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Croatia is gaining a great reputation worldwide for its fine wine.  Here we have put together a tailor made holiday which features all that is great about the wine, together with some cultural and historical trips whilst still allowing for some rest and relaxation.

These trips are individually tailored to guests specific requirements. So please, let us talk with you and design your individual wine and heritage holiday.  Below is just an example, we can put together anything you would like based upon your individual requirement, more R&R ? no problem.  Like to move to an island half way through your holiday ? – no problem.  We’re here ready with our Concierge bespoke holiday service waiting for you.

Day 1

Arrive into Split and enjoy your private transfer from the airport to quality  4 star accommodation in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace.

After settling into your accommodation, later in the afternoon, rendezvous to take a Guided tour of Split with wine tasting accompanied by Croatian starters (cheese & prosciutto, olive oil tasting with cheese).

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 2

Enjoy an early breakfast with pick up from your hotel at 8am.

Take a Speedboat over to the fascinating island of Vis where time has stood still.  This island is steeped in military history as well as having some of the most beautiful natural phenomena  which we shall visit, namely the famous Blue Cave as well as a short stop at the Green Cave and Stiniva Cove.

From here we move onwards again by speedboat to Sv. Nedilja on the sunshine island of Hvar.  Wine tasting with accompanying food in the superb Zlatan Otok Winery. Suggested wine tasting option is wine tasting of 3 wines of Zlatan Otok label – two reds and one white wine variety with traditional Dalmatian snacks (prosciutto & cheese).

From here we will again transfer by boat to take a late lunch (local charged applied),  at Palmižana on the superb Pakleni islands.  A real feel of Robinson Crusoe here amongst the Bohemian setting of the artistic family who live here and have made the place their own over many years.   Stop off at Hvar town to explore this lovely ancient place, before returning  to Split. At around 7pm .

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 3

After breakfast, a later morning pick up from your hotel, between 9-10am.

From here we’ll take an air conditioned drive inland  to the ancient centre of Imotski.  We’ll enjoy a tour of the Red and Blue Lakes of Imostki as well as the Old Town itself.

Here enjoy a visit to a 130 year old Wine Cellar in the centre of Town tasting 3 different wines (one authentic for this region, 2 whites and 1 red) with traditional food (olive oil, prosciutto, cheese, homemade bread).

After wine tasting, move on to an agricultural estate for a Culinary masterclass where you will make and eat your own traditional Croatian dish – homemade veal peka(under the bell)  and uštipci

Return to Split around 5pm

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 4

After breakfast, there is a morning pick up from your hotel at 8.45am to take the ferry to Solta at 9.15.

Here, there is a short drive to the agricultural estate in Gornje Selo, Šolta.   Whilst here, we will take a tour of the agricultural estate.

We shall enjoy wine tasting of 2 different wines (one authentic and native to the island, plus 1 red and 1 rose) with accompanying starters all designed as amuse bouche to flatter the wine flavour. (olive oil tasting, olives, olive tapenades, anchovies) and, to finish our visit here, lunch which will be either meat, veal/chicken or fish option – grilled fish/baked octopus dependent upon what’s the freshest that day.

Return to Split by the afternoon ferry at around 5:30pm.

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 5

After breakfast, morning pick up from your accommodation at 09:00 and drive to the Klis fortress.

Explore this ancient fortress.  See the medieval sword and bow & arrow workshop.

After this, it’s a short drive to our next location – Stella Croatica and olive oil tasting, again with Croatian snacks.

From here,  we shall visit the ancient Roman site at Salona. In the 9th century this was the ancient regional Roman capital of the area where there are monuments and the vestiges of an amphitheatre.

Return to Split around 5 pm

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 6

Following breakfast, pick up from the accommodation at approximately 08.45 and drive to Krka National Park.

From here take the Boat trip to Krka from Skradin and enjoy a short tour of the waterfalls with free time to enjoy this stunning National Park, its wooden walkways and lovely flora and fauna.

After Krka National Park, drive to the ancient town of Sibenik and visit the UNESCO protected St. James Cathedral.  Here we’ll take a  lunch break in a local restaurant with traditional Skradin risotto and a glass or two of Bibic wine to accompany it.

Return to Split around 5 pm

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 7

Breakfast and then a free day in Split for some last minute present and souvenir shopping – or perhaps a trip to nearby Trogir.

Alternatively – optional half day trip to Brac for wine tasting, returning to Split at 13:00

Evening at leisure in Split

Day 8  transfer to airport for return home.

Tailor made itinerary includes

Return flights from the UK

Pick up and drop off for each tour

Private air conditioned vehicle.

Accompanying, fully qualified  English speaking tour guide throughout all trips and activities

Local food – snacks/lunch option

Local Croatian wine and wine tasting

The food activities and tours as described

Insurance

Accommodation on a B&B basis  in 4 star hotel in central Split

Occasionally it may necessary to make amendments or substitutions to an itinerary.  This will be advised locally and will be of similar standard/duration.

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