The Best of Istria: Step back in time to the good old days where togas were all the rage! Come face to face with an enormous Roman amphitheatre and see Croatia from an entirely new point of view. Break away from the norm and explore different facets to the country that are almost unheard of.
* Peruse the pretty city of Pula
* Feast your eyes on one of the six biggest remaining Roman arenas: Pula Arena
* Visit the extraordinary “village in the clouds”
Not so different from the rest of the region: you’ll be served up views of the smooth sea and untainted nature in this pretty city. As well as the obvious trade of tourism, many other industries still exist such as winemaking, fishing and shipbuilding. You’ll have more than enough chance to explore the peninsula before we head further inland.
Due to the Venetians reign over Pula for over 400 hundred years: some of their architecture still remains there until today. By far, the most notable is the magnificent Roman amphitheatre which we of course will spend time in and around. Pula Arena boasts four side towers and is thus the largest of its kind. This is the best kept ancient monument in the entire country. It really is a work of art! Strolling around and through the amazing ancient arches, it won’t be long before your imagination runs wild just picturing all that would and could have happened in a place built over a thousand years ago. Let the guide fill you in on the history and be blasted in to the past as you are told all about the ongoings from a whole different epoch.
We bring the ancient history part to a close and move on to something a little out of the ordinary. A village which appears to be suspended in midair as it is encompassed by candy floss esque clouds. It looks like something out of a fairytale, so magical and at the same time so mesmerising! This side to Croatia is certainly a far cry from the typical tourist hotspots. Delight in the essence of the olive groves in what is better known as the “village in the clouds” which definitely comes across as being more Tuscan than Croatian. Last but not least, time to feast! Tuck into a tasty Istrian lunch.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Hotel pick-up.
Start or opening time: Between 8am and 9am.
End or closing time: At 5pm.
Drop-off location: Hotel drop-off.
Languages: English. From 4th May to 30 September 2017 also Spanish language is available only on Thursday.