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Croatia's Opatija Riviera

From £1,349.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jun 2022 - Oct 2023
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From £1,349.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jun 2022 - Oct 2023
Tour Overview

Discover medieval towns, Roman ruins and relax on unspoilt beaches when you embark on this Opatija Riviera tour. Stay on Opatija’s seven-mile coastal promenade known as the Lungomare, and from here, head out on a variety of excursions starting with a tour of the area, a chance to see a chocolate-making demonstration and enjoy a tasting, and a visit to the looming Trsat Castle. Explore the Istrain Peninsula, where highlights include the impressive Roman amphitheatre at Pula, a visit to a winery for a light lunch and wine-tasting, and a tour of medieval Rovinj, a delightful resort with a charming old town. You’ll also journey along the Lungomare to the picturesque town of Lovran with its Baroque architecture, and to Moscenice, a medieval fortified town overlooking the coast. There’s also an optional excursion to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage that’s site well worth a visit.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel 
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and welcome drink 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Opatija tour with chocolate-tasting
  • Riejka walking tour and Trsat Castle
  • Family-run winery with tastings and light lunch
  • Istrian Peninsula tour and Pula Amphitheatre
  • Picturesque towns of Lovran and Moscenice

Airport Travel Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Pula

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Pula Airport today, and then transfers you to the sophisticated resort of Opatija, on Kvarner Bay, your base for the next seven nights. Your hotel is beautifully located on Opatija's seven-mile coastal promenade known as the Lungomare.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Opatija & Rijeka

​Join your Tour Manager for a walking tour of Opatija today. The resort boasts splendid Austro-Hungarian architecture as well as beautiful gardens and a lovely coastal promenade. During your tour you'll also see a chocolate-making demonstration and enjoy a tasting. This afternoon you'll visit the capital of Istria, Rijeka, where during a walking tour you'll see Trsat Castle, which looms over the city from its hilltop position. You've time to make your own discoveries before heading back to the hotel. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Istrian Peninsula

​You'll see more of the Istrian Peninsula on today's full-day included excursion. Visit the town of Pula and step inside the impressive Roman amphitheatre, which would have once hosted gladiatorial battles. Next we'll head to a family-run winery set in a beautiful location on a hillside. Here we'll take a tour of the cellars before tasting three types of white wine and a red, which we'll enjoy with a light lunch of cheese, prosciutto, bread and olive oil. We then move on to medieval Rovinj, a delightful resort with a charming old town and a colourful harbour. Tonight, the hotel is hosting a Mediterranean-themed dinner in the restaurant.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Lovran & Moscenice

​On our included excursion this morning you'll journey along the Lungomare to the picturesque town of Lovran, where a stroll around its town square will reveal Baroque architecture and the 14th century Church of St George. Next you'll head to Moscenice. Overlooking the coast, this medieval fortified town falls steeply towards the sea and boasts narrow streets dotted with ancient churches and elegant villas. This afternoon is free for you to relax at leisure in your resort. Tonight, why not head out for a stroll on Opatija's promenade and find a restaurant for dinner.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Opatija - at Leisure

​Croatia's Plitvice National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where 16 lakes spill into each other, forming impressive cascading waterfalls. Today's optional excursion includes a boat trip across Lake Kozjak, the largest in the park, and there will be free time to take lunch and enjoy the glorious scenery.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Opatija - at Leisure

​Spend today at leisure or join our optional excursion to neighbouring Slovenia. You'll visit the Postonja Caves, carved by the Pivka River and filled with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. Your tour then moves on to Predjama Castle, which has perched precariously on a cliff for the past 700 years.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Opatija - at Leisure

​Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. Perhaps spend some time relaxing in the wellness centre and spa at your hotel or take a dip in the large indoor swimming pool. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to the small town of Kastav, which stands on a hill overlooking Opatija. Fortified with a medieval wall and nine towers, it is a delight to explore on foot, especially as we head along its shady forest trail. Tonight, we'll enjoy a special farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Pula - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked)

Meals included: B

Additional Information

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Hotel Palace Bellevue: Room Upgrade

Sea view rooms are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.

  1. Favourite Moment

    Visit a family run winery set in a beautiful hillside location. Tour the cellars and sample a variety of wines accompanied by traditional finger food.

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Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

UNESCO Plitvice Lakes and National Park

UNESCO Plitvice Lakes and National Park

This is a day of truly stunning scenery as we visit Croatia’s Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in a valley between high, forested mountains, sixteen beautiful lakes spill into each other - forming cascades and thundering waterfalls. You will see a sprawling limestone and chalk landscape of blue and green lakes, trickling streams, old mossy caves, and more spectacular waterfalls. This geological marvel formed as far back as the Jurassic period. Most of the 16 lakes within the park are lined with boardwalks that allow you to get up close and personal with the most scenic waterfall areas, allowing you to get a closer look at the formations created by the rushing of water over mineral-rich rocks. No humans are allowed to enter the beautiful crystal water here which means that you can truly experience the beauty that’s on offer. There is a lot to appreciate here as the park hosts hundreds of variations of flora and fauna, the park is home to brown bears, wolves and eagles.

This excursion includes a boat trip across Lake Kozjak, the largest lake in the park, and there will be free time to take lunch. Of all the highlights this week, this is one you will remember for its breath-taking views.

Full Day - Strenuous Walking – Spectacular Scenery
This is a day of truly stunning scenery as we visit Croatia’s Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in a valley between high, forested mountains, sixteen b...

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Spectacular Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle

Spectacular Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle

Journey to neighbouring Slovenia and visit the Postojna Caves, with incredible caverns carved over thousands of years by the Pivka River, filled with incredible geological formations it’s like entering a different world in these incredible caves. You will see the breath taking stalagmites, stalactites, as well as an array of unusual wildlife. The caves feature a farfetched concert hall, famous for its unique acoustics. After our visit of these amazing caves, the tour moves on to the nearby Predjama Castle, which is perched precariously on a high cliff for the past 700 years above the beautiful Inner Carniola region.

Full Day - Moderate Walking – Not to be missed!
Journey to neighbouring Slovenia and visit the Postojna Caves, with incredible caverns carved over thousands of years by the Pivka River, filled with incredible geological formatio...

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Croatia - Walking tour of Kastav and its forest trail

Croatia - Walking tour of Kastav and its forest trail

You will start with a short sightseeing tour of Kastav, a small town standing on a hill and overlooking Opatija. It is a delight to explore on foot especially as you head along the shady forest trail before returning back to the Kastav Fortica.

Forest walking Trail length: 5 km, tour time approximately 2 -2.5 hours.
You will start with a short sightseeing tour of Kastav, a small town standing on a hill and overlooking Opatija. It is a delight to explore on foot especially as you head along the...

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