Savor Croatia with Harmony Cellars

10 Days / 9 Nights $5,650 USD per person (double occupancy)

Hosted By Harmony Cellars

Package includes:
  • All private and english speaking guides and drivers.
  • Vat tax included. 
  • 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance.
  • Wireless audio guide system.
  • Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb (entrance fees not included) .
  • Zagreb Hills Tasting at Bornstein wine bar in Zagreb (Included:4 Wines from the Zagreb Hills, Olive oil Bread, Cheese).
  • Three course welcome dinner at Zinfandel Restaurant (drinks to be paid on spot).
  • 1 night in Hotel Esplanade 5* in Zagreb, superior double/twin room, BB basis.
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Buje with en route stop at Plitvice Lakes NP for a visit in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Three course lunch at Lička kuća restaurant (drinks to be paid on spot).
  • Private Clai Winery tastings of wine, olive oil and grappa with small bites.
  • 2 nights in San Canzian Village & Hotel 5* in Buje, double/twin rooms, BB basis.
  • Private full day excursion to Istria in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for a full day excursion in Istria (entrance fees not included).
  • Three course wine paired lunch at Roxanich Restaurant.
  • Wine and olive oil tasting with snacks at Meneghetti Wine Hotel, Restaurant and Winery.
  • Wine tasting at Kabola Winery (professionally guided tour of the cellars, professionally guided tasting of 5 wines selected by sommelier, cheese, ham, bread, sweets, olive oil).
  • Private transfer from Istria to Split with en route stop at Krka National Park in a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park with a boat ride to Visovac island and a guided visit.
  • Wine pairing lunch at Bibich Wine Cellar and Tavern in Plastovo village (tasting of 5 selected wines with 5 courses from our kitchen).
  • 2 nights in Briig Boutique Hotel 4* in Split, superior double room, BB basis.
  • Adventures Croatia Exclusive Taste of Split /drinks included (Included: History highlights Split, English speaking tour guide, pick up & drop off, green market sampling, meal in each food stop - 1st stop - Prosciutto & cheese and bread + glass of wine, 2nd stop - set 3 course menu dish in local konoba + glass of wine).
  • Half day excursion from Split to Trogir area in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for a private half day excursion to Trogir area (entrance fees not included).
  • Wine tasting with snacks at Kairos Winery in Trogir area.
  • Assistance with your luggage and fast ferry tickets from Split to Hvar.
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Hvar town (entrance fees not included).
  • The abandoned ethno – eco village of Malo Grablje tour (Included: pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, lunch, or dinner with wine in abandoned village of Malo Grablje).
  • 2 nights in Heritage Hotel Palace Elisabeth 5* in Hvar, premium double room, BB basis.
  • Hvar wine tour - Private tour of the Hvar island accompanied by an official guide and a driver in a modern, air-conditioned car with a lunch in an olive grove (Included: pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, 2 x wine tasting, lunch with wine).
  • Fast ferry tickets from Hvar island to Split.
  • Private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with en route stop in Ston in a modern air- conditioned vehicle (entrance fee to Ston Walls not included).
  • Oyster harvesting experience with the local oyster and mussel producer and a traditional Dalmatian light lunch/dinner.
  • Wine tasting at Grgich Vina Winery with snacks.
  • Wine tasting at Edivo Winery with snacks.
  • 2 nights in Hotel More 5* in Dubrovnik, double room, sea view, BB basis.
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik (entrance fees not included) with round trip transfers from your hotel.
  • Half day private cooking class in Konavle Valley with wine tasting followed by a meal in a local rural estate (Activities include transportation, welcome drink & snacks, all food & drink served during the class, presentation in the vineyard, wine tasting, bicycle rental) with round trip transfers.
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
Program does not include:  
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above.
  • Airfare, Travel Insurance.
  • Additional excursions and / or services not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal expenses (internet, telephone, mini bar, etc.).
  • Tips.
Day 1

April 29 ZAGREB

The Cathedral of the Assumption dominates Kaptol, its glowing towers you see off in the distance is the most immediately recognizable and commanding feature in town. It is an ornate and impressive wonder of neo-Gothic artistry. The cathedral was founded in 1093, heavily damaged in 1242 after various sieges by the Tartars, then again in 1625 after wave of fires. But the bad luck goes on, in 1880 it was seriously damaged during an earthquake. In 1990 exterior renovations set in motion to battle against the wearing effects of time. Just up from the main square (Trg bana J. Jelacica) by the stairs you will find the colorful Dolac market. To the back of the market square there are the touristy stalls which sell souvenirs. But actually, the market itself is for the locals to buy fresh produce. Downstairs you will find the meat etc. sections.
St. Mark’s Church - In the highest area of ​​historic Zagreb this church is characterized by its roof with red, blue, and white representing the coat of arms of Zagreb. The building was constructed by Venetian masters, even the baroque bell tower is an addition of the seventeenth century. Inside there are Gothic vaults and a choir designed by Ivan Mestrovic. The square where it is situated is a symbol of political life because here are the locations of the Sabor (Parliament), neoclassical building, and the Croatian government. 
Stone Gate - Only one of the city's four gates, the eastern one, has been preserved and this leads to the Gradec neighborhood. Apart from being practical, it's also surrounded by a legend which is very important to Zagreb's citizens who are very devout. According to this legend, the great fire of 1731 destroyed nearly all of the wooden door except for a painting of the Virgin and Child by an unknown 17th century artist. People thought that it was a magical or a miraculous painting and since then, they have come to the site to pray and make offerings. On the inside of the doors on the wall, they have used the space as a chapel with benches for the people to pray before the image locked behind iron bars and surrounded by candles and flowers.
Detailed Activities
Arrival to Zagreb Airport and meet & greet with your driver for a private transfer to your centrally situated hotel.
Check-in and relax before joining the rest of the group.
Meeting with your guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb.
Start with exploring the capital’s historic center, Gornji Grad (“Upper Town”), to see the top tourist attractions, find the most Instagram-worthy spots and walk on picturesque cobblestone streets.
St. Mark’s Church is one of Zagreb’s most emblematic buildings. Not surprising as just a glance at the gorgeous, tiled roof can take your breath away.
Dolac Market is a farmer’s market located in Gornji Grad, just a few meters away from the main city square, Ban Jelačić Square. Here you can find anything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and souvenirs, like Licitars.
A Short walk from the Zagreb cathedral, in a magnificent 200 y.o. brick vaulted cellar, the first Croatian wine shop (Vinoteka) was born 30 years ago which gave birth to a renewed Croatian wine scene.
The pioneers of this enological project have created a true wine temple to be enjoyed by wine enthusiasts and lovers from all over the world.
The fairytale street of Tkalčićeva, which snakes up from focal Jelačić trg, was once the flowing stream of Medveščak. The little side streets leading off it, Splavnica (from splav, raft) and Krvavi most ('Bloody Bridge'), link to its watery origins and colorful past as the flashpoint in local disputes over the centuries. For two decades, this atmospheric thoroughfare has provided Zagreb with its prime bar crawl, a constant current of revelers moving from spot to spot.
Return to the hotel for a welcome dinner at a renowned 
Zinfandel restaurant.
From High Society-inspired dining to modern Mediterranean chic and serving simply the best strukli in town, the award-winning collection of restaurants at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel lead the pack. Presided over by our talented Chef de cuisine Ana Grgic, whose loyal clientele includes top food critics, we showcase Europe’s top fine and bistro dining traditions in the city’s most elegant hotel.
Allow our Chef de cuisine to introduce you to her unique take on local cuisine at Zinfandel’s – widely regarded as the top restaurant in Croatia.
An overnight in Zagreb
Inclusions
  • Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb (entrance fees not included).
  • Zagreb Hills Tasting at Bornstein wine bar in Zagreb (Included:4 Wines from the Zagreb Hills, Olive oil Bread, Cheese).
  • Three course welcome dinner at Zinfandel Restaurant (drinks to be paid on spot).
  • Accommodation in Hotel Esplanade 5* in Zagreb, superior double/twin room, breakfast included.
Day 2

