Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:46

ZAGREB EXCLUSIVE CITY BREAK 2018

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DAY 1 ZAGREB
Arrival at Zagreb airport and a transfer to your hotel are followed by a free evening and an overnight stay in Zagreb.
DAY 2 ZAGREB; WALKING TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE WINE TASTING
Bringing history, culture and brimming nightlife together around green parks, serene courtyards and quirky corners, Zagreb charms with a lively city vibe. Explore its historic Upper Town in a walking tour, passing by Kamenita Vrata (Stone Gates), the tower of Lotrščak, the church of St. Mark, and several present-day government buildings; then savor a lunch in a popular restaurant. The afternoon is reserved for an introduction to the rest of the country, and through nothing other but one of Croatia’s beloved products: wine. In an exclusive wine tasting, enjoy the journey through Croatian regions as you sip the signature reds and whites. Spend the remainder of the evening discovering Zagreb on your own. Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 3 ZAGREB; TOWN OF VARAŽDIN AND TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE; TRADITIONAL DINNER
As the dreamy sceneries of vineyards and rural landscapes replace the image of the bustling capital city, travel to Varaždin, the northern region’s center. Known for the distinct Baroque air, Varaždin sits on the bank of river Drava and weaves its green parks and flat lands around the Baroque and rococo architectural fabric. From Varaždin, make your way to one of the most beautiful Croatian castles, Trakošćan, with a known history dating back to the 14th century. See if you would like to have lunch, as the evening promises a feast of continental specialties prepared by one of Croatia’s favorite chefs and served in one of acclaimed local restaurants. Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 4 ZAGREB ; NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES
After breakfast, depart to Croatia’s most popular national park, situated south of Zagreb. As you drive away from the bustling city landscapes, relax as they turn into rural imagery embraced in green forests. You are headed to 16 cascading lakes which overflow in a spectacular play of over 90 waterfalls, creating the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Your guide will explain the inspiring works of nature behind the beauty of Plitvice and you will have a chance to not only walk around, but enjoy panoramic boat and train rides. After some time on your own, head back to Zagreb for a relaxing evening on your own and an overnight stay.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Following breakfast at hotel, take a transfer to Zagreb airport. End of the tour.

Published in Zagreb
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:39

DUBROVNIK ADVENTURE CITY BREAK 2018

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DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening one-on-one with Dubrovnik and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK; SEA KAYAKING
In a cove towered by the mighty fortress of St. Lawrence, kayaks await to take you on a truly unique journey. Gear up, grab you paddle and set off to discover secluded coves, rocky shores and the overwhelming magnificence of pure nature. Glide along the imposing City Walls, by the boats neatly tucked away in the Old Town harbor, until you reach a cave accessible only by boat. Betina cave, with its small pebble beach, is as close to heaven as it gets. So chill, hang out, snorkel, have a snack, and just experience what it feels to be one with the sea.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK; CABLE CAR & BUGGY SAFARI ADVENTURE
At 400 meters height, the top of the Srđ hill delivers bird’s-eye views of Dubrovnik Old Town and the Elaphite Islands floating serenely in the distance. On this spectacular backdrop, you will drive around the barren plateau in buggies, open-air, all-terrain vehicles, encountering animals like cows and donkeys and enjoying wind across your face. We’ll bring you to the top of the hill to meet your buggy guide, who will instruct you on everything you need to know and will guide you during this hour of unparalleled fun. To top it all off, ride the cable car back into Dubrovnik Old Town.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK; JEEP SAFARI THROUGH THE KONAVLE VALLEY
Just half an hour south of the walled Dubrovnik, the picturesque oasis of Konavle villages treasures and preserves its nature, rural lifestyles and ancient traditions. You’ll embark the jeeps in Cavtat, a charming seaside town and the gateway to Konavle. As you head east, you’ll soon find yourself surrounded in green fields, cool forests and dreamy meadows. Take a break in the village of Ljuta, and by the historic mills constructed over a cool river, refresh with some tasty local treats. Then continue via Čilipi to Popovići, where breath taking vistas of the Adriatic Sea suddenly appear around a bend in an amazing display of stunning beauty. After the jeep tour, return to Dubrovnik for your overnight stay.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

