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CHESNUT FESTIVAL

  • Destination: Croatia, Opatija Riviera
  • Duration: 5 days

At  the foot of the mountain Učka lies a pictouresque coastal town Lovran. Like rarely anywhere on the coast, the nature and architecure are intertwined here. Equally valuable as the architectual legacy and the pride of the old Lauriana are the surrounding chestnut forrests with the famous Lovran chestnut. The chestnuts are offered in restaurant […]

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At  the foot of the mountain Učka lies a pictouresque coastal town Lovran. Like rarely anywhere on the coast, the nature and architecure are intertwined here. Equally valuable as the architectual legacy and the pride of the old Lauriana are the surrounding chestnut forrests with the famous Lovran chestnut. The chestnuts are offered in restaurant and at the famous festival „Marunada“: puddings and pastery made from chestnuts after old local recepies.

Day 1

Arrival and accommodation at the hotel, welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2
After beakfast a guided walk through Opatija. Afterwards a bus ride to Mošćenice, a medieval town situated on a hill overlooking a fishermen’s village of Mošćenička Draga (very beautiful beach). Visit to the old Olive oil mill and the Istrian museum. In the evening a possibility of a drive to a typical istrian „Konoba“, where we will enjoy the evening with istrian traditional dishes and folklore dances.
Day 3
Today we drive to Lovran to take a stroll thourgh the pictouresque old town. Afterwards a drive to the hinterland of Lovran, on the sloaps of the mountain Učka where we participate in the chestnut picking. After the work, follows a barbecue in the nature, with song and music, of course. Dirve bach to the hotel. After dinner an opportunity to take a walk along the Lungomare promenade to Lovran, participate in the local festival and taste chestnut delicacies.
Day 4
After breakfast a whole day excursion to the island Krk. A drive from Opatija, over Rijeka to Kraljevica and over the bridge to the island Krk. After pasing Malinska and Njivice, arrival to the island capital – town Krk. Guided tour of the town after which the drive continues to Punat, followed by a boat ride to island Košljun and a visit to the Franciscan monastery. An expert tour of the monastery and the Franciscan museum. Next a visit to Vrbnik, a small town built high on the steep rocks surrounded by winyards where a typical sort Žlahtina is grown. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Day 5
After breakfast the trip home starts. On the way we recommend a visit to the Postojna cave.

Services: Halfboard, tourist tax, welcome drink, tour guide, guided tour of Opatija, drive with own bus to Mošćenice, dinner with folklore in istrian village, drive to the hinterland of Lovran to a chestnut picking followed by lunch, wholeday Krk tour including a boat ride to the islet Košljun.