Pula, Rovinj and Panoramic Istrian Coast

Pula, Rovinj and Panoramic Istrian Coast
Price: $159.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural, Walking, Shopping
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier or Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
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 is wheelchair accessible.

Pula, Rovinj and Panoramic Istrian Coast

Situated near the base of the Istrian peninsula, Pula is the largest city in Istria; its most famous attraction, the Arena, a well preserved four-sided Roman amphitheater, one of the most famous sights in the whole of Croatia.

Pula, like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, smooth sea, beautiful beaches, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. It has also been Istria's administrative center since ancient Roman times. During the tour, you will come to visit numerous monuments of Roman architecture: The Triumphal Arch of the Sergii from the 1st century B.C., Hercules' Gate and Twin Gates, the Temple of Augustus, the Arena, and the Small Roman Theatre in the town center.

Historical attractions aside, Pula is a busy commercial city on the sea that has managed to retain a friendly small-town appeal. Although marred with residential and holiday developments, the coast is dotted with fragrant pine groves, seaside cafes and a clutch of good restaurants. A unique experience will come with the moments of relaxation in the main town square, which has managed to retain its role as the meeting place since the Augustan Age of the 18th century.

Rovinj, located on the west coast of Istria, is one of the most popular and developed tourist resort cities in Croatia. The old town was constructed on an island and later connected with the mainland in the 18th century. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic cities on the Mediterranean, many repeat visitors journey to Rovinj each year to continue to explore one of the 22 islands or to retrace their steps around old town's cobbled and narrowed streets. The mild climate, carefully designed parks and the welcoming nature of the local Croats are all reasons for so many repeat visitors year after year.

Rovinj is also an active fishing port with a fast-growing gastronomy scene. You will be widely impressed by the selection of creative dishes ranging from fresh fish, shellfish, Istrian's cured ham, truffles, and wild asparagus, all paired with local red and white wines.

The city, at the foot of the Church of St. Euphemia, is a favorite gathering place of artists from around the world. Walking down its streets, you'll pass many art galleries and studios. Each August, you can attend the largest open air exhibition, on the Adriatic coast, taking place on the main old town streets Grisia.

It is almost impossible to list all Rovinj's attractions for you to visit in just one trip; therefore, the need for repeat visits.