Croatia's Istrian Coast

From $1,849
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
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From $1,849
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

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.

  • Relax & Discover
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 15 Included meals : 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch , 7 dinners including welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure, plus other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Zagreb

Make your own way to Zagreb where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel in Lovran, a charming town with a relaxed atmosphere on the eastern coast of Istria. Enjoy som​e time to settle in and explore your surroundings, and get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink before dinner 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 a chocolate making demonstration followed by a tasting. Tonight we join the Kvarner themed dinner in the hotel where you will sample some local specialities.​​


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, 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.​​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 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 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. 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.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Lovran - at Leisure

Enjoy the hotel facilities today. Perhaps take a swim 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 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.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Lovran - at Leisure

Explore at leisure today. Your hotel is located just a short stroll from the historic centre of Lovran. Alternatively, there are a couple of optional excursions to choose from. 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. Or, for something completely different, how about a zip line adventure? 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. This evening there’s a treat in store as we get together for a Mediterranean-themed dinner.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Lovran - at Leisure

Enjoy another relaxing day today. Maybe take a swim 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. We’ll head off on a truffle hunt with an official guide and his dog, and will 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

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport please see www.justyou.com/transfers​

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.

Accommodation

Hotel Palace Bellevue

The 4-star Hotel Palace Bellevue is housed in a beautiful Empire-style building and was recently renovated in 2016. The Hotel is set along the main street facing the sea with a stone beach just a short 10 minute walk away. Decorated in pastel tones, all rooms are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom. The Hotel''s restaurant serves a buffet breakfast in an elegant setting. During dinner time guests can enjoy thematic dinners and music events at a large terrace. The wellness & spa centre within the Hotel Palace Bellevue includes an indoor pool with heated seawater and a quiet relaxation zone. Guests can enjoy the Finnish and Turkish sauna and there are many treatments on offer. Hotel Guests can use the fitness centre with the latest equipment free of charge.