Ancient Trade Routes of Croatia

Follow in the footsteps of history from Venice to Dubrovnik

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and sailing traditions of the Venetians, following the trail of the ancient Greek and Roman voyagers.  Begin your journey in romantic Venice, meander the Istrian coast from italy to Montenegro . . .

Discover coastal islands, unspoiled villages & boutique wineries. Visit ancient monasteries, medieval walled towns, UNESCO historical sites.

On this historical journey, you’ll discover 2,000 years of living history and why Croatia is such a fascinating country – the predominant corridor between the riches of the east (Byzantium) and the western trading empire (Venice).

Culture - History - Nature - Sun & Sea

  • Follow the trade routes between Venice and Dubrovnik:
    • Ancient walled cities – Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Rovinj, Pula
    • Hidden bays and coves where pirates hid
    • Ancient Greek, Roman and Illyrian settlements
    • Hilltop villages where islanders fought off the pirates
    • Medieval trading centers
  • Stunning  National Parks like Plitivice & Mljet, said to be Odysseus’ island of the sirens
  • Flexible, mix and match itinerary designed specifically for your interests

Land and sea Odyssey highlights

  • Private Crew, Drivers & Guides
  • Sail aboard a private Sailing Catamaran (4 to 6 cabins), large Gulet (6 to 10 cabins) or small curise ship (10 to 18 cabins) with experienced AE skipper & crew
  • Private wine & cuisine pairings at wineries, restaurants & on board
  • Local olive oil tastings and samplings of regional specialties
  • Chef’s table gourmet dinners with select Croatian wine pairings and local specialties
  • Nature hikes from the Alps to the islands
  • Explore unspoiled islands and the byways of Illyria

Wine & cuisine

Your journey includes private culture and wine tours & tastings, private chef’s table & wine pairings with leading European chef’s, some hidden away in tiny bays and villages.  You’ll experience:

  • Fresh & creative cuisine of Dalmatia
  • Influences of Italian cuisine on Istrian tradition
  • Indigenous wines from Istria to Dalmatia
  • Generous hospitality of local people
  • Meet local chefs across the region
  • Enjoy conversations with vintners leading the region into a wine renaissance