Published in Dubrovnik
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:36

DUBROVNIK EXCLUSIVE CITY BREAK 2018

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DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening one-on-one with Dubrovnik and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK; CITY WALLS WALKING TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER
Today, get up-close-and-personal with the fabulous Dubrovnik and the revered, UNESCO-listed Old Town. After breakfast, the guided stroll around the medieval city walls and through the maze of atmospheric alleyways reveals all the splendor which makes Dubrovnik a world-class destination, from the intricate stonework of the palace façades, like Sponza and the Rector’s Palace, to the lively open-air markets and potable water at the Onofrio’s Fountain. Pick your personal favorites before rounding off your day with a bang – a fine-dining showcase of Adriatic specialties at a longstanding exclusive Dubrovnik restaurant. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK; CAVTAT TOUR AND COOKING CLASS
Set east and explore important threads of Dubrovnik’s existence, its origins and the relevance of food in keeping the communities together. After breakfast, drive to Cavtat, once a Roman colony named Epidaurus that preceded Dubrovnik and partook in its making. Today, Cavtat is like the serene version of Dubrovnik, where your time is best spent enjoying the idyllic waterfront – whether by taking a pine-shaded seaside walk or by immersing into the local custom of sipping coffee and gazing away at the sea. Rejoin your guide to head out to the countryside to a family household where you will learn by doing and master the importance of food in the everyday life of a local family. After your cooking class, savor the excellent fruits of your labor before returning to Dubrovnik and enjoying an evening on your own to wander around Dubrovnik some more.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK; KORCULA ISLAND BY PRIVATE MOTORBOAT
The town of Korčula on the island of the same name was supposedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous world explorer. Thus, when in vicinity – it only makes sense to head out to Korčula and explore it! Power up with a breakfast at the hotel, and after a short transfer to the port, hop onto a private motorboat for an exciting and scenic ride to this beautiful island. As soon as you set foot into its ring of historic walls, the Old Town of Korčula envelops you in medieval times still lurking from its towers and corners of its curving stone alleys hiding away stunning churches, buildings and palaces. After sightseeing, find a place to refresh with a dip or a lunch, as you prefer. Upon return, enjoy an evening on your own drawing parallels between the two old towns, the one of Korčula and the one of Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and then take a transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

Published in Dubrovnik
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:29

SPLIT ADVENTURE CITY BREAK 2018

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DAY 1 SPLIT – ARRIVAL AND WELCOME MEETING
Following arrival at Split airport and a transfer to your hotel, relax before your welcome meeting at 19:00. Enjoy an evening to yourself and overnight stay in Split.
DAY 2 SEA KAYAKING
Seen from the sea, the largest city on the Adriatic coast is quite something. You’ll witness this yourself when you set off kayaking after breakfast. Paddling along the shores of Split, admire the 1700-years-old Diocletian’s Palace, the lively heart of Split. As you pass by and the landmarks slowly disappear behind you, take in the pristine beauty of Marjan hill’s southern shores and enjoy the landscapes dotted with remarkable sites: the gallery of Ivan Meštrović, Croatia’s famous sculptor, and Villa Dalmatia, formerly the villa of the Yugoslav president Tito. Round off your kayak tour with a drink by the Maritime Research Institute and a visit to the attractive Bay of Bene before returning to Split for one last memorable glimpse of its stunning Roman Palace. Spend the rest of the day discovering the hidden corners of Split. Overnight stay in Split.
DAY 3 CETINA RIVER RAFTING
After a 100-kilometers-long run through the barren hinterland of Dalmatia, Cetina River ultimately becomes a gorge and flows into the Adriatic Sea in an idyllic spot by the petite town of Omiš. The most abundant in water of all the rivers around here, Cetina is loved both for its dreamy, wavering bits and its exciting rapids. Starting from Split, travel to the village of Čikotina Lađa for an introduction to rafting and safety before getting onto the real thing. Put on a helmet, grab a paddle and go with the flow! The three hours of excitement end in Blato on Cetina, a scenic spot where you will have some time to sort out your impressions and decide this was the best thing ever! After returning to Split, relax on your own and get a good night’s sleep for another active day ahead.
DAY 4 ZIPLINE
Without a doubt, the emerald Cetina River and its stunning landscapes are a divine playground all adrenaline lovers, so you’ll be returning for the second time in a row. Today, see the gorgeous Cetina gorge swooshing above it! You’ll meet up with your expert zip-lining instructor in Omiš, following a short transfer from Split. Before you know it, you’ll be completely propped up with gear and educated on what to do! Building up your skill, expect to build up an adrenaline rush too, knowing that you will soon fly at a speed of 60 km/h. Once you finally face the 700-meters-long wire, stretched over a stunning gorge, you’ll know that this experience will for sure be the highlight of your trip to Croatia! After zip-lining, return to Split and enjoy your overnight stay.
DAY 5 SPLIT – DEPARTURE
Goodbyes are never easy, but rest assured you will return home feeling invigorated! Say goodbye to the town of Split before heading to the airport.