April 30 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES NP – BUJE


Plitvice Lakes NP is Croatia’s best known national park and the only one of eight that is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The main attractions of this park are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone. This national park encompasses the source of the river Korana, located in the area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir, and spruce. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows. The brown bear stands out as one of many protected animal species. The popularity of this park is also boosted by the special means of transport used to ferry visitors around: the panoramic electric trains and the noiseless electro-powered boats. By a network of paths, visitors can get around and access the numerous waterfalls and the rocky lake shores easily.
San Canzian Village & Hotel, with its authentic Istrian heritage and rural architecture, where the traditional meets the modern, gives you the unique experience of the Istrian countryside.
San Canzian offers everything – from unique heritage concept to custom art and locally influenced design, along with a highly-personalized service. Our guests can savor our locally inspired food and drinks and enjoy it within San Canzian’s distinctive architecture and exceptional setting.
Enjoy the ultimate Istrian luxury at San Canzian, the place that feels like a dream home!
Detailed Activities
'Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Morning departure and meeting with your driver for a private transfer from Zagreb to Buje in Istria with en route stop at Plitvice Lakes NP for a guided visit.
Head for a truly amazing and spectacular stop – the Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Upon arrival to Entrance 1, meet your local English speaking guide and explore the Plitvice Lakes park.
The first Croatian national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Plitvice lakes offer its visitors a blend of vivid colors, sounds and smells that are spectacular and memorable. Its 16 cascading lakes and numerous waterfalls make up one of the greatest wonders of the world. Embraced by high wooden mountains and fed by many small rivers, the lakes are a mesmerizing view of green and blue accompanied by the thundering sounds of the many waterfalls that connect the lakes to create a true paradise on Earth.
Lunch served at Lička kuća restaurant. A unique place with an ambiance of a traditional house in Lika, in which authentic dishes are prepared. In the middle of the restaurant, there is an open-hearth fireplace, where lamb is roasted on a spit, and where other food specialties from Lika are prepared “under iron cover.” Ham, “basa” cottage cheese, lamb under iron cover, grilled meats, baked potatoes, trout, sour milk, the Lika fritters, and the Lika strudels made of cheese, apple or plum, are just some of the specialties of this renowned restaurant.
Final drive to Istria will follow with a stop at Clai Family winery for a private tasting of their wine, awarded olive oil and grappa.
The property encompasses 10 hectares of vineyards and 5 hectares of olive trees. Around 200m above sea level, the vineyards enjoy plenty of sunshine as well as cool and salty sea breezes coming from Adriatic some 10 km to the west. The soil here is limestone flysch – its low fertility and good drainage provide the perfect amount of stress for the old vines. The principal goal of the family is to enhance their terroir.
Check into your hotel nearby, time at leisure and an overnight in Buje.
Inclusions
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Buje with en route stop at Plitvice Lakes NP for a visit in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Terrain: Gravel & Steep.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and a jacket even in the summertime because the area is in the mountains and the climate is always fresh.
  • In Plitvice guests will have to walk approximately 2000 meters over gravel and steep terrain and take up to 300 steps.
  • Note: This tour is including significant amount of walking. Guests with walking difficulties are kindly requested to take this into consideration. Sun protection and comfortable shoes are suggested.
  • Three course lunch at Lička kuća restaurant (drinks to be paid on spot).
  • Private Clai Winery tastings of wine, olive oil and grappa with small bites.
  • Accommodation in San Canzian Village & Hotel 5* in Buje, double/twin rooms, breakfast included.
Day 3

