Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat in Croatia

Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat

in Croatia

 

A Yoga, Food & Wine yoga retreat that has it all.

 

Looking for the perfect Croatia yoga retreat? Join us in the beautiful town of Bale, Croatia for a taste of Istrian life, cuisine, wines, incredible local products and amazing landscapes. Daily soulful yoga classes will anchor your days. Each afternoon offers a wonderful excursion to enjoy a taste of Croatian life with truffle-hunting, cooking classes, wine and olive oil tastings, oyster bay excursions, and gorgeous villages to explore on foot nearby. Take a boat day to explore the nearby islands or rest and relax by the pool and pass the day under a shaded tree with your favorite book.

 

Bale, a sleepy cobblestone village known to those who know, is the ‘best-kept secret of Istria’. The culinary gem of the country, Bale is the perfect home base for exploring the agricultural flavors of Croatia with strong influences from their Italian neighbors. Here you’ll find amazing cuisine, world-class wines, olive oils and truffles, gorgeous landscapes nestled in the hills and by the sea and so much more. Join us in Croatia for an amazing yoga retreat!

June 5 - 11, 2021 September 10 - 16, 2021 September 19 - 25, 2021

Croatia Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat

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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat in Croatia

Let’s explore the amazing coast and interior of beautiful Croatia together through yoga, food, wine, and culture. Breathtaking landscapes can be found at every turn, charming villages to wander, treasures to find above and below the earth, and so much soulful yoga and connections.

Our 6 night retreat will take you to the sea, exploring the hills, olive groves, vineyards, kitchens and the edges and curves of your own heart as we explore this magical land together. Choose to visit neighboring islands in your free time, relax by the swimming pool, take a pasta-making workshop, find local treasures in the adorable town of Bale just a few steps from our villa or take to the hills for some hiking and clear your mind.

However you decide to spend your free time on retreat in Croatia, we will always come back together in the evenings for a writing workshop, gentle yoga practice, or a fun and informative wine tasting! We are SO excited to add this amazing retreat to our list of offerings.

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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat Croatia Includes :

 

6 nights in private villa accommodations

Traditional breakfast daily

Four incredible dinners together

Soulful yoga classes daily as per itinerary

Two evening writing workshops

Grounding opening and closing circles

Wine & Olive Oil tasting of local products

Day excursion to visit the village of Rovinj

Visit to Lim Bay for fresh oysters in months with an ‘R’; lunch included

 Truffle Hunting Excursion with Gnocchi demo & lunch featuring truffles

Free time to explore as you wish; optional boat day to islands; massages; hiking

All local taxes


What’s not included :

Optional Pasta/Ravioli-making Cooking Class with market tour in Pula, with lunch of our creations
Optional Boat trip to the local islands in your free time
Staff gratuities (daily cleaning service and restaurant)
International flights
Airport Transfers
3 lunches & 2 dinners
Alcohol & water
Massages
Travel insurance


 

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Itinerary

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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat Croatia Itinerary :


DAY ONE

3pm Arrival and check-in
6:30pm Opening Circle
8pm Dinner together at hotel


DAY TWO

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
12-6pm  Excursion to Lim Bay (history and oysters (months with an ‘R’); Lunch included, Rovinj village tour/free time
7-8pm Optional Writing workshop
Dinner on your own


DAY THREE

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time to relax, spa services; explore town of Bale; go for a hike; beaches; Lunch on your own
5-7pm Wine and Olive Oil Tasting of local products
8pm Dinner together


DAY FOUR

8am Coffee, Tea and Breakfast available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
12-7pm Truffle Hunting Excursion; cooking demo/lunch featuring truffle finds (timing of this excursion varies depending on the season)
Dinner on your own


DAY FIVE

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free day to explore/relax; shopping; massages; pool time; hiking
Optional Pasta Making Class in Pula 11am – 5:30pm
7pm Writing workshop before dinner
8pm Dinner together at the hotel


DAY SIX

 

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free day to explore/relax; optional boat day to islands; hiking; shopping
6-7:30pm Closing Yoga stretch and circle
8pm Dinner together at the hotel


DAY SEVEN

8am Breakfast available
Departure


*This itinerary is subject to adjustments, changes in times, locations, or activities as the retreat leaders and hosts see fit. Any change will be on par with our standards or an upgrade in services or location making for an even more amazing experience for the group and our guests. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation if any situation were to arise.

**We will pair those arriving and departing at similar times in shared cars for an additional cost if you like. Please send along your flight details if you are interested in this service.


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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat Croatia Accommodations :

Bale, Croatia known to those who know, as the ‘best-kept secret of Istria’ is a sleepy cobblestone village teaming with amazing. The culinary gem of the country, Bale is the perfect home base for exploring the agricultural flavors of Croatia with strong influences from their Italian neighbors. Here you’ll find amazing cuisine, world-class wines, olive oils and truffles, gorgeous landscapes nestled in the hills and by the sea and so much more.

Our private villas will be home for the week offering quaint accommodations, a relaxing swimming pool beneath the shade trees, and a restaurant open to the public and known far and wide for its incredible offerings.

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Pricing

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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat Croatia Pricing :

 

Private Rooms with Ensuite Bathroom

These rooms have one double bed with ensuite bathroom.

