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“BRILLIANT - don't miss the chance to do these tours!”
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Istria Loves Me
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Having the privilege of being native Istrians, living and breathing Istria's most authentic experiences, gave us the ability to truly know everything that is on offer and filter out only best of the best. Condensing a lifetime of experiences into the form of daily excursions was a difficult task, but we feel confident that the result comes as close as possible to perfection.
Reviewed August 1, 2016

My husband and I booked the wine tasting tour, whilst we were on holiday in Rovinj. Absolutely fantastic! We had a wonderful guide (Boris) whose English was superb (great, given that our Croatian wasn't!) - he was so amiable and very keen to answer all our questions about Istria and Croatia and share his own experiences.
We were met at our hotel and headed off in his car - just the two of us and Boris. By the time we had finished our first (of three) wine tastings, I already thought it was worth the money (and no, that wasn't the wine talking!) - we had learnt so much from Boris on the journey and had been able to find out so much at the vineyard (not just about wine but also about Istrian history). And yet, we still had a wonderful truly traditional Istrian lunch ahead of us and two more wine tastings!
This is the best type of tour we've ever done - just you and the guide. No need to be trailing in a long line after a guide who is waving an umbrella in the air and is commanding that you must go here and you must be back at the bus for a certain time and no, you don't have time to stop for coffee/wine and no, you cannot go off on your own for 1 hour etc. as we have experienced on previous tours!! Nothing was too much trouble for Boris - he stressed that we could do whatever we wanted - the tour wasn't set in stone and he said we didn't have to be back for 7pm, as outlined on the tour details. (In actual fact, we weren't back until 8:30pm because of all we packed in :-) !) We asked him if he'd recommend anywhere else for us to go to and he took us to Motovun, a medieval hill town - amazing - we would never have been here if it wasn't for him.

If we'd known about Istrialovesme before we went on holiday, or indeed earlier on in our holiday, we'd have booked more tours. We really hope that wherever we go to next on holiday, this type of tour exists (although we doubt it!) This is the type of company and tour that we will be looking for everywhere now and the very high benchmark against which we will measure all future tours.
Book it now... and book more than one tour - you won't regret it. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Thank you, Boris!

3  Thank Almostfortysomething
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

The bike hike and then the boat trip round the islands was great. The guides were excellent and informative. The walking trip round Pula was excellent as above very informative. The trip to local areas was amazing we took in a few towns and the food was amazing in the restaurant we eat in. I would highly recommend this trip just for the food alone. Top marks to chef. Our tour guide was excellent and very easy going there was no rushing.
All the tour guides were brilliant.

3  Thank evelynmalone
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough about how incredible this tour was! Erni was our guide and he was so knowledgeable , friendly and engaging. The small group size is fantastic and so immersive - we saw a side of Istria we never would have otherwise! Well worth the price and if we were staying for longer we would have done another version as well (we did stone trails).

2  Thank atlas-teppei
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Our group of 20 pick this operator from TripAdvisor for a 1 day private shore excursion starting from Pula and venture into the truffle country of Istria. We have 2 guides for our tour and they are really nice and friendly. They took us into Istra which is not only the world largest production of truffles but also a magnificent breathtaking countryside dotted with historical castle and towns. We were treated with a 3 courses truffle lunch by local famous chef in a small historical town and it was absolutely delicious. We also get good bargain from the local shops for truffle and truffle oil as well as their famous vinegar.
It was an absolutely delightful tour and we highly recommend for this 'Istria Loves Me' tour.

1  Thank oht3075
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was in Croatia with three other girls. All aged 19. Our guide was the best i've ever had. He was very funny, so we laughed all day. To show him how much we are thankful, we payed his dinner. He was also very thankful and told us we were the best group ever. We contact us regularly. Would do this tour every time again.

1  Thank yvonnemueller2
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