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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 September 19, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed 2 tours with Istria Loves me, Medieval Istria and Mediterranean scents. Both tours are full day with pick up and return from accommodation included. Boris is an informative guide and a very pleasant companion for the day.Loved the little medieval villages and towns inland. Taking the tour made for a relaxing appreciation especiallly on small or private tours. The insider knowledge of the places, people, customs and food added to the enjoyment.
Lunch is included. We had a terrific 3 course lunch of local specialties at an ancient konoba in beautiful Grascice. The olive oil and wine tasting in Labin was thoroughly enjoyable.Everywhere we saw had something unique to offer.
The additional tour took us to the wonderful Baredine cave which is for the sure-footed with sensible shoes. It goes deep into the earth on steep stairs in places. Humidity is high so it can be slippy in parts and the temperature drops considerably. Entrance to the cave is included in the tour. Rovinj and Porec are popular resorts with their own charm and the view of the Limsky channel is spectacular. An excellent fish lunch in a rural konoba was provided but there is flexibility regarding dietary preferences. The tours gave a real sense of place and appreciation of this lovely region in a relaxed and informative mode.

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Myself and four friends were fortunate enough to stumble across Boris through TripAdvisor. Boris picked us up from our accomodation in Pula and gave us a wonderful informative but relaxed day taking us to such places as the ancient city of Dvigrad which dates back to the 9th century. We stoped at Pasin for morning tea and to Motovun for a real Istrian lunch. Boris is the perfect guide, he was a wealth of inforation, he was happy to answer our many questions. He speaks english fluently and it was a peasure to spend the day with him. If you are looking for a tour of Istria, you wont do better than contacting Boris.

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

My husband and I had the most amazing time on the tour around Medieval Istria. We were picked up at our hotel and thus began a day full of surprises and memories. Our guide, Boris, was friendly, passionate and informative. He told stories which really gave us a true insight into the history and culture of the Istrian peninsula and Croatia. We were never in any rush to move from one location to another, and Boris was so attentive to us. It was just the two of us on the tour, but Boris explained that he never takes more than 8 on the tours as small groups work better. The towns we visited were beautiful and untouched. The traditional lunch was very tasty and nothing was spared. The wine and olive oil tasting in Labin was very enjoyable. At every turn, the people we met showed pride for their wonderful region and we were so well looked after. I can't recommend this tour highly enough and if all the Istria Loves Me tours are as good, you really can't go wrong! Thank you Boris!

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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Our day tour (named Hidden Gems) was really fantastic with Boris ! We had the opportunity of visiting fantastic places, full of history and meeting people who were as enthusiastic as our fabulous guide ! One could see how much he loved his country and succeeded in making us share his passion ! Without Boris, we would never ever have discovered this wonderful world. He made our day so special ! On top of that, he speaks very good English ! Unforgettable and highly recommended.

1  Thank Nicole R
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour "last minute".... And it was the best idea we had

Boris took us on a leisurely tour of the real Istria...

You can see the passion Boris has for his work as it translates into how well we were looked after.

From the authentic cuisine for lunch in Gračišće to the personal olive oil an wine tasting with Negri ..... A brilliant day out

Boris then followed up with arranging a boat tour, and recommending restaurants in Pula so we could get away from pizza's!

Overall deserving of an excellent review, and definitely worth booking.

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