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Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

4.9 / 5

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Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

From US$ 202.04 per person

Wander between three stunning places. Pula, a Roman amphitheater, Poreč, a UNESCO protected Euphrasian basilica, and Rovinj, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English, Croatian
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Highlights
  • Explore the Pula Arena amphitheater
  • Learn about the Italian and Croatian influences on the city of Rovinj
  • Discover the Old Town of Porec
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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.
Includes
  • Transportation in a luxury car or minivan
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Zagreb
  • Tour guide who speaks English, Spanish, or Croatian
  • Admission fees
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  • Suitable for children
  • Operates in all weather conditions
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4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
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My mother and I booked this tour with Tanja. We visited Hum, Rovinj, and Pula. This was by far the best tour I’ve been on in Croatia. Tanja is a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable on the history as well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in visiting the coast! You won’t regret it!

July 9, 2021

The perfect day for Istria

We were able to visit the Istrian peninsula from Zagreb, which would otherwise have been impossible. We were able to enjoy the quiet street of Hum, the beautiful Rovijn and the wonderful amphitheater of Pula. All this with the explanations of our guide, Tanja. It helped us to get to know the country a little more and it was very fun and friendly. In addition to making some great photos! In Rovijn, we recommended where to eat and it was great!

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August 30, 2019

A day trip not to be missed

What a fantastic day trip from Zagreb. The drive through the mountains with the tunnels and viaducts with the snow falling. The towns visited were steeped in history and just amazing. The driver/guide was very accommodating and stopped whenever wherever and for how long we wanted. I would highly recommend this tour.

January 15, 2019

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