Upon arrival at Split Airport, your driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it ready to take you via the scenic road to Split, to Hotel JUDITA PALACE 4*. After the check-in procedure rest of the day is at your leisure, to relax after your trip and to explore the city. Overnight in Split. Hotel Judita Palace 4*
In the morning, meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for a half-day tour of Split and Trogir. Split is one of the living and breathing monuments both to the way people lived in the past and to different styles and influences that have been carved into its narrow streets, Roman temples, and Christian churches. Outside the palace, the story of Split continues as it spreads from its center, the Palace, to beautiful vistas on the hill of Marjan, to the old town, waterfront (Riva), and its beaches. Trogir is a small island town around 30 km from Split. In the past, the town was a bitter enemy of Split, with wars being waged for the land that lies between the two famous cities. After the tour, you will visit Bibich winery (also presented on No Reservations episode with Anthony Bourdain. There you would have a wine tasting accompanied by a carefully chosen finger food in the village of Plastovo – “the headquarters” of Alen Bibich’s wine production and wine tasting experience. He built a successful private winery in a secluded Dalmatian hinterland, used underrated local varieties to make high-quality labels, and was one of the first exporters of Croatian wine to the USA. After this gastronomic experience, your driver will take you to your hotel in Split. On the way back numerous photo stops are optional, Primosten vista. You would reach Split in the late afternoon hours. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. We suggest having a drink at Vidilica, a beautiful belvedere overlooking the whole of Split and the surrounding area, and having dinner in one of the restaurants on the West coast of city harbor, with stunning views of the city of Split. Overnight in Hotel Judita Palace 4*. Meals: Breakfast, Bibich wine, and food pairing
This morning after breakfast, a private speedboat transfer would be organized for you from Split to Hvar. After reaching Hvar, check-in in Hotel Adriana 4*, refresh yourselves and get ready for a tour of the city of Hvar. Our half-day tour starts with a car transfer to Hvar’s Fortica Castle, which is the best place for the most amazing view of the entire city and island archipelago. After learning more about the castle and its history we’ll begin our gentle stroll down to the city center through lush pine woods until we reach the old part of the town called Groda. At Groda we will stop at Benedictine Nun’s museum where you will see their signature works of art: Agava pattern laces, which last year became UNESCO protected. Afterward, we will discover the city square, Arsenal Theatre, cathedral and finish our tour with espresso at Cafe Piazza. After the tour evening at leisure. Overnight in Hvar. Hotel Adriana 4* Meals: Breakfast
In the morning after breakfast Get ready for a half-day sailing tour of Paklinski islands. Feel the wind in your hair, listen to the sound of waves, and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea as you cruise around Paklinski Islands. Sailing is an art and an activity that restores an often misplaced connection with the natural environment. Not to mention, the sensation of traveling under Mother Nature’s wing toward the silhouette of a remote island at sea is absolutely exhilarating.
The afternoon is reserved for a wine tour. This sublime half-day program visits Hvar's most celebrated wineries. And the choice is entirely up to you! Perhaps it's the Dubokovic-Medvid winery, one of the country's leading boutique winemakers whose signature Plavac mali is superb. Or Bastijana winery, owned by the internationally-famous Croatian enologist Andro Tomic. Rounding out our trio of premier producers is Zlatan Otok, in the very heart of the Plavac mali wine-growing region, Sv. Nedelija. Zlatan Plenkovic's wine studio here is actually built into a sea cliff, with part of it actually below sea level! We'll begin our wine odyssey by following the lavender roads that stretch into the Hvar hills and beyond for about an hour. Once vineyards, these fragrant fields produced more than 600 tons of aromatic oil in the 1960s, but are now mostly abandoned As we drive through this wild beauty, we'll share stories about lavender, Hvar's legendary history, and of course, it's a stunning wine. After the wine tour a lunch a traditional lunch would be organized for you in an authentic setting, such as an olive grove or an abandoned village. In the evening we suggest having dinner in one of the restaurants on Paklenski islands, just in front of Hvar. To get there you can get one of the numerous taxi boats. We suggest RESTAURANT LAGANINI. Overnight in Hvar, Hotel Adriana 4* Meals: Breakfast, Wine tour lunch
In the morning, you will meet your skipper to take you on a private speedboat excursion to visit the Blue cave. Once there you would have to get on an official visitor’s boat to enter the cave and witness the beautiful nature provided light show. After exploring the blue cave, your skipper will take you to Komiža on the island of Vis, for a coffee break and a strawl along the city promenade. After Komiza another unique destination is Stiniva, a small pebble beach hidden in a cove, where you would get some time for swimming and enjoying the sun, only to continue your maritime adventure in the Green cave. After the tour, your skipper would take you for a swim in a crystal clear sea near Palmizana and an optional lunch in one of the restaurants on the same small island. In the late afternoon hours, you would return to Hvar. Overnight in Hvar. Hotel Adriana 4* Meals: Breakfast
In the morning, after breakfast, a private speedboat transfer would be organized for you from Hvar to Split. There. you would meet your driver. He will take you to Dubrovnik. On your way there, 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 to Dubrovnik, for an afternoon in Leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik 5* Meals: Breakfast, Oyster farm tasting
After breakfast, this day is reserved to discover Dubrovnik an ultimate tour for visitors who wish to take in all the main sights and explore the architecture and history of this famous city. Accompanied by our 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. Along the way, you will pay a visit to St. Saviour's, the grandiose Franciscan and Dominican church, and see wine-producing vines believed to be more than 100 years old. 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. The tour lasts two hours and in that time you will be entertained, informed, and leave with a true understanding of Dubrovnik multi-layered past. The rest of the day is at your leisure. We suggest having a combination of relaxing on Banje beach – halfway in between your hotel and old city. Light lunch in one of the restaurants such as restaurant Arsenal and then taking the cable car to Srd Hill overlooking Dubrovnik for an amazing sunset. Overnight in Dubrovnik, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik 5* Meals: Breakfast
Discover the Bay of Kotor, one of the most spectacular sceneries on the Mediterranean, surrounded by high mountains with picturesque small towns along its shores. Drive to Kotor past Risan, once the seat of the Illyrian queen Teuta and picturesque Perast. Meet your local guide for exploring Kotor with the Romanesque cathedral of St Triphun encircled by walls and fortresses included on the UNESCO`s World Heritage List.
Drive along the steep slopes to Cetinje with a breathtaking view over the Bay of Kotor. A short stop in the village of Njeguši for a traditional food tasting. Arrival in Cetinje, once the seat of the Montenegrin rulers, free time for an optional visit to the museum. Return to the coast with a panoramic stop for a view over Sveti Stefan, an exclusive island-hotel. Return drive to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Hotel Villa Dubrovnik 5*. Meals: Breakfast, Njegusi traditional food
In the morning your driver will take you to Dubrovnik International Airport to board your plane. Meals: Breakfast
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