Shore Excursion Details

Hum - Smallest Town in the World

Rijeka, Croatia

Hum - Smallest Town in the World


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    hrs Estimate Duration


Visit the world’s smallest town, which despite its size contains several historically important buildings, including one with wall writings in an ancient Glagolitic script. After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque drive with sweeping views of the coast before you head inland through a verdant national park. Here, you will find Hum, a tiny medieval town whose population usually hovers around 20. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Hum is the world’s smallest town but it’s anything but ho-hum. While walking about, you will see several gray stone houses and the Romanesque chapel of St. Jerome near the Hum cemetery. The chapel is historically important for its frescoes and the Glagolitic script written on the walls of an adjacent building. The script is a fine example of the area’s earliest written language, which is a precursor to today’s Cyrillic. Later, you will stop to sample some of the excellent brandies produced in this region of Croatia. As an accompaniment, you will also be served a snack of local sausages, smoked ham and truffle cheese. Continuing on, you will next descend through the beautiful Ucka foothills to the Capo Pax Tecum lookout. It stands high above the Kvarner Gulf and offers panoramic views of the sea and several nearby islands. After pausing for photos and to admire the natural beauty, you will drive directly back to the pier.


• Visit the world’s smallest town of Hum, recognized by the renowned Guinness Book of World Records.
• Gaze upon ancient frescoes and writings in the lost Slavic Glagolitic script at the quaint St. Jerome Chapel.
• Indulge in smooth local brandies accompanied by delicious sausages, smoked ham and truffle cheese.
• View the glittering Kvarner Gulf and its picturesque islands from the Capo Pax Tecum lookout.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of guided moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be some steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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