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Croatia's Istrian Coast

From £1,599
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jun 2022 - Oct 2023
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From £1,599
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jun 2022 - Oct 2023
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.
  • Relax & Discover
  • Half Board
  • Max Group Size 35
  • Flight Choices

Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights half-board 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 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

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

AIRPORT TRAVEL Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* on the value of your booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Zagreb

Today, make your own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Zagreb and we will transfer you to your hotel 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.

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'll 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 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. This evening, there's a treat in store as we get together for a Mediterranean-themed dinner.

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 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 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, there are a couple of optional excursions to choose from.
You could join 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, 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. 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, we'll gather as a group for a farewell get-together. Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Zagreb - UK

Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Just You Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

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.

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

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.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

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.

What our customers say

  1. Not a large group

    "This was my first time on a solos holiday and I really enjoyed it - everyone was very welcoming, the tour guide was excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Just You in the future. Well organised and not a large group" - Mary Copare

  2. Monet gardens was fabulous

    "The trip to Monet gardens was fabulous. The Monet house and gardens really beautiful we could have spent longer there and the sun made it more so. We had excellent lunch and would definitely go back there. The hotel where we stayed was also very good well presented and in a quiet, clean, nice area with local parks and shops in vicinity. Very welcoming.The groups are not too large and everyone is friendly and keen to enjoy the places visited" - Pamela Bulmer

  3. Guide was outstanding

    "Very enjoyable, well organised, comfortable hotel, pleasant coaches and courteous drivers. No delays or problem. Guide was outstanding, definitely enhanced the whole experience" - Sally Baron

  4. Beautiful gardens

    "A glorious tour of beautiful gardens with a great group of like-minded travellers and a wonderful guide" - Anna Evripidou.

  5. First time I travelled alone

    "This was the first time I travelled alone. I had a lovely weekend, good company & places to visit. Good way to travel & meet people" - Jennifer Jones

  6. Confidence building

    "As a first time lone traveller I was very apprehensive but found it a great and confidence building experience. I will do it again!" - Victoria Taylor

Optional Excursions

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

Pazin zip line experience

Pazin zip line experience

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 optional tour to Motovun and Pazin zip line experience operate on the same day, therefore you will only be able to book one of these.
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 fi...

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Croatia - Hill top Motovun and Truffle hunting

Croatia - Hill top Motovun and Truffle hunting

Visit the medieval hill-top town of Motovun where you'll admire wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. Head off on a truffle hunt with an official guide and his dog, and learn more about this local delicacy and how it is sought. Afterwards enjoy a delicious truffle lunch at a farm in Livade.

Please note that optional tour to Motovun and Pazin zip line experience operate on the same day, therefore you will only be able to book one of these.
Visit the medieval hill-top town of Motovun where you'll admire wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. Head off on a truffle hunt with an official guide and his dog, and l...

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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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