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Croatia Gastronomical Tour for solo travellers
We are launching a new series of gastronomical travel experiences for solo travelers. Our next trip is 22 -29th September to Croatia. There are only 4 spots left. Flights have gone up and we are offering a small discount to help balance the cost. Please send me a message with the flights you would like to book and we will tell you the best price we can offer you. Our recommended flights are below. Trip Details: Join us on a gastronomical & site seeing tour of Istria. This area of Croatia is filled with sensational delights from food, wine, and National Heritage Unesco sites. It has everything a seasoned traveler needs, within an hour of touring from our countryside villa. Your local guide will ensure from the time you are collected from the airport to the time you return, you are having a wonderfully indulgent time. The area has been awarded: * Worlds' Best Olive Oil 2016 & 2017 - Flos Olei * Worlds' Second Best Olive Oil 2010 to 2015- Flos Olei * Ten Best Wine Destinations 2015 - Wine Enthusist * Ten Best European Wine Destinations 2016 - Best European Destinations * Ten Best Wine Regions for Spring and Winter Travel 2014 - USA Today * Top Destinations for Valentines Day Travel 2014 - National Geographic You will stay at a luxury villa, with a pool and outdoor covered dinning area overlooking an scenic olive farm. The villa has several cosy nooks to create space to relax and unwind with or without the group throughout the week. Each room has an extra large ensuite full bath. Rooms are mostly double twin beds, with 2 double beds available at single occupancy surcharge. Your local guide will provide transport throughout your tour. We have selected 4 of the best local restaurants and added a special bonus of one meal cooked by the villa owner on a large open fire. Your tour guides will show you sites such as a Roman Colosseum, majestic hillside towns, local monuments, as well as optional kayaking though the caves, sailing and truffle hunting. We will visit 6 wineries, each one offers a different setting, such a Relais & Châteaux property, and you will be served a selection of top quality wines. Includes: Wine and Olive Oil welcome tasting Airport Transfers 7 nights in luxury Villa 6 Wine tastings with food at award winning wineries Transport on 6 days to attractions, wineries and dinner 4 Three Course meals 7 local Continental breakfast Not included: your flights, personal travel insurance We are able to offer transfers on other flight times and airports, we ask that everyone is at the villa for Dinner on Saturday as we have a special meal planned cooked by a local in our traditional outdoor fire stove with ash and clay pots. Recommended Flights London Gatwick to Pula Sat 22 Sep 2018. Dep 07:10 Arr 10:20. TUI Airways Pula to London Gatwick Flight number EZY8910 Sat 29th Sep Dep 22:10 Arr 23:25 Easy Jet - North Terminal We have planned the perfect holiday for you, all you need to do is book your flights and show up! £200 deposit required to reserve your place, please message me for more information. The total cost of the holiday is £900

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