SUSTAINABLE AND ACTIVE TOUR OF CROATIA

SIGNATURE TOUR

Foodie Highlights:

Soparnik workshop

Peruse Split’s open food market

Wine tasting on the island of Hvar and near Šibenik on route to NP Plitvice Lakes

Traditional organic farmhouse lunch on the island of Hvar

Al fresco dining on mountain ranch

Sightseeing Highlights:

Visit Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Walk along Dubrovnik’s city walls and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and kayak around theWalk along Dubrovnik’s city walls and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and kayak around thewalls

Experience NP Plitvice Lakes

Horseback riding

Explore magical island of Hvar

Discover Croatia’s capital-Zagreb

Price Includes:

10-day tour, luxury air-conditioned transfers with expert English-speaking local guides and driver

9 nights’ accommodations in hotels as stated or similar if not available

Breakfast included daily

2 dinners and 6 lunches

guides and tickets to sights in Dubrovnik, NP Plitvice, Split such as Saint Dominus Cathedral, PalaceBasements in Split, Jupiter Temple, city ramparts in Dubrovnik, Zagreb…

Not included: plane tickets, tips

In this tour reconnecting with nature does not exclude Croatia’s most important sights and towns. Give back and support traditions of the local community, relax in pristine nature, enjoy horseback riding on secluded ranch, explore Dubrovnik while kayaking below its walls…

Price Includes:

10-day tour, luxury air-conditioned transfers with expert English-speaking local guides and driver

9 nights’ accommodations in hotels as stated or similar if not available

Breakfast included daily

2 dinners and 6 lunches

guides and tickets to sights in Dubrovnik, NP Plitvice, Split such as Saint Dominus Cathedral, PalaceBasements in Split, Jupiter Temple, city ramparts in Dubrovnik, Zagreb…

Not included: plane tickets, tips

Foodie Highlights:

Soparnik workshop

Peruse Split’s open food market

Wine tasting on the island of Hvar and near Šibenik on route to NP Plitvice Lakes

Traditional organic farmhouse lunch on the island of Hvar

Al fresco dining on mountain ranch

Sightseeing Highlights:

Visit Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Walk along Dubrovnik’s city walls and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and kayak around theWalk along Dubrovnik’s city walls and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and kayak around thewalls

Experience NP Plitvice Lakes

Horseback riding

Explore magical island of Hvar

Discover Croatia’s capital-Zagreb

In this tour reconnecting with nature does not exclude Croatia’s most important sights and towns. Give back and support traditions of the local community, relax in pristine nature, enjoy horseback riding on secluded ranch, explore Dubrovnik while kayaking below its walls…

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Tour schedule

Day 1 - Arrival Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik. One of the most recognizable destinations in Europe and World. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located near Dubrovnik Old Town. Free evening for rest.

Hotel 5*

Optional: Dinner can be organized in nearby Old Town once you settle and rest in your hotel.

Day 1 - Arrival Dubrovnik

Day 2 - Dubrovnik Kayak and tour

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Explore the Dubrovnik from another perspective. After breakfast experience sea kayaking around the Dubrovnik old town. Learn about the “cursed” island of Lokrum, swim in a secluded cave…Later after freshening up in your hotel lunch will be organized followed by private tour of Dubrovnik old town. Irish author George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik.” The Old Town, protected by city walls, fortresses and bastions, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A walk along the ramparts reveals a view of the enchanting Elafiti Islands. Stroll the cobblestone streets with your local guide to admire Onofrio fountain, the city bell tower, and numerous medieval buildings.
Free evening

Hotel 5*

Optional: private cooking class can be organized in the morning outside of Dubrovnik in a traditional house followed by afternoon guided tour of Dubrovnik.

Pick your ingredients right from the garden and enjoy preparing it with your hosts. Choose wild spices, dug your fingers into the bread mixture, lick some olive oil and blend it all into a rural ambience. Transfer to and from the location of the cooking class will be provided.

Price per person 170 euro
Min 2 people is required.

