Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. This excursion takes in some of its star turns and also features a lunch of tasty local specialities. Itineraries vary depending on where you're staying but expect to visit some of Bale, Grzini, Porec, Pula and Rovinj.
Each one has its own unique charm. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets and dinosaur heritage. The hamlet of Grzini is on every itinerary – it's where we'll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism and an insight into rural life.
Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you'll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.