Welcome to Croatia! Settle into your new home for the week, a five-star Villa privately situated on one of Istria’s most beautiful landscapes. Relax by the pool before a late afternoon stretch class, a rejuvenating flow to ease your body after a day of travel. Wind down with sunset drinks and a gourmet Istrian dinner at the Villa.
After breakfast, we’ll venture into the magical Istrian hilltop towns of Grožnjan and Motovun. Walk the ancient cobblestone streets, meet local artists, and explore the town’s quaint cafes. Then, get ready for a private forest truffle hunt with a local guide and his trained truffle hunting dogs! We’ll end our adventure with a cooking demo with traditional truffle specialities for lunch before heading back to the Villa for an afternoon workout and an evening of relaxation.
Attire: Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers, light clothes and hat/cap
Tighten and tone with Shelly’s morning Pilates ABA (Abs, Buns, Arms) class. Breakfast will be prepared in the villa before we embark to Rovinj. Explore the town’s ancient streets, art, and architecture, including the Basilica of St. Euphemia, and stunning, 3,000-year-old monuments. Wind down your day with a stroll through Rovinj's Old Town and seaside dinner.
Attire: Outdoor semi casual dinner attire. Rubber sole shoes. No flip flops.
You can’t beat the classics. Get your body moving and energized with Jennie’s early morning Class. After a light breakfast, we’ll taste our way around Chiavalon, Istria’s most famous olive oil farm, and the Meneghetti Estate, a gorgeous property with vineyards and olive groves. We’ll have lunch at the Estate before venturing back to the Villa for a leisurely afternoon followed by dinner.
Start your day strong with Pilates Core Conditioning Class at the Villa. You also have the option to book an exclusive Personal Training Session with Shelly (up to 2 people). After three days of local adventures, today is your chance to relax by the pool or on the beach, or explore Istria’s scenery on your own.
Heat things up with Shelly’s morning Pilates class. After breakfast we’ll journey into the historic town of Pula. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the villa before we meet for dinner together at Monte, Rovinj’s Michelin Star restaurant.
Attire: Casual attire and rubber sole walking shoes. Semi formal dinner attire. Ladies, avoid stiletto heels. Dinner is located in the pedestrian zone of Rovinj and we will take a cobble stone street uphill to get there.
Join Shelly for your final morning Classical Moves class. You also have the option to book an exclusive Personal Training Session (up to 2 people) today. Relax by the pool, explore the nearby towns, or go for a peaceful walk on the Villa’s gorgeous grounds.
Departure day. Farewell until we meet again!
Join us in Croatia JUNE 8TH - 15TH for this once in a lifetime experience.
The official currency in Croatia is the Kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). With Croatia's entrance to the EU, many Croatian businesses are beginning to express their prices in Euros and Kuna, though Euros are not yet widely accepted. Foreign currency can be exchanged at post offices, banks, and exchange offices. Numerous hotels and travel agencies also will exchange currency, but beware of the service charges, which can be as high as 3%. To convert prices, go to www.xe.com/ucc. Credit cards (Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners) are accepted in almost all hotels, marinas, restaurants, shops and cash machines. ATMs The easiest and best way to get cash in Croatia is from an ATM (automated teller machine, aka Bankomat in Croatia) which can be found in all larger towns, ports, bus and train stations. Health Hospitals and clinics are located in all larger towns and cities, while smaller centers have dispensaries and pharmacies only. Prior to travelling please check if your health care in Croatia would be covered by insurance or take the necessary steps in obtaining traveller's insurance. Travel Documents Make sure you carry a valid passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreement.
Size: 54 000 sq. km Population: 4,5 million
Language: Croatian (Official) English widely spoken
Official currency: Kuna
Climate: Moderate Continental & Mild Mediterranean
Average temperatures on the coast in Summer 83°F - 66°F
Average sea temperature is 77 ˚F in the summer
Tap water: Safe to drink in all of Croatia
Hot days and semi cool evenings.
A light sweater or jacket is recommended for evenings.
WHAT TO BRING
Daily workout attire
Sneakers for walking and workouts
Rubber bottom shoes for walking tours
1 to 2 nice outfits for dinner
Although you are responsible for your flight, we are happy to assist you in this process. We have taken many routes to get to Croatia and we are available if you have questions on what option is best for you.