Day Tour

Shore Excursion: Under the Ancient Sun (8 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Rovinj, Croatia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Shore Excursion: Under the Ancient Sun (8 Hours )

Rovinj, Croatia

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

Meet your guide and driver in the port for a private full day tour of Istria peninsula.

First you will visit Bale – a hidden pearl of Istria inland. A town of exquisite beauty, it was rather forgotten in the past and thus it avoided the abrupt tourist development that destroyed so many cities. A magical town is all made in stone and once allegedly attracted the great lover Casanova in the 18th century. The agricultural land around the town of Bale, called “stancije”, is known for the good quality olive oil and wine.

Then you will continue towards the small town of Fazana where you will embark a small public boat to the national park of Brijuni islands - known as the pieces of heaven. A stunning archipelago of green islands sinks into the turquoise-blue sea in front of your eyes in the unique harmony of intact nature and cultural heritage. Brijuni were also known as the exclusive beach resort for the aristocrats and the personal summer residence of the Yugoslav president Tito. You will enjoy safari tour of and visit some of the numerous archaeological and historical sites. After taking the boat to the mainland, you will continue with your guide and driver towards Pula, a beautiful 3000 year old Roman town.

Pula is the largest town on the Istrian peninsula and offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. The rich itinerary, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheatre, popularly called the Arena of Pula. Built in the 1st century AD, at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome, it was once the site of gladiator fights. In the Middle Ages it was the site of knights tournaments and fairs and today it is the venue for summer performances. While strolling through Pula you will come across numerous monuments of Roman architecture such as the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi from the 1st century B.C., the Temple of Augustus and Small Roman Theatre in the town centre. Later this afternoon your guide and driver will take you back to the port of Rovinj.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Outstanding!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Wonderful

By: Italy 2017


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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Croatia

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Excellent! the boat and skipper were perfect and the hotels were wonderful. Our two drivers were punctual and courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Wonderful Tour Guide in Split

By: Lisa S


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

We recently ended a boat charter in Split and were greeted in port by such a wonderful guide and driver who whisked us away for an excellent tour of Diocletian's Palace. Our guide was not only extremely knowledgeable, but she was a joy to be with. She spoke perfect English and was able to maneuver around the large groups so that we never felt crowded or overwhelmed while touring the palace. She recommended a wonderful place for lunch after our tour which we enjoyed immensely.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer

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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The service was very good at the home we stayed at
Travel Advisor:  Shari Minsky

50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP

By: SHELLY


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2018

THE GUIDE WAS ON TIME AND SPOKE ENGLISH VERY WELL. OUR GUIDED TOUR WAS EXCELLENT.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Croatia

By: Jud


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

Martina was awesome to work with. Each tour guide and drivers were very friendly and informative. Was the best trip I’ve been on.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman