Foodie & Wine Istria

7 days duration
Max 8 people
Catamaran or Sailing boat
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About this program

The program is meant for people that enjoy being active, love nature, love to explore new places while learning about the cuisine, culture, people, and history of the area. In this 7 days trip you will enjoy sailing the beautiful Istrian coast and visit some of the best wineries and restaurants in this part of Croatia followed by a local wine and food guide. Boat for this route is crewed and our team will make sure that your sailing holiday is smooth and relaxing.

Good to know

Itinerary depends on the weather conditions and other unpredicted factors and can be changed accordingly.

About the route

Starting point: Pula

Arrival: We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. Transfer is not included in the price.

Let’s start with this 7 days gastro route!

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Itinerary

Day 1
Pula, Brijuni islands – a story about heaven…

Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 PM when you will meet your skipper, hostess and the tour guide. Brijuni National Park is a group of 14 islands and islets where you can witness the magnificent harmony between man, animal and plant life. There are almost 700 plant species and about 250 bird species on the islands.

Activities
Visit the Safari park that has both exotic and autochthonous animals
One of the oldest olive trees in the Mediterranian
Dinosaur footprints
The Boathouse – The permanent museum exhibition
Explore Brijuni by bike
Gastronomy
The first evening you will be hosted by our chef onboard and enjoy some of the typical local specialties and selection of fine local wines
Day 2
Lim channel – one of Istria’s most stunning features

Lim channel is one of the most beautiful natural resources of the Istrian peninsula. The water in the bay is partly brackish, because of its underwater sources of sweet water and it is thus suitable for the growth of plant and animal life and the delicacies that this channel is well-known for – oysters, mussels, gilt heads and sea basses.

Gastronomy
Seafood diner in restaurant Viking which is in a group of the best restaurants in the Istra region
Unique shell tasting in the oysters and mussels nursery
Day 3
Novigrad – one of the top Istrian gourmet destinations

Novigrad is also one of the top Istrian gourmet destinations where one can taste many gastronomic extravagances of the Mediterranean food.

Activities
St. Pelagio and St. Maxim’s Parish Church
Lapidarium Museum and it’s stone monuments collection
Novigrad town walls with towers
Gastronomy
Organized dinner in a spectacular San Rocco restaurant added to Michelin Guide’s Point Of View
Wine tasting in famous Kozlović winery
Day 4
Vrsar – feel a true Istrian hospitality

Vrsar has a strong tourist orientation, abounds with magnificent natural resources: lovely beaches, wonderful coastline, and rich hinterland. Giacomo Casanova, a well-known Italian adventurer, writer, “Don Juan” and gourmet “wandered” here and fell in love with Vrsar-Orsera.

Activities
The Main Town Gate
Roman Store-houses and Roman Necropolis
Streets and Squares
Gastronomy
Dinner in family-run restaurant Trošt
Day 5
Rovinj – the Champion of Croatian tourism in 2019

One of the most ‘photogenic’ towns in the Mediterranean, once a fishing town, today is a tourist resort. Rovinj-Rovigno has long been known as the town with favorable and beneficial climatic features.

Activities
Church of St. Euphemia
Take a walk to Beach Monte in the Old town
Golden Cape Forest Park
Gastronomy
Meneghetti Winery in Bale where you will be served with wine pairing dinner
Day 6
Medulin – the Blue planet

Medulin and its surroundings were inhabited as early as antiquity. A town with a rich cultural heritage and recognizable church with two belfries rising above the town.

Gastronomy
Restaurant Batelina, a proud holder of the Michelin Bib Gourmand mark.
Day 7
Pula – the town with a three-thousand-year-old history

Pula is the largest city in the Istria Region. It is known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings. The city offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. The rich itinerary of its three-thousand-year-old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheater.

Check out the next day on Saturday till 9 AM.

Activities
Arena – The most recognized symbol of Pula.
Temple of Augustus
Pula Forum