Brijuni National Park
Brijuni National Park
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Along the coast of western Istria, Croatia, there are several groups of islands among which the largest is the Brijuni group of 14 islands. Brijuni NP are unique in offering sports and recreational activities to their visitors. From golf and tennis to kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling, cycling or driving electric cars - everyone can find something to their taste... Stay in one of the popular hotels or villas of Veliki Brijun, and if you are only passing by, do not miss the delicious Mediterranean cuisine in one of the top restaurants. Treat yourself and your guests to unforgettable moments that you will remember forever, because weddings on Brijuni turn into a magical story. The Veliki Brijun excursion begins on the eastern side of the island, in the central Brijuni port, where you will find expert tourist guides available to you for any questions and additional information.
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, Maryland8,539 contributions
    Walking a 7 km circuit in 3 hours to visit the historic Veli Brijun Island.
    We scheduled a taxi (120 kn) from Pula arriving 30 minutes early for the “timed ticket” 9 AM ferry. It was a very smooth 20 minute sail on what we thought was a full boat but later discovered the 1 PM ferry had twice as many passengers. On disembarkation, most visitors either took the prepaid train or rented golf carts, but with clear cool weather, we and a few others walked the nice paved lanes/dirt trails, ending up with a 7 km circuit: Olive tree> Mediterranean Garden> Roman Country Villa ruins> Byzantine Castrum> Basilica of St. Mary and returning to the port area. It has hotels, rental vehicles and museums; St. Rochus Church (Polo exhibit)> Tito’s White Villa (Natural History + Tito’s History) and the Boathouse (complete history of Brijuni Island), all worthwhile. We boarded the 1 PM ferry to return to our waiting taxi in Fazana.
    Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your time to share your experience with us. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni National Park. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again. Sincerely, Brijuni NP team
    Written February 9, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written October 24, 2021
  • Mira
    Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
    A little bit disappointed
    Teh Brjuni is a nice place to visit, but I expected much more from "ex YU presidente island". Mostly Villas are close for visitors. Thera are just few animals in the Park. The sea around the island is beautiful. Guided tour is also available, but the ticket for "train " can not be bought on site ( just online or in officein mainland). The alternative is to rent a golf car/ vespa/ bicycle in island's Sport Club.
    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time to share your experience with us. The guided excursion to Veli Brijun includes a return boat transfer from Fažana to the island of Veli Brijun, sightseeing with an expert guide, a tourist train ride around the island, a visit to the Safari Park, a visit to permanent exhibition displays of the Museum and a visit to the Mediterranean Garden and the Old Olive Tree. Visitors are free to rent an electric car or bicycle and explore the sights on their own with the help and navigation of our Brijuni Pocket Guide mobile app. The animals you can see in the Safari Park are descendants of animals donated to former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito or representatives of Istrian indigenous races. It is planned to renovate and modernize the Safari Park, after which the number of animal species will increase. We really appreciate your comments which will help us to improve the quality of our services. Sincerely,
    Written September 29, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2022
  • scoutdocco
    183 contributions
    I must see place.
    Got even more, than accepted. The natural sceneries are fantastic, unwriteble, must see. After arriving we wanted to rent some electric vehicle, but had no driver licence with us, so we needed to rent bikes. If you want to drive, don't forget your driver licence! If you ride some mtb or DH bike, those ss city cruisers will be funny, but usable, better than walk. The first, you will see is a very old olive tree. Then pine walkway. And a forest with deers. And a seaside with many lagunas. Roman ruins, Bysanthian ruins, ruin of a church. Safari park. Don't forget to take apples and you can feed zebras. Horses. In dino park is only 1 statue and a plastic nest. And bunker, a machine gun nest. From that place you can take photos of Tito's villa. It is situated between the Bysantian ruins and the ruins of cathedrale, but there is a fence and it is prohibed area for normal people, free only for politicians.
    Thank you for your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate your time to share your experience with us. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni National Park and had a good time. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again. Sincerely,
    Written May 11, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written April 16, 2022
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Ben K
11 contributions
Sep 2022
The island is a lovely area to explore with lots of interest - you can walk around or hire bikes and buggies at quite high prices. BUt it was extremely disappointing that we could not take our bikes on to the island - except at an exorbitant price. We had hired bikes to get to Fazana where you get the boat over to the island to take them over - but the price to get them there was prohibitive! Where is the sustainability in that?????
