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Experience Istria

Day tours

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Brijuni National Park Boat Excursion from Pula

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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Zagreb Urban Wine Bike Tour

Starting at$143

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour

Starting at$82

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Flavours of Istria Tasting Experience from Trieste

Starting at$123

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Day Trips & Excursions

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Rovinj

Starting at$130

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Water Sports

Kayak tour

Starting at$58

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Water Sports

Small-Group Introductory Scuba Diving in Pula

Starting at$70

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Day Trips & Excursions

Istria Private Full Day Trip from Zagreb

Starting at$382

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Multi-day adventures

Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer

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Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Truffle Hunt Istria

Starting at$442

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Tours & Sightseeing

Pula Virtual Reality Self-Guided Walking Tour

Starting at$31

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Classes & Workshops

Photographica Adriatica

Starting at$2,273

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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine Gods of Istria

Starting at$3,629

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Stone Cities and Castles

Starting at$3,683

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Tours & Sightseeing

Self Guided Porec Loop Road Biking Trip

Starting at$44

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Self Guided Parenzana trail mountain biking trip

Starting at$84

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Best home stays in Istria

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Luxury Villa in the heart of Istria for 12 persons

Villa DANEX ADRIATIC ****

Apartment in centre of Pula with backyard

Spacious holiday apartment in village Volme, A3, ground floor

Apartment Dajana, Novigrad

Beautiful villa with private pool

Comfortable apartman Smokva 4+2 *** , 10 min to the beach and Pula city center

Rural gem in little vilage

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