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Istrian Tales Self Drive 2015

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Opatija – Pula – Brijuni – Rovinj – Poreč – Brtonigla – Motovun – Opatija – Rijeka/Zagreb



•7 nights in selected hotels or similar
•Service charges & hotel taxes
•Breakfast daily
•Rent A Car Code – IDAR
Opel Zafira 1.9L A/C Automatic or similar
7 days (Day 2 – 8)
•Vehicle unlimited mileage, CDW, TP

Accommodation (or similar)

•Opatija: Hotel Bristol (4*) 
•Pula: Hotel Galija (3*)
•Poreč: Hotel Palazzo (3*) 
•Brtonigla: Hotel San Rocco (4*)


•One Way Fee €20 plus tax paid direct
•Entrance fees to Museums and National Parks
•Fuel & additional vehicle insurances
•Hotel parking charges where applicable

Per Person NZ$
Self Drive Code: 2015-MX-OPA-ZAG
Departures Between
Twin Share
(based on 2 people)
01 Apr - 31 Oct1,890


Day 1: Opatija

Arrive in Opatija and make your own way to your accommodation. If time permits take a walk along Lungo Mare, a 12km long walk way between Opatija and Lovran. Overnight in Opatija.

Day 2: Opatija – Kvarner Riviera – Opatija

Your car will be delivered to your hotel this morning. Spend your day exploring the Kvarner Riviera.

Day 3: Opatija – Pazin – Pula

Drive towards Pula, stopping at the Istrian capital of Pazin. Arrive in the early afternoon at your accommodation.
Approx. driving time: 2.30 hours

Day 4: Pula – Fažana – Brijuni – Pula

Head north to Fažana and catch a boat across to the National Park of Brijuni. The archipelago group is renown for its beauty & wildlife. Later return to Pula.
Approx. driving time: 2 – 3 hours

Day 5: Pula – Vodnjan – Rovinj – Poreč

Drive via Vodnjan to Rovinj – once a fishing village, now famous for its narrow streets, tiny squares and old Venetian palaces. Continue to Poreč and a must see is the UNESCO protected Euphrasius Basilica. It is noted as one of the most remarkable examples of mosaic art in Europe. Overnight is in Poreč.
Approx. driving time: 2.00 hours

Day 6: Poreč – Novigrad – Brtonigla

Drive toward the seaside resort of Novigrad. Enjoy the beach for the day before driving to the rural Brtonigla the “small town of great discoveries”. Make sure to taste some of the delicious local wine.
Approx. driving time: 2.00-2.30 hours

Day 7: Brtonigla – Groznjan – Motovun – Opatija

Today after breakfast take a leisurely drive through Mirna Valley towards Opatija, making a stop on route at medieval hilltop town of Motovun. This is also an area world renown for its famous truffles. We recommend partaking in the experience at one of the local restaurants. A treat to be remembered. Overnight in Opatija.
Approx. driving time: 2 – 3 hours

Day 8: Opatija – Rijeka/Zagreb

This morning checkout from your hotel return your vehicle to Rijeka or Zagreb Airport.
Approx. driving times: Opatija – Rijeka Airport: 1 hr / Opatija – Zagreb Airport: 3 hrs


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