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Croatia's Istrian Coast

From $2,899
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2024
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From $2,899
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2024
Tour Overview
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.
  • relaxing tour Relax & Discover
  • meals included tour Half Board

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 15 included meals: 7 breakfasts,1 lunch, 7 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport 
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Opatija tour & chocolate-tasting
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes
  • Discover Pula & Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula
  • Winery tour & tasting


Day 1 Lovran

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Opatija

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 tasting some local chocolate. Tonight we will have dinner in the hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Plitvice National Park

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. We'll enjoy a full day excursion with a chance to wander 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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Lovran – at Leisure

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. Alternatively, you could join us on an optional boat trip to the beautiful islands of Cres and Krk. 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. Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Pula & Rovinj

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. We’ll then head to a family-owned winery/traditional farm set on a hill surrounded by vineyards. Here, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the cellars and a tasting of four different wines with a light lunch of cheese, prosciutto, bread, and olive oil following an olive oil production learning experience and enjoy a tasting. Next, we’ll head to the popular resort of Rovinj to take in the sights of the bustling harbour and the Old Town.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Lovran – at Leisure

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 bars.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Lovran – at Leisure

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.
Alternatively, you could join us on optional excursion to the medieval hill-top town of Motovun, where you'll admire wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. We'll head off on a truffle hunt with an official guide and his dog, to learn more about this local delicacy and how it is sought. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a delicious truffle lunch at a farm in Livade.
This evening, we'll gather as a group for a farewell get-together. Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: We want you to get the most from your holiday with us please be advised this tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. 

  The journey between the hotel and Plitvice Lakes on Day 3 is approximately 3 hours each way depending on traffic conditions.   


Hotel Excelsior: Room Upgrade

Superior rooms with a sea view are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.

  1. Memorable Moment

    In Opatija, visit a Croatian chocolatier and learn how sweet treats are made before sampling the results.


Remisens Hotel Excelsior

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.

My first Just You holiday, to Croatia's Istrian Coast. Was able to upgrade hotel room to a sea view. Much better! Food at the hotel was v good. The tour guide was awesome. The fellow travellers were kind and welcoming. All in all, it was a super time

Elizabeth F

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Boat trip to the island of Cres

Boat trip to the island of Cres

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. Whilst in Njivice, you will enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants.
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...

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Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

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!
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...

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