Full day tour by minivan with maximum 8 seats and driver.
Meeting point: Trieste. During this tour, a journalist who loves these areas will escort you. She was born in Rovinj while she now lives and works in Trieste as a correspondent of the newspaper “La Voce del Popolo” (Fiume). She’s curated Itinerari TV shows for TV Koper and published many books about Istria and its development through the restoration of traditions, local products and a new reality. Departure to Brijuni and guided tour of this beautiful archipelago of 14 islands, all flat and emerald green which was declared National Park in 1983. Here the climate is mild, even in winter and this has favored the presence of more than a thousand species of plants – many endemic and other imported. The largest island, Brioni Grande, is a garden and an archaeological park. Besides the typical Mediterranean species represented by oaks, hollies, olive, pine, myrtle; there are also the cedars of Lebanon, agaves, palms, bamboo, pines and eucalyptus trees. The oldest tree is an olive tree planted at the end of the fourth century. For many decades it used to be one of the residences of the Yugoslav President Tito.
Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon tou will reach Pola, an important port centre and charming village. This was the centre of a vast area, the Agro Polese, where a single language was spoken and there were well-established factories and constructions of men related to the Roman Empire. Yet according to the legend, the city was founded by the Argonauts arrived from Colchis as fugitives. It is known that the area was inhabited since the Palaeolithic period. The city centre rises up on the site of an ancient Illyrian fortified borough from the Iron Age. With your expert guide you will discover the most interesting things to see.
Dinner and return to Trieste.
Price per person from € 255 with 7 participants. Possibility to organize with fewer participants on request.
The price includes: transfer, guided tour, park entrance, lunch and dinner, insurance.