Day 3 - Dubrovnik - Omiš - Split

- Rafting, Zip Lining and Soparnik demonstration

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Pick up in the morning and 2h transfer to Omiš and surrounding villages or once known as Republic of Poljica, located 30min away from Split. Centuries ago, the autonomous and democratic Republic of Poljica stretched between the rivers Cetina and Žrnovnica. Being fond of good life, its people used everything that nature had to offer. Soparnik, too, is made of several original groceries found in local vegetable patches. It is prepared on an open hearth that every household used to have. At first prepared on church holidays only, over time it became a tradition and a true heritage of the region. The Poljica soparnik is now included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of Croatia, with a protected geographical indication. After demonstration and tasting of Soparnik experience rafting, zip lining or both on the river Cetina and its canyon.
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By experiencing this demonstration, you will contribute to preservation of this ancient dish and support local community.
In the late afternoon transfer to Split, free evening.

 

Hotel 5*

Day 3 - Dubrovnik - Omiš - Split

Day 4 - Split

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Your day will start with a private walking tour of Split's city center with your guide. The city of Split has evolved over the centuries. Split offers a perfect mix of history and modern influences, amazing ancient Roman architecture infused with modern bars, restaurants, and vibrant life. Visit Diocletian's Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally built as a residential summer palace for the Roman emperor, and Split's open green market. Lunch will be organized in the old town of Split. Free afternoon and evening.

Hotel 5*

Optional:

-Nearby UNESCO protected town of Trogir can be included in the guided part of the day (30min away from Split) with addition of ancient Roman city of Salona just outside of Split. Lunch can be organized in Split or Trogir depending on the schedule.

Trogir is a short 30-minute drive north of Split. A small and quaint medieval town connected by a bridge to the mainland. Founded in the 3rd century BC by the Greeks, later rulers were Rome, Byzantium, Venice, and Austria but the deepest cultural expansion has been left by the Croats. Trogir is still very well preserved and is on the UNESCO"S World Heritage list. The city of Salona was built in the 4th Century BC and is situated 9 km from Split on the mouth of the River Jadro and was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. 244-311 AD. We will take you on a guided walk through these ancient remains where you will hear about the history of these turbulent times.

Price per person 110 euro

Price for 1 person 200 euro

-Instead of Trogir in addition to guided tour of Split nearby fortress of Klis (used as a filming location for Game of Thrones) as well as Museum of Alka (ancient equestrian chivalry competition) can be visited with lunch at more rural traditional setting.

Klis fortress 10th century A.D. is one of the most dramatic looking fortresses in Croatia built on a cliff overlooking Split. With its extraordinary historical significance, it is also famous for its use as a location during Game of Thrones filming in Split area. After tour of the fortress and small museum we will continue to small town called Sinj, 20 miles from Split. There we will visit to the museum of Alka- s an equestrian competition held in the Croatian town of Sinj every first Sunday in August since 1715. It commemorates a Croatian-Venetian victory over Ottomans on August 14, 1715 in which the local Christian population of around 700 Croats in cooperation with a smaller number of Venetians managed to defend Sinj against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers.

Price per person 110 euro

Price for 1 person 200 eur

 

Day 5 - Island of Hvar Experience-Winery tasting and lunch

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After breakfast catamaran ride to Hvar (1h 15min). World famous island with history dating back to Ancient Greek times and sunniest island of Croatia with amazing food and wine heritage. Private guided tour of Hvar town followed by scenic drive across the island to Hora. "The Stari Grad Plain”, also known as Hora or Ager, is the oldest, continuously farmed agricultural site on the Mediterranean islands. It is such an impressively preserved testament to the Ancient Greek period that it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008. There In local farmhouse wine tasting and lunch will be organized. Ecological, traditional production will be the center piece of the experience. Enjoy relaxing walk throughout the estate and taste their local olive oil, smell the lavender that they grow and of course taste their wine paired with traditional dishes. In the afternoon after some free time take the catamaran back to Split.

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Hotel 5*

Day 5 - Island of Hvar Experience-Winery tasting and lunch

Day 6 - Split-Velebit mountain ranch

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After breakfast transfer to Velebit luxury mountain ranch. Arrival around lunch time and after some settling in the afternoon horseback riding through surrounding nature will be organized. Wranglers at the Ranch are well versed in natural horsemanship and love sharing their passion for horseback riding with guests of all different experience levels. Depending on the weather conditions dinner can be served al fresco. All the food at the ranch is organic, fresh, local, and even 2 beers are produced at the ranch. Commitment to balanced and restorative cuisine has been recognized by Michelin guide by listing the Ranch in their little big book!

