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Aquapark Istralandia entry tickets
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Aquapark Istralandia entry tickets

Get ready for a new dimension of fun and enjoy the opportunities for fun at the wave pool, the water castle with pirate ship and the slides.

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Motovun and Flavours of Istria
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Motovun and Flavours of Istria

Like something out of a fairytale, Motovun is the sort of town you dream of eloping to. Your first stop of the morning is hilltop Motovun – a medieval monument in itself with views over the vineyards sprawling out below. Walk around the old town, soaking up an atmosphere that's both bohemian and old-world at the same time. Next, you'll continue towards our next stop, a distillery. Learn how they pick wild herbs and fruits on the slopes of the Ucka Mountains, process them and create delicacies like brandy, jams, cookies and chocolates. Then it's time to taste them.

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Medulin Riviera Cruise with BBQ on Boat Sandra
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Medulin Riviera Cruise with BBQ on Boat Sandra

This island-hopping boat trip in the Medulin Riviera takes in some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Istria. As well as the islets of Porer and Ceja, you'll also pitch up at Kamenjak Protected Nature Area– a wild and rugged peninsula famous for its clean waters and cliff divers.It's stunning scenery right from the go as we sail out of Medulin harbour. Gently gliding for an hour towards Kamenjak, you'll be able to relax on board as you savour the beauty of the coastline. Your captain will drop anchor at this protected nature reserve. The cliffs here are honeycombed with caves, and guides will lead you in, if you fancy swimming inside one of them.Once you've dried off, we'll sail to Porer, a circular islet that's smaller than a football pitch and topped with a lighthouse. Meat and fresh fish are barbecued up on the boat for lunch, and once we've eaten, we'll pull up on the island of Ceja for a couple of hours' sunbathing and swimming. Utter bliss.

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Ancient Istria Tour from Rovinj
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Ancient Istria Tour from Rovinj

As a crossroads between Latin and Slavic Europe, Istria offers up the best of both worlds. It packs a lot into its small size, so this tour gives you the best bits – rustic villages, Roman ruins, Byzantine basilicas and a taste of its world-class food scene. You'll visit Pula, Gržini and Poreč, enjoying scenic landscapes along the way.We kick off in Pula, in the south of the peninsula. It's home to a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, where you'll get shown around by centurions. But that's just the tip of the iceberg – the town boasts a wealth of ancient relics. Must-sees include the Temple of Augustus and the triumphal arch, while there are also Byzantine and baroque churches as well as a Habsburg fortress.Next, we'll head inland to the hamlet of Gržini for a traditional Istrian lunch, washed down with local wine. It's a showstopper. Rounding off the day is Poreč, which is set on a compact headland. Stroll along the cobbled Decumanus, which dates from Roman times, to the sixth century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Ancient Istria Tour from Poreč, Umag & Novigrad
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Ancient Istria Tour from Poreč, Umag & Novigrad

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. You'll start the morning in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj. Explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures and spot gems such as St Euphemia's Church. Then, you'll stop by the hamlet of Grzini for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism and catch an insight into rural life. After refuelling, you'll head to the final stop of the day, Pula. Here, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena.

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Pazin Chasm Zipline Experience
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Pazin Chasm Zipline Experience

Strap in, step off and zoom across one of Istria's most stunning landscapes on this thrill-pumping zipline experience. Admire the pine-clad cliffs surrounding the famous Pazin Chasm as you whizz from platform to platform. You'll also get to see the medieval Pazin Castle, which is perched on a cliff overlooking the canyon. A scene said to have inspired Jules Verne.

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Sunset Safari Dolphin Tour on Boat Tajana from Medulin
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Sunset Safari Dolphin Tour on Boat Tajana from Medulin

Combine a sunset cruise with a dolphin-watching expedition in Croatia. First, you'll sail along the Istrian coast and search for dolphins around the Medulin archipelago. With luck, you'll see these incredible creatures at play in their natural habitat. Then, enjoy dinner and drinks on board as the sun sinks beyond the horizon. It's one magical holiday experience.

