Across the Istrian Peninsula

Hill-top towns, vineyards & coast
 

Holiday Highlights

Hill-top charm | Medieval, cobbled and extremely attractive towns feature regularly along your route.
Coast-to-coast journey | Cross the breadth of the Istrian Peninsula, from the Adriatic Sea to the beautiful eastern seaboard.
Excellent food & wine | Including a tasting at a local vineyard.
Beautiful Lovran | Finish in this relaxed harbour town with its spectacular mountain backdrop.
Across the Istrian Peninsula. 7 nights
Across the Istrian Peninsula. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday on the Istrian Peninsula

Beginning and ending by the sea, this self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported, also features hill-top towns, vineyards and olive groves – all linked by quiet countryside paths and lanes. Stay in good-quality accommodation, enjoying excellent food and wine, including a tasting at a local vineyard.
From the Adriatic Coast, a lush, green landscape of rolling hills rises to the rugged peaks of the Ucka Mountains in the east before dropping steeply to the sparkling waters of the Bay of Kvarner. This is a land of secluded valleys and fertile hills dotted with fortified medieval towns and a spectacular jagged coastline of lagoons and islands, secret coves and beaches, punctuated by historic fishing villages.

You cross the breadth of the Istrian Peninsula, from the Adriatic Sea in the west to the beautiful eastern seaboard. As you walk the fields, woods, vineyards and floodplains of the Mirna Valley, you pass through small hill-top towns whose architectural legacy is of ‘La Serenissima’, as the Republic of Venice was known, which held sway for centuries. Influences of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which followed are found both on your plate, with goulash, strudel and ‘palacinke’ (sweet pancakes) and in the landscape, such as La Parenzana railway, built in the early C20th, now a long distance cycle and footpath whose winding route you intersect with at several points. Starting by the sea in Novigrad then moving on to the inland medieval towns of Motovun and Buzet, you experience the authentic, picturesque heart of the Istrian Peninsula, before continuing over the mountains to enjoy Lovran’s riviera, with exceptional coastal walking and celebrated seafood.
 
 
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Itinerary

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  • Arrival in Novigrad or Brtonigla
    Night 1: at Hotel Cittar in Novigrad (where you spend one night). Alternatively, you can choose to upgrade to the Hotel San Rocco in Brtonigla for your first night.
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Novigrad/Brtonigla to Motovun: 18km, 6hrs; ascent 480m / descent 750m
    Whether you spend your first night in Novigrad or Brtoniglia, today begins with an included transfer to the medieval hill-top village of Grožnjan. Enjoy browsing the narrow cobbled streets and galleries of this artists’ colony before striking out across high rural uplands towards the historic village of Oprtalj. This walled village, centred on the 16th-century church of St George, is an ideal spot to break your walk before descending steeply to the plain. A short section of La Parenzana (a historic former railway) takes you into Livade, where the world’s biggest ever truffle was found. From here a pre-arranged taxi whisks you up to the hill top town of Motovun, where you have two nights at the Hotel Kastel.
    Walking towards the hill top village of Groznjan
    Novigrad or Brtonigla to Motovun: 18km
  • Circular route from Motovun: 13.5km, 4.5hrs; ascent / descent 500m
    Today, you could simply relax and explore the medieval sights of the walled town or enjoy the hotel’s spa facilities, but we suggest a circular walk through the picturesque fruit-growing area south of Motovun, where apples, pears and plums grow together with olives, figs and cherries.
    The route around Motovun
    Circular route around Motovun: 13.5km
  • Benvenuti Wine Cellars
    Our circular walk from Motovun leads past the award-winning Benvenuti Wine Cellars so it's only right that we include a visit and tasting. Made by the same family that has owned the vineyards for several generations and elevated the local Teran grape to new heights in that time, the wines have a distinctive freshness and intensity of flavour thanks to the microclimate of the vineyards. Please note the cellars are closed on Sundays.
  • Motovun to Buzet: 12.5km, 4.5hrs; ascent 420m / descent 300m
    A short transfer takes you to the banks of the river Mirna to walk upstream, below the ruins of Pietrapelosa Castle, towards Buzet. A path climbs from the river to pass medieval bauxite mines before traversing rugged wooded hillsides around the Zudeka gorge, then through ancient farming hamlets. The way finally descends back to the river Mirna for a short climb to the old walled town of Buzet. A shorter option simply follows the banks of the Mirna all the way to Buzet. Whichever route you opt for, your two nights in Buzet are spent at Hotel Vela Vrata.
    Follow the River Mirna
    Motovun to Buzet: 12.5km
  • Circular route from Buzet: 14km, 5hrs; ascent 445m / descent 195m
    To the south-east of Buzet is Hum, reputed to be the ‘smallest town in the world’. This tiny group of historic houses is surrounded by fortified walls and makes the perfect destination for this lovely walk. The route begins by following the upper reaches of the Mirna river through a rocky crag to pass a series of waterfalls. Pause for lunch at a wonderful riverside konoba in the old mill village of Kotli, before continuing upstream to Hum. Explore and refuel before returning to Buzet in a pre-arranged taxi (pay locally).
    Explore tiny, historic Hum
    Circular route from Buzet: 14km
  • Poklon to Lovran: 11.5km, 4hrs; ascent 160m / descent 1065m
    You are transferred to the Poklon Visitor Centre of the Ucka Nature Park for an introduction to its diverse habitat. From this high point, you follow ancient ways through oak and beech forest, frequently on stone built paths, glimpsing the islands of Kvarner Bay from occasional glades and passing settlements where smallholders produced charcoal and cheese. A steady descent takes you to Lovran on the coast where your final two nights are spent at the Villa Vera.
    Poklon to Lovran: 11.5km
    Lovran
  • Choice of routes from Lovran: 9.5km or 12km

