Istria in 1 Day Tour (from Rovinj or Poreč)

Bale, Croatia

From $108.37

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore hilltop towns, taste truffles, visit UNESCO spots and sit down for a lunch in our favorite local restaurant. All the best things to do in Istria in only 1 day. Discover the UNESCO site, Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, continue to the medieval town, Grožnjan, famous for its artists, and end up in the most famous hilltop town of Motovun. Enjoy lunch and truffle tasting with amazing views from the city walls.

    What's Included

    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Pick-up & Drop-off at your accommodation
    • Air-conditioned transport
    • Truffle tasting in Motovun
    • Walking tours of Poreč, Grožnjan, and famous Motovun
    • Entrance fee to UNESCO Euphresian Basilica in Poreč – 10€/person
    • Motovun City Walls Entrance Fee – 5€/person

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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    Start time

    09:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    08:45 La Grisa, Bale 08:45 Bus Station (LaMusa Square), Bale 09:00 Hotel Eden, Rovinj 09:00 Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj 09:00 Hotel Lone, Rovinj 09:00 Hotel Arupinum, Rovinj 10:00 Poreč Bus Station Bear in mind that pick-up time can vary up to 15 minutes due to the traffic conditions and different pick-up locations.

    What To Expect

    Valle dIstria/Bale

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Porec Old Town

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Parish Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun

    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Ancient City Walls

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Bencic Truffles

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 09:00 Pick-up in Rovinj
    • 09:45-10:30 Grožnjan
    • 11:00-14:00 Motovun City Walls* & Truffle Tasting
    • 15:00-17:00 Poreč & UNESCO Euphresian Basilica*
    • 17:30 Drop-off in Rovinj
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    28 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Istria Tour
    Linda_M, May 2023
    We enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared much of the history of Istria with our group. It was wonderful being able to see the cities as they exist in present times with remnants of their past still visible.
    Well worth the day
    Keri_H, Jul 2022
    It was wonderful to get to see more of Istria and the hill towns. We spent a good bit of time driving but it was very scenic. Lunch was great and we loved getting time to explore the three towns we stopped in. Enough time to see them but not too much. Our guide was wonderful too.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Dear Keri_H, It is always nice to read such great feedback, we agree that these tours are well worth the day, as we have put a lot of effort into these day trips. Istria has a lot to offer definitely and its hilltop towns are just wonderful. We believe that Istria is a scenic region and getting around here, with free time in the small towns and great lunch will give you the most of what Istria has to offer. Thank you for your nice words again and hope to see you again here. Kind regards, Martin Popit
    Highly Recommend!
    JimFritsche, Jul 2022
    Dolibar was an excellent guide. He offered Lots of history about the places we visited. Excellent driver and very friendly and nice. He loves his job making it even better for us on the tour. Only 5 of us on the tour which was perfect. The lunch was delicious! Thank you for a great day!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Dear JimFritsche, thank you for highly recommending our "Istria in 1-day tour", we are happy to read your 5-star review here at Tripadvisor/Viator. Dalibor will also be happy to read that you had a great time with him, we are glad that he is one of our guides as you wrote a friendly, pleasant, and knowledgeable person. All our tours are small group tours with a maximum of 8 people on tour, so we can have that personal approach to the tours. Lunch was hand-picked by locals and we are always amazed at how delicious it is :) Thank you again for your review and if you will be back here again, do let us know, we would be happy to host you again. Best regards, Martin Popit
    Over priced.
    Joseph_H, Jul 2022
    The area we visited was beautiful. Guide did not give enough of history. Lunch was modest relative to cahrges
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Joseph_H, thank you for your review, we believe that with every review we can get better and better in the future. We are happy that you think that Istria and the places you visited were beautiful, we have been discussing and traveling a lot before we made the itinerary for this trip. We are sorry that we did not reach your expectations with the amount of history or with lunch, saying that we are always there to organise history and/or gastronomy private tour that will give you that extra mile in the area you like the most. Thank you again for joining us and if you are back in Istria let us know we would be happy to organise you a private tour that will exceed your expectations. Best regards, Martin Popit
    3 unique and lovely cities
    Kian_D, Jul 2022
    Your guide was very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. He answered all of our questions. Loved the three different cities we saw as they were each very unique from each other.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Kian_D, Thank you for sharing your five star feedback with us, we agree that the cities we visit are unique and lovely. We are so happy to have our guides, Dalibor is one of our regular guides and he will be glad to read this for sure. He is a very enthusiastic about whole Istria + he has a lot of knowledge so alltogether thats a great combination :) we have been digging deep to put this trip together, and the cities you visit are all unique and different from each other, we are glad that u loved it. Thank you for your review again and if you or your friends are coming to Istria, let us know. Best regards, Martin Popit
    Excellent trip
    Janet_R, Jul 2022
    A brilliant day beautiful places visited , excellent guide and food and drink perfect . Would definitely recommend
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Janet_R, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so happy that you had an Excellent trip with us! We do all what is in our power for you to have that brilliant day, we have carefully hand-picked places that you visit. We are so happy that we are working with a team of guides, that provides you the best experiences plus foods and drinks from agroturizam are perfect as you wrote. Thank you for your recommendation and if you are back to Pula, let us know. We would be glad to host you again. Best regards, Martin Popit
    Great investment!
    Michelle_L, Jun 2022
    DALIBOR was an absolutely amazing guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the region and shares it with passion and depth. He also has a delightful sense of humor. The tour was fantastic, covering a lot of ground (3 cities + delicious lunch at an agritourism farm) without feeling too rushed.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Michelle_L, thank you so much for your five-star feedback we are so happy that you think it was a "Great investment" to join our tour. Dalibor is a great guy and a great guide as you wrote an absolutely amazing one. he knows a lot about history and the whole region, and as he is from Istria he has that passion to share everything with a sparkle of humor. We love him too. We did our best to combine, history, gastronomy and breathtaking views of Istria into one tour and we are happy to read that it was a fantastic tour for you. Thank you again and if you are back to Istria do let us know. Best regards, Martin Popit

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