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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Highlights

Accommodation
Flights
10 meals
Porterage
Services of a tour director
All local and airport taxes/service charges
Transfers
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 23rd September 2018

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

21/06/2017

The hotel and its setting were first class

29/09/2016

Excellent value

28/09/2016

Superb excursions, well organised and interesting.

28/09/2016

Would have preferred more time and rovinji and cut out the Eco tour

10/09/2016

More time needed for Peninsula trip as it was a bit of a route march for less mobile clients. They changed the days and times from those provided which caused confusion and was not pointed out by the Rep meaning one couple missed their trip. Venice was amazing, however, the bad weather caused problems for some people on the crossing. It would be useful to advice people regarding sea sickness and possible delays as we did not get back until after 2200 hours and missed dinner. The breakfast packages for these trips were appalling with stale bread, chocolate desserts and fruit past its sell by date. It would have been better with a couple of pastries, orange juice and a piece of fresh fruit

28/08/2016

Fantastic hotel, location and tours.

25/08/2016

Very efficient. Transfer bus waiting and took us straight to the hotel. Excellent hotel. Clean, lots of choice for food at breakfast and dinner. 2 great all day trips included. We thought it was a good value holiday.

24/08/2016

The Atlas trips were poor and dates of both change and only told on our arrival. The Istrian trip changed from Saturday to Monday. The rep spoke for too long all was rushed and had no time to enjoy any part. They also added an extra venue which was not advertised. It was a visit to herb garden which was pointless and we had to be out in the strong sun. We did not see The Temple of Augustus which was advertised. The Venice trip was changed from Tuesday to Thursday and we were unable to go as we had already booked another activity which meant we could not see Venice and lost the money. We tried to contact Atlas but 1 letter regarding the trip was written in Croatian and we did not understand properly. 2 spoke to an Atlas rep who's English was poor and had no success in communicating. If there had been a rep from Cosmos perhaps this could have been resolved? As stated hotel etc were really good so it is a shame that a lack of a rep and poor trips spoilt what could have been an excellent holiday. Trips not as advertised and changed dates. Rep also l not accurate ,said museum in Pula was closed but in fact was open . Hope to get a positive response and a reembersment for trips especially Venice.Would be happy to return to this hotel and resort.

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