Croatia's Hidden Gems & Venice

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Key inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • 10 meals
  • Mediterranean

  • Steady pace

  • Single-centre tour

Walk in the footsteps of the Romans on this captivating adventure through Croatia and Venice: roam the cobbled lanes of Porec, wander the grand amphitheatre of Pula and take it all in on a gentle gondola ride in Venice.

At a glance


  • Venice Take a relaxing boat ride across the Adriatic to 'The Floating City'.
  • Porec Wander the town's cobbled lanes, taking in the Roman architecture.
  • Pula See the celebrated Roman Amphitheatre on a guided city tour.
  • Istrian Coast Spend a day taking in the cities and scenery along the coast.
Croatia's Picturesque Peninsula & Romantic Venice - NEW map

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • 10 meals
  • Porterage
  • Services of a tour director
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Transfers

Customer Reviews

The holiday was good, but we had no rep at...

4th October 2017
Miss Nicola Smith

The holiday was good, but we had no rep at all. I thought we would have a rep to book trips through or to be there in case you needed help or advice.

We only saw the rep on the way to and...

4th October 2017
Trusted Customer

We only saw the rep on the way to and from the airport as he was with another Archers group who were out on excursions every day. He told us that for our trip to Venice that we needed to order a packed breakfast as we were leaving early, and that there would be a buffet for us when we got back. We returned to the hotel after 9 but when we asked about the buffet we were told that it hadn't been ordered! After us holding our ground we were reluctantly provided with bread cheese and ham and a bowl of fruit and drinks. There were 9 of us. 4 were given prepared buffets but the rest of us had the above. Also with this trip it would have been good if archers had told us that this trip was arranged by Atlas and that everything in Venice was at extra cost. On our return to the airport two passengers were left behind. The rep did not tick us off from a list, but did a head count, which obviously was not accurate.

One Istria excursion wasn't as per our itinerary, the Venice...

28th September 2017
Trusted Customer

One Istria excursion wasn't as per our itinerary, the Venice day trip morphed into a marketing exercise for local tour couriers and could be a very expensive day if you opted into their extras. Generally an enjoyable holiday at the Hotel Materada in Porec. Archers provided not much comfort when the return flight was cancelled and readily referred us to the flight operator who were more sympathetic.

We enjoyed the holiday, but we were surprised to find...

28th September 2017
Mr David Tutill

We enjoyed the holiday, but we were surprised to find out on arrival that we had no Archers rep to help us make the most of our free days or help us with some special circumstances like booking late dinners on the Venice trip day. We have taken many tours with Archers, including single centre holidays like this one, and have always had excellent tour managers. We did not realize we were to be totally on our own on this trip and we were left wondering why we didn't just book our holiday with Jet2, the airline Archers ended up using. At least the Jet2 Holiday customers had a rep on site 2 days a week. Also, the local tour in company in Istria had an office in the hotel and we could have better planned our day tours ourselves. Tours only run on specified days and being locked in to the dates Archers had booked for us meant we could not fit in other tours we would have liked to do.

Awful punctuality and poor Kompas service....

27th September 2017
Mr Roger Hazell

Awful punctuality and poor Kompas service.

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27th September 2017
Mr Harold Bedford

Overview

Walk in the footsteps of the Romans on this captivating adventure through Croatia and Venice: roam the cobbled lanes of Porec, wander the grand amphitheatre of Pula and take it all in on a gentle gondola ride in Venice.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Pula - Porec

Day
1

Fly to Pula where you are met by your representative and transferred to your hotel in Porec.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porec - Pula - Lim - Rovinj

Day
2

Today we depart Porec on a full day excursion through the charming Istrian Coast. Our first stop is Pula for a sightseeing tour of the areas largest city and its famous Roman sights Amphitheatre, the Temple of Augustus, the ancient town walls and the Golden Gate, which gained attention from many artists such as Michelangelo. Afterwards you are free to explore for yourself and discover other ancient treasures this city has to offer. We then board a boat for a trip across the water as we continue our journey to Rovinj. Once we arrive in Rovinj, enjoy one of the most romantic settings in the Mediterranean with its narrow medieval streets and pretty little squares. We then leave Rovinj to make our back to Porec.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porec at leisure

Days
3 - 4

Today you can enjoy Porec at leisure, explore this endearing region at your own pace.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porec - Venice - Porec

Day
5

This morning depart for Venice, by boat, a wonderful journey over the Adriatic Sea to one of the most romantic cities in the world. You have time to relax in one of the cafes or explore the stunning churches and winding alleys and its small boutique shops that this floating city is home to. An inspiring city full of beautiful architecture and famous sights, such as the Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) surrounded by impressive buildings that give you a sense of the enormous history that has taken place here. We then leave Venice for Istria where you are taken back to the hotel. Note: Your passport is required for entry into Venice.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porec at leisure

Days
6 - 7

You have this time at leisure, to explore Porec further at your own pace. Why not take the chance to stroll around the cultural and historical centre, discover the Northern Tower along Peskera Cove as well as the Circular Tower which boasts stunning views of the waterfront. There are a host of sights to enjoy such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Euphrasius Basilica as well as the House of Two Saints, Romanic House and the oldest square, Marafor. You can also visit the largest Roman shrine in the Istria region, the Mart Temple, the remains of the Temple of Neptune.

No meals included

Porec - Pula - UK

Day
8

Transfer to Pula airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Your included excursions may operate on different days than advertised.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Porec: Hotel Molindrio (4*) or Hotel Materada (3*).

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