Captivating Croatia and Montenegro (Summer 2018)
About City of Zagreb, Croatia
- Dubrovnik: Feel the warm hospitality of this ancient city, as you join your travel companions for a delicious dinner hosted at an atmospheric local restaurant.
- Kumrovec: Meet a local family and enjoy lunch at their popular family-owned eatery, while overlooking the fairy-tale Veliki Tabor Castle set in the countryside.
- Zagreb: Raise a glass of wine, as you drink a toast to new friends and memories at your finale Celebration Dinner hosted in the heart of the city.
- Tivat: Relish the finest food and wine of Montenegro at a local winery where you’ll have the chance to meet the vintner and enjoy a spectacular farm-to-table dinner. Winemaking in Croatia dates back some 2,500 years when the ancient Greeks occupied the southern Dalmatian islands. Today it is a thriving industry with some old-world grape varieties still in use.
- Ston: Join your captain for a boat ride to the floating oyster beds of the Adriatic and watch as a farmer brings in the ropes and shucks oysters in front of you. Savour your first mouthful, straight from the sea, served with freshly-squeezed lemon and a chilled glass of local wine. Return to the shore for a family-style, Sea-to-Table lunch hosted at the captain’s very own restaurant.
- Split: Enjoy a Mediterranean dinner of seasonal cuisine served in one of the city’s best restaurants.
- Dining Summary: 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 2 Lunches (L), 5 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
- Zagreb: Join your Local Expert on an orientation city tour showcasing the charming atmosphere of the lower town then travel to the medieval upper town by funicular to see the colourful Church of St. Mark and Lotrščak Tower.
- Dubrovnik: Join your Local Expert for a cultural exploration of Dubrovnik’s many wonders, then embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik, gazing out at spectacular vistas of the Adriatic Sea and mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs.
- Kotor: Visit the enchanting town of Kotor, nestled between dramatic mountains and a spectacular bay. See its romantic Old Town, ancient alleyways and Venetian walls, concluding your visit at the legendary Our Lady of the Rocks.
- Boljenovići: Follow the Old Napoleon Way to the hilltop Vina Vukas winery and meet the passionate winemaker who will share with you trade secrets and tastings of famous blends.
- Split: Join your Local Expert for a highlight tour of Split with stops at St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter and the Golden Gate.
- Dubrovnik: Meet Matija and Giorgio Vierda, master jewellery craftsmen who use ancient goldsmith techniques. Their family’s historical pieces are so famous they can be found amongst the country’s most treasured possessions at the Ethnological museum.
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Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Ranking the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world, Croatia is blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000km of rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation. Even during the heavily visited months of July and August there are still enough off-the-beaten-track islands, quiet coves and stone-built fishing villages to make you feel as if you’re visiting Europe at its most unspoiled.
Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. In 2007, the country received peak level of tourism which almost reached pre-war volumes. As a result, many roads have been renovated (reducing driving time) and many hotels have been constructed or renovated. A sovereign state in Southeastern Europe, Montenegro is a land exploding with colour.