    Lovran is a charming, relaxed harbour town set in a natural bay with the Ucka Mountains as a stunning backdrop. It became a fashionable resort of the Austro-Hungarian nobility in the 19th century. The narrow streets of the old town can be enjoyably explored as you search out its best seafood restaurants.

    You can choose between coastal or mountain walking while here.

    Along the promenade to Volosko: 12km, 4hrs
    The coastal promenade, the ‘lungomare’, was built at the beginning of the 19th century and runs right by the sea – even directly above rocky coves on elevated sections – passing swimming beaches, opulent villas and luxuriant gardens. There are cafes and restaurants, and shaded benches from which to admire the view over to the islands of Krk and Cres. You pass through the old resort town of Opatija to reach the fishing harbour of Volosko, from where a regular bus service returns you to Lovran.

    Medieval Moscenice: 9.5km, 3.5hrs; ascent / descent 460m
    To explore more of the foothills of the Ucka Nature Park we suggest catching the bus to the coastal town of Mošcenicka Draga and climbing inland up forested slopes for glorious views over the rugged coastline and Kvarner Bay. A high traverse leads to the medieval village of Mošcenice before descending the locally famous 700 paved steps to the coast to return to your starting point via a promenade.

    Moscenice on the route around Lovran
    Medieval Moscenice: 9km
    Opatija
 

Accommodation

Our chosen hotels and guesthouse offer a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and delicious regional cuisine.

We offer an upgrade option for your first hotel. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
 

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  • 7 nights: 15 April 2024 - 30 June 2024, 25 August 2024 - 31 October 2024, 15 April 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 25 August 2025 - 31 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    15 - 30 Apr 2024 £1280 £175
    1 - 20 May 2024 £1385 £190
    21 May - 23 Jun 2024 £1425 £210
    25 Aug - 30 Sep 2024 £1420 £245
    1 - 24 Oct 2024 £1275 £220
    15 - 30 Apr 2025 £1335 £185
    1 - 20 May 2025 £1445 £200
    21 May - 23 Jun 2025 £1485 £220
    25 Aug - 30 Sep 2025 £1480 £255
    1 - 24 Oct 2025 £1330 £230
    3rd & 4th person discount -£110 to -£114
    Single traveller supplement £110 to £114

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • 7 nights, staying at Hotel San Rocco (2 dinners): 15 April 2024 - 30 June 2024, 25 August 2024 - 31 October 2024, 15 April 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 25 August 2025 - 31 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    15 Apr - 20 May 2024 £1460 £205
    21 May - 8 Jun 2024 £1480 £220
    9 - 23 Jun 2024 £1505 £240
    25 Aug - 24 Oct 2024 £1435 £255
    15 Apr - 20 May 2025 £1520 £215
    21 May - 8 Jun 2025 £1540 £230
    9 - 23 Jun 2025 £1570 £250
    25 Aug - 24 Oct 2025 £1495 £270
    3rd & 4th person discount -£110 to -£114
    Single traveller supplement £110 to £114

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Kastel, Motovun
    Exclusive: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £20
    Exclusive: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £20
    Exclusive: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £21
    Exclusive: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £21
    Hotel Vela Vrata, Buzet
    President Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £33
    President Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £33
    President Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £34
    President Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £34
    Superior: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £11
    Superior: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £11
    Superior: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £11
    Superior: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £11
    Villa Vera, Lovran
    Junior suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £17
    Junior suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £17
    Junior suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £18
    Junior suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £18
    Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £35
    Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £35
    Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £36
    Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £36

