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Croatia's Istrian Riviera

Europe
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9777

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

12 days

EU 2024

PRICE FROM ? £1549 per person
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Description



Travel in deluxe style on this holiday aboard a JG Explorer coach!  

Croatia’s beautiful Istrian Riviera is home to stunning beaches, an unspoilt coastline and picturesque hilltop villages, making it the perfect backdrop for a relaxing holiday. On this charming break we visit some of the highlights of this lovely northern corner of Croatia, an area with a strong Italian influence, including Pula with its fascinating Roman ruins, the hilltop majesty of historic Motovun and Opatija.

Coach Itinerary

Day 1

Ferry to Calais and overnight stay in France on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2

Travel onwards to our overnight hotel in Austria, with dinner included.

 

Day 3 – Udine

We continue our journey, stopping en-route in Udine in north-east Italy. The city boasts an impressive hilltop castle while in the central Piazza della Libertà there are beautiful Renaissance buildings to admire, including the pink and white marble palace; Loggia del Lionello. Later we cross the border into Croatia and check in to our hotel in Rabac, located on the eastern coast of Istria.

 

Day 4 – Motovun (half day)

This morning we head out on an excursion to one of Croatia’s most striking destinations, Motovun. Uniquely located on the top of a hill and surrounded by endless views of the sun-soaked Mediterranean scenery, this pretty town has a mixture of architectural and cultural influences from the Celtic and Illyrian settlers who lived here throughout the centuries which is apparent in its winding streets, high walls and imposing medieval gates.

 

Day 5 – Day at leisure

 

Day 6 – Pula (full day)

Today we visit the lovely seafront city of Pula on the tip of the Istrian Peninsula. Known for its protected harbour, attractive beaches and well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, we learn more about the city on our guided walking tour before time at leisure.

 

Day 7 – Optional excursion to Rovinj & Vrsar (£22pp) (full day)

We visit two of Istria’s highlights today. The small fishing village of Rovinj is our first point of call with its scenic old town standing proudly on a headland. Explore the cobbled streets and admire the beautiful views before we continue to Vrsar. Discover the atmospheric old town and the beautiful marina here, or the seafront promenade is perfect for a stroll.

 

Day 8 – Opatija (half day)

Our excursion takes us to the beautiful coastal resort of Opatija. This colourful town exudes an easygoing sense of culture with its striking Villa Angiolina museum, iconic Maiden with the Seagull statue and stunning Lungomare promenade which offers exceptional views of the town and out to sea throughout its seven-mile length.

 

Day 9 – Day at leisure

 

Day 10 – Padua

We check out of our hotel and travel to our overnight hotel in Italy, stopping en-route in Padua. Located in northern Italy’s Veneto region, this university city’s biggest attraction is the Scrovegni Chapel, which boasts impressive frescoes by Giotto.

 

Day 11

Travel to our overnight hotel in France, with a light evening meal included. 

 

Day 12

Continue to Calais for our return ferry home.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel on a JG Explorer Coach (see Helpful Information below)
  • Ferry crossings
  • First & last night on a bed & breakfast basis in France (last night with a light evening meal)
  • Additional overnight stay on the outward & return journey in Austria/Italy with dinner & breakfast
  • 7 nights at the Maslinica Hotels & Resort in Rabac (JG4 rating) with dinner, lunch & breakfast
  • Welcome drink
  • Free drink with lunch & dinner
  • Excursions to Motovun, Pula & Opatija
  • Guided walking tour of Pula
  • En-route visits to Udine & Padua
  • Free time in Rabac
  • Services of local guides on excursions

Optional excursion to Rovinj & Vrsar (£22pp)

Search Bullets

  • First & last night on a bed & breakfast basis in France (last night with a light evening meal)
  • Additional overnight stay on the outward & return journey in Austria/Italy with dinner & breakfast
  • 7 nights at the Maslinica Hotels & Resort in Rabac (JG4 rating) with dinner, lunch & breakfast
  • Welcome drink
  • Free drink with lunch & dinner
  • Excursions to Motovun, Pula & Opatija
  • Guided walking tour of Pula
  • En-route visits to Udine & Padua
  • Free time in Rabac
  • Services of local guides on excursions

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JG4

Accommodation in our JG4 category is of an even higher standard, typically offering a wide range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are designed to make your stay the most comfortable possible and the staff provide a service that reflects the detail and quality. You can also expect higher standards of food and beverages.

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JG Explorer Coaches 

We are pleased to introduce JG Explorer – a brand-new deluxe coach, thoughtfully designed to provide an elevated coach experience and ensure your journey is special and memorable.

Exclusive to the JG Travel Group, the design of these coaches has been meticulously thought through with your comfort in mind – with only 44 seats meaning more room on board and padded seats. There’s improved legroom and a footrest, making certain that wherever you sit, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your journey. We know it’s the small things that make a big difference in terms of ease and added convenience, so our Explorer coaches feature a floor-level, rear-mounted toilet, accessible to all customers.

On-board entertainment throughout your journey is easy to find on the JG Explorer, with access to Azimut, our wireless media system, providing films and quizzes. Simply bring along your smartphone or iPad and enjoy this entertainment interruption-free, with the use of our extra reliable Wi-Fi, free to all passengers and a handy USB port at each seat.

The layout of the JG Explorer includes a floor-level, rear-mounted kitchen with a sink, an espresso machine to purchase delicious Nespresso coffee, dispensed by your driver during comfort breaks, and a fridge stocked with cold drinks and milk. Customers are welcome to help themselves to complimentary JG bottles, that can be used for refill at the built-in cold-water filter, cutting down on the need for disposable plastic bottles and doing our part for the environment. 

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Accommodation

Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at the Maslinica Hotels & Resort in Rabac, in hotels such as the Narcis, the Hedera or the Mimosa-Lido Palace. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar, restaurant and pool (JG4 rating)

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