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​Krk Island, Plitvice Lakes & the Istrian Peninsula 

Experience breath-taking natural beauty, stunning coastlines & enchanting towns of this holiday to Croatia & relax by the sparkling Adriatic coast in the town of Opatija. Tour the beautiful Istrian Peninsula visiting picturesque Rovinj and vibrant Poreč. Explore Krk Island and taste prosciutto, cheese and Zlahtina wine! Also visit the spellbinding Plitvice Lakes, 16 stunning lakes connected together by spectacular waterfalls.

Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Venice including taxes & charges
  • Professional tour guides and executive coach transfers throughout
  • 7 nights 4* hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Guided tour of Opatija
  • Full day excursion exploring the Istrian Peninsula to include Pula & Rovinj
  • Visit to the island of Krk, Croatia’s largest island  
  • Excursion to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Free time to relax by the tranquil waters of the Adriatic coast

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and Opatija

Arrive into Venice 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.

Accommodation

  • ​7 nights at the 4* Hotel Giorgio II in Ičići, Opatija, with breakfast and dinner included each day. Sea view rooms with balcony as standard

Extra Information

  • Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges 
  • Single room supplement €196. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Price includes 1 standard piece of hand luggage. Checked-in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel - prices may vary
  • Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €250pp required at time of booking
  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure (2% charge on balance payments made by credit card)
  • Optional insurance available from €29pp (terms & conditions apply)
  • City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  • Flights, hotel, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
  • Booking terms & conditions apply 

  Cost per person: €1,099pp
  Number of nights: 7
  Dates available: June to October 2017

Travelling:

18 Jun - 25 Jun 2017 from €1,169

24 Sep - 01 Oct 2017 from €1,099

08 Oct - 15 Oct 2017 from €1,099

 

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