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  • Taste oysters, cheeses, wines, and more on private guided gastro-tours.
  • Hunt for exotic truffles with a local hunter and his dog in Istria.
  • Delight in a chef's table dinner experience.
  • Enjoy a cooking lesson in the home of a local family.
  • Curated selection of luxury accommodations.
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Delight in oysters fresh from the farm, hunt for wild truffles, and cook with a local family. An authentic experience through the gastronomic landscape of Croatia awaits!

Starting in the nation's capital, Zagreb, set out on a private tour of the city with a dedicated guide, and uncover the gastronomic history of the city. Venture through the aquamarine Plitvice Lakes, one of the country's scenic wonders, en route to Rovinj where an exceptional Chef's Table dinner experience will delight the senses. Head out into the Istria region and meet up with a local truffle hunter and his dog for a private demonstration on how to hunt for this revered fungal delicacy. Have some of Europe's best trout en route to Zadar, from where you'll explore Pag Island, renowned for its cheese. Cook with a local family in Split, and then delight in the finest oysters of Ston, as you explore an oyster farm. Tour the old city walls of historic Dubrovnik with a private guide, then set out on a sunset cruise to the Elaphiti Islands for a serene dinner experience. Explore old fishing villages and the beautiful Konavle countryside, a fine conclusion to your culinary adventure. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Zagreb
    Zagreb
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Croatia - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Zagreb
    Zagreb
    • Tour - Private - Walking City Tour & Historic Gastronomy (with lunch) ( 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Zagreb to Rovinj
    Zagreb to Rovinj
    • Zagreb - Rovinj [via Plitvice Lakes National Park with Lunch(9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    • Chef's Table at Wine Vault Restaurant - Chef's Table
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Rovinj
    Rovinj
    • Tour - Private - Istria with Truffle Hunting (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Rovinj to Zadar
    Rovinj to Zadar
    • Rovinj - Zadar [via Otocac with Lunch] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Zadar
    Zadar
    • Tour - Private - Pag Island with Cheese Tasting & Lunch (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Zadar to Split
    Zadar to Split
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide
    • Zadar - Split [2hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Split
    Split
    • Tour - Private - Split & Trogir with Mestrovic Gallery (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Split
    Split
    • Tour - Private - Taste the Tradition (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Split to Dubrovnik
    Split to Dubrovnik
    • Transfer - Private - Split - Dubrovnik [with Wine & Oyster Tasting & Mussels Cooking Presentation (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Local Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Sunset Cruise & Dinner on Elaphiti Islands (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Boat/Skipper
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Tour - Private - Konavle Region with Cavtat (with Lunch, 6hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 13 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Zagreb

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking guide will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with a city map and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (5*)

Opened in 1925 as a refuge for passengers from the Orient Express, the uber-stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is an architectural gem. Located within easy reach of key attractions such as the Cathedral and the Art Pavilion, the city’s most iconic hotel combines art deco glamour with every contemporary convenience. Long-established as a haven for A-List movie stars, politicians, singers and artists, the hotels' fairy tale exterior and gracious guest accommodation make it easily the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb. The property boasts a long list of awards for hotel service, cuisine, interior design, and bartending. Traditional luxury including magnificent marble bathrooms is complimented by modern technology to make each room a haven of relaxation. The property offers a variety of dining experiences including the Zinfandel's Restaurant, Le Bistro, and the Esplanade 1925, the hotel's lounge and cocktail bar.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Zagreb
Zagreb
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Day 2: Zagreb

