Experience the flavours of Slovenian Istria on this private, full day truffle and wine tasting tour from Ljubljana.
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Slovenian Istria to discover the tastes of the riviera.
Your first experience of the day focuses on a culinary treasure: truffles. Join a local truffle hunter and his talented dog on an exciting hunt for black (summer) and white (autumn) truffle. Gain an insight into how truffles are discovered and how truffle dogs are effectively trained. Foodies will love the chance to track down this renowned truffle with professional hunters to lead the way who will show you the tricks of the trade. After the hunt, you will then get to indulge in a fantastic lunch of fresh truffle and local wines.
After lunch, continue your tour with a visit to Hrastovlje. This village is known for its small church of the Holy Trinity, whose walls are covered with frescoes describing passages from the bible, among which is the famous "Dance of Death".
Final stop of the day is at a selected winery. Learn about the local grapes used in Istrian wines (Malvasia and Refosk) and take a tour of the vineyard. This will be followed by a tasting of the some of the best wines in Istria.
Return to Ljubljana.
Photos courtesy of the Slovenian Tourist Board
- Winery visit & tasting
- English-speaking driver-guide
- Private transportation
- Truffle tasting lunch and wine.
- Entrance fee to Hrastovlje
- Truffle hunt experience
- Additional drinks & food
Pick up from your central Ljubljana Hotel