JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION: QUINTESSENTIAL CROATIA

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Opatija, Croatia

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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Opatija, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Palma, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Opatija, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Palma, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Opatija, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Opatija, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Opatija, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Opatija, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

outdoors

dining

essentials
Opatija, Kamacnik Canyon Hike
Aboard your motor coach, enjoy the scenic 75-minute journey to Gorski Kotar in the Vrbovsko area, where your hiking adventure reveals the picturesque world of Kamacnik Canyon. Situated at the entrance to the canyon is an old sawmill, today a restaurant, that tells a special story about the region’s past and complements the bucolic scene. From this starting point,you will  trek the approximately 2-mile trail leading to the Kamacnik spring. Along the way, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, at points walking next to the creek and crossing wooden bridges, at times more challenging, the trail will curve its way across small rapids or span over the water’s edge with a sturdy, trestle-like construction. The path makes its way to a verdant valley, a truly lovely scene. At the end of  the hike you will enjoy a tasty meal of venison ham, deer sausage, smoked cheese, homemade bread and blueberry strudel in a charming bistro before heading back to Opatija.

Please note:  Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.


price $149
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5.45 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

walking

essentials
Opatija, Krk Town, Vrbnik Village & Wine Tasting
Begin your tour with a 75-minute scenic drive toward the town of Krk, where you will have a walking tour of this historic town. One of the oldest Croatian cathedrals, which consists of two different churches, one on a top of another, will be one of the highlights of the town walk. Learn about Roman, Venetian, and medieval Croatian noble families heritage, before the tour continues to Vrbnik, undoubtedly one of the most famous Croatian villages. As with the other castles on the island, Vrbnik too is, situated high up, at almost 164 feet (50 meters) on a cliff that literally dives into the sea. Today the most important product of Vrbnik's fields and of Vrbnik in general, is its golden yellow wine - the Žlahtina; which has become famous even in wider Croatian circles. With its rich history, Vrbnik is known as the cradle of Croatian literacy and it is surely one of the oldest villages on the island of Krk. Narrow streets prevail in Vrbnik, so it is not strange that the world's narrowest street should be located exactly here. Blaž Baromić was the founder of the first famous Croatian printing-house in Senj, through which he greatly contributed to Croatia's cultural heritage. As he was born in Vrbnik, a monument was raised in his honor. Your tour of Vrbnik will include a walk along the charming streets finishing with wine tasting and snacks at an award-winning local Tavern called Nada. After wine tasting and free time join your waiting motor coach for return drive back to Opatija.

Please note; Wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages.


price $149
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

walking

essentials
Opatija, Medieval Istria, Roc Village & Hum Town
Depart the pier for the scenic, 1-hour drive over Ucka Mountain en route to the Istra Peninsula, and a visit to Roc Village. An important cultural monument, Roc features well-preserved medieval town walls with two entrances, a Roman lapidarium, Venetian bombarda cannon, and functional watchtower. Churches abound here, and include the 11th century Romanesque Church of St. Anthony, small St. Roch Church with several notable, 14th century frescoes representing St. Paul and the Apostles, as well as the St. Bartholomew Parish Church, which dates from the 14th century and features a prominent, 85-foot-high (26-meters) steeple erected in 1676. Numerous other smaller artifacts are preserved in the ancient buildings. Following a short walking tour of Roc Village, view a fresco presentation at a local artist's workshop, then re-board your coach and head to the town of Hum. En route, pass by the Glagolitic Alley, a scenic route of 10 monuments from the history of the Glagolitic alphabet. Located in the central part of Istria on a 1,145-foot-high (349 meters) hill overlooking the Mirna Valley, Hum Town has retained all the features of medieval urban architecture and organization. With a population of just 21 people, Hum is often called the smallest town in the world. On its western side, Hum is enclosed by town walls; on the remaining sides, houses are built into the defensive walls. Take a guided walking tour. See the bell and watch tower, built in 1552 as part of the town's defenses. The present Church of St. Jerome with its classical facade was built in 1802 on the side of an earlier church. The 'Glagolitic Wall Writings' are preserved in the church. Written in the formative Glagolitic period (the 2nd half of the 12th  century), they are one of the oldest examples of Croatian Glagolitic literary culture in the Middle Ages. Following your tour, proceed for a visit to a traditional local tavern for a tasting of Istrian specialities served with wine. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and drive back to the pier via the Adriatic coastline.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 656 yards (about 600 meters), at times over uneven, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and 30 steps in Hum and Roc. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who use a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

dining

wine

essentials
Opatija, On the Trail of Truffles
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the Village of Vrh, which overlooks Lake Butoniga. Upon arrival, proceed for a visit to the home of the Karlic family, who originated the tradition of truffle-hunting in Istria. Your visit will begin with a tasting of wonderful truffle products, such as cheese with truffles and perhaps truffle biscuits. Next, leave the Karlic's home and head downhill, led by specially trained dogs, to the famous Motovun Forest to experience the adventure of hunting for black and precious white truffles. After an approximately 75-minute search for these treasured delicacies of the woodlands, return to the Karlic's home to learn how to prepare a delicacy with truffles. You will have a tasting of local wine, cheese and truffles, flavored honey, paté, and other truffle specialities served by your friendly hosts. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the drive back to the pier via central Istria and Ucka Mountain.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about 1 kilometer), at times over uneven, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who use a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited.


