Great Lakes of Croatia & Slovenia

Great Lakes of Croatia & Slovenia

  • 8 Days
  • From : Pula
  • To : Pula
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 16 Years Old

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Join this eight-day TUI Tour to discover the Istrian Peninsula and admire the sun-dappled olive groves that make this place seem more Tuscan than Croatian. Indulge into a homemade Istrian dish served in the warm environment of an Istrian village. Walk about the old city of Rovinj all the way to the Basilica of St. Euphemia from where stretches a gorgeous view of Rovink’s Islands. Walk about the old city of Porec, the streets of the old town on the way to the Euphaeasian Basilica, one of the most beautiful preserved monuments of Eraly Byzantine art in the Mediterranean. Marvel at Lake Bled, spend the day on a glacial lake surrounded by snow-covered in mountains and take a boat ride to Bled, the only island in Slovenia.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Rovijn: also known as ‘Little Venice’; all tall townhouses and narrow cobblestone streets, this tiny seaside town looks like a mirror image of its Italian neighbour, only in miniature. 

Porec: discover its old town, built on a small peninsula, which began more than 2000 years ago. The old city is a cultural monument itself. 

Plitvice Lakes: connected by waterfalls, circled by forest and crisscrossed with wooden-bridges, the Plitvice Lakes are a dream come true for all nature lovers. 

Lake Bled, Slovenia: set in a pine forest with a mountain scenery backdrop, this lake rightfully deserves its name as ‘The Pearl of the Alps’.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with English-speaking TUI guide during visits to Istra (Day 2), Plitvice Lakes (Day 5) and Lake Bled (Day 7)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 7 night’s accommodation

MEALS:

  • 7 Breakfasts 
  • 1 Istrian lunch (Day 2) 
  • 1 lunch at a local restaurant (Day 5)
  • 7 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival and departure private transfer from/to Pula Airport – hotel
  • Shared transportation in an air-conditioning bus throughout the tour

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Magical Istria full-day sightseeing tour (Day 2); Plitvice Lakes full-day tour (Day 5); Lake Bled full-day tour (Day 7)

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet 
  • Welcome meeting 

Exclusions

  • Day 2: Pula Amphitheatre entrance fee not included
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • City tax, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons.
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay. 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 – 7 Medulin:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Park Plaze Belvedere or similar 4*

Cancellation policy

Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL PULA – MEDULIN (15 km – 0.5 hrs)

Upon landing at Pula Airport, make your way to the arrivals hall where a representative will meet and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Medulin.

Day 2 :  MEDULIN – PULA – ROVINJ – GRZINI – LIVADE – POREC – MEDULIN (215 km – 4 hrs)

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast early in the morning, and depart to Pula, for a sightseeing tour (Pula Amphitheatre entrance not included). Discover the Pula and Roma remains, and one of the most delightful hilltops villages in Istria, Bale, with its stoned streets wind in a circle around the hill. Shortly after, you will continue to Rovijn, to enjoy some free time. After the visit, depart to Grzini due to arrive at midday, where you will be welcome with a tasty Istrian lunch (included). You will continue to Livade, for a truffle hunting experience in the Istrian forest, a professional hunter and his trained dogs will assist you. In the afternoon, arrive at Porec, and join the sightseeing tour. Walk the old streets Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, by the remains of Roman temples of Mars and Neptune, and the Euphrasian Basicilica. Shortly after, check-in at the hotel before enjoying dinner.  

Overnight in Medulin. 

Day 3 :  MEDULIN

Charge your energy with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before enjoying a leisurely day of rest and relaxation. In the evening, finish your day with dinner at the hotel. Alternatively, you can book an optional half-day tour Istrian Hilltops Treasures (not included):

Istrian Hilltops Treasures, half-day tour

Discover the beauty of ‘Green Istria’, hidden from the everyday bustle in its lowlands encompassed by forests and hills. Discover ancient churches, prehistoric finds, spectacular castles, magnificent palaces and many other buildings. Taste Istrian delicacies, wine and olive Oil in Oprtalj. Time of the day: midday.

Overnight in Medulin.

Day 4 :  MEDULIN

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, this full day is free for the taking. Spend it on one of the city’s beaches, or browsing the boutiques. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel. Alternatively, you can book an optional tour (not included):

Venice, full day trip, Italy

Stroll through cobblestone streets, along the canals spanned by bridges and relive the spirit of past times. We will take you to see the making the unique Murano glass, a symbol of Venice. Later on, you will have free time to find a secret or two hidden by this eternal city.

Overnight in Medulin.

Day 5 :  MEDULIN – PLITVICE LAKES – MEDULIN (600 km – 6 hrs)

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel and depart to Plitvice lakes, Croatia’s miracle of Nature. Admire the 250-waterfall at the lower lakes. Wander along the boardwalks and bridges. Take a boat trip across Lake Kozjak, the biggest stretch of water in the area. Do not miss a stroll in the countryside! Enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant in Rastoke. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner.  

Overnight in Medulin.

Day 6 :  MEDULIN

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at your hotel and enjoy another day at leisure in Medulin. You can either venture out into the streets to start discovering the many delights it has to offer at your own pace or simply relax at the hotel while making the most of the available amenities. In the evening, end your day with dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Medulin.

Day 7 :  MEDULIN – LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA – MEDULIN (520 km – 5.5 hrs)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before heading to Lake Bled. Home to Slovenia only island, its enchanted pine forests with the mountains scenery will leave you speechless. To get the best view, you will visit Bled Castle (entrance included). Spare attention at The Chateau, with its cone-shaped turrets, yard-thick walls and lofty parapets. Back on the shore, you pile into a rowing boat to glide over the tiny island church. Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon, before ending the day with dinner.  

Overnight in Medulin.

Day 8 :  MEDULIN – DEPARTURE PULA (15 km – 0.5 hrs)

Wake up to one last breakfast at the hotel, and spend time at your leisure before check-out. At an indicated time, transfer to Pula Airport to continue with your travel arrangements.