Istria County
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Our most recommended Istria County Day Trips

  • Pula: 3-Hour Cliffs and Caves Kayaking Tour

    1. Pula: 3-Hour Cliffs and Caves Kayaking Tour

    Before beginning your adventure, learn the basics of paddling, steering and controlling the kayak from your expert guide. When you're ready, head out to explore Pula's rocky coastline, cozy bays, and cute little caves. Visit a 30-meter long cave and admire its stalactites, natural cathedral and the many bats that call the cave home. Then, climb to the top of the cliffs and dive into the sea. Feel the breeze in your face and the adrenaline in your veins as you fly through the air and crash into the sea below. Afterward, take a snorkel mask and dive into the pristine waters of one of Pula's lesser-known locations. Discover the area's vibrant aquatic life and take breathtaking underwater photos for memories that will last a lifetime.

    Had lots of fun, our guide Luca was really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a really good time! Highly recommend!

  • Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

    2. Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

    Kayak and snorkel your way along the coast of Pula to explore the city’s impressive sea caves. This fun and active 3-hour tour will take you to Seagull’s Rocks, where you’ll go diving inside a cave with snorkeling masks and underwater lights.  Your guides will document the adventure with GoPro underwater cameras, and share the photos with you after the tour. The experienced guides will ensure your safety throughout the tour. Relax with a cold drink of water or beer after this amazing activity.

    So fun! Exactly what we wanted out of a tour. Definitively a workout on the way back.

  • Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

    3. Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

    The starting point of this kayak experience is Cape Kamenjak, a protected natural park south of Pula. From one of its charming pebble beaches, you will start your adventure after a quick briefing from the tour guides. After settling in the kayaks, you'll paddle for approximately 40 minutes following the rugged coast while enjoying the summer scenery all the way to the Kolombarica Sea Cave. In the cave, you'll swim in the turquoise water lit by the sun rays that enter through a cave opening above. Snorkeling and exploring the vibrant sea life of Kamenjak is a memory you'll want to remember. That's why this tour includes free GoPro photos. If you're an adrenaline seeker, you'll love jumping from the cliffs (up to 15m high) after exploring the cave. If not, you can enjoy some time sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. On the way back, the tour guides will make short stops as nee...

    It was a really nice experience. Our guide was super nice and took a lot of photos and videos of everyone. He let everyone free in for example jumping off the cliffs. He also made sure everyone was okay with kayaking. The cave was beautiful and we had a great time!

  • Porec: Baredine Cave Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

    4. Porec: Baredine Cave Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

    Explore the Baredine Cave, an underground karst phenomenon, on this 40-minute guided tour. Descend along a 300-meter pathway and reach depths of up to 60 meters. Along the way, admire breathtaking sights such as an underground lake and 5 beautifully-decorated chambers. In the chambers, admire a range of stalactites and stalagmites which come in some interesting shapes and sizes, such as a 10-meter high "curtain", a very realistic sculpture of Our Lady, and the leaning tower of Pisa. During your tour, you will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with underground animals such as the cave olm.

  • Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

    5. Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

    Learn how to scuba dive on a wonderful introductory course on the coastline off Pula. Benefit from the experience of a professional guide who will teach you the correct breathing techniques and how to sign and communicate underwater. Fill out a medical questionnaire and then receive all the necessary equipment for your new underwater activity. After a short explanation on safe practice underwater, and having learnt some of the dive signs, slowly venture underwater to a maximum depth of 8 meters. Dive off the Adriatic coastline for the chance to get up close to a seahorse or octopus. The maximum duration of your dive will be 30 minutes. Since the level of the course is not too difficult, you can bring along your family. 