price $199
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3.15 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Opatija, Picturesque Moscenice & Charming Opatija
Depart the pier for the scenic, 30-minute drive along the Opatija Riviera en route to Moscenice. Located on a hill approximately 1.24 miles (about 2 kilometers) above Moscenicka Draga,  Moscenice is perched approximately 567 feet (about 173 meters) above sea level. Take a guided walking tour. Along the way, visit an Olive Press for a tasting of grape brandy, marvel at the breath-taking panoramic views over Kvarner Bay, and stop by the Perun restaurant for a tasting of homemade cheese, Istrian ham, bread and wine.  Next, re-board your coach and drive to Opatija, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through this elegant seaside town. A visit to this gem of a resort, nestled in the heart of the Kvarner Riviera, feels a bit like stepping back in time. Located on the slopes of Mount Ucka, which gently descends towards the coast of Kvarner Bay, Opatija is home to grand, ornate architecture built with the elite in mind. During your guided walking tour, take in the atmosphere and view the charming, 19th century buildings. Many of the grand hotels built during this period still stand, and are a mixture of Baroque, Rococo, and Art Nouveau styles. Opatija is also a very 'green' town, where the natural environment has always been respected. Enjoy the well-maintained public gardens, admire the beautiful, Habsburg-era villas, and take a short stroll along part of the well-known coastal promenade called the Lungomare, which is over 7 miles (about 11 kilometers) long. Following your walking tour, take the short walk back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 765 yards (about 700 meters), at times over uneven, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who use a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.


price $115
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Opatija, Sights of Rijeka & Trsat View Point
Depart the pier for the scenic, 30-minute drive to Trsat, the oldest part of Rijeka Town. Begin your guided walking tour. Along the way, visit the Gradina Fortress and Trsat Castle, which dates from prehistoric times when it was just a watchtower. Nearby is the Franciscan Monastery and Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, one of the oldest in Croatia. For 7 centuries, this shrine has been frequented by numerous pilgrims from all around the world. The shrine and Franciscan Monastery are also connected with Rijeka's city center by a total of 561 steps made in the 16th century. Next, re-board your coach and return to Rijeka's city center for a guided walking tour. Your first stop is at the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, one of the most important meeting places of culture in Rijeka City for the last 4 decades. The building itself is a monument, as it formerly served as the Governor's Palace. 
After the museum visit, your guided stroll will continue downhill to the main Korzo Promenade. Walk across the promenade and view the Cathedral, City Tower, Old Town with its narrow streets, marketplace, and various other sites in the city center. Following your guided walking tour, some free time is made available to explore your surrounds at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.9 miles (about 1.5 kilometers), at times over uneven, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 10 steps in Rijeka and 25 steps in Trsat. Walking in Rijeka is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who use a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.


price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Opatija, Tastes & Scents of Istria
Departing Opatija, enjoy in scenic 60-minute ride over Ucka Mountain to Istra Peninsula & Town of Buzet. Known as the City of Truffles, Buzet is the crown of Istria. It is situated on a hill above the eternal green Mirna River, from which it overlooks hundreds of small stone town villages that for centuries have been connected to old Buzet. This is the magic territory of Istrian truffles, the buried treasures and culinary king of white and black pearls. The Buzet area is also the place for great olive oil, exquisite wines and distinctive Istrian grappa which, served with traditional Istrian culinary recipes, fully evokes the spirit of this ancient region.  Take an uphill walk to the Hilltop Town of Buzet for guided exploration and some free time before proceeding to Aura Tasting House.  The company ‘Aura’ produces exclusive traditional products such as brandies, jams, and other products made of wild herbs and wild fruits picked in an ecologically clean environment on the slopes of the Ćićarija Mountain far from roads and inhabited settlements. Aura production includes interesting delicacies ranging from jams made of nettle, mint, dandelion, sage, elder, fig, plum or cornel besides brandies aging for 3 years, then 6 months in maceration, then settling and being distilled for the next 2.5 years up to 6 times in order to naturally get rid of the sediment. Beside the traditional Biska, Medica and Teranino, they produce brandies made of sage, mint, cornel, carob, olives and almond, wild pear, wild apple, rose petals, hip, forest fruit, Travarica and Biska extra; the latter is not to be omitted since they are the only ones to produce it on the market; it is produced from white mistletoe picked exclusively from the apple tree. Then there is also the Millefrutti barrique brandy. After this unique delicious tasting rejoin your motorcoach for the return ride back to Opatija.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 875 yards (about 800 meters), at times over uneven, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking in Buzet is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who use a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited.


