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Fascinating excursions at our Croatia holiday hotels

It is time to plan your holiday intensively and we are, as always, ready to help you find the perfect solution, and a vacation experience. In addition to Croatia holiday hotel accommodation, Arenaturist offers a wide variety of additional services.

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Features of our Tours

Gastro tours

Istrian Gastro Tour
This excursion to Motovun and Graćišće is intended for gourmets, or simply for those who can enjoy the gastronomy of superior quality, well rounded by beautiful Istrian landscape. In a typical Istrian tavern, you will taste the delicacies of Istrian cuisine: Istrian prosciutto, goat cheese, olives, truffles, Istrian minestrone, traditional cake, homemade bread and wine.

Colours and tastes of Istria
The abundant greenery takes us back to nature and traditional cooking while the vast blue awakens our hidden senses. Istria is blessed with all the riches throughout the year: there is the labyrinth of wine roads, olive oil roads, lavender, wild asparagus, mushrooms, homemade cheese, magnificent truffles with game and crab, lobsters, fish and first class mussels. 

Different combinations of excursions and tasting:
Vodnjan - sightseeing tour, wine & ham tasting ("Istarski gušti",Vodnjan) 
Pula - sightseeing tour, cheese & wine tasting ("Vesna" - Loborika) 
Bale - sightseeing tour, olive oil tasting, visit to the local oil mill

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Aquaparks

This interesting aquatic world stretches over 81.000 m2, it is only five kilometres away from the coast and has a great geostrategic location at the exit of the Istrian Ypsilon highway (exit Nova Vas), between Novigrad and Brtonigla.

Plenty of excitement for both young and old on more than 5.000 m2 of water surfaces Istralandia offers plenty of emotions and excitement with guaranteed high doses of adrenaline on 20 different slides with more than 1.2 kilometres of pipes ranging from high and steep for the bolder ones, through slides with dinghies to the state-of-the-art tubular slides with different angles of inclination. There is also the biggest swimming pool with artificial waves in this part of Europe, where you can swim, and simply enjoy the waves. Adults will be thrilled by a hydromassage pool on two levels with waterfalls and benches and beds for relaxation. For the youngest there is a shallow pool with a water castle, open and closed slides, water effects and sprinklers as well as water play areas. This summer brings more surprises and we have for you three more slides: Space Rocket, Bunga Hole,Sea Hole.

The best new park in Europe in 2014
Aquapark Istralandia won a special award for the entrepreneurial project of the year in the category of new parks in Europe at the 13th Best Amusement Parks Award Ceremony, which took place in Rome on 25 October 2014. The Parksmania award is a prestigious recognition awarded by the Parksmania.it magazine to the best amusement parks in Italy and Europe

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Excursions by boat

Brijuni
Islands famous for their sights – olive tree dating from the 14th century, an alley from 1905, Safari park, Byzantium Castrum inhabited from 2nd century BC, Collection “Tito at Brijuni”, and Archaeological museum and many other sights of interest.

Fish picnic Kamenjak
The excursion starts with a panoramic boat ride through the Medulin bay all the way down to the most southern point of Istria – Cape Kamenjak. Arrival to the Grotta Golumbera, where you can take a swim in the sea if you like. The tour guide will lead the group into the cave. After swimming and sightseeing the cave, the excursion continues to the Porer lighthouse and island Ceja.

Relax excursion with boat "Ulika" 
Agency 'Alfio' - wooden boat 'Ulika', pax 60. Itinerary: around Brijuni islands & Barbariga. Animation and live music, lunch included.

Summer excursions by Luka
Attila taxi boat, pax 12. Itinerary: Galebove stijene (Valovine), 30m deep cave Grotta dei Colombi,St.Jerolim, professional guide included in the price.

Taxi boat & fishing
Taxi boat offers rent a boat service of boats for maximum of 12 persons and it leaves from port Pula. You can spend time in panoramic boat rides, swimming, sunbathing or fishing from a moored boat with all the necessary equipment and fishing baits.

Rovinj + Lim bay
Rovinj will fascinate its visitors with a hundredyear-old history, beautiful old town centre and lush Mediterranean vegetation, tour of Lim bay, a protected region, unique for its rich vegetation and animal life. There is also a possibility to sightsee Vrsar, Crveni otok (the red island) or the island of Sveta Katarina (St. Katarina). Lunch on the boat is included.

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Tours

Pula
Sightseeing of the town of Pula with a professional guide lasting for 1 – 2 hours. The town is most renowned for its preserved ancient Roman structures and the famous amphitheatre dating from 1st century AD. This one is the sixth in size in the world. The next sight not to miss is the triumphal arch the Arch of the Sergii and the Temple of Augustus from the 1st century AD, built by the Roman emperor August... Zerostrasse - near the Twin Gates an unique underground passage built during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Church Sacred Hearts (Sveta srca) – the unique museum/gallery area, for staging exhibitions, concerts, etc.

Plitvice lakes
A trip to a wonderful oasis, one of the most captivating natural phenomena in the world, located in the wooded and mountainous egion of Croatia. Plitvice lakes consist of 16 lakes which are connected to each other with numerous waterfalls, which are fed with water from nearby rivers and lakes. Tour of Plitvice lakes lasts for 3 hours and consists of rides on panoramic train and electric boat and tour on foot.

Venice
An excursion that is truly breathtaking is a visit to the town of interesting and rich past with the Bridge of Sights, the Doge’s Palace and, of course, the gondolas, something that is truly worth seeing.

Postojna cave
After a pleasant ride, we arrive to a small town Postojna, where we you can see one of the most famous and beautiful caves in Europe. The cave is 22 km long; electric train will lead you through one part of it, and then you have a 2 km long walk through the most beautiful section of the cave.

