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Taste of Croatia - Signature Tour tour

Taste of Croatia - Signature Tour

Adventure Unbound
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 4,190 $ 466 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover Croatia
  • Enjoy Split's intoxicating flavour
  • Visit Brač, the Adriatic's third largest island whose cragged karst limestone cliffs are well-known throughout the world
  • Experience sail on our yacht to Splitska, where we debark for a hike through verdant vineyards and olive groves--two of Croatia's most famed products
  • Experience with a tour of the Museum of the Sardine Fisherman
  • Visit the summer home of Petar Hektorović, one of Croatia's poets, in Tvrdalj

Short Description

An Epicurean Voyage on Yacht & Foot
Croatia and its miles of glittering coastline embodies a collage of cultures--and Croatia Unbound's Taste of Croatia tour embodies all of that culture in its cuisine.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Split
End City Dubrovnik

Destinations

Croatia

Cities & Attractions

Hvar Island Korcula Island Split

Age Requirement

12 years

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Croatia!

Accommodation: Hotel Persitil or similar

Upon arrival in Split, one of Croatia's many historic, beautiful cities, check into your hotel and possibly set out to explore the city's many sites.

Day 2: Split to Brač

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

After breakfast, we begin our day with a walking tour down to Split's lively port brocaded with ancient architecture. Croatia--set at the edge of empires--embodies the cultures and aesthetics of many world powers, and you can trace the country's motley history in each of its unique monuments.

Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace is the pinnacle of our tour. Gaze upon it's extensive colonnaded square and bustling arterial streets where modern businesses meet ancient Roman ruins. Diocletian's palace demonstrates Croatia's hybridized culture with its Egypiant pink granite columns topped with Corinthian capitals, it's black sphinxes standing sentinal and the somber, sacramental aesthetic of the Baptisery of St. John. Enjoy Split's intoxicating flavor throughout the morning.  We will have lunch at a traditional Croatian restaurant in the old town before heading to the yacht

By mid-afternoon we board our yacht waiting in the harbor and relax with a drink and some snacks. Settle into your cabin and take in the views as we sail to the Island of Brač (weather permitting), where we dock nearby the Pučišća harbor. If poor weather doesn't permit our afternoon travels, we remain in Split for the evening before setting out early the next morning.

Wherever we harbor, tonight you indulge in your first Croatian culinary experience. You might be treated to pašticada, a beef pot roast--a traditional Dalmatian festival dish. Or taste the Dalmatian's answer to crepes, the palačinke, whose diverse yet always deliciously sweet filling are the ideal end to the meal.

Day 3: Brač, Splitska, and Hvar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

On today's adventure menu is Brač, the Adriatic's third largest island whose cragged karst limestone cliffs are well-known throughout the world. As we tour the town of Pučišća and its stone cutting school, you learn more about the white marble quarries and the remarkable structures they have helped create. After, take in the town itself--a work of art in its own right with its white-roofed, Baroque buildings lining the hills.

Later, sail on our yacht to Splitska, where we debark for a hike through verdant vineyards and olive groves--two of Croatia's most famed products. Our walk takes us to Skrip, an ancient city still bearing remnants of early Illyrian, Roman and Croatian cultures. Visit the Native Museum of the Island of Brač's and view the relics and artifacts that remain from cultures long ago.

Once we leave the museum, sit down for a fresh Croatian lunch with one of the locals and see what other sights Skrip has to offer. The island is blessed with olive oil, almonds, grapes and sour cherries--all perfect to taste as you sit in the sun. After lunch, you continue our exploration of Brač with a drive to Vidova Gora, the Croatian Island's highest peak. Take in the panoramic views before setting off on a brief hike to Pustinja Blaca, a monastery tucked away into the mountains. Founded by Glagolitic monks hiking from the Turks in the 16th century, the Blaca hermitage incorporates the original cave the two monks sought refuge in. After our tour, continue hiking the pine forests toward the cerulean coasts. Take a dip before we set sail to Hvar's Vrboska.

We dine on board tonight, and our excellent chefs give you a true taste of Croatia and it's collage of cultures. You may have black risotto, or crni rižot, which speaks to Croatia's Italian heritage. Conclude your meal with another traditiaon Croatian desert such as fresh figs served with lemon juice. After dinner, yoy may choose to find your way to shore for some local wine tasting or stay on board for some stargazing.

Day 4: Vrboska to Stari Grad and Hvar Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

Today you explore Vrboska, or "little Venice," whose arching bridges and winding canal are reminicent of its Italian namesake. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles can be traced in its houses and historic churches, and the 16th century fortress-church of St. Mary of Mercy stands as a formidable reminder of the Croatian's past attempts to defend against Turkish invasion.