May 1 BUJE – ROVINJ – BUJE

Istrian cuisine, prepared according to traditional recipes for centuries, is based on the fruits of the soil and of the sea. All dishes are prepared with the addition of valuable wild plants, wine vinegar and olive oil.
Every household in Istria has since ancient times prepared maneštra, a thick boiled soup made of various vegetables with the addition of cured meat. Traditional pasta such as fuži, njoki, pljukanci or pasutice, are served with a gravy-like sauce made of chicken, beef or wild game known as žgvacet. Traditionally cured ham or Istrian pršut was once served only at special occasions, while fritaje, egg omelets with wild radicchio or asparagus were eaten all year.
First-class meat specialties other than pršut are ombolo (boneless pork loin) and kobasice (sausages) which can be eaten raw or grilled. Restaurants and taverns prepare potatoes pod čripnjom (baked on a hearth by covering with a bell-shaped metal lid and then covering the lid with embers) and serve them as a side dish to meat specialties. Other than these, you can also taste seafood specialties. Depending on the season restaurants offer fresh and delicious European seabass, gilthead seabream, grouper, sardines, and numerous shellfish. It is important to note that flat oysters are eaten raw, while Mediterranean mussels are eaten steam-cooked in their own juices with herbs and wine. 
As an integral part of fine dining Istrian wine is a special story that cannot be told in just one sentence. However, it is enough to mention that Istrian wines include Malvazija of Buje, Cabernet of Porec, Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Teran of Buzet.
The Central Istria Riviera, known as Green Istria, embraces a multitude of small places with a long history and fortresses on hills with picturesque bell towers. Central Istria, as the administrative center of Pazin, 'the heart of Istria,' will take you through its labyrinth of narrow streets and paths (suitable for cyclists) through the fascinating landscape of cultural and natural resources: medieval castles on the hills, forest of truffles, vineyards where tasty Malvasia and Teran ''grow'' and olive groves which olive oil is known since antiquity. Before you know it, you will plunge into an absolutely gorgeous atmosphere of hill towns and seaside villages, dramatic beaches and rose gardens, and absolutely delicious wine, olive oil, and truffles.
Rovinj is the most romantic place in the Mediterranean! The town of Rovinj is the right destination if you are seeking a sentimental atmosphere of the times that have forever gone by. Rovinj has begun its romantic life on an island, its restricted area resulting in crowded houses, narrow streets, and small squares, still untouched by modern urbanism. 
Built upon a rich fishermen’s tradition, it has become distinctive for its unique boat called batana and its songs bitinada. Its beauty was particularly appreciated by artists who have painted the most beautiful motifs here and exhibited them on Grisia, the street of artists.
Detailed Activities
Breakfast at the hotel 
Meeting with your driver and a guide for a private full day excursion through Istrian peninsula.
Your journey will take you to Istria inland so much different from the coast, followed with beautiful scenery and the impeccable lines of spacious vineyards before you reach your first stop in Grožnjan.
Once an important Venetian fortress and a regional center, Grožnjan is today a hub for artists and one of the most appealing destinations for creative tourism. As many other towns in Istria, Groznjan is no exception when it comes to the view: feast your eyes on the stunning Mirna valley, the crystal clear Adria, quaint neighboring villages and much more!
The town of Groznjan, which was once known as Kastel (castel) has a long history going all the way back to the middle ages.
Thick walls surrounding the town, large stone gates, and tall houses built right next to each other (since there was no room to spare) create a magical atmosphere, that didn´t change much throughout the centuries.
The number of galleries located in Groznjan is somewhere between 30 and 60 – from paintings, sculptures, vintage furniture to all kinds of handmade products including souvenir shops and clothes so there is truly something for everyone.
Only a short drive away takes you to Kabola Winery.
The story of winegrowing in the Markežić family dates all the way back to 1891, when it lay the first cornerstone with Momjan Muscat.
Since then, hardworking, and patient hands have been weaving the incredible tale of our wines, inspired by the desire to stand out by being genuine and unique. We managed to shape our own recognizable style through the Kabola brand.
Since 2009 all our production of wine and olive oil is organic and environmentally friendly. A proof of our success are many articles and positive reviews from world famous wine experts.
The wine produced in amphorae is the crown of our work. Nature and earth have endowed us with an entirely new dimension in Malvasia and Teran. Prolonged fermentation in amphorae and aging without removing the marc and the lees until late spring bring out its nobility. The grapes are born from the land, and they bestow their own juices to the land in order to turn them into wine.
Your next stop is Motovun, the medieval, captivating hilltop town as one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior. The position and views of Motovun make it one of the most beautiful towns in Istrian inlands. 
Roxanich restaurant is a gorgeously located venue, with a view of the rolling Istrian countryside and the azure sky reflecting in the water mirror. Delight your palate with a three course lunch paired with a perfect glass of Roxanich wine. In its core, Istrian cuisine is cucina povera – simple, honest, based on seasonal and artisanal produce.
We source fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, growers, and artisans, keeping our food value chain as short as possible. Our pasta is fatta in casa e a mano - hand-made in house, featuring both traditional and international shapes, meat is of Croatian origin and fish is from the Adriatic.
Head to Rovinj often considered one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean.
Beset by the remains of three town gates and remnants of the walls that used to protect this historic city you’ll get to enjoy beautiful architecture that dates as far back as the early 1700’s. There’s a fantastic view from the town bell towers, and the small square is a regular tourist hotspot making this an ideal place to start off your holiday. Keep an eye out for Balbi’s Arch, which is the original entry to the town. The Church of St. Euphemia is the first thing visitors will see when they get to Rovinj. This church, built in 1736, stands on a hill in the middle of the peninsula overlooking the rest of Rovinj. The tomb of the sweet 14 year old body of St. Euphemia can be found behind the altar. According to local legends, the patron saint was tortured and thrown to the lions by Emperor Diocletian for her Christian faith. Her body disappeared on a stormy night and washed up on the coast of Rovinj where a little boy and two calves moved the Saint to where she lies now. 
Stroll Through Grisia - This beautiful, old neighborhood is filled with quaint little shops and art galleries. Visitors get a feeling of stepping back in time when they walk down the cobblestone streets of Grisia. The buildings that line the winding streets of Grisia show different styles of architecture from years gone by. You’ll see Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles. Most of the buildings were constructed at a time where Rovinj was experiencing a population increase, and large families lived in one room with a fireplace.
The fishing port is still active, which is surprising given Rovinj is such a big tourist destination. It’s great to see that Rovinj has stayed true to its long history of fishing and many families in the area are still making a living from it. Our guess is that that fisherman, love the pastel colors of the city as their backdrop each day. 
Visit to the luxury estate of Meneghetti Wine Hotel Restaurant and Winery where a wine & olive oil tasting with snacks is prepared for you.
'The Red Land' (terra rossa) around the Meneghetti Wine Hotel is a hard and poor soil, richer in stone than soil, intense, mineral, and rich in iron, favorable for the cultivating red wine grapes. It is protected by a small hill from the south that prevents excessive humidity, and it gives the vine a long and healthy lifespan with strong aromas. “The Red Land” of the Meneghetti vineyards is cultivated in an ecologically sustainable manner with deep respect towards nature. The vine is pruned by hand according to the Simonit & Sirch method which is soft with the purpose of nurturing the plant in order to achieve older age. Along with the autochthonous sorts, we are cultivating international varieties that get special characteristics, affected by the local terroir, the unique soil, and the environment full of Mediterranean vegetation. The wines are produced using contemporary technologies that reflect the uniqueness of Istria, at the same time crossing the boundaries with its character and quality. If you enjoy discovering new products of top quality and trying the best delicacies, then you must visit Istria which has been named the best region for olive-growing in the world. One of the most respected and most awarded producers of liquid gold is precisely Meneghetti. We are rightfully proud of our oils, made with hand-picked olives from our estate. Our single-variety oils are recommended by Flos Olei, one of the most prestigious international guides for olive oil, that has named the Meneghetti “Izbor” the best olive oil in the world in the category of “intensely fruity aroma “.
Return to the hotel, time at leisure and an overnight in Buje.
Inclusions
  • Private full day excursion to Istria in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for a full day excursion in Istria (entrance fees not included).
  • Wine tasting at Kabola Winery (professionally guided tour of the cellars, professionally guided tasting of 5 wines selected by sommelier, as well as cheese, ham, bread, sweets, olive oil).
  • Three course wine paired lunch at Roxanich Restaurant.
  • Wine and olive oil tasting with snacks at Meneghetti Wine Hotel, Restaurant and Winery.
  • Accommodation in San Canzian Village & Hotel 5* in Buje, double/twin rooms, breakfast included.
Day 4