Published in Split
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:23

SPLIT EXCLUSIVE CITY BREAK 2018

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DAY 1 SPLIT; OLIVE OIL AND WINE TASTING
Upon arrival at Split airport, take a transfer to your hotel. Freshen up and then enjoy a true introduction to the region: wine and olive oil tasting. The heritage of the ancient Greeks, the two are today essential ingredients of any Croatian meal, and you will savor them with a dash of modern zest, slowly catching on in this otherwise quite traditional area. Enjoy Split in the evening and stay overnight.
DAY 2 SPLIT; SPLIT AND TROGIR WALKING TOUR, EXCLUSIVE DINNER
After breakfast, set out to explore the shorelines surrounding Split. The towns you will visit, Split and Trogir, have both seen the Greeks, the Romans, Venetians, Napoleon, the Habsburgs, yet have, each in their own way, managed to sustain an easy-going seaside mindset. Still, over time, Split flourished into Croatia’s second largest city, while Trogir retained its small-scale charms. Learn about the stunning heritage in their UNESCO-listed historic centers, and visit their Cathedrals, St. Domnius in Split and St. Lawrence in Trogir. Round off your day with a rhapsody of the Mediterranean freshness and flavors at one Split’s favorite fine-dining venues. Overnight in Split.
DAY 3 SPLIT; HVAR ISLAND BY PRIVATE MOTOROBAT; LUNCH ON PAKLENI ISLANDS
A visit to Split would never be complete without hopping over to one of the islands which bulge on its horizon line. After breakfast at the hotel, get on a private motorboat for a transfer to the stunning island of Hvar and its glitzy hotspot, the town of Hvar. Frequented by jet-setters, European royalty and international superstars, Hvar is the birthplace of organized tourism in Croatia and also the home of the oldest European public theater, but outside the town premises, the island still upkeeps its traditions, sloping vineyards and endless lavender groves. Enjoy a lunch in one of the bays over at the neighboring Pakleni islands, and then a well-deserved dip in the crystal clear sea. Heaven on Earth! Return to Split, enjoy you last evening as you please and spend overnight in Split.
DAY 4 DEPARTURE
After enjoying a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

Published in Split

You can't get the real expirience of a country only by seeing it's natural beauties, famous cities, sunny beaches, islands etc. The real expirience is only if you get in touch with the locals.

And Croats, like all others, have some of their specifics:

The propuh – it's a fresh breez created when two windows are open at the same time in the bus, car or house. This breez that help you to breath and to survive the heat is an anormous treat to Croats. For most, it can cause infections, flu and muscle aches and pains. So, beware of propuh!

