Our most recommended things to do in Pula

Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

1. Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

Visit the ancient amphitheater of Pula, where the inhabitants of the city once gathered to be entertained by gladiators and animal hunts. Beat the crowds and explore this magnificent ancient site with your pre-paid entrance ticket. See an amphitheater that has become the symbol of Pula one of the most popular and beautiful venues in Croatia for events, like concerts, festivals, and even recreation of gladiatorial tournaments in the summer months.  Get access to the permanent exhibition entitled "Istrian Olive and Viticulture in Antiquity" located in the underground area used by the gladiators during their tournaments.  See reproductions of tools and equipment for oil and wine production, such as mills, presses, and sedimentation tanks, as well as amphorae, which were used as packaging for oil and wine transportation.

Pula: Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Watching, Dinner & Drinks

2. Pula: Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Watching, Dinner & Drinks

The three-hour voyage starts from the port of Pula and continues along the coast of the Brijuni National Park where we go in a search of dolphins in their natural environment. Dolphins are frequent visitors to the Brijuni waters because of the abundance of fish that dolphins come to hunt in the evening. With beautiful sunset scenes, dolphins and Brijuni National Park, we serve dinner and unlimited drinks. For dinner you have the choice of a Mediterranean fish menu, meat menu or vegetarian menu. Drinks are served throughout the ride (coca cola, fanta, red and white wine and water). * Enjoy breathtaking views from our boat “Europa” which is eqquiped with 2 terraces , lounge , bar & 2 toiletts. * Get ready for unforgettable adventure with beutiful sunset scenes and playful dolphins in National Park Brijuni.

Fazana: Brijuni National Park Scenic Boat Tour

3. Fazana: Brijuni National Park Scenic Boat Tour

Experience this beautiful boat trip in Brijuni national park archipelago and stop at Sveti Jerolim island. Before arriving on St. Jerolim island enjoy a panoramic ride looking at wild nature and historic landmarks of Brijuni on board of our ship Kristina where our crew will serve you complimentary cold drinks. Just 15 minutes by boat from Fazana we will reach Veliki Brijun, the biggest of all 14 islands. Here you can see vila Kastel which belonged to Austrian aristocrat Paul Kuppelwieser who bought the island in 1893. This island is home to many attractions such as Roman settlements and even has a safari park with some exotic animals. Next we see Mali Brijun island featuring Fort Minor, transformed into a summertime theatre. Later we see the famous fish-shaped island of Gaz. Then we see the islands of Galija and Titos island Vanga. We also pass Vila Brijunka and lighthouse Peneda overlooking the harbor of Pula. Lastly, we arrive at St. Jerolim. Staying on this island is optional and highly recommended. There you can stay and enjoy swimming in crystal clear water. There is always possibility to come back on starting point on main pier in Fazana at 4 PM and also options for coming back at 2 PM and 5.30 PM. depending on daily number of guests. Exact time for return should be agreed with tour guide and captain and depends on number of guests and starting time of your tour. The island is a real piece of paradise with waters full of fish and lots of peacocks running freely around the island. There is a nice restaurant on the island offering tasty food and cold drinks for reasonable prices. There is an entrance fee to the island that should be paid on the spot when you leave the boat. Island opens for visitors on June 1st this year when the sea should be warm enough for swimming. At the same time also restaurant opens. This year the entrance fee on the island is 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for kids.

Pula: Brijuni National Park & Jerolim Island Dolphin Cruise

4. Pula: Brijuni National Park & Jerolim Island Dolphin Cruise

Embark on a guided tour of the Brijuni National Park on this cruise from Pula. Sip on unlimited drinks along the way and delight your taste buds with a delectable lunch. Explore St. Jerolim Island at your own pace with free time to enjoy the beaches. Board a comfortable ship with a captain and a guide and head out to the islands of the Brijuni National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic Sea. Explore the park by boat, spotting wild animals like dolphins along the way, and swim at St. Jerolim Island. Cruise around all islands and listen as your guide shares facinating information about the islands and their famous owners. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Mediterranean dishes with your choice of fish, beef, or vegetables. Stop at St. Jerolim Island (Sveti Jerolim), where you can stay for 2.5 hours. On the island, have the chance to stroll its scenic beaches, go for a refreshing swim, or explore the island itself. Take advantage of the unlimited drinks onboard the boat, like wine, mineral water, juice, and sodas. If you're lucky, your ship might be followed by playful dolphins that frequent these waters to feed on the large fish population. Return to Pula harbor with for wonderful nighttime views of the city and the iconic Pula Arena, a Roman Amphitheater.

Fazana: Guided Dolphin Watching Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset

5. Fazana: Guided Dolphin Watching Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset

Explore magnificent clear waters of Brijuni national park and spend time observing dolphins playing and eating in the time around sunset. Make some incredible pictures of this beautiful marine mammals from the boat. You will enjoy your tour on nice comfortable tour boat for 50 persons. Trip starts from main pier in Fazana and takes you in the waters of Brijuni national park where captain searches for dolphins. When he finds them the boat slows down and you start the main part of this excursion. Probability of seeing dolphins is over 90 percent. You can make many great photos with dolphins and sun setting on the horizon. Tour lasts from 1h 30min to max 2 h, depending how far captain needs to sail to find dolphins.

