June 26th – July 03rd 2022
Day 1. Sunday |June 26th | Trogir/Milna (Brač)
Check in at 2:00 PM in Trogir, City Port. After settling in cabins, welcome drink and snacks the departure is at about 2:00 PM for Island Brač, the town of Milna. The afternoon is free and we stay overnight in Milna. Upon the arrival you will have free time for sightseeing. Dinner is served on board.
Day 2. Monday |June 27th| Islands Brač & Hvar
Leaving from Milna after breakfast, swimming on one of the most beautiful beaches named Zlatni Rat on island Brač. After lunch we depart for the “lavender oil” island Hvar. The afternoon is free for visiting one of the most attractive towns on Croatian coast, or the castle above the old town. We stay overnight in a bay opposite Hvar.
OPTIONAL (at extra cost):
Morning tour to Vidova gora and lunch at OPG Gažul
Vidova gora is the highest peak of the island of Brač, and the highest island mountain peak in the entire Adriatic. Vidova gora offers a beautiful view of Bol, the popular beach “Zlatni rat” and the island of Hvar. The rural household “Gažul” offers a rich selection of local food and entertainment in a pleasant climate
OPTIONAL: Wine tasting in winery Stina in place Bol.
Wine tasting includes:
Stina Pošip, Stina Pošip Majstor, Stina Plavac mali barrique, Stina Plavac mali Majstor
White bread or grisini, extra vergin olive oil, Sheep cheese from island of Pag, ham
Winery tour with guide
Day 3. Tuesday|June 28th| Islands Hvar & Vis
After breakfast served on board follows the departure for the panoramic cruise through the Pakleni islands toward island Vis. After lunch on board, you can swim in the bay and afterwards we leave for island Vis, the town of Vis and spend the night there.
OPTIONAL (at extra cost): Gastro and History tour (duration 4-5 hours)
– Visit to highest peak of Vis Island – Hum (panorama view)
– Driven tour through Inland if Vis Island
– Visit to local village house hold /village Podhumlje
– Visit to former RAF (Royal Air Force) airport
– Panorama point of Vis town
– Wine tasting in best Vis’s wine cellar /near Vis town (Wine tasting includes: 3 types of wine – Plavac Vugava, Rose and snack)
– Local delicacies tasting in the local village household (olive oil tasting, 2 types of home-made liqueurs, fish pate, Komisan pie, dessert)
Day 4. Wednesday|June 29th| Islands Vis & Korčula
After leaving Vis we sail to island Korčula. Lunch is served in the bay and after swimming we go towards Korčula, and stay there overnight.
Vela Luka is known for its traditional olive growing and the autochthonous Korčula olive variety – lastovki. In addition to varietal oils of swallow and small ruminant and a blend of these two varieties, in our tasting room you can find other traditional products: brandies, liqueurs, jams, teas, pickled motar, flavoured olive oils, soap and other natural handmade products.
OPTIONAL: possible visit of Blue Cave early in the morning (tickets are not included in the price)
OPTIONAL: on the way from Vis to Korčula, it is possible to stop in Vela Luka for olive oil tasting in Household Surjan.
OPTIONAL: visit to an agritourism treasure hidden in the dark pone covered hills of Korčula. Built by the Marovic family inside their tiny stone house, Eko Skoj is part tasting-room (you can sample homemade jams, marmalades and liqueurs); part olive oil factory (they’ll give you a lesson on how they produce their award-winning oils by hand, as well as a tasting of the goods)
Day 5. Thursday|June 30th | Korčula/Mljet
Departure from Korčula to the National Park on island Mljet, walking tour through the park is possible until lunch and the afternoon is reserved for swimming.). Mljet National Park is a large area that borders two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometres. Right in the middle of the Large Lake, there is a small island/islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with a large building of the former Benedictine monastery, erected there in the 12th century. The monastery’s building is now café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake (boat ticket is not included in park entrance).
We stay overnight in Pomena on island Mljet.
NOTE: tickets for NP Mljet are not included in the charter price
OPTIONAL: Bike tour in NP Mljet
DAY 6. Friday| July 1st |Mljet/Pučišća
Ship departs Mljet in the morning. Free time for swimming during lunch time. Arrival in place Pučišća (small quiet port on island Brač) up to 5:30PM. Overnight in Pučišća.
DAY 7. Saturday|July 2nd| Pučišća / Trogir
After breakfast sailing towards Trogir. Trogir is another historical site listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage; visit to this picturesque medieval town with it’s beautiful Cathedral of St Lawrence. The afternoon is free for sightseeing. This evening you will have Captain’s dinner with live music. We spend our last night in Trogir.