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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Day 7 - Free day at the ranch

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Ranch offers multitude of optional activities such as additional horseback riding, jeep off-road trail,

Canoe expedition, wellness options as yoga, Japanese ofuro hot bath and even bear watching, or you can choose to relax and enjoy your day in the nature.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price of staying at the ranch.

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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Day 7 - Free day at the ranch

Day 8 - Tour of Plitvice Lakes - Zagreb

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After breakfast private guided tour of the NP Plitvice Lakes (3-4h). Breathtakingly beautiful, Plitvice Lakes is UNESCO World Heritage site and oldest national park in Croatia. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves, and waterfalls. Walk on wooden bridges and drive on electric boats so that you can experience firsthand this nature's wonder.

Arrival In Zagreb in the afternoon, free evening.

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Hotel 5*

Day 9 - Zagreb

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In the morning private guided tour of Croatia’s capital. With your private guide explore rich history of Zagreb and discover many influences that formed todays modern city.

Free afternoon/evening for dinner or last-minute shopping.

Hotel 5*

Day 9 - Zagreb

Day 10 - Departure day

After breakfast pick up for your departure flight.

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Tour schedule

Day 1 - Arrival Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik. One of the most recognizable destinations in Europe and World. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located near Dubrovnik Old Town. Free evening for rest.

Hotel 5*

Optional: Dinner can be organized in nearby Old Town once you settle and rest in your hotel.

Day 1 - Arrival Dubrovnik

Day 2 - Dubrovnik Kayak and tour

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Explore the Dubrovnik from another perspective. After breakfast experience sea kayaking around the Dubrovnik old town. Learn about the “cursed” island of Lokrum, swim in a secluded cave…Later after freshening up in your hotel lunch will be organized followed by private tour of Dubrovnik old town. Irish author George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik.” The Old Town, protected by city walls, fortresses and bastions, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A walk along the ramparts reveals a view of the enchanting Elafiti Islands. Stroll the cobblestone streets with your local guide to admire Onofrio fountain, the city bell tower, and numerous medieval buildings.
Free evening

Hotel 5*

Optional: private cooking class can be organized in the morning outside of Dubrovnik in a traditional house followed by afternoon guided tour of Dubrovnik.

Pick your ingredients right from the garden and enjoy preparing it with your hosts. Choose wild spices, dug your fingers into the bread mixture, lick some olive oil and blend it all into a rural ambience. Transfer to and from the location of the cooking class will be provided.

Price per person 170 euro
Min 2 people is required.

Day 3 - Dubrovnik - Omiš - Split

- Rafting, Zip Lining and Soparnik demonstration

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Pick up in the morning and 2h transfer to Omiš and surrounding villages or once known as Republic of Poljica, located 30min away from Split. Centuries ago, the autonomous and democratic Republic of Poljica stretched between the rivers Cetina and Žrnovnica. Being fond of good life, its people used everything that nature had to offer. Soparnik, too, is made of several original groceries found in local vegetable patches. It is prepared on an open hearth that every household used to have. At first prepared on church holidays only, over time it became a tradition and a true heritage of the region. The Poljica soparnik is now included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of Croatia, with a protected geographical indication. After demonstration and tasting of Soparnik experience rafting, zip lining or both on the river Cetina and its canyon.
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By experiencing this demonstration, you will contribute to preservation of this ancient dish and support local community.
In the late afternoon transfer to Split, free evening.

 

Hotel 5*

Day 3 - Dubrovnik - Omiš - Split

Day 4 - Split

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Your day will start with a private walking tour of Split's city center with your guide. The city of Split has evolved over the centuries. Split offers a perfect mix of history and modern influences, amazing ancient Roman architecture infused with modern bars, restaurants, and vibrant life. Visit Diocletian's Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally built as a residential summer palace for the Roman emperor, and Split's open green market. Lunch will be organized in the old town of Split. Free afternoon and evening.

Hotel 5*

Optional:

-Nearby UNESCO protected town of Trogir can be included in the guided part of the day (30min away from Split) with addition of ancient Roman city of Salona just outside of Split. Lunch can be organized in Split or Trogir depending on the schedule.