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

6. Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Meet us at the Verudela resort area, on Histria beach, and be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. You will recognize us by the logo 'Metta Float Outdoor Adventures' on the white wooden hut. After the intro on the land, it's then time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure. The transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with led lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of the Adriatic sea. Kayak along the coast, where the sea depth is around 4-8 meters, so that you can watch everything that's happening on the sea floor. Imagine that you have a huge snorkelling mask but you don't have to get wet to observe what is going on under the sea. Experience transparent kayaking the way it's supposed to be. During the tour, catch a glimpse of various types of marine life. Your guide will also make sure that you have your once-in-a-lifetime memory immortalized as pictures and videos. Don't forget to look up at the starry sky and take in the heavens.

Pula: Brijuni National Park Sunset, Dolphins & Dinner Cruise

7. Pula: Brijuni National Park Sunset, Dolphins & Dinner Cruise

Take to the water for a cruise on a traditional Croatian wooden boat from Pula. Enjoy dinner freshly prepared by a chef onboard as you search for dolphins and watch the sunset. Begin your cruise with panoramic sightseeing of port Pula, the main port of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Continue cruising into Brijuni Islands National Park to look for dolphins as the chef prepares a delicious dinner. Brijuni Islands National Park is home to 14 islands with white sandy beaches and lush vegetation. With a large fish population, dolphins can often be found hunting for a meal in the area. For dinner, choose between mackerel with salad, chicken breast with salad, or a vegetarian option. Unlimited mineral water, orange juice, and white wine are included during the cruise. Return to Pula harbor with a wonderful night view of the city and the iconic Pula Arena, a Roman Amphitheater.

Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

8. 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. Visit the Seagull’s Rocks, dive into a cave, and explore the world beneath the waves with snorkeling masks and underwater lights.  Soak up coastal views as you kayak to a sea cave off the coast of Pula. Explore the cave floor with snorkeling masks and underwater lights. Your guides will document your adventure with GoPro underwater cameras. Enjoy the support of experienced guides throughout the tour. At the end, feel free to relax with a cold drink of water or beer. Receive the link to your photos a few days after the tour (photos are not being separated).

Pula: Boat Cruise around Brijuni National Park with Swimming

9. Pula: Boat Cruise around Brijuni National Park with Swimming

Welcome to our adventure package - the perfect blend of Nature’s wonders and aquatic delights . Explore with us Brijuni National park and during the cruise we serve lunch (grilled fish , grilled meat or veggie menu ) and you can enjoy an unlimited amount of drinks ( Cola , fanta , sprite , water , red & white wine ). After the cruise we stop at a hidden coastal oasis Stinjan and a break there lasts 2 hours where you can swimm or visit Beach bar Lost bay . After break we return to Pula at 16.00.

From Pula: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

10. From Pula: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

Take an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea, and spend the day in Venice at your own pace on a full-day excursion from Pula. Choose between a one-way or roundtrip transfer between Pula and Venice. Upon arrival, experience the romantic and historic ambiance of a city, where 118 islands and 150 channels are connected by 400 bridges. During the Venice introduction, you will also be offered some optional products such as a gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch, and more. Board your boat in Pula and relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants as you set sail. Glide into the lagoon for an estimated arrival time in Venice. Then disappear down the back streets to encounter romantic bridges and hidden squares at your own pace. Marvel at the Byzantine monuments of the Piazza San Marco, or enjoy a truly authentic experience and explore the canals by gondola. Find a nice restaurant to sample the delicious food of Italy. Depart for Pula at the end of your day in Venice, and get a last look at the city built on the water as you head back towards Croatia. Arrive back in Pula, and continue with your evening at leisure.

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A private excursion to Istria from Zagreb. It is a long trip, about three hours but the trip was very interesting and enjoyable with Tanya. She explained part of the trip to me and gave me the option to choose one of the destinations depending on my preferences. We visited three towns, in each one of them he gave me the corresponding explanations, helped me with the photos and even managed the reservation of the restaurant in Rovinj. The excursion itself is worth it. Rovinj is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities in Ukraine and the Pula amphitheater (the best preserved in the world) is absolutely spectacular. A great excursion and Tanya a wonderful guide…!!!

This is the perfect way to explore green Istria. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with our guide. The route was breathtaking. We visited all the places we wanted to see - Groznjan and Motovun, before stopping for a lovely lunch on top of Motovun. The ebikes make this journey so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves nature, outdoors and adventure.

For us, the tour ended up being a personal and private tour of Inner Istria with Sini, and what an exceptional and personable guide he is. He is proud of his country, and rightly so. Spectacular. His area and historical knowledge knows no end, a truly wonderful day, capped off with a wonderful lunch in Montovun.

Very safe and helpful instruction by kind and caring staff, most impressed. Stunning activity would highly recommend.

A very friendly welcome, fine, simple food. And of course the most beautiful thing, we saw the dolphins.