Duration: 10 / 12 Days
Location: Croatia and Montenegro
Highlights: Split, Krka National Park, Hvar Island, Vis Island, Ston, Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Elaphite Islands, Kotor
Unique Experiences: Private Wine Tasting in Boutique Family Wineries, Private Boat Ride to the Oyster Banks including Oyster Tasting, Home – Hosted Lunch in Family Run Tavern
Explore the treasure and culture of south Dalmatia by meeting Diocletian’s and Rector’s Palace, Mestrovic’s Gallery and all other UNESCO protected places in this part of Croatia. By exploring the new places in meantime enjoy wine and food tastings in private boutique family wineries and taverns.
Day 1: Arriving to Split airport, we will transfer you in a luxury vehicle to the hotel of your choice.
Day 2: Today meet your licensed English speaking guide for a tour of Mestrovic Gallery. Ivan Mestrovic - the most celebrated Croatian artist of the 20th century, was a colleague and friend of famous French sculptor Antoine Rodin. Lather on continue to Split’s city centre for a walking tour including visit of Vestibule, Temple of Jupiter, the Peristyle and Diocletian’s Mausoleum now known as Cathedral of St. Dominus
Day 3: Today is a prefect chance to explore one of Croatia’s National Parks, Krka. Area is rich in endemic flora and fauna, containing 222 types of birds. Must visit waterfalls that were created by travertine barriers, islands and lakes. Next stop is private winery tasting room. Enough said!
Day 4: Today’s tour includes visit of most visited destination in Croatia – Hvar island. Ferry ride away, you will visit Stari Grad, Hvar town and not to be missed family run restaurant with unique cooking style.
Day 5: On a private sailing boat tour of Vis island you will enjoy visiting beautiful beaches, caves, best local food and company, learn about traditional way of living on the islands…
Day 6: Today’s itinerary includes transfer from Hvar to Dubrovnik with a stop in Ston where you will enjoy private boat drive to the oyster banks including oyster tasting followed by a traditional light lunch on a private islet.
Day 7: After today’s visit to Konavle region, the southernmost tip of Croatia you will hear a lot of new things. You will learn about silk production at Mrs. Antonia Ruskovic Radonic atelier, followed by a visit of private flour mill with a unique demonstration of how flour used to be produced. Last but not the least is visit to private boutique family winery and taste of the marvellous Prošek.
Day 8: Today’s tour is of Montenegro, Croatia’s neighbouring country. Accompanied by licensed English speaking guide and driver you will visit Perast and the islet “Lady of the Rocks” followed by visit of family run olive grove. Next stop is Kotor, located in the heart of a deep fjord, Old Town is protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Day 9: Enjoy a day at sea on your private motor boat visiting Elaphite Islands. Elaphite archipelago comprises eight islands of which only three are inhabited. The islands are dotted with pine forests, authentic villages and idyllic bays.
Day 10: After leisure breakfast you will meet your English speaking driver for a private transfer to the airport.