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!
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