Sing Out in Istria, Croatia


4th -11th September 2019


  £640 pp

Includes half board, transfers, plus 4 visits

Does not include


Cheap flights from Leeds/Bradford with Jet2

You book direct with Nevia, our Croatian host and singer! Please contact Dave for details

“Thank you for the wonderful singing in Croatia. The best ever.

I am amazed I could sing in Croatian, I didn't think I would, it looked so difficult. The group sang beautifully, due to your expert tuition.  I was privileged to be part of it.”

  1. -Deirdre, Otley

“Thank you again to both of you for a tremendous week of singing and sightseeing and laughing and having a good time.”

- Joan, Bramhope

Come and learn traditional Croatian and other Balkan songs while staying in a rural village in Istria.  Immerse yourself in Croatian culture, eating with local families and singing with local singers, with visits to nearby attractions, including coastal towns.

We are staying in Nevia’s home, Butterfly House, a large villa in a small hill hamlet in the middle of Istria (you can see the sea from the top). We will sing each morning all morning out under the oak tree on the decking, with a brief sing on the roof in the evening (the sky is unpolluted, you can see Venice, and there are Scops Owls to serenade us). There is a heated pool for use at any time you feel like it in the garden.  Breakfast is informal and large, including fresh figs off Nevia’s tree next to the pool.  She also has a magic fruit bowl.  Lunch is in-house, home prepared and substantial, and includes a glass of wine/beer.  Then time for ourselves, siesta, walks, reading or whatever. Later on we will go somewhere - to visit and eat, and one day will be a whole day in Porec, to explore or go on a boat trip.  We will sing with a local choir, who know some songs the same as us - it worked really well in 2018 and they were keen to meet up in 2019.

Songs will be taught by Dave Stewart, an experienced and expert teacher. The songs will be mainly traditional Croatian (eg Plovi Barko), some Istrian, and some from wider Balkan traditions, and even Georgia.  Everyone loved the songs in 2018, even those who were initially nervous!  Its a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Croatian culture, the songs, language, history, people, if you want. And Nevia is on hand, she is very knowledgeable, helpful, and lovely.

The cost for 2019 is £640, which includes half board, breakfast and lunch, singing tuition, airport transfers (only 40 mins), 3 evening excursions and one full day excursion.  You will need to pay for your flights, evening meals (much cheaper than here), and anything extra on the day out (beach lounger, boat trip, museum entrance etc).

Have a look at our pictures of 2018, just click on the picture on

If you need to know anything else please just phone or email.  When you are ready to book I’ll put you in touch with Nevia who will deal with deposits etc and I’ll give you information about the flights from Leeds/Bradford

Click the photo above to see more photos of 2018