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Aquapark Istralandia entry tickets
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Get ready for a new dimension of fun and enjoy the opportunities for fun at the wave pool, the water castle with pirate ship and the slides.

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Baredine Cave
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Baredine Cave

This tour takes you into a mystical Istrian underworld – the Baredine Cave, one of Istria's best-kept secrets. You'll walk down the stairs through five chambers, brushing against stalagmites and stalactites that have been shaped to perfection over thousands of years. The 40-minute walk is illuminated by your guide and atmospheric lights. Back on the surface, and you'll get to delve into Istrian agricultural life and visit the exhibition on historical tractors at Tractor Story.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Ancient Istria Tour from Pula & Medulin
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Ancient Istria Tour from Pula & Medulin

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets, whilst the hamlet of Grzini is where we'll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism centre. Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you'll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Istrian Coast Boat Cruise with BBQ from Poreč
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Istrian Coast Boat Cruise with BBQ from Poreč

Blue seas, green scenery and craggy coastline, Croatia's Istria boasts an enchanting landscape to admire on this boat trip. Leaving the harbour behind, you'll sail away into the glittering blue seas to see Croatia at its most capitivating. Watch the scenery change colours as we navigate to Rovinj. Also known as Little Venice, you'll have free time to wander past picturesque townhouses and along narrow cobblestone streets that transport you to Italy in miniature. We'll continue to Lim fjord – a protected area – towards Vrsar where you'll get to take a dip, if you wish. There's also a barbecue lunch served on board.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Summer escape to Lake Bled
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Summer escape to Lake Bled

Slovenia is easily accessible from Istria. And this tour explores one of its most picture-postcard areas. Lake Bled is pure Alpine tranquillity. The pine-clad slopes, the picturesque dwellings and the fairytale wooded islet with 99 steps leading to St Mary's Chapel are irresistible. First up is medieval Bled Castle, set into a towering cliff face. With its cone-shaped turrets and lofty parapets, it's something special. Then it's into your locally made wood boat, to be rowed across to the incredibly pretty chapel. The chapel is steeped in legend, from how you ring the bell to how a groom carries his bride.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Ancient Istria Tour from Rabac
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Ancient Istria Tour from Rabac

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets, whilst the hamlet of Grzini is where we'll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism centre. Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you'll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes
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Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Croatia boasts some of the most beautiful parklands in Europe. Journey inland through the scenic Croatian hills, arriving at the heavily forested Plitvice Lakes National. Admire how the park's 16 crystalline lakes seem to almost tumble into each other across the landscape. Follow the 18km of wooden bridges and pathways around the lakes learning all about the local flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Explore the lakes by foot, and also take a pleasant boat journey across Kozjak, the park's largest lake. Without doubt, one of the highlights of the excursion is a trip to the magnificent 78-metre-high Veliki Slap waterfall.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Istrian Hilltop Villages Tour
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Istrian Hilltop Villages Tour

Legend has it that the Mirna valley was once home to giants so tall, they could build settlements with their own hands. The adventure kicks off Groznjan – an artists' colony surrounded by green hills. Rich in ancient churches, prehistoric sites, historic castles and palaces, it's also home to no fewer than 28 artists' studios. You'll discover every nook and cranny, and streets that lead to art galleries and other surprises. Taste local Istrian delicacies, wine and olive oil at a tavern, before rounding off in the hilltop hamlet of Oprtalj. Here, you'll stroll down ancient streets with great views over the surrounding countryside.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Motovun and Flavours of Istria
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Motovun and Flavours of Istria

Like something out of a fairytale, Motovun is the sort of town you dream of eloping to. Your first stop of the morning is hilltop Motovun – a medieval monument in itself with views over the vineyards sprawling out below. Walk around the old town, soaking up an atmosphere that's both bohemian and old-world at the same time. Next, you'll continue towards our next stop, a distillery. Learn how they pick wild herbs and fruits on the slopes of the Ucka Mountains, process them and create delicacies like brandy, jams, cookies and chocolates. Then it's time to taste them.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Ancient Istria Tour from Rovinj
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Ancient Istria Tour from Rovinj

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets, whilst the hamlet of Grzini is where we'll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism centre. Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you'll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Small Group Tour of Istria Towns from Pula & Medulin
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Small Group Tour of Istria Towns from Pula & Medulin

Dotted with olive groves and vineyards, the rolling hills of Istria are the epitome of rural idyll. This small group tour takes you to four of the prettiest towns in the peninsula, both inland and on the coast. Bale, Rovinj, Grzini – where you'll enjoy a traditional local lunch – and Porec are the stars of this show.Your adventure kicks off in Bale, a hilltop village of narrow cobbled alleys lined with medieval stone houses and Venetian palaces and churches. Find your inner compass in its mazy old town before heading to Rovinj on the Adriatic. Occupying an egg-shaped peninsula, it's a treasure trove of winding streets that lead to the baroque Church of St Euphemia, whose Venetian belfry dominates the skyline.Then it's on to the hamlet of Grzini to feast on a typical Istrian lunch. From here, it's back to the coast to Porec. This ancient town on a headland is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Kvarner Bay Adriatic Gems Private Tour
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Kvarner Bay Adriatic Gems Private Tour

The coastline of Kvarner Bay is peppered with beautiful towns and historic locations. On this private tour, you'll visit two of its most eye-catching spots – the hilltop fort of Mošćenice and the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Opatija. First up is Mošćenice. There's free time to explore the narrow, cobbled streets and medieval architecture. Admire wow-factor panoramas over the Istria peninsula and the Adriatic Sea or visit the impressive hilltop fortress overlooking the Kvarner Gulf.Next up is the elegant 19th century Adriatic resort of Opatija. Known for its pastel-coloured villas and botanical gardens, it was the place to be seen in the Austro-Hungarian Empire's golden age. Stroll along the Lungomare, just as many kings and emperors did in the olden days and visit the historic Hotel Continental to taste delicious praline chocolates at Choco World, its in-house chocolatier.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Croatia

Things to do in Istria

The peninsula of Istria, found in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, will impress you in all seasons with its diverse nature and outdoor offerings. The interior is filled with rolling green hills and rich plains, perfect for cultivating olives, truffles, asparagus and vineyards alike to supply its many local farmhouse hotels and restaurants. Its coastline, on the other hand, offers rocky beaches with unimaginably blue waters - perfect for snorkeling, diving and swimming. The sunny summer months attract beach-lovers and hikers alike, but even in the busiest seasons, it's easy to get off-the-beaten-path to discover the less crowded gems that Istria has to offer.
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