Rijeka, Trsat Castle and Opatija

Price: $140.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours and 45 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 minute walk, an approximately 6 minute taxi (not included, approximately 6 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage and Snacks
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter a place of religion.
Restrictions This tour takes place in historical areas. Therefore, it is not wheelchair accessible, nor for strollers or for guests hard of walking.

Rijeka, Trsat Castle and Opatija

The excitement begins as you meet up with your guide to explore Rijeka, the 3rd largest city in Croatia with a strategically important past. Discover its fascinating history as you take to the streets and explore the remnants of the old part of Rijeka. You will pass by the Leaning Tower then visit the Cathedral of Saint Vitus with its baroque-style marble altars. Head to Kolber Square, in the heart of Rijeka, to see the colorful wares and lively scene at the town's green market. Other sites include the nearby Croatian National Theatre, a grand structure built by Ivan Zajec that first opened in 1885. You'll then be taken to Pivnica Cont, which is a famous local restaurant where you will enjoy a refreshing drink and take in the sites.

From there you will take a short ride to Trsat Castle, one of the oldest fortifications along the coastline of Croatia. It's location 138 meters above sea level overlooking the city served the Romans well during the Liburnian times. Continue along with another short drive, this time to Opatija, a traditional seaside resort along the Kvarner Gulf. Long referred to as the Pearl of the North Adriatic, this elegant city in its heyday was a magnet for the rich and famous including Lord Byron, James Joyce, and Isadora Duncan. While here, spend some free time strolling around the charming 19th-century hotels offering a grand mix of Baroque, Rococo and Art nouveau architecture. Well-maintained public gardens, beautiful villas, and the renowned coastal promenade Lungomare round out your experience here. Reserve your spot on this tour today and get ready to take a step back in time as you experience the beauty, history, and culture of Kvarner, Rijeka and Opatija.