Private $2,995usd; Shared bed* $2,815usd per person
(*you must provide your bedmate)

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Shared Rooms with Ensuite Bathroom

These rooms have one double bed and a twin pull out bed with ensuite bathroom.

Double bed $2,895usd; Twin pull-out bed $2,735usd per person
(we can pair roommates together)

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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat Croatia Payments :

Deposits* of $750usd are due to secure your space in the retreat.

The balance of your retreat (minus your $750usd initial deposit*) is due 90 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group three months before the retreat.


MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT HERE :

Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your $750usd deposit*

Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. In the case that there is no one to share a room we ask that you take a private economy room instead.

To make your deposit with a credit card, please click the link below. You will be directed to Paypal.com.


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BALANCE PAYMENTS :

The balance of your retreat (minus your $750usd initial deposit*) is due 90 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group three months before the retreat.

You may pay with a credit card via PayPal, a bank wire transfer, Zelle, or deposit a check into our bank account to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin. We understand how much fees blow…though some of these options do incur a fee that will be passed on to you. Please see the itemized list below.

          

PayPal = Pay using your credit card. 4% fee is applied to final balances

Bank Wire = Pay online with a wire. Please add $20usd to your total for wire fee.

Zelle or dropping a check into our Chase account = No charge to pay with this method. Daily limits apply with Zelle.

Bitcoin = Modern payment methods in cryptocurrency. Any transaction fees your wallet requires are applied.

Please let us know your preferred method of payment and we will send you the appropriate information right away.


POLICIES


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations made within 90 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. Y&AWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary.

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, its affiliates, retreat facilitators, hotels, third party vendors, and tour providers, the ownership, or staff, of course, cannot be held responsible for events that are outside of our control. There are no refunds as per our cancellation policies. We highly recommend that all of our guests secure a quality travel insurance that will cover them for ANY event which may cause for a change of travel plans, or for ANY unfortunate event including but of course not limited to:

– Transportation delays, cancellations or changes due to strikes, labor disputes, or lockouts from airlines, boats, ferries or any type of transportation
– Any inconvenience or complication caused by bad weather, storms, and hurricanes : a direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike
– Government/political actions, events or situations; acts of God; threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
– Personal health issues or personal situations in general which may affect travel plans
– Any loss, theft or damage of personal items at any stage of your trip
– Any accident causing injury during any stage of your trip
– Travel restrictions associated with COVID-19

AIG offers Travel Guard at affordable rates. Please let us know if you have chosen to purchase insurance or declined at final balance due.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a Skype conversation or to receive further info via email.

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Travel Tips Guide

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Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat Croatia Travel Tips :

Location

This Yoga, Food & Wine retreat will take place in the delightful hilltop village of Bale on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. The charming medieval streets are lined with 14th and 15th century houses creating an urban landscape amongst the hilltops and crests in the town. Our private villa for the retreats is located within walking distance to the town so shopping, exploring, and dining out are convenient and at your doorstep.


Flights*

Flights into Pula Airport (PUY) are the most convenient way to arrive to our retreat. The airport is approximately a 30 minute drive to our villa in Bale.

PRO-TIPS :

Flights directly into Pula can be complicated and expensive so we recommend that you flight into another European city that is direct and affordable from your hometown like London or Frankfurt and then take another roundtrip direct flight to Pula from there.


Summer Retreat dates :

For example, Boston has direct flights to London on June 11, arriving on the 12th for $565usd roundtrip as below :


We suggest that you enjoy the day in London, try to stay awake until their nighttime, sleep a night or two in a hotel in London and then fly out to Pula either day of the retreat or the day before if you want to spend a night in Pula before the retreat starts.

Roundtrip flights from London to Pula on June are $136usd as below :


So for your summer flights to Pula through London costs are $701usd at time of writing. These are GREAT deals for European flights. Now is the time to book!

 


Fall Retreat dates :

For October retreats, it’s best to fly into Frankfurt to get direct flights into Pula (but please note they only go on certain days so plan to check and plan in advance this details).

So for roundtrip, direct flights from Boston to Frankfurt on October 1 arriving on the 2nd  and Oct 8 arriving on the 9th costs are $986usd as below :

 


We suggest that you enjoy the day in Frankfurt, try to stay awake until their nighttime, sleep a night or two in a hotel in Frankfurt and then fly out to Pula as per availability and spend a night in Pula or somewhere else you’re interested in checking out before the retreat starts.

Roundtrip flights from Frankfurt to Pula in October are around $220-250usd usd as below :


So for your fall flights to Pula through Frankfurt costs are around $1,235usd at time of writing. These are very average pricing for European flights. Now is the time to book so don’t miss these deals!

We use Google Flights to check fares but there are also deals directly with certain airlines like Condor, Eurowings, and many others.


Ferry from Venice

If you’re up for a 3.5 hour ferry ride between Italy and Croatia there are ferries that run on this schedule if your flight into Venice is a better deal.


*Please note that these are just the flight findings at the time of writing this section. We cannot guarantee rates and do not book flights for clients. The sooner you find and book flights the better deals you get. Please contact us if you have any questions or consider hiring a travel agent if the task of searching for flights is daunting to you.

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