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Afternoon Boat Cruise & Rovinj Visit from Vrsar
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Afternoon Boat Cruise & Rovinj Visit from Vrsar

See Croatia at its most captivating with this afternoon boat trip from Vrsar. Sail away into an enchanting landscape full of blue seas, green scenery and craggy coastline. You'll cruise through the magical Lim Fjord to visit a pirate cave, anchor up in Rovinj to take a look around this pretty seaside village and spend the day sunning yourself on deck.Leaving the harbour behind, watch the scenery change colours as we navigate to Lim fjord – a protected area. Take a dip, if you wish, or peek inside a pirate cave, once used as a hiding spot for smuggled loot.It's then on to Rovinj where we'll drop anchor. Also known as Little Venice, you'll have free time to wander past picturesque townhouses and along narrow cobblestone streets that transport you to Italy in miniature. Be sure to drop in at the market before returning to Vrsar – it's a great place to try traditional Istrian specialities like local honey, cheese and olive oil,

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Ancient Pula Tour with Roman Arena
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Ancient Pula Tour with Roman Arena

There's no hiding Pula's biggest pull – its enormous Roman Arena. Feel the atmosphere of ancient Rome and the buzz of modern Croatia with an Iconic Insiders tour. You'll get to snap photos inside the city's most famous monument, watch modern-day gladiators do battle and see all the top spots of the old town, too.We begin in an era when togas were all the rage. Your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena. You'll be able to picture gladiators fight in the blood-soaked dust as their modern counterparts clash swords in a spine-tingling re-enactment. And they'll be more than happy to pose with you for a selfie or two.After your visit to the arena, we'll round off with a walk through Pula's pretty old quarter. Where hip cafés, bars and chic boutiques sit happily among ancient ruins, it's one of the Istrian Riviera's must-see spots.

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Unforgettable Venice from Porec
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Unforgettable Venice from Porec

Built on more than 100 islands, Venice is famed for its network of dusky-blue canals, lined with elaborate architecture and criss-crossed by beautiful stone bridges. You'll arrive into San Basilio pier to begin your guided tour to spot some of the city's highlights. Start off in the legendary St Mark's Square – a piazza dominated by the beautiful Byzantine basilica of St Mark and its belfry. Take a gondola ride, find as many bridges as you can and dip in and out of classic eateries – there's loads to do here. You'll make your own way to the port to leave Venice in the early evening and return to Croatia having seen one of Italy's top cities.

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Ancient Istria Tour from Pula, Medulin & Rabac
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Ancient Istria Tour from Pula, Medulin & Rabac

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. This full-day tour takes in some of its star turns, including Bale, Rovinj & Porec. You'll also tuck in to a lunch of tasty local specialities in Grzini.Your adventure kicks off in Bale, a hilltop village of narrow cobbled alleys lined with medieval stone houses and Venetian palaces and churches. Find your inner compass in its mazy old town before heading to Rovinj on the Adriatic. Occupying an egg-shaped peninsula, it's a treasure trove of winding streets that lead to the baroque Church of St Euphemia, whose Venetian belfry dominates the skyline.Then it's on to the hamlet of Grzini to feast on a typical Istrian lunch. From here, it's back to the coast to Porec. This ancient town on a headland is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes
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Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Croatia boasts some of the most beautiful parklands in Europe. Journey inland through the scenic Croatian hills, arriving at the heavily forested Plitvice Lakes National. Admire how the park's 16 crystalline lakes seem to almost tumble into each other across the landscape. Follow the 18km of wooden bridges and pathways around the lakes learning all about the local flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Explore the lakes by foot, and also take a pleasant boat journey across Kozjak, the park's largest lake. Without doubt, one of the highlights of the excursion is a trip to the magnificent 78-metre-high Veliki Slap waterfall.

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