    Very cool to experience near weightlessness in an underwater environment and get to see first hand marine wildlife in their natural habitat

  • Cape Kamenjak: Kayak Tour with Cave Experience

    6. Cape Kamenjak: Kayak Tour with Cave Experience

    In the morning hours you will start your tour by meeting the local partner at their camp base, here you will have an introduction to kayaking, as well as learning about aspects of the sea and the mainland life of this unique Istrian location. Start your kayaking tour with some light paddling and within an hour, you will be rewarded with an exceptional view of the high cliffs which conceal an enclosed oasis. Here, at the deep south of the Istrian Peninsula, you can marvel at Velika Kolombarica. After going through a sea tunnel and entering the cave, you will see a turquoise light shining upon millennial rocks, turning the clear sea into a natural pool. During your kayaking tour you will also have the chance to go snorkelling and explore the blue under water world. Meet the fish living in these interesting depths, and enjoy the beauty of the sea. Here, Istrian nature shows off all of its...

  • Cape Kamenjak: Sunset Kayak/SUP Wine Tour

    7. Cape Kamenjak: Sunset Kayak/SUP Wine Tour

    Take full advantage of the perfect formula for a relaxing kayak or stand-up paddle (SUP) tour: sunset, sea, and a clear sky. Paddle through Medulin Bay, along Trumbuja island to the island of Ceja in Istria. The island, generally known for its wild rabbits and clean beaches, also offers panoramic views of the entire Cape Kamenjak. Swim and enjoy the evening sun on your kayak or SUP, or explore the nearby hills of this uninhabited island. Snorkel or swim around the island before returning to the open sea, watching the sun change color and slowly set on the horizon. Enjoy the surreal scenes that unfold in this unique bay along with a glass of champagne or wine. This exceptional experience of Istrian nature, so close to Pula, is intended for everyone. Grab your camera and take stunning sunset photos or sit back with a glass of wine and take in the mesmerizing colors of the Adriatic Sea.

    Dora was awesome! Beautiful location and very nice SUP equipment/ and transportation. Hope to adventure with the team again on my next visit. Thank you.

  • Istria: Baredine Cave & Traktor Story Exhibition

    8. Istria: Baredine Cave & Traktor Story Exhibition

    First visit the Baredine Cave, a stunning geomorphological karst formation that descends up to 60 meters underground. Walk along a 300-meter pathway and explore 5 chambers, which host a variety of stalactites and stalagmites in a variety of interesting shapes and sizes. During the tour, see an unusual amphibian known as the cave olm (Proteus anguinus), endemic to the caves of the region. Afterward, visit the Traktor Story Exhibition situated next to the Baredine Cave. Learn more about the evolution of farming in the region, from the earliest forms of threshing to the mechanization of agriculture in modern times. See a variety of objects, machines, and numerous preserved photographs and documents which illustrate the history of the area and its people.

    O peșteră minunată. Ghidul a făcut o prezentare detaliată a grotei. O recomand tuturor celor care sunt în zonă

  • Pula: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

    9. Pula: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

    Set off from Port Bunarina and sail towards Pješčana uvala, where you can observe the seafloor with its shoals of colorful fish and seashells. Then, sail between the two islands, Frašker and Fraškerić, where you will have a unique chance to see sea-urchins and sea-cucumbers. You will have the opportunity to stop and swim in the clear turquoise waters amongst the fish before stopping at Verudela canyon and cave. This magnificent rock formation is popular amongst cliff divers so you might be able to spot some daredevils too.

  • Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

    10. 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 connecte...

    Our guide Tanya was friendly, knowledgeable, and so organized. She drove safely.

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What people are saying about Istria County

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 168 reviews

We went with them to the delphin excursion the day before this trip and we enjoy every minute. This excursion is as described with the exception that there is no place to swim in the cities that we visit unless you take a taxi to the other side of the city to a nice beach. Other than that we enjoy the food, fish or chicken/sausage plate with a great salad, juice and some kind of donut as dessert. All the crew were very happy, and treat us like family. I definitely would like return.

It was a really nice experience. Our guide was super nice and took a lot of photos and videos of everyone. He let everyone free in for example jumping off the cliffs. He also made sure everyone was okay with kayaking. The cave was beautiful and we had a great time!

Very cool to experience near weightlessness in an underwater environment and get to see first hand marine wildlife in their natural habitat

Awesome nature and the guide was very helpful and friendly. Thank you!

It was a very good tour. Food was good. Guide was great.