Croatia's Hidden Gems & Venice

  • 8 Days

  • Mediterranean

  • Steady pace

Walk in the footsteps of the Romans on this captivating adventure through Croatia and Venice: roam the cobbled lanes of Porec, wander the grand amphitheatre of Pula and take it all in on a gentle gondola ride in Venice.

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Accommodation
Flights
10 meals
Porterage
Services of a tour director
All local and airport taxes/service charges
Transfers

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Overview

Walk in the footsteps of the Romans on this captivating adventure through Croatia and Venice: roam the cobbled lanes of Porec, wander the grand amphitheatre of Pula and take it all in on a gentle gondola ride in Venice.

At a glance

  • Venice Take a relaxing boat ride across the Adriatic to 'The Floating City'.
  • Porec Wander the town's cobbled lanes, taking in the Roman architecture.
  • Pula See the celebrated Roman Amphitheatre on a guided city tour.
  • Istrian Coast Spend a day taking in the cities and scenery along the coast.

Day 1

UK - Pula - Porec

Fly to Pula where you are met by your representative and transferred to your hotel in Porec.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Porec - Pula - Lim - Rovinj

Today we depart Porec on a full day excursion through the charming Istrian Coast. Our first stop is Pula for a sightseeing tour of the areas largest city and its famous Roman sights Amphitheatre, the Temple of Augustus, the ancient town walls and the Golden Gate, which gained attention from many artists such as Michelangelo. Afterwards you are free to explore for yourself and discover other ancient treasures this city has to offer. We then board a boat for a trip across the water as we continue our journey to Rovinj. Once we arrive in Rovinj, enjoy one of the most romantic settings in the Mediterranean with its narrow medieval streets and pretty little squares. We then leave Rovinj to make our back to Porec.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 3 - 4

Porec at leisure

Today you can enjoy Porec at leisure, explore this endearing region at your own pace.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Porec - Venice - Porec

This morning depart for Venice, by boat, a wonderful journey over the Adriatic Sea to one of the most romantic cities in the world. You have time to relax in one of the cafes or explore the stunning churches and winding alleys and its small boutique shops that this floating city is home to. An inspiring city full of beautiful architecture and famous sights, such as the Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) surrounded by impressive buildings that give you a sense of the enormous history that has taken place here. We then leave Venice for Istria where you are taken back to the hotel. Note: Your passport is required for entry into Venice.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 6 - 7

Porec at leisure

You have this time at leisure, to explore Porec further at your own pace. Why not take the chance to stroll around the cultural and historical centre, discover the Northern Tower along Peskera Cove as well as the Circular Tower which boasts stunning views of the waterfront. There are a host of sights to enjoy such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Euphrasius Basilica as well as the House of Two Saints, Romanic House and the oldest square, Marafor. You can also visit the largest Roman shrine in the Istria region, the Mart Temple, the remains of the Temple of Neptune.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Porec - Pula - UK

Transfer to Pula airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Porec: Hotel Molindrio (4*) or Hotel Materada (3*).

Notes

Your included excursions may operate on different days than advertised.

Latest customer reviews

20th October 2017

Really enjoyed Venice, but would have liked more information on trips and times etc of ferry experience prior to departure as 4+ hr return journey excruciating after a long day. Then we had a considerable wait and walk to the buses making everyone tetchy.

4th October 2017

Our problems began at the Jet 2 desk where we where made to pay for checking in! When the staff interrogated their computer system it appeared that e-mails we should have received had been sent to *Personal information removed by Feefo* We dialled this - it no longer exists! The hotel was barely 3* - dirty partially made rooms and no alternative, poor room service during our stay, very badly cooked and presented buffet food with no alternative dining. We both experinenced an unpleasant bout of food poisoning,presumably caused by inadequate food hygiene. No tickets or written information regarding theinclusive trips and our miseries were compounded by the total lack of representation by Cosmos within the hotel. We called Cosmos UK during working hours for assistance only to be told by an answering machine there was no help available. We look forward to hearing from you. Regards

30th September 2017

Unfortunately the weather was really bad on our tour of Istria with pouring rain and we felt the boat trip on Lim fjord at the end of the day was a waste of time. It would even have been boring in nice weather. We didn't go on the Venice trip as we have been there before but most people who went said how good it was and what good value to was.

27th September 2017

Very organised and value for money

21st June 2017

The hotel and its setting were first class

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