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Secret Croatia

7 nights
Discover the enchanting beauty of Croatia’s Istrian Region!

Discover the charm of Croatia’s Istria region with our Hidden Europe series. Roam the ancient streets of Pula, embrace coastal allure in Rovinj, and explore the historical richness of Porec. Each town unfolds a new chapter in the captivating story of Istria, leaving you with memories of an authentic Croatian experience.

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What's Included

Route: Pula Rovinj Porec Pula

Duration: 7 nights

Accommodation: Hand picked hotels, with a choice of 3* or 4* ratings.

Transport: Travel by bus during the daytime.

Optional Experiences: You can add extra experiences to this route, these include trips to a medieval town famous for truffle hunting, Motovun, or experience island life by visiting the Brijuni Islands.

Sustainability: This trip only creates 6kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 36kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Your adventure starts in the historic city of Pula, where ancient Roman architecture, like the awe-inspiring Pula Arena, echoes tales of a bygone era. Explore the winding streets of this culturally rich city, uncovering its vibrant history and lively local scene.

Next, be swept away by the enchanting beauty of Rovinj. This dreamy seaside town, with its pastel-colored houses and art-filled alleys, offers a perfect blend of romance and Mediterranean charm. Discover hidden courtyards, indulge in fresh seafood, and watch the sunset over the Adriatic from a cozy café.

Journey onward to the captivating town of Porec. Here, history comes to life at the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, a marvel of Byzantine architecture. Stroll along the sun-kissed beaches and explore the charming streets, where the essence of old-world Europe meets the relaxed pace of coastal life.

As the journey loops back to Pula, your spirit is enriched with the serene beauty and hidden wonders of Croatia’s coast. This Euroventure trip not only showcases the picturesque landscapes and cultural delights of the Istrian Peninsula but also immerses you in the soulful tranquility of Croatia’s lesser-known coastal towns.

– All overland and ferry transport tickets from the first to the last city.

– All possible seat reservations – not just the compulsory ones!

– Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels or hotels – tested by us

– Walking or public transport directions between the stations and your booked accommodation.

– Travel Disruption Protection – alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.

– 24hr emergency phone number to use while you’re away.

– Personalised travel pack with your travel times, accommodation information, directions, language guides and things to see and do in each location.

– Exclusive discounts on attractions across Europe.

 

Trip Details
 

Route: Pula Rovinj Porec Pula

Duration: 7 nights

Accommodation: Hand picked hotels, with a choice of 3* or 4* ratings.

Transport: Travel by bus during the daytime.

Optional Experiences: You can add extra experiences to this route, these include trips to a medieval town famous for truffle hunting, Motovun, or experience island life by visiting the Brijuni Islands.

Sustainability: This trip only creates 6kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 36kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Trip Description

Your adventure starts in the historic city of Pula, where ancient Roman architecture, like the awe-inspiring Pula Arena, echoes tales of a bygone era. Explore the winding streets of this culturally rich city, uncovering its vibrant history and lively local scene.

Next, be swept away by the enchanting beauty of Rovinj. This dreamy seaside town, with its pastel-colored houses and art-filled alleys, offers a perfect blend of romance and Mediterranean charm. Discover hidden courtyards, indulge in fresh seafood, and watch the sunset over the Adriatic from a cozy café.

Journey onward to the captivating town of Porec. Here, history comes to life at the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, a marvel of Byzantine architecture. Stroll along the sun-kissed beaches and explore the charming streets, where the essence of old-world Europe meets the relaxed pace of coastal life.

As the journey loops back to Pula, your spirit is enriched with the serene beauty and hidden wonders of Croatia’s coast. This Euroventure trip not only showcases the picturesque landscapes and cultural delights of the Istrian Peninsula but also immerses you in the soulful tranquility of Croatia’s lesser-known coastal towns.

What's Included?

