Istria Day Tour From Zagreb
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
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.
Parenzana was a narrow gauge railway which connected Trieste with Porec, operating from 1902 until 1935. It was eliminated due to not being profitable and because cheaper and faster road transportation existed. Today the Parenzana route attracts many visitors during the year. With its nine tunnels, six bridges, viaducts and stations the route is ideal for everyone who wants to discover and get to know Istria. Enjoy a hotel pick-up, and then head to Groznjan, a small Istrian town of great cultural heritage, in more recent history known as the “Town of Artists”. Then start your ride along Grožnjan’s narrow and cobbled streets. Continue your route on Parenzana with a beautiful view over the Mirna valley. Through tunnels and bridges, the road will take you to Livade. Then cross the Mirna River to reach the other side of the valley and climb towards Motovun, one of the most popular Istrian ...
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Dean was a great host, who provided a lot of interesting background on Pula, Porec, and Istria overall, including both the history and the culture. He provided us tips on what to see if we came back to Pula (which we did, too quick a stop on the tour). The food at the Agrotourism restaurant was very good also.
Great trip! Price-performance ratio is great. Dean, our tour guide went out of his way to make sure we had a great day. I can fully recommend the tour. Super interesting places, delicious food, delicious drinks and nice people. Thank you Dean for the great day!
Take shoes with you to run, no sandals ... swimming in Vrsar ... sitting on the left side of the boat ... great times ... gladly again!
Great trip, the crew really tried hard, the food was much better than expected, good value for our money. Thanks, highly recommended
It was a wonderful trip and the tour guide Elvis made it even better.