price $129
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5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

refreshments

wine

walking
Opatija, Vrelo Cave & Lakeside Fuzine
Depart the pier for the scenic, 1-hour drive to the green oasis of Gorski Kotar. This pristine area represents the harmonious co-existence of man and nature. Gorski Kotar represents a delightful blend of pleasant forest shades and enchanting serenity. Upon arrival at Gorski Kotar, ascend the mountains en route to the Vrelo Cave. Take a guided walking tour inside the Vrelo Cave. Estimated to be more than 3 million years old, the approximately 1,000-foot-long (305-meters) Vrelo Cave offers visitors a sense of the Earth's primordial past. Dramatic artificial lighting has been thoughtfully installed to reveal the cavern's intricacies, and cast moody shadows on the ceilings and walls. A stream runs through the cave, whilst magnificent formations of stalactites and stalagmites add to the cave's eerie allure. Leaving the caves, re-board your coach and head to nearby Fuzine Town. This picturesque town is located on Bajer Lake at an altitude of 2,395 feet (about 730 metres) above sea level, approximately 22 miles (about 35 kilometers) from Opatija and near the Adriatic coast. Fuzine has rapidly developed due to wood exploitation, mining and trade. Today, it is a renowned tourist resort due to the beauty of the town, as well as the surrounding man-made lakes of Bajer and Lepovica. Board a boat for a panoramic ride along the lake. Afterward, take a guided walking tour of the village and stop by a local tavern for a tasting of typical Gorski Kotar delicacies. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking at times over uneven, gravel, slippery, and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, and 15 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who use a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with long sleeves and flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection. A jacket is also recommended because of the lower temperatures in the Vrelo Cave. Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate on this tour and 21 to have alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.


price $139
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Zadar, Croatia



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Zadar Highlights & Rural Estate Visit
Discover the Medieval treasures of Zadar during this memorable guided stroll through the city's Old Town. The city walls of Zadar attest to its long history of warding off would-be conquerors and rulers, including the Venetians and the Turks. Upon entering the heart of the Old Town, you will explore the highlights of this magnificent city followed by free time. And then you will take a 30-minute scenic drive to Nadin Village to visit the Odžaković farmhouse there. The farmhouse is surrounded by 360 acres of organic vineyards of  familiar  wine (Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon),along with  various fields of crops, paths for walking surrounded by farm animals, birds, rabbits and other animals found there. You will be amazed by the beauty of the traditional stone architecture of the building, the staircase leading you to the heart of the house - a little museum of the Odžaković family, filled with interesting exhibits from 1835 and valuable traditional artifacts used long time ago by the people in this region. The family will provide a traditional snack giving you a great opportunity to taste some of the finest home made products before rejoining your motor coach for the drive back to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses.



price $129
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6.25 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

unesco

walking
Zadar, Dalmatian Origins & Sibenik
Sibenik was founded by Croats more than a thousand years ago dating back to 1066. Sibenik has a well-preserved historical core of buildings and numerous architectural monuments. You will see its ancient fortresses and the Gothic – Renaissance Cathedral of St. Jacob, as well as narrow streets known as “kalas,” numerous churches around this town and its surroundings. Your walking tour will include a the old part of the town where you will visit the finest sites including the UNESCO world heritage site Cathedral of St. Jacob, one of the finest sacral monuments in Dalmatia.  You will see the exterior of City Hall, the Baroque Orthodox Church, as well as the historic nucleus with its stone streets, commercial and crafts center. You will board a motor coach and head along the Adriatic Coast toward the village of Stankovci.  You will visit the House of Dalmatian´s smoke house, learn about the method of production and specifics of Dalmatian prosciutto, taste and of course buy the products exactly where they're produced. This  manufacturing facility is equipped with the latest technological solutions, but also whenever possible, they are using natural system of drying using the strong Mediterranean wind - "bura." Enjoy your lunch of smoked meats, cheese, pate, fritaja, vegetables, salad and traditional Dalmatian Dessert. Join your motor coach for your 60-minute return to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses.


price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

essentials
Zadar, Flavors & Sights of Zadar
Start off your tour exploring the famous Nin Salt Works and Salt Museum. At the Nin Salt Works the salt is not produced by the machines nor by man. The salt is produced by the sun, sea and wind and is ecological, therapeutic, and biodynamic.  On a small island in the middle of a shallow lagoon the small town of Nin can be found with its old center, connected to the mainland by two stone bridges. Nin has had an exciting past and today a lovely present.  You will continue your day with a visit to the picturesque hills, home to the vineyards established in the extreme conditions, on the rocky soil. Top quality grapes from the stone vineyards and excellent wines are the results of a special microclimate, its position by the sea and a full day of direct sun exposure. Finish your excursion with an orientation tour discovering  the historical and cultural monuments of Zadar. This walking tour will allow you to see the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Zadar, built in 1324 and dedicated to St. Anastasia. Further on your way you will pass by the Church of St. Donatus which is believed to have been built at the beginning of the 9th century. You will also see the 16th century St. Mary Church with a Romanesque bell-tower built at the beginning of the 12th century. Afterwards enjoy some free time before returning to your ship on your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Zadar, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Zadar, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Zadar, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Zadar, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note: Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $669
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

