Travelling the Coasts of the Adriatic

The stunning Adriatic Sea separates the Balkan and Italian Peninsulas. In our new itinerary, we explore both sides of the sapphire sea with wonderful, medieval cities and beautiful, contrasting coast lines.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Rovinj Driver’s Day Off
We will spend today either exploring our private island at leisure, relaxing on the beaches or taking the ferry to Rovinj, famous for the St Euphemia Cathedral, the largest baroque building in Istria. Rovinj was originally an island too, but 250 years ago the narrow channel which separated it from the mainland was filled in. Rovinj is extremely pretty with numerous cafés and restaurants, galleries and an active fishing port and worth the effort if we can bear to leave our resort island!

Day 3 Brijuni Islands & Pula
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.

Day 4 Opatija
Today we visit the elegant coastal resort of Opatija. We can stroll along its 12km promenade lined with impressive villas and pretty gardens and wander through the historic centre brimming with chic shops, Viennese-style coffee houses, bars and restaurants.

Day 5 Lido di Jesolo via Portorož
We make our way to Lido di Jesolo, stopping en- route at the tranquil town of Portorož in Slovenia. We stretch our legs and enjoy the town with its lovely promenade, harbour and plenty of shops before continuing our journey.

Day 6 Venice
Stunning architecture and a labyrinth of mysterious passageways await in the alluring city built on a lagoon. Gaze in awe at the Grand Canal, reflecting the glories and canals of Venetian architecture lining its banks, the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, Doge’s Palace and the Basilicas of San Marco and Santa Maria della Salute. Venture further into its back streets and discover churches and museums lined with priceless marble and antique treasures aplenty, and, of course, there is the option of a ride in one of the world-famous gondolas!

Day 7 Padua & Vicenza
This morning we travel to the medieval city of Padua, home to Italy’s second-oldest university established in 1222. Here we can take a stroll around the historic streets and visit the Scrovegni Chapel, with its priceless frescoes by Giotto, and The Basilica of St. Anthony. In the afternoon we travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vicenza, known for its fine 16th century architecture. Vicenza is also famous for its trade in precious metals and is also known as the ‘City of Gold’. We can enjoy free time to explore the beautiful, compact town centre with its attractive shops and impressive buildings.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

Hotel Istra

St Andrew Island, Rovinj, Croatia
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The Hotel Istra is located on an island of its own, a traffic free oasis of sea and sun, private beaches and secluded spots, only a fifteen minute boat ride from Rovinj (free of charge to hotel guests). All 326 air-conditioned, stylishly modern bedrooms are equipped with hairdryer, TV and minibar. The bar is modern, bright and airy with white furnishings and a minimalist style while the restaurant in which groups dine serves a very varied selection of international cuisine. The hotel boasts two outdoor swimming pools and extensive spa facilities (including an indoor swimming pool). Coach parking is off-site, approx. 1km from the dock and is free of charge.

Hotel Le Soleil

Lido di Jesolo
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This stylish, modern 4 star hotel is located in the heart of Lido di Jesolo overlooking the beach. All 150 air-conditioned bedrooms are accessible by lift, stylishly decorated in a boutique style with light coloured furnishings and each is equipped with a balcony, TV and hairdryer. The bar area is extremely spacious with sea views and there are several lounges where guests can relax including a partially covered outdoor terrace with comfortable seating. The elegant restaurant is located on the lower floor and is decorated with white furnishings. The hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and decking that extends directly onto a private beach, providing direct access to the sea and beautiful, unrestricted views. There are approximately 15 steps to the reception area at the front of the hotel. Coach parking is off-site, on surrounding streets, and is free of charge.

Hotel Istra

Rovinj, Croatia
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Hotel Le Soleil

Lido di Jesolo, Italy

7 Nights Half Board
Oct 2019
Twin from £349pp

Single Supplement from £139
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
4 nights Half Board at Hotel Istra
• Porterage & welcome glass of fruit juice
• Choice of menu
• Glass of wine or beer with dinner
• Scheduled boat transfers to & from the mainland
3 nights Half Board at Hotel Le Soleil
• Porterage & welcome glass of fruit juice
• Set menu on arrival
• Choice of menu on 2 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
Please note, additional months/dates are available, in alternative locations throughout Croatia & Slovenia. Please contact our Sales Team for details and prices.
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