May 2 BUJE – KRKA NP – SPLIT

The largest part of this amazing river’s course is the national park, which in addition to its natural phenomena abounds with cultural and historical monuments. The most outstanding of these is the Franciscan monastery on the tiny island of Visovac, set in the middle of the lake widening in the river like a precious stone. Within the monastery there is a picture gallery and a church, origins of which are traced back to the 14th century. In the middle of the canyon, upstream of the river, is an interesting Krka Orthodox monastery, while on the high ground above the river several old ruins sit. The old mills, which have been transformed into small ethnographic museums where one can see how wheat was ground in the olden days, are a popular attraction for visitors. Heritage interpreters are dressed in traditional folk costumes, which is particularly interesting and entertaining for children, who are frequent visitors of the park. However, the main attraction of Krka National Park lies in its seven waterfalls. The widest of these is Roški slap, although Skradinski buk is the biggest and most well-known.
The Bibich winery is located very close to Skradin, on the coast in North Dalmatia. This region is known for its famous Babić grape. The Bibić family started making wine more than a hundred years ago, with the winery founded in 1906. Under Alen Bibić, the current owner of the winery, two thirds of their wines are sold in the USA. The Bibich winery achieved international success with its wines, especially with the white Debit, the white blend R5 Riserva, and the red blend R6 Riserva. They make a wide variety of Croatian wines mainly from debit, babic, plavina and lasin grapes native to the region. We shouldn’t forget the traditional dessert wine of Dalmatia, the Prošek either; according to rumors, one of Eva Longoria’s favorite wines is Bibić’s dessert wine, called Ambra.
Detailed Activities
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from Buje in Istria to Split in Dalmatia with en route stop for a visit to Krka National Park. 
Your first stop is at Bibich Estate where you’ll enjoy a unique wine pairing lunch experience at Bibich tasting room.
You will be served 5 wines, each paired with a food course, which is inspired by tradition and made from local ingredients.  All ingredients are artisanal - olive oil, cured meats, dried fruits etc. – hand-made by the family or local producers. The wine and food will be presented by a professional enologist, who will explain how everything Bibich does is for the purposes of heritage preservation. You will learn how their products, ways of vinification, grape varieties, vineyards are all influenced by the microclimate and the character of the region.
Continue your drive to Krka NP nearby entrance where your local guide awaits you. The walking trails of Krka National Park and the stunning viewpoints are the best way to see the landscape and wealth of flora and fauna of the aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and to get a true experience of nature that encompasses all the senses.
The trails are equipped with educational panels providing detailed information about the plant and animal life in the park, and the cultural and historical points of interest. There are three circular trails: Skradinski buk (1900 m), Roški Slap (1360 m) and Krka Monastery (2100 m). A walking/cycling trail also leads to Skradinski buk from the Skradin bridge (3400 m), while from Lozovac, it is possible to take a forest trail (875 m) down to the park's longest waterfall.
After a visit to the national park the final drive to Split will follow.
Check into your hotel, time at leisure and an overnight in Split.
Inclusions
  • Private transfer from Istria to Split with en route stop at Krka National Park in a modern air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park with a boat ride to Visovac island and a guided visit.
  • Wine pairing lunch at Bibich Wine Cellar and Tavern in Plastovo village (tasting of 5 selected wines with 5 courses from our kitchen).
  • Accommodation in Briig Boutique Hotel (4 star) in Split, superior double room, breakfast included.
Day 5

