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Istria Luxury Family Villa Holiday

The perfect blend of relaxation and family adventures, staying at a choice of luxury villas. Enjoy your well-deserved leisure time in style with plenty of space for socialising. Indoor and outdoor dining areas, BBQ equipment, sun terraces, swimming pool, outdoor shower and daily passes to a nearby beach resort are available for your enjoyment. We’ve also included experiences the family will love, and included car hire, so you can come and go as you please or we can arrange private transfers if you’d prefer to leave the driving to someone else.

Your Itinerary

Villa Fiordalisa

Day 1 - Welcome to Pula

After a short 2.5 hour flight you’ve arrived in beautiful Istria. Collect your hire car from the airport and make your way to your luxury oasis. Arrive and settle in enjoying a leisurely time at your pool. Spend the evening dining alfresco on your terrace with a fully-fitted kitchen and BBQ equipment to whip up a delicious banquet. If you’d rather delegate the cooking – you are on holiday after all, we can arrange a private chef to create a mouth-watering menu for you.

Family cycling in Istria

Day 2 - Bikes and Beaches

After a leisurely breakfast, set off on bikes to explore the local area. We’ve included passes to the nearby Lanterna beach resort, so head towards the coast and enjoy the crystal-clear waters, pebble and sandy beaches, children’s play areas and bars.


Day 3 - Kayaks, Caves and Dinosaurs

Today, its time for a family adventure. You’re off to Cape Kamenjak, a beautiful rugged and unspoilt nature park at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula. Enjoy a day of paddling, swimming, leaping from the cliffs (if you dare) and hunting for Dinosaur footprints.

Pula Amphitheatre

Day 4 - Take a trip back in time to the Roman Era

Today you’ll set off on a journey to 27 BC on a private tour of Pula’s remarkable historic sites. Your private guide will lead you to the most intact amphitheatre in the world, once a setting where gladiators battled, now a unique entertainment venue. You’ll visit the Roman Temple of Augustus, the Arch of Sergii and other historic sites before descending beneath the surface to explore the underworld of tunnels, built for protection from WW1 air raids.

woman relaxing in the pool

Day 5 - Day 7 - Set your own pace

Spend the next few days relaxing and making the most of your quality time and luxurious surrounding as a family. You have passes for the beach resort each day, or you might like to go further afield and we’ll give you suggestions on where to explore.

Children on waterslide at Istralandia Waterpark Croatia

Day 8 - Waterslides and pirates

Everyone loves a waterpark on a glorious sunny day and there’s something for everyone at Aquapark Istralandia. Teens and adults alike will love the heart-racing slides and younger children will enjoy a separate area to play. With daily entertainment of dance and pirates, expect a fun-packed day of laughs and splashes.

Click here to view a video of Istralandia

Family walking in the sunset

Day 9 - Time to Depart

Time to depart. After a wonderful 9-days you’ll return home relaxed and with fond memories of your family time in Croatia. Until next time!



What's included?

  • Price based on May School Holidays
  • 8-nights in Villa Fiordaliso (3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6)
  • 9-days car hire (based on 7-seater Citroen Grand Picasso)
  • Fully fitted kitchen and BBQ facilities
  • Quality towels and bed linens
  • L’Occitane bathroom cosmetics
  • 15 packages Lavazza Espresso Coffee
  • Bicycles (number on request)
  • Private tour of Pula and entrance fees to the arena and other historic sights.
  • Guided kayak tour with cave experience and safari, (equipment and lunch included)
  • Day passes to nearby Lanterna beach resort
  • One day pass to Aquapark Istralandia
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered
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