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Easy WALKING/Sightseeing HOLIDAY in Croatia

Croatia • Istria • Porec

Local fare on this easy walking and sightseeing holiday in Istria, CroatiaOne of the many lovely hilltop villages in IstriaColourful Rovinj, CroatiaLavender at the herb farm, Istria CroatiaOlive groves and lovely light IstriaThe amphitheatre at Pula - easy walking/sightseeing in Croatia
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Ancient history, hilltop towns, truffles, tastings and Tito
A gentle exploration of this beautiful part of Croatia, the largest peninsular in the Adriatic Sea, sitting proudly between the Gulf of Trieste and Kvarner. Our base for the week is a 4* waterside palazzo with a distinctly Venetian feel, from where we discover a region with a rich Roman history. Highlights include a preserved amphitheatre, beautiful villages, frescoes, breath taking Lim fjord and the spectacular Brijuni archipelago ~ once home to former president, Tito. A fascinating gentle walking and cultural tour of Istria.

A typical itinerary on this easy walking holiday in Istria, Croatia

Arrival day

Leaving Pula, we arrive in Poreč in time to explore the old town and waterfront before dinner.

The hilltop towns

Starting with a truffle hunt led by local family in the Motovun forest we go on to explore the medieval towns of Motovun and Grožnjan, known for its artists. We end a day in a local winery where we can enjoy the tastes of local wines, olive oil, Istrian ham and cheese.

Ancient Pula

In Pula we take a walk through history. We start with the Romans and the incredible amphitheatre known as the Pula Arena, pass through the renaissance period and finish our adventure in modern Pula. On the way home we stop in Vodnjan to meet a local produce of olive oil producer and of course a tasting.

Hum, the smallest town in the world

We start our day with a visit to the rarely visited medieval castle of Pazin. Continuing our journey, we stop in the beautiful hilltop village of Draguć, famed for its frescoes and use as a film set. On reaching Hum, the smallest town in the world according to the Guinness book of records we settle down for an Istrian lunch in small tavern owned by a local family.

Free day

Explore Poreč, wander the harbour, relax on the beach, go shopping or take a boat trip to the Lim fjord and Rovinj or even to Venice.

The Brijuni Islands National Park

The archipelago of Brijuni is an extraordinary blend of natural, historical and cultural heritage. Starting with a boat ride from the fishing village of Fažana we land on Veli Brijun the largest of the islands. We follow a panoramic path all around the island, rich in history, archaeological treasures and pass the old villa of the Yugoslavian president Tito. There is great snorkelling and swimming so bring your bathers.

Rovinj and a farmstead

We start by exploring the town of Rovinj - narrow medieval streets and art galleries in a warm Mediterranean setting. We finish the day at a lovely farm with vegetables, gardens of authentic aromatic and medicinal herbs, olive groves, a vineyard and an orchard.

Departure day

We depart early for Pula airport

Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this easy walking holiday in Istria, Croatia. Weather conditions, group interests and the guide will influence the final itinerary.

Where we stay on this easy walking holiday in Istria, Croatia

Grand Hotel Palazzo

Set right on the waterfront and only a few minutes from the town centre, this elegant hotel built in 1910 in the style of the Austro Hungarian empire features a large terrace with views across the Adriatic, an infinity pool and spa. Completely renovated in 2007 the hotel retains its historic charm. All of our rooms are doubles.
Bedroom, Hotel Palazzo, Croatia Location, Hotel Palazzo, Croatia
Terrace, Hotel Palazzo, Croatia Spa, Hotel Palazzo, Croatia
Swimming Pool, Hotel Palazzo, Croatia
Airport transfer time
Approximately 1 hour
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What's included
5 full days of walking with professional local guide
7 nights in en-suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Pula
All transport on the island
Visits to Hum, Rovinj and Pula
Entry to Pazin castle
Wine and local produce tasting
Boat trip to the the Brijuni archipelago
Where we stay
Getting there
Good footpaths, pavements and stony tracks

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