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Journey along the coast from Split to Dubrovnik via Hvar and Korcula, ending in Montenegro

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  • Privately guided and exclusive tours
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  • Two nights at the Aman Sveti Stefan
  • Private road and boat transfers
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Thoroughly indulge yourselves in the very best of the Adriatic on this luxurious ten-night honeymoon from Croatia’s prettiest towns and famous islands to the legendary Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro.

Begin in palatial Split, a remarkable mix of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and a prime jumping off point for exploration. Be introduced to Croatia’s famous cuisine with a dinner at one of the city’s best restaurants followed by an exclusive hands-on cooking class with a wonderful local chef the next day. Head inland to discover the rushing waterfalls of Krka National Park and enjoy an unforgettable seven-course lunch at one of our favourite restaurants.

On the fourth day, hop aboard your very own private yacht for a scenic day cruising to Hvar, via Vis and the Pakleni Islands, stopping to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters and amazing caves en route. Spend two nights in Hvar, one of the sunniest and most glamorous spots in Europe, learning about the area’s fine viniculture with a Master of Wine, and dine in an abandoned village.

Sail on to Korcula for one night, the wine continuing to flow the following day as you join a renowned Croatian winemaker for a private tour of the Pelješac Peninsula’s vineyards, before arriving in Dubrovnik. During your two night stay in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll be shown around its historic walls and Old Town and spend an evening out on a private boat trip to the Elaphititi islands and Mljet.

For the grandest of finales, venture south to Montenegro’s Budva Riviera for two nights at the iconic Aman Sveti Stefan, a rustic and luxurious hamlet that sits on its own island linked to the mainland by a narrow causeway. Relax on the beaches, treat yourselves at the spa, explore the area or simply sit back and drink in the views.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Split

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Split

Accommodation in Split

Three nights in Split Three nights in Split

Although Croatia's second largest city, Split is often viewed as a jumping off point for adventures to the islands beyond. The peninsula on which it rests might jut out invitingly into the Adriatic, but visit vibrant Split today and it won't take you long to realise that it's very much a destination in its own right.

Split walking tour Split walking tour

Originally the palatial walled summer residence of the Emperor Diocletian, Split became a city in itself after the Roman Capital of Dalmatia, Salona, was sacked in the 7th century. Fleeing refugees were given asylum inside the two-meter thick walls of the palace and over the next 1000 years, the “city” of Split gained a reputation as a safe haven. Because of this, the city never grew beyond the same walls that exist today. As a result, the remarkable ensemble of Roman, Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and other architectural remains are all still visible. Today there are more than 3,000 people still living inside these ancient walls.

Dinner at Paradigma Dinner at Paradigma

Enjoy a wonderful dinner at Paradigma, a modern Mediterranean restaurant with a signature rooftop terrace overlooking the Riva seafront.

Exclusive Cooking Class with Chef Tatjana Exclusive Cooking Class with Chef Tatjana

Transfer to Trogir for your special cooking class at 13th century palace. Your host – Tatjana Ciciliani – is one the most amazing and creative chefs in the region.

Enjoy tasting local ingredients and Adriatic delicacies with a creative cooking class. Lunch with wine follows. The actual cooking class depends on both the inspiration of the chef and the season, for the freshness of ingredients - key to the Dalmatian menu - is dependent on seasonal availability. Choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options for the preparation of 2-3 dishes, as well as a demonstration of 1-2 others, which nicely forms a fulfilling and hearty lunch for all at the end of the class, all washed down with the finest family wine. Chef Tatjana will regale you with tales of the region over your delicious lunch.

Krka Waterfalls National Park tour Krka Waterfalls National Park tour

We travel to the picturesque Skradin and the Krka Waterfalls National Park. On its green path, River Krka has seven falls, the last one being the amazing Skradinski buk. Thanks to the constant process of travertine building, the Krka River is a karst phenomenon, carving a spectacular canyon along its 70-kilometre journey from the foothills of the Dinara Mountains to the beautiful estuary under the walls of historic Sibenik. Walk the winding wooden paths through the main park area and visit the Ethno Museum and shops housed in the old mills at Skradinski buk.

Exclusive wine pairing dinner at Pelegrini restaurant in Šibenik Exclusive wine pairing dinner at Pelegrini restaurant in Šibenik

Enjoy a slow food dinner at the region`s best restaurant, Pelegrini. You will savour a this seven-course meal, all paired with the best wines from the region, for a long time to come!

