Rovinj – the pearl of the Adriatic and hill – top towns of Istria tour

Private tour: 8 hours

Departure From Ljubljana (Slo)

The price is based on the number of people in your group.

290€ / person
Rovinj – the pearl of the Adriatic and hill – top towns of Istria tour


Embark on a captivating journey exploring the charming town of Rovinj, often called “The Pearl of the Adriatic” for its picturesque beauty. Stroll through the enchanting streets of this Mediterranean fishing port, discovering its romantic atmosphere, rich art scene, and coastal allure. Afterward, venture into the heart of Istria, visiting the hilltop town of Grožnjan, known as the “town of artists.” Admire the breathtaking views and explore its medieval charm, filled with art galleries and shops offering Istrian culinary delights like truffles, fuži pasta, olive oil, and wine. This unique experience will enrich your day before returning to your Ljubljana hotel.

Departure: by agreement from your accommodation throughout the year.

  • 9am Pick up from your accommodation in Ljubljana
  • 10am Grožnjan arrival and visit
  • 11am Grožnjan departure
  • 11.30am Završje Ghost-town visit
  • 12pm Scenic drive through Istrian countryside
  • 1pm Arrival Rovinj and visit, free time for lunch
  • 3.30pm Departure Rovinj
  • 5.30pm Arrival back to your accommodation in Ljubljana
Rovinj – the pearl of the Adriatic and hill – top towns of Istria tour - day 1 - ROVINJ-THE PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC AND HILL-TOP TOWNS OF ISTRIA TOUR
  • Roundtrip transportation in a modern luxury mini-van with extra leg room
  • Walking tour of Rovinj old town
  • Istria region scenic drive
  • Experienced licensed English speaking guide/driver on the tour
  • Visit of Hill-top towns Grožnjan and Završje


Rovinj – the pearl of the Adriatic and hill – top towns of Istria tour - April 2019

Excellent private tour

My parents and I did the day trip to Rovinj, Croatia from Trieste, Italy. Stefan, our guide, picked us up by van directly from our Airbnb in Trieste. The tour included much more than just Rovinj. He showed us a few other little gems like a hill top ghost town and an artists’ village. Since the tour was private, the itinerary was flexible and Stefan tailored it to our interests. If it weren’t for this tour, we probably never would have known about those secluded but beautiful villages! On top of being a kind and friendly person, Stefan also provided so much knowledge about the region. We loved our tour and it will be a wonderful memory for years to come.

Daria B, USA

Daria B, USA

Rovinj – the pearl of the Adriatic and hill – top towns of Istria tour - October 2018

thanks you so much...Kernel or trip and show us through rovinj, good lunch @ groznjan n of course wat can i say any piran.....beautiful end the day...u tske care ..till next time bro :).. Mark, Singapure

Mark, Singapure

Rovinj – the pearl of the Adriatic and hill – top towns of Istria tour - July 2016

Don't let the name fool you--great tour of Croatia!” Andrej was recommended to us by the Savoy hotel in Trieste. We couldn't be happier with our day long tour into Croatia (Rovinj & Groznjan) and a quick trip into Koper, Slovenia. Andrej is incredibly knowledgeable about so many topics--political, cultural, economic, wine & food. We had a FULL day with him and enjoyed every minute. He helped us taste and find some great wines and food and took us to an amazing restaurant in Rovinj where we had the best food we've had on our trip (including Italy). He customized the time he spent with us and made sure we were happy and engaged the whole time. I will be contacting him to prepare a custom itinerary for Croatia very soon. Book quickly, though--he fills up fast!!

Karen Faustin,Tx,USA

Krk island tour - July 2017

“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!

Josephine, California, USA

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