sightseeing

beach

boating
Zadar, Sailing Zadar Archipelago
Departing from Zadar you will enjoy a scenic sail through Zadar Channel and Mali Zdrelas Passage toward Sabusa Beach. Here you will have time to enjoy the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Sail towards Kukljica, a small village on the island of Ugljan. Kukljica is situated near the Strait of Ždrelac and it has been called the door to Telaščica Nature Park and Kornati National Park. A stop will be made at Kostanj Bay and Sabusa Beach for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. Then sail toward the Island of Oslja.,A light lunch of cold dishes (cheese, ham, salad, fresh fruit) will be served on board. The island of Ošljak is the smallest permanently inhabited island on the Adriatic. It has a protected landscape where olives, pinewoods and cypress give shade to the rocky beaches. The old fishing port with a church from the 5th century is one of the most colorful places in the whole Adriatic. You will leave Osljak Village to head for Preko Village, where their old center consists of typical Dalmatian architecture and numerous patrician family summer houses. The best way to feel the Mediterranean atmosphere is by walking along the quay or sipping a favorite drink on one of the terraces with a view of the Zadar Channel. Here you will have time for swimming or strolling through the Village. Rejoin your sailing boat and continue back to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses, your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and extra clothing.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

essentials
Zadar, Wine and Salt Stories
Start off your tour exploring the famous Nin Salt Works and Salt Museum. At the Nin Salt Works the salt is not produced by the machines nor by man. The salt is produced by the sun, sea and wind and is ecological, therapeutic, and biodynamic.  On a small island in the middle of a shallow lagoon the small town of Nin can be found with its old center, connected to the mainland by two stone bridges. Nin has had an exciting past and today a lovely present.  You will continue your day with a visit to the picturesque hills, home to the vineyards established in the extreme conditions, on the rocky soil. Top quality grapes from the stone vineyards and excellent wines are the results of a special microclimate, its position by the sea and a full day of direct sun exposure. Finish your excursion with an orientation tour discovering  the historical and cultural monuments of Zadar. This walking tour will allow you to see the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Zadar, built in 1324 and dedicated to St. Anastasia. Further on your way you will pass by the Church of St. Donatus which is believed to have been built at the beginning of the 9th century. You will also see the 16th century St. Mary Church with a Romanesque bell-tower built at the beginning of the 12th century. Afterwards enjoy some free time before returning to your ship on your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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Split, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Split & Trogir, Croatia UNESCO World Heritage
The Old Town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century.  Your walking tour starts at the Palace where the Cathedral of St. Duje sits in the center of Split. Other sites include the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate, and the Peristyle Square. Depart Split toward “Pantan” Old Mill to enjoy local specialties (snacks of smoked ham, cheese, and olives) while a group of singers entertains you with local Dalmatian songs. A 45-minute drive will take you to Trogir, situated on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. This 13th century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. The main portal carved by the local artist “Radovan” in the 13th century is world famous. Other fine buildings that will be viewed are the Town Loggia, the Town Hall, and the Cipiko Palace.

Please note:  This tour involves moderate walking with up to 60 steps inside the Diocletian Palace. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Headsets will be included for this tour. 


price $129
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Split, Concierge Collection: Cooking Class & Dalmatian Delicacies
Leaving the port, the Diocletian’s Palace emerges just in front of you. Making your way through the narrow cobbled streets and many historic quarters you will meet your Chef and start your culinary delights journey! The Dalmatian cuisine might not be as elaborate or exotic as others, but it is a true reflection and a perfect blend of the times that have passes by. Prepared by using local organic ingredients and influenced by many, the Dalmatian cuisine is traditional, harmonious and refreshing. This tour will take you to the busy and vibrant fruit, vegetable, and fish markets where fresh ingredients are chosen and brought to the facilities where the magic begins. This is an almost garden to table experience where fresh ingredients will be prepared and fish meals will be consumed.  You will have a hands-on experience with a fun, unique opportunity to meet the culinary side of Croatia. Wine, supplies and ingredients are included and you will just need to bring a good appetite and a smile.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your appetite.


price $239
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

refreshments

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Split, Flavors & Aromas of Dalmatia
Depart Split by motor coach to Klis and the Stella Croatica Ethno Village, a family run producer of traditional Dalmatian delicacies. Begin with a walk through the orchard and olive grove along a winding stone path through the middle of a garden and further through Aroma Park, rich with aromatic herbs and spices specific to Dalmatia. You will be served a welcome drink of liquor made from cherries while your hostess explains the elements of the stone village there. You will see the old way of life, unit by unit; fireplace, wine cellar, sleeping room. You will see basic parts of the houses with all the furniture and equipment that was used in them. After free time for exploring, the bread preparing demonstration begins. Then you will learn more about olive oil and its benefits and how to recognize a good olive oil. You will taste two types of oil - extra virgin olive oil and oil obtained by pressing together olive fruit and whole lemons. You will see the practices and traditional ways of preparing Dalmatian desserts.  All products are made by hand and according to old recipes with particular attention paid to the quality and nutritional value.  You will have the opportunity to taste arancini, limuncini, sugared almonds, prune cake, fig cake, fig and prune jam, and time in the showroom to shop. Return to Spilt and take a guided orientation walking tour including the Diocletian Palace.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for wheelchairs or those with mobility issues. Tour sequence of events may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Split, Full Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Split, Full Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Split, Half Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Split, Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $669
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5.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Split, Krka National Park Highlights
Leaving the town of Split, you will take a 75-minute drive by coach to the famous Krka River Waterfalls. Located in lovely Krka National Park, the falls cascade over 17 natural barriers. Krka is one of the seven National Parks in Croatia and was formed to protect the Krka River. The whole area is rich with endemic species - vegetation as well as birds and fish. This tour will take you to the most attractive part of the park – the Skradinski Buk Waterfalls. The highest waterfall is 151 feet high which makes it the highest gypsum barrier in Europe. Above the falls there is a large plateau that offers spectacular views of the area. Your guided visit to the park will include a small ethnological exhibit and the old mill which is still in use.There is a path around the falls and you will have two hours of free time to explore before your 75-minute drive back to Split. 

