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NP Brijuni & gourmet experience of Istrian cuisine - day trip

Brijuni Islands are a unique combination of natural assets and cultural- historic heritage.

Brijuni Islands are an archipelago consisting of two large and twelve smaller islands near Pula. The Islands used to be former president Tito’s residence and were closed to the public until the 1980s. After his death Brijuni was declared a National park in 1983 and opened to the public. Nowadays, part of the main island Veli Brijun is still closed to the public as it remains the residential area of the President of Croatia. The fact that it was visited by the elite Austrian, Hungarian and German aristocracy when Istria was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire attests to its beauty and charm.

The rich Mediterranean flora and fauna will fascinate you in the NP Brijuni.You will enjoy a walk through a Mediterranean forest and macchia, landscape parks, meadows and a Mediterranean garden.

This specific and unique area offers visitors the opportunity of encountering deer, squirrels, rabbits or representatives of Brijuni´s rich ornithofauna in just one short walk. In addition, there are also exotic species that bear witness to the interesting history of Brijuni.

The rich cultural and historical heritage of Brijuni also tells us about the history of the island. Over four millennia elapsed from the establishment of the first prehistoric settlement to the creation of a fashionable summer and health resort at the beginning of the twentieth century and the presidential residence.

We have given you enough reasons to visit this amazing National Park!



  • You will enjoy a guided tour of the Brijuni National Park lasting approximately 4 hours, which includes a tour of the islands on a tourist train
  • Istrian brunch in Fažana, a small fishing village opposite Brijuni
  • Dinner in a traditional Istrian tavern in the interior of Istria

Tour duration: a day trip 

Number of persons and price*: 

– Large group (30 passengers); Price per person on request

– Small group (7 passengers); Price per person on request

*In case of a smaller number of passengers, the agency has the right to change the price or cancel the trip.
*HEDONIA EXPERIENCE Ltd. isn't in the VAT system, VAT is calculated based on Art. 90 paragraph 1 and paragraph 2
of the Law on VAT.


7:00 am – Departure from Zagreb from 


11:00 am – Expected arrival to Fažana, a small fishing village from which the boat departs for the Brijuni National Park


11:30 am – Istrian brunch at a fishing tavern


1:30 pm – We depart by boat from the port of Fažana to the central port of Veliki Brijuni

Upon arrival by boat to the port of Veliki Brijun, your guide will arrange the departure of the tourist train. The island sightseeing program is planned as a pleasant one-hour ride along the coast and all the way to the north of the island where the Safari Park is located. On the way, you will have the opportunity to see golf courses, a Venetian citadel and old farm buildings built in the early 20th century at the time of the Austrian Kupelwieser family.


Before coming to the Safari Park, you can see the second largest island – Mali Brijun, north of Veliki Brijun. Mali Brijun is home to one of the largest Austro-Hungarian fortifications in the Mediterranean – the Brioni Minor Fort, which was built from 1895 to 1900 and has five floors. This large fortress has been used in the summer for various cultural purposes since the beginning of the 21st century.


During the pause at the Safari Park, you will have plenty of time to approach the animals and take a break at the café Sony i Lanka.


The panoramic ride continues on the western side of the island. There are 2 Brijuni islands on the horizon, Vrsar and the famous Vanga island.

Before the next stop you will visit the Byzantine castrum as the richest archaeological site according to its strata in Brijuni and the remains of a Roman villa in Verige Bay dating back to the 1st century. During the break, you can visit café Školjka or buy a souvenir to take home as a memory of beautiful Brijuni.


What follows after the break is a visit to ta natural science collection, photo exhibitions “Tito on Brijuni” and “From the memory of an old Austrian”,  15th century church of  St. Germaine with an exhibition of murals and Istrian and Kvarner Glagolitic writings as well as a walk through the Mediterranean garden with a visit to a 1600 year-old olive tree  – which slowly ends this excursion across Veliki Brijun.


5:30 pm – Departure for a rural estate in the interior of Istria where a real gourmet experience of Istria awaits you …….


8:00 pm – Departure for Zagreb. Expected arrival to Zagreb around 00:00.



  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation from the meeting point to locations visited on the tour 
  • Ticket to NP Briuni with English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Istrian brunch at a fishing tavern with a glass of wine 
  • Istrian three course domestic dinner with a glass of wine


Not included in price

  • Gratuities
  • Personal souvenirs
  • Food and drinks not listed above


Prepare for the activity

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Comfortable walking shoes are  recommended

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