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Cittar, Novigrad (B&B) Double room Single room
    15 Apr - 30 Apr 2024 £74 £134
    01 May - 30 Jun 2024 £94 £168
    25 Aug - 31 Aug 2024 £118 £216
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £104 £191
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £74 £134
    15 Apr - 30 Apr 2025 £77 £139
    01 May - 30 Jun 2025 £98 £175
    25 Aug - 31 Aug 2025 £123 £225
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £108 £198
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2025 £77 £139
    Villa Vera, Lovran (B&B) Double room Single room
    15 Apr - 31 May 2024 £94 £133
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £113 £171
    25 Aug - 30 Aug 2024 £113 £171
    31 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £97 £159
    15 Apr - 31 May 2025 £98 £139
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £118 £178
    25 Aug - 30 Aug 2025 £118 £178
    31 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £101 £165
  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel San Rocco, Brtonigla
    Comfort plus: 15 Apr - 31 Oct 2024 £5
    Comfort plus: 15 Apr - 31 Oct 2025 £5
    'Tradition': 15 Apr - 08 Jun 2024 £11
    'Tradition': 09 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £21
    'Tradition': 25 Aug - 26 Sep 2024 £21
    'Tradition': 27 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £11
    'Tradition': 15 Apr - 08 Jun 2025 £11
    'Tradition': 09 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £22
    'Tradition': 25 Aug - 26 Sep 2025 £22
    'Tradition': 27 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £11
    Hotel Kastel, Motovun
    Exclusive: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £20
    Exclusive: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £20
    Exclusive: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £21
    Exclusive: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £21
    Hotel Vela Vrata, Buzet
    President Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £33
    President Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £33
    President Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £34
    President Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £34
    Superior: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £11
    Superior: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £11
    Superior: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £11
    Superior: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £11
    Villa Vera, Lovran
    Junior suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £17
    Junior suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £17
    Junior suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £18
    Junior suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £18
    Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £35
    Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £35
    Suite: 15 Apr - 30 Jun 2025 £36
    Suite: 25 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £36

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Villa Vera, Lovran (B&B) Double room Single room
    15 Apr - 31 May 2024 £94 £133
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £113 £171
    25 Aug - 30 Aug 2024 £113 £171
    31 Aug - 31 Oct 2024 £97 £159
    15 Apr - 31 May 2025 £98 £139
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £118 £178
    25 Aug - 30 Aug 2025 £118 £178
    31 Aug - 31 Oct 2025 £101 £165
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Pula, Trieste or Venice
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Venice (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Aberdeen - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Pula jet2,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Trieste (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Venice (via Brussels) Brussels Airlines 
    Birmingham - Venice (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Pula easyJet,  TUI 
    Bristol - Treviso Ryanair 
    Bristol - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Pula TUI 
    Nottingham East Midlands - Treviso Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Pula jet2 
    Edinburgh - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Edinburgh - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Pula easyJet 
    Glasgow - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Humberside - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Pula jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Pula easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Venice Marco Polo British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Pula easyJet,  TUI 
    Gatwick - Rijeka TUI 
    Gatwick - Venice Marco Polo British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Pula British Airways 
    Heathrow - Pula (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Trieste (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Trieste (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Trieste (via Rome Fiumicino) Alitalia 
    Heathrow - Venice Marco Polo British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Pula easyJet 
    Luton - Venice Marco Polo easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Pula easyJet 
    London Southend - Treviso Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Pula jet2,  Ryanair 
    Stansted - Rijeka Ryanair 
    Stansted - Treviso Ryanair 
    Stansted - Trieste Ryanair 
    Stansted - Venice Marco Polo Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Pula jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Rijeka TUI 
    Manchester - Venice Ryanair,  Wizz Air 
    Manchester - Venice Marco Polo easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Trieste (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Newcastle - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Venice Marco Polo (via Amsterdam) Air France 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.
     

    Connecting travel options - flying via Pula

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Pula airport to hotel (1h) £80-£83 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Pula airport (1h30) £80-£83 flexible
    coach Lovran to Pula bus station (1h50) £14-£15 1200

    Connecting travel options - flying via Rijeka

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Rijeka airport to hotel (1h45) £133-£140 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Rijeka airport (0h45) £72-£75 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Trieste

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Trieste airport to hotel (1h30) £110-£114 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Trieste airport (1h45) £110-£114 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Treviso Venice

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Treviso station to Trieste (2h30), taxi Trieste station to hotel (1h) £109-£113 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Trieste (1h30), rail Trieste to Treviso station (2h30) £109-£113 1400

    Connecting travel options - flying via Venice Marco Polo

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Venice Mestre to Trieste (1h55), taxi Trieste station to hotel (1h) £104-£108 1600
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Trieste station (1h30), rail Trieste to Venice Mestre (1h55-3h20) £104-£108 1400
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 3 dinners
    3 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • transfers on days 1,3 & 5
  • vineyard visit & tasting
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Croatia, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • The official language is Croatian. The currency is the Kuna. Croatian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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