Croatia's Istrian Coast

Relax & Discover

8 Days from $1,849

Apr 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​Sparkling seas backed by lush forests, elegant resorts and attractive towns. Istria is Croatia's beautiful northern region, boasting a brilliant combination of intriguing history, idyllic scenery and picturesque coastlines – discover it all from your seafront hotel.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
    PLUS…
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Opatija tour & chocolate tasting
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes - Croatia's natural wonder
  • Discover Pula & Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula

Optional excursions

  • Ljubljana – capital of Slovenia
  • Boat trip to the island of Cres
  • Motovun & the village of Livade

Itinerary

Join your fellow travellers in Lovran, a charming town with a relaxed atmosphere on the eastern coast of Istria. Enjoy some time to settle in and explore your surroundings, before getting to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink before dinner this evening.

​Located in Kvarner Bay, the stylish resort of Opatija, boasts amazing sea views and splendid Austro-Hungarian architecture. We'll visit here on today's included excursion and take a stroll around the beautifully maintained gardens and along the lovely coastal promenade – the Lungomare – which forms a stunning backdrop to the town's elegant villas, hotels, shops and cafés. We'll also enjoy a chocolate-making demonstration followed by a tasting.​

​Croatia's UNESCO-listed Plitvice National Park is situated in a valley between forested mountainsides. Here 16 beautiful lakes spill into one another forming impressive cascading waterfalls, and we'll enjoy a full day wandering around the bridges and paths that connect the lakes. We'll take a relaxing boat trip across Lake Kozjak, the largest in the park, and look out for native deer, wild boar and a huge array of bird species.​

​We'll discover more highlights of the Istrian Peninsula on today's included excursion. Our first stop is Pula with its Roman ruins and immense amphitheatre – one of the world's largest and best preserved. Next we'll head to the popular resort of Rovinj to take in the sights of the bustling harbour and the Old Town, before calling at a traditional farm where we'll learn about olive oil production and enjoy a tasting​.

​Enjoy a free day to enjoy the facilities at your hotel. Perhaps take a dip in the pool or relax on the stone-paved beach, soaking up the sun as you look out over the Adriatic Sea. If you want to explore a little further afield, why not join our optional excursion to Ljubljana in neighbouring Slovenia. In the company of a Local Guide, we'll take the funicular up to Ljubljana Castle, enter the courtyard and admire sensational vistas from the viewing tower. After lunch in a local restaurant you'll have some free time to explore at your own pace. Perhaps shop for souvenirs or enjoy a drink with your travelling companions in one of the inviting local bars.

​Explore at leisure today, either independently or in the company of your travelling companions. Your hotel is conveniently located just a short stroll from the historic centre of Lovran, with its rich architectural heritage. Perhaps you'll choose to discover this picturesque town and admire the Baroque houses, Romanesque bell tower and Church of St George. Alternatively, you could join us on an optional boat trip to the beautiful island of Cres. We'll drop anchor in a lovely bay where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch on board​.

​Enjoy another relaxing day today. Maybe take a dip in one of the hotel's pools or if you fancy some pampering, perhaps treat yourself to a beauty treatment or massage in the hotel spa. If you want to discover more, today's optional excursion takes us to the medieval hill-top town of Motovun where you'll admire wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. Afterwards we'll enjoy a delicious truffle lunch at a farm in Livade, and learn more about these local delicacies. This evening we'll gather as a group for a farewell get-together​.

Your Just You vacation comes to an end today.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Croatia - Pazin zip line experience

Croatia - Pazin zip line experience

from $199

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You'll head to the town of Pazin and admire views of the stunning countryside, a river gorge and medieval castle as you soar through the air on this exhilarating experience. The first two lines are 80 meters long, third line is 220m long with an average speed of 50 km/h and the maximum height of 100 m. The last and longest line is 280m long, which gives you time to enjoy the view on a grandiose abyss and a medieval castle on its cliffs.

Please note that the Island Cruise and BBQ optional and Pazin zip line experience operate on the same day therefore you will only be able to book one of these.

Slovenia - Elegant Ljubljana and its ancient castle

Slovenia - Elegant Ljubljana and its ancient castle

from $129

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After breakfast you can join our fantastic optional tour to Ljubljana, one of Europe’s smallest capitals. We include a walking tour of the city centre, with its interesting baroque buildings and ramparts overlooked by the impressive Ljubljana Castle – an intriguing ancient structure that was originally built during the medieval period. We’ll head to the top of Castle Hill to visit the fascinating complex, which stands on land that has been settled continuously since around 1200 BC.

Full Day - Moderate Walking – Not to be missed!

Croatia - Island Cruise and BBQ

Croatia - Island Cruise and BBQ

from $79

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Explore and enjoy the beautiful islands off the coast of Croatia by sailboat giving you the opportunity to see Croatia from a unique perspective. Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing boat trip along the coast to the lovely islands of Krk and Cres. Krk is the largest island of the Adriatic and popular with locals and tourists a-like, whilst Cres is the second largest and has an authentic charm about it waiting to be discovered. Both islands are packed full of beauty and history dating back to the Greek and Roman empires who once ruled their shores. Admire the picturesque surroundings, top up your tan and take a dip in the crystal clear waters before enjoying a delicious seafood lunch on board.

Please note that the Island Cruise and BBQ optional and Pazin zip line experience operate on the same day therefore you will only be able to book one of these.

Croatia - Hill top Motovun and Truffle hunting

Croatia - Hill top Motovun and Truffle hunting

from $159

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Croatia - Hill top Motovun and Truffle hunting

Accommodation

Newly renovated for 2015, the 4-star Ramisens Hotel Excelsior, located on Lovran’s sea-front, is nestled in Kvarner Bay on the beautiful Istrian coast. A short stroll along the promenade is Lovran’s historic centre. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pool (typically open May-Sept), man-made sauna, entertainment on some days and the hotel’s stone beach. Bedrooms feature private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer and mini-bar. Sea view upgrade rooms available at a supplement.

Excelsior Hotel - Lovran

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Thursday 23 Apr 2020

8 Days

$1,949

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Thursday 14 May 2020

8 Days

$2,049

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Thursday 21 May 2020

8 Days

$2,099

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Thursday 04 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,099

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 18 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,199

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Thursday 23 Jul 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Thursday 20 Aug 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Thursday 03 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Thursday 10 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,299

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Thursday 17 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 24 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,099

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 08 Oct 2020

8 Days

$1,849

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