You'll cover Rijeka on foot with ease, so there's enough time to sit down in a pub, have a few beers and meet some interesting people

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City breaks trip

Rijeka City Break - Rock & Beer

Are you into spreading good vibes? Us, too! Get your gang together and come to Rijeka for a couple of days, we’ll take you on a laid-back city break, show you all the things a regular tourist wouldn’t find, and take you on the legendary pub crawl!

You’ll get to know this vivacious port town whose indigenous residents speak a weird mix of Italian and Croatian that no one else can understand. Delving into the secrets of the city is easy – your host knows where rockers hang out, where to find good music, which places have the best craft beer, and where to eat the tastiest food to your liking.

Although Rijeka is the third largest city in Croatia, you’ll be able to cover everything on foot without much hassle. Your hostel will be right at the heart of the city. And, if by any chance your crew is interested into visiting any of those “mainstream” landmarks, like the famous Vintage Computer Museum or the Astronomical Centre Rijeka, we’ll hook you up!

Trip highlights

  • Night tour of Rijeka's finest pubs, searching for the perfect beer for your taste
  • Rock clubbing, with a chance of seeing some of Rijeka's many rock bands
  • Casual wlking tour of Rijeka city centre
  • Visit to the Trsat castle and its guardian basilisks statues for a magnificent view of the area

Trip availableAny time of year
Duration3 days
Suitable for2-8 people
SupportPartially guided
Languagesendeit
Price per personfrom 105.00 €
Great for
  • Youth
  • Beer Enthusiasts
You’ll be accommodated in
  • Hostel in the City centre
Trip designed by Marija Mance

Experienced tour guide and a passionate explorer of hidden treasures of Croatia

Activities are taking place in Rijeka

There are several things not to miss when in Rijeka (eng. River) and your host will make sure to take you there or to explain how to get there yourselves. One of them is the semi ruined 13th century Trsat Castle that offers magnificent vistas from its bastions and ramparts, a perfect example of the city’s unusual, turbulent past – don’t worry, your host will tell you something about that, too.

You can also choose to visit one of the most praised Rijeka museums – the unique Peek & Poke Computer Museum, where you can see how much the computer world has changed over the last few decades. Perhaps you will be even more interested in the Childhood Museum, a unique institution with a seal of complete authenticity. All exhibits were donated by or borrowed from the real people, giving you an insight into their childhood, and some of the toys are so old that you have either completely forgotten about them or have never seen them.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Rijeka City Tour

There's no better way to get a feel for the soul of Rijeka than to take a stroll along Korzo Street, where the walking city tour in the company of your host will start. Through the city crowd and people who are resting and talking on cafés’ terraces, you will reach the Clock Tower, the Rijeka city symbol located at the entrance to the Old Town.

If you are lucky, here you will meet the old rocker, the good spirit of the city, playing his electric guitar. Soon after that, you will see Rijeka cathedral of St. Vitus, better known among locals as Church - Cake. Right next to it is the Celtic café Bard pub, where you can get some refreshments, and your host will tell you some interesting stories about the city.

Don't worry, it's not the beer, the Leaning Tower of Rijeka is really sloping. But since you're ready, a tour of famous Rijeka pubs can begin; you will visit King's café food pub, Bačva pub, River pub and others... Now the real fun can start, the first beer is on us!

tip

If you choose to visit the PEEK&POKE retro computer club & museum, your host should take you there just before your first beer in the Celtic café Bard pub.

Day 2

Trsat (Astronomical Centre Rijeka)

Get a good night's sleep, and then (maybe even in the afternoon) your host will take you to Trsat, a steep hill above the canyon of Rječina river, looking like it watches over the city. As soon as you take a look from the tower of the Trsat Castle, it will be clear to you that in ancient times this was an important strategic location for anyone who wanted to control the surrounding area.

We'll find out who the real Night Owl is – you can get to Trsat by bus, but the most impressive way to approach Trsat castle is via the Trsat stairs. At the top, you will discuss whether you have counted them correctly – among the inhabitants of the city there’s the legend of the devil who broke Trsat stairs in anger so that no one would know their exact number. And that is just one of the many legends about Trsat...

At the Castle, make sure to take a photo with the dragon – the guardian of the city, then have a cup of coffee in one of the nice café bars, just like locals do. The host will also show you several clubs that you can visit in the evening.

If you don't see stars after your night out, your host can also take you to the Astronomical Centre Rijeka, the first and only astronomical centre in Croatia that unites the observatory and the planetarium... You decide for yourself!

After returning to the hostel, rest and get ready for a party at some of the rock clubs recommended by your host.

Food tip

If you're craving for a pizza whilst on Trsat, Pizzeria Gvardijan offers 100 different types with totally crazy names – ask for the translation!

Day 3

Make the most of the morning

Make the most of the morning before departure and take a relaxing stroll along the main breakwater, known as the „Molo longo“ (Long pier), due to its 1707 m in length and experience Rijeka "from the sea" or shop like a true Rijeka citizen at the lively central market. Now you are ready to travel home, but do not forget – the city that flows is always eager to welcome you back!

tip

If it's too hot or very cold during your visit, just go below the city into the newly opened Rijeka Tunnel. The entrance to the tunnel is located next to the Cathedral of St. Vitus and it stretches below the Old Town.

What's included?

  • 2 Bed&Breakfasts (croissant, butter/marmalade, juice, coffee) in a hostel in the city centre
  • City centre tour with the host
  • Pub crawl with the host and a welcome beer
  • Trsat visit with the host
  • VAT

What's not included?

  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance

Obligatory surcharge - payment on the spot

  • Tourist tax 1.00 € per person per day, to be paid upon arrival
  • Bus tickets to Trsat and Astronomical Centre approx. 2.00 € per person – public transport

Ask about availability & get an offer

What happens when you request an offer?

1

We will double-check availability and make reservations for your rooms, restaurants, guides etc.

2

With reservations confirmed, we will prepare the best offer possible in regard to your arrival date & party size

3

You will get the offer via e-mail, along with the payment options. Feel free to request further customisations!

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