Charms of Croatia

Charms of Croatia

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Charms of Croatia

Krk Island, Plitvice Lakes & the Istrian Peninsula

This wonderful 8 day holiday to the gorgeous country of Croatia includes guided tours & excursions plus free time to explore your surroundings & relax by the tranquil waters of the Adriatic coast.

Day 1 – Arrival and Opatija

Arrive into Venice Treviso airport and transfer to Opatija for a guided tour. Start with a walk along the Franz Joseph Promenade to see Opatija’s magnificent villas and old hotels build more than 120 years ago. Also visit Angiolina Park where we will hear more about how tourism started 170 years ago. Continue to your hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 2 – Istrian Peninsula

After breakfast start your drive along the attractive coast with historic sites and picturesque landscapes rich in vineyards, olive orchards and little medieval towns “sitting” on top of hillocks. Your first stop is Pula where you can admire the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre, the Temple of Augustus and other architectural wonders. Continue to Rovinj, known as the “Artists’ paradise”, where you can enjoy its paved streets up to the church of St Euphemia. Stop then at a local farm to taste some Istrian home-made delicacies. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 – Free Day

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to spend at your leisure in Opatija before your evening meal and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 – Krk Island

After breakfast depart for a full day excursion to the island of Krk, Croatia’s largest island. Take the bridge to the island to Krk town where you will explore the historic town centre and visit the church of St. Quirinus. Free time in the town before continuing to Vrbnik, a charming seafront town situated on a cliff with beautiful views of the sea, the Velebit Channel, and the Velebit mountain on the mainland. Vrbnik is well known for one of the most famous Croatian wines – Vrbnicka Zlahtina. After a sightseeing tour of Vrbnik visit a local pub to taste prosciutto, cheese and Zlahtina wine. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5 – Free Day

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to spend at your leisure in Opatija before your evening meal and overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 – Plitvice Lakes

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s most popular national park under UNESCO protection. The park consists of 16 lakes connected together with spectacular waterfalls and proudly carries the title of one of world’s most impressive national parks. On arrival there will be a 1 hour walk through a fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods to see the park’s biggest waterfall. Free time for lunch before an enjoyable boat ride on Kozjak Lake. Continue on foot for another stunning walk and before taking the street train back close to the entrance. (People who have difficulty walking can take the street train into the park, take a chort walk that their own pace and return to the entrance by train. From there you can enjoy a photo point & wait for the group to return). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Free Day

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to spend at your leisure in Opatija before your evening meal and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8 – Departure

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Dublin

 

Flying from Dublin

 

Available Dates

18 Jun 2017 – 25 Jun 2017 € 1099
24 Sep 2017 – 01 Oct 2017 € 1099
08 Oct 2017 – 15 Oct 2017 € 1099

 

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