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Welcome dear guests!

If you are visiting the Northern Adriatic area, Kvarner or Istrian Penninsula, or maybe other Croatian areas, you might need a local tourist guide or a tour leader who will provide you with stories about our history, with the sightseeing and explanation of cultural and historical monuments, and help you discovering tastes and smells of our gastronomy as well as join you in marveling among natural beauties. Our Association of Tourist Guides in Kvarner is here to make that easier. If you click on “English speaking guides” you can easily and directly contact a tourist guide for your trip or excursion.

In the KVARNER area we’ll show you and tell you about the biggest Croatian islands, Krk and Cres, we will reveal the connection between the Republic of San Marino and our Island of Rab, we will discuss about famous Croatian noblemen from the Frankopan family and explain why our ancient heritage was written in glagolitic script. We’ll show you where and how to adopt a dolphin on the island of Losinj. We’ll stroll through the rich industrial heritage of Rijeka, show you where torpedo was invented, and why Rijeka, the biggest Adriatic harbor, is full of splendid Italian, Hungarian and Austrian buildings. On the top of the hill is situated another Rijeka attraction, a medieval settlement of Trsat, also well known as pilgrimage site since 13th century when the Holy House of Nazareth was brought there for a period of 3,5 years before it was finally transferred to Italian Loretto. In the town center you can experience the crowd and atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean market. In Opatija you simply have to feel the spirit and charm of the Austro-Hungarian royal period and walk with us through well-famous gardens marveling at lush vegetation.

In ISTRIA we will show you ancient monuments of Pula, its worldwide famous Roman Amphitheater and how that town arose from dust in 19th century after Austrian empress Sissi laid the first stone for the biggest Austrian military harbor at that time. We will walk through romantic town of Rovinj, show you the UNESCO protected Eufrasian basilica in Poreč. In Istria you can also visit the smallest town in the world, Hum, and admire many medieval hill-towns, such as Motovun, Roč, Grožnjan or Labin. In the Istrian political regional center Pazin we will learn about Julius Verne Days and what about the connection. We will taste biska, the famous Istrian digestive, go to see a typical Istrian tavern and its wine offer, traditional Istrian smoked ham, sheep cheese, awarded olive oil and of course the precious fungus, known as “truffle”. Istria is a discovery, witnessing all periods of the European history.

One of the Croatian highlights is the National Park Plitvice Lakes, one of the most visited National Parks in Europe. That oldest Croatian National park with its lakes and waterfalls will speak for itself as only Nature does! Take a local guide to tell you all about the places that you will see along the way and introduce you to that natural phenomenon.

It is our honour and privilege to welcome you to discover our region.
Let our guides make your holiday an unforgettable experience.