Written November 16, 2022
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Thank you for your visit and review. The public institution National Park Brijuni manages the territory of the National Park Brijuni, and the internal order in the protected area is regulated by the Ordinance on internal order in the National Park Brijuni, according to which visiting, sightseeing and recreation in the area of ​​the Brijuni National Park, and the transport of visitors is usually organized by the Institution with its own means of transport, and thus provides tourist services for renting bicycles and electric cars for sightseeing in the area. Until 2020, it was not possible to bring your own bicycle into the "Brijuni" National Park, i.e. to the island of Veliki Brijun. The reasons for this rule were the management model for visitors on the island, and the restrictions on transportation by the "Veli Brijun" passenger ship, which is not intended to transport goods but passengers. Motivated by the expressed needs of guests and visitors to use their own bicycles, the Institution has enabled visitors to use them, along with the service of transporting bicycles from Fažana to the island of Veli Brijun by the "Supin" ferry, which is intended for freight transport of goods. The price refers to the cost of transporting bicycles by ferry from Fažana to the island of Veliki Brijun and from the island of Veliki Brijun to Fažana, as well as the procedure that must be followed for the protection of plant and animal species. Namely, due to the risk of transfer of various plant diseases, invasive types of plant seeds, soil residues and other non-native organisms, each bicycle must be inspected separately by an expert service employee, it must be clean without soil residues, mud, grass or similar residues. In addition, it is necessary to sterilize the surfaces of the wheels, and then the bicycle is delivered from the ferry to employees and publishers of sports props, who then deliver your bicycle to you as a hotel guest or visitor to the island. "Brijuni" National Park is a protected area that is subject to regulations for the protection of nature, cultural and historical heritage, we hope you understand that the use and use of certain means of transport and other tools in such an area is subject to certain stricter rules. To enjoy nature in the Brijuni National Park, you can rent a bicycle on the island, if you are a hotel guest you are also entitled to additional discounts for daily rental. We hope you will choose Brijuni National Park for your next visit. Best regards,
Written December 23, 2022
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phitue
Zurich, Switzerland46 contributions
Aug 2022
Secluded, huge island close to fazana and pula. Very quiet und excellent for relaxation.
Explore it for 3 days on foot, we loved it.
Written August 29, 2022
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Thank you very much for your beautiful review regarding your visit to the Brijuni National Park and for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni islands and had a good time. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again and we hope that you will enjoy next time even more. Sincerely,
Written September 29, 2022
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Kći Lotrščaka
6 contributions
Jun 2022
A wonderful place to rest the soul and body. We spent a few days here and toured the island: on foot, by bike and by electric car. I would like to repeat this experience again
Written August 19, 2022
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Thank you very much for your beautiful review regarding your visit to the Brijuni National Park and for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni islands and had a good time. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again and we hope that you will enjoy next time even more. Sincerely,
Written September 29, 2022
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Barbara F
Maribor, Slovenia19 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We stayed in the hotel Istra the second time, and the first time with a baby. It was really relaxing for all three of us.
The view from our room was above the marina and sea which was very beautiful. The food this year improved in comparison to last year.
Written August 6, 2022
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Thank you very much for choosing to be our guest and for taking the time to share your experiences regarding your stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards,
Written September 29, 2022
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Mira
Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Teh Brjuni is a nice place to visit, but I expected much more from "ex YU presidente island". Mostly Villas are close for visitors.
Thera are just few animals in the Park.
The sea around the island is beautiful.
Guided tour is also available, but the ticket for "train " can not be bought on site ( just online or in officein mainland). The alternative is to rent a golf car/ vespa/ bicycle in island's Sport Club.
Written August 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time to share your experience with us. The guided excursion to Veli Brijun includes a return boat transfer from Fažana to the island of Veli Brijun, sightseeing with an expert guide, a tourist train ride around the island, a visit to the Safari Park, a visit to permanent exhibition displays of the Museum and a visit to the Mediterranean Garden and the Old Olive Tree. Visitors are free to rent an electric car or bicycle and explore the sights on their own with the help and navigation of our Brijuni Pocket Guide mobile app. The animals you can see in the Safari Park are descendants of animals donated to former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito or representatives of Istrian indigenous races. It is planned to renovate and modernize the Safari Park, after which the number of animal species will increase. We really appreciate your comments which will help us to improve the quality of our services. Sincerely,
Written September 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suzanne I
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Brill day out, we hired the electric golf buggy for the day there which I would definitely recommend as you can go where you please. The safari is small but we were more interested in exploring the island and seeing the dinosaur footprints and snorkeling etc. My son loved it and it really is a beautiful place.
