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Rijeka: Pula, Rovinj, and Panoramic Istrian Coast Tour

1. Rijeka: Pula, Rovinj, and Panoramic Istrian Coast Tour

Situated near the base of the Istrian peninsula, Pula is the largest city in Istria. Its most famous attraction, the well-preserved Roman amphitheater, is one of the most famous sights in the whole of Croatia. Pula, like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, smooth sea, beautiful beaches, and unspoiled nature. Throughout your tour you will come across numerous monuments of Roman architecture: the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi from the 1st century B.C., Hercules’ Gate and Twin Gates, the Temple of Augustus, and the Arena and Small Roman Theatre in the town center. Historical attractions aside, Pula is a busy commercial city on the sea that has managed to retain a friendly small-town appeal. Although marred with residential and holiday developments, the coast is dotted with fragrant pine groves, seaside cafes and a clutch of good restaurants. The main town square offers you the chance to relax in a unique atmosphere, with the square having managed to retain its role as the meeting place since the Augustan Age. Situated on the west coast of Istria, Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. The old town is built on the island, which was only connected with the mainland in the 18th century. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on the Mediterranean, over the last few decades Rovinj attracts a large number of tourists, most of them faithfully returning year after year. Rovinj manages to combine its rich tradition with modern times in a very interesting way. As it is also an active fishing port, you can experience the atmosphere of a small fishing village. On the other hand, the town has been developing exquisite gastronomy and offers a high standard of tourist services in general. The city at the foot of the Church of St. Euphemia is the favorite gathering place of artists from around the world. Walking down its streets, you will bump into many art galleries and studios.

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From Pula: Caves, Canyons Speedboat Tour to Kamenjak

2. From Pula: Caves, Canyons Speedboat Tour to Kamenjak

Take a 4-hour speedboat tour to see the coastline around Pula. Enjoy 2 stops for swimming, explore a cave, and see stunning views of Istria. Your speedboat tour begins in Pula's harbor. The largest harbor in Croatia, see interesting curiosities like an abandoned military establishment and a large shipyard. Find your meeting point and board your speedboat. Make a stop at a cave and see canyons as you head to Kamenjak, a nature reserve. Pull into the bay of the reserve and admire its staggering cliffs and clear water beaches. Have a moment to enjoy the tranquil scenery before heading back to Pula.

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Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

3. Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Meet at the Verudela resort area and be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. It's then time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure. The transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with LED lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of the Adriatic sea. Kayak along the coast, where the sea depth is around 4-8 meters, so that you can watch everything that's happening on the sea floor. During the tour, you will catch a glimpse of various types of marine life. The tour guide will explain to you all about the creatures you can see, such as sea urchins, fish, seaweed, jellyfish, and diverse corals. Your guide will also make sure that you have your once-in-a-lifetime memory immortalized as pictures and videos.

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Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

4. Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

Be collected at your accommodation in Zagreb and drive for approximately three hours to Pula. This is the biggest city and the center of the Istrian peninsula. The city was founded by an ancient tribe in the 10th century B.C. and it was well known by Greek travelers and sailors so is mentioned in many Greek myths. In the 1st century, the Romans made the city strong and today the vivid remains of this era can be explored. Pula Arena is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world and will take you back in time as you imagine gladiators battles. Other examples of Roman architecture to discover are the Temple of Augustus and the gates to the city including the Arch of the Sergii and the gate of Hercules.  Continue your journey for 45 minutes to Rovinj. This city was also founded by the Istrian tribes. It was built on a small island close to the mainland and in the 18th was connected to it. It was ruled for five centuries by Venice so both the Italian and Croatian languages are spoken in the city. During this period of occupation, walls were built around the city and the remains are standing still today. Rovinj is a real gem and adored because with every step you take you are compelled to take another photograph. Travel another 45 minutes to Porec. The Old Town is almost 2000 years old and is most famous for the Euphrasian Basilica, from 1997. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Istria. Notice the roman influence and architecture in the city as you walk through the main streets, still preserved in their original form.

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Istria Highlights Tour from Rijeka or Pula

