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Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks

1. Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks

Embark at the port of Vrsar, and then head north along the water on this cruise. Watch as sunset breaks over the horizon and marvel in the magnificent skyline of Istria. Take in the breathtaking play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Travel to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and admire the impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. From the deck of your boat, relax and soak up the sun while sipping on a drink while enjoying the moment.

Rovinj: Full-Day Boat Trip to Venice 1-Way or Return

2. Rovinj: Full-Day Boat Trip to Venice 1-Way or Return

Depart Rovinj or Venice and take an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea. Explore the Venice and its 118 islands connected by 400 bridges and 150 channels that flow under them. Take a gondola ride across the lagoon, or stroll the narrow streets at leisure. Experience the famous cuisine of Italy at enchanting restaurants, or encounter old squares, beautiful palaces, art-filled churches and galleries that perfectly illustrate the romantic ambiance of the city. Arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes in advance so that boarding can proceed smoothly. Once each passenger has been confirmed and the information sent to the border police, relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants (own expense) as you set sail. Glide in or out of the lagoon of Venice and look at the architecture of the city built on water from the catamaran’s open deck. During the Venice introduction (on the boat ride towards Venice), you'll also be offered some optional products such as: gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch etc.

Rovinj Islands: 4-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

3. Rovinj Islands: 4-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

Enjoy an active and adventurous day on the Croatian Coast on a 3-hour guided kayak tour that combines swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the beach.  Begin your sea excursion by learning the basics of paddling, steering, and controlling the kayak from your expert guide. Set out into the ocean to see the five beautiful islands in the surrounding area. Make 2 stops where you will get ample time for exploring, snorkeling, and to picnic. Discover Red island and take in its pristine natural surroundings. Explore the island, snorkeling into the blue waters, or simply relax on the beach.

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

4. From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe, bar, or restaurant.  Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj, Pula, and Umag in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Venice experience. On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides. Upon arrival in Venice at San Basilio, make your way through passport control. Then, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Hear special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun. Gather at Saint Marcus Square for your free guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares). Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free. Later, head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos en route. Embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran, and sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice.

From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, & Vrsar Boat Trip with Lunch

5. From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, & Vrsar Boat Trip with Lunch

On this tour, you will have a chance to explore Croatia’s stunning west coast and charming villages. From the narrow alleyways and romantic streets of Rovinj to the natural beauty of the Lim Fjord where you will enjoy lunch served onboard the boat. After meeting your guide in Poreč, your day starts with a 1-hour trip to Rovinj. You will have 2-hours to explore here before boarding a traditional wooden boat to discover the Lim Fjord.  As you sail up the Fjord, enjoy breathtaking views while you tuck into a grilled fish, meat, or vegetarian lunch served onboard. Enjoy a glass of wine while your captain takes you to a pirate cave for a photo stop. Further up the Fjord, you will arrive at Vrsar village for your final stop of the day. Relax on the beach, have a swim in the sea, or explore the charming town before returning to Poreč at around 4:30 pm.

Poreč: Day Trip to Rovinj, Vrsar & Lim Fjord

6. Poreč: Day Trip to Rovinj, Vrsar & Lim Fjord

Start your day at the harbor of Poreč. While leaving the city, enjoy the panorama of the Poreč lagoon, the small fishing village of Funtana, Vrsar, and one of the largest nudist camps in Europe, Koversada. At your first stop, explore the city of Rovinj. See the old fishermen, their fishing nets, and boats. Next, visit Lim Fjord, a nature park and a rich habitat of many Mediterranean plants and animals. See the Pirate cave, fish and shell farms, and the beautiful vegetation that comes down to the sea surface on both sides of the bay. Enjoy lunch on board and continue sailing to Vrsar for your second stop.