  • All overland transport tickets from the first to the last city.
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hotels, tested by us.
  • Walking directions between the stations and your booked accommodation.
  • A personalised travel booklet with maps, language guides, top tips, and more.
  • Peace of mind with alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.
  • Access to our 24hr emergency phone number while you’re away.
Itinerary

Pula (2 Nights)

Pula, a city on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast, and Roman ruins. This historic city is renowned for its mix of culture, natural beauty, and ancient architecture.

Key places to visit in Pula include:

Pula Arena: One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world, offering a glimpse into the city’s ancient history and hosting various events and performances.

Temple of Augustus: A well-preserved Roman temple dedicated to the first Roman emperor, showcasing the city’s rich Roman heritage.

Brijuni National Park: A group of islands known for their natural beauty, with historical sites, a safari park, and the remains of Roman villas.

We recommend:

Kamenjak National Park – Venture beyond Pula to Kamenjak National Park, a pristine coastal area known for its diverse landscapes. Explore hidden coves, enjoy the crystal-clear waters, and embark on hiking or cycling trails. Kamenjak offers a tranquil escape into nature just a short journey from the city.

Whether you’re interested in ancient history, natural beauty, or culinary experiences, Pula has a diverse range of attractions to offer.

    Bus to Rovinj – 45 min

Rovinj (2 Nights)

Rovinj, nestled on Croatia’s Istrian coast, is a captivating gem with its old-world charm and stunning Adriatic views. This enchanting town, with its Venetian-style architecture and labyrinthine cobblestone streets, invites a journey through history and beauty.

Key places to visit in Rovinj include:

St. Euphemia’s Church: A majestic baroque church perched atop a hill, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the azure sea and the town’s charming rooftops.

Rovinj Old Town: A picturesque maze of narrow alleys, brimming with vibrant art galleries, quaint cafes, and artisan shops, perfect for leisurely exploration.

Balbi’s Arch: An iconic historic gateway, leading into a world of timeless beauty, where every corner and square whispers tales of the past and in

We recommend:

Limski Kanal – Experience the breathtaking beauty of Limski Kanal, a fjord-like estuary known for its stunning landscapes. Enjoy a boat tour along the canal, where you can appreciate the cliffs, lush greenery, and clear blue waters.

These activities offer a mix of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation, allowing you to experience the unique charm of Rovinj.

    Bus to Porec – 45 min

Poreč (2 Nights)

Poreč, a stunning town on Croatia’s Istrian coast, exudes a magical allure with its rich history and scenic beauty. Renowned for its UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč balances historical significance with the charm of a seaside resort.

Key places to visit in Poreč include:

Euphrasian Basilica: A remarkable example of Byzantine art, this 6th-century basilica is famed for its stunning mosaics and architectural beauty.

Poreč Old Town: Wander through enchanting streets lined with Romanesque and Gothic buildings, opening up to vibrant squares and the sparkling Adriatic.

Baredine Cave: A natural wonder just outside Poreč, offering a glimpse into an underground world of stalactites and stalagmites, perfect for an adventurous escape.

We recommend:

Baredine Cave – Venture to Baredine Cave, located a short journey from Poreč. Explore the underground world with stalactite and stalagmite formations, as well as an underground lake. Guided tours provide an informative and fascinating experience.

These activities provide a diverse range of experiences, allowing you to explore Poreč’s rich history, natural beauty, and recreational offerings.

    Bus to Pula – 1.5 hours

Pula (1 Night)

 

As the “Secret Croatia” tour concludes in Pula, travelers find themselves reflecting on a week filled with the discovery of Croatia’s coastal gems. From the historic grandeur of Pula to the charming streets of Rovinj and the Byzantine splendor of Porec, each destination has left its mark. Returning to Pula, they bring back not just memories but a deeper appreciation for Croatia’s rich culture, stunning landscapes, and the serene beauty of the Adriatic coast.

How to get there

The quickest way to get to and from the UK will be to book a flight to Pula. Alternatively, if you want to travel from the UK to Pula all the way by overland transport, then please get in touch and we can plan a route for you!

