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Istria

Croatia
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Istria might be known as "Croatia's Tuscany" but there's a lot more to it than that.
Croatia's largest peninsula, Istria is packed with delights. Whether you want to amidst rolling hills in the heart of inland Istria in Motovun, or soaking up the sun and enjoying the fruits of the Adriatic sea in coastal town Rovinj, we can craft the ideal Istria itinerary for you. Istria is often called Croatia's Tuscany, and as a shorthand that makes sense. It's got plenty of Italian touches – it used to be part of the Roman and Venetian empires and relatively recently Italy after all – yet Istria is more balanced in terms of the significance of its inland and coast.
Istria is ideal for the second-time or third-time visitor to Croatia. Most first-timers tend to start with Dubrovnik, and who could blame them, but Istria has much to offer, even if it lacks the wow factor of some of Dalmatia's big hitters. You won't find plentiful islands to hop between, but the lush inland has hilltop villages scattered around. The coastal town of Rovinj, where the Venetian influence is particularly evident, is truly delightful. Istria's cuisine, heavy on truffles which are found here year-round, is a big plus. And who could miss the Arena at Pula, the fifth-largest surviving ancient Roman amphitheater? It's still in use to this day for concerts and yes, re-enactments of gladiator fights.

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Our suggested itineraries in Istria allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Istria vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Croatian vacation packages
Based on 118 reviews
Review by Matthew & Jenna

Matthew & Jenna

Massachusetts

The response time was always EXTREMELY fast. JayWay Travel did it all, all I had to do was show up, which was really important to us for our honeymoon. We met true local people that we never would have gotten to know without JayWay.

The response time was always EXTREMELY fast. JayWay Travel did it all, all I had to do was show up, which was really important to us for our honeymoon. We met true local people that we never would have gotten to know without JayWay.

Year : 2020
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2020
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Megan & Dylan

Megan & Dylan

New Jersey

Would book through JayWay Travel again in a heartbeat.

Would book through JayWay Travel again in a heartbeat.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Angie, Angela, Janice & Lora

Angie, Angela, Janice & Lora

Tennessee

Thorough, great planning, always prompt and fun staff with great suggestions for hotels and events like wine tasting and cooking classes so you are able to immerse yourself into the culture and be a real traveler.

Thorough, great planning, always prompt and fun staff with great suggestions for hotels and events like wine tasting and cooking classes so you are able to immerse yourself into the culture and be a real traveler.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Istria

Can I combine some time in Istria with Slovenia?

Absolutely. Croatia's Istria region pairs very well with neighboring Slovenia. We would recommend a custom itinerary including Ljubljana and other Slovenian destinations such as Lake Bled or the Soca Valley, making a beautiful off-the-beaten-path trip that you'll be thinking about for years to come.

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