May 3 SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT

Olives, indigenous aromatic plants, brilliancy of white stone against the verdant vegetation and the towering mountain massif of Biokovo whose spurs reach all the way to the sea – yes, this is indeed an exceptional part of the country, and its beauty is made all the more enchanting by numerous historic events and monuments, and cultural manifestations. When, in the year 305, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruled the entire world at that time, decided to build his leisure time abode - in which he intended to spend the rest of his life - he had no doubt as to exactly where build to it. In the very heart of Dalmatia, in the bay of Aspalathos (Split), well protected from the sea by the islands of the Split archipelago, and defended on its landward side by high mountains, Diocletian created a special point on the map of the Adriatic: the future city of Split.
Trogir, a harmonious stone town on a small island that is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. The old town, under UNESCO protection, is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, Romanesque churches... It is called the town-museum which is visible in the famous portal of Trogir cathedral by the craftsman Radovan in 1240, a Renaissance city lodge, the thousand year old Monastery of sv. Nikola [St. Nicholas] which has the ancient famous relief of Kairos preserved in it from the 4th century BC.
With some 130 indigenous grape varieties, many of which are almost unpronounceable to the foreign visitor, with some even lacking any vowels, getting to know Croatian wines can seem a little daunting to the uninitiated. But it’s worth it! Especially the ones of coastal Croatia that come with a beautiful wine. And some of the wines are actually more familiar than you would think. Take the tongue-twisting Crljenak Kaštelanski, for example, a big red variety from the Kaštela region, which was largely overlooked until the University of Davis confirmed a 100% DNA match with the famous American Zinfandel back in 2001. That’s right, that little tongue-twister is actually the original Zinfandel, just one of the many wine treats and treasures which are in store as you travel Croatia’s spectacular Adriatic coast and islands. The Zinfandel connection does not stop there, as Dalmatia’s most famous red, Plavac Mali (literally ‘Little Blue’ after the small intense grapes which deliver such a strong flavor), counts the original Zinfandel in its ancestral lineage. With its sloping vineyards on the Pelješac Peninsula and the impossibly steep vineyards on the southern tip of Hvar, Plavac Mali is one of the most challenging grapes to harvest, and its higher price is reflected in the small yields that come from its fruit, but for a quintessential Dalmatian red wine experience, there is none better. Plavac Mali is available over much of Dalmatia, but what makes the coast and islands all the more fascinating is the wealth of indigenous and location-specific varieties, for example Vis where the vines roots are embedded in sand, which offer a refreshing change to the more generic international varieties all over the world.
Detailed Activities
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with your guide for an Exclusive Adventures Croatia private walking tour of Old Town Split. This tour will highlight the local customs and traditions related to food making. This tour Split will show you places of historical importance, take you to the places of beaten path and give you opportunity to taste local food.
The second-largest city in Croatia, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants & shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years.
A drive to Trogir will follow where your guide will take you to explore this wonderful ancient city.
Just behind Split airport, Trogir offers intricate medieval architecture, Dalmatian waterside dining, and a busy market, from the mainland across two interlinked islands. Occupying the middle one of Trogir itself, the entire historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a testament to its heavyweight cultural importance. Two yacht marinas accommodate higher-spending visitors while a younger crowd hits the seafront nightspots of adjoining Čiovo island.
Your next stop is Kairos vineyard, a family-owned organic vineyard hidden in the hills above the historic town of Trogir. It overlooks the entire central Dalmatian archipelago and the surrounding mountain range. One step to this magical place you will be hosted by friendly staff and served with organic Rose or powerful Zinfandel and canapes with local ingredients. 
Return to Split, time at leisure to explore the city on your own, enjoy a drink or dinner in one of the many restaurants (on your own) 
Split is more than just a gateway to the islands. Discover the best things to do in Split, from lazing on Bačvice beach to sightseeing.
Brimming with recently opened high-quality bistros, antiquities aplenty and the best bar scene on the Adriatic coast, Croatia’s main ferry port is also the country’s most promising all-round city-break destination.
Barhop around the Palace: The Diocletian’s Palace is the perfect backdrop for Croatia’s best bar crawl, a night of revelry in the secret alleyways and hidden corners of this atmospheric ruin overlooking the seafront. Certain bars stand out amid the blur – though whether you’ll be able to find them the next night is another matter. In fact, retracting your footsteps, or trying to, is half the fun. In any case, do look out for Charlie's Bar, To je to, Figa, Gaga, and the long-established Academia Ghetto Club. If you just want to sit down for ten minutes and observe, then the little hub on Majstora Jurja containing Teak and Na Kantunu should do nicely.
Enjoy an Adriatic sunset
Split’s focal embankment, officially titled Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda, the Riva is where the city meets over coffee. As the sun moves across the sky, and thoughts turn to the night ahead, customers on the dozen or so café terraces tend to start ordering stiff drinks rather than coffee. This is just the time to sneak into the Diocletian’s Palace behind, follow the yellow arrows near the Hotel Vestibule Palace, and find yourself at a bar called, in fact, Dioklecijan. Although somewhat basic in appearance, its advantage is equally simple: a scattering of bar tables set outside, immediately above the Riva. Find one by the three Roman-era arches (hence its local nickname, ‘Tri Volta’), and you get a perfect view of the sun setting over the Adriatic. Order up a cold drink, maybe a signature doorstep sandwich of prosciutto and cheese, and take in the last of the day’s rays.
Time at leisure and an overnight in Split.
Inclusions
  • Exclusive Taste of Split walking tour: Historical highlights of Split with English speaking tour guide, green market sampling and a meal in each food stop - 1st stop - Prosciutto & cheese and bread + glass of wine, 2nd stop -set 3 course menu in local konoba + glass of wine).
  • Half day excursion from Split to Trogir area in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for a private half day excursion to Trogir area (entrance fees not included).
  • Wine tasting with snacks at Kairos Winery in Trogir area.
  • Accommodation in Briig Boutique Hotel (4 star) in Split, superior double room, breakfast included.
Day 6

May 4 SPLIT – HVAR

This island was, more than once, put on lists of the most beautiful islands of the world by the world media. It is famous for its indented coastline, clean beaches and plenty of sunshine, untouched nature, smell of lavender, olives, and wine. It is precisely the island of Hvar that has the most hours of sunshine in Europe – 2700 of them a year.
The Greek colonization chose this island as an important strategic and nautical center. Its name today comes from the Greek word Pharos – lighthouse. After that the Romans turned it into Pharia, the Dalmatian Romans changed it to Fara and in the early Middle Ages the Croatian immigrants re-named it to Hvar.
The longest Adriatic island of Hvar has plenty of beaches, so every guest can find a beach suited to their needs. 
The inland of the island is completely different to the tourism orientated coast. Here there are villages with preserved rural architecture with small shops, narrow streets, stone houses with small yards and church bell towers. Along 20 km, there are the villages of Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirče, Vrbanj and Dol.
Detailed Activities
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
Assistance with your luggage from the hotel in Split to Split Port and fast ferry tickets from Split to Hvar island.
Upon arrival to Hvar town look for a hotel representative waiting at the pier with a hotel sign for assistance to your hotel. Check-in at your hotel in Hvar.
Meet the local guide for a private walking tour of Old Town Hvar.
The sunniest, the biggest, the oldest. Three most common superlatives used when describing island and town Hvar. 
These are some of the highlights: Sv. Stephen’s square or Piazza, The Place where locals meet, living room of Hvar. Theatre in the Arsenal building, after being closed for renovation for over 20 years, this year it finally opened its doors for visitors, audience, and actors. Elegant city Loggia and the old Palace hotel, once Austrian Empress Sissi’s spa hotel, now being renovated into its old glory as Palace Elisabeth heritage hotel, Hvar’s first 5 star hotel! Old streets and Benedictine nunnery, where nuns keep the secret of their unique handicraft which is now a part of UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity - lace making of agave threads. Renaissance nobility, poets like Hanibal Lucic and Petar Hektorovic left their marks not only in Croatian literature but also in town’s architecture. Ivan Vucetic, Hvar born father of dactyloscopy and many more interesting facts. Who would say that Hvar, the “party island” as many like to call it nowadays, has such a rich history.
Meeting with your driver/guide for a tour that takes you to a picturesque and abandoned village of Malo Grablje, located just 6 km away from Hvar town. Reaching Malo Grablje, we will walk around the village and check the abandoned ruins, as water cisterns, cooperative, church, old mill, … until we will reach Mr. Berti’s Tudor restored family property, meet our host Berti, and try what he and his family cooked. After our amazing dinner and tranquility in the village will go back to Hvar town.
Return to Hvar town for time at leisure and an overnight in Hvar.
Inclusions
  • Assistance with your luggage and fast ferry tickets from Split to Hvar.
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Hvar town (entrance fees not included).
  • The abandoned ethno – eco village of Malo Grablje tour (Included: pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, lunch, or dinner with wine in abandoned village of Malo Grablje).
  • Accommodation in Heritage Hotel Palace Elisabeth 5* in Hvar, premium double room, breakfast included.
Day 7

