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Croatia's Istrian Riviera & Lake Bled

8 days from £659*
Departing: April - October 2017
* Price shown: 23 April 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - CJW
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Based in a beautifully appointed, shore-side hotel in the genteel resort of Opatija, this wonderful holiday includes three marvellous excursions. Discover the delights of the Istrian Riviera; journey into beautiful Slovenia to the shores of exquisite Lake Bled; and spend a wonderful day in the verdant surroundings of the glorious Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Enjoy a week-long stay in elegant Opatija, former retreat of the Viennese elite
  • Discover Pula's stunning Roman amphitheatre
  • Visit pretty Rovinj
  • Exquisite Lake Bled - Slovenia's most charming attraction
  • Stunning waterfalls and breathtaking scenery in the Plitvice National Park
  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation in the four-star Grand Hotel Opatijska Cvijeta, Opatija
  • Return flights to Venice or Pula
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Venice or Pula, and upon arrival transfer to Opatija, set on the Kvarner Gulf in a sun-kissed corner of the Adriatic Sea, and check in to your four-star hotel.

Day Two

Today is free to enjoy the hotel facilities, or to discover the grandeur and delights of Opatija, which has welcomed guests to its elegant shores for over 170 years. It boasts a charming marina, a shore-side promenade, a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, and several jetties from which swimmers can take a dip.

Day Three

The first of your included tours takes in some of the beauty of the Istrian peninsula in the company of your Tour Manager. Highlights will include the provincial capital, Pula, famed for its vast Roman amphitheatre. You'll also discover the remarkable Lim Fjord, one-time hideaway of the pirate Captain Morgan.

From here, you'll continue to stunning Rovinj, where the pastel buildings rise right out of the water. Climb through the narrow streets to enjoy the tremendous view, before returning to the harbour-front below - perhaps to enjoy a well-deserved ice-cream!

Day Four

Today's memorable excursion takes us on a long but rewarding scenic journey north, into Slovenia. Here, beautiful Lake Bled is ringed by forested hills and looks out at an off-shore island crowned by a Baroque church. Enjoy lunch (payable locally), or perhaps take a gondola (pletna) across to the island (payable locally). You'll return to Opatija this evening in time for dinner.

Day Five

Rest and relax in your hotel and its surroundings, or join today's optional boat trip and head across the blue waters to Krk, the largest of the Kvarner Gulf island group. From there you'll cross the narrow strait to Cres, with its Renaissance buildings and picturesque harbour. Enjoy a traditional 'fish picnic' on board the boat.

Day Six

The last of the included excursions takes us inland to stunning Plitvice National Park, Croatia's most celebrated and most visited natural attraction. Here, 16 separate bodies of water are linked by a series of rushing waterfalls and rapids, tumbling down time-weathered terraces.

Day Seven

Our final optional excursion into Slovenia visits one of the world's most famous caves, the giant cavern at Postojna. Travel two miles underground by train and then walk, with a personal 'audio-guide', through an illuminated netherworld of stalactites and stalagmites. We'll also visit historic Prejama Castle which clings to the sheer cliff face in the entrance to another of the region's huge caves.

Day Eight

Transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the UK, after a visit to a truly delightful region.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Birmingham
Birmingham 23 April 2017 £689.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 April 2017 £699.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 07 May 2017 £745.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 May 2017 £775.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 June 2017 £885.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 25 June 2017 £845.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 July 2017 £875.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 August 2017 £879.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 10 September 2017 £845.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £815.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 October 2017 £785.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 October 2017 £755.00 NF7FWV12
Birmingham
Birmingham 22 October 2017 £745.00 NF7FWV12
Bristol
Bristol 23 April 2017 £699.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 30 April 2017 £709.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 07 May 2017 £755.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 21 May 2017 £785.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 04 June 2017 £815.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 18 June 2017 £815.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 02 July 2017 £885.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 03 September 2017 £855.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 17 September 2017 £825.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 01 October 2017 £795.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £795.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 15 October 2017 £765.00 NF7GTN12
Bristol
Bristol 22 October 2017 £755.00 NF7GTN12
Cardiff
Cardiff 04 June 2017 £895.00 NF7HXJ12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 10 September 2017 £935.00 NF7HXN12
East Midlands
East Midlands 23 April 2017 £659.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 30 April 2017 £669.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 07 May 2017 £715.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 14 May 2017 £745.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 11 June 2017 £855.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 25 June 2017 £815.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 09 July 2017 £845.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 27 August 2017 £849.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 10 September 2017 £815.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 24 September 2017 £785.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 08 October 2017 £755.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 15 October 2017 £725.00 NF7FWW12
East Midlands
East Midlands 22 October 2017 £715.00 NF7FWW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 April 2017 £709.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 30 April 2017 £719.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 May 2017 £765.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 21 May 2017 £795.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 June 2017 £825.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 June 2017 £825.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 July 2017 £895.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 03 September 2017 £865.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 September 2017 £835.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 October 2017 £805.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 October 2017 £805.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 October 2017 £775.00 NF7GQW12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 October 2017 £765.00 NF7GQW12
Humberside
Humberside 11 June 2017 £985.00 NF7HXK12
Humberside
Humberside 17 September 2017 £915.00 NF7HXK12
Inverness
Inverness 25 June 2017 £935.00 NF7HXM12
Isle Of Man
Isle Of Man 24 September 2017 £905.00 NF7HXO02
Jersey
Jersey 28 May 2017 £975.00 NF7HWZ02
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 14 May 2017 £805.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 21 May 2017 £805.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 04 June 2017 £835.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 11 June 2017 £915.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 18 June 2017 £835.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 25 June 2017 £875.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 02 July 2017 £905.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 09 July 2017 £905.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 27 August 2017 £919.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 03 September 2017 £915.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 10 September 2017 £915.00 NF7GTO12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 17 September 2017 £885.00 NF7GTO12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 April 2017 £659.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 April 2017 £669.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 May 2017 £715.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 May 2017 £745.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 May 2017 £745.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 June 2017 £775.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 June 2017 £855.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 June 2017 £775.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 25 June 2017 £815.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 July 2017 £845.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 July 2017 £845.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £849.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 September 2017 £815.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £815.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £785.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £785.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £755.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £755.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 October 2017 £725.00 NF7CJW12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 October 2017 £715.00 NF7CJW12
London Southend
London Southend 23 April 2017 £659.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 30 April 2017 £669.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 07 May 2017 £715.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 14 May 2017 £745.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 21 May 2017 £745.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 04 June 2017 £775.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 11 June 2017 £855.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 18 June 2017 £775.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 25 June 2017 £815.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 02 July 2017 £845.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 09 July 2017 £845.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 27 August 2017 £849.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 03 September 2017 £815.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 10 September 2017 £815.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 17 September 2017 £785.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 24 September 2017 £785.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 01 October 2017 £755.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 08 October 2017 £755.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 15 October 2017 £725.00 NF7FWU12
London Southend
London Southend 22 October 2017 £715.00 NF7FWU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 May 2017 £715.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 May 2017 £745.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 May 2017 £745.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 04 June 2017 £775.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 June 2017 £855.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 June 2017 £775.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 25 June 2017 £815.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 July 2017 £845.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 July 2017 £845.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £849.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 September 2017 £815.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 September 2017 £815.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £785.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 September 2017 £785.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £755.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £755.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 October 2017 £725.00 NF7CJV12
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 October 2017 £715.00 NF7CJV12
Manchester
Manchester 14 May 2017 £795.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 21 May 2017 £795.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 04 June 2017 £825.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 11 June 2017 £905.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 18 June 2017 £825.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 25 June 2017 £865.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 02 July 2017 £895.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 09 July 2017 £895.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 27 August 2017 £899.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 03 September 2017 £865.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2017 £865.00 NF7FWX12
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £835.00 NF7FWX12
Newquay Cornwall
Newquay Cornwall 01 October 2017 £895.00 NF7HXP12
Norwich
Norwich 18 June 2017 £915.00 NF7HXL12

