Discover the mouthwatering flavors and distinct culinary traditions of Croatia as you explore its top destinations. Highlights include a visit to the gourmet food destination of Istria, cheese tasting at Pag Island, and a visit to the beautiful Konavle Valley where you will dine on authentic Croatian dishes with a local family.
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Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, has to be experienced at leisure. The city’s rich culture, music and food festivals throughout the year, beautiful parks and plazas, pop-up markets and thousands of cafés at almost each step, invite travelers to delve deeper.
Personalized Walking Tour of Zagreb Wander through Zagreb’s cobblestone streets while you explore its lovely architecture, cafes and museums! With a local guide by your side, discover the secrets behind the 18th and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian buildings and learn why the Zagrebcani (the locals) hear the Gric Cannon each day at noon. Walk through the charming hidden courtyards of the old town while you listen to ancient stories about the Golden Bull and the struggle of Gradec and the Capitol. Visit Dolac Market and watch people bustling to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Pick up a bottle of locally produced honey or a quaint handmade craft for your loved one back home. Take a peaceful ride on the funicular and stroll through the Lenuzzi Green Horseshoe on foot to admire its artistic parks and buildings. Stop over to explore the beautiful tree-lined cemetery of Mirogoj, also called the ‘Westminster Abbey of Croatia.’ Finish the tour with a visit to two more notable landmarks – the elegant 19th-century National Theatre and the reputed Zagreb University. (Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & No Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Meals Not Included; Funicular Ride Included; Please wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Don’t forget your camera)
Rovinj is a charming little fishing port on the Istrian peninsula, washed by the Adriatic Sea. The town was originally an island and part of the Rovinj archipelago, which lies just off the mainland.
Personalized Tour: Truffle Hunting and Winery Visit in Istria Enjoy the best of Istria’s rich culinary history on a truffle hunt and a visit to a winery! Enjoy a scenic drive from Rovinj to Motovun passing valleys and gently rolling hills. At the Motovun forest, hunt for truffles (also called black diamonds) under the guidance of a professional truffle hunter with specially trained dogs. Hear fascinating stories of how truffles were discovered here 80 years ago and their life cycle. Next, head over to the small village of Livade where the largest truffle was found. Continue your journey to the Kabola winery in the village of Momjan owned by the Markezic family. Learn about their winemaking history since 1891 and their processes including the unique method of burying the grapes in clay pots for fermentation. Take in stunning views of the Alps and Dolomites on one side and the greenery and the Adriatic Sea in the distance. Visit the wine cellars and a small wine museum. Relax in the tasting room in the charming farmhouse as you sip a glass of wine and taste virgin olive oil. (Duration: 8 hrs, including the Rovinj-Motovun-Momjan transfer of 1.5 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy; Wine and olive Oil tasting included; Please wear casual clothes, walking shoes or boots. Includes an English speaking driver and truffle hunting.)
Zadar is a lively port city on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. This oldest, continuously-inhabited city of Croatia boasts of a rich heritage of ancient, Roman and medieval architecture.
Personalized Tour to Pag Island with Cheese Tasting and Lunch Enjoy a relaxed day trip to Pag Island topping it off with sheep-milk cheese tasting and a local lunch. Explore the barren, moonlike island landscape of the walled city, it’s pebble and sand beaches, the archaeological site in Old Town, and the Novalja town with it’s vibrant nightlife. Glean insights from your knowledgeable local guide about the city’s UNESCO-recognized lacework, salt production, lamb, and cheese making from sheep milk. Drive to a renowned sheep-milk cheese factory where you can witness the production processes while taking in the aroma. Nibble on cheese as you enjoy gorgeous views of the Kolan field and northern part of the island. At lunchtime, relish a delicious lamb meal at a traditional konoba or coastal restaurant. (Duration: 8 hrs, including a 1 hr 10 min transfer from Zadar to Pag; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Cheese Tasting and Lunch included; Includes a licensed guide; Please wear casual clothes.)
Split is a vibrant port city, spectacularly wedged between the Adriatic Sea and Croatia’s coastal mountains. The largest city of the Dalmatian region, Split is filled with historical and modern scenery.
Personalized Tour of Krka National Park and Winery Enjoy a relaxed day of eating, drinking, and experiencing breathtaking natural beauty on this day-long tour of Krka National Park and a winery en route to Split. Hike along the many trails, past stone houses, workshops, and watermills, watching the colors of the landscape unfold around you. Soak up the stunning views of cascading waterfalls and take a dip in the cool Krka river if you wish. Proceed to visit Visovac, an island where Franciscan monks built a monastery in ancient times. Head on to Roski Slap, the site where you can watch 12 roaring waterfalls together. Set off in a boat and float gently across the river for some more sightseeing. At the end of the tour, indulge in a mouthwatering wine degustation at the historical town of Skradin and savor the delicious taste of some local wines. (Enroute Activity; Full day; Private Activity & Transfer; Please note that transfer duration from Zadar-Krka-Split duration is 2 hrs; Included: Entrance fee to the national park, wine tasting & guide; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that you will need to walk some distance; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hats and swimwear if you want to swim; Don’t forget your binoculars and cameras.)