If you are invated for a dinner, hospitality towards guests is something to be prepared for. You will be offer with drinks, premeal snacks, a meal, cake, coffee and then more drink. Take a little bit of everything. Do not dare to refuse!

After eating fish, or any other seafood, it is not customary to drink wather. Instead enjoy one of the local wines!

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Friday, 30 June 2017 11:35

Tips for tourists in Croatia

If you plan to spend your vacation in Croatia, here are some tips that you could use. Croatia is one of Europe's rising tourist stars, the country with crystal clean Adriatic sea, thousand of islands, as well as 8 National Parks, many nature parks, lots of monuments, rich history and excellent food and wine.

  1. Apart from Dubrovnik, which you must not miss, we also recommend Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Rovinj, Poreč or Pula. Include at least one National Park; Plitvice, Krka, Kornati, Brijuni or Mljet.
  2. For the summer heat, nothing can replace a cold beer. We can not decide which one we like more, Ožujsko or Karlovačko. Try both of them!
  3. Croatia’s seafood is truly world class. A bounty of fishy delights are hauled daily from the Adriatic, the cleanest corner of the Mediterranean. Even if you’re timid about bones and shells, no trip to the coast is complete without a seafood feast.
  4. As we say in Croatia the fish dips three times, in the sea, in the olive oil and in wine! Spiking of wines, look out for the mighty Dingač red and the dry Pošip white, both from Dalmatia. Istria is renowned for its Malvasija (great with seafood).
  5. Stay in shape. Even though you are on vacation, be active. Croatia offers numerous opportunities for active holidays. From sea activities to climbing or hiking at Paklenica National Park, rafting and canyoning on Cetina river or surfing on the Pelješac Channel.
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The last great promotion by men of letters comes from a respectable Guardian's reporter and travel writer Kevin Rushby. In his last adventure he visited Lastovo, Croatia's remotest island, as he said.

„I’m always drawn to the remoter parts of any country. Scanning the map of Croatia I spotted Lastovo, aloof from the other 1,106 islands, way out in the Adriatic, on the way to Italy’s Gargano peninsula. When I learned that visitors can stay at a remote lighthouse there, I was hooked.“

The reporter meets Mladen, keeper of the lighthouse Struga, and joined him on his spear-fishing trip,  explored a dozen lonely coves and rocky shores in his canoe and drove to Lastovo town, a place of ornate chimneys and evocative ruins. 

„Later, I lay under the stars on the wall outside my room. A warm wind was blowing and, watching those light beams, I felt like I was being transported by giant magical helicopter to the outer reaches of the cosmos.“

Lastovo – at the edge of the world...

Your secret getaway in Croatia...

Is it on your „to do“ list this summer?

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Another great promotion of Dubrovnik in making this days come from 2Cellos. As they post on their facebook, they recorded Game of Thrones video on their „set“ in Dubrovnik.

The medieval town listed as UNESCO World Heritage, the well known Game of Thrones film sets and two great musicans...

Just press play and enjoy!

 

 

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:04

Croatia in green for St. Patrick's day

The Tourism Ireland's „Global Greening“ initiative is taking place at Croatian cities of Zagreb, Rijeka and Pula with the support of Embassy of Ireland in Croatia. On Friday, 17 March 2017 Zagreb and Rijeka for the first time, and Pula second consecutive year are celebrating Ireland's national day, St. Patrick's day.

In Zagreb, the City's new fountain on Croatia Fraternal Union Street will light in green. Rijeka choose to green famous Trsat Castle above the City. And at the end City of Pula will once again green the „Lightning Giants“ in the Uljanik shipyard.

The City of Rijeka will join the Irish City of Galway in 2020 as a European Capital of Culture.

With the participation of three cities, Croatia is in select company of a few countries which will take part in Tourism Ireland's 8th annual celebration of St. Patrick's Day (Empire State Buiding in New York, USA; the London Eye, UK; the Colosseum in Rome, Italy; Matuse Castle, Japan and Great Wall of China).

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