Istria (Croatia)

SOLO HOLIDAY:

Discover the Best of Istria from the Comfort of your Superior 4-Star Beach Hotel

08/05/2018 - 12/05/2018, Available: BOOK NOW

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Come and join us on a solo holiday at the beautiful Laguna Poreč resort on the pretty west coast of the Istrian peninsula! On our short break exclusively for solo travellers without kids, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm May sunshine by the pool or on the beach AND discover the best that this beautiful part of Croatia has to offer.

We will be staying at the superior 4-star hotel Parentium located right on the on the beach, surrounded by pine trees and set in beautifully kept gardens.  Our adult only hotel has fantastic facilities including several pools with Jacuzzi and massage jets, a spa with indoor pool and several saunas and a fitness room. We have reserved double rooms for single occupancy, which come with an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers for use in the spa, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi, safety deposit box and mini bar.

Our hotel has been awarded with Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2017 and the 2017 Holiday Check Award and offers all the comfort and luxury you could wish for on a solo holiday. There is a boat stop in short walking distance of the hotel for daily boat trips along the coastline and to the medieval village of Porec. You will also find a range of restaurants, bars and a marina nearby. For those solo travellers who want to be active, there is a fitness room at the hotel, tennis courts and golf course in short walking distance and a range of water sports facilities on the beach, including a wakeboarding lift, jet skis, paragliding, canoeing and much more.

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We will supplement this solo holiday with an excursion programme exclusively for our group to show you the highlights of this beautiful region of Croatia.

Day 1 – arrival day: Transfer by private taxi directly from the airport to your hotel. Check-in and time to relax at the pool and beach, followed by welcome drinks for our solos group and dinner in the evening at the hotel.

Day 2: Pick up in the morning and transfer by private taxi to the historic seafront city of Pula. Our  solos group will have their own sightseeing tour with a local tour guide to see the famous Roman amphitheatre and old town centre, with free time for lunch and shopping. Return to the hotel at approx. 15:00. Rest of the day free time.

Day 3: Pick up in the morning for a 1 hour boat trip along the coastline to the ancient city and fishing port of Rovinj. Free time for lunch and sightseeing or shopping. Return by boat in the afternoon with expected arrival time back at the hotel at 17:00.

Day 4: Free day to relax at the pool and beach, enjoy a round of tennis or golf, go for a cycle ride or join some water sports. After dinner,  evening boat trip to Poreč, a pretty medieval coastal town, for après dinner drinks.

Day 5 – departure day: Check-out and transfer by private taxi directly to the airport.

Optional excursions:  We can also organize a day-trip further inland to the medieval villages  Motovun and Groznan or a day-trip to the famous Plitvice lakes. For all adrenaline junkies we can organize a few hours at the local Motodrom centre with go-karting on a race track and off terrain guided quad tours.

Please note that our day trips to Pula, Rovinj and the evening boat trip to Poreč are included in our holiday price, while the optional excursions and sports options (tennis, golf, etc.) are subject to a local surcharge.

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Poreč is located on the peninsula of Istria, immediately south of Slovenia and Italy. Istria is widely considered the most beautiful region of Croatia, rich in history and surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. The region was colonized by the Romans in ancient times, who used this beautiful spot as their summer residence. The area has been subject to Venetian, French, Italian and Habsburg rule over the centuries, and was eventually incorporated into Yugoslavia in 1954. Istria was part of Italy in the early twentieth century, and the Italian influence is reflected to this day in Istrian cuisine, architecture, landscape and culture, and the use of Italian as a second language amongst the majority of the population.

Istria has been an insider tip for many years. Its stunning coastline, rolling hills inland and beautiful old towns have attracted visitors from throughout Europe. It is the westernmost region of Croatia, and the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. Boat trips along the beautiful coastline, stopping at different villages along the way, can be taken from directly outside the hotel. Also worth a visit is the town of Pula, home to the most impressive Roman amphitheater anywhere in southeastern Europe, a beautiful spot in its own right and the location of a range of music festivals throughout the summer months.

