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Istriana Travel - Tours

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Address: Vrh 28, Buzet 52420, Croatia
Phone Number:
+385 52 667 022

"Istriana travel" is a small boutique travel agency that...

"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.

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A Unique Istrian Experience!

We greatly enjoyed this truffle hunting excursion with the Karlic family. We started off the tour with a wonderful spread of food featuring truffles. The food was delicious and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
audrey c
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Tiburon, California, USA
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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We initially made a reservation for truffle hunting through Istriana Tours, then realized that they were merely a broker for others and particularly Karlic truffle tours which can be booked directly. They didn't make it clear to us that they were merely making a reservation for us at Karlic which was inconvenient since we had already booked one visit directly... More 

Thank James M
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We greatly enjoyed this truffle hunting excursion with the Karlic family. We started off the tour with a wonderful spread of food featuring truffles. The food was delicious and really featured the truffle. During the tasting our host gave us an interesting tutorial on truffles. She was very knowledgeable and engaging, and I learned a lot. Afterwards we headed to... More 

Thank audrey c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

What an experience! First, we had a brief orientation about truffles - more than I had ever known. Then, a first class breakfast including eggs with black truffles. (Not white truffles and, if you want to know why, you'll have to go on the hunt to find out) Then, a real truffle hunt in the woods. The dogs were wonderful... More 

1 Thank robertrudy
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We booked a tour through Zdenka for the truffle hunting tour in Aug. We had a great time! The Karlic family owns a private plot of land where their dogs will hunt for truffles. They have a lovely dog Sunny who is learning how to hunt for truffles. We follow them on a hunt and we managed to find three... More 

Thank Tengawa
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Croatia. We learned a lot about truffles and their history in the Istrian Peninsula. The hosts were very knowledgeable and were able to give us answers to our questions. We thought that we would be getting some snacks to try, but it really turned out to be quite a truffle-banquet.... More 

1 Thank Shamansherpa
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

When in your life will you ever be able to truffle hunt!? This was one of the most authentic and unique travel experiences I've had. Zdenka and the Karlic family were wonderful hosts, the scenery was beautiful and we found tons of truffles. My friend and I agreed this was definitely the highlight of our visit to Istria. Highly recommend... More 

Thank AndreaAMS
IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review

Dear AndreaAMS, thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad you`ve enjoy it!!! See you next time!! More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

I'm not sure if you can just visit the karmic farm by yourself but if you can I would definitely recommend doing so without having to spend the money on the third party 'tour company'. The tour guide basically met us in our car in a small town from where we followed her for 2 mins to the karmic farm.... More 

Thank 214KimD
IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review

Dear 214KimD, thank you for your rewiev. First of all I am sorry that you have had the feeling as the guide was trying to hurry up the tour which you have enjoyed after all. The point to have a licenced english speaking tour guide on this tour is because the Karlic family is not speaking much english and their... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We originally planned to stay in Buzet to do the "old style experience" which was cancelled due to weather. We arranged to do Truffle Hunting with Istriana Travel, while in Buzet. We were picked up on time and taken for a very unique experience "truffle hunting" Definitely a MUST if you visit Istria. Gave us such an insight into truffles... More 

Thank Liz M
IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Liz, thank you very much for your nice review! It is too bad you missed the "Old Buzet experience" due to bad weather, but anyway I am glad it turned out you`ve had a perfect tour! Looking forward to seeing you again in Istria! More 

Birzebbuga, Malta
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We really enjoyed our 5-day stay in Buzet which was organized by Istriana Travel. Zdenka, our guide, and Kristijan were so friendly and helpful from the moment they picked us at the airport. Everything was very well organised. One of the highlights of the trip was the Truffle Hunting where we met a family in Paladini. They gave us some... More 

2 Thank Maria S
IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Maria, thank you for your review! It was our pleasure to be and have fun with you this 5 days and we are so glad that you have had great time in Buzet! We definitely hope to see you next year....there are so many tours to do in Istria and Croatia! More 

New York City, New York
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

My husband and I were passing through Motovun and decided to do truffle hunting. We researched for truffle hunting in the area and decided to go with Zdenka at Istriana Travel. We had a great experience with her and the Karlic family, on whose property we did the hunt. It is a very unique experience and there are no other... More 

Thank Camilla L
IstrianaTravel, Owner at Istriana Travel - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Camilla, thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and it was my pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you again some time in Istria! More 

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