Day tour from Rovinj to Pula
Private half-day tour from Rovinj to Pula
Admire the 1st century AD Roman amphitheatre at Pula, the 6th largest in the world
Private half-day tour from Rovinj to Pula to admire the well-preserved Roman ruins including the Arena, and a walking tour of the historic centre with local guide.
Private day trip from Rovinj to the Roman Amphitheatre at Pula
Meet your driver at your hotel or cruise ship in Rovinj and head south to Istria’s largest town, Pula. The most famous sight in Pula is the well-preserved Arena, the 1st century Roman amphitheatre that seated 22,000 spectators at gladiatorial combats or Christians being thrown to the lions. Meet a local tour guide in Pula and see several other remarkable Roman ruins on your walking tour, such as the Temple of Augustus at the Forum, which now houses Roman statues, and the Sergius Triumphal Arch which was built by a grieving mother for three soldier sons who died at the Battle of Actium. There are several medieval churches and parts of the old city walls to be seen, and some imposing 19th century villas built when this was part of Austria. Nowadays Pula is a busy, modern commercial centre independent of tourism, but the layers of its history are not far from the surface. James Joyce wrote some of ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ here, and its film festival has hosted Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Orson Wells. Savour the glamour and history of Pula before returning to Rovinj.
- Local English-speaking guide in Pula
- Private vehicle and driver
- Entrance fees as mentioned above
- Hotel or cruise ship pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, entrance fees not mentioned above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities to driver, guide