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From Rovinj: Full-Day Boat Trip to Venice 1-Way or Return

1. From Rovinj: Full-Day Boat Trip to Venice 1-Way or Return

Depart Rovinj or Venice and take an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea. Explore the Venice and its 118 islands connected by 400 bridges and 150 channels that flow under them. Take a gondola ride across the lagoon, or stroll the narrow streets at leisure. Experience the famous cuisine of Italy at enchanting restaurants, or encounter old squares, beautiful palaces, art-filled churches and galleries that perfectly illustrate the romantic ambiance of the city. Arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes in advance so that boarding can proceed smoothly. Once each passenger has been confirmed and the information sent to the border police, relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants (own expense) as you set sail. Glide in or out of the lagoon of Venice and look at the architecture of the city built on water from the catamaran’s open deck. During the Venice introduction (on the boat ride towards Venice), you'll also be offered some optional products such as: gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch etc.

Rovinj: Sunset Cruise and Swim

2. Rovinj: Sunset Cruise and Swim

Climb aboard for a stunning sunset cruise across the Adriatic Sea and enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere, nice food, and beautiful views along the way. Set sail from the historic city of Rovinj on board a boat with the capacity for up to 59 passengers, making it ideal for a fun group activity. Get the chance to encounter dolphins in the wild, if you're lucky, and stop for a swim if you wish to join the fish in the sea. Watch the sunset over the green mountains, creating a gorgeous sky over the beautiful city. Enjoy a variety of drinks on board as you relax at the end of the day.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

3. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

Marvel at the Adriatic Sea with the opportunity to see Adriatic dolphins on this boat ride in Vrsar. Benefit from experienced staff and a captain that knows the movements of dolphins and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. After meeting in Vrsar, get a transfer to the boat to start your adventure. Be greeted with drinks before setting out on the Adriatic Sea. Keep an eye out for dolphins and enjoy panoramic views of Poreč and Rovinj. As an added perk, enjoy another tour for free if there were no opportunities to see dolphins at the conclusion of your boat ride.

From Rovinj: Lim Fjord and Islands Full-Day Boat Cruise

4. From Rovinj: Lim Fjord and Islands Full-Day Boat Cruise

Climb aboard for a family-friendly cruise around the Rovinj archipelago and off shore islands on a full-day adventure full of nice food, clear water and beautiful views. Relax on board a boat that can hold up to 59 passengers, making it ideal for a fun, group activity. Journey along the Lim Channel (12 kilometers in total) and take in the views of the fjord-like scenery. Stop at a breeding site for many different breeds of fish and shells. Get spectacular views of the Rovinj archipelago on the return journey. Along the way, benefit from 2 different swimming stops, and jump straight from the boat into the beautiful sea. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and unlimited drinks are included for your convenience, including canapes to start, followed by fish, meat with vegetables and fruit for lunch.

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

5. From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe, bar, or restaurant.  Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj, Pula, and Umag in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Venice experience. On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides. Upon arrival in Venice around 10:45 AM at San Basilio, make your way through passport control. Then, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Find out where Elton John has a house in Venice, and hear some more special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun. At 12:15 PM, gather at Saint Marcus Square for your free, 35-minute guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares). Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free. Around 4 PM, it's time to head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional, typical water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos (palaces) en route. Pass through immigration control again at 4:45 PM and embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran at 5:15 PM. Sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice until you arrive back at your original port of origin around 8 PM.

Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks

6. Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks

Embark at the port of Vrsar, and then head north along the water on this cruise. Watch as sunset breaks over the horizon and marvel in the magnificent skyline of Istria. Take in the breathtaking play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Travel to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and admire the impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. From the deck of your boat, relax and soak up the sun while sipping on a drink while enjoying the moment.

Rovinj: Guided Electric Scooter Tour

7. Rovinj: Guided Electric Scooter Tour

Start your activity in Villas Rubin Resort where your guide will welcome you and give you a short training lesson. Venture out on your 1.5-hour exploration of Rovinj, the coast with its beaches, and the Golden Cape nature park. Learn some interesting facts about Rovinj from your guide.

Rovinj: Guided Walking Tour

8. Rovinj: Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide just outside the local farmers' market located in the lower town. Your guides will be a local person who was born in the city. Throughout the tour, they will present Rovinj in an authentic way and will be happy to answer all of your questions. Arrive at Valdibora Square, the first area people see when approaching Rovinj from the North. Find out exactly where the channel and respective bridge used to be. Discover how the channel was landfilled 1000 years ago, making Rovinj an island. Then, walk along Carera Street and get an idea of the wealth accumulated through trade in olive oil, fish, and wine in the 18th century. Stop at the waterfront, a must-see destination and the perfect spot for an Aperol Spritz. Navigate through the maze of cobbled streets towards the old Jewish Ghetto and stables area. Follow the ancient city walls to the top of the hill where the magnificent Saint Euphemia church watches over the city. End the tour here, the prime location to watch the best sunset in the Adriatic. By the end of the tour, know where locals buy their fruits and vegetables, where the best coffee is made, and where to find sublime cakes and gelato which will leave you breathless. Gain a local point of view on many topics - something that you won't be able to find in any guidebook.

From Vrsar: Half Day Pirate Boat Tour to Rovinj

9. 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.

Rovinj: Crazy UFO Ride and Snorkeling Tour

10. Rovinj: Crazy UFO Ride and Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy a family-friendly snorkel adventure complete with a thrilling Crazy UFO or banana boat ride at the Villas Rubin resort. Hop onboard your banana boat for a thrilling 10-minute ride and see who can hold on the longest. Afterward, head to the beautiful island of Polari for a 1-hour snorkel session. See colorful fish and marine life as you snorkel in the island's crystal-clear waters.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,292 reviews

Great Tour, Even Better Tour Guide What a great day. So glad I chose to visit Istria as a day tour from Zagreb. Not only are the coastal cities beautiful but they seem almost unreal in their perfect amalgam of cute buildings, beautiful seaside harbors, and Roman monuments among narrow cobblestone streets. My wonderful guide Tanja, smiled at my American references to the towns being too perfect to be real…almost like something from the creative minds of Disneyland. Speaking of Tanja, what a fantastic guide. She had historical facts aplenty, and her sense of humor infused our day-long outing from Zagreb with smiles and a sense that time was passing too quickly. Not to take away anything from our visits to Pula, Rovinj, Porec and her secret Viking Fjord, I could fully enjoy a day with her if she were just driving the highways of the beautiful Croatian countryside. Fantastic day trip to Istria, made even better by a wonderful Tanja. I hope to travel with her again someday.

The trip was easy to arrange with Tanja, at short notice, who was very helpful. My guide, Ivica, was great to speak to, and gave good information and tips about Istria, the places visited, and also Croatia and Zagreb in general. The tour is made to your requirements ensuring that you visit all the places you want to see. I would highly recommend booking tours with this company.

The crew was friendly. They gave us cookies and fruit and poured some adult drinks for us. We saw many dolphins and the sunset was nice.

Well organised. Very welcoming and hospitable. Saw loads of dolphins

Great experience and a super nice captain. Gladly again