5. Istria Highlights Tour from Rijeka or Pula

Hum is situated in the center of Istria with barely 20 inhabitants. Turn your trip to Hum into a beautiful story of Istrian small towns. This hidden part of Istria is extremely welcoming to visitors. According to the legend, Hum was built with the stones left over when giants were building towns in the river Mirna valley, an area in central Istria including the wonderful hill towns of Motovun, Roc, and Bale. Despite the small number of residents, Hum has preserved the ritual of Election of the Prefect for a Year. All the men from the parish gather at the Municipal Loggia (Town Hall) to elect the village superior by carving their votes into a wooden stick. Apart from being famous for being the smallest city in the world, Hum has recently become popular for Biska, which a brandy spiced with mistletoe and made according to an old recipe originating in Hum. Every year, at the end of October, the Grappa festival takes place here and hosts brandy producers from all over Istria.  In the north of Istria, located high above the Mirna River, is probably the most attractive and famous medieval town of Istria, Motovun. This fascinating site on top of a hill is a characteristic symbol of the interior of Istria. The bell tower, which is 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic, has a crown that is crenulated and dominates the center of the historic town from its position adjacent to St Stephen’s 17th-century parish church. In the center square stands the Romanesque Municipal Palace, which was Istria’s biggest secular building when it was built. Many other historical buildings surround it. Motovun’s forest which reaches down the Mirna River’s valley is particularly good for finding truffles, the alleged aphrodisiac malodorous fungus that grows underground. These white truffles of Istria, which are in season from September to December, are said to be as good as even the best French and Italian truffles. Vineyards surround the town from all sides and Istria’s finest wines including the red Teran and the white Malvasia are produced from the grapes of these vineyards. The whole locality is sprinkled with superb restaurants serving konobe. The city of Labin is an old medieval town located on a 320-meter hill with the new part of the town below. The Old Labin is the best preserved acropolis in Istria. Apart from many cultural and historical monuments, Labin is a city of artists. There are some 30 artists living and working there as well as several galleries. In nearby Dubrova, there is the Sculpture Par where International Sculptors Symposium have taken place for the past 40 years. In the summer, the old center is taken over by the Art Republic, which is a combination of music, performance, and fine arts. The town gates of St Flor, built in 1587, lead to the old town. There is also a 17th-century tower in the town offering a magnificent view. 

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Pula: Night LED Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

6. Pula: Night LED Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour

The sea and coast of the Pula region are truly unique at any time of the day, but the atmosphere is even more special at night when everything is shrouded in silence and lit by the moon and stars. Throughout this activity you can get rid of any tension whilst gliding along the surface of the sea and enjoying the romantic views of sleeping sailboats. You will begin by picking up the equipment according to your height, weight, and previous experience with stand-up paddling boarding. You will then go through a 10-minute ntroduction at the SUP center where you will cover the theory of basic SUP techniques. When you have covered everything you have learned on land, you will head out on tour around the island and inside of the bay, allowing you to peek into the underwater world in a new and exciting way. All SUP boards are equipped with waterproof LED lights, which create a super cool lighting spectacle beneath them.

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Pula: 1.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Sunset Tour

7. Pula: 1.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Sunset Tour

Receive a 10-minute introduction to stand up paddleboarding and get to grip with the basics. Then, pick up the equipment that aligns with your height, weight and experience level. Next, learn tips and tricks on how to navigate on the water from your instructor. Once you are done and feel comfortable on SUP, you will head straight into the sea and paddle towards the island and into the sunset. Your safety and confidence on the paddleboard will be ensured by your instructor. Learn to stand-up paddleboard like a pro. Follow the coastline and admire the calm open sea while the sun slowly fades towards the horizon. Take amazing sunset pictures of you during this one-of-a-kind experience. Finally, head back together to the shore.

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Pula: Guided Christmas Walking Tour

8. Pula: Guided Christmas Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the pleasant atmosphere of the holiday season on a guided Christmas tour of Pula. Admire the charming holiday decorations around the city as you learn about the history of Christmas. Find out the story behind the Christmas tree, learn about Christmas spells, and hear all about local Christmas legends and traditions. Learn about what local foods you should try around this time, visit the magnificently lit Christmas tree, and enjoy a magical time in Pula during the most magical time of the year.

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What people are saying about Pula

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Short variant because there is a character limit? Absolute recommendation! 10/10 satisfied! Get a WhatsApp on the day of the event for the consultation and with a Google Maps link. Received very friendly on site. Clean and dry kayaks despite previous group. Super friendly, professional and funny guides (Katarina and Tihana). Very good and understandable English from both of them. On the tour: Very relaxed ride - no rushing or chasing. Pleasant conversations and great entertainment from Katarina. Few fish (because they are active during the day) but beautiful landscapes at night with a mystical unique effect due to the glowing boats! To drink you could choose between beer, wine and water (ice-cold). Pictures were taken by the guide while driving and sent via Dropbox link immediately after the end. All in all we are very satisfied and will definitely visit the two girls again for one of their tours!

The tour was really super nice. Our guide was very friendly and everything went well from an organizational point of view. It was a great route with many beautiful opportunities to observe the underwater world. The absolute highlight was the cave at the end of the tour. We recommend.

It was a great experience, would recommend it everybody!! Even for beginners:-) The tour guide Thiana was very friendly! I would do it again

A wonderful experience with great caves and lots of fish. Tip: take the 7pm tour because the fish are even more active there.

An unbelievably great experience with great guides