Sightseeing in Istria

Enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the Mediterranean off the coasts of Istria, Croatia's most famous peninsula - the panorama from the mountains and the plains of Istria is just as impressive. Nature almost seems to have remained untouched there, yet the region is also full of traces of the past. Istria is also rich in traditions and gastronomic specialities. The Trieste Bus team would be delighted to organize your very own sightseeing bus excursion from Trieste to any place you want to visit in Istria. Here are some tourist attraction that are worth a sightseeing tour in Istria:

The main tourist attractions

  • Poreč: the Euphrasian basilica (Unesco World Heritage); the Bishop's Palace; the old Romanesque House (13th century); the Regional Parliament (13th century); the House of two Saints (14th to 15th centuries); the Pentagonal Tower (15th century); Baredine Cave.
  • Pula: the old town and its forum; the Arch of the Sergii; the market place; the amphitheater; a walk on the Verudela and on the beach promenade.
  • Novigrad: a typical small fishing town with beach promenade, Lapidarium Museum, the Gallery Galerion and the Gallery Rigo.
  • Buje: its wine route, its olive oil and its medieval fortress.
  • Vrsar: the palace (14th to 18th centuries), the sacred art collection in St. Foška Church, the romanesque Basilica of St. Mary of the Sea, the Dusan Dzamonja sculpture park and the abandoned Montraker quarry.
  • Rovinj: the Church of St. Euphemia, Balbi Arch (17th century), the baroque palace of Count Califfi, the Batana House ecomuseum, the Palud Nature Reserve and the bird park Palud.
  • Kanfanar: "Jakovlja", Dvigrad and the rests of the medieval city; the Limski Canal and Romuald's Cave.
  • Labin: the fortress, the panoramic viewpoint, the Round bastions (16th to 17th centuries); the Battiala-Lazzarini palace and Francovich palace; the parish church of St. Mary; the sacred art collection in the Alvona gallery.

Further interesting sights

Soardo-Bembo Palace in Bale, where one of the most important noble families of Venice used to live; Umag's wellness centre, very beautiful beach and luxurious hotels; the nature reserve Kap Kamenjak near Medulin; Brijuni Islands National Park; Dubrova Sculpture Park; the Istrian donkey farm in Raša; the Ethnographic Museum of Istria in Pazin; Buzet, the "city of truffles"; the nature reserve of the Lim Fjord; the parish church of St. Bernard and the Zgor Murve Gallery in Funtana.

How to reserve a sightseeing bus tour in Istria

Do you feel like visiting Istria? Feel free to send us an email at or to call us on +43 6991 952 49 44: we can plan and organize any kind of minibus or bus transfer starting from Trieste, from Istria or from anywhere in the surroundings - you can even ask us to organize your entire stay in Istria!