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Our Top 5 Tips For Your Trip To Istria, Croatia.

Make The Most Of Your Trip To Istria With Our 5 Tips

Culture, nature, pleasant temperatures and a kilometer-long coastline. Water sports enthusiasts are well catered for here and there is plenty for culture enthusiasts to soak up too. Are you going on holiday to Istria this year? We have 5 tips for a top holiday in Istria!

1 boat trip in Rovinj, Istria

Rovinj is one of the most beautiful and historic places in Istria. Walk into the old centre through the Gate of Balbi and get lost down the picturesque, cobbled streets. Tip: climb the 60 meter high tower of the St. Euphemia’s Church! From here you will have fantastic views of the town of Rovinj. While in Rovinj, a boat trip out on the harbour is a must. From here you can see the town from the best view and it will remind you of Venice with all the house on the water.

Rovinj, Istria
Rovinj, Istria

2 Pula, Istria

Pula is a stunning city. Above all, it is the city with one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world located right in the centre of the city. No more gladiatorial battles today…but the bustling Pula Film Festival every summer. Pula is full of Roman monuments like the Temple of Augustus, the triumphal arch of Sergii and the twin gate. Wow, what a picture!

Pula, Istria
Pula, Istria

3 Look, waltz, smell, slurp, test, spit out, repeat: wine tasting at the Kabola winery

Did you know that Croatia produces some of the best wine in the world? A visit to a vineyard is therefore a must. The Kabola winery in Momjan is our recommendation. There you are surrounded by large vineyards and the organic wine is ‘created’ in a beautiful building. The Kabola Winery also has a tour that finishes with a delicious tasting session where you can sample some of the wine from the vineyard!

Kabola Winery
Kabola Winery

4 Find your inner artist in Grožnjan

Grožnjan, a town that lies at the very tip of a mountain, has medieval city walls and – of course – beautiful views. It is an artists’ city and is compact in size. Here you will find 20 art galleries and workshops! The town is also known for its fantastic summer music festivals and other events that your family will love. Grožnjan is a wonderful place to wander around and relax, enjoying the view with a cup of coffee or a cold beer.

Grožnjan
Grožnjan

5 Discover the Brijuni Islands

The Brioni Islands (in Croatian: Brijuni) belong to an archipelago of 14 islands. To get to these magical islands you have to take the only route there – a boat trip from Fažana. Once on the island of Veli Brijun, a train trip around the island is recommended. You should then head on over to one of the two largest islands, passing a Roman villa, the safari park with zebras and elephants which you can visit.

 

Haven’t booked your holiday to the popular Istria yet? Book your accommodation at one of these campsites!t

Languedoc-Roussillon

The 5 best trips in Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon has a lot to offer!

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is one of the most popular regions for family holidays, and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful weather, right on the coastline and plenty to see and do in the region!

Here’s our top 5 trips and tips for how to spend your time in Languedoc-Roussillon.

 

# 1 Head back in time in Carcassonne

Imagine yourself in the days of knights and princesses and visit the fortified city of Carcassonne.Walking through the gates you find yourself in the beautiful medieval city. A visit to the castle is a must and from here you can get some of the best views of the city.

Tip: Take the time for a visit to Carcassone city. Whenever you go, it is always busy here (after all, it is a great outing) and we would advise that a pram is not ideal in this city unfortunately.

Carcassone, Languedoc-Roussillon
Carcassone

 

# 2 On a mini-city trip in Montpellier

Montpellier is incredibly fun! The city is quite compact and therefore easy to discover on foot. Stroll through the narrow streets, take in the beautiful aromas of the local bakeries and enjoy the street musicians on Place de la Comédie.

Tip: Beside the large central square Place de la Comédie is a fantastic park, Esplanade de Charles de Gaulle. It is a great location for a picnic and the kids will absolutely love it there.

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon
Montpellier

 

# 3 The charming Béziers

Not too big, but extremely beautiful. The town of Béziers has an impressive cathedral with a beautiful view. The local food market ‘Les Halles’ is also worth a visit where you can buy all kinds of fresh products and a delicious fresh lunch.

Tip: Purchase some goodies from the market as well, for enjoying on the porch of your mobile home that evening!

Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon
Beziers

 

# 4 Wandering through the streets of Collioure

Collioure is a lovely coastal town that you have to see during your holiday. The center of the town is the striking castle. From here you can get fantastic photos of Collioure. It’s easy to see why so many artists have used this place as a source of inspiration for their arts.

Tip: Plan your visit to Collioure in advance and reserve a boat trip from the harbour. Enjoy a glass of wine on the water!

Collioure, Languedoc-Roussillon
Collioure

 

# 5 Splashing around in Aqualand

If your children love aquaparks then they’ll love Aqualand in Saint-Cyprien! It’s also a fun place for adults to act like big kids again and race down thrilling slides, dive into different pools and relax in the sun or under a parasol.

Tip: Depart for Aqualand soon after breakfast as you will get to enjoy the full day there!

Aqualand, Languedoc-Roussillon
Aqualand

 

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3 Top Campsites For May School Holidays

3 Of Our Favourite Campsites For The May School Holidays!

3 Of Our Favourite Campsites For The May School Holidays!

Can’t wait for the May School Holidays? Planning on heading on a last minute trip with the kids while they’re off from school? Well look no further because we have listed 3 of our best campsites for that you and your family can enjoy in May.

 

Iris Parc Le Chêne Gris, Paris, France

Iris Parc Le Chene Gris is the perfect campsite destination for those who would love to take a day trip into Paris ( just 45 minutes away by train, which leaves directly across the road from the campsite ) or to Disneyland Paris. Paris city centre can be reached in 45 minutes by train and one of the best features of Le Chene Gris is the fact that the train station is directly across the road from the campsite. How convenient is that. Disneyland Paris is only a short 20 minute drive from the campsite, or you can also get a shuttle from the local town to the theme park. After taking in the sights all day in Paris or a day full of fun and creating life long memories in Disneyland Paris you can relax in the campsite on the sun terrace, take a dip in the heated swimming pool or try some delicious food in the restaurant.

Iris Parc Le Chene Gris
Iris Parc Le Chene Gris

Altomincio Family Park, Lake Garda, Italy

If you’re looking for a beautiful campsite in a beautiful setting, then Altomincio FamilyPark is the place for you. Altomincio is just 7 kilometers from Lake Garda and offers everything for a wonderful May holiday. There is an Olympic size swimming pool, children’s pool and lagoon pool with 4 water slides. One of the great features of the campsite is how central it is to many amazing places like Verona, Brescia, Modena and Mantova, making day trips much more convenient. Canevaworld Theme Park is only 16 km away, which is fantastic for a day out and the kids will love it!

Altomincio Family Park
Altomincio Family Park

Norcenni Girasole Club, Tuscany, Italy

A water park with slides, a lazy river and and 4 swimming pools are just some of the reasons why Norcenni Girasole Club will definitely be a firm favourite with the kids. Funfair Adventure is the fun zone where young daredevils can ride a quad bike, a tour on the adventure trail, go wall climbing or jump around on the trampoline. It’s not just a campsite for the kids though because the adults can relax in the sauna or get a massage.

Norcenni Girasole Club
Norcenni Girasole Club

Fancy booking a May School Holiday with Vacansoleil? Check out our current May Holiday Offers HERE