Istria (Croatia)

SOLO HOLIDAY (no kids)

Solo Beach Holiday: Discover the best of Istria from the comfort of your 4-star beach hotel

10/05/2020 - 14/05/2020, Available: BOOK NOW

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Solo Beach Holiday in Croatia

Join us on a solo beach break in Croatia, in the beautiful medieval town of Poreč on the pretty west coast of Istria. On this short break exclusively for singles and 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.

Accommodation:

We will stay at the 4-star Valamar Diamant Hotel & Residence, surrounded by pine trees and only 200 metres from the beach. Our hotel was awarded with Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2017 and has fantastic facilities including a pool landscape, a spa with indoor pool and saunas, a fitness room, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and a multi-purpose sports court. We have reserved superior double rooms for single occupancy, which come with ensuite bathroom and balcony. There is a golf course nearby and jet skiing, paragliding and canoeing and more on the beach.

Things to do on this solo trip:

We will start our sightseeing programme with a visit of the historic seafront city of Pula. Our  solos group will have their own sightseeing tour with a local guide to see the famous Roman amphitheatre and old town centre. On our second day, we will embark on a boat trip along the coastline to the ancient city and fishing port of Rovinj. You can spend the next day relaxing at the pool and beach, play a round of tennis or golf, go for a cycle ride or try some water sports. After dinner, there is the option to stroll into Poreč town centre for drinks. For more details go to Our Programme.

Our prices:

Our price is £690 and includes half-board accommodation in a superior double room with balcony, transfers from/to Pula airport, an excursion programme and the services of our host who will organise this solo beach holiday. Not included are your flights. For more details please go to Dates & Prices.

For more information on this solo holiday, please click on the drop down menu/tabs, fill in our contact formemail us or call us on 0333 370 3701.

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Our programme:

We will supplement this solo beach 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 solo 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  solo travellers will have their own sightseeing tour with a local 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.

Day 3: Pick up in the morning for a one-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 out in the pretty medieval coastal town of Poreč, for after dinner drinks.

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

Optional excursions:  Day-trip inland to the medieval villages of Motovun and Groznjan. A half day at the local Motodrom centre with go-karting on a race track. Off terrain guided quad tours. Please note that our day trips to Pula and Rovinj 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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Croatia: Poreč and Istria

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 colonised 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 directly from Poreč. On our solo beach trip we will also visit the town of Pula, home to the most impressive Roman amphitheatre in southeastern Europe, and a beautiful spot in its own right. Pula is also host to a many music festivals throughout the summer months.

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This hotel is new in our solo holiday programme. Below is a selection of testimonials from our recent solo ski holidays:

"I don’t like hidden extras! I like a professional atmosphere mixed with a relaxed and friendly environment. Sandra made all that happen and she is a brilliant advocate for the type of holiday you promote."
- Andrea - solo ski trip Schladming, March 2019

"Had a fantastic time on the solo ski holiday in Schladming. Great location, great company and Sandra was a first class host, with nothing too much trouble to ensure her guests had a great time."
- Helen - solo ski trip Schladming, March 2019

"This was the second solos skiing holiday I’ve been on with SPOH and both exceeded expectations. The group bonded really well and skied together most of the time, lead by bilingual Sandra who looked after us pretty well full time . . . . . smoothing hotel check in, sorting ski hire, guiding us on the slopes and getting us tables in restaurants and generally making life very easy."
- Ian - solo ski holiday in Kitzbühel, March 2018

"Very different to the holidays with the children, but we all had a lot of fun, enjoyed a lot of laughter and became a tight-knit group. We all had fantastic rooms - as the hotel upgraded us - and the skiing area was brilliant!"
- Ben - solo ski holiday in Kitzbühel, March 2018

"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 superior double room with balcony and sea view.

Included in our price

  • Superior double room with balcony and hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi, safety deposit box and mini bar
  • Half board accommodation including breakfast and dinner
  • Day-trip to Pula
  • Boat trip along the coastline to Rovinj
  • 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 Groznjan
  • Flights

Book your own travel:

Book your own flight from any airport in the UK and Ireland. Whilst your flight is not included in this solo beach holiday, we will arrange and include your private airport transfer from PULA AIRPORT if you arrive/depart on the advertised holiday dates. Please note that you will share your airport transfer with other singles or solo travellers in our group if these arrive within 90 minutes of your arrival.

Please check availability with us before booking your flights with Opodo, or your preferred travel website. If you need help finding flights, call us on 0333 370 3701.

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Travel Services 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 and Linked Travel Arrangement Regulations 2018 (The Regulations)” 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 135 High Street, Crawley, England, RH10 1DQ, company registration: 08444204 authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541) under a binding authority with HDI Global SE UK 10 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3BE United Kingdom registered with the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 230072. HDI Global SE UK is a branch of HDI Global SE with registered office at HD1 – Platz 1, 30659 Hanover, Germany and authorised by BaFin, Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

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

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

The claims department will supply instructions to follow and the documents required to submit your claim.

Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation form as evidence of cover and value.

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 Travel Services page if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"I don’t like hidden extras! I like a professional atmosphere mixed with a relaxed and friendly environment. Sandra made all that happen and she is a brilliant advocate for the type of holiday you promote."

− Andrea - solo ski trip Schladming, March 2019

"Had a fantastic time on the solo ski holiday in Schladming. Great location, great company and Sandra was a first class host, with nothing too much trouble to ensure her guests had a great time."

− Helen - solo ski trip Schladming, March 2019

"This was the second solos skiing holiday I’ve been on with SPOH and both exceeded expectations. The group bonded really well and skied together most of the time, lead by bilingual Sandra who looked after us pretty well full time . . . . . smoothing hotel check in, sorting ski hire, guiding us on the slopes and getting us tables in restaurants and generally making life very easy."

− Ian - solo ski holiday in Kitzbühel, March 2018

"Very different to the holidays with the children, but we all had a lot of fun, enjoyed a lot of laughter and became a tight-knit group. We all had fantastic rooms - as the hotel upgraded us - and the skiing area was brilliant!"

− Ben - solo ski holiday in Kitzbühel, March 2018

"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