May 5 HVAR

The island of Hvar is affectionately known as the “sunny island.” It is widely popular among boaters, and it owes its popularity to its natural attractions, beautiful coastal towns, and fine local cuisine. Yet another important part of this beautiful mosaic that many find irresistible are the island’s distinct and authentic local wines. Hvar winemakers are the first in Dalmatia to make the leap towards superior quality that is characteristic of many small producers in the region.
From an oenological perspective, Hvar can be divided according to its different wine varieties into two parts: the sunny southern side, which has spectacular slopes that seem as though they might slide down into the sea, and the northern side of the island, which is dominated by the Stari Grad Plain.
The most common grape varieties are the bogdanuša, elegant and straightforward, and maraština, a mild variety that’s perfect for combining with e.g., prč, another Hvar variety that’s a bit wild, but has a high yield. This field connects the town of Stari Grad with the Jelsa municipality and other centrally located towns, where some of the carriers of the Croatian wine Renaissance manage their fields and wineries.
The plavac grapes, which give some of the most renowned Dalmatian wines, bask in the sun here, shaped by the sea and the rocks, nurtured on the sediment ground, fighting against the extreme slopes, contained only by the stone terraces.
The complex yet harmonious plavac can be found along the entire southern stretch of the island, from Hvar to Zavala, and beyond. It has given the island its far-reaching fame and is a source of local pride; this is your chance to see it from the perspective of the locals and understand its roots.
Detailed Activities
Breakfast at the hotel 
Our wine tour begins in Hvar town with a drive to the other side of the island to the island’s most important wine region. Continuing further we’ll visit two of the most famous Croatian winemakers. The wine tour includes two wineries of our choice (depends on availability).
Vina Carić
Residing in Vrboska, the Carić family have been involved with vineyards for as long as they remember, however it was not before Vino Hvar d.o.o. was established that they started producing their own wines, “Carič wines.” Their work in the vineyards is just as important to them as their work in the winery. They have 5 hectares of vineyards in a specially designated wine growing area known as “Vinogorje Hvar.” They also purchase a minimal number of grapes from contract growers to complement their crop. They also grow indigenous varieties: Plavac Mali, Bogdanjuša, Kuč, Maraština, Darnekuša and Pošip. Their wines have an individual story from the vineyard to the winery.
Bastijana – Drink to hours, not on liters
Situated in Jelsa, a small coastal town which has a very proud and long wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and ten other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as also. They are constantly enhancing the production of red, white, and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties.
Duboković – 2718 hours in the bottle
Situated also in Jelsa, you will have a chance to taste what it’s like to try ”2718 hours in the bottle”. Young and ambitious” wine newcomers without vineyards or with very small land plots.
Their feeling belief is that basing wine production on grapes purchased from other farmers can’t possibly be as good as coming from your own vineyard. Here in Croatia, Dubokovic wines have become a” must have” in the finest restaurants, hotels, and specialized wine shops. Dubokovic – Medvid wines now have the distinction of being the most expensive regular vintage wines in the country.
Zlatan otok 
In the Sv. Nedjelja village, by the waterside, the Plenković family formed their horticulturist company in early 1986. Their vineyards are to the south of Hvar island and on Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo. The wine tasting is held in a unique underwater wine cellar overlooking the bottom of the sea. At each wine cellar you will have the opportunity to taste 4 – 5 different wines together with a personalized wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide the information needed to satisfy your curiosity, with islands finest local appetizers.
After the wineries we head to a spectacular Traditional Dalmatian lunch in the charming olive grove tavern.
Return to Hvar town and time at leisure.
As the sun sets down, Hvar becomes alive with people; we recommend a cocktail at one of the numerous bars and terraces around the beautifully illuminated harbor.
Experience the best party hotspot of Hvar on one of the nearby terraces. Chill and relax with different aperitifs and smooth jazz music or live bands. Elegant and well-dressed couples as well as families stop for a drink as an introduction for a delicious dinner in one of Hvar´s fabulous restaurants or as a start for a long and exciting party night.
An overnight in Hvar.
Inclusions
  • Hvar wine tour - Private tour of the Hvar island accompanied by an official guide and a driver in a modern, air-conditioned car with a lunch in an olive grove.
  • Included: pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, 2 x wine tasting, lunch with wine.
  • Accommodation in Heritage Hotel Palace Elisabeth 5* in Hvar, premium double room, breakfast included.
Day 8

