You will start your full-day tour with Motovun, a small medieval city that is situated on a hill, about 270 metres above sea level, with houses that are spread all around. The city stands on an ancient city which name is still unknown and it holds many Roman remains that give us an insight into its history. Motovun is surrounded by solid walls, which are used as a path for walking and for the perfect viewing spot. The city has remarkable architecture, which dates back to Roman, Renaissance and Gothic times. Some of the must-see sights in Motovun are the Church of the Virgin Mary of Gates, Polesini Palace, The City Doors and more. After sightseeing of Motovun, you will have the experience of being a true explorer, as you will go truffle hunting. A truffle is a type of fungus or mushroom, that is quite expensive and a truly delicious ingredient of many tasteful dishes. It is very rare as it grows in only a few places and can be found for just a couple of months in the year. Beautiful Istria happens to be a place where world-known truffles grow and not only can you taste these mushrooms in a variety of dishes, but you have the opportunity to hunt for them yourself with assistance from professional truffle hunters. This opportunity will definitely be a unique experience for all of the gourmands and foodies around the world. After this amazing experience your next stop will be Karojba, which is just 10 minutes away. Karojba is a small municipality in Istria and being the perfect place for taking a break, you can walk around it and enjoy, after which you will visit one rural household, where you will have lunch at the property, with the spectacular views of Motovun and scenery around it. The property is a family-run business, where you can taste local Istrian wines, as you will enjoy the spectacular atmosphere of the place.
Hum, known as being the smallest city in the world with a population of just 30 people, is located in Istria. After an hour’s drive, you will have the opportunity to discover beautiful streets made out of stone, squares and huge city walls that are part of the rich historical heritage of the city. The “Aleja Glagoljasa” is the long path connecting Hum and Roc. Famous for the monuments that are dedicated to the old Croatian letter “Glagoljica”, visit Hum’s Fresca’s based in the Roman chapel of St. Jerolim and taste the home-made brandy “Humska biska”. After seeing all of its attractions, you will continue to Motovun, a small medieval city that is situated on a hill, about 270 metres above sea level, with houses that are spread all around. The city stands on an ancient city which name is still unknown and it has many Roman remains that give us an insight into its history. Motovun is surrounded by solid walls, which are used as a path for walking and for the perfect viewing spot. The city has remarkable architecture, which dates back to Roman, Renaissance and Gothic times. Some of the must-see sights in Motovun are the Church of the Virgin Mary of Gates, Polesini Palace, The City Doors and more. After a lunch break in Motovun, you will be able to freely wander around the city, to soak in the history, enjoy beautiful monuments and the unique look that the city has. After that, you will return to Rovinj.
The tour starts in the city of Opatija, with a drive of an hour and a half through small but mesmerising villages and countryside of Istria. The city became a favorite destination for many tourists since the 19th century. Members of the European aristocracy and nobility made Opatija their oasis of peace, where they enjoyed time, far away from their palaces. Opatija’s architecture and buildings are like nowhere else, a beautiful mixture of renaissance, baroque, classicism, gothic, and many more. You will enjoy sightseeing in Opatija, discovering the Hotel Kvarner and Hotel Imperial, which were the first two hotels on the Adriatic, Madonna Del Mare, Maiden with the seagull, and many more. After your tour, you will have lunch break and then you will visit Lovran, which is just 15 minutes away. Lovran is one of the most attractive destinations in the area, where you will see the city’s centre, baroque houses and many other historic monuments. After a short sightseeing tour of Lovran, you will head back to Rovinj.
This full day tour of three Slovenian small cities starts with the city of Portorož, the cultural centre on the Slovenian coast. The city is a perfect getaway from big crowded towns, as you can relax and escape by enjoying your time near the sea. When in Portorož, you are able to see the “International Sculpture Symposium Forma Viva”, where you can discover art being made in front of your eyes. The next destination is Piran, another small city with such a rich history, which you will find out about during your sightseeing tour. A few of the most interesting places you will see during your tour are Tartini Square, St. Peter’s church, a Franciscan monastery, Church of Our Lady of Heart, etc. After sightseeing of Piran, you will have a lunch break there, after which you will continue to Koper, a small harbor city on the coast. When you arrive in Koper, you will see all of its attractions, stories and legends that the city holds. You will see Muda Gate, Šavrinke and the Lion castle, Prešeren Square, Tito Square, and many interesting streets with fascinating facades. When you are finished exploring the city and its main attractions, you will go back to Rovinj.
The small city of Umag wins your admiration with its charm, variety and richness. The city is an impeccable introduction into a different experience of the Mediterranean. The drive from Rovinj lasts around an hour and a half. Umag’s architecture is mesmerising as the glamour and luxury of the renaissance and baroque buildings are still seen today in the city’s centre. On the hill side by the city, there are many fortresses which are great view-points and a few agro tourism ranches with amazing delicacies that are traditional in Istria.
After your departure from Rovinj, and a drive of one hour, you will arrive in the city of Pazin, the administrative centre of Istria and city of many famous attractions. As you start the tour, you will see the 11th century Castle connected to the city’s Ethnographic museum and Pazin City Museum, followed by the city’s main attraction, which is Pazin Cave. This cave, hundreds of metres underneath the castle, is one of the best preserved in Istria and it is truly mesmerising. After exploring the cave, you will have a lunch break, after which you can have a one-time opportunity for all of those adrenaline lovers and go on an adventure by taking a zip-line ride just above the Pazin Cave. This will be the perfect ending to this full day tour, as you leave the city filled with good memories.
Once you leave Rovinj, and after about one hour drive you will arrive to Pula. The city is mostly know for having the sixth largest Roman amphitheater in the world, but also for its facinating beauty. Pula has many remains from the Roman Empire, such as the Pula amphitheater, the Golden Gate, the Forum Romanum, St. Mary Formoza’s chapel, and many more. When you finish discovering Pula, you will continue your tour to Karojba, which is just a one hour drive from Pula. Karojba is a small municipality in Istria and the perfect place for taking a break. You can walk around it and the nice buildings, after which we will go back to our starting point, Rovinj.
This full day tour in Brtonigla, starts with a pleasant, short ride of one hour through beautiful small villages and Istrian countryside. Brtonigla is on a hill, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. This small town has a different kind of vacation to offer, far away from modern civilization, far away from crowds and noise, and will mesmerise you with its natural beauty. While there you must taste local wines and food to experience the authenticity of the place. It also holds many churches and museums, but also parks, caves, and archeological findings. There will be a lunch break in the city, after which you will visit Poreč. With a picturesque location alongside the Adriatic Sea and a church that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient town Poreč has become a destination that is highly popular amongst tourists. Even though the city is really small, it has rich history. The drive from Brtonigla takes around 40 minutes. While there, you will be able to see many famous sights, such as a Roman house, the Istrian Assembly Hall, Roman Forum and the most significant historical monument, 5th century Euphrasian Basilica.
One of the most popular activities and the best way to spend your day in Split is to experience this ATV tour. Riding along spectacular landscapes, through rivers, roads and canyons in Dalmatia, will give you such a feeling of thrill and freedom on this unforgettable day. The ride is supervised by experienced guides, so the tour is suitable for anyone. During this tour, you will also be able to enjoy traditional Dalmatian food by the river, which will be the perfect end of this tour.
If you are searching for a different way of having a vacation, a bit more active and seeing a different side of Split, then hiking the mountain Mosor will be your best option. Hiking through Mosor Mountain will enable you to see the spectacular views of the islands, hills that cover Dalmatia and small villages along the coast.