Croatia's Istrian coast with rental car!
- 5, 7, 10 or 14 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Discover magical Istria, incl. hotel, breakfast or half board, rental car, entrance to Pula Arena and the Temple of Augustus & flights!
Pack your swimwear and get ready for the perfect combination of sun, beaches, Roman ruins and top-notch dining during a magnificent holiday on the Croatian coast! Istria is the heart-shaped peninsula in the northern Adriatic characterised by ancient hill towns, craggy coast and rich history – Istria has much to offer! With a rental car included, you are free to explore the peninsula at your own pace. Take in the coast with its picture-perfect, brightly coloured port towns, but also the verdant – and vastly quieter – interior of the peninsula. Step back in time with a visit to Pula Arena, one of the largest and best-preserved examples of a Roman amphitheatre that remains today. Tickets to this magnificent structure once used for gladiator contests are included in your trip. All that’s left is for you to pack your suitcase and get ready for a wonderful, relaxing stay in beautiful Croatia!
- 5, 7, 10 or 14 nights on the Istrian Peninsula, Croatia
- Breakfast or half board (depending on your hotel)
- Entrance tickets to Pula Arena and the Temple of Augustus (day 3)
- Rental car
- Return flight from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Southend, London Stansted to Pula
Croatia has become a popular destination with holidaymakers in recent years, and it’s easy to understand why. The west coast of Istria boasts beautiful beaches, a rocky and intriguing coastline, and colourful, ancient port towns just waiting to be visited. The charming harbour town of Rovinj is a must, with its winding streets and multicoloured buildings perched above sparkling water. The ancient Roman town of Poreč is equally charming and has a 6-th century World Heritage-listed basilica. A little further to the south of the peninsula you will find the fishing village of Fažana, the starting point for a trip to the Brijuni Islands, an archipelago of unspoiled nature. The main city of Pula is a fantastic place to spend a day with its wealth of Roman architecture including the Arena and the Temple of Augustus.
The interior of Istria is just as appealing. Less popular with tourists, here you will find unspoilt rolling hilly landscapes and medieval hilltop towns. Visit Motovun, a small, fortified town perched on a hilltop in central Istria and well worth a day trip. Istria prides itself on its gastronomy and during your stay you’re sure to enjoy an array of Mediterranean specialities, including olives, truffles, freshly caught seafood and local wines. But importantly, the west coast boasts some fine beaches, so after all this exploring, don’t forget to simply relax on the beach and soak up the Mediterranean sun!
We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.
When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotel you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
- Outdoor pool
- Paid parking at hotel
- Free Wifi
• Entrance tickets to Pula Arena and the Temple of Augustus •
On day 3 of your trip you will visit the magnificent and imposing Roman ruins of Pula Arena, a 20,000-seater arena towering over the city and formerly used for gladiator contests. Construction of the arena is believed to have started during the reign of Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD). These well-preserved ruins are must-see for anyone visiting Istria.
Your ticket also gives you entrance to the Temple of Augustus, located in the central square of medieval Pula – The Forum – and now home to an interesting collection of ancient sculptures.
You will receive your vouchers for the above-detailed excursion along with your other travel documents. Print your voucher and make sure to take it with you on your trip to Croatia!
- Parking, road and toll fees
- Fuel for the rental car
- Car rental deposit (payable on location, credit card required)
- Possible tourist taxes
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage to the rental car. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival
Maximum 3 adults and 1 baby aged 0-1 per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process
On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance
It is possible to arrange a cot during this trip for a fee of €0-10 per night, depending on the hotel you will stay in and payable at the hotel. Contact customer service if you wish to arrange an infant bed for your stay
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel
The national currency of Croatia is the Croatian kuna (HRK)