Welcome to Opatija


The town sprawls along the coast between forested hills and the sparkling Adriatic, and the whole waterfront is connected by a promenade. Don’t expect great beaches (there aren’t any), but there’s still excellent swimming in the sheltered bays.


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Istria Private Guided Day Trip from Zagreb

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Trsat Castle, Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar CountyMorning departure from Zagreb – pickup at the hotel at 8.30 am. An hour and a half drive to our first stop in Trsat hilltop castle (fortification) located just above the beautiful coastal city of Rijeka and the third largest city in Croatia. The castle itself is one of the oldest castle-forts in Croatia founded by the House of Frankopan – one of the most famous and oldest Croatian noble families.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Motovun, Istriahere visit medieval hilltop town of Motovun. Its location, overlooking the vast Motovun forest rich in truffles and hillside vineyards, makes it one of the most beautiful and unique Mediterranean old towns. After exploring the stones of an old medieval fortification you will have time for lunch (optional). We can definitely worn you to prepare your palate for the true taste explosion because you will have the opportunity to experience a traditional Istrian truffle lunch.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Guide - Day Tours, Zagreb, Central CroatiaOpatija. This elegant destination also known as the Queen of the Adriatic has the longest tourism tradition in Croatia. More than 170 years long. It all began in the late 19th century when, due to remarkable presence of natural remedies within the area’s soil, water or climate, Opatija officially gained the status of Royal health resort within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will have the opportunity to take a peek at the most romantic promenade of the Adriatic coast – Opatija’s lungo mare while enjoying the cake or gelato in the famous Opatija’s coffee house Wagner.Duration: 1 hour

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Discover Kvarner Bay Pearls

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Opatija CentarMeet Opatija, the pearl of Adriatic, well-known for its fragrant botanical gardens, parks and coloured villas. Glammed up as a very stylish seaside resort, this charming Istrian town has been attracting aristocrats and famous people for over a century. With the perfect mild climate all-year-around and preserved environment, Opatija is also known as a health-tourism spot. Stroll down the Lungomare promenade and enjoy the fresh air or sip on refreshing drink on one of the city's many sunny terraces.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Moscenicka DragaExplore Mošćenice, fortified hilltop town, which has been included in the list of Croatian cultural heritage sites. Settled in the picturesque landscape, this charming city has a lot to offer to its visitors. Stroll around town's cobbled streets, decorated with beautiful vaults and soak up remnants of history. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Plomin Old Town, Plomin, IstriaTo round up this incredible journey, on our way back to the hotel we'll stop at Plomin village. The Plomin Belvedere offers an incredible panoramic view of the Kvarner Bay.Duration: 15 minutes

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