Add dates
Istria County

Things to do for adults

Our most recommended Istria County Things to do for adults

From Pula: Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Watching

1. From Pula: Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Watching

This is a pleasant evening tour that will last for about 3 hours and take you out to the sea, to hopefully see some dolphins. You will start by boarding your boat Orion-Ariete at the Pula harbor. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city’s amphitheater as you sail out of the harbor. You'll be heading straight towards the Brijuni archipelago where you can start watching for dolphins. Then as the sun sets, you will be served a delicious Mediterranean dinner on board. There are a variety of entree items that you can choose from during the booking process. There's something to suit every taste including vegetarians. Although it is not guaranteed that you will see dolphins, the captain will always push forward to find them and enable you to enjoy dolphins in their natural habitat. Most of the time, dolphin families are spotted playing in the sea at some point during the cruise. Once the sun has set, the tour is nearly over and you'll head back to Pula harbor. Sailing back to the city, you can enjoy the seaside panoramic view of the city’s harbor under the evening lights.

Pula: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Pula: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Enjoy this excellent opportunity to see this beautiful city from the comfort of a double-decker bus. Experience the best historical and cultural monuments of Pula and choose when to get off and see them at your own pace. Admire Pula and learn about its history, its role in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and its place in modern Croatian culture, and everything in between.  With onboard commentary that’s available in 13 languages, be enchanted by 7 of the most famous locations across town. The 7 stops include: • The Amphiteater • Giardini • Our Lady of the Sea Church • Valkane Beach • Zlatne Stijene • Verudela • Pula University

Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

3. 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. 

From Vrsar: Lim Fjord Boat Trip with Pirate Cave Swim Stop

4. From Vrsar: Lim Fjord Boat Trip with Pirate Cave Swim Stop

Pre-book a ticket for this two-way cruise service between Vrsar and the Lim Fjord. Enjoy a quick journey on a traditional boat and begin your exploration of one of the most beautiful Fjords of the Istra coastline. Hop onboard from either the port on Vrsar, take a seat at the comfortable terrace, or feel the sun's rays and the refreshing sea breeze on the outer deck Dive into the majestic surrounding landscape of Vrsar and visit some unique sites you can only reach by boat. Embark on a relaxing boat ride along the untouched Lim Fjord and admire the breathtaking views of nature as you pass by lush green islands and reach the mysterious Pirate Cave. Depart from the Vrsar harbor and enjoy the sights of the many small islands along the fjord. Sail past the island of Sveti Juraj with its little church, see one of the oldest nudist camps in Europe at Koversada, and observe the fish farms at Limski Kanal. Finally, reach the stunning Pirate Cave for a chance to snap amazing photos and take a dip in the crystal clear waters. Connect with nature as you take in the views on your way back to the harbor and relax after all your exploring.

From Vrsar: Half Day Pirate Boat Tour to Rovinj

5. From Vrsar: Half Day Pirate Boat Tour to Rovinj

Set sail in Vrsar, near Poreč, on board a pirate boat along the beautiful Istrian coastline to reach and discover the stunning fishing port of Rovinj. Head south and experience a unique view of the west coast of Istria and the deep blue Adriatic Sea. Your crew will provide you with drinks and will be happy to answer your questions about the geography, history, and culture of the peninsula. After a 45 minute cruise, reach the port of Rovinj and freely explore the picturesque town. Stroll along the harbor and through the narrow streets, discover the historic old town, or try Croatian specialties in one of the many restaurants. Visit one of the nearby beaches or indulge in some ice cream at one of the many cafes. Finally, hop on board once again and sail back to Vrsar.

