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Named the European Capital of Culture for 2020, Rijeka is Croatia’s third largest city and principal seaport.
Situated in the northern Adriatic Sea, it boasts a blend of remarkable coastline, quaint architecture, and intriguing historical sites.
Rijeka is ideally located with convenient access to Croatia’s islands and inland attractions.
The Rječina River is lined with an extensive promenade along which one can marvel at Habsburg-era buildings with charming architecture, significant religious establishments, and historical structures.
The 13th century hilltop Trsat Castle is the perfect spot from which to catch the best views over Rijeka and the Kvarner Gulf.
The city is also home to a remarkable number of music and cultural festivals from jazz live performances to literary festivals, indoor and outdoor art exhibitions, rock and classical music concerts, and an opera and theatre programme at the city’s Italian-style Croatian National Theatre.
Enjoy dining along cobblestone street cafes, sink your toes into Mediterranean beach sands, soak in the history and cultural flair, and marvel at picturesque views.
Rijeka offers a picture perfect Mediterranean short city break.
3 nights/4 days
Welcome to Croatia. Our driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish exploring the cobblestone streets, cafes, and shops.
Attend a production at the Croatia National Theatre as an optional addition to your evening.
Overnight in Rijeka.
Today you will take a guided walking tour to delve into the culture and history of Rijeka.
Visit the Trsat Castle with panoramic views of the city and the Kvarner Gulf. Just a few minutes’ walk from there you will see the expansive gardens surrounding Trsat’s Franciscan monastery.
Your city tour will also take you to the popular clock tower and Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Enjoy an authentic dinner, regional wine, and music against the backdrop of city lights and river waters.
Overnight in Rijeka.
Today your tour guide will show you around the beautiful parks, gardens and buildings of Opatija.
After breakfast, your guide will collect you from your hotel and you will take a short drive to the nearby coastal town.
Walk along the Lungomare Promenade and Croatia’s own version of the “Walk of Fame,” with notable names marked in stars on the pavement.
Explore historical sites dating back to the 15th century and get your picture alongside the “Girl with a Seagull” statue.
Overnight at the hotel in Rijeka.
You will have the morning free to do some last-minute shopping, or to have a final wander around the town, before your transfer for your onward journey home.
Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.
Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.
Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.
In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.
In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.
If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.
Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.
If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.
These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.
The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).
Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.
Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.
Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.
Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.
Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.
Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.
All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.
A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.
Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.
We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.
You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.
Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.
We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.
Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).
The pack will normally be sent to your home address.
Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).
Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.
Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.
This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.
The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.
The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.
The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.
Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.
If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.
For more information, please see our Useful Links.
We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.