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Croatia is a new destination in our solo holiday programme. Please see below the testimonials from our last solo trip, which was our solo ski holiday in Schladming, Austria, in March 2017.

"Being the first SPOH ski trip without our children I was a little bit apprehensive before the holiday. The size of the group was perfect, not too small and not too large that the group gets divided. The first couple of days was strange as I missed the noise of the children but after that it was one of the best SPOH holidays I have been on. All the adults were nice and with different skiing ability. I will most likely book this trip again!"
- Kowkchee - solo ski holiday in Schladming, March 2017

"SPoH know how to put a holiday together. They make sensible and wise choices regarding location, hotels and facilities. Sandra, our host, made every effort possible to ensure that each and everyone of our needs were catered for which is not easy. Unlike some companies which just meet and greet you in the morning and evening, SPoH stay with you helping you to find the best bits and get the most out of your holiday. It requires great skill, patience, judgement and careful handling to manage a group of unknowns especially on a ski slope but Sandra made it look easy. Thank you for a wonderful time. I look forward to travelling with you again."
- Chris - solo ski holiday in Schladming, March 2017

"A great way to meet other single parents where the kids have flown the nest - lots in common and time to have fun and share stories!"
- Qamer - solo ski holiday in Schladming, March 2017

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The prices given above are for single occupancy of a double room. If you want to join us with a friend and are happy to share a double room, then the price per person is £550 for 4 nights.

Recommend a friend: We will offer you £100 off any single parent or solo holiday you book with us if you recommend us to a friend or colleague, who will book one of our solo holidays.

Included in our price

  • Half board accommodation including breakfast and dinner
  • Sun beds and parasols by the pool and on the beach
  • Day-trip to Pula
  • Boat trip along the coastline to Rovinj
  • Evening boat trip to Poreč
  • Private transfer to and from Pula airport
  • Services of a Single Parents on Holiday host during your holiday

NOT included in our price

  • Use of tennis courts and tennis lessons
  • Water sports: paragliding, pedalo, wakeboarding, water skiing, etc.
  • Optional excursions: Motovun and Plitvice lakes
  • Flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world.

Please check Opodo or your preferred travel website for competitively priced fares to Pula or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Prices for a direct flight to Pula currently start at £50 per person return. Your transfer from and to Pula airport on the advertised holiday dates is included in our holiday price.

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Holiday Extras page.

Our Financial Protection Insurance:

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with Affirma, a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (registered address Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex RH13 8BP, company registration 08444204, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 678541) under a binding authority  with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland) who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 203120.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd., please contact:

Claims Department
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London EC1V 2NX
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3540 4422
Email: claims@affirmainsurance.com

Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond (with the exception of Credit and Debit card).

Your Travel Insurance:
We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents. Please check our Holiday Extras if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"Being the first SPOH ski trip without our children I was a little bit apprehensive before the holiday. The size of the group was perfect, not too small and not too large that the group gets divided. The first couple of days was strange as I missed the noise of the children but after that it was one of the best SPOH holidays I have been on. All the adults were nice and with different skiing ability. I will most likely book this trip again!"

− Kowkchee - solo ski holiday in Schladming, March 2017

"SPoH know how to put a holiday together. They make sensible and wise choices regarding location, hotels and facilities. Sandra, our host, made every effort possible to ensure that each and everyone of our needs were catered for which is not easy. Unlike some companies which just meet and greet you in the morning and evening, SPoH stay with you helping you to find the best bits and get the most out of your holiday. It requires great skill, patience, judgement and careful handling to manage a group of unknowns especially on a ski slope but Sandra made it look easy. Thank you for a wonderful time. I look forward to travelling with you again."

− Chris - solo ski holiday in Schladming, March 2017

"A great way to meet other single parents where the kids have flown the nest - lots in common and time to have fun and share stories!"

− Qamer - solo ski holiday in Schladming, March 2017