Discover a Port of Diversity and Croatian Monte Carlo
Tour of two most attractive towns in Kvarner Bay.
Rijeka's history is rich and powerful, intersecting between ancient history, industrial heritage and modern development. Because of that, Rijeka proudly stands as the European capital of culture in 2020.
Did you know that torpedo was invented in Rijeka? Or that Rijeka was one of the most important harbour for the Austrian - Hungarian Monarchy? How about the fact that Carpathia made her last stop in Rijeka before setting off to help sinking Titanic? Or maybe that Rijeka has 3rd biggest carnival in the world? This and much more will you discover on this tour with me.
What about Opatija - Old Austro - Hungarian Monarchy winter and health resort, today is one of the most elite destination in Croatia. Surrounded with villas, botanical gardens, mesmerizing views and 14 km long sea promenade, Opatija is called the Croatian Monte Carlo for a good reason.
Let me walk you through some incredible stories about my home town!
In case of cruise ship port this tour will start in Rijeka. Rijeka - main attractions will include a visit to Rijeka's old town and city center (the City Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral, World War II Tunnels, and City Market). After city center we will have a short drive up to Trsat hill and Trsat Castle, where we can enjoy a cup of coffee with, view of entire Kvarner Bay and share some interesting historical stories. Just like locals do :)
15 min drive from Trsat to Opatija.
In Opatija, we will have a walking tour (max 45 min) around Opatija's main attractions to explain why Opatija is called the cradle of Croatian tourism. This walking tour is really something special, including a easy going and relaxed walk on coastal promenade called Lungomare with breathtaking views of Adriatic sea and botanical gardens.
- this tour can be highly customized to match your requirements, meaning we can highlight those attractions that best suits your interests
- lunch can be included by request
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Traffic, time of the year or cruise ship regulations can affect on tour duration (make it shorter)
Transportation includes a private vehicle:
- a van Renault Traffic Passenger 2012 (up to 7 persons) Comfortable & A/C
- a personal vehicle Citroen C3 Aircross 2019 (up to 3 people) Comfortable & A/C
The price will be the same for both vehicle.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
55 EURO - 2-5 € for Drinks like coffee, tea, juices, Ice cream and etc.
20-50 € for meal per person (depend on menu).
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not permitted to guide in any other languages except English.
I am not permitted to give tours in any other county in Croatia, except Istra, Primorje&Gorski Kotar and Lika, but I can be a travel companion or a driver guide in restricted areas.