For those who enjoy discovering Medieval towns, exploring Roman sites and cruising amongst some of the world’s most beautiful coastal scenery whilst accompanied by a small group of like-minded travellers, our journey along the Istrian Coast, which we have combined with a three night stay at the Kempinski Palace Hotel in Portoroz will surely appeal.
We will discover the charming island of Mali Losinj, the fascinating Brijuni Islands, and stunning Lake Bled. We will also travel inland to an area of disarming beauty characterised by fertile valleys with hilltop villages. Here we explore the village of Motovun in the middle of truffle territory, which has arguably the best views of the Istrian interior from its ramparts. Whilst in Pula, we will visit one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and the strong Venetian influence on the region will be evident during our exploration of Cres and Piran.
Istria is often acclaimed for its gastronomy and we will enjoy some lunches ashore to experience the local cuisine as well as visits to some vineyards to taste the wines typical of the area. We will be moored each night allowing for the opportunity to experience the atmospheric ports in their evening splendour and to dine ashore independently on some evenings.