Though Vrboska breathes of Venice, it's also very much a fishingtown--a heritage you experience with a tour of the Museum of the Sardine Fisherman. Learn about the deep ties between Croatia and the sea--and the origin of Starkist Tuna Company--before heading to Hvar's countryside. As we ramble through the fields of lavendar dotted with olive groves and vineyards, you'll understand why many know Hvar as the Queen of the Croatian islands. Our walk takes us to Stari Grad, where our yacht awaits.

Once there, we visit the summer home of Petar Hektorović, one of Croatia's poets, in Tvrdalj. The fortress bears the poet's favorite quotes as well as a picturesque courtyard and fish pool. After, visit a museum housed within a monastery, wander the piazza, and gaze up at the Illyrian Cyclopean Walls. We return to the yacht for lunch, after which we may choose to anchor in the city's port or anchor farther away in a secluded cove. If we stay in town, experience Hvar town's night life after another dinner of Croatian delicacies.

Day 5: Hvar to Vis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

Though Stari Grad may be the city of colors, Hvar Town is the Adriatic's crown jewel. Rise early and enjoy the local market and the town's stimulating vibe. You may also choose to walk up to the Genoese Fortress that sits high above the town, the theater, Franciscan monastery and the cathedral. You also have the option of a hike passing through the Velo Grablje valley and down to coast off Milna.

Rejoin with the group this afternoon and enjoy some lunch as we sail to Vis. If weather permits, we cross the chanel and anchor in Komiza or Vis. Vis, an outlying island, is actually as close to Italy as it is to Croatia--a distance that has allowed it to define its own unique style. Taste the savory bread Komiška pogača, sometimes known as Komiža flat cake, in Vis. If we stop in Komiza, you may have the opportunity to taste some raki, a local homebrew brewed from carob pods.

Day 6: Vis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

This morning we either finish our travels to Vis or set out to explore. If the weather is nice, visit the glowing blue waters of Biševo’s Blue Grotto--a partially immersed cave whose waters reflect a vivid aquamarine. After our stop at the grotto, hike through the maquis shrubs and pine trees that dot the island on our way to a picturesque cove where our yacht awaits.

This afternoon, explore more of Vis' intriguing and enigmenatic history. Closed to tourism until 1989, Vis retains submarine depots and military tunnels alongside its vineyards. We stop for some wine tasting before visiting Mount Hum's cave systems, where Nazi-resistance leader Joseph Tito sought shelter, and the coves where submarines were concealed during the Cold War.

Our evening brings us to port either in Vis or Komiza. Enjoy the evening as you wish as both towns offer plenty to explore and excite. You can create your own culinary adventure--let your taste buds lead you where they may.

Day 7: Korčula

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

Our day begins early as we travel about 5-6 hours to the island of Korcula. Known for its olive oil, white wine known as Grk and ship building, Korcula has plenty to offer beyond its stunning medieval walls.  Marco Polo was said to be born here amongst the stone churches and palaces. Take in the sights and rich history on our walking tour before we stop by the Cukarin, a delicious bakery owned by the talented Mrs. Smiljana. Taste her mouthwatering wares before heading back to the yacht. Take a dip before we sit down to more culinary treats. If the day allows, we may have time to visit one of Korcula's best wineries for a private tour. We also plan to invite some friends on board to treat us to "klapa," an a cappella singing style performed by 4-6 men. It's a culturally rich, personal treat for this tour.

Day 8: Korčula and Pelješac Peninsula

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Romanca Yacht

After breakfast, we sail to the Pelješac Peninsula, Dalmatia's largest peninsula. It's sparsely populated and largely houses vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and macchia. Set off on a 5-mile walk along the peninsula, starting from the botanically-bent village of Viganj and heading toward Orebič. Take in the pine groves and pomegranate trees as you walk, then relax on one of Orebič's famed beaches with Mt Ilija standing in the background. We may stop by a maritime museum on the way as well. Once we've finished our walk, return to the yacht and sail to the tip of Pelješac. Anchor and indulge in a festive, farewell dinner on board!

Day 9: Pelješac Peninsula, Ston, Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast

Rise for our final maritime breakfast before saying goodbye to the crew. Return to land for some more exploration of Pelješac Peninsula. Our first stop is the city of Ston and its dramatic Walls of Stone that wind through the mountains to Mali Ston. Walk along the European Wall of China a bit before visiting (and tasting the goods of) the expansive acres of oyster and mussel farms Pelješac is also known for. You can also sample some Dingač, the well-loved Pelješac wine.

After we finish tasting Ston's salty goods, we head to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik's ancient, gleaming marble streats and baroque architecture are sure to impress. You might recognize this well-preserved medieval town as King's Landing from HBO's Game of Thrones. Settle into a hotel of your choosing before setting out to explore Dubrovnik as you wish.

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Small Group - 24 max

Age Notes

Min. Age: 12 years

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