Porec & the Istrian Riviera

9 days from £599pp.


Ljubljana

Visit: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Porec

Visit: Porec, Croatia

Pula

Visit: Pula, Croatia

Motovun

Visit: Motovun, Croatia

Rovinj

Visit: Rovinj, Croatia

There's plenty to see and do on this holiday to Croatia's golden peninsula, based in our 4-star hotel just a leisurely stroll from the lovely town centre of Porec.

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onward overnight towards Porec.

Afternoon arrival in Porec for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Dinner
Porec

Porec

Free time for you to explore your new surroundings or why not discover the sights of Porec on our optional, guided walking tour taking in the 6th century Basilica and the old Roman ruins.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Full-day, included excursion to the historic capital of Slovenia. Originally developed by the Romans, the Old Town now is a blend of palecoloured Baroque churches and mansions, overlooked by a medieval castle. Why not join our optional walking tour and take in the highlights, including the Old Town and the Triple Bridge, or perhaps take a stroll along the willow-lined walkways along the Ljubljana river.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Rovinj

Rovinj

Join our optional excursion to the beautiful town of Rovinj, regarded as one of the most photographed on the Croatian coast. In the afternoon we pause at the coastal town of Vrsar with its picturesque harbour front.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Opatija

Opatija

Join our optional excursion to Opatija. This beautiful resort is often referred to as the ‘Nice of the Adriatic’ on account of its celebrated seaside promenade, the Lungomare.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Grožnjan

Grožnjan

Join our optional, guided excursion as we explore the best of Istria. We start with a stop in the town of Grožnjan, a favourite haunt for artists, and where you can enjoy truffle tasting. We continue to the beautiful hilltop town of Motovun for free time. Later, we head to Pula, with its 3,000 years of history and heritage. See the stunning Roman amphitheatre, the Temple of Augustus and the Forum, as well as the Franciscan monastery.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free time before leaving for the overnight journey towards home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 6 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

Included Excursions

  • Ljubljana - Beautiful historic capital of Slovenia
  • Piran (12-day tour only)

Optional Excursions

  • Porec Sightseeing Tour - Get an insight into this delightful old town
  • Rovinj & Vrsar - Stunning old walled town and picturesque harbour.
  • Opatija - The 'Nice of the Adriatic'
  • Pula - Best of Istria and home to the historic Roman amphitheatre
  • Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour - See the sights

Notes

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

We continue our journey to Bavaria for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Head to our hotel in Porec for seven nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free time for you to get to know your new surroundings or why not discover the sights of Porec on our optional, guided walking tour taking in the 6th century Basilica and the old Roman ruins.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Full-day, included excursion to the historic capital of Slovenia. Originally developed by the Romans, the Old Town now is a blend of pale coloured Baroque churches and mansions, overlooked by a medieval castle. Why not join our optional walking tour and take in the highlights including the Old Town and the Triple Bridge, or perhaps take a stroll along the willow-lined walkways along the Ljubljana river.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join our optional excursion to the beautiful town or Rovinj, regarded as one of the most photographed on the Croatian coast. In the afternoon we pause at the coastal town of Vrsar with its picturesque harbour front.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join our optional excursion to Opatija. This beautiful resort is often referred to as the 'Nice of the Adriatic' on account of its celebrated seaside promenade, the Lungomare.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join our optional, guided excursion as we explore the best of Istria. We start with a stop in the town of Grožnjan, a favourite haunt of artists, and where you can enjoy truffle tasting. We continue to the beautiful hilltop town of Motovun for free time. Later we head to Pula, with its 3,000 years of history and heritage. See the stunning Roman amphitheatre, the Temple of Augustus and the Forum as well as the Franciscan monastery.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included excursion to Piran, a real jewel on the Adriatic Coast, with close links to Venice. Explore the Old Town with its labyrinth of alleyways, covered arches, churches and Venetian influenced architecture. Relax in Tartini Square and watch the world go by, as you look across the charming harbour.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Time to say farewell to Croatia and begin our journey home. We travel to the Austrian Tyrol for a overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Through Germany to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 6 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

Included Excursions

  • Ljubljana - Beautiful historic capital of Slovenia
  • Piran (12-day tour only)

Optional Excursions

  • Porec Sightseeing Tour - Get an insight into this delightful old town
  • Rovinj & Vrsar - Stunning old walled town and picturesque harbour.
  • Opatija - The 'Nice of the Adriatic'
  • Pula - Best of Istria and home to the historic Roman amphitheatre
  • Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour - See the sights

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £49.00 (9 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

You will stay for six (9-day tour) or seven (12-day tour) nights at the 4-star Hotel Valamar Crystal, situated just 150 metres from the beach and approximately a 20-minute scenic walk from Porec town centre.

The hotel has become a firm favourite with Leger guests and has a restaurant, bar, lift and an outdoor swimming pool. Twin rooms have a balcony, whilst single rooms are without a balcony. On the 12-day itinerary, overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels. You will also stay for one night at the 3-star Hotel Johannisbad in Bad Aibling in Bavaria and one night at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau in the Austrian Tyrol.


Croatia

Valamar Crystal Hotel

Valamar Crystal

Valamar Crystal


This 4 star hotel provides an excellent base for a relaxing break, amidst the beauty of the Istrian Riviera. The Valamar Crystal is set in its grounds, with gardens and beautiful pine woodland surrounding the hotel. The hotel has become a firm favourite with Leger guests and is situated just 150 metres from the beach and approximately a 20-minute scenic walk from Porec town centre, with its harbour, shops, bars and restaurants. Alternatively, for those less energetic, you can take at additional cost, the tourist train to the resort centre, or even one the local shuttle boats. All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with modern facilities - twin rooms have a balcony, whilst single rooms are without a balcony.The hotel has a buffet-style restaurant, bar, outside terrace with snack-bar, lift and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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*Please note pickups are subject to availability.

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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