Please note: The national park terrain is narrow and rough at times and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your bathing suit as there will be an opportunity to cool off in the water if you choose.  


price $119
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6.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining
Split, Rafting the Cetina River
You will board your motor coach for the 90-minute drive to Pensici Village and the Cetina River. For thousands of years the Cetina River has been crafting a beautiful canyon, creating miraculous forms in the stone of its riverbed. This crystal-clear river with a temperature pleasant enough for swimming, offers a true untouched nature experience. The 590-foot cliffs, cascades, lakes, underground tunnels and the 131-foot-high Gubavica Waterfall are on the agenda today. There are peaceful waters as well as Class I and II rapids interspersed during the approximately 3 – 3 ½ -hour rafting adventure. After a lot of excitement you will arrive at the Radmanove Mlinice restaurant where you will have some refreshments and enjoy a nice lunch. After lunch you will have a 45-minute drive back to Split.

Please note: Depending on the water level and with safety in mind one small section of the river may be redirected to walking. Guests must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Bring your swimsuit and towel. You will be given a lifejacket, paddle, helmet, waterproof suit and shoes.

price $199
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Dubrovnik, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

unesco
Dubrovnik, Best of Traditional Dubrovnik
This is an opportunity to explore the beautiful natural setting of the green and fertile Konalve Valley. You will board your motor coach for a scenic drive to the village of Ljuta where you will visit the Old Mill called Mlinica Dvori which is still in function today. Here you will be able to see a demonstration of flour production using traditional methods in a water power stone mill. Enjoy a welcome drink of home-made liqueurs or a soft drink and dried figs. Continue your trip toward Gruda Village where Antonia Ruskovic has kept the tradition of the ancient handcraft of silk production. Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to mankind. The silk thread produced here is mostly used for embroidering the beautiful national costume of the Konalve region. You will be able to share in this magnificent cultural endeavor as you produce a silk thread in the age-old, traditional manner. Listen to an explanation of the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering.  You will enjoy the hospitality of a host in the village for a welcome drink and cake. After this very unique experience you will continue your trip toward Dubrovnik for the guided walking tour of the Old Town. 

Please note: The tour scheduled may vary and free time may be included after the walking tour. 


price $129
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3 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, City Sights and Cable Car
You will join your guide and walk to the Cable Car Station where you will take a cable car ride and see panoramic views of Dubrovnik, a bird’s- eye-view of the entire city, which you will never forget.  Next, your tour guide will take you on a walking tour to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, one of the largest and most luxurious open-air museum towns in existence. The famous Croatian Tourist Centre awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts.  Stari Grad - the old city of Dubrovnik and its medieval walls have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Parts of the walls date from the 13th century. Ascending the stairway at Pile Gate, you will soon reach the top of the wall where your guide will lead you on a walking tour along the southern part of the wall. You will see the gorgeous Minčeta Fortress, St. John`s Fortress, Bokar Fortress, and the Maritime Museum.  Reaching the Stradun, you will be in the very center of the Old Town and will have an opportunity to explore on your own.

Please note: This tour involves strenuous walking activities including a climb to the city walls and approximately 250 steps around the city walls.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour will include headsets and may operate in a different order.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Dubrovnik, Concierge Collection: Dinner at a Local Family Village Home
Indulge your senses with the picturesque beauty, romance and flavors of the Dubrovnik countryside. Depart the pier for the scenic 30-minute journey to Cilipi Village and the Novakovic Family Village Estate. It is situated in the fertile Konavle Valley in an old stone block of houses, well-blended with its surroundings. The authentic interior illustrates rural life. The family has lived in their traditional style home for generations, working the land, producing grape brandy, olive oil, and wine the same way their ancestors did. Your gracious host and chef, Mr. Niko Novakovic will introduce and prepare local specialties that will be cooked just for you! The food they will prepare and serve is mainly home-grown, while the olive oil is produced locally. Known from ancient times of Konalve area cuisine the Prsut (smoked ham), is regarded as their most respected food. The best complement to Prsut is cheese, and certainly bread baked under the Peka (iron bell covered with hot coals. One of the most famous meals is veal and potatoes baked under the iron bell. Times have changed, but the recipes and technology of preparing meals has remained the same at Novakovic Family house. The always fresh natural ingredients, and the old fashion ways of preparing them has long been a family secret. With this delicious meal, you will also have a glass of good wine, prepared from grapes grown in their own vineyards, kept for wine fans with special treatment. In a pleasant ambiance, far away from city jams, with your kind hosts, you will feel just like you were at home.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

snorkeling

refreshments

beach

boating
Dubrovnik, Concierge Collection: Kayaking the City Walls & Lokrum Island
Your half day adventure starts near Fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile. Accompanied by instructors, you will set off by kayak to explore the caves and beauty of Lokrum Island where you will have free time for swimming or island exploring.  In the 12th century, Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island, and they occupied it for over 600 years. See the remains of the monastery, a large part of which has been converted into a residence for Maximillian, Emperor of Mexico, who has owned the island since the 19th century.  You will see plants from all over the world growing here by a little lake called Mrtvo More (meaning Dead Sea), situated in the center of the island, which links with the open sea by an underground channel. Just before departing Lokrum Island, enjoy picnic-style snacks and refreshments. Continue your kayaking trip to the hidden cave beach called Betina, where you will have a break for snorkeling and swimming. Upon your return, you’ll agree that this easy paddling in kayaks is a unique way to get acquainted with Dubrovnik from the seaside!