Grand Hotel Opatijska Cvijeta ★★★★

This well-located hotel is housed in three different villa buildings that overlook Opatija's harbour and seafront promenade.

Grand Hotel Adriatic 

This well-located hotel is a 15-minute walk from the centre of Opatija, and only 50 meters from the sea and the Lungomare promenade.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours from Venice and Treviso airports and one hour 20 minutes from Pula airport.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Activity levels

Due to the nature of the landscapes explored (national parks, lakes and countryside), this holiday is not recommended for customers with walking difficulties.

Plitvice National Park and Lake Bled

The journey from your hotel to Plitvice National Park and Lake Bled will take approximately three hours.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

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Croatia's Riviera & Lake Bled reviews verified by Reevoo

Croatia's Riviera & Lake BledScores 7.5 out of 10 based on 49 reviews
(10 out of 10)

WENDY

Cheshunt, Herts Couple
Very lovely time, thanks very much. The tour guide and coach driver were excellent. We will do another of these holidays I am sure.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 01 August 2016
(8 out of 10)

JOAN

Astley Tyldesley -Gr Manchester Couple
Overall we enjoyed our holiday but there are a few points I would like to make.

The walk to get to our coach at Venice airport was a nuisance and not easy in the dark.
It was a long transfer time but the cold plate of food at the hotel was very welcome.

The trips involved such long coach journeys yet nothing was mentioned in the itinerary e.g. The Lake Bled trip involved 3hrs on the coach to get there and 3 hours to get back only to have 3 hrs in Lake Bled - longer would have been nice as it was so beautiful. We didn't seem to get enough time in the places we visited and always felt rushed.

We actually didn't go on one of the trips ( to the national park and lakes)because at the welcome meeting the day was explained to us and my husband and I decided not to bother as it seemed to be quite gruelling. The description in the brochure didn't give the right impression.

It would also be helpful if the brochure could emphasise the need for Euros for 2 of the trips as we had to get some at the airport when we landed-probably our fault but it actually caught a number of people out.

I think what I' m trying to say is that the holiday description in the brochure needs to be ammended to make it clear that a certain level of fitness is required and explain the time spent on the coach to get to places. Some of our party had walking problems and even though my husband and I are relatively fit we found some of the trips quite arduous.I think had we been able to read an honest description in the brochure then we might not have opted for this particular tour.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 30 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

BRIAN

Leamington Spa Couple
Too much travel (3.5hrs)to reach some of excursions. Not enough info about this on paperwork. Airport too far away from Croatia,again approx3.5hrs. At Venice airport walk to coach too far in the dark especially for majority of older people.This is NOT a good start or finish to a holiday. Generally a good holiday but too much coach travel!
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 24 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

MAUREEN

Lowestoft Single traveller
I did find some of the walking harder than expected and feel that this should be made clear in the brochure.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 21 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

MELANIE

Great Yarmouth Single traveller
Very enjoyable trip, hotel nicely positioned and staff all very helpful. Wonderful included trips with breath taking scenery. The tour manager was extremely pleasant and very informative of the sights and area. Would definitely recommend to others.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 21 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

JULIA

Sutton, Surrey Couple
It was just perfect!
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

PAUL

Ipswich Couple
Excellent value for money. Stunning location. Good balance of included trips, optional trips and free time. Good hotel.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016