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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$166.25 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.

$271.32 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$57.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Adriatic Gems Rijeka and Opatija Day Trip

Begin the day with hotel pickup at approximately 8:30am. Arrive in Rijeka, the city built on the banks of the river, at 10am. Spend the next 2 hours and 45 minutes sightseeting in Rijeka, a multicultural heart of Europe that meets all people of good will with its arms wide open. The city can be seen when looking down from Trsat Castle. The castle’s history dates back to prehistoric times and the Illyrian tribe of Iapydes, followed by the Romans who built their fort there as well, and many other sovereigns who left their unique traces in this magnificent fortification. Take a walk on the colorful city market, meet the old town full of multi-coloured shops and small galleries, show yourself on the high street called Korzo, the heart of the city with many cafes and shop windows.Depart Rijeka at 11:45am and head to Opatija. Opatija is thrilling with its elegance, villas, and parks that tell of interesting history whose participants where European emperors and kings themselves. Spend 2 hours exploring Opatija, the pearl of the Adriatic, well-known for its fragrant botanical gardens, parks and colored villas, each telling its secret story that was always a meeting point of European aristocracy, elegance, and style, where it was important to be seen, keeps the same atmosphere to the very day. Sipping coffee on one of the sunny terraces, enjoy the atmosphere of a rich history of Opatija.Leave Opatija at 2:45pm to be transferred back to your hotel in Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad or Umag.ItineraryHotel departure followed by:10am – Arrival in Rijeka, sightseeing and spare time11:45am – Departure for Opatija12:10pm – Arrival in Opatija, sightseeing and spare time2:45pm – Transfer back to your hotel

$114.30 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.

$2886.36 Private & Custom 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)

$386.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

OPATIJA QUEEN OF ADRIATIC SEA

You just sit back and relax we will be taking care of everything. We pick you up at your hotel and take the highway to Rijeka. In about  2hours time we arrive to Rijeka and do an orientational tour visiting main sights of this main Hungarian hub on the coast, market place, National Theatre and famous Corso promenade. After some free time we continue to Opatija where we enjoy the architecture, setting, nature, views and all what made this sea resort world famous and attracted hundred years ago all the jet set of Europe. Many famous people visited or stayed here and enjoyed its benefits. After some free time for lunch and stroll we head back to Zagreb and you will be dropped at your hotel again.