Please note: You will be given a paddle, a life jacket and waterproof compartment for your personal belongings.  Bring your swim suit and towel with you.


price $159
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Full Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Full Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Game of Thrones
On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old City where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon, Game of Thrones, were filmed, including: The Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and pelted with dung, the Lovrijenac Fort where the unsuccessful attack on King's Landing, known as the Battle of Blackwater, took place. The seemingly endless fortified walls will be seen from Lovrijenac where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll, with Tyrion uttering the immortal words: ''where is the god of tits and wine?” All of the filming locations and commentary  from your local guide will be accompanied by large, A4-sized photos that show the screen-shot from the appropriate episode and what took place. Of course, the people of Dubrovnik are also fiercely proud of their own fascinating history which your guide will also inform you about, alongside the Game of Thrones commentary. Tour will conclude at the Stardun (main city street) and  you will have the opportunity to explore the town on your own.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and your sunglasses.

price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Half Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $669
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Dubrovnik, Historic Dubrovnik & Wine Tasting
Here you will have the unique opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from the region, and also meet with wine producer Mr. Andro Crvik, who will give a presentation and speech about wines of Croatia and this particular region. Start with a 45-minute scenic coach drive that will take you along the spectacular Adriatic Coast. You will drive south of Dubrovnik Riviera, passing the charming Zupa Dubrovacka with numerous small villages and resorts along the coast. You will arrive at the small village of Komaji and the Crvik family’s renowned vineyards and winery. Here you will have unique opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from this region, but also meet with wine producer Mr. Andro Crvik who will make presentation and speech about wines of Croatia and this particular region.  Back aboard the coach you will return to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a walking tour accompanied by an insightful guide. From Pile Square you will stroll along the Stradun, passing such historical sites as the Franciscan Monastery, St. Blasius Church, Onofriou’s Fountain, and the Sponza Palace. After the guided walking tour enjoy free time in the Old Town before your return to the ship.

Please note:  Tour includes headsets and may operate in a different order. Free time may be included after the walking tour. 



price $99
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Kotor, Montenegro



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Full Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.  

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Half Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Half Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $669
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4.25 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

walking
Kotor, Highlights of Kotor Bay & Baroque Village of Perast
Your excursion begins with a 30-minute drive to the small Baroque village of Perast for a walking tour in this pedestrian only village. See the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and other monuments including the Parish Church, the 12th century Sveti Djordje Church, and the Sveti Nikola Church, built between the 15th and 17th centuries . In a local restaurant, you’ll taste some typical sweets, made from an original recipe used during the Baroque period. You will have some free time before boarding a private motor boat to Gospa od Skrpjela, a Baroque-style church situated on one of two islets in the bay of Kotor, across from Perast.  The islet is man made, and its original church was built in 1452.  You'll view the stunning present church,Our Lady of the Rocks, built in 1632, and enlarged in 1722.  You'll see 68 magnificent paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th century Baroque artist from Perast whose most important painting, The Death of the Virgin, is nearly 33 feet long.  Rejoin your bus for the return drive back to Kotor for a city walking tour through UNESCO protected Old Kotor.  At the end of guided portion, you will have free time for shopping and the opportunity to explore the town of Kotor on your own before returning independently to the ship.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.7 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, minor inclines and some steps. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Interior visits are made at the Our Lady of the Rocks Church at the Our Lady of the Rocks Islet. Headsets are included for this tour. 


price $99
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5.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Kotor, Highlights of Montenegro
From the port of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a motor coach will take you on a panoramic tour. You will ascend steep slopes up the serpentine road with 25 curves to Lovcen Mountain, through an area of beautiful contrasts. The soaring Montenegrin mountains tower on one side, while opposite them is the sublime beauty of one of the world’s most attractive bays. The road will take you to the picturesque village of Njegusi where you will enjoy local snacks that consist of  smoked ham, cheese, homemade bread, and wine.Rejoin the coach and proceed to the town of Cetinje, to visit the Museum of King Nikola. Then follow the scenic route through the popular summer resort of the Budva Riviera, as you head back to Kotor.  Kotor’s Old Quarter was developed within a small triangular area enclosed by town walls. Your experienced guide will direct your attention to the structures that were built by the Venetians from the 15th to mid-18th centuries. They completely enclose the Old Town and form a unique fortification capable of resisting lengthy attacks and sieges. You will then continue to see the exterior of the 12th century Cathedral of St. Triphon, which features a Romanesque basilica whose nave is separated from the aisles by alternating square pillars and antique columns. 

