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Croatia is a land of many wonders, with layers upon layers of history, extraordinary natural beauty, wonderful wines, and delicious food. This excursion will be an exploration of the tastes, sights, smells and sounds of this remarkable country. You will be blown away by the beauty of the country, the friendliness of its people and how eager they are to share their culture, making you feel more like part of a group of friends getting together for a fun adventure, rather than part of a tour.
The lodgings are comfortable, clean and basic. Hotels and pensions will have private rooms with bathrooms. In Croatia, Grapehops will sometimes book apartments, but you will always have your own bedroom and bathroom unless you are willing to share. You will spend 4 nights in Rovinj 2 nights at Plitvice National Park, and 4 nights in Hvar Town, Hvar Island.
The tour starts with a visit to the Istrian peninsula where you will set-up base in the gorgeous old Venetian town of Rovinj, and make day trips to several wineries, food artisans and small, intriguing towns. There, you will also experience an afternoon on the water, witnessing Rovinj and the surrounding lands as the Venetians and many sea travelers for centuries afterwards viewed them. From Rovinj, you will head to the Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and then on to Split, where the remains of an ancient Roman palace are just part of the allure. Lastly, the journey will take you to the Hvar Island for several days, one of the most beautiful places in the world with a wine history dating back to the Greeks. Because you will cover so much ground on this tour, Grapehops has added extra days and plenty of free time for you to decompress and enjoy the cafes and scenery on your own.
This tour will take place across Croatia, starting with the Istrian peninsula and the town of Rovinj, before exploring the town of Split and ending with the Hvar Island.
Generally speaking, dont expect haute cuisine in a quiet room. Expect lots of courses of tasty local foods accompanied by plenty of beverages. Meals will consist of mostly traditional and local cuisine. However, they will all be handled by experienced and talented chefs, so prepare your taste buds for a vacation, because they are in for a treat.
Take a four-day trip to Dubrovnik on October 7, 2017 for USD 950 . This will include a guided tour of the city, a walk around the old city wall, visits to a couple of great bars, and some excellent meals as well as a day trip to the Peljeac peninsula where will visit wineries and eat some great regional foods. You will also have some time to walk around this unique city on your own. Accommodation and all tastings and planned events are included in the price, as well as all breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners.