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Croatia’s stunning coastlines and architecture are no longer a well-kept secret.
Thousands of tourists flock to the country each year, making it the 15th most popular tourist destination worldwide.
This seven day twin centre holiday is perfect for those who want to really immerse themselves in Croatian culture, but at the same time avoid some of the busier destinations like Dubrovnik.
This tour focuses on the coastal towns of Pula and Rovinj, located in the north of Croatia, on the Istrian peninsula.
Here you will discover the region’s Roman and Venetian heritage, explore ancient architecture and monuments, and enjoy spectacular coastal scenery around the clear Adriatic waters.
Pula is an ancient city with buildings dating back over 2000 years, set in a scenic hillside location.
Yet despite its ancient heritage it hosts various film and arts festivals throughout the summer, making it a place where the old and new collide.
Rovinj is a fishing town with an active port, and a network of cobbled streets leading to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia.
The town is surrounded by pebble beaches, picturesque bays and islands.
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Welcome to Croatia – we hope you had a good flight.
Your Croatia tour begins with a transfer from Pula airport to the nearby town of Rovinj.
One of our drivers will collect you in a private taxi, and the journey should take around 40 minutes.
Upon arrival in Rovinj, you will check into the hotel located in the town centre, and within easy walking distance to shops and cafes.
Overnight in Rovinj.
After breakfast in the hotel you will meet with your tour guide who will take you on a tour of Rovinj, where you will see the Church of St. Euphemia with its marble altar and Euphemia’s sarcophagus.
Rovinj was once governed by the Venetians, and this is apparent in the architecture all over the town.
In the clock tower in the square you can see the winged Lion of St. Mark, which is the symbol of Venice.
We will also stop at the port where you can stop in a beautiful restaurant or cafe and enjoy the views of the fishing boats, coloured houses, and all the people walking by.
Overnight in Rovinj.
Travel on a relaxing boat trip to the breathtaking scenery of Lim Fjord.
For those who enjoy physical activity, you can climb 100m to the top of the surrounding hills to enjoy panoramic views across the valley, or go mountain-biking on one of the numerous trails.
If you prefer to take things easier, you will enjoy sampling some of the locally farmed shellfish at one of the bay’s restaurants.
If all that touring hasn’t tired you out, we recommend a sunset walk to Monkodonja, a Bronze Age archaeological site atop a hill, just outside Rovinj.
From the top you have excellent views across the little islands of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Rovinj.
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel, and we will transfer you to your hotel in Pula, approximately 40 minutes away.
You will have the afternoon and evening to explore Pula at your own leisure.
Overnight at the hotel in Pula.
After breakfast, join us on a guided tour of Pula’s Roman heritage, widely regarded to be some of the best examples of Roman architecture, outside of Italy.
Discover the main square, which was once a Roman Forum and still holds outdoor meetings and concerts today.
You will also see the Temple of Augustus, the Arch of Sergius, and various other Roman monuments.
Overnight in Pula.
Pula’s impressive Roman Arena is one of the most complete surviving theatres in the world, and is even more remarkable, considering the building is 2000 years old.
In the past, it would have been filled with 20,000 spectators watching Gladiators in battle, and you can still see the network of underground passages which the Gladiators used.
In the medieval period, the arena was used for knights’ tournaments, and today it is still used for concerts, markets and sporting events.
After visiting the arena, the afternoon will be spent learning about Croatian and Istrian wine production, visiting one of the many hillside wineries, and sampling some of their produce.
Overnight in Pula.
You will have your final morning free to do some last minute shopping, or to have a final wander around the town, before we pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport for your onward journey.
Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.
Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.
Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.
In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.
In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.
If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.
Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.
If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.
These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.
The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).
Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.
Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.
Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.
Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.
Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.
Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.
All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.
A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.
Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.
We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.
You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.
Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.
We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.
Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).
The pack will normally be sent to your home address.
Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).
Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.
Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.
This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.
The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.
The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.
The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.
Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.
If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.
For more information, please see our Useful Links.
We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.