Please note:  There are 40 steps to enter the Museum of King Nikola. Wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be some walking on cobblestones. The drive from Kotor to Njegusi Village includes driving over a narrow mountain road with 24 switchbacks. Guests easily affected by motion sickness will need to take this into consideration.
 

price $115
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

unesco

sightseeing
Kotor, Historic Kotor on Foot
Old Kotor was developed within a small triangular area enclosed by town walls extending to the Fort of St. John. Your experienced guide will direct your attention to structures that were built by the Venetians from the 15th to the mid-18th centuries. They completely enclose the Old Town and form a unique fortification capable of resisting lengthy attacks and sieges. You then continue to the 12th century Cathedral of St. Triphon, which features a Romanesque basilica whose nave is separated from the aisles by alternating square pillars and antique columns. Next, you’ll visit the Maritime Museum, showcasing the rich maritime heritage of this area. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you will have free time to explore Kotor independently, before returning to the yacht.

Please note:  This tour on foot includes the use of headsets.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes. There are 20 steps to enter the Museum and 20 steps to enter the Cathedral and some walking on cobblestones.


price $49
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

unesco

walking
Kotor, Taste of Montenegro
A scenic drive will take you into the countryside to the charming village of Tici, and the home of the Moric family. Upon arrival at the Moric Family home, which has been in the family for more than 200 years, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by Ilija Moric,University Professor & President of Montenegro Olive Oil Producers Association. You will get a unique opportunity to  discover the secrets behind producing organic olive oil as the Moric family are the only business in the area currently producing organic olive oil. Take a short walk through the olive grove, before visiting their new, modern olive press.  Afterwards, when you see the old olive press, you’ll understand how the new system has made life a lot easier! At the old mill you’ll have the opportunity to sample the olive oil, with Ilija Moric on hand to answer any questions you may have. This is followed by a buffet consisting of a delicious variety of homemade food and drinks such as smoked ham, bacon, sausages, homemade cheese, salad and apple pie.. Upon arrival in Kotor you will have the opportunity to explore charming streets and historical monuments of this Mediterranean jewel with your tour guide.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and numerous steps. Participants will need to maneuver over approximately 500 yards of uneven terrain while in the olive grove.  Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen are recommended. No shopping stops are made during the tour but guests will have ample time once the tour has concluded. The drive to/from the Kotor is approximately 1 hour each way, dependent upon traffic conditions. 

price $119
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Piran, Slovenia



7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing

boating
Piran, Lake Bled with Island
Lake Bled has attracted numerous visitors for centuries, with its immense natural beauty, hot springs and serene climate. Beautiful hotels, walking paths, tennis and golf courses, a casino, rowing regattas and nearby natural and cultural sites are only a few of the reasons that this has become a popular place for both tourists and locals. You will depart the pier for a scenic 2-hour drive towards Bled, where upon arrival you will board a boat for a cruise of the Lake and a visit to its famous island which is situated in the middle. Landing at the island, one of the sites you will visit is the "Wish Bell," certainly the most significant point of interest for visitors since the Middle Ages. The Bell hangs from the tower on top of the chapel roof. According to popular legend, a young widow who lived at Bled Castle mourned her husband who had been killed by brigands and gathered all her gold and silver and had a bell cast for the chapel on Bled Island. When the bell was being transported to the island, a terrible storm caused the boat to overturn, drowning the sailors and sinking the bell to the bottom of the lake. The young widow, now even more devastated, entered a convent. After her death, the Pope donated another bell for the Bled Church. Legend has it that those who ring the bell to honor her and make a wish will see their wish come true. From here you will continue to the lunch venue, where you will enjoy your meal with a nice view over the lake before having some free time to explore Lake Bled on your own. 

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket.


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco
Piran, Salt Spa
It will be a short drive to the Secovlje Salina Nature Park, one of Slovenia’s natural treasures. Salt has been produced in the area for hundreds of years, creating a unique saline landscape. The Lepa Vida Thalasso, set in the middle of the salt fields, extends over 43,000 square feet and has been built to the highest ecological standards using only natural materials. The pool is free of all chemicals, there is sea water in the showers, and all the treatments offered use natural local sea products. Relax and enjoy your traditional thalasso therapy session in an exceptional natural environment; indulge yourself with a salt pan mud wrap and a massage. The swimming and therapy pools are filled with highly concentrated salt water which improves blood circulation and stimulates the body’s natural defenses. The tour will include transportation by boat or minibus, depending on weather conditions, a salt-pan mud wrap followed by a 20-minute massage and a fruit smoothie. Only the three small pools for foot massage can be used without a medical check up. There is open access to the big pool. Your program and arrangements for the massage and wrap will be set up.

