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Thoughts/opinions from anybody self toured Rijeka, Croatia and Trsat Castle....go it by self or on a shore excursion?

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You asked the same question back in December and received some replies, including from myself.


When you log in, it should be easy to find your previous posts and read them again.


Also when you are signed in, you can use the little SEARCH box under your user name. Insert the word Rijeka, and underneath it tick THIS FORUM. This will bring up all threads with the word Rijeka in them which you can read through.


For now, here is what I posted to your December question:

We bought a day ticket for the public bus and went up to a village above Rijeka (Kastav?) for views and a short look around, then came back down into town. We used the ticket again to go up to TrsatCastle and the immediate area around it, and once back down we strolled around town. Do not even think about walking up to the castle!


The zoned ticket would have taken us further along the coast. Check websites.


The visitrijeka website is very helpful and has good info and maps to look at. Start there, also Tripadvisor.


We enjoyed our day there.



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The castle area is very attractive. If you are confident using a local bus to get up to the castle and down again (and it wasn't difficult at all) you will be dropped back into the town centre which is easily walkable with the sights close together as you will see on the visitrijeka website maps and info mentioned above.


Otherwise consider a shorex.

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Sorry, trying to help but may have been a bit harsh.


The two maps on the visitrijeka website are the same as what we were given at the port. If you didn't look at them back in December, looking at them now can help you decide whether you book a tour or do it yourself. There is lots of useful info on that site.


Sites such as whatsinport also give you bus numbers for the castle, although a short taxi ride would also be an option and cheaper than a shorex. You could always taxi up and bus down. It is an area worth visiting and there are a number of cafes and bars up there.


There may be costumed staff with samples of local drinks at the port.

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