From Pula: Day Cruise to Rovinj, Lim Fjord & Red Island

6. From Pula: Day Cruise to Rovinj, Lim Fjord & Red Island

Discover Rovinj, Lim Fjord, and Red Island on this full-day cruise from Pula. Explore the history of Rovinj with a local guide as you wander around the town. Savor lunch on board in Lim Fjord, then enjoy some time for relaxing and swimming on Red Island. You'll meet your boat, Orion-Ariete, at the Pula harbor across from Tito's Park. Once you've boarded and found a spot on deck, lean back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Leaving Pula, take in amazing views of the city's amphitheater, and then sail along the Brijuni archipelago, making your way to your first stop at Rovinj. In Rovinj, you will have 2.5 hours of free time, accompanied by a local guide. Get an overview of the beautiful town, explore its little streets and alleys, and learn about its history with your guide. Soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque historic town. Once you leave Rovinj, set sail for Lim Fjord, a nearby channel famous for its aquatic life and narrow width. If you are very lucky, you might even spot some dolphins. Enjoy lunch on board while cruising through the canal, admiring stunning views of the greenery and your surroundings. After lunch, head straight to the Red Island, where you will have another 2.5 hours to spend. Go swimming in the deep blue Croatian Sea or just relax on the beach while sunbathing before returning to Pula at the end of your tour.

Pula: House of Istrian Olive Oil Museum and Guided Tasting

7. Pula: House of Istrian Olive Oil Museum and Guided Tasting

Enter the House of Istrian Olive Oil in the center of Pula. Learn how Romans made olive oil and where and how it was exported. See two short films that show the traditional olive oil making process and how olive oil is made today. Take a seat in the tasting room and take a close look at the taste, aroma, texture, and appearance of high-quality Istrian olive oils, as well as olive oil typically found in a supermarket. Learn how to recognize good from bad olive oils. Understand the positive and negative attributes of Olive Oil. Try a pairing of sweet dessert and olive oil.

Pula: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game, Solve A Murder Case

8. Pula: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game, Solve A Murder Case

You will start at a location near the centre. From there on, your smartphone (our special app) will guide you on a secret route. You will hear about a fictional crime case which once happened here. Two young persons, who wanted to go camping, were found dead. What does an old legend about Nazi-gold have to do with this case? What do the ghost hunters, who were also camping here, have to do with this murder? You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail tha will finally solve this cold case. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve some riddles or challenges and then get access to new information about he murder case. This is a fun team game and is perfect for a group up to five persons. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of exciteing content and a challenge for You as a team.

Pula: Self-Guided Brothers Grimm Fairytales Exploration Game

9. Pula: Self-Guided Brothers Grimm Fairytales Exploration Game

You will start your adventure and walking trip near the centre. Our app in German language will guide you from there. It is a walking trip of about 3 kilometers. You will explore the area and find secret places. You will solve small tasks and challenges as a team and will collect points. You will discover places where exclusive and unpublished fairytales are hiding. You will belong to the small circle of human beings, who are allowed to listen to these great fairyales. This is no joke. These fairytales were never published by the brother Grimm. You will find them and listen to them. And we hope, you will keep the secret. Expect an interactive hiking adventure. You decide about the starting time and you do not have time pressure. This app-guided tour with plenty of interactive content is perfect for families with kids in the age of 6 to 12. Have fun!

Frequently asked questions about Istria County Things to do for adults

What are other things to do than Things to do for adults that are worth visiting in Istria County?

The other unmissable things to do in Istria County are:

Which Istria County Things to do for adults are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Istria County

Want to discover all there is to do in Istria County? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Istria County

Loved this trip, very relaxing after an active day for the kids on the waterslide at our resort. Great to see parts of Pula we wouldn’t have without an organised trip - esp loved Red Island for its clear water and quiet beach, and Rovinj was just beautiful, even the kids enjoyed it! Also enjoyed the mackerel meal , and the kids loved the unexpected activity of feeding leftovers to the seagulls Staff very attentive, highly recommended this trip.

Great experience- learnt so much about Olive Oil and enjoyed tasting it. Maya was wonderful. She patiently explained the tasting process and the difference between different olive oils. Afterwards I purchased some good oils and condiments. A guided visit to the museum is highly recommended.

Fun relaxing day trip from Pula. Not only do you get to see and enjoy the beautiful town of Rovinj but you get to swim and relax on a beach at your own leisure. Service on the boat was excellent with beverage and snacks available for purchase. Highly recommend this day trip from Pula.

È stata un'ottima esperienza. La nave è partita in orario, il personale è stato molto gentile. A metà del tour abbiamo potuto avvistare diversi delfini, meraviglioso poter osservare il tramonto mentre tornavamo verso Pola.

The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about scuba diving. They made us feel at ease and the diving itself was so relaxing.