From Poreč: Boat Day Trip to Rovinj with Fish Lunch

7. From Poreč: Boat Day Trip to Rovinj with Fish Lunch

Explore the Istrian coast on this roundtrip cruise from Poreč to the town of Rovinj. Spend some free time wandering through the cobbled streets of Rovinj. Savor a delectable fish lunch onboard. Make a stop to explore Vrsar or to swim at Limski Kanal. Meet at the main port in Poreč and check in before departing on the spacious boat. Capture pictures of the west coast of Istria as you sail along. Stop in Rovinj and have some free time to explore the Old Town and make your way to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia or visit one of the pebble beaches. Head back to the boat for a fresh fish lunch and an aperitif. Depending on if the season is right for swimming, continue to Limski Kanal or Vrsar. At Limski Kanal, dive into the clear water and explore the pirate cave. In Vrsar, explore the bell tower and parish church in the historical center. Enjoy panoramic views of Vrsar from the boat before returning to the starting point in the port of Poreč.

Rovinj: Guided Walking Tour

8. Rovinj: Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide just outside the local farmers' market located in the lower town. Your guides will be a local person who was born in the city. Throughout the tour, they will present Rovinj in an authentic way and will be happy to answer all of your questions. Arrive at Valdibora Square, the first area people see when approaching Rovinj from the North. Find out exactly where the channel and respective bridge used to be. Discover how the channel was landfilled 1000 years ago, making Rovinj an island. Then, walk along Carera Street and get an idea of the wealth accumulated through trade in olive oil, fish, and wine in the 18th century. Stop at the waterfront, a must-see destination and the perfect spot for an Aperol Spritz. Navigate through the maze of cobbled streets towards the old Jewish Ghetto and stables area. Follow the ancient city walls to the top of the hill where the magnificent Saint Euphemia church watches over the city. End the tour here, the prime location to watch the best sunset in the Adriatic. By the end of the tour, know where locals buy their fruits and vegetables, where the best coffee is made, and where to find sublime cakes and gelato which will leave you breathless. Gain a local point of view on many topics - something that you won't be able to find in any guidebook.

From Vrsar: Swimming at Pirate Cave and Rovinj Visit

9. From Vrsar: Swimming at Pirate Cave and Rovinj Visit

Ride the Adriatic along the Croatian coast and make stops along the way. Find yourself at Lim Bay's Pirate Cave and discover the peninsula of Rovinj. Take time to explore the town and stroll the city's narrow streets. Spend some time on a boat tour, and explore Istria. Discover the magnificent Croatian coast and get picked up in Vrsar. Ride the waves for 30 minutes and make your first stop at Lim Bay's Pirate Cave. Learn about the place that is believed to have been the home to Henry Morgan, a pirate who hid himself and his loot from the Englishmen. Next, learn about the peninsula that used to be an island. It is surrounded by 22 other islands and can pride itself on beautiful nature and many cultural sights worth visiting. As one of the most beautiful towns in Istria, take 2 hours to admire the local allies and visit some of the many galleries and cafes. Stop at the market and try traditional and locally produced products such as cheese, olive oil, and honey. Travel back in time and explore 1,500 years of the city's history.

From Porec and Rovinj: Full-Day Plitvice Lakes Guided Trip

10. From Porec and Rovinj: Full-Day Plitvice Lakes Guided Trip

Join this incredible journey and discover beauties that will capture your heart. The vibrant blue pools, luscious green trees, and dribbling waterfalls of Plitvice lakes will make you wonder how there is so much beauty in the world. Expect nothing less than breathtaking views once you walk into this unspoilt oasis. Wander along the boardwalks and bridges or take a boat trip across Lake Kozjak, the biggest stretch of water in the area. On your way back, stop for a lunch break at the fairy-tale village of Rastoke. Once a rural settlement, the tiny village will amaze you with its stunning landscapes dotted with watermills, waterfalls and wooden houses.

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What people are saying about Rovinj

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,214 reviews

The English-speaking guide was especially nice. He spoke very interestingly and did not tire us too much with the facts. We took the full package and were very satisfied, because we got to see and experience a lot in a limited time.

If anyone is still wondering, I recommend it! The cruise itself is comfortable. The views of Venice unique and unforgettable. On the ship, brief information about Venice and the cruise itself in English and German. :)

excellent tour. easy to book, loads of space, stayed out longer cos we came across a fabulous pod of dolphins frolicking in the sea. Truly magical

excellent bike trip & wine tasting! Daniel was a great guide! Bikes were in great shape. We had a great time. Would recommend to all!

Die Tour hat Spaß gemacht. Auf den Inseln hatte man Zeit sich diese anzuschauen oder baden zu gehen.