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Journey along the

Venetian and Istrian Coast

 

Statue of Opatija
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover Italy’s magnificent Venetian Riviera
    • See Croatia’s spectacular Istrian Coast
    • Stay in Lido de Jesolo, famous for its beautiful beaches, and fashionable Opatija
    • Explore cultural Venice, plus ancient Pula and Rovinj

    Explore the stunning Venetian Riviera and captivating Istrian Coast with just one holiday, staying in Lido de Jesolo and Opatija. Take in some of Italy and Croatia’s best sights, including cultural Venice, and historical Pula and Rovinj, as well as enjoying time at leisure in these magnificent destinations. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Beach
    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Seaside
    • Great for - Walking


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    Known for its miles of soft golden sands, Lido di Jesolo’s views of the azure Adriatic Sea are truly breath-taking. Guests will find this Venetian coastal town’s flat landscape ideal, allowing for easy exploration of its many shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, colourful piazzas and nightlife.

    Opatija can be found on Croatia’s Istrian coast, and is famous for its beautiful belle époque architecture, enchanting location, and excellent climate. Admire the sparkling Adriatic, stroll along the picturesque promenade, and discover its many sights.

    During our holiday, we’ll visit Venice, with its intricate network of canals and cultural highlights. See Doge's Palace, the Clock Tower, the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Rialto Bridge.

    As well as this, we’ll spend time in the ancient Croatian towns of Pula and Rovinj. Istria’s largest city, Pula’s history stretches back to ancient times, and its Roman Arena, Temple of Roma and Augustus, and Arch of Sergii are must-see sights. Rovinj’s colourful harbour is perfect for enjoying a relaxing walk, and its Old Town is filled with beautiful architecture. 
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotels

    YOUR HOTELS


    VIEW ALL HOTELS Hotel Grand Adriatic Harry's Hotel


    Hotel Grand Adriatic
    Located close to the centre of Opatija, with a beautiful view over the Kvarner bay and its islands.The Hotel complex consists of two buildings, Adriatic I and Adriatic II, having a joint reception and other hotel facilities.
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    Hotel Grand Adriatic

    • Hotel Grand Adriatic
    • Hotel Grand Adriatic

    Located close to the centre of Opatija, with a beautiful view over the Kvarner bay and its islands.The Hotel complex consists of two buildings, Adriatic I and Adriatic II, having a joint reception and other hotel facilities.

    Harry's Hotel
    The Harry's Hotel is a traditional family-run property, enjoying a great location on a central tree-lined street, within easy walking distance of the resort’s popular bars and restaurants. There is a welcoming terrace bar as well as outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy.
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    En Route: Portoroz
    Explore Portoroz (Port of Roses) with an en route visit, admiring this charming town. Portoroz is known for its spectacular coastline - enjoy a stroll along its beaches, visit on of the coastal bars or cafes, or visit one of the town’s three casinos.
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    En Route: Verona
    Spend time exploring fair Verona, one of Italy’s most famous cities thanks to its connections with Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is still synonymous with the city, as well as boasting magnificent Roman architecture. See the famous House of Juliet, the San Zeno Maggiore Church, and the beautiful Roman Arena. 
    Rovinj In Istria
    Full Day: Pula and Rovinj

    Discover the west side of the Istrian Peninsula as we visit the popular town of Pula. One of the many jewels in Istria’s crown, Pula is the largest city on the peninsula and is known for its beautiful sea views and unspoilt scenery. The city has a wealth of history within its walls, as it was brought to life during Roman times, with many Roman buildings and features still existing today.

    From Pula, we’ll continue to charming Rovinj, with its pretty pastel coloured houses clustered along the winding streets, overlooked by the Venetian style bell tower. The historic centre is completely contained within the oval peninsula and the town and harbour are a delight to explore.

    Rovinj is home to a wide range of attractions, including St. Euphemia's Basilica and the Rovinj Town Museum, and it’s also the ideal place to wander through the streets and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the town.

    Gondolas in Venice
    Full Day: Venice

    For an entire day, we’ll explore the beautiful city of Venice, where we’ll find amazing architecture, fascinating history and vibrant culture. Venice is one of the most interesting cities in the world, with its winding canals and reputation for being the birthplace (and adopted home) of many amazing musicians.

    Today, Venice is an extraordinary city with much to discover, from museums to art galleries, monuments to bridges, and everything in between. Some of the most famous places we’ll be able to visit at leisure while in the city include Ca' d'Oro, the Doge's Palace and the Clock Tower, as well as the Museum of Natural History and the Venice Academy Gallery. There’s also the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge and the famous Grand Canal.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Krk island
    Full Day: Krk Island and Wine Tasting

    Journey across Krk Bridge for our island adventure, with Krk Island being the largest in the Adriatic Sea. The island has an amazing history, having been inhabited since Neolithic times.

    We’ll call at Vrbnik, a small Croatian town with beautiful views over the channel. The town is known for its excellent vineyards, and while we’re there we’ll get the chance to sample local cheese, ham and wine, before continuing to Krk. Enjoy time to explore the area at leisure, where the sights in the main town include the Roman ruins, cathedral and town towers.

    Padua
    Padua

    We’ll take a trip to Padua, one of Italy’s most beautiful and architecturally important cities. The setting for Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, Padua is filled with wonderful historical sights and stunning scenery. With medieval architecture, a lively and modern atmosphere, and an incredibly intriguing history, this city is filled with things to see and do.

    Canale Grande, Venice
    Venice Gondola Ride
    Experience Venice from its famous canals as we take an optional gondola ride. See the beautiful architecture, while travelling along these busy waterways and enjoying the pleasant atmosphere. Venice is well-known for its canals, which connect this floating city, and our optional excursion will give us a chance to admire one of Italy’s most beautiful cities from a different perspective.
    Rialto Bridge
    Venice Guided Walking Tour
    Enjoy an excellent guided walking tour of the wonderful city of Venice, which is famous for its beautiful canals and stunning architecture. This historical city is filled with interesting places to visit and things to do and we’ll spend an enjoyable time exploring the area.

 


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What's included

  • Return travel by Grand Tourer coach
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Touring itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, 10 evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursions
  • Two en route visits
  • Four optional excursions
Hotel Grand Adriatic

Hotel Grand Adriatic

Located close to the centre of Opatija, with a beautiful view over the Kvarner bay and its islands.The Hotel complex consists of two buildings, Adriatic I and Adriatic II, having a joint reception and other hotel facilities.

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Hotel Grand Adriatic

  • Hotel Grand Adriatic
  • Hotel Grand Adriatic

Located close to the centre of Opatija, with a beautiful view over the Kvarner bay and its islands.The Hotel complex consists of two buildings, Adriatic I and Adriatic II, having a joint reception and other hotel facilities.

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