In the following sections we give a brief description of the Brijuni Islands and the possibility of excursions without entering the national park (private trips, fish picnic, dolphin hunt). The bathing break is mainly carried out on the island of Sveti Jerolim, which is located in the southern part of the Brijuni archipelago. Finally we describe the organized tour through the national park and the related excursions.

Brijuni islands

Brijuni islands Brijuni archipelago consists of 14 uninhabited islands and islets. Total area of the archipelago is about 34 square kilometers and an extraordinary blend of natural and cultural heritage. The largest island is Veli Brijun, which is the national park. Its area is about 6 square kilometers, and the length of the coast about 24 km. The next largest is Mali Brijun, with an area of about 1 square kilometer, and the length of the coast about 8 km. Other islands are much smaller.
The highest peak of the Brijuni islands is only 55 m. Indigenous plants, remarkably preserved Mediterranean maquis, meadows, where carefree fallow deer, axis, muflons, zebras, Somali sheep, Indian cattle, dromedaries, llamas and elephants. Also, interesting is the fact, that on the island Veli Brijuni is discovered as many as 200 dinosaur footprints. All of these parts are in the Brijuni landscape and excursion program.
Islands were a status symbol in the former Yugoslavia, and here the most powerful people of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, led by Josip Broz-Tito, have met. After his death, in 1980, the idea was born, about using Brijuni islands for touristic purposes. Islands have been open to tourists since 1983, and became an essential goal of many visitors. Until this day, Brijuni are synonymous for wealth, status and importance. Today, the Croatian president holds meetings with important people and ambassadors from different countries. For purposes of the Croatian Government, there are six residences on the island. They can also be rented out to tourists. The Villa Primorka, for example, can be rented out for 13,500 HRK per day.
So, all 14 islands of the archipelago are: Veli Brijun (national park), Sveti Jerolim (suitable for swimming), Vanga (famous Tito's residence), Mali Brijun (Ulysses theater), Kozada, Vrsar, Gaz, Pusti otok, Galija, Obljak, Grunj, Supin, Sveti Marko, Supinić.

Private ride through the archipelago

A small boat Elen, FažanaFor small groups, it is possible to organize a private trip without entering the national park (just a panoramic ride). The prices are from 1500.00 HRK to 1900,00 HRK for a group of up to 12 people. The ride takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Departure times are at 09:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 19:00 (dolphins). Swimming on the island of Sveti Jerolim (costs from 25 HRK per adult) and onsummation of the drinks are optional.

Fish-picnic to Brijuni

For groups, it is possible to organize a boat trip with a swim and lunch, without entering the National Park, or just a panoramic ride. For individuals, it is enough to choose a program and apply. Such fish-picnic trip from Fazana or Pula include a panoramic ride around the archipelago and swimming on the island of Sveti Jerolim. The price is 220.00 HRK for adults and include, aperitifs, lunch and drinks. Here are the timetables:

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Dolphin search

This trip includes a panoramic ride around the archipelago, an aperitif and a dinner with a drink. Entrance to the national park is not included. The price is 220.00 HRK for adults. The departures are also from Pula or Fažana. Here are the timetables:

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More about fish-picnic excursions from other ports.

A short trip through the archipelago

The ride takes about 2 hours. Swimming on the island of Sveti Jerolim is optional and costs from 25 HRK. Departure times are at 09:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 19:00 (dolphins). The price of an individual ticket is 150 HRK, drinks are included. A glass-bottomed catamaran from Fažana is an attractive option for families with children.

A tour of Brijuni

Brioni islandsUpon arrival at the National Park, guests will board the electric train, which visits the remote archaeological site, the Bay Veriga with the remains of a Roman Villa Rustica from 1st century AD. The train route leads through a safari park, where the African animals are living together in a harmonious community. After the train ride, the tourist guide will greet you and take you on the walk towards the Archaeological museum located in the Citadel stated from the 16th century followed by a visit to the Church of St. Germans from the 15th century with constant exhibition of frescoes and Glagolitic writings from old Istria. Finally, there is a sightseeing tour of collections of natural history and exhibition „Tito on Brijuni“.
The tour is lasting approx. 3 and half hours, including a break.

How to visit a national park?
By boat from Pula (1), excursion from Istria (2), or direct visit from Fažana (3). Prices and travel time depend on the place of departure.

(1) Boat trip from Pula to National Park Brijuni

From Pula, price is 350 HRK. The trip is organized mainly on Tuesdays and Fridays.

(2) Boat trip from Poreč and Rovinj to National Park

In 2019, the highest price is 485 HRK for adults, for the trips from Umag, Poreč and Rovinj, including a ticket to the national park, lunch and bus ride. This trip is canceled since 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

(3) Direct visit of National Park Brijuni

Finally, a direct visit to the national park is also possible. For the tickets to visit National Park, please call 0038552525883. The announcement is required, as well as the choice of the guide's language between English, German, Italian, Croatian, French and Russian. First, you need to come in Fazana which is located 6 km from Pula. To the island of Veli Brijun, where the national park is, there is a ship that crosses the Fazana Channel, about 3 km wide. Departures of the ship are: 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30. The journey takes about 4 hours. Ride from Fazana to island Veli Brijun takes about 15 minutes. Then is following Brijuni Tour (cca. 3,30 h) and return.
Price depends on the season.
For adults, the prices are:
200 HRK in January, February, November and December,
200 HRK in March, April, May and October,
250 HRK in June and September,
250 HRK in July and August.
Price includes guiding and a ticket to the National Park. No food and drink.
For parking, the best place is located after output from Fazana towards the camping Bi-Village. This parking is the cheapest with price of 20 HRK per day.

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For more information, please call Renata Heinrich at +385989485604 (and Nenad Heinrich at +38598232083) or send request by email. More about EXCURSIONS AND SERVICES HEINRICH. General conditions of the excursions are here.