Luxury Istria Countryside Holidays

A serene and idyllic escape

Holidays in the Istria Countryside invite you to soak up the scenery with rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves stretching as far as the eye can see, as well as charming towns and villages dotted throughout. Istria is known for its wine production and you can find many wineries to enjoy a tour and tasting. 

The countryside is rich in history, with ancient ruins and medieval towns to explore. It’s also rich in cuisine with Italian, Croatian and Mediterranean flavours infusing local specialties. 

Luxury Holidays in the Istria Countryside

The Istria Countryside is truly spectacular. There is plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities with numerous hiking and cycling trails as well as truffle hunting tours. Be sure to leave some time to enjoy the picturesque villages and local markets, to really soak up the culture. Start planning your holiday today with Sovereign Luxury Travel. Our Personal Travel Planners are on hand every step of the way. 
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Start planning your Sovereign holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

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Destinations in Istria Countryside

Buje city from above in Istria, Croatia, aerial panoramic shot in summer sunny day.
Discover the medieval magic of Buje, a hilltop town in Istria, Croatia. Wander through the streets of days gone by, while sampling some of the best local olive oil and wines. The lush green surroundings invite you to savour the natural bliss of Croatia. 
Bale Town in Croatia. Bale is a settlement and municipality in Istria County, Croatia. The origins of the settlement lie in the Roman stronghold of Castrum Vallis, built by Caius Palcrus.
Discover the ideal mix of history hunting, natural splendour, and opulence with luxury Bale holidays in Croatia. Savour the sea air while exploring enticing history, before settling in for some exquisite olive oil and wine tastings.

Our pick of the top hotels in Istria Countryside

Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Flight Information

Flights from the UK to Croatia take around 2 hours 30 minutes.

When to go

July and August are the hottest months in Croatia (temperatures can reach into the mid-30s) and attract the most visitors. June, September and October are great months to visit. It's less busy, plus Croatian weather tends to be warm and dry (spot on for sightseeing).


Tipping in Croatia is becoming more commonplace in Croatia, especially in more upmarket establishments where around 10% has become the norm. In bars and more casual restaurants, just leave the coins in your change. At your hotel, tip porters and maids 2 Euros or so. Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip, but it’s a nice gesture to round up the fare.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Croatia is Croatian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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