Welcome to Rijeka
Croatia’s third-largest city, Rijeka is a bustling blend of gritty 20th-century port and Italianate Habsburg grandeur. Most people speed through en route to the islands or Dalmatia, but those who pause will discover charm, culture, good nightlife, intriguing festivals and Croatia’s most colourful carnival.Despite some regrettable architectural ventures in the outskirts, much of the centre is replete with ornate... Read More
Top experiences in Rijeka
Opatija and Rijeka Full Day Private Tour from Zagreb
The tour starts at your accommodation and after an 1.5 hours driving the first stop is Opatija, often called the pearl of the Adriatic. Opatija is located at the edge of the Mediterranean, gently descending from the slopes of Mount Učka towards the coast of Kvarner Bay. Seize the opportunity to enjoy its beautiful architecture while having a cup of coffee or a slice of cake near one of its luxurious, well-tended parks and promenades.After this break, continue your tour with a 15 min drive to Lovran, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the whole Opatija Riviera. Explore the city’s old core and visit its romantic belfry, baroque houses and the St. Trinity Chapel (13th century) by the seaside and other historic monuments which make the antique and cultural value of Lovran, giving it a special atmosphere of an old and Mediterranean town. When you are done with the walking tour you will be driven for about 40 min to Rijeka where you will visit the fortress of Trsat, built on the turn of the 12th and 13th century. You will learn about the long and interesting history of the castle which oversees the entire city of Rijeka, the administrative and cultural center of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county and the third largest city in Croatia by number of inhabitants.In the late afternoon after 1,5 hour driving, you will arrive back in Zagreb.
Istria Private Guided Day Trip from Zagreb
Morning 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. There you shall have coffee break with a spectacular view of city of Rijeka and Istria peninsula. After your coffee break, continuation of the trip towards Istria, most known as the region of the royal mushroom – the truffle. The truffle has been considered a delicacy for millenniums. It had been food in which Mesopotamian rulers enjoyed 4000 years ago as well as it is a delicacy nowadays. This royal mushroom was of course known to the ancient Greeks and the Roman emperors, as well as favorable food served at the French court and among the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. It is very rare since it grows only in several locations in Europe – in some parts of France, Italy and in Istria. There 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. After lunch head back to Zagreb with one last stop at the town of Opatija. 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. After Opatija, continue with the drive back to Zagreb and expect to arrive around 6.00 pm.
Rijeka 2-Hour Private Guided City Walk
You can always read articles about the sights on your own, but this guided tour will give you a holistic experience, only a local guide can transfer! Many locals show off the slogan "I love the city that flows" on their cars. The goal is that it crosses your mind too after the tour!This walking tour is with a private local guide. Departure time can be anytime from 8am to 7pm and must be specified at the time of the booking.These are the main sights you will see in the tour*: The City Tower - Ivan Kobler Square - The Old gateway - the Principium - St.Vitus Cathedral - The Uzarska street - The milkmaids square - Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Leaning tower - The Modello Palace - The Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl.Zajc - the story of the Port of Rijeka - Korzo; depending on the time, your guide might surprise you with some other interesting tales.*Possible deviations might occur due to exceptional circumstances (construction works, special events etc.)
The Tastes of Rijeka - Gourmet Walk 4h
A professional and friendly local tour guide will walk you through the city centre explaining in brief the major points of interest togheter with the local tastes and habits.The visit of our vibrant green market is always included!Youl`ll be stopping at 4 different places beloved by locals for:- an aperitif- a starter and a glass of wine - a main course and a glass of wine- dessert and a hot drink ( tea or coffee )Please note upon booking if you prefer a fish, meat or vegetarian menu.Special kids menus will be offered to your little ones aged 3-12.You`ll be left in privacy to enjoy your meals and continue your walking tour with your guide after every gourmet stop.These are the points of interest you won`t miss:- The City Clock Tower- The Kobler Square- The Old Roman Gate & The Principium- St.Vitus Cathedral- The milkmaids square- The leaning tower- The Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl.Zajc- The port of RijekaA unique mixture for a fun, tasty and informative tour !
Rijeka and Opatija Day Trip from Zagreb
Rijeka has a long and turbulent history, which is often surprising even to its citizens. Located on the top of the Kvarner bay, Rijeka has been under different governments and regimes for centuries.Due to the historical circumstances, Rijeka has always been multinational and multicultural. Large and beautiful buildings of the Austro-Hungarian period are reflecting the cosmopolitan spirit of the city. There are many beautiful examples of the architecture of the late 19th century and early 20th century (historic style and Art Nouveau), including the Governor's Palace, the palace of Archduke Joseph (the National Archives), the Adria Palace, the Ivan pl. Zajc National Theatre, the Modello Palace, the Grand Market with the fish market pavilion and many others. Rijeka has a long maritime tradition and through its port, the town has always been connected with the entire world. One of the interesting historical facts of the city of Rijeka is that Fiorello La Guardia, the famous mayor of New York City, after whom one of the New York airports was later named, lived and worked here in the period from 1904 to 1906. La Guardia was an American consular agent in Rijeka, in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. He made a significant contribution to improving the organized departure and better treatment of thousands of immigrants who went to America through the port of Rijeka.Opatija-the cradle of Croatian tourism and of particular elegance, located in the Kvarner bay, in the foothills of the mountain Učka (1.401 m). Opatija, with its tradition and appearance, stands out from other tourist towns because of her very colorful history and is also known under different names, such as "Old dame", "Pearl of the Adriatic" or "Queen of Tourism". Opatija is a great choice either during the summer or winter time. Beautiful nature, parks, old villas, promenades and beaches attract, for over 170 years, tourists from all over the world. It is known for fancy hotels, well-tended parks and unique promenade called "Lungomare".