Yoga, Food & Wine Adventure in Istria, Croatia

Foodie & Yoga Adventure

in Istria, Croatia

A food lovers dream, Istria is perfection!

Istria is a food lovers dream….add the scenery, lovely people and charming towns and you’ve got the best yoga retreat backdrop a yogi could hope for! 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, kayaking, 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!

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May 14 - 20, 2023 May 28 - June 3, 2023 October 1 - 7, 2023 October 8 - 14, 2023

Istria, Croatia : Foodie + Yoga Adventure

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Foodie & Yoga Adventure 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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Includes :

6 nights in private villa accommodations

Soulful yoga classes daily as per itinerary

Breakfast daily

Four incredible dinners together at our villa

Wine & Olive Oil tasting at Meneghetti

Sound healing bath

Guided tour to visit the charming seaside town of Rovinj

Excursion to Lim Bay for a fresh oyster tasting at ‘Tony’s’, kayak trip through the fjord

 Truffle Hunting Excursion with Gnocchi demo & lunch featuring truffles

Day trip to Brijuni island

Free time to explore as you wish; massages; biking to the beach

All local taxes & staff gratuities


What’s not included :

Airfare & airport transfers
4 lunches : 2 during free days, 1 at Lim Bay, 1 at Brijuni Island
1 dinner in Rovinj & 1 dinner at Meneghetti
Bike, golf cart, tram and lunch on Brijuni Island
Alcohol & water
Massages
Travel insurance


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Itinerary

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Itinerary :


DAY ONE

 

3pm Arrival and check-in
6:30pm Opening Circle with seated grounding meditation and intention setting
8pm Dinner together at hotel


DAY TWO

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
12-4:30pm Excursion to Lim Bay for a fresh oyster tasting at ‘Tony’s’, kayak trip through the fjord and lunch (not included) with a view
5:30-7:30pm Guided tour to visit the charming seaside town of Rovinj
Dinner on your own in Rovinj


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 & Olive Oil tasting at Meneghetti
8pm Dinner at Meneghetti


DAY FOUR

8am Coffee, Tea and Breakfast available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
12-6pm Truffle Hunting Excursion with Gnocchi demo & lunch featuring truffles
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; massages; pool time; bike to the beach
Lunch on your own
6-7:30pm Sound healing bath and closing circle
8pm Dinner together at the hotel


DAY SIX

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-9:45am Yoga Practice
10am Breakfast
11am-4pm Day trip to Brijuni island; bike and golf cart rental on your own; lunch on your own
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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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 :

Deluxe Rooms with Ensuite Bathroom

These rooms have one double bed with ensuite bathroom.

deluxe rooms

Private $3,645usd OR Shared bed* $3,395usd per person
(*you must provide your bedmate)

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Smaller Deluxe Room

Private $3,585usd

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Superior Suites with Ensuite Bathroom

 

These rooms have one king bed with ensuite bathroom.

Large Superior Suite

Private $3,885usd OR Shared bed* $3,495usd per person
(*you must provide your bedmate)

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Superior Suite With Tub

Private $3,885usd OR Shared bed* $3,495usd per person
(*you must provide your bedmate)

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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 :

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. Due to Covid regulations, we are unable to pair guests in shared rooms unless both are comfortable assuming the associated risks. In the case that there is no one to share a room we ask that you take a private room instead.

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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. 5% 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 60 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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; 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 or illness associated with COVID-19.

All travelers may join our retreats “at your own risk”, but should continue to take precautions such as wearing masks in public, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. Testing will be determined by the countries through which the traveler must pass. All testing requirements are at the travelers expense and are not included in our packages. Please stay up to date with current travel related requirements.

We ask that all travelers arrive with proof of a negative antigen Covid-19 test (no matter your vaccination status) within 24 hours of the start date of the retreat.

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover your investment in these uncertain times. We recommend this insurance company that covers Covid-19 incidents including travel delay due to quarantine requirements, any medical aid you need due to Covid-19 and changes to flights and travel plans. It really sets our minds at ease when booking international travel. For US citizens living in the US the plan we recommend is the Safe Travels Outbound option.

For any non-US residents or US residents living outside the States we recommend Safe Travels International Cost Saver or Safe Travels International plans.

We are not able to refund payments or extend credits due to complications in travel, rescheduling or closings due to Covid-19. Please let us know if you have purchased this insurance.

In addition to travel insurance, we also recommend that you check your health insurance policy regarding treatment outside your home country in the rare case you would need care while away from home. We recommend and use IMG Travel Medical Insurance to cover us around the globe. Please consult with the agent to make sure the plan you choose covers Covid-19. Please let us know if you have purchased this insurance.

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 call or to receive further info via email.

In addition to travel insurance, we also recommend that you check your health insurance policy regarding treatment outside your home country in the rare case you would need care while away from home. We recommend and use IMG Travel Medical Insurance to cover us around the globe. Please consult with the agent to make sure the plan you choose covers Covid-19. Please let us know if you have purchased this insurance.

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 call or to receive further info via email.

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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.

ARRIVING TO AND FROM BALE :

Flights directly into Pula can be complicated and expensive so we recommend that you fly into another European city that is direct and affordable from your hometown like London, Frankfurt or Cologne and then take another roundtrip direct flight to Pula from there. European flights within the EU tend to be much more affordable than direct flights from further away.

There is also the option to fly into Venice, Italy which is about a 3 hour drive from Bale, Croatia. The drive is simple and you cross through Slovenia on the way. A taxi to and from Venice is also available with an estimated cost of around 350-400 euro. We can give you an exact quote when the time comes.

Alternatively if you are feeling adventurous there is a shuttle bus that also runs to and from Venice on a schedule that you can find online. It is considerably cheaper and seems to work just fine. We do not have shuttle schedules and cannot assist with public transportation plans. Please consult Google for more on this alternative.

The ferry to and from Venice does not run in October.


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