Welcome to Rijeka


Despite some regrettable architectural ventures in the outskirts, much of the centre is replete with ornate Austro-Hungarian–style buildings. It’s a surprisingly verdant city once you’ve left its concrete core, which contains Croatia’s largest port, with ships, cargo and cranes lining the waterfront.

Rijeka is a vital transport hub, but as there’s no real beach in the city most people base themselves in nearby Opatija.


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$165.59 Private & Custom Tours

Zagreb Opatija, Lovran, and Rikeja Private Full-Day Tour

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.

$270.23 Day Trips & Excursions

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

$59.80 Day Trips & Excursions

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

$130.33 Day Trips & Excursions

Highlights of Istria from Rijeka

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Rijeka Central Market, Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar CountyYour guide will pick you up at the agreed starting point in Rijeka - hotel, cruise terminal, train station etc. (please contact us after the booking so the appropriate arrangements can be made).Stop At: The town of Hum, Hum, IstriaHum is situated in the centre of Istria with barely 20 inhabitants. You can turn your trip to Hum into a beautiful story of Istrian small towns. This hidden part of Istria is extremely friendly to random visitors. According to the legend, Hum was built with the stones left over when giants were building towns in the river Mirna valley, an area in central Istria that includes wonderful hill towns such as Motovun, Roc and Bale. Despite its small number of residents Hum has preserved the old ritual “Election of the prefect for a year” when all the men from the parish gather at the Municipal Loggia (town hall) to elect the village superior by carving their votes into a wooden stick. Apart from being famous for being the smallest city in the world, recently Hum became popular for biska, a brandy spiced with mistletoe and made according to an old recipe originating from Hum. Every year at the end of October, the Grappa festival takes place here, presenting brandy producers from all over Istria.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Motovun, IstriaIn the north of Istria, located high above the Mirna River, is probably the most attractive and famous medieval town of Istria – Motovun. This fascinating site on top of a hill is a characteristic symbol of the interior of Istria. The bell tower, which is 13th century Romanesque – Gothic with a crown that is crenulated, dominates the centre of the historic town from its position adjacent to St Stephen’s 17th century parish church. In the centre square stands the Romanesque Municipal Palace, which was Istria’s biggest secular building at the time it was built; many other historical buildings surround it. Motovun’s forest which reaches down the Mirna River’s valley is particularly good for truffles, the alleged aphrodisiac malodorous fungus which grows underground. These white truffles of Istria which are in season from September to December are said by many to be as good as even the best French and Italian truffles. Vineyards surround the town from all sides, Istria’s finest wines such as the red Teran, and the white Malvasia are produced from the grapes of these vineyards. The whole locality is sprinkled with superb restaurants and “konobe”.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Labin Tourist BoardThe city of Labin consists of the old medieval town located on a 320 m high hill and a new part of the town below. The Old Labin is the best preserved acropolis in Istria. Apart from many cultural and historical monuments, Labin is a city of artist. There are some 30 artists living and working there as well as several galleries. In nearby Dubrova there is the Sculpture Park where International Sculptors Symposium has been taking place for the past 40 years. In the summer the old centre is taken over by the Art Republic, a combination of music, performance and fine arts. The town gates of St Flor built in 1587 lead to the old town. There is also a 17th century tower in the town offering a magnificent view, and another square tower.Duration: 2 hours

$113.84 Outdoor Activities

Day Hike in National Park Risnjak from Zagreb

Embark on this private / small-group, 1-day hiking tour of some of Croatia’s most beautiful terrain. You’ll be picked up directly from your Zagreb accommodation at 6:00 AM and driven into the protected Gorski Kotar region, famous for its thick forests and rugged mountains. We pass through Crni lug village and  proceed deeper to mountains. After leaving behind last village we soon start our hike up the hill, approximately around 8:00 AM We hike to the Schlosser mountain hut, with uphill hike lasting around 3h. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent forest trail, and proceed from mountain hut to the peak of Veliki Risnjak!Last part includes some rock scrambling and is optional, but recommendable as the view from the top is unforgettable! On clear days you can see mountain Velebit, Učka, town Rijeka, sea and islands close to Rijeka!Return downhill hike back lasts around 2-3 hours. Afternoon return to our vehicle, where you’ll be driven back to your Zagreb accommodation.Note that this tour is only suitable for participants in good physical shape and good health who are 18 years of age or older. The dress code includes durable hiking shoes, long hiking pants, a windproof jacket, small raincoat, backpack, and hat. Picnic lunch and snacks are included in the tour. The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions.

$2874.79 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 days private tour of Montenegro

1ST DAY:Pick up from the airport (Tivat, Dubrovnik or Podgorica) and Kotor Bay Tour :08:00 – 08:30 Driving around a the bay on the way to Perast 08:30 – 09:45 Visiting Our Lady of the rocks church and museum 09:45 – 10:30 Free time in Perast10:30 – 11:00 Short stop in Risan for Roman mosaics 11:00 – 12:00 Ride around the bay with a few photo opportunities12:00 – 13:00 Kotor walking tourFree afternoon.* Optional Budva walking tour, without extra charge2ND DAY Full day tour to Lovcen and Skadar lake NP8:00 – 09:00 Ride up 25 serpentine to reach Njegusi village, 2 photo breaks09:00 – 10:00 Stop at the oldest restaurant in Montenegro, smokehouse visit10:00 – 11:30 Ride up the mount of Lovcen and climb stairs to the Njegos mausoleum11:30 – 13:00 Cetinje walking tour followed by some free time13:00 – 13:30 Transfer to Rijeka Crnojevic13:30 – 16:30 Rijeka Crnojevic visit, lunch at local restaurant, boat tour and Pavlova strana photo break16:30 – 18:00 Driving back to Budva/Kotor (photo stop above Budva on the way back).3rd DAY: Full day Tara Rafting tour4TH DAY: Durmitor National park08:00 – 10:30 Walk around Black lake, the largest lake in Durmitor national park10:30 – 11:30 Ride to the Tara river bridge, time on the bridge (optional zip line)11:30 – 13:00 Ride around Durmitor national park, stops next to Riblje and Vrazje lake13:00 – 14:30 Time in Curevac, easy hike to the best view point of the Tara river canyon 14:30 – 16:00 Lunch time 5TH DAY: National park Biogradska gora and the Moraca river canyon 08:00 – 10:00 Ride over trough the Tara river canyon, photo stops10:00 – 12:30 Arrival in Biogradska gora NP, walking around the lake, free time12:30 – 13:30 Ride through the Moraca river canyon12:30 – 13:30 Time in Moraca monastery and a photo stop in the deepest part of the canyon14:30 – 16:00 Lunch at a nice restaurant next to the Cijevna river (Podgorica municipality)16:00 – 17:30 Driving back to Kotor 6TH DAY:Day on the beach in Ulcinj (12 km long beach, longest in our country).7TH DAY: Transfer to the airport(Tivat, Podgorica, Dubrovnik)