Private Club & Group Journeys

Unique journeys through the heart of Croatia - personalized experiences for any size group

Adriatic Experience Private Club & Group Journeys set the standard for authentic local experiences in Croatia & the Adriatic.  Our itineraries include sailing, boutique hotels,  villa based holidays, cultural & historic experiences, wine tours & active vacations for groups from 6 to 30 people. We specialize in creating personalized experiences for any size group.  

7 Day or 14 Day Sailing Adventure

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and sailing traditions of Croatia, following the trail of the ancient Greek and Roman voyagers.  Meander the coastal islands, unspoiled villages & boutique wineries.  Visit ancient monasteries, medieval walled towns, UNESCO historical sites,  with the comfort and ease of living on-board with spacious cabins, on-board chef, full crew and specially selected wines.

You’ll moor in out of the way places, sail into small harbours, visit island villages and stop to enjoy the spectacular hidden bays, swimming & sea the Adriatic is famous for. Your culture and wine tours are arranged for you privately as well as special meals on board and at the wine estates and cellars.

Your private tour includes:

  • 7 or 14 days sailing aboard a private Sailing Gulet or Catamaran.
  • 4+ days of cultural tours
  • Walking tours of historic sites
  • Local Festivals & Events
  • Stunning  National Parks
  • Local olive oil tastings and samplings of Dalmatian specialties such as Prsut, cheeses, local fish pates, traditional cakes and sweets and other Dalmatian delicacies
  • Gourmet dinners on board with selected Croatian wines and local specialty meals chosen to compliment each wine tasting
  • Plenty of time for swimming in quiet bays, snorkeling & basking in the sun
  • Private chef on board
  • Flexible itinerary designed specifically for your group and interests
  • Experienced AE skipper & crew
  • Private local guides
  • Custom options such as:
    — Wine tasting on Hvar island, Peljesac Wine Country, Korcula, Brac island
    — Professional photographer to inspire your own photos and document your trip
    — Hiking, biking & kayaking on the islands
    — Cooking classes in traditional Istrian & Dalmatian cooking on board
  • Sail from Split or Dubrovnik

Bucolic Istria Wine & Cuisine Renaissance

7 to 10 Day Istrian Adventure

Your Croatian Wine Renaissance Istria holiday is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local Istrian wine traditions, cuisine and bucolic Istrian lifestyle. You’ll visit wine estates, family wineries and garage wineries in the most famous wine producing areas of Istria – Poreč, Buje, Pula and Rovinj in the west, the central hill towns around Buzet and Pazin & the eastern vineyards near Labin.

Your private tour includes:

  • 7 to 10 day stay at one of our Istrian wine estates, private villa, boutique hotel or luxurious seaside resort
  • 4 days of Wine & Culture Tours
  • Your hoice of activities and special interests
    • wine tasting cellars
    • local historic sites
    • hill towns
    • historic ports
    • truffle hunting
    • biking, hiking and kayaking
    • cooking classes
  • Local cuisine, olive oil tasting and sampling of local specialties such as Istrian truffles, Prsut, cheeses on each tour
  • Private chef for breakfasts (daily) and dinners for tours, which include villa stays
  • Opportunity to buy local wines at the wineries. This is a real treat because a great many of the best wines never leave the region
  • Private local guides
  • Optional extended sail 

The Footprints of History Grand Croatia Journey

14 Day Journey including Island Hopping Sail between Split & Dubrovnik

Historically, Croatia has been a lively corridor between east and west. The architecture and cultural influences of the Greeks, the Romans, the Venetians, the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Turks and the Ottomans is evident throughout the land.

One of our favorite Istrian wine makers, Ivica Matosevic, gets to the heart of the Croatian experience, culture & tradition:

“My grandfather lived in Austria, my father was born in Italy, I was raised in Yugoslavia, and my daughter was born in Croatia, yet nobody ever moved.” 

Our cultural tours your back in time to discover the rich heritage and traditions  preserved in local stories, cuisine and culture. We explore Croatia’s architecture, stone masonry, monasteries, wine making, olive oil production, lavender oil processing and of course traditional cuisine and wines.

Your private Journey includes:

  • 7 days exploring Croatia & Slovenia by land
  • 7 days on board private small luxury cruise ship or sailing Catamaran
  • 7 day tours & activities
  • Explore charming Ljubljana & Slovenian Lake District
  • Walking tour of old town Dubrovnik (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Wine tasting in Peljesac Wine country (the Napa Valley of Croatia)
  • Discover hidden Hvar island – vineyards & plains of Stari Grad (UNESCO World Heritage Site), medieval fortress, chic Hvar Town, lavender fields & historic villages
  • Explore trendy Split & Diocletian’s palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Visit  Zadar, the ancient capital of Dalmatia (founded 3,000 years ago), including a visit to the Ancient Glass Museum
  • Visit to Roman Forum in Pula (built 27BC)
  • Discover the truffles, wine and cuisine of medieval Istrian hill towns
  • Exclusive wine pairings, dinners at some of the best restaurants in Croatia, farm-to-table & local seaside meals at traditional family ‘Konobas”
  • Choice of local activities:
    • Hiking, biking & kayaking
    • Cooking classes in traditional Istrian & Dalmatian cooking
  • Private local AE Guides who love to share their stories, traditions and experiences