Discover the Kvarner region with a visit to Opatija and Rijeka on a Day tour from Zagreb

A perfect day tour from Zagreb to enjoy the coast of Adriatic

Opatija and Rijeka Tour from Zagreb

Day tour to Opatija and Rijeka from Zagreb takes you to Kvarner bay region to two beautiful but totally different cities. Opatija, the queen of Adriatic has the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia and Rijeka will impress you being the biggest harbor and this year the European capital of culture.

fully private tour
departure every day
Opatija sightseeing
Rijeka city sightseeing
Trsat fortress visit

Kvarner tour includes:

  • Free Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Private Air conditioned transportation by car or minivan
  • Private English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Wi-Fi during the tour
  • Opatija sightseeing
  • Rijeka sightseeing
  • Trsat fortress sightseeing
  • Easy cancellation
  • Every day departure
  • Duration 9 hours


  • Entrance fees for the attractions/museums
  • Local food tasting
  • Lunch in local restaurant
  • Gratuities

Day tour from Zagreb to Opatija & Rijeka

The private tour to Opatija and Rijeka starts in Zagreb when our driver/guide picks you up at your accommodation.

Two hour drive and you will arrive to your first stop. Opatija is a real gem that will take your breath away. Stunning mansions, long promenade right next to the sea and beautiful parks will just make you want to stay. But it’s not all about beauty. Opatija is a well known destination for everyone that has respiratory problems. A unique place where a simple walk along the sea can do miracles to your health.

Rijeka and Trsat fortress are next. Just 30 min from Opatija and you are there. Rijeka, Croatia’s third largest city and the main seaport of the Croatian Adriatic.. The city is full of cultural monuments and despite its smaller size possesses a charming urban vibe which you will experience first hand. But not just that, 2020 is an important year for Rijeka, since it is a culture capital of Europe. Trsat is a religious destination, but also offers a wonderful view of the bay.

After that you will be driving back to Zagreb.

Fully private day tour Zagreb to Rijeka and Opatija prices

1339 €339 €
2360 €180 €
3375 €125 €
4380 €95 €
5450 €90 €
6480 €80 €
7490 €70 €
8520 €65 €

 * babies and children: Free

Opatija – Kvarner riviera

Opatija is the place where Croatian tourism begun. It all started in 1844 when Ignacio Scarpa, a wealthy merchant that was searching for a place where he could escape for a while and have a rest from his everyday life. He found such a place in a peaceful grove close to the church of St. James in Opatija where he built his summer residence and called it after his late wife Angiolina.

Opatija sights:

  • The Lungomare, the seafront promenade
  • Historic sites such as the Maiden with the Seagull and the Fountain of Helios and Selena
  • Famous green parks such as the Park of St. Jacob and Park Angiolina

Rijeka – the heart of the Kvarner bay

Rijeka name in Croatian language means river. Rijeka is vibrant city oriented towards the future, with its roots in the past. It is the heart of the Kvarner region. As early as prehistoric times, the Celts linked five hills with a defensive wall on this favourable site between the mouth of the River Rječina and the Kvarner coast. Later, ancient Rijeka was conquered by the Romans, and then by the Franks under Charlemagne. In the Habsburg era, Rijeka, together with Trieste, was declared a free port, which was the beginning of a period in which the city bloomed.

Rijeka has many sights worth visiting, and a cosy stroll along the waterfront or the central Korzo pedestrian area with its boutiques and cafés makes one feel the diversity of the peoples who left their traces here and shaped the history of the city. Yet under the veil of history, modern life pulsates in Rijeka. The part of the city between St. Vitus’ Cathedral, the Rimski luk Roman portal, the city tower and the Austro-Hungarian Marine Academy is good for strolling and shopping. International brands are present as are small, cool boutiques and designers.

Trsat Castle

Mentioned for the first time in 799, Trsat is an ideal place for a walk, for having a coffee and sightseeing. Particularly the Trsat Castle which dates back to the prehistoric times when it was just a watchtower. Its present appearance is the merit of its last owner, Count Laval Nugent, who bought it in the first half of the 19th century, renovating it into a family mausoleum. View from the castle will leave you breathless.

Tour map: Zagreb – Rijeka – Opatija day trip


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