Best day trips from Rovinj
Are you ready to embark on unforgettable day trips from Rovinj?
Rovinj is the perfect starting point for an exciting journey into the captivating world of attractions and landscapes that define the Istra region. The whole region features historical marvels, captivating natural vistas, and a mosaic of cultural and culinary experiences.
Rovinj strategic location opens up a world of day trip opportunities. Read about the most exciting destinations in the vicinity of Rovinj.
Pula: A Journey into Ancient History
Immerse yourself in history by visiting Pula, a city renowned for its well-preserved Roman architecture. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Pula Arena, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. Explore fine examples of the grandeur of ancient Roman civilisation; Temple of Augustus and the Arch of the Sergii.
Day trip to Poreč and Pula with lunch from Rovinj
Full-day tour through Istria visiting the cities of Pula and Poreč. Begin with the charming harbour town of Pula, where picturesque coastlines and remnants of ancient Roman history await. Following a delightful lunch featuring traditional Istrian cuisine, your adventure continues to Poreč.
Wander through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town accompanied by an insightful guide. This full-day excursion includes a professional guide, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Pula Day Trip from Rovinj
Although it's the largest city in Istria, Pula often remains off the radar for visitors staying in Rovinj due to its more distant location along the coast.
However, you can uncover the treasures of this city's renowned Roman monuments, beautiful beaches, and tempting eateries through a convenient day trip from Rovinj. Leave the travel worries behind with all-encompassing round-trip transportation, including hassle-free hotel or port pickup and drop-off.
Your exploration will be guided, and there's no need to fret about hidden costs as the site entrance fees are taken care of. During this tour you'll be treated to iconic sights like Pula's Roman amphitheatre, the Hercules Gate, and the Temple of Augustus. Immerse yourself in the city's history as your guide shares their knowledge, and relish the ease of getting to this outlying location thanks to the seamless transportation arrangements.
Motovun: Hilltop Magic
Venture to Motovun, a charming hilltop town that seems straight out of a fairy-tale. Walk along its medieval walls, wander through cobbled narrow streets and soak in stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Motovun is also well known as a prime destination for truffle enthusiasts.
Istria in 1 Day Tour (from Rovinj)
Embark on a whirlwind day of exploration, indulging in the delights of Istria's hilltop towns, savouring truffle delights, and discovering UNESCO gems.
In just one day, you'll uncover the finest experiences this region has to offer. Your journey begins with the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, a historical gem that sets the tone for the day. Next, venture to the medieval wonder of Grožnjan, a haven for artists, where the town itself feels like a canvas come to life.
The grand finale leads you to the renowned hilltop town of Motovun, where you'll not only relish panoramic views but also indulge in the exquisite taste of truffles. Your adventure is enhanced by a professional English-speaking guide, convenient pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation, comfortable air-conditioned transport, and the assurance of entrance fees covered for the UNESCO Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč and the captivating Motovun City Walls.
Motovun - Amazing views & tasty truffles (From Rovinj)
Step into a leisurely walking tour that takes you through the picturesque streets of Motovun, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich historical fabric and captivating stories that weave together to create a vivid tapestry of this medieval town.
Afterward, get ready to indulge in a truffle tasting experience at Bencic that promises to be truly distinctive. These truffles are sourced from the lush forests of Motovun, offering a taste of the region's culinary treasures.
And as the grand finale to your adventure, embrace the opportunity to ascend the 14th-century Venetian city walls of Motovun, a journey through time itself. From this elevated vantage point, let the panoramic views sweep you off your feet, leaving you truly entranced by the breathtaking beauty that unfolds before you.
Lim Fjord: Nature's Hidden Gem
Indulge in the beauty of Lim Fjord, a serene coastal inlet that offers breathtaking views of lush greenery and crystal-clear waters. The picturesque fjord is best explored by joining a boat trip or renting your own boat. Dont forget to sample fresh seafood at a local restaurant.
Vrsar, Lim Fjord and Rovinj Day Tour by Boat with Drinks
For the past 15 years, we've been extending a warm welcome to our cherished guests.