Written August 1, 2022
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Thank you very much for your beautiful review regarding your visit to the Brijuni National Park and for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni islands and had a good time. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again and we hope that you will enjoy next time even more. Sincerely,
Written September 29, 2022
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Monika F
Germany14 contributions
Jul 2022
If you are nature lovers, go for it. You will enjoy the view and the every detail. If you are not, then that would be vaste of time for you. I am a nature lover and I recommend it.
Written July 26, 2022
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Thank you very much for your beautiful review regarding your visit to the Brijuni National Park and for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni islands and had a good time. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again. Sincerely,
Written September 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

shtooka
Earth, TX915 contributions
May 2022
Worth it for a day trip if you rent your own transport - bicycle, electric scooter or electric golf cart - so that you can go where you want and when you want. All these are rented on the island. Golf cart was the way to go. Rented one for two hours and saw most of the park, then after returning you can walk to some spots nearby and see some of the shore. There's also a trackless train that's free and has a fixed route. Admittedly the exhibits are on the sad side but the island is nice, very like a park. The island was President Tito's private retreat for many years. Peacocks roaming free in several places. There's a bird zoo that's depressing. Tito's elephant Lanka has a habitat that looks small but maybe there's a larger part of it you can't see. She had a friend Sony for many years but she's alone now. They have a plaque that says she loves her handlers and at her age moving to another zoo or habitat off the island could be worse than leaving her as is. Maybe that's true. The ferry leaves from the town of Fažana and is a short ride. There are things kids would like including animals like zebras, ostrich and donkeys and a section of beach with dinosaur footprints in the rock. There are a couple of hotels on the island if you wanted to make it multi day.
Written June 29, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review regarding your visit to the Brijuni National Park. We appreciate your comments. The guided excursion to Veli Brijun includes a return boat transfer from Fažana to the island of Veli Brijun, sightseeing with an expert guide, a tourist train ride around the island, a visit to the Safari Park, a visit to permanent exhibition displays of the Museum and a visit to the Mediterranean Garden and the Old Olive Tree. Visitors are free to rent an electric car or bicycle and explore the sights on their own with the help and navigation of our Brijuni Pocket Guide mobile app. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again. Sincerely,
Written September 29, 2022
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Ana T
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We came from Zagreb and went on Brijuni with ferry from Fažana. We were a group, 8 of us. When we get off from ferry, there was THE BEST TOUR GUIDE - SANJA. She guide about 30 of us tourists in 4 hours. We had one hour train drive through the island, safari park, guided museums tours and tour by walking to Mediteran garden and Pinia alley. Also it includeed free time, coffee breaks etc. Sanja speaks excellent english and I warmly recommend that you search for her if you ever visit Brijuni. She will also gladly answer any of your questions. The island is really magic, full of historical stories, mediteranian scentes and animal species. There is an option of rent an e-bike or an electric car (like those for golf fields) if you like exploring island by yourself. Don't forget to bring a swimsuit on a sunny day :-)
Written June 5, 2022
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Thank you for your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad that you have recognized the beauty of Brijuni National Park and had a good time. Thank you for beautiful description of Brijuni National Park and nice words about our guide Sanja. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again. Sincerely, Brijuni NP team
Written June 10, 2022
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Tea
Zagreb, Croatia1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
I booked online two tickets with an English tour included for my partner and myself. My invoice did not state that the tour was in English. When we arrived on Brijuni, there was no English language guide. There were only guides for Croatian and Italian.
There was also no one at the info desk. the guide for the croatian language told us that we can join the group for italian or croatian. Very unprofessional and ugly ..... Food in the restaurant, which I assume is owned by NP Brijuni, was almost non-existent. The waiters said it all sold out. It is unprofessional that everything is sold out in the morning and that there is no more food at all at 12 o'clock. As for the beauty of Brijuni, it is unquestionable, but it has nothing to do with the human factor.
Written June 5, 2022
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We appreciate that you have been a guest of the Brijuni National Park and that you took the time to comment. We are sorry for the bad experience you had with the excursion and restaurant. Please send us your entrance tickets and name of the restaurant to an e-mail brijuni@np-brijuni.hr and we will check what happened. The satisfaction of guests and the level of quality of our services is very important to the public institution Brijuni National Park. We always strive to be better, so we will take your comment as an incentive to improve our services. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written June 10, 2022
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