May 6 HVAR – PELJEŠAC – DUBROVNIK

Ston is a small Mediterranean town situated on the Pelješac Peninsula, with a history that reaches back as far as the 14th century. It is a small town with the longest stone wall in Europe(5,5km), with narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and with traces of ancient cultures. Its former value as a “salt city” gets confirmed even today in the plants of the oldest active salt-works in the world. These saltworks have remained faithful to the tradition and to the natural way of salt production which has not changed since remote ages. The town is best known for its oyster and mussel beds, and during your tour you will not only participate in oyster harvesting but also be served fabulous versions of these shellfish along with traditional dish buzara for light lunch. Pelješac peninsula is renowned for its spectacular coastline and historic towns and wine production. Enjoy the magnificent peninsula scenery and picturesque vineyards. You can start this tour with a visit to Ston, a town famous for its 5 km long defensive wall, the second largest in the world, right after the Chinese wall and finish in Mali Ston, center of oyster production in Croatia.
Pelješac is, after Istria, the second largest peninsula on the Adriatic coast. It is situated in the very south of Dalmatia and is a home to several large and interesting villages and towns which are worth visiting: Ston, Brijest, Trpanj, Viganj and Orebić. This peninsula is the most well-known vineyard area of southern Croatia, and the wine from the Pelješac wine-cellars complements Mali Ston oysters perfectly. These delicacies from Mali Ston are reputed to possess aphrodisiac qualities. They were sought-after even in Renaissance times when they were an indispensable part of the feasts of Dubrovnik’s nobility. When it comes to the wines, dingač, postup and plavac mali are all native Pelješac varieties. The best way to get to know them would be to follow one of the many Pelješac wine-routes. Pelješac peninsula produces some of the most highly regarded domestic grape varieties. The various spots where grapes are grown are connected by a sparse and hard-to-reach terrain with exquisite views of the sea. The Pelješac Wine Road – A Wine Empire is designed to promote wine tourism and lead visitors to places where the iconic Plavac mali is grown, such as Dingač and Postup, as well as the Maraština variety. The wine road connects wineries and wine tasting rooms, agritourism establishments, taverns, and restaurants.
Dubrovnik is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and treasure trove of cultural, historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence. In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural-economic centers on the Mediterranean. In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events: a city of summer festivals – an international parade of top musical and theatrical achievements, a city of museums and galleries. These values have turned Dubrovnik into a place that offers a rich selection of various experiences and excitement, but also a complete holiday in a quiet and calming, mild Mediterranean ambience and wonderful seaside landscapes.
Detailed Activities
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. 
Check-out and leave the hotel assisted by the hotel staff.
Embark on a fast ferry to take you from Hvar to Split.
Meet with your driver for a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with en route stop in the town of Mali Ston, home to Croatia’s most delicious oysters, carefully grown in beds throughout the bay. A local oysterman will harvest them right out of the sea for you to enjoy on the spot! 
You will get to visit an oyster farm, as a part of a unique experience. Your host will be waiting for you in Hodilje, just 5 minutes away from the city of Ston by car. Once there you will embark on a boat, which will take you to the oyster and mussels farm, located in Malostonski bay. You will see how the oysters are grown in a short demonstration by your host. After the farm, he will take you to a small privately owned island that has been in his family for generations. Here you will get to taste the oysters from the farm accompanied by some local olive oil, wine, and rakija. To round the experience up the host will prepare Buzara sauce for you. This sauce for centuries is the base of the local cuisine, genuine Comfort food of Dalmatia. After enjoying oysters, your driver will take you further down the Pelješac peninsula to visit two of the local wineries – Grgich Vina Winery and Edivo Underwater Winery.
Visit the wine cellar of Mike Grgich. Famed for his Grgich Hills in Napa, he resorted back to his Pelješac roots in the late 1990's, opening his Croatian cellar. Here, taste the wines created by the man who sensed a familial relationship between Plavac Mali and Zinfandel, which led to discovery of their common origin from Crljenak Kaštelanski grapes!
Grgić Vina was established in 1996 by legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Croatian-born Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and his daughter, Violet Grgich. Mike started the winery to produce the finest wines from native Dalmatian grapes and concentrates on crafting Croatia’s very best varietals: Plavac Mali and Pošip.
The winery is perched overlooking the Adriatic Sea just north of the historic walled city, Dubrovnik, in the southern Dalmatia wine region of Croatia.
As the car heads further, you will have a great opportunity to enjoy the picturesque hillside of Dalmatia’s magical interior: a unique blend of high mountains and small patches of fertile fields. It is part of the country that looks as if it was stopped in time. 
Your last stop of the day is at Edivo Underwater Winery.
Winemakers in Croatia have started making wine underwater. The Edivo winery in Drače submerges their wine in amphoras — clay jars with two handles — and has them sit and age under the sea. 
A sunken boat works as a cellar for the wines, keeping the amphorae for 700 days at the ideal temperature of 60 degrees. Deep seep sea divers check on the wines. Every ten days, they have to dive to check the submerged amphoras in their locked cages, examining each bottle to make sure sea didn’t penetrate into wine. You can have local snacks while drinking the wines that came from the same place as your seafood.
Final drive to Dubrovnik, check into your hotel. Time at leisure and an overnight in Dubrovnik
Inclusions
  • Fast ferry tickets from Hvar island to Split.
  • Private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with en route stop in Ston in a modern air- conditioned vehicle (entrance fee to Ston Walls not included)
  • Oyster harvesting experience with the local oyster and mussel producer and a traditional Dalmatian light lunch/dinner.
  • Wine tasting at Grgich Vina Winery with snacks
  • Wine tasting at Edivo Winery with snacks
  • Accommodation in Hotel More 5* in Dubrovnik, double room, sea view, breakfast included.
Day 9

