking tour

on request

STATUS Guaranteed
  • Private transfer to trail
  • Local guide
  • Local guide: English -speaking
  • Water (please bring your bottle)
  • 1 strong alcoholic drink
  • 1 truffle based snack-meal
  • 1 glass of wine
  • Extra Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Comfortable walking clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bottle for water
  • Jacket
  • Photo camera for memories
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Small packable raincoat
  • Spare clothes for change
  • Backpack (available on request)
  • Keep in mind during your travel
  • tour in pdf

Note: Available self-guided option!