Optional Experiences

Enhance your Istrian journey with seamlessly integrated experiences which extend the length of your trip. From truffle hunting and vineyard tours in the charming hilltop town of Motovun to guided explorations of historical treasures on the Brijuni Islands, these curated activities seamlessly enrich your Istrian adventure.

Please note – by adding one of these experiences, these will add nights to your itinearies, please see activity inclusions to see where these nights are added.

Brijuni Islands - Adds 2 Nights to your itineary (April-October Only)

Day 1: Arrival and Nature Exploration – Head on a captivating journey as you depart from Pula, venturing across the sparkling Adriatic waters to the enchanting Brijuni Islands. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Veliki Brijun. Begin your exploration at the Brijuni National Park Visitor Center, where the lush island landscape and vibrant wildlife come to life. As the day unfolds, unwind with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, indulging in the freshest seafood and Istrian delicacies against the backdrop of the Adriatic.

Day 2: Panoramic Train Journey and Historical Sites – Awaken to the allure of Veliki Brijun, a haven where history and nature converge. Begin your day with a guided panoramic train journey, allowing you to soak in the scenic beauty of the island’s landscapes. Following with a leisurely walking tour to explore Veliki Brijun’s historical sites, including the remnants of a Roman villa and a Byzantine castrum. Delve into the island’s rich past at the Archaeological Museum, where Roman remnants and Byzantine treasures come to life. In the afternoon, bask in the serenity of Brijuni’s beaches, where crystal-clear waters invite relaxation and rejuvenation. Conclude your island retreat with a sunset dinner overlooking the sea.

Inclusions for the Brijuni Islands experience:

3* Hotel Accommodation in Veliki Brijun – 2 Nights

Transportation to and from Pula – via Bus and Ferry (1 connection in Fazana)

This excursion will be added after the 2 nights in Pula, and before heading to Rovinj as per the original itineary

Included Activity – Guided Panoramic Train and Walking Tour Experience (4 hours)

Total Cost Per Person – £350

(Price based on 2 people sharing a room, solo travellers please enquire for a price)

Motovun - Adds 2 Nights to your itineary (All Year)

Day 1: Arrival in Motovun – Embark on a picturesque journey from Porec to Motovun, a captivating hilltop town gracing the Istrian landscape. Upon arrival, settle into the charm of Motovun’s accommodations, where panoramic views of rolling vineyards and lush forests await. Begin your exploration with a leisurely stroll through Motovun’s ancient streets, absorbing the medieval ambiance and architectural treasures. Admire the town from atop the Motovun Town Walls, offering sweeping vistas of the Mirna River Valley. For lunch, indulge in the exquisite flavors of Istrian truffle dishes at a local konoba, immersing yourself in the region’s culinary delights. Wander through the enchanting alleys, taking in the tranquility that defines Motovun as a hidden gem in Istria, before retiring to your accommodation for a peaceful night.

Day 2: Truffle Hunting and Culinary Delights – Begin your morning with a truffle hunting adventure, delving into the Istrian forests surrounding Motovun. Join a local truffle hunter and their skilled dog, uncovering the treasures hidden beneath the earth. The experience is both educational and thrilling, offering insights into the truffle-hunting tradition. The afternoon invites further exploration of Motovun or you can choose to take yourself to nearby vineyards for delightful wine tasting. As evening approaches, immerse yourself in the town’s culinary scene, enjoying another dinner featuring the unique allure of truffles. Revel in the quiet charm of Motovun, reflecting on the rich tapestry of culture, cuisine, and natural beauty that defines this hidden gem in Istria.

Inclusions for the Motovun experience:

4* Hotel Accommodation in Motovun – 2 Nights

Transportation to and from Porec – via Bus (1 connection in Pazin)

This excursion will be added after the 2 nights in Porec, and before heading back to Pula as per the original itineary

Included Activity – Truffle Hunting Experience with Tasting (1.5 hours)

Total Cost Per Person – £300

(Price based on 2 people sharing a room, solo travellers please enquire for a price)