Welcome to Pula


Historical attractions aside, Pula is a busy commercial city on the sea that has managed to retain a friendly small-town appeal. Just a short bus ride away, a series of beaches awaits at the resorts that occupy the Verudela Peninsula to the south. Although marred with residential and holiday developments, the coast is dotted with fragrant pine groves, seaside cafes and a clutch of good restaurants.

Pula is also a good base for exploring the protected Cape Kamenjak nature park, to the south, and the Brijuni Islands National Park, to the north.


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$39.97 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Brijuni National Park Boat Excursion from Pula

This tour will be arranged on a board of the comfortable ship around the Brijuni National Park and will last 5 hours. The Park is located on the islands in the sea. This place is famous because of its former owner Josip Broz Tito, who had a very rare hobby - he collected exotic animals. You will have a guide on the board of the ship, who will conduct a sightseeing tour around all islands of the National Park and will tell lots of interesting facts about the islands and its famous owners. You will see a wild animal park. The tour programme also includes a dinner on the board of the ship. It includes traditional dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine: fish, chicken fillet or vegetarian dish. You can have an unlimited amount of drinks on board of the ship: wine, mineral water, juices and soda water.The ship also stops on the St. Jerolim island (sveti Jerolim) - (06/2018 - 09/2018). On the island, you will find a nice beach, shower and restaurant. Those who wish can stay there to swim - the ship will be back in 2.5 hours to pick you up. The ship may be accompanied by the dolphins and you will be able to make a nice selfie.Please note that St. Jerolim island (sveti Jerolim) is a part of the National Park and to visit it you should buy an admission ticket. It will be paid separately on the island. The cost of the island admission ticket is 40 HRK or 5,5 Euro. You can buy a ticket from the custodian who meets the visitors at the wharf.Please take the towels, swimsuits and sunscreen creams with you and keep your smile.This is an excursion by traditional boat whose specifications are:  m/b Korkyra: hosts up to 80 passengers, vehicle speed is 8 knots, kitchen, 2 WC, covered terrace.

$82.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour

Your tour begins with a short overview of ancient Pula in front of the Golden Gate, a triumphal arch erected by the Sergi, a prominent Roman family. Passing through the arch, your expert local guide will take you back through history. Walking through the streets of Roman Pula, you will see the remains of Roman homes near the chapel of St. Mary Formoza as well as fantastic examples of Roman mosaic art. Next, arrive at the center of everyday Roman life: the Forum Romanum, where you will see the Temple of Augustus, dedicated to the goddess Roma and its namesake emperor. Stop for some coffee or tea before moving on to explore the Roman Empire. Visit the remains of an amphitheater that once stood outside the city walls on the hillside of Zaro and from there, you will be directed towards the double doors, so called because of their two arches. Remains of the old city wall are also visible. Simple stone-block doors stand between two Medieval towers while the head of Hercules and his truncheon are carved into the top of a damaged arch. Next, you will visit the Amphitheater where gladiators fought, the pinnacle of Pula's Roman heritage. It was built in the 1st-century AD during the reign of emperor Vespasian at the same time the greatest and most famous building of its kind was constructed: the Roman Colosseum.The particular structure of the Pula amphitheater exemplifies all the traditional methods of ancient construction, setting it aside from others. The underground passages once used by gladiators today display a permanent exhibition calledOlive and Viticulture in Ancient Istria, which presents reconstructions of mills, presses and other machines once used for the production of olive oil and wine as well as amphorae that were used for their storage and transport.In front of the world's sixth largest Roman amphitheater, you will complete your journey through Roman Pula with a memory of the glorious past of the Roman Empire, a heritage we all still imitate and live today.

$57.92 Water Sports

Kayak tour

Discover Pula´s sea side through kayaking, cliff jumping, snorkeling and sea cave exploring. The tour takes about 3 hours and we can adapt it to your wishes. The tour goes on the Galeb´s rocks, more specifically in the cave where we have diving with masks and underwater lights (our equipment). The complete adventure is documented with cameras, even underwater. They process both photos and videos and they are in high resolution (minimum 70 photos). We will also take a fridge with cold drinks (water or beer) which are included in the price. You need to bring towels or equipment for the beach. And you can take your phones with you ; there is a drybag.

$69.51 Water Sports

Small-Group Introductory Scuba Diving in Pula

Discover Scuba Diving starts with filling the medical questionnaire, after that you will receive all necessary equipment for your new underwater activity. After a short explanation how to behave underwater and learning some diver's signs, your experience begins. Slowly you will go underwater, till maximum depth of 8 meters. Max duration of the dive is 30 minutes. You can see beautiful marine life, and probably meet a seahorse or even octopus.

$382.29 Day Trips & Excursions

Istria Private Full Day Trip from Zagreb

Istria has become known for the highest quality truffles - especially the white truffle that can rival those of Italian regions of Alba and Piedmont. Truffles were appreciated by the Romans - they were believed to have grown as the result of God Jupiter throwing a lightning to an oak tree. On this trip you will visit three cities: Pula - the largest city in Istria. The most famous sight in Pula – of course – is the Roman amphitheatre, which is called The Arena. Built during the 1st century AD and completed under the reign of Emperor Flavius, the amphitheatre is the sixth largest in the world (of those that still exist). Motovun - a city-monument. An ancient Istrian acropolis city situated on the top of a 277 meter-high hill whose current appearance originates from the Middle Ages, the 12th and 13th century. The longest Istrian stairway with 1052 stairs leads to the top of the Motovun hill and its Venetian city square. Hum - the smallest city on Earth! According to the legend, Hum was built with the stones left over when giants were building towns in the river Mirna valley. 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.

$86.88 Walking & Biking Tours

Pula Walking Tour

Start is usually at the Amphitheater Pula, or somewhere at the city center. If the group wants to enter it, the Amphitheater can be visited (entrance fee not included, approx. 50 kn), or otherwise look from the outside while your guide explains all about it.After explaining Amphitheater, walk towards the ancient city, visiting Twin Gate, Hercules Gate, and market building. If the time allows a short break at the market is possible. Then continue to Sergii Gate, roman mosaic and Forum, then to the harbor, with a view to the shipyard, Cathedral and end at the Kastel Hill (Venetian fortress) overlooking the city. If the time allows walk around the Kastel with a view to ancient roman theater.