Please note: Bring your swim suit and a towel. Tour can be wheelchair accessible if arrangements are made in advance.


price $259
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

unesco

walking
Piran, Skocjan Cave - UNESCO
Enjoy your day exploring the UNESCO site of Skocjan Caves, rich in importance for the region and powerful in their beauty. You will take a 45-minute drive  to the caves where there will be time to  use the restroom before entering the caves. The walk in the caves will take 2 hours, during which you will admire the beautiful Reka River and limestone formations. The Skocjan Caves are a unique natural phenomenon, the creation of the Reka River. The Reka River springs from below the Snežnik plateau and flows some 34 miles on the surface. After reaching the Karst, the limestone surface, the river not only deepens its riverbed through erosion, but also by means of corrosion – it dissolves the limestone. After the visit you will be take a short drive to an organic tourist farm and be  treated to traditional homemade local and seasonal produce, dry cuts, organic juice and dessert..  You will then have a 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Please note:  The visit of the cave involves 2 hours of walking over uneven surface, with spots of high altitude. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a jacket due to the temperature in the cave.


price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Piran, Slovenian Coast & Farmers Market
This tour is all about traditional ways of life, and giving something back to the community.  Not only will you be mixing with the locals but you’ll be helping them maintain their way of life.  You will board your motor coach for the  15-minute drive to the lovely seafront town of  Izola – an old fishing town on the Adriatic Coast. Your guide will take you on a 60-minute tour of the town before continuing on to head inland  on a panoramic 30-minute drive to a small Istrian village. Your guide will take you on a walking tour and at the weekly market the farmers will be on hand to show you their traditional recipes and home-made products.  At the market, you’ll be given a booklet with 5 vouchers and you will have 45 minutes to exchange these vouchers with the vendors to taste their goods.  Everything from fruit juice to wine, cakes to cookies are there for you to try.  There’s even some locally made ceramics, perfect to buy as a souvenir.  The vouchers you use in exchange for tastings are like a payment and go towards maintaining the village life.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Wheelchairs can only be accommodated if arrangements are made in advance. There are 20 steps at the Farmer's Market.


price $119
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Venice, Italy



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Venice Orientation Lagoon Tour with Transfer to Airport
Disembark, meet your tour guide and drop off your luggage at their storage facility to start the tour. Venice is composed of more than 100 tiny islets, packed closely together around canals. Venice city is in a lagoon, protected from the sea by a long strip of land called the Lido. You will visit two islands—Murano and  Burano. Nearly half of the lagoon’s islands are deserted but the main islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello are well worth a visit. In 1291, when furnaces were banned from Venice as a fire precaution, the manufacturers of fine glassware were transferred to Murano. Glassware was one of the few Venetian exports and as such, the secrets of this skillful craft were tightly guarded. Glassmaking was considered a privileged occupation, and glass artisans were allowed to marry into the nobility. Today, the Murano products of blown-glass mirrors, chandeliers, goblets, and intricate works of art are renowned worldwide. There will be time for a visit to one of the many workshops and for shopping. The island of Burano will be next. Brightly painted houses decorate this small and cheerful fishing village. Burano is well known for its lace-making. In the 16th century, the lace industry was at its peak, and Burano was cited throughout Europe for producing the finest lace. You will have the chance to admire these beautiful works that require hours of labor, and maybe even purchase some, if you like. At the end, motor launch will transfer you back to the port where your luggage will be ready to be re-collected, you will then board your private vehicle to the airport.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sun hat. 


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

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Venice Orientation Lagoon Tour with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Disembark, meet your tour guide and drop off your luggage at their storage facility to start the tour. Your luggage will be transported to your Windstar Hotel. Venice is composed of more than 100 tiny islets, packed closely together around canals. Venice city is in a lagoon, protected from the sea by a long strip of land called the Lido. You will visit two islands—Murano and  Burano. Nearly half of the lagoon’s islands are deserted but the main islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello are well worth a visit. In 1291, when furnaces were banned from Venice as a fire precaution, the manufacturers of fine glassware were transferred to Murano. Glassware was one of the few Venetian exports and as such, the secrets of this skillful craft were tightly guarded. Glassmaking was considered a privileged occupation, and glass artisans were allowed to marry into the nobility. Today, the Murano products of blown-glass mirrors, chandeliers, goblets, and intricate works of art are renowned worldwide. There will be time for a visit to one of the many workshops and for shopping. The island of Burano will be next. Brightly painted houses decorate this small and cheerful fishing village. Burano is well known for its lace-making. In the 16th century, the lace industry was at its peak, and Burano was cited throughout Europe for producing the finest lace. You will have the chance to admire these beautiful works that require hours of labor, and maybe even purchase some, if you like. At the end, motorlaunch will transfer you back to the Cornoldi pier (in St. Mark's Square) where you will walk with the tour leader up to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sun hat. 


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Venice, Full Day Private Motor Launch and Guide
Tour the waters of Venice and the private lagoon with a tour guide and see Venice from the water. Build your own itinerary and have the freedom and independence to linger where you want.  The motor launch is available for cruising the city center and the islands of Murano and Burano. 

Please note: Guests must be able to board a small Venetian motor-launch independently. Guests with mobility problems can have difficulties in boarding the boat. The tour leader is not a tour guide, and cannot give any tour lectures. 


price $1899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating
Venice, Half Day Private Motor Launch and Guide
Tour the waters of Venice and the private lagoon with a tour guide and see Venice from the water. Build your own itinerary and have the freedom and independence to linger where you want.  

Please note: Guests must be able to board a small Venetian motor-launch independently. Guests with mobility problems can have difficulties in boarding the boat. Please note that  the tour leader is not a tour guide, and cannot give any tour lectures. 


price $999
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