Welcome to Umag

Umag has been around since Roman times and has pretty much gone with the Istrian flow since, passing through the hands of various European powers (Byzantium, Venice, Austria, France, Italy) before finally ending up in Yugoslavia in 1954. Before WWI Italians made up the majority of the town's population, but today this figure is down to just over 18%.

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$57.83 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

$83.28 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Umag Walking Food Tour

Experience the beauty and history of Umag while indulging in local and unique eats along the way. This professionally guided walking tour includes 6 or more different food tastings (which provide more than enough for lunch) and a wine pairing at each of the 3 local eateries we'll visit. Examples of the stops on this tour are (note: eateries/stops are subject to change): Buoni Amici – restaurant and pizzeria serving Istrian dishes.Restaurant Mani – traditional restaurant with Croatian cuisine.ItIstria – Istrian wine bar serving popular Istrian wines and dishes.Local market – experience foods from local farms.Town attractions - sightseeing of Umag’s highlights during the walks between eateries. Be sure to come hungry!

$80.96 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Boat Trip to Venice from Umag

Join us on an unforgettable trip to Venice, the city that stretches across 118 small islands connected by 400 bridges with 150 channels that flow under them. Walk across the St. Mark's Square, take a gondola ride, stroll down the narrow streets of Venice or simply enjoy the famous Italian cuisine. The old squares, beautiful palaces, churches, and galleries give a sense of going through a very vivid picture streaked with warm colors that perfectly illustrates the romantic ambiance that exudes Venice. Itinerary:  08:00 Boarding a vesselPlease arrive at a pier of Umag at least 15 minutes before the start of the trip, so that the boarding could pass smoothly. Our operatives would confirm each passenger from a list of passengers, which will be sent then to the Italian border police.08:30 Vessel departureAs soon as catamaran sails out, you can relax aboard while enjoying a cup of coffee with a freshly baked croissant (not included in price). Sailing into the Lagoon of Venice will offer us an amazing view of Venice from the open deck of the catamaran.11:00 Arrival at destinationWe will take a short walk to Piazza San Marco and, along the way, we will make a few short stops for a brief introduction of Venice. 12:00 Free timeWe recommend you to spend free time by strolling down the Venice streets and bridges while exploring channels with gondolas. Don't forget to try out the gastronomic offer of Venice. You can also visit one of Murano glass workshops where you will have the opportunity to see the whole process of glass making. We will inform you about the location and time of our departure back to the catamaran.17:00 Vessel departureOur departure would be an ideal opportunity to exchange impressions, enjoy the architecture, people and the view of Venice from the open deck of the catamaran.20:00 Excursion endEntering the Umag lagoon, we will bring our all-day-long activity to an end. Additional:- the boat doesn't have wifi- there are 300 seats on the boat- the boat has air conditioning