Day 8. Sunday|July 3rd| Trogir
After breakfast at 9 AM disembarkation of guests.
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON IN TWIN/DOUBLE CABIN:
Upper deck: 1.560,00 EUR
Lower Deck: 1.460,00 EUR
Package price include: ship cruise 8 days/7 nights, June 26th – July 3rd 2022. on ship Barbara, twin cabins on ship based on half board (breakfast and lunch), dinners on ship (day 1. On island Brač -Welcome dinner), Captain’s dinner on last evening (1 drink per person included; wine or bear).
Price does not include: rent a kayak or bike (Mljet), drinks during meals, all extra services not mentioned in itinerary, international insurance, tips for ship crew and tour leader by, water sports (donuts, jet-ski, water skiing, kayak, canoe), excursions not mentioned in itinerary, guides and tickets for attractions out of itinerary, laundry on board, 6 dinners on their own (day 2 Island Korčula, day 3 Island Vis, day 4 Island Korčula, day 5 Island Mljet, day 6 Island Brač).
Extra surcharge – optional – should be booked in advance:
• Morning tour to Vidova gora and lunch at OPG Gažul OR Wine tasting Stina Winery (day 2)
• Gastro and History tour (duration 4-5 hours) (day 3)
• Possible visit of Blue Cave early in the morning (day 4)
• Possible to stop in Vela Luka for olive oil tasting in Household Surjan (day 4)
• Posible visit to Eko skoj agroturism (day 4)
• Bike tour on NP Mljet (day 5)
PRE TOUR – ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT
1. Day, June 22nd 2022 – arrival to Zagreb
Arrival to Zagreb. Private transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city, hotel Dubrovnik 4*. Overnight.
2. Day, June 23rd 2022 Zagreb – Plitvice lakes
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out (luggage leave at the reception). After breakfast get ready for walking tour of Zagreb with a private English-speaking guide; Zagreb’s main square – Ban Jelacic Square named after our viceroy/governor from the middle of 19th century. The tour continues with the visit of two historic settlements – Kaptol and Gradec – from which Zagreb, as a capital city developed. On Kaptol you will not only learn about the biggest Cathedral in Croatia and Croatia’s Catholic Church, but you will also get a chance to discover our picturesque farmer’s market Dolac. After crossing the border between the two hills, today the liveliest walking street in Zagreb, we walk up to Gradec, you will get a chance to see the seat of our countries administration, Parliament and Government buildings, as well as St. Mark’s Church with the famous-coloured roof, baroque church of St. Catharine’s and 16th century Lotrscak tower (all sights only from outside, no entrances). From Upper town, we will take a Zagreb’s Funicular, originally built in 1890, and known as the shortest ride funicular in Europe, to come to downtown. Stroll around the National Theatre and the most beautiful park Zrinjevac. Free time for lunch (there are plenty restaurants around the hotel as hotel is situated on main square). Around 4 pm your chauffeur will wait for you and we continue to Plitvice Lake (around 2 hours driving). Upon arrival, check in in Etno Garden resort 4*, dinner. Overnight.
Meals: B, D
3. Day, June 24th 2022 – Plitvice lakes
Breakfast in hotel. We will spend whole day discovering the magnificent Plitvice lakes – the most astonishing natural landscapes in this part of the world. The Plitvice Lakes National Park are on UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at the different level, joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense woods Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Many romantic spots here! Usually tour ends around 3-4 pm (lunch on your own in the park). Upon we come back to our resort, free time for refreshment. At 5 pm we will have opportunity for tasting local products il traditionally decorated tasting room (or at the terrasse) like are local cheese, liqueurs, salami, local wine, local bread. Free time. Dinner in resort. Overnight.
Meals: B, D + tasting
4. Day, July 25th 2022 – Plitvice Lakes – Smiljan – Split
Breakfast in resort. Check out. We will a drive to Smiljan, the birthplace of inventor, engineer, and scientist Nikola Tesla. While here on site, we will explore the recently established Nikola Tesla Museum and Memorial Center and learn from museum staff about the rivalry between Tesla and Edison as they vied over which electrical system would provide the best power: AC or DC. We’ll also discover many more inventions by this engineer, scientist, futurist, and physicist as we explore on site. Late afternoon arrival to Split, hotel Cornaro – check in.
5. Day, July 26th 2022 – Split
Breakfast in hotel. Embarkation on ship at 2 p.m.
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON:
Price per person
Package price per person in double room include:
- Private transfer from airport Zagreb to hotel Dubrovnik 4*
- 1 night in Hotel Dubrovnik based on BB, standard double room
- City tour of Zagreb with English speaking guide on day 2
- 2 nights in Etno Garden Plitvice Resort 4*, half board, double standard room
- 1 night in hotel 4* in Split, half board, double standard room
- Tasting local products in Etno Garden (as per program)
- Entrance to Plitvice lakes
- Entrance to Memorial Centre Nikola Tesla
- Private English-speaking guide during whole tour
- Transfers by minivan (up to 6 pax) or by mini bus (from 7 to 14 pax)
POST TOUR – DUBROVNIK AREA
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON:
Price per person
Package price per person in double room include:
- Private transfer from port Split to hotel Kompas 4* in Dubrovnik
- 2 nights in Hotel Kompas 4* in Dubrovnik based on BB, standard double room
- City tour of Dubrovnik with English speaking with entrances to Rector’s Palace & Franciscan Monastery
- Transfers hotel Kompas 4* to airport Ćilipi, Dubrovnik
TOURS FROM DUBROVNIK
1. Private tour of Cavtat & Konavle
Car 1-3 pax – 350 € for 1 pax, 210 € per person for min 2 pax, 180 € per person for min 3 pax.
Van 4-7 pax – 120 € per person for min 4 pax, 100 € per person for min 5 pax, 90 € per person for min 6 pax, 80 € per person for min 7 pax.
The cost includes: collection from your hotel by our English-speaking driver,
all taxes and VAT, comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van. Traditional Konavle lunch / dinner at
famous Konoba Konavle (Peka) included!
Not included in cost: tip to driver.
Only minutes south of majestic Dubrovnik is the ancient Roman settlement of Cavtat and the rolling
arcadial Konavle valley-the very southernmost parts of Croatia before it meets the rugged coastline and
mountainous terrain of Montenegro Combining Cavtat and Konavle makes for a wonderful day tour that
takes you from an historic seaside village into the hidden interior of southernmost Croatia. Cavtat’s past,
present and future are very closely tied to Dubrovnik’s and this historically rich area is a delight – its Old
Town is a warren of narrow streets and cobbled alleys and its serpentine waterfront promenade that
frames a picturesque harbor is simply charming.
After visiting Cavtat, we continue into the beautiful interior of the area known as the Konavle. Framed by
the southern mountains of Herzegovina and Montenegro, its small population lives in some 32 picturesque
villages scattered across this south-easterly tip of Croatia.
2. Peninsula Peljesac Oyster & Wine Tour
Car 1-3 pax – 410 € for 1 pax, 290 € per person for min 2 pax, 195 € per person for min 3 pax.
Van 4-7 pax – 195 € per person for min 4 pax, 180 € per person for min 5 pax, 150 € per person for min 6 pax, 140 € per person for min 7 pax.
The cost includes: collection from your hotel, villa or private apartment by our English-speaking driver, comfortable sedan car of van, road tolls and parking, all taxes and VAT, wine tasting at Matusko, Madirazza, Grgić; boat ride, oyster tasting, wine.
Not included in cost: Lunch at Bota Sare or some other place at Mali Ston, tip to driver, tickets for Ston walls.
Among all wine tours in Dubrovnik area, this one is, by far the most unique and the most interesting one! Peljesac Wine Tour takes you to the beautiful Pelješac peninsula. Located in the heart of South Dalmatia, this picturesque area is home to some of the most intriguing red wines in Europe. Our private wine tour includes a trio of wine-tasting opportunities at Croatia’s most respected wine cellars, field visits to their vineyards on the slopes of this magnificent peninsula and a magnificent Dalmatian lunch (at extra cost) at the Mali Ston at Bota Sare. Your driver will be your personal guide throughout the day. Our first experience on Peljesac is the Matusko winery, where you will get a chance to taste red & white wines and his now legendary, DINGAČ red one, made of 100% Plavac Mali grapes. Next, we visit the Grgic winery in Trstenik. Miljenko Grgich studied wine-making in Zagreb. After migrating to the US, with only $20 in his pocket, he founded the famous Grgich Hills winery in Napa Valley but not before he made a name for himself being part of Chateau Montelena success story in the 70s! While you visit the Grgic cellars, you will taste their famous white Posip and their red Plavac Mali Dingac. The winery is located on a hill overlooking the charming Trstenik harbor.
We continue to oyster tasting.
In the times of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston was the second most important town. Its wealth was derived from the salt production, which continues to exist through centuries. Although renowned for the spectacular city walls that are considered to be the second longest in the world, this region is predominantly known as the “oyster capital” of Croatia.
Join our hosts for a boat ride among the oyster beds and find out how oysters are cultivated. You will have unique opportunity to pick your own oyster and taste it directly on sea from your private boat. Only way to get to oyster farm.
If you wish, we can also arrange a delicious lunch at at Bota Sare where you can taste best fish food. All accompanied by wines from Peljesac.