Croatia with Zagreb & the Istrian Riviera

Hotel Park Lovran

Departure Date:

No. of Days:

10 days

£799.00 pp

Upto £300 cheaper than our competitors

This is a delightful tour that takes in some of the best that Croatia has to offer. Our base is the Istrian Peninsula, a region often compared with Tuscany and an increasingly popular destination for visitors on this holiday you will find out why! Our itinerary is packed with fascinating excursions, from Roman history through to jaw dropping scenery and natural wonders through to the warm welcome of its people, food and drink, Croatia is a fabulous destination and we just know that you’re going to have a wonderful time…


Hotel Park, Lovran

Set in a colourful 1915 building, this unpretentious hotel is a minute’s walk from Lovran’s historic centre and 3 km from Medveja Beach. The modest rooms provide satellite TV, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. Most rooms have balconies, many of which offer sea views. There is a pleasant bar and restaurant along with a wellness area with an indoor pool, saunas, a hot tub and a fitness room.

Day 1

Join coach and head to the port for our crossing to France and overnight stop.

Day 2

Travel on to Austria for our second overnight stop, enjoying dinner at our hotel.

Day 3

After a good breakfast, we head on through Austria down towards Croatia and our main stay hotel.

Days 4 - 7

For your enjoyment, we have included local guides on all of our excursions in Croatia.

  • Motovun
  • Pula
  • Zagreb with funicular ride
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park – Waterfalls, Boats & Trains

Day 8

After a final breakfast in resort, we start the journey back to the UK, arriving at our first overnight hotel in Austria in time for dinner.

Day 9

After breakfast we head back towards France for our final overnight stop.

Day 10

We depart our hotel after breakfast and head for the channel ports the UK and home.


Motovun is a really beautiful medieval walled town. As it is quite small, it is easy to get around although its hilltop location means there are some hilly bits to climb. Much of its architecture harks back to a time when the region was part of the Venetian Empire and reminders of this region’s rich heritage can be seen throughout the town. The surrounding region is famous for its truffles and the views over the surrounding forests and vineyards are also impressive.


Pula is a pretty seaside city most famous for being home to the best preserved Roman ruins outside Italy, including the incredible Arena built in the 1st century AD, the only Roman amphitheatre in the world with a complete circle wall and one of Croatia’s architectural gems. Other Roman highlights include the Temple of Augustus, the Hercules Gate, the city’s old Forum and the Triumphal Arch of Sergius. In addition to its rich history, Pula is awash with traditional bars and restaurants, many serving up traditional Italian food with a distinctly Croatian twist and for those looking for a bargain or a souvenir, the shops aren’t bad either!

Zagreb with funicular ride

Although it’s the capital of Croatia, Zagreb is sometimes overlooked as a destination by visitors to the country…which is a real shame, because it has plenty to offer! Sure, it doesn’t have the Adriatic sea or beaches, but it has many fine sights and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (Upper Town) which contains the Presidential Palace, the iconic St Mark’s Church, the Croatian parliament (Sabor), and museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps; the 19th century Donji grad (Lower Town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and parks; and the modern post-World War II area of Novi Zagreb (‘new Zagreb’) which is full of high-rise buildings and basically has little to offer visitors. We have also included a short ride on the world’s shortest funicular railway, which dates back to the end of the 19th century and is only 66 metres long

Plitvice Lakes National Park – Waterfalls, Boats & Trains

This is without doubt Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction and the entire National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. The beauty of this area lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres. Our visit also includes an electric boat ride around the lakes and a ride on the park’s panoramic train. This is a place where nature and beauty come together in complete harmony.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • Short sea ferry or shuttle crossings
  • 2 overnight hotels - bed & breakfast
  • 2 overnight hotels - dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 5 nights at the main hotel dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Guided tour of Motovun including city walls
  • Guided Pula city tour with Roman amphitheatre entrance
  • Guided tour of Zagreb with funicular ride
  • Guided tour of National Park Plitvice waterfalls with boat trip and train ride

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Bristol Aztec West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Gorseinon
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West
  • Bristol Aztec West
  • Leigh Delamare Eastbound
  • Swindon Hilton
  • Chieveley Services
  • Reading Services
  • Cobham Extra Services
  • Clackett Lane Services
  • Maidstone Services
  • Folkestone Stop 24 Services

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Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

£120 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Wednesday 24 Apr 2019
Duration: 10 Days

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