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Bale is the best-kept secret in Istria and I'm going to reveal it to you. This small settlement, made entirely out of stone, is located just a step away from the sea - between Rovinj and Pula, yet so easy to miss. The world's finest extra-virgin olive oils are produced in this very sweet and smart little town, so you might want to reconsider skipping it. Bale is by far one of the most authentic places to visit in Istria. It's where we escape from crowded Rovinj to enjoy nature and grab a drink. However, personally, it holds a special spot in my heart. It's where my grandma was born and now that she's gone, I carry on her memories by telling stories from her hometown. I can't wait to introduce you to the most authentic version of the Mediterranean and Istrian lifestyle, I just need to be sure you can keep a secret. . .
Visit to the olive press established in 1927. Today's owners have restored the old machinery which are exhibited in the tasting room. This offer includes a professional olive oil tasting accompanied by typical local Istrian snacks and wine.
If you think you might have trouble finding the exact location, do not worry. Upon booking confirmation we will deliver exact coordinates to your email address. In your voucher you will receive instructions on how to reach the location correctly, as well (if provided by the host). Some agencies will let you pick among several pick-up locations or pick you at the specific location of your own choice (e.g. your apartment). This is why they have your phone number and you have theirs - so you can easily arrange this over the phone.
To book a transfer to the location, contact us at +385 91 373 9030 , at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Custom tours, activities or transportation section. Additionally, after booking a service in Zadar area, we will send you an automated email with our transfer partner's contact.
Get to know the Istrian lifestyle! My goal is to show you the village of Bale through my eyes, with its customs and long turbulent history. You will get to know this place to the point where you feel at home - connected with the culture and present in the moment. If you have any special requests, feel free to reach out. I'm more than happy to customize my tours to accommodate your wishes.
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Money refund in case you cancel after the booking
Has to be booked in advance (minimally)
This is a walking tour. Transportation between cities can be arranged with my Renault Clio (for max. 2 pax) Option: I can rent a car but the price is going to change in that case, contact me for arrangements.
Olive oil tasting in Bale, private tour