Essential Croatia Cultural Journey

Experience Croatia - the unspoiled culture, cuisine & wine, natural beauty & complicated history

Experience the essence of Croatia  – in style – from the classic European city of Zagreb, to the natural beauty of Ljubljana & Slovenia,  to bucolic Istria,  stunning Pltivica National Park, and on to the Adriatic islands & iconic Dubrovnik.  

Our Essential Croatia Cultural Journey includes private drive through continental Croatia, Istria & along the central coast to Split.  Then your choice of sailing on your private yacht or luxury Catamaran to Dubrovnik, or follow the coastal route by private car.

Discover the villages, lifestyle, history, culture, architeture and rich tapestry that is the essence of Croatia.   You will leave your journey with a lasting, visceral impression of the culture and complicated history of the region through its iconic & remote destinations, the people you meet along the way and the unspoiled villages you visit.

Travel your way   
            . . .   your style, your pace, your journey

ESSENTIAL CROATIA HIGHLIGHTS

Start your journey in one of Europe’s Classic “old-world” capitals, Zagreb, Venice, Ljublana, Vienna, Prague.  

Flavors of Istria – hill towns, truffles, wine & cuisine
Rovinj | Motovun | Pula | Porec | Livade | Groznjan | Buzet | Bale

  • Stay at Wine Country Estate in the heart of the Istria,  5 star Seaside Resort or classic boutique hotel in iconic Rovinj old town or harbor
  • Tour Istria hill towns, Rovinj, Pula Roman Forum (UNESCO World Heritage Site) & Motovun
  • Bike the backroad trails through the pretty countryside
  • Try tasting indigenous wine varietals at Grand Cro wineries such as Meneghetti, Roxanich, Matosevic & Kozlovic wineries
  • Enjoy the famous Istrian cuisine, truffles, wine and warm hospitality of its people
  • Try your hand making local dishes in private cooking class

Stunning nature of Plitvica National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

  • Stay at classic country hotel just outside the park
  • Spend a relaxing day walking through the spectacular waterfalls & nature of Plitvica

Trendy Split – gateway to  the islands & cultural center of Dalmatia

  • Stay in one of the lovely boutique hotels in the old palace
  • Spend the day wandering the old town and the splendid promenade, the heart of Split, where locals stroll and meet up with friends
  • Walking tour will take you through Diocletian’s palace, the old town, beautiful produce & fish markets and Marjan park
  • Experience the heart of Dalmatian cuisine and wines
  • Learn the secrets of Dalmatian island recipes and cooking in private cooking classes

Island hop the unspoiled Adriatic islands from Split to Dubrovnik 
Hvar | Brac | Vis | Lastovo | Korcula | Sipan | Mljet | Elafiti Islands | Kotor Bay

  • Board your private sailing yacht or catamaran in Split (alternative route is by private car along the spectacular coast from Split to Dubrovnik)
  • Stop along the way at island wineries, small villages, historical sites, ancient ruins
  • Experience the renaissance in Croatian cuisine & wine at private chef’s table dinners & tastings
  • Take a private cooking class with an island chef 
  • Experience the unique culture, unspoiled island lifestyle, dazzling sun, sea & sailing of the Adriatic Coast
  • Swim in deserted bays, enjoy gourmet meals & clear water snorkeling
  • Depart yacht in Dubrovnik

Iconic Dubrovnik – a step back in time

  • Stay at luxury seaside hotel or classic boutique hotel in the old town
  • Immerse yourself in a time gone by in this ancient commercial city with cobbled streets, fortress walls & medieval architecture
  • Pirvate local guides share their traditions
  • For Game of Thrones fans, here’s you chance to immerse yourself in King’s Landing, Littlefinger’s Brothel, Cercei’s Walk of Shame, Joffrey’s Nameday celebration and many more scenes 
  • Enjoy warm summer evenings listening to the music and nightlife of the Dubrovnik summer festival
  • Take a day trip to discover Historic Bosnia & Herzegovina or the stunning beauty of Montenegro