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SOUTH CROATIA

DESCRIPTION

Did you ever think having everything is impossible? Well, with us it is not. You get the best of South Croatia. Known for its marvelous coast, numerous islands, beaches, preserved nature and cultural sights, the South is a true treasure chest.

Dubrovnik is a world known destination, but there are stories and sights only locals can share with you, and they are waiting for you. Once you´ve soaked up all the history and your learning skills need a break, you can explore Pelješac wines and local specialties. Islands of Korčula, Lastovo and Mljet will show you the beauties you didn't think could exist. This experience is a synergy of profound history, the young and the old, tradition and modern living, greenery and blue abyss, peace and quiet. Just imagine standing on the edge of a lighthouse, in a hidden bay, surrounded with nothing but a clear blue sky, white rocks and the occasional interruption of seagulls arguing. (They were probably arguing about the fish you are about to taste in the local family restaurant.) One gem left in our chest – picturesque Cavtat, just a short ride away from Dubrovnik, as a perfect farewell.

MIN: 6 persons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

MAX: 14 persons

UPON REQUEST: If there is a bigger group, we will split it in smaller ones at the destination because of safety and to provide a more authentic experience.

DAILY OVERVIEW

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL

After arriving at the airport, your guide and driver, who will both be with you for the next 7 days as your hosts, will wait for you at Arrivals and drive you to your booked accommodation with a brief introduction of the itinerary.

DAY 2 – INTRODUCTION TO THE CITY AND FOOD & WINE PAIRING

The driver and guide will pick you up after breakfast at your hotel and drive to the Old city, where you will have a guided tour of Dubrovnik city walls and the city itself. This tour will end in one of the best Old city restaurants with a Michelin recommendation, famous for traditional meals. Ana, the owner and sommelier will give you an introduction to our traditional meals, along with a five course lunch and wine pairing. After lunch, for the rest of the day you have free time. Your guide will be available for any questions or recommendations on what to do.

DAY 3 – NERETVA RIVER VALLEY TOUR

This is a full day Neretva region tour, perfectly made for exploring a different part of South Croatia and a different gastronomy offer. We will go to the Neretva valley, where our host will wait for us. You will get to enjoy a ride in an old vessel along Neretva river for one and a half hour, where you will be able to see traditional plantations of citrus fruits: lemons, oranges and clementines – the biggest such plantains in Croatia. Afterwards we will visit an old ‘’konoba’’ by the river where a Rhapsody of frogs will be served – different courses showing different way of preparing this traditional meal. After the expected 5 pm return to the hotel, you can enjoy your free time and relax after an exciting day.

DAY 4 – WINE TOUR IN STON  + MLJET TOUR

The driver and guide will pick you up after breakfast at your hotel and drive to Ston, where you will walk around the town and visit the famous salt panes. After that, we will take you to the winery Vukas where you will have a wine tasting tour. A ferry from Prapratno, a nearby village, will take you to Mljet island where you will take a National Park tour. Mljet is an island with two salt lakes, and another island in one of them! Certainly not something you see every day. After the return from Mljet island, the driver will take you back to your accommodation.

DAY 5 – CAVTAT & KONAVLE TOUR

After breakfast and another pick up at the hotel, you will drive to Cavtat, which is the southernmost town of Croatia with a lovely sea promenade and many significant historical buildings. After a visit to the birthplace of Vlaho Bukovac, one of the most famous Croatian painters and founders of the modern Croatian painting, you will take a ride to one of our hosts in the same region where you will participate in a cooking class, learning how to make traditional meals with a local family. Your driver will return you to your hotel afterwards.

DAY 6 – THREE ISLANDS TOUR

While enjoying the boat ride and panoramic views of Dubrovnik, this tour will show you the best of real island life. You will get to see the three most beautiful islands of Dubrovnik archipelago: Koločep, Lopud and Šipan, the only three of the Elafiti islands which are inhabited. You can swim in the crystal clear sea, wander around in the shade of the Mediterranean vegetation and explore interesting small villages in Dalmatian style.

DAY 7 – CRAFT BEER PARTY

You will have free time during the day, either to do some exploring on your own or just relax at the beach with a cocktail in hand. In the evening, the driver and guide will take you to an organized in-nature outdoor cooking show & craft beer party, where you can relax and end your journey in the best way possible.

DAY 8 - DEPARTURE

After the check out, you will have an airport transfer with your designated driver and guide. They will be there to help you with everything and to say goodbye.

PACKAGES INCLUDE:

- 7 night accommodation

- Airport transfers

- Tour transfers

- Private guide – the same one for the whole week

- Private driver – the same one for the whole week

- All activities

- 7 breakfasts

- 6 lunches

- 1 dinner