Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10 am, 5 pm (available from April-November)
  • Departure Details :
    Pula Arena, Flavijevska ul., 52100, Pula, Croatia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The earliest record of a permanent settlement in Pula dates back to the 10th century BC. Founded by the Histri, an ancient Istrian Illyrian tribe, Pula came under Roman control in 177 BC. In this tour you will experience ancient Roman Pula and see its beautiful monuments.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide

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Your tour begins with a short overview of ancient Pula in front of the Golden Gate, a triumphal arch erected by the Sergi, a prominent Roman family. Passing through the arch, your expert local guide will take you back through history. Walking through the streets of Roman Pula, you will see the remains of Roman homes near the chapel of St. Mary Formoza as well as fantastic examples of Roman mosaic art.

Next, arrive at the center of everyday Roman life: the Forum Romanum, where you will see the Temple of augustus, dedicated to the goddess Roma and its namesake emperor. Stop for some coffee or tea before moving on to explore the Roman Empire.

Visit the remains of an amphitheater that once stood outside the city walls on the hillside of Zaro and from there, you will be directed towards the double doors, so called because of their two arches. Remains of the old city wall are also visible. Simple stone-block doors stand between two Medieval towers while the head of Hercules and his truncheon are carved into the top of a damaged arch.

Next, you will visit the Amphitheater where gladiators fought, the pinnacle of Pula's Roman heritage. It was built in the 1st-century AD during the reign of emperor Vespasian at the same time the greatest and most famous building of its kind was constructed: the Roman Colosseum.

The particular structure of the Pula amphitheater exemplifies all the traditional methods of ancient construction, setting it aside from others. The underground passages once used by gladiators today display a permanent exhibition calledOlive and Viticulture in Ancient Istria, which presents reconstructions of mills, presses and other machines once used for the production of olive oil and wine as well as amphorae that were used for their storage and transport.

In front of the world's sixth largest Roman amphitheater, you will complete your journey through Roman Pula with a memory of the glorious past of the Roman Empire, a heritage we all still imitate and live today.

Inclusions

Local guide

Coffe/Tea or other drink

Entry/Admission - Amphitheatre de Pula

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Tour requires a minimum of two full price adult bookings to operate. In the event of the tour being cancelled due to not meeting the minimum booking requirements, you will receive a full refund.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Sep-2019

    Brilliant tour. Incredibly informative and interesting. Our guide Jadranka was fantastic, tailored the tour to our interests and spent way longer than the 2 hours advertised. Highly recommended

  • 04-Jun-2019

    What an excellent tour. Our guide, Maslinka, was excellent. She was so knowledgeable and we were having such a great time that we spent far more time with her than we were booked to do.

  • 09-Oct-2018

    Una bella passeggiata in centro tra bancarelle, negozietti e antichità. Le persone sono socievoli e i prezzi mediamente più bassi che in Italia, il clima è perfetto e le spiagge non sono per niente affollate. Consigliato anche per famiglie!

  • 09-Sep-2017

    We really enjoyed our walking tour of Pula with Jadranka our guide, especially the visit to the Roman amphitheatre - a really interesting tour culminating in a lovely meal at a restaurant recommended by our guide. Many thanks!

  • 09-Sep-2017

    We really enjoyed our walking tour of Pula with Jadranka our guide, especially the visit to the Roman amphitheatre - a really interesting tour culminating in a lovely meal at a restaurant recommended by our guide. Many thanks!

  • 19-Jul-2017

    Wonderful tour of Pula city! Jadranka was a perfect tour guide-- She was very knowledgeable about Pula, its history and culture. She was nice, friendly, never made us feel rushed. We took the tour with just our family of 5, which was so much better than taking a tour with a large group tour. She asked first what we were most interested in and then she tailored the tour to our interests. We can recommend this tour whole-heartedly and also recommend in particular our tour guide, Jadranka.

  • 19-Jul-2017

    Wonderful tour of Pula city! Jadranka was a perfect tour guide-- She was very knowledgeable about Pula, its history and culture. She was nice, friendly, never made us feel rushed. We took the tour with just our family of 5, which was so much better than taking a tour with a large group tour. She asked first what we were most interested in and then she tailored the tour to our interests. We can recommend this tour whole-heartedly and also recommend in particular our tour guide, Jadranka.

  • 07-May-2017

    The deep history of this place was amazing! Great tour!

  • 07-May-2017

    The deep history of this place was amazing! Great tour!