Meet your private guide at the hotel lobby for your private walking tour of the historic core of Zagreb. This is a city with tumultuous history, warm and inviting, and it will surely fulfill all your expectations. Your guide will take you for a walk from Zrinjevac, through the avenues of trees and flowers to the main city square of Ban Jelacic, the heart of the city. You will continue the tour to the Upper Town and its medieval twin settlements: secular Gradec and ecclesiastical Kaptol. Then you will continue by funicular or walk to the Lower Town, dominated by the impressive building of the Croatian National Theatre. After the city tour, you will meet your driver for a private transfer to the family owned local restaurant which houses one of the biggest historical cookbook collections in this part of the Europe, including one of four world smallest cookbooks -'Wiener Kochbuch' dating from 1900 (0.7 x 0.7 inches). After visiting this interesting museum  you will enjoy a meal prepared according to old fashion recipes from the old cookbooks: first Croatian printed cookbook (19 century), count Erdödy wild game cookbook (19 century), count Nikola Zrinski cookbook (16 century), vegetarian cookbook (20 century) and convent cookbook (Poor Clares, 17 century). After lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (5*)
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Zagreb City View
Zagreb City View

Day 3: Zagreb - Rovinj

Enjoy a private transfer to Rovinj with a guided 4-hour stop at Plitvice Lakes with picnic lunch. Visit Plitvice National Park, a complex of 16 lakes located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters that carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your a delicious picnic lunch of sandwiches with homemade local prosciutto/sausage and cheese, fresh fruit, local Plitvice ’’strudel’’ and drinks (local beer, water or soft drink) surrounded by nature. You will meet your local guide at the park before entering. Entrance fees and picnic lunch are included.

Inspired by the best restaurants in the world, the Wine Vault at the Monte Mulini Hospital houses a chef´s table directly inside the kitchen. Made of premium ingredients, with plenty of care and love that you can only find in the kitchen of a top chef, the fine dining at Wine Vault Restaurant is based on the traditional French and Mediterranean cuisines, with an emphasis on breezy, contemporary culinary styles. Embark on a unique journey and create your own bespoke gastronomic experience in direct contact with the chef himself, whilst discovering the secrets behind the scenes. You may also visit the restaurant’s wine cellar that boasts one of the best wine selections in Croatia. Drinks are excluded.

Accommodation: Monte Mulini (5*)

Set in a lush Mediterranean landscape on a hillside, the Monte Mulini hotel overlooks a beautiful small bay and offers sweeping sea views. At the same time it is only a short stroll along the marina from Rovinj, one of the most picturesque and romantic towns in the Mediterranean. The hotel features a bold architectural concept, with warm, natural materials, carefully selected details and a perfect synergy of design, functionality and elegance.  Featuring modern French cuisine and boasting the widest wine list in Croatia, the restaurants at the Hotel Monte Mulini have helped redefine the area’s culinary scene. Meanwhile, the spa which was inspired by the Mediterranean, is made up of a three-story Art, Wellness & Spa Centre and includes hydrotherapy pools, saunas, relaxation zones and 12 treatment rooms. With four pools and a range of sun loungers and bar seating, the 4,300 square-foot pool complex overlooks the sea and Lone Bay and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind!

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Monte Mulini Hotel Property
Monte Mulini Hotel Property

Day 4: Rovinj

This morning your guide and driver will meet you in the hotel to begin your exploration of the Istrian Peninsula. This region has always attracted those who consider gastronomy as one of the most important reasons for traveling. As you drive through the rugged and hilly terrain you will come to the village of Livade, one of the most important centers of truffle farming in Europe. Here you will enjoy a private truffle hunt demonstration with hunter and his dog who will explain how the truffles are harvested. A short ride away, you will discover the medieval ruins of the town of Motovun, an excellent example of the ancient townships that dotted the Istrian peninsula. You will continue to a charming village of Momjan for a private wine tasting in Kabola Winery. Later this afternoon, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel. Includes private local guide, private car and driver for 8 hrs, private truffle hunting demonstration, entrance fees for Motovunprivate, wine and olive oil tasting with snack.

Accommodation: Monte Mulini (5*)

Set in a lush Mediterranean landscape on a hillside, the Monte Mulini hotel overlooks a beautiful small bay and offers sweeping sea views. At the same time it is only a short stroll along the marina from Rovinj, one of the most picturesque and romantic towns in the Mediterranean. The hotel features a bold architectural concept, with warm, natural materials, carefully selected details and a perfect synergy of design, functionality and elegance.  Featuring modern French cuisine and boasting the widest wine list in Croatia, the restaurants at the Hotel Monte Mulini have helped redefine the area’s culinary scene. Meanwhile, the spa which was inspired by the Mediterranean, is made up of a three-story Art, Wellness & Spa Centre and includes hydrotherapy pools, saunas, relaxation zones and 12 treatment rooms. With four pools and a range of sun loungers and bar seating, the 4,300 square-foot pool complex overlooks the sea and Lone Bay and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind!