Trogir is a short 30-minute drive north of Split. A small and quaint medieval town connected by a bridge to the mainland. Founded in the 3rd century BC by the Greeks, later rulers were Rome, Byzantium, Venice, and Austria but the deepest cultural expansion has been left by the Croats. Trogir is still very well preserved and is on the UNESCO"S World Heritage list. The city of Salona was built in the 4th Century BC and is situated 9 km from Split on the mouth of the River Jadro and was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. 244-311 AD. We will take you on a guided walk through these ancient remains where you will hear about the history of these turbulent times.

Price per person 110 euro

Price for 1 person 200 euro

-Instead of Trogir in addition to guided tour of Split nearby fortress of Klis (used as a filming location for Game of Thrones) as well as Museum of Alka (ancient equestrian chivalry competition) can be visited with lunch at more rural traditional setting.

Klis fortress 10th century A.D. is one of the most dramatic looking fortresses in Croatia built on a cliff overlooking Split. With its extraordinary historical significance, it is also famous for its use as a location during Game of Thrones filming in Split area. After tour of the fortress and small museum we will continue to small town called Sinj, 20 miles from Split. There we will visit to the museum of Alka- s an equestrian competition held in the Croatian town of Sinj every first Sunday in August since 1715. It commemorates a Croatian-Venetian victory over Ottomans on August 14, 1715 in which the local Christian population of around 700 Croats in cooperation with a smaller number of Venetians managed to defend Sinj against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers.

Price per person 110 euro

Price for 1 person 200 eur

 

Day 5 - Island of Hvar Experience-Winery tasting and lunch

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After breakfast catamaran ride to Hvar (1h 15min). World famous island with history dating back to Ancient Greek times and sunniest island of Croatia with amazing food and wine heritage. Private guided tour of Hvar town followed by scenic drive across the island to Hora. "The Stari Grad Plain”, also known as Hora or Ager, is the oldest, continuously farmed agricultural site on the Mediterranean islands. It is such an impressively preserved testament to the Ancient Greek period that it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008. There In local farmhouse wine tasting and lunch will be organized. Ecological, traditional production will be the center piece of the experience. Enjoy relaxing walk throughout the estate and taste their local olive oil, smell the lavender that they grow and of course taste their wine paired with traditional dishes. In the afternoon after some free time take the catamaran back to Split.

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Hotel 5*

Day 5 - Island of Hvar Experience-Winery tasting and lunch

Day 6 - Split-Velebit mountain ranch

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After breakfast transfer to Velebit luxury mountain ranch. Arrival around lunch time and after some settling in the afternoon horseback riding through surrounding nature will be organized. Wranglers at the Ranch are well versed in natural horsemanship and love sharing their passion for horseback riding with guests of all different experience levels. Depending on the weather conditions dinner can be served al fresco. All the food at the ranch is organic, fresh, local, and even 2 beers are produced at the ranch. Commitment to balanced and restorative cuisine has been recognized by Michelin guide by listing the Ranch in their little big book!

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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Day 7 - Free day at the ranch

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Ranch offers multitude of optional activities such as additional horseback riding, jeep off-road trail,

Canoe expedition, wellness options as yoga, Japanese ofuro hot bath and even bear watching, or you can choose to relax and enjoy your day in the nature.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price of staying at the ranch.

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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Day 7 - Free day at the ranch

Day 8 - Tour of Plitvice Lakes - Zagreb

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After breakfast private guided tour of the NP Plitvice Lakes (3-4h). Breathtakingly beautiful, Plitvice Lakes is UNESCO World Heritage site and oldest national park in Croatia. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves, and waterfalls. Walk on wooden bridges and drive on electric boats so that you can experience firsthand this nature's wonder.

Arrival In Zagreb in the afternoon, free evening.

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Hotel 5*

Day 9 - Zagreb

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In the morning private guided tour of Croatia’s capital. With your private guide explore rich history of Zagreb and discover many influences that formed todays modern city.

Free afternoon/evening for dinner or last-minute shopping.

Hotel 5*

Day 9 - Zagreb

Day 10 - Departure day

After breakfast pick up for your departure flight.

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