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Aquarium facilities

  • Fortress with preserved rooms, tunnels, and trench
  • Plant and animal life of the Adriatic
  • Protected and endemic sea organisms
  • Poisonous sea organisms
  • Tropical saltwater and freshwater fish
  • Fish from European rivers and lakes
  • Shelter for red-eared slider turtles
  • Marine turtle rescue centre
  • „The sea microcosmos“ exhibition
  • The exhibition of photographs with fortesses from Pula
  • The exhibition of works from the International fortification architecture workshops
  • Projection of short educational movie“Posedonia oceanica“ ; marine theater
  • Sea chemistry and biology practicums
  • Exhibition "Evolution"
  • Roof: Belvedere

For more information visit the Aquarium website

Contacts

Phone : +385/52/381 402
E-mail: infos@aquarium.hr
Opening hours: each day from 8:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.

Aquarium

Fort Verudela is a part of the Austro-Hungarian defence system of the town Pula, which represents the culmination of European fortification architecture of 19th century.

Verudela is a coastal fortress, and it is one of 55 defensive structures, which were used to defend Pula against enemies from the sea. It is situated at an altitude of 31 meters and was built and furnished from 1881 to 1886 using a traditional technique with stone blocks. The arches are built from brick and reinforced concrete, and the trench was hollowed out of solid rock. At the same time the battery San Giovanni was built nearby, with which the fortress Verudela made a unique defensive compound.

In April of 2002. fort Verudela was named a cultural asset by the Expert Committee, while in December 2008. by the Law on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Property, Fort Verudela entered in the register of protected cultural monuments of Croatia.

Transforming the fortress into the aquarium has been in progress since 2002. The installation has been set in about 60 pools on the ground floor, the trench, and the first floor of the fortress.

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Contacts

Phone : +385 52 529 482
E-mail: atservices@arenaturist.hr
Opening hours: From 9:00 - 13:00 I 18:00 - 21:00

Adventure

Istra Adventure Team Barban
Quad safari tour starts on the off-road training ground “Bundanovac” (Barban). The adventure itself includes a quad ride along the forest paths of Barbanština, Puntera and Raša bay.
Jeep safari tour includes a jeep ride along forest paths of the Blaz bay. The ride includes sightseeing of the abandoned mills, the viewpoint Sv. Nikola (Rakalj) which offers panoramic views of the Kvarner Gulf and ends on the off-road training ground.

Fort Štinjan - tour in military truck by IstrAction
Take a guided tour and experience the part of Pula’s fortification turbulent history, the biggest and the strongest in Mediterranean in it’s time, accompanied by an expert guide and driving in an original military truck. The tour includes: visit to Grosso, Valmaggiore, Zonchi and Punta Cristo fortress in a military truck, a walk part through pine-tree wood, a military mealserved in the fortress.
Duration time: approximately 3.5 hours.

Panoramic flights
Experience the magic of Pula and Medulin from air:
Pula, lasting 15 minutes
Pula – Brijuni National Park lasting 30 minutes
Premantura – Pula – Brijuni National Park – Rovinj lasting 45 minutes
Panoramic flight lasting 1 hour – as per request

Skydiving
Tandem parachute - 50 seconds of unforgettable free fall! There is no need of previous experience in paragliding; our instructors will take care of everything: preparation, equipment and assisting you in every moment. By choosing a tandem jump, you’ll be attached to one of our experts the whole time who will guide you through the whole experience. Get your adrenaline fix and experience an unforgettable free fall!

Ranch Barba Tone - swimming with the horses
Swimming at the mouth of the river Rasa is an unforgettable experience that will provide a new perspective and a view of the bay Blaz. Horses and riders will pave paths through the thicket of Mediterranean vegetation leading to the summit of the trip - swimming together in the sea. Full day tour ends with a lunch and socializing while riding back to the ranch!

Kart racing Green Garden
Welcome to the world of sports and fun. Kart racing at the only homologated track in Croatia. Track is 1 km long, 7-8 m wide. Children at age of 5 can ride on the track alone. Category : 270 / 340 / 390 cm3 or two-seater.

Cave Feštinsko Kraljevstvo
In the heart of Istria, near the village of Feština not far from Žmilj, there is a cave of exceptional beauty, Feštini Kingdom. Safe walkways are arranged inside the cave, making it accessible to every visitor and child. The cave overwhelms with its beauty of various dripstone formations, especially The Magician´s Hat, The Tower of Babylon, and the huge Bat´s Wing.

Cave / Grotta Baredine
Meet the mysterious game of nature that was formed over millenia, far from daylight and the human eye. An interesting detail of this adventurous trip is also the encounter with the underground world of animals at depth of 66 meters descending to underground lakes, through 5 chambers, 5 galleries...
Extra: Collection of old tractors and agricultural machines & Istrian trilogy – a tale of bread, oil and wine.

Speleo climbing
Training ground for speleo climbing where you can give a try at the rope climbing and rope descending technique (speleo climbing), or you can simply meet the unspoilt underworld by visiting the nearby cave (speleo adventure).

Dino Park Funtana
The Park stretches over 40.000 square meters, and it’s possible to see 15 dinosaurs in natural sizes which make noises, close their eyelids, breathe, open their mouths, move their legs, tails and heads.

Diving center Shark
Diving centre SHARK with numerous interesting diving positions such as wrecks, rocks, tunnels and walls, offers full day diving trips and expeditions with boats and experienced diving guides. You can rent full diving equipment for recreational and technical diving, purchase a new one or service your own. They are registered in PADI 5 * IDC (Instructor Development Center) and MARES diving center.