DAY 1, VENICE – ARRIVAL
Arrival at Venice airport. City tour of Venice. Accommodation Venice.
Venice: With its gondolas, canals, amazing restaurants, and unforgettable romantic ambiance, Venice is definitely a city for one's bucket list. Waterfront palazzos, palaces, and churches make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting.
Don’t miss the famous St Mark's Square, with its outstanding Basilica and campanile, "La Fenice" historic theatre, the Grand Canal, which in a sense is the real boulevard of Venice, the romantic Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri ) and many others..
DAY 2, VENICE – KOPER – OPATIJA
Wine tasting in Koper.
Vina Koper have been producing top-quality and luxurious wines since the foundation of the company in 1947. Explore the exquisite aroma of ruby jewels of Slovene Istrian soil and the Mediterranean sun.
On your tour through the Refosco Mansion, you will be able to discover the abundant thousand-year-old tradition of viticulture and oenology in Slovene Istria and to taste different grape varieties.
DAY 3, OPATIJA – ROVINJ – MOTOVUN – LIVADE – OPATIJA
A touch of romance in Rovinj, followed by gastronomic and wine experience in Stancija Meneghetti.
Afternoon visit of Motovun and truffle search demonstration in Livade.
Rovinj: Built upon a rich fishermen’s tradition this town with unique old core, the 67-kilometer shoreline, 2,289 ha of protected green surfaces and improved park forests, 16 islands, islets and reefs, is one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean.
The town is dominated by the baroque Church of St. Euphemia, its 60-meter tower providing a view of grey and red rooftops, streets and squares, the port and pier with ships and boats.
Did you know people from Rovinj built their own fishing boat called Batana?
Stancija Meneghetti: an authentic Istrian estate from the beginning of 20 century. The wine hotel, restaurant and winery is built on a 120.000 square meter estate, surrounded by olive and wine yards.
Truffle search demonstration: organized in Motovun woods with well trained dogs, followed with truffle tasting in restaurant Zigante in Livade.
Did you know that in 1999. Mr. Giancarlo Zigante, owner of Croatia's largest exporter of Istrian truffles Zigante Tartufi, along with his dog Diana, found the world's largest truffle in Istria, weighing 1.31kg and making it into the Guinness Book of World Records?
DAY 4, OPATIJA – NATIONAL PARK KRKA – SPLIT
Tour of National Park Krka with lunch in traditional Dalmatian tavern.
National Park Krka: in beautiful natural surroundings of karst hinterland of Sibenik Riviera, the River Krka forms picturesque waterfalls cascading over 17 natural barriers. This is a spot where the stunning beauty is expressed in full through the perennial play of sun and water.
Traditional Dalmatia tavern: menu of the day is Peka. The recipe for a peka is over a thousand years old, but still used today because it is the best way to preserve the richness of taste. You can put
anything you choose under a peka – meat, fish, vegetables etc., it will be delicious. The only thing you need while waiting peka to be ready is a sip of homemade rakija (brandy).
DAY 5, SPLIT
City tour of Split accompanied with olive oil tasting in the best olive oil bar in center.
Olives in Dalmatia: about 4.5 million olive trees growing in Dalmatia, and the largest Croatian island Brac is home to roughly 500,000 of them. The secret to the success of olive grows lies in the fact that Dalmatia has an average of 2600 hours of sun per year. More about basics of olive oil production, ways to recognize the quality of oil one can find out during olive oil tasting.
Did you know that in certain historical periods, olives were used as money?
DAY 6, SPLIT – MALI STON – DUBROVNIK
Join our hosts for a boat ride among the oyster beds and find out how the oysters are cultivated.
Don't miss the opportunity to «pick» your own oyster and taste it directly from the sea.
Ston: Small town on Peljesac Peninsula surrounded with 5 km long city walls, considered to be second longest in the world. Its wealth was derived from the salt works that are still in function today, and today this region is predominantly known as the «oyster capital» of Croatia.
Oysters have been cultivated near Dubrovnik, in the seabed of Mali Ston Bay, since ancient times and consumed in honor of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, said to have been born from a shell.
DAY 7, DUBROVNIK – KONAVLE – DUBROVNIK
Are you ready for some cooking? Get ready to have real experience in Mediterranean kitchen and learn every secret that goes into each delicious bite!
Konavle cooking classes: local ingredients, traditional recipe, authentic taste, plenty of fun. And delicious meal!
DAY 8, DUBROVNIK – NJEGUSI – CETINJE – DUBROVNIK
Njegusi: On the slopes of the mountain Lovcen above Kotor a picturesque mountain village Njegusi is situated. Njegusi are known as the birthplace of the Petrovic dynasty, which ruled Montenegro more than 200 years. Here in pristine nature one can enjoy the famous “prsuta “ – smoked ham.
It is the meat of which people take care day and night, while it is dried exclusively on beech logs, for several months. It is served with the domestic, most often grape brandy, and with the dry cheese from Njegusi.
Cetinje: Old Royal Capital city, located in a valley surrounded by the beautiful slopes of the National Park Lovcen. This city is a pure treasure of history, culture and tradition of Montenegro. In Cetinje there are numerous museums and two buildings that are the most representative are Cetinje Monastery and Biljarda.
Nearness to the National Park Lovcen, provides an amazing opportunity for an unforgettable visit to the highest mausoleum in the world - 1657 m above the sea and with 461 steps to reach it. Mausoleum is thumb of Montenegro’s greatest historical person: Petar Petrovic II Njegos.
DAY 9, DUBROVNIK – DEPARTURE
Transfer to Airport Dubrovnik for your flight back home.
This trip is a pick for true gourmets.
You are invited to discover precious wines of Koper, to look for truffles in Motovun woods along with well-trained dogs, to taste fresh oysters taken out of the sea in front of your eyes, to food walk in Dubrovnik, to learn how to bake homemade bread and cook few more traditional dishes.
Find out why the olive tree has always been a symbol of peace, wisdom and strength in Mediterranean and what makes Njegus cheese so special.
Start your culinary adventure today! There will be tastes and aromas that will take your breath away.
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