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Wine tasting/Private Tours/Driver

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Wine tasting/Private Tours/Driver

We will be traveling in Croatia for three weeks in July.

I want to spend a few days (maybe one in Istria one somewhere further south) visiting vineyards and tasting wine. We did something similar recently in Tuscany - visit 3 or 4 small non touristy local vineyards with a stop somewhere unique for lunch we wouldn't necessarily find on our own. Any recommendations as to how to find a similar tour/guide in croatia? (Tasting wine and driving ourselves around doesn't seem like a good plan!) Have searched the forums without much luck.

Rijeka
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1. Re: Wine tasting/Private Tours/Driver

(Personal recomandations on the side) Ask any tourist agency or google up "Tour guides " ( Pula,Rovinj,Poreč,Umag...)

Self-driving is very much feasible.Both "pros" and regular folks are really open for curious wine lovers.Navigation can be somewhat challenging but you can never get really lost.

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2. Re: Wine tasting/Private Tours/Driver

After you finish with Istria, my suggestion is to go to Peljesac peninsula, down to the south, near Dubrovnik.

There you will find many vineyards and wine producers, from very touristic to simple ones. Also good idea is to go to Korcula island (ferry or boat to Korcula goes frequently from Orebic, Peljesac to Korcula town on island Korcula). You can do same thing there. I suggest you to contact agencies on Peljesac or in Korcula which offer wine tours in that area. They might be able to recommend you agencies that can offer you guide/driver in Istria as well.

Tallinn, Estonia
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We have done alot for clients by simoly dealing with a local rent a car company they will provide you with the car of course and a local driver. The areas around Motovun have many nice family run business as you mention and ca help you..here is one to contact: www.vina-visintin.com

Split, Croatia
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4. Re: Wine tasting/Private Tours/Driver

You can check out GourmetCroatia.com, they have wine/food experiences all around....mostly in Dalmatia though, but i think some truffle hunting& wine tasting in Istria also

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5. Re: Wine tasting/Private Tours/Driver

Google is your friend in these matters as well but, to give a specific answer: the best source - and the first and original Croatia foodie travel specialists - with their offer would be culinary-croatia.com and they have been doing a lot of custom Istria itineraries. All tested through the years

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