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Multi-Activity Holiday In Istria
Guided Tour 2016

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Poreč – Buje – Grožnjan – Vižinada – Cave Baredine (Nova Vas, Poreč) – Vrsar – Lim Fjord – Romuald’s Cave – Brgudac – Korita (Ćićarija) – Planik (Ćićarija) – Poreč

 

Includes

• Informational meeting
• Local transfers by minibus as per itinerary
• 7 nights in private apartments (self catering) or 3* hotels (B&B) option
• 1 Istrian lunch (L)
• 3 lunch packets (sandwich, fruits, water, snacks) for picnic (L)
• Tour Guide – English speaking
• Rental of bikes, helmets, sea kayaks, paddles & speleo equipment
• 1 bike tour, 2 sea kayaking, 1 caving adventure & 1 hiking trip
• Visit Romuald’s Cave
• Residence taxes

Accommodation (or similar)

• Poreč: Private apartments (self catering)
• Poreč – Hotel TBA (3*) (upgrade – not included in the price)

Optional Transfers

• Zagreb to Poreč or vice versa
Car: $706 per car one way
Mini-Bus: $819 per mini-bus one way

2016 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2016-FIO
Twin Share
(Private apartment - self catering)
Single
(Private apartment - self catering)
Twin Share
(Hotel 3* with breakfast)
Single
(Hotel 3* with breakfast)
May 14
9651,2401,4201,750
Jun 04, 18
Aug 27
Sep 03, 10
1,0001,2751,4551,785
Jul 02, 09, 231,1301,4001,5851,910
Private tour option available for 2 - 3 people
Apartments available for 1 - 6 people

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Poreč

Arrival in Poreč, meeting with guide and presentation of program.

Day 2, Sunday: Poreč 

Orientation walk of the old town, famous for Eufrasius Basilica, UNESCO’s world heritage. Meeting with our guide and introducing to our sea-kayaks and are fitted with safety gear. We are then shown how to handle these easy to paddle craft and then we are off, paddling besides the city walls and around the islands to the wild beach for a swimming and snorkeling. (L)
Sea Kayaking approx 10km

Day 3, Monday: Poreč – Buje – Grožnjan – Vižinada 

Transfer to Buje where we will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow-gauge railway line which deeply penetrates into the Istrian peninsula and from Poreč to Trieste connects 33 Istrian cities, which today are located on the territory of even three states. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, once it was named as the railway of the wine. After a pleasant and exciting ride from charming medieval town of Grožnjan to Vižinada we will pass through many tunnels, over old bridges and stop on many fascinating view point. (L)
Cycle route approx 43km

Day 4, Tuesday: Vižinada

You are free to spend a day on the beach, for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or you can optionally choose our fishing trip or other excursion from our program.

Day 5, Wednesday: Vižinada – Cave Baredine (Nova Vas, Poreč) 

Transfer with minibus to the Cave Baredine in Nova Vas (Poreč). The speleo adventure starts at the training ground Speleolit. After you have been given the necessary speleo equipment and acquainted with the safety codes of using the same, the practices od descending and climbing the rope begins. When all the participants have mastered the speleo technique, we enter the nearby cave. We go down to the depth of 35 metres, mastering all the pot-holes with the use of the rope. Participants are provided with speleo equipment, helmet with light and coveralls (due to the cave temperature of 10°C). Participants must have their own footwear (sport shoes or hiking boots)- sandals are completely unsuitable. In afternoon free time for beach or walking tour.
Caving Adventure

Day 6, Thursday: Poreč – Vrsar – Lim Fjord – Romuald’s Cave 

Short drive to Vrsar where we will start with our sea kayaking adventure along the protected area of Lim Fjord. You will enjoy paddling along the bay, with its steep banks, passing beside the cultivation of mollusks and fish to the end of Lim bay. During paddling we will make stop on the wild beach for swimming and snorkeling. Hike to the Romuald’s cave, this 105-meter long cave consists of several impressive halls that have preserved evidence of permanent existance of life since prehistoric times. The entrance to the cave ornaments are located on the left side only, while the right is empty. (L)
Sea Kayaking approx 13km

Day 7, Friday: Brgudac – Korita – Planik – Poreč

After breakfast transfer to Brgudac where we will start our hiking tour. Before the climb towards Korita, you should fill your bottles with spring water which will come in very handy later in the day. The Korita Peak is situated on Ćićarija, under the Brajko Peak (1092m), and above the village of Brgudac, near the trial leading uphill, you will notice seven water troughs, always filled to the brim from pure allegedly miraculous, spring water source. The hiking trial towards Korita starts in this very spot. After approximately forty minutes of leisurely walk including the occasional rests, you will reach the peak from which you can marvel in the enchanting view of central istria. After short break we proceed our hike towards the highest peak of Ćićarija, Planik (1,272m). After hiking we drive to Hum – the smallest town in the world. Lunch and refreshment in Istrian tavern “Humska konoba” – where you will have the oppotunity to taste typical Istrian lunch. Return transfer to Poreč. (L)

Day 8, Saturday: Poreč

Departure.

 

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