Istria, commonly known as the ‘heart-shaped’ peninsula, is a true gem of Croatia because it gives the perfect ratio of vivid Mediterranean life and peaceful, untouched parts in central Istria. It is full of wonderful attractions that are going to amaze you and make your stay in Rovinj more exciting.

To truly experience the lifestyle of Istrians and see all the main attractions, we give you our pick of the best day trips from Rovinj.

This tour takes you to the past of this area. Brijuni – National park Brijuni islands (ital. „Brioni“) is an archipelago only a few miles north from Pula. From 1947, the Yugoslavian president Tito had here one of his favourite residences visited by statesmen from one third of the world’s countries, also famous artists and Hollywood actors. The National park has 14 islands and a total area of 36 km². Only the biggest island, Veli Brijun is open for tourism. On the other islands are state and private buildings, that are closed for the public. You will also visit Pula with its numerous sights including a very famous historical Roman amphitheatre, the sixth-largest in the world. The Temple of Augustus, the ancient city walls, the Golden Gate and many other monuments built under the Roman Empire prove that Pula was an important centre in that area. Read more


Price:   80 Eur (600,00 kn)
: The Brijuni National Park – Pula – Vodnjan & Olive oil tasting
Duration: 9.00 – 17.30
Included: transfer, professional guide, boat ride and entrance fee for the Brijuni National Park, Pula sightseeing, oil, cheese & local homemade salami tasting
lunch, other entrance fees, gratuities

Like much of Croatia, Istria’s coastline is a big attraction. Seaside towns steeped in history line the western shore, each with unique character. However, the inland of the Istrian Peninsula is equally picturesque and has a past of its own. Medieval hilltop towns and regional delicacies are as much a reason to visit Istria as the translucent waters of the sea. Istria is known for gastronomic specialties like wine, brandy, olives and olive oil, cheese, truffles and many others, and you’ll have the opportunity to try them on this tasteful tour. Read more


Price:   110 Eur (825,00 kn)
: Poreč – wine tasting – cheese factory – Livade and truffle tasting – Motovun – Buzet distillery tour – Hum
Duration: 9.15 – 18.00
Included: transfer, guide, Poreč, Motovun & Hum sightseeing, wine and cheese tasting at Agrolaguna, lunch, truffle products tasting, homemade brandy and jams tasting
Excluded: gratuities, extra food & drink

Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula, surrounded by sea on three sides and divided by the mountain range Ćićarija and Učka mountain from the rest of the mainland, gives the impression of a special unit. This small area has so much natural diversity that it is almost impossible to enumerate them all, let alone see and visit them in a few days. That’s why we always have a reason to return.

It is certainly unusual that such a small area posseses such natural diversity and richness for one to experience! Some of the special places to visit, we will see today. Discover a mysterious play of nature that has been going on for thousands of years, away from the light of day and the human eye – visit the underground world of the Baredine Cave.  After visit and lunch, we will continue to Istarske Toplice – Istrian thermal resort. Enjoy the afternoon in the thermomineral pool and wellness world. Read more


Price:   90 Eur (675,00 kn)
: The Baredine cave – lunch with music – Istarske Toplice – Istrian thermal resort
Duration:  10.00 – 18.30
Included: transfer, guide, entrance fee and guided tour to the Baredine Cave, lunch and music, entrance to the SPA zone & swimming pool at Istarske toplice
Excluded: gratuities, extra food & drink