Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
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  • Istria Highlights Tour from Rijeka or Pula

    1. Istria Highlights Tour from Rijeka or Pula

    Hum is situated in the center of Istria with barely 20 inhabitants. Turn your trip to Hum into a beautiful story of Istrian small towns. This hidden part of Istria is extremely welcoming to visitors. According to the legend, Hum was built with the stones left over when giants were building towns in the river Mirna valley, an area in central Istria including the wonderful hill towns of Motovun, Roc, and Bale. Despite the small number of residents, Hum has preserved the ritual of Election of the Prefect for a Year. All the men from the parish gather at the Municipal Loggia (Town Hall) to elect the village superior by carving their votes into a wooden stick. Apart from being famous for being the smallest city in the world, Hum has recently become popular for Biska, which a brandy spiced with mistletoe and made according to an old recipe originating in Hum. Every year, at the end of October,...

  • Rijeka: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

    2. Rijeka: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

    Your tour will begin with Postojna Cave, one of the best-known caves in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. This is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you can meet this underground kingdom’s most famous inhabitant, the proteus (olm), up close. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, astonishing diversity of karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for the popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors. From here the tour extends to the Predjama Castle which reigns over the surrounding area, not far from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. This picturesque, magnificent, defiant, mysterious and impregnable castle has been perched in the middle of a vertical 123-meter h...

  • From Rijeka: Golden Island of Krk Tour

    3. From Rijeka: Golden Island of Krk Tour

    Among the 1185 Croatian islands, the island Krk is known as the Golden Island. Located in the centre of the Kvarner bay, it is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Its mild Mediterranean climate, good geographical position, and variety of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name “golden island”.  Discover the island with a knowledgeable guide as you uncover its charms and treasures. Cruise through its beautiful and varied landscapes and visit its thousand-year-old monuments. Breathe in the sea air while walking along the romantic pathways by the sea or along the wild shepherd’s rock paths. Enjoy the magical tastes of Krk cuisine and delightful home-made wine. During the tour, you'll see the sights of the old city centre and discover the island's cultural and historical heritage.

  • Zagorje: Full-Day Custom Tour from Zagreb

    4. Zagorje: Full-Day Custom Tour from Zagreb

    Head out from Zagreb center towards Klanjec city, immersed in noble history. Enter a church from the 17th century, built by the noble Erdody family as a family mausoleum. In the basement of the convent, see two sarcophagi made for the burial of the Habsburg royal family. Continue to Kumrovec, an open-air museum with restored houses from the beginning of the 20th century, and the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito, the famous Yugoslav president.  Move on to the preserved castle Veliki Tabor. Hear one of the most beautiful Croatian love stories, the legend of Veronika. After a lunch break with traditional Zagorje food, continue to Krapina city to see the Evolution Museum and Neanderthal findings. Discover history from the Big Bang to the construction of the museum. Finally, visit the fairytale Trakošćan castle. Discover this recently restored medieval fortress, with original furniture and fit...

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We had a fantastic day, Greg was very informative and entertaining