Personalized Tour to Trogir Discover unique heritage and natural beauty in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trogir – the oldest on the Adriatic coast. Take in the laidback atmosphere in the city that stretches across two islands. Drive to the old town square adorned in marble, and a beautiful example of Venetian architecture. Pass by charming low-rise buildings with balconies as you stroll through the narrow streets and elegant courtyards. Admire masterpieces of famous sculptors in the city’s monuments, including Master Radovan’s sculptures in the imposing Cathedral, and the reliefs of master Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino in The Chapel of Blessed John. Take a refreshment break at any of the cafes in the waterfront promenade lined by large palm trees overlooking moored yachts in the sea. (Duration: 4 hrs, including a 40-min transfer from Split to Trogir; Fitness level: Easy; Includes a private licensed guide, and entrance fee for Kamerlengo tower; Please wear casual clothes.)
Personalized Tour: Morning Cooking Session with a Local Chef and Visit to a Fish Market Enjoy a unique experience of buying ingredients from a local market, and learning the secrets of Croatian cooking from a private chef. Stroll through the alleys of the iconic outdoor vegetable and fish market with rows of stalls selling colorful fish, fruits, and vegetables. Choose the freshest ingredients for your lunch depending on your tastes. Proceed to the cooking studio of a talented chef. Learn the secrets of the local cuisine as you prepare a hearty meal under the chef’s guidance. Once done, sit down to relish your hard-earned lunch and wash it down with some fine Croatian wine. (Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Lunch included; Includes a private chef and a cooking studio.)
Dubrovnik has to be one of the best preserved historical towns standing by the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. The Old Town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is nothing short of a time capsule, taking you back centuries to its heyday as a great mercantile port.
Personalized Visit of an Oyster Farm at Ston En route to Dubrovnik, stop off to stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape surrounding the lovely little twin towns of Ston and Mali Ston. This corner of the southern Croatian Adriatic coastline has been famous for its salt production and trade for centuries. Steeped in history and lots of character, remember to take selfies at the town’s old fortifications. Ston is also famous for its seafood, especially its scrumptious Mali Ston Bay mussels, and oysters. Meet your gracious host from a local oyster farm, who will take you along on a boat ride to enjoy a delicious seafood tasting opportunity. Admire the beauty of the Mali Ston Bay as you sail along, learning all about oyster farming from your friendly host. Upon reaching the farm, settle down comfortably on a floating dock and relish the taste of freshly caught oysters. After a leisurely lunch, continue driving up to Dubrovnik in your private vehicle. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Oyster tasting & Lunch; For special dietary requirements, please inform us ahead of the tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please dress comfortably).
Personalized Sunset Cruise to Elaphiti Islands with Dinner Enjoy a romantic evening on a private boat to the Elaphiti Islands! As the sun begins to set, embark on a speedboat cruise to the Elaphiti Islands, a beautiful archipelago of 13 islands northwest of Dubrovnik of which the three largest – Koločep, Lopud and Šipan – are inhabited. Witness some spectacular views of Dubrovnik and the neighboring islands and sit back to enjoy a lovely sunset while an expert skipper steers the boat. Stop at Lopud Island to have a romantic dinner under the stars before you head back to the Dubrovnik port. (Half Day; Afternoon Departure; Private Activity & Transfers including 10-min transfer from hotel to port; Dinner Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Don’t forget your camera.)
Personalized Trip to Konavle Valley and Dinner with a Local Family Soak up the natural beauty of Konavle Valley in South Croatia, a must-visit destination for lovers of nature and food. Experience the scent of the sea intermingled with lush Mediterranean vegetation as learn about the region’s history from your local guide. Visit the 14th century Fort Sokol, a military fort built at the foot of stone cliffs which offers peaceful surroundings and breathtaking views of the valley filled with cypress, laurel and pine trees. View exhibits of medieval weaponry and learn about its role in the defense of the Dubrovnik Republic. This is also your chance to discover some of the region’s famous olive oil or embroidery work. End your tour with a delicious traditional Croatian Peka Dish dinner in a local family’s home. (Full Day; Morning Departure; Private Activity & Transfers; Distance to Activity: 45 mins; Dinner Included; Sokol Fort Entrance Fee Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.)
You will be transferred from your hotel to Dubrovnik airport in a private vehicle
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Option 1 From $ 5,790 /person
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