Elegant Opatija & Istrian Islands

The elegant resort of Opatija offers an excellent base from which to explore the spectacular scenery of the Croatian coastline. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Brijuni Islands, the 17th century coastal resort of Rovinj and the magnificent Roman amphitheatre in Pula.

Angela says...
“The unique character of this elegant building combined with its central location between the main street and the sea make it an elegant and unforgettable place to stay.”
Day 1 Arrival
Arriving at our hotel in Opatija we enjoy our welcome drink whilst our luggage is taken to our room.

Day 2 Opatija Driver’s Day Off
We are free today to explore Opatija with its 12km promenade lined with impressive villas and pretty gardens, and a centre brimming with chic shops, Viennese style coffee houses, bars and restaurants.

Day 3 Brijuni Islands & Pula 202km/126 mile round trip
This morning we head to the port of Fažana, close to Pula and enjoy a 20 minute boat journey to the Brijuni National Park, comprising 14 beautiful islands. During our visit we enjoy a sightseeing tour on a land train which includes a visit to a safari park, archaeological museum, Roman ruins, a Venetian castle and Mediterranean gardens. Cafés and restaurants are available for a lunch stop before returning to the mainland. In the afternoon we visit Pula, the largest town in Istria, famous for its magnificent Roman amphitheatre holding up to 25,000 spectators. Pula’s other monuments include Hercules’ Gate, the Temple of Augustus and the Triumphal Arch.

Day 4 Krk 130km/81 mile round trip
Today we enjoy a scenic Adriatic drive to one of Croatia’s largest and most interesting islands, Krk, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. On the island’s southwestern coast, Krk Town clusters around a medieval walled centre and includes a beach, seafront promenade and port.

Day 5 Rovinj & Pore? 202km/126 mile round trip
This morning we head for the west coast of the Istrian Peninsula and visit the resort of Rovinj. Originally an island, the historic town is one of the Mediterranean’s few remaining true fishing ports. During our visit we have time to explore the picturesque historic centre that was modelled on Venice and the impressive church of Santa Euphemia, the largest baroque building in Istra. In the afternoon we make our way to Pore?, a lively resort that is also full of cultural sites including the 6th century Byzantine Basilica of St. Euphrasia. Its exquisite mosaics are amongst the world’s most beautiful works of art and are listed by UNESCO.

Day 6 Departure
After our farewell drink we take in the last views of Opatija before departing for the return journey to the UK.
Legend

Agava Hotel

Opatija
AAA+ Elegant Surroundings
The 4 star Agava hotel is situated in the heart of Opatija, within easy walking distance of the sea, beautiful gardens and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafés. Formerly a private villa built in 1896, this historic building was tastefully converted to a hotel in 2006. There are a few steps to the front of the hotel but flat access is also available at the back. All 76 bedrooms are traditionally furnished to reflect the charm and personality of the building and are equipped with TV, hairdryer and air-conditioning. The hotel offers a small lounge area with decorative painted ceiling, bar, terrace and elegant restaurant with parquet floors. Free use of the indoor swimming pool is available at the sister hotel, the Grand Hotel, located about 50 metres away. Limited coach parking is available on-site and is free of charge.

Agava Hotel

Opatija, Croatia
5 Nights Half Board
April – October 2018
Twin from £249pp to £419pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £60

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome fruit juice & cookies on arrival
• Choice of menu, buffet style
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Farewell drink of fruit juice & cookies
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£249 for 6 days

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