Anyhow, at the end of summer we always feel guilty for missing so many great activities, tours and events. There are so many great things to do that your Istria holidays can sometimes present a challenge about choosing what to do!
We don’t want you to feel the same way, so we decided to share with you the best tours you can take while on holidays in north-western Istria.
If you like wine just slightly, this is a must-do tour while in north-western Istria. Whether you like a sparkling wine, light and trendy rosé, full-bodied red (careful here with all that sun), or fruity white, wineries here have got you covered. There are plenty wineries – from modern glass and steel to traditional taverns with exposed stone and wooden beams. Pick one, two or as many as you wish. Don’t forget to arrange your transportation, ’cause you know – driving and drinking don’t go together.
It’s not a secret any longer. Istria got its first water park. And it’s located in north-western Istria, near a village of Brtonigla, some 10 km east of Novigrad. With 20 slides – from a 27 m free-fall slide to family rafting, three large swimming pools, and dry activities like sand volleyball and badminton, Istrialandia is a great place to spend an active and fun day in north-western Istria.
If cooking is your passion, you’ll enjoy this tour. From homemade pasta, to perfect seafood risotto and hearty maneštra, you’ll not only learn what Istrian cuisine is all about, you’ll also enjoy a delicious meal at the end of this tour (made by you, en plus).
Fresco painting workshop
We absolutely adore this tour. You’ll meet Hari in a village of Roč. Hari is a fresco painter, and for this tour he is dressed in medieval clothes. You’ll not only learn loads about frescos, and the history of Roč, but you’ll also make your own souvenirs to take home. This is one of a kind tour, and highly recommended if you are in north-western Istria.
If there is one event you should attend in Istria, it’s Vegeta Croatia Open. Not a tennis fan? Not a problem. During the tournament, Umag becomes the center of haut-gastronomy, wine tasting and partying. If you are on holidays in istria from mid to end of July, make a day trip to Umag, and enjoy many concerts, live jazz sessions, DJ nights, excellent food and wine, and not to forget – tennis!
No, this is not a scavenger hunt after the delicious round-shaped chocolate candy. This is a real deal, a true foodies’ dream, and one of the best world’s delicacies. How about looking for this rare fungus in the Motovun forests, along with a local truffle hunter and his dog? Not a joke, you can take this tour while on holidays in Istria. This half-day tour takes you truffle hunting, and afterward you can enjoy a light truffle-based meal with your hosts.