Our captain has been sailing with us since the inception of our boat, symbolising the lasting bond we share. Whenever you're in need of refreshment, we're here to fill your cup, driven by the genuine desire to make your experience memorable without expecting anything in return.
If the enchanting sight of dolphins graces our journey back, we make it a point to pause and appreciate these magnificent creatures. Our captain Marko often becomes a friendly part of your memories, as people love capturing moments with him.
Brijuni Islands: Nature and Heritage
The Brijuni Islands are a National Park where nature and history beautifully blend together, creating a masterpiece. Nestled off the northern coast of Croatia, the Brijuni Islands encompass a cluster of fourteen charming islands and islets within the Istria region.
Istria private day tour from Rovinj
Embark on a private day trip from Rovinj that's tailored to your preferences and interests.
This tour offers full customisation allowing you and your group to handpick the landmarks and attractions that pique your curiosity and dictate how much time you spend at each stop. Should you desire, your experienced driver can offer suggestions on must-see places or craft a seamless itinerary for you.
It's the perfect option for solo travellers, couples, or small groups, ensuring a personalised experience in a private car.
Unique Sailing Experience
Embark on a captivating sailing journey along the Istrian Coast with a private tour led by a local couple who are also your hosts aboard a meticulously crafted 10-meter sailboat.
Dive into the rich local knowledge shared by your guides, indulge in delectable homemade fare and sample local wines, relish the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the pristine waters, and, if your curiosity beckons, try your hand at sailing under their guidance.
Indulge in onboard snacks to keep you energised, and rest assured that snorkelling equipment and paddle-boards are at your disposal for your aquatic adventures. This private tour is meticulously designed for a tailored experience that suits your preferences. The cost is per boat, accommodating up to 12 passengers, ensuring an intimate journey along the coast.
Poreč: Where History and Leisure Converge
In Poreč you'll discover a charming blend of rich history and contemporary leisure. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art and unwind on some of the pristine beaches.
Wine Tour - The Best of Istria
In the wine-rich expanse of Croatia's Istria region, the plethora of vineyards can easily leave you feeling overwhelmed when planning a wine tasting expedition.
This small-group tour takes the reins from your hands, entrusting the itinerary to a knowledgeable local guide. This way, you can fully immerse yourself in the region and its wines, without the hassle of planning.
You'll have the privilege of visiting three thoughtfully selected Istrian wine estates to savoir their delightful creations. The grand finale comes in the form of an early 4-course dinner that leaves you on a high note. To start your experience stress-free, enjoy a leisurely hotel pickup that ensures you waste no time searching for the meeting point.
By choosing this tour, you'll bypass the usual tourist fare and indulge in traditional yet modern Istrian cuisine. You'll explore Istrian wineries that embrace diverse approaches to the art of wine making. And as a part of a small, sociable group limited to six people, you're guaranteed a more personalised and engaging wine tour.
Private Boat Tour with Skipper
Indulge in a Private Boat Tour that opens the door to exploring the most exquisite islands of the Istrian Archipelago, a haven where you can dive into the Adriatic's underwater realm or simply bask in the beauty of the surroundings from the comfort of the boat.
If you opt to revel in the views, your skipper can take you on a picturesque journey through Lim Fjord, offering a different kind of scenic delight. But the choices don't stop there – if you wish to make a stop along the way, our team is dedicated to revealing the finest spots and crafting an unforgettable experience for you.
During the 3-hour tour, you're granted the freedom to select two options from the following list (each option guarantees a pause for swimming): Panoramic drive to Porec, Panoramic drive to Rovinj, Lim Fjord Panorama (including the Pirate Cave), Snorkeling adventure at two islands, Dolphin Safari
Wine & more Tour , private guided wine tour from ROVINJ & PULA to wine cellars
Embark on an immersive journey into Istria's rich wine heritage with this illuminating wine tour that commences in both Rovinj and Pula. Joining a small and close-knit group, comprising no more than eight fellow enthusiasts, you'll be invited to partake in a meticulously crafted exploration of wine tasting and culinary pleasures.
