The heavenly heart of the Mediterranean.
Rovinj's special romantic charm enchants travellers.
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The star attraction of Croatia's region of Istria, Rovinj is where Croatia meets Italy. It has delicious cuisine, beautiful architecture and more. It is the perfect destination for a Croatian holiday. The Italian influence on Rovinj is hard to miss. Throughout the city you will find signs in both Croatian and Italian. Rovinj also goes by its Italian name, Rovigno. Part of the Republic of Venice for over 500 years, Rovinj's historic center is modeled on Venice. It even has a Venetian bell tower rising above it all. A maze of narrow cobblestone streets leads you to a picturesque harbor ringed by pastel houses. Rovinj has always been known as a city of fishermen and it still is an active fishing port. The surroundings of Rovinj are also spectacular. You'll find incredible nature, with plush green parks ideal for walking or biking. You can also explore an archipelago of 13 islands that's easy to get to from the center of Rovinj. When you are visiting Rovinj you'll see there's something for everyone. Enjoy your holiday sailing, swimming, relaxing on the beach or hiking on the islands.
Rovinj is the ideal base for exploring the rest of the Croatian peninsula. The Italian atmosphere extends to other parts of the Istrian region. It boasts rolling hills covered by vineyards and olive groves. The nearby towns are famous too. Pula has an ancient arena. Porec has the amazing Euphrasius Basilica. Hilltop Motovun is the center of Istria's truffle hunting area. All are easy day trips from Rovinj, allowing visitors to capture the best of the region of Istria. Food and art lovers won't feel disappointed either. Rovinj's restaurants serve up cuisine capturing the best flavors of the area. Meanwhile, you can see local artists' work in many of Rovinj's galleries.
Average guest ratings of our Rovinj vacation packages: (4.9/5 based on 25 reviews)
"I already raved to so many friends, because quite simply it was the BEST, to venture into a part of the world quite foreign to each of us was made a wondrous adventure, we were in capable hands with everyone we encountered."
Lynn, Deb, Nancy & Cindi
"Jayway provided our family, on its first trip to Croatia, with all the necessary information and recommendations to make the experience one of the favorite stand-outs in our traveling jaunts. All in all, we had a wonderful vacation, and will recommend Jayway to any and all friends who plan to see Croatia."
Lysbeth, Lindy, Michael & Mike
Where to stay in Rovinj
This pretty old seaside town is full of hotels, B&Bs and apartments for but on our several visits we have honed our selection to give you the pick of the very best. Stay in a cozy hotel or B&B in the center or maybe an apartment with a sea-view from the balcony. If you prefer more of a five star feel then either of the high-design hotels set just away from the Zlatni Rt (Golden Cape) National Park. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Things to do in Rovinj
Rovinj is an ideal base to strike out from and explore Istria, with Pula and its Roman amphitheatre to the south on the coast or Motovun and Groznjan, two medieval hilltop towns, rather feeding the "Istria is Croatia's Tuscany" concept. You could do this on your own by rental car or take a private tour of Istria. Istria is known as the epicenter of truffles in Croatia and foodies shouldn't miss this chance to go on a hunt for these culinary gems. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
AntoniaAdriatic Destination Manager
What I love about Rovinj...
“Rovinj is one of the most romantic and charming places in Croatia! It is kind of artistic and unique. Rovinj is a city of colors and once there it will be clear to you why. It is hard to resist the charm of the old town of Rovinj and its cobbled small streets. Walking around the center and seeing all the small shops with handmade products and local artists creating their art in front of you is something special!”
Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Rovinj
Spend some time in Rovinj on a tour that takes in other cities in Croatia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Rovinj and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
Get a real flavor of Croatia on this 11 day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik seeing all of the country's highlights and tasting the very best of its regional cuisines. You'll visit Rovinj, Plitvice, Split and Hvar along the way, giving a real mix of scenery and sights. read full itinerary
Croatia's got some amazing food and wine and this 12 day tour will introduce you to the very best of it all. From Dubrovnik to Zagreb you'll taste things you'll be reminiscing about for years to come. read full itinerary
Tours of Croatia and neighboring countries
2 weeks gives you enough time to travel the length of Croatia as well as see some of Slovenia. Start with the compact Slovenian capital Ljubljana and day trip to Bled. Continue on to Rovinj, a walled city on the coast of Istria, "Croatia's Tuscany". From there you go inland to Plitvice to explore the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then it's back to the coast, with a night in cosy Trogir, near Split. After a visit to Diocletian's Palace which encloses Old Split it's time for a ferry ride to relax on sunny Hvar Island. We've saved the best for last with Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic your final destination. read full itinerary
Experience the very best of the Adriatic coast, from its Pearl, to its Queen. Starting in Dubrovnik over 2 weeks, you'll have some island time on Hvar and go Roman in Split – and that's just the first week! Next see the spectacular Plitvice Lakes before spending a few days in old-Venetian coastal town of Rovinj. Then finish up in La Serenissima itself, Venice! read full itinerary
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