Private motorboat tour of Vis, Hvar and the Pakleni Islands Private motorboat tour of Vis, Hvar and the Pakleni Islands

Spend a day discovering some of Croatia’s prettiest islands. By private motorboat you’ll visit Vis, Hvar and the Pakleni Islands, explore amazing caves and coves and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters.

Days 4-6

Hvar

Accommodation in Hvar

Two nights in Hvar Two nights in Hvar

Averaging a record number of sunshine hours a year, long and narrow Hvar is Croatia's sunniest island and one of Europe's most sunlit spots. Rivalling even France's famed Saint-Tropez in terms of glamour, it's become Croatia's most popular destination and attracts luxury yachts, sun-seeking adventurers, and visitors of all kinds.

Hvar wine tour Hvar wine tour

Wine production in Hvar goes back as far as the Greek colonisation, giving the island ample time to perfect the art. You’ll visit two winemakers in the town of Jelsa and learn all about how their wine is made and what makes it so special. Your tour will be with a Master of Wine, of which there are only around 300 in the world. You'll also enjoy a traditional grilled lunch and olive oil tasting.

Private motor boat to Korcula Private motor boat to Korcula

Meet your skipper for a private motor boat transfer to Korcula town enjoying the sights of southern shores of Hvar Island en route.

Days 6-7

Korcula

Accommodation in Korcula

One night in Korcula One night in Korcula

Korcula has long been known for her dense and lush pine woods and is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic sea. Lying just off the Dalmatian coast stretching parallel with the nearby mainland, the island is also one of Croatia's most populous, its woodlands and vineyards bordered by sleepy hamlets and dreamlike fishing villages. Explore the walled main town, also called Korcula, with its medieval round towers and terracotta-roofed houses, or take a dip in the crystal clear water at any of the pebble beaches scattered around.

Wine Tour of Pelješac Peninsula with Traditional Lunch Wine Tour of Pelješac Peninsula with Traditional Lunch

Meet your guide for the day, a renowned Croatian winemaker for a day tour to Pelješac Peninsula. This is a superb opportunity to learn about the country and its traditions, especially the art of winemaking, from a true local. The tour is a trio of wine-tastings at Croatia's most respected wine cellars, visits to vineyards on the slopes of this magnificent peninsula and a delicious, traditional Dalmatian lunch at your host’s family winery.

Your first experience on Pelješac is the Grgich 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 the Chateau Montelena success story in the 70s. At the Grgich cellars, on top of hills overlooking the charming Trstenik harbor, you will taste their famous white Pošip and their red Plavac Mali Dingac. Next, you'll visit the 500-year-old wine cellar of Bartulovi? family of your host Mario. By this time, it will feel like visiting a friend's house. Here you will enjoy a wine-tasting and a superb traditional Croatian lunch accompanied by their great wines.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Dubrovnik

Days 7-9

Dubrovnik

Accommodation in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik City and Sea Panorama
Two days in Dubrovnik Two days in Dubrovnik

Glimmering on the Adriatic coast, enchanting Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most up-market destination. Lauded by George Bernard Shaw as “Paradise on Earth", the city delights with its Mediterranean-style culture and the marbled streets of its UNESCO World Heritage old town.

Private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town Private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town

Meet your guide for a pleasant walk through Dubrovnik's Old Town. George Bernard Shaw was so enchanted by this beautiful city that he exclaimed "those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik", as well as famously describing it as "the pearl of the Adriatic". Dubrovnik's Old Town became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, and a magnificent curtain of walls surrounds marble streets and baroque buildings that exude a pearly light in the Adriatic sun. The main pedestrian thoroughfare, Placa, is a mélange of cafés and shops with outstanding monuments at either end. Churches, monasteries, and museums ornamented with finely carved stone recall an eventful history and a vibrant artistic tradition.

Private boat tour of the Elaphiti islands and Mljet Private boat tour of the Elaphiti islands and Mljet

The Elaphiti are a group of 13 islands, of which only three are inhabited. Forrested and hilly, these islands and their villages retain the relaxed pace of traditional Adriatic life. Mljet is one of Croatia’s prettiest islands, much of it covered by forest and the rest with vineyards and small villages. The northwestern half contains Mljet National Park, a outdoor lover’s dream with lush vegetation, pine forests and lakes.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Budva Riviera

Days 9-11

Budva Riviera

Accommodation in Budva Riviera

Two nights on the Budvar Riviera Two nights on the Budvar Riviera

Enjoy your days on the Budvar Riviera, whether relaxing at your luxury resort, getting in some quality beach time or exploring the incredible historic towns and areas of natural beauty that surround you.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Podgorica or Tivat Airport

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