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Truffle Hunting
Truffle Hunting

Day 5: Rovinj - Zadar

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Zadar. On your way stop in Otocac for lunch in the local restaurant Vrilo Gacke by the Gacka River, where you can find the best trout in Europe. Vrila Gacke is a family run restaurant where you will get a chance to taste the region’s traditional specialties with a 3-course lunch including water (other drinks excluded).

Accommodation: Bastion (4*)

Hotel Bastion is a unique city boutique-hotel which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar.It is located in the historic center, and is built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kastela” from the thirteenth century; an invaluable monument of medieval fortification in Zadar. The property offers 28 luxury equipped rooms, each with rooms with hand-made furniture and LAN Internet access, an assortment of gastronomic delicacies and a wellness center. It is a mere stone's throw from the Cultural monuments of Zadar and the renowned "Sea Organ" and "Greeting to the Sun". Choose to dine at the Kastel restaurant or on one of the sunny terraces of the hotel and enjoy the menus which are based on Mediterranean cuisine, with local dishes and healthy foods. The aperitif bar "Kristal" offers a wide array of cocktails, afternoon tea or coffee - the perfect early evening backdrop after doing some exploring.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Zadar
Zadar
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bastion Hotel
Bastion Hotel

Day 6: Zadar

Meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of Pag Island, an oasis of wild beauty. Unusual shapes, long coastline rich with coves, bays, beaches, capes, and an abundance of cultural monuments, and the paradise for food lovers – all this will make your visit to Pag into a once in a lifetime experience. Upon arrival in the Renaissance stone town of Pag, your guide will take you to a local cheese factory for a cheese tasting. Gourmand experts and food lovers all around the world agree that Pag cheese is one of the best in the world! Its solidity, saltiness, and the essential oils give it a distinct taste and fragrance with a recognizable flavor. Time for lunch at Ba Tale Restaurant to eat the famous Pag lamb on a spit, one of the most famous local specialties. In the afternoon your guide will take you for a walk through the town, famous for two things: salt and lace. Pag is a town of hand works specifically, lace and has been cherished for centuries, each lace is unique, and this hand work is still alive today in the narrow streets of the old town. Later this afternoon your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel. Private Pag cheese tasting, lunch at Boskinac Restaurant (lamb on a spit) and entrance fees according to the itinerary are included.

Accommodation: Bastion (4*)
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pag Island
Pag Island

Day 7: Zadar - Split

This morning meet your local guide at the hotel lobby for a two-hour sightseeing tour of Zadar, the town of rich cultural and historical heritage. An ancient Greek foundation under the name of Iader, later an important jewel in the Venetian crown as Zara and today the centre of the region, Zadar is a town-monument with layers of history that can be revealed on every step. Centuries-old tumultuous history, numerous destructions and reconstructions have left scars but also a rich historical legacy and today's valuable monumental heritage of the city. Your guide will take for a walk through the cobblestone streets, from the church of St. Donat and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, to the Benedictine convent of St Mary and the largest Roman forum on the East of the Adriatic, founded by the first Roman Emperor Augustus. You will also discover some contemporary attractions of Zadar. One of them is the Sea Organ, the site that is a blend of human ideas and the energy of the sea, a place for relaxation and contemplation with the sounds of the endless concert of the "Orchestra of Nature". Walking further down the waterfront, you will discover the “Greeting to the Sun”, an impressive urban installation. Simultaneously with the “most beautiful sunset in the world”, the lightning elements turn on and produce a marvelous light show in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the sea organ.

Enjoy a private transfer from Zadar to Split.

