They are black and white, small or large, but in any case they are rare, precious and extremely popular with gourmets: truffels. It was the favorite food of non only Pharaos Cheops 4600 years ago but the Greeks and Romans also appreciated the tasty tuber from the ground.
Do you want to go on a true truffle search with us, enjoying a good local food and having a lot of fun along the way? Well, there’s nothing standing in the way of your relaxed and well prepared truffle tour.
The natural environmental home of black and white istrian truffles is a triangle between Pazin, Buje and Buzet and especially in the valley of the river Mirna and in the forest of Motovun. They grow underground and are sought by specially trained dogs. White truffles which are also considered to be the most expensive and the most valued ones have their peak season in October and November. Black truffles can be found in spring.
Advantage: Buzet is situated in the central Istria so this excursion is a perfect one day trip, easily reachable from all destinations of the area.
• Arrival welcome drink
• 3 x Buffet breakfast and Buffet dinner
• Drinks „NO LIMITS“ at dinner: beer, wine, juices, water- see hotel list
• Swimming pool – see hotel list
• 1 x Truffle seek incl.: tour guide, picnic with live music, drinks, truffle, olive oil, wine tasting
• Organized truffle search with animation program
• Lunch at the restaurant after the truffle search incl. drinks, live music (4-course Menu, of which the 2. course home-made noodles with truffles)
• Gift – Truffle pesto „Tartufata“ with the recipe for preparation at home in english language ( value approx. 13.- € )
1. DAY: Arrival. Welcome drink at arrival with our tour guide
2. TAG: Trip to truffle seeking in istria
Reception in the town of Buzet in Istria with music and welcome drink. Picnic on site: wines, juices, water, cheese with truffles, figs, olive oil. Guests are warmly welcomed by the family. Our animation program includes education on truffles and truffle hunting with lots of fun and entertainment at the same time. After a little refreshment, we start with the organized truffle search, where we are dealing with real experts and in the company of truffle dogs and our animation team, we try our luck and even learning along the way.
3. DAY: Excursion options depending on the hotel selection:
ISTRIA TOUR west coast with Poreč and Rovinj
SHIP JOURNEY with fish picnic Rovinj- Vrsar- Lim Fjord or fish picnic on the island Cres at selection of Hotels in Rabac
ISTRIA TOUR romantic midland – panoramic drive & Motovun
ISTRIA TOUR slovenian coast Portorož und Piran
ISLAND KRK TOUR
NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES
4. TAG: Departure
Additional days are possible