Charms of Croatia

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Charms of Croatia

Price from  €1195 pps

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Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

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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 Plua airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in & overnight.

Day 2 – Opatija

Breakfast at your hotel. Boat transfer to Opatija for walking tour of the town. Walk along the Franz Joseph Promenade, where you will get an opportunity to see Opatija magnificent villas and old hotels build more than 120 years ago. One of Opatija highlights is the Angiolina Park where you will hear more about how tourism started 170 years ago, when it was a spa resort for the royals of Europe. Return to your hotel by boat or on your own for dinner & overnight.

Day 3 – 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 agrotourismo to taste some Istrian home-made delicacies. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 short 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 8 – Departure

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Free time before transfer to the airport for your return flight to Dublin.

  • Return flights from Dublin to Pula including taxes & charges
  • Professional tour guides and executive coach transfers throughout
  • 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Ičići Coratia, Opatija, (In Sep, staying in the Hotel Imperial 4*) with 1x welcome drink, buffet breakfast and buffet dinner included each day. Sea view rooms with a balcony as standard
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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


Booking Remarks

  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges 
  2. Single room supplement €245. 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. 
  3. Price includes 1 standard piece of hand luggage. Checked-in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel – prices may vary
  4. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €250pp required at time of booking
  5. Balance due 10 weeks before departure 
  6. Optional insurance available from €29pp (terms & conditions apply)
  7. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  8. Flights, hotel, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
  9. Booking terms & conditions apply
Airline From / To Flt. No. Depart / Land Approx. Flt. Time
Aer Lingus Dublin / Pula EI 478 TBD 2h 50m
Aer Lingus Pula / Dublin EI 479 TBD 2h 50m

All flight times are local and subject to change


Local Time in Croatia

GMT is never adjusted backwards or forwards. Ireland is on GMT between mid-autumn & the beginning of spring. Daylight saving time (BST) is GMT+1.



Why Book with us?

  • Irish owned & operated and have been in business since 2003
  • Experienced and professional staff
  • 24-hour emergency service
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  • Licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, TA 0533

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