May 7 DUBROVNIK

Stradun - the main street of Dubrovnik where everyone's walked and also the busiest street where you stroll over marble tiles. Stradun is a great place for everyone where all the shopping can be done, cafes and restaurants are in the streets and many wonderful shops.
Onofrio’s Fountain - this drinking fountain is located just at the beginning of Stradun, the main street of the old town. The structure was named after its builder, the Italian Onofrio de la Cava, dates from 1440 and includes 16 sides. The concept is part of the water supply system of the city and brings water from the well in Rijeka Dubrovacka, at more than 20 km away, to the heart of the city. Before that this interest was, therefore, more than a masterpiece of architectural sophistication. Originally the fountain was decorated with a sculpture, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1667, the Remaining 16 stone masks from which the water flows into a lake.
The Clock Tower was built in the 15th Century right at the other end of the Placa (main thoroughfare) and represented alongside nearby buildings a free city state. The tower is approximately 31 meters in height and built by Grubacevic, Utisenovic and Radoncic, local masters. Following an earthquake, the structure of the Clock Tower lost its structure and leaned. In order for it not to fall the Clock Tower was rebuilt in 1929.
Orlando's column was Built in 1418, then it was the focal point of the city and Government ordinances and punishment carried out. A flag flies above the statue with the 'Libertas' motto. The medieval cult of Orlando (Roland) started here in the 12th century based upon the epic poem 'Song of Roland'.
The Konavle region stretches from Cavtat to the border with Montenegro. The village of Čilipi close to the airport is one of the cultural centers of Konavle, and on Sunday mornings you can witness the traditional songs and dances of Konavle, and performers dressed in colorful folk costume. Konavle consists of a fertile valley plus upland and coastal parts, all with stone villages. In the central valley, you’ll find traditional rural restaurants where you can enjoy delicious home grown food - locally reared meat and trout, sometimes served by waiters and waitresses in traditional costume. The upland section borders with Herzegovina, for centuries the dividing line with the Ottoman Empire. There are well-marked hiking trails, and organized trips include a hearty meal as part of the deal. The protected landscape surrounding the Ljuta is home to a watermill and stamp system, which consists of eight flour mills, two oil mills, and three stamp mills. Part of this system, called the ‘lower mills,’ was built after 1550, when Konvale came to be under the control of the Republic of Dubrovnik. The lower mills have been preserved until today. 
Agritourism offers the visitors an opportunity to familiarize themselves with agricultural areas, rural farm activities, local products, traditional cuisine, and the daily lives of the local inhabitants. Dubrovnik visitors can experience cultural elements of the region, while showing respect for the environment and tradition. Other than for entertainment purposes, Agritourism also brings the visitor closer to nature and rural farming activities, which the visitor can then participate in and experience the joys of adventure, discovering and learning.
Obtaining the necessary ingredients and preparing traditional meals, dishes, and refreshments with help of the hostess of the house, listening to stories about the people and the land during dinner is what awaits you.
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Meeting with your guide for a private walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik.
Discover Dubrovnik and take in all the main sights. Explore the architecture and history of this famous city accompanied by your experienced guide, the story of Dubrovnik's golden age will unfold before your eyes.
The route takes you around the Old Town via Onofrio's Fountain and up Prijeko Street to the Old Port - the key to Dubrovnik's trading and maritime success. Ships from Dubrovnik were renowned throughout the Mediterranean and galleons from the Republic could be found in navies across Europe and beyond. These ships were built and loaded in the legendary Arsenal, which is another stop on the tour. Once in the Old Port, your guide will relate the stories of the famous Quarantine and the nearby fortresses of St. Luke and St. John as well as legends about the Church of St Blaise, the Cathedral, the Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, and Orlando's Column.
OPTIONAL: Visit to the Dubrovnik City Walls - the city walls are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe. The first fortifications were built already in the 8th century, but the most intense construction took place from the mid-15th to the end of the 16th century. The huge earthquake in 1667 did not do much damage.
The ramparts encompass the city in an irregularly shaped polygon, with Fort Minčeta at the highest northwestern landward corner of the city and with Fort St. Johns on the southeastern seaside.
Strong forts, such as Fort Lawrence at Pile and Fort Revelin at Ploče, are also part of the defense system, even though they are separated from the ramparts.
The ramparts are 22 meters high in places, and from 4 to 6 m. thick on the landward side and from 1-1/2 to 3 m. thick on the seaside. In front of the main wall on the mainland side is an outer wall with 10 semi-circular bastions, in front of which used to be a moat. The main wall has 14 quadrangular and 2 circular towers, 2 angular fortifications and 4 bastions.
There are three entrances to the city ramparts: on Stradun by the Pile gate, by Fort St. Johns and by Fort St. Luke, Od sv. Dominika street.
OPTIONAL: Take the Dubrovnik Cable Car and reach a unique viewpoint above the city (on your own)
Glide through the air on a scenic adventure. The Cable Car ride offers breathtaking views of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, stunning coastal sights, and magnificent sunsets. Once you reach the top, take your time, and relax and enjoy the unique views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic.
Meeting with your driver for a half day private cooking class in Konavle area with a traditional meal and wine tasting.
Arrival and welcome drink at the family estate. Ride the bicycles to the nearby family vineyard (20 minutes easy ride) where you’ll enjoy a presentation (story about Dubrovnik Malvasia and Konavle region), visit vineyard, taste four types of wine with cheese/ham, and aromatic wine.
Return to the family estate and participate in a Cooking Glass, where you’ll learn how to prepare homemade food the same way as our ancestors did centuries ago. You may pick fresh vegetables straight from our garden! Depending on the season, you'll prepare meals like: “sac,” which is lamb or veal cooked under the iron bell.
“zelena minestra,” which is green cabbage with dry meat; skewers on laurel sticks; smoked bacon and goat cheese. You’ll prepare your meal over the open fire, dig your fingers into fresh dough, taste some olive oil and blend it in rural ambience to get the true feeling of Dubrovnik countryside. This tour is created to immerse you in local customs and give you an authentic feeling of a life in the village.
Return to your hotel, time at leisure and an overnight in Dubrovnik.
Service
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik (entrance fees not included) with round trip transfers from your hotel.
  • Half day private cooking class in Konavle Valley with wine tasting followed by a meal in a local rural estate (Activities include transportation, welcome drink & snacks, all food & drink served during the class, presentation in the vineyard, wine tasting, bicycle rental) with round trip transfers.
  • While menu is subject to local availabilities, typically it includes:
  • Lovorno skewer - a specialty of the Lovorno village.
  • Aperitif: Grappa with aromatic herbs, homemade liqueurs, dry figs, and homemade sweets.
  • Appetizer: A plate with prosciutto ham, local cheese, sausages, and smoked mutton or pancetta, tomatoes and other vegetables, homemade spread.
  • Main Course: 'Lovers ražnji' (meat roasted on a laurel stick), potatoes, prepared. 
  • Country-style, fried vegetables, seasonal house salad.
  • Dessert: Homemade cake, fruits Turkish coffee/Homemade tea.
  • Accommodation in Hotel More (5-star) in Dubrovnik, double room, sea view, breakfast included.
Day 10

May 8 DUBROVNIK

Detailed Activities
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport for a departure flight
Inclusions
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.

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