While you traverse the picturesque landscapes of the Istrian peninsula, allow the vineyard-adorned scenery to engage your senses fully. A visit to the esteemed San Tomaso winery promises an enlightening experience in the art of pairing wine with food.
Throughout this captivating tour, the privilege of indulging in the diverse flavors of up to 12 distinct varietals of Croatian wine will be yours to savor. Each wine boasts its own unique character and narrative, eagerly awaiting your discovery.Check availability and prices
Grožnjan: The Artist's Haven
Calling all art enthusiasts! Grožnjan is a picturesque hilltop village and a well known meeting spot for painters and musicians. Wander through art galleries, attend music festivals, and soak in the village's bohemian atmosphere.
Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Rovinj
Elevate your Istria experience with an enthralling day excursion from Rovinj to the captivating treasures of Slovenia: the spellbinding Postojna Cave and the awe-inspiring Predjama Castle.
Delve into the allure of the cave's exquisite formations, diverse flora, and captivating fauna. Following this, the journey continues to the majestic Predjama Castle, renowned for its medieval heritage and resplendent Renaissance architecture.
Experience the ease of seamless transfers between these enchanting locales, with round-trip transportation tailored directly from your hotel. Leave concerns of hidden expenses behind, as all entrance fees have been meticulously included.
Embark on a voyage to uncover the essence of Slovenia's iconic attractions: the Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. Step away from the urban bustle for a family-friendly escapade, crafting indelible memories that will linger long after your journey concludes.Check availability and prices
Plitvice Lakes Day Trip including Entrance from Istria
Uncover the beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park while sidestepping any concealed expenses on this comprehensive day trip.
This adventure comes complete with both entry to the park and seamless round-trip transfers directly from your hotel. Plitvice Lakes deserves a prominent spot on your list of must-see attractions – a mesmerising realm of cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, and verdant forests.
Your journey across Istria is made effortlessly comfortable through air-conditioned transport, allowing you to fully embrace the enchanting Plitvice Lakes experience.Check availability and prices
Grotte Baredine: Subterranean Wonders
Explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Baredine with unique stalactite formations, underground chambers and an enchanting subterranean lake.
Baredine Cave Tour including entrance fee
A captivating guided adventure that unveils the concealed marvels within the Baredine Cave.
This natural spectacle is adorned with a captivating array of stalactite and stalagmite formations. Deeper we find a subterranean lake, a unique habitat for a special species of the non-pigmented salamander.
Once you've immersed yourself in the cave's enigmatic allure, step into an on-site agricultural exhibition that beautifully portrays the region's rich farming heritage. Enhance your experience by indulging in a tasting session that acquaints you with the exquisite flavors of Istrian wines.Check availability and prices
Učka Nature Park: Hiking Delight
For nature lovers and hikers Učka Nature Park offers a playground of trails and vistas. Challenge yourself with a hike to the Vojak Peak where breathtaking panoramas of Istria and the Adriatic will make the climb more than worth your effort.
Hum: The Smallest Town in the World
Experience the quaint charm of Hum, officially recognised as the world's smallest town. With its medieval architecture and cobblestone streets Hum offers a unique glimpse into Istria's past.
Venice Day Trip from Rovinj by High Speed Ferry
Maximize your Mediterranean European experience by venturing to Venice, conveniently just a few hours away via water from Rovinj. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history through an inclusive walking tour of Piazza San Marco, complemented by leisure time to explore at your own pace.
Seamlessly traverse national borders with a round-trip catamaran transfer, all while your guide regales you with Venice's captivating history as you cross the Adriatic.
Rovinj serves as a gateway to many captivating day trips, each offering its own blend of history, nature and adventure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How far is Pula from Rovinj?
Pula is approximately a 40-minute drive from Rovinj.
Are the Brijuni Islands suitable for families?
Yes, the Brijuni Islands offer family-friendly activities and a safe environment for children.
Can I visit Grotte Baredine without a guide?
No, guided tours are required to explore Grotte Baredine safely.
What is the best time to go truffle hunting in Motovun Forest?
The best time for truffle hunting is during the autumn months.
How can I reach Aquacolors Poreč using public transportation?
Aquacolors Poreč is easily accessible by bus from Rovinj.