Accommodation: Hotel Park (5*)

Hotel Park is situated in the beautiful 1700 year old UNESCO -protected city of Split, next to the famous beach Bacvice. The hotel exudes classic sophistication with a modern flair, and remains the most prestigious venue for all social and political events in Split. Guest rooms and suites are lavish, with a touch of Mediterranean past times, and feature luxurious amenities. Dine at the century old oasis of gastronomy at Bruna Restaurant; offering traditional specialties and modern meals to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Relax and rejuvenate at the outdoor pool, private hot Jacuzzis, fitness room, and at the Spa & Wellness center.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Split
Split
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Park
Hotel Park

Day 8: Split

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a private sightseeing tour of Split, a 1700 years old town with famous Diocletian’s Palace, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. Your guide will take you for a walk through this living monument and all its magnificent sights. You will discover the basement halls of the Palace and their unique role in the history of Split. In Peristyle, the main square of the Palace, you will visit the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the patron-saint of Split. Your walk will then take you to the Split City Museum, situated in the beautiful Gothic-Renaissance Palace of the noble family Papalic. After some time at your leisure, your driver and guide will take you outside the city walls, to the Meštrović Gallery that celebrates one of the most famous Croatian artists of the 20th century – sculptor Ivan Meštrović. It exhibits most of the sculptor’s work within the permanent display, respecting the given space of the building, an artistic monument itself. Afterwards you will continue to Trogir – set on a small island just off the mainland. Trogir is a tiny charming town surrounded by impressive fortress walls. As you enter the fortified town through the Land Gate, you will stroll along its narrow streets, flanked by ancient stone houses. In the walk through this picturesque town you will come across numerous valuable edifices, such as the St. Lawrence Cathedral with a magnificent 13th century Romanesque portal; the Old City Hall from the 15th Century, the Kamerlengo tower on the relaxing waterfront promenade and many others. After some time on your own, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Park (5*)
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Trogir
Trogir

Day 9: Split

Meet your guide for a private tour of Split Hinterland with a visit to a local family for a unique cultural and culinary experience. Your first destination is the small town of Sinj, home of the famous equestrian competition Sinj Alka. For 301 years, every first Sunday in August, local men put on their traditional costumes, ride festively dressed horses and run Sinj Alka to commemorate a Croatian-Venetian victory over Ottomans on August 14, 1715.  It was the local Christian population of around 700 Croats in cooperation with a smaller number of Venetians that managed to defend Sinj against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers. You will also visit Sinj Alka Museum. Continue to Grab and five picturesque old mills dotted along the winding little river. They have remained to this day in their original form and are still regularly put to use. With the spectacular views of Cetina River Canyon, you will continue your ride through the beautiful countryside. This secluded area had a great significance in the Croatian history – it was a home of the unique Poljica Republic, an autonomous community that existed in the Middle Ages. In the small village of Gata, you will be welcomed by a local family in their humble home. They will show you how to make the traditional specialty from the Poljica Republic period – Soparnik. With the alluring scents of the local Dalmatian cuisine, you will enjoy this fine delicacy whose original recipe resisted the flow of centuries.

Accommodation: Hotel Park (5*)
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taste the Tradition
Taste the Tradition

Day 10: Split - Dubrovnik

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik with a stop in Ston with wine, oyster tasting and mussels cooking presentation. Upon arrival to Ston, you will meet your local private guide for a tour of this small town famous for its defensive stone walls, which protected the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik Republic's wealth. The history of the salt works in Ston is more than 4,000 years. It is the oldest salt mine in Europe, and among the working ones, also the oldest in the world. Your guide will take to visit the salt pans, as well as impressive Ston city walls. Continue to Peljesac Peninsula, also known as Croatia’s Napa Valley, to enjoy a private wine tour at the Milos winery. Quality soil and beneficial Dalmatian sun allow the grapes to produce abundant grape bunches, traditionally used to make Croatia's most renowned wines: "Dingač," "Postup" and "Plavac." Today you will meet the Milos family who grow their own produce and maintain vineyards boasting fantastic wines. Take a tour through the vineyard set on the steep manually farmed terraced land of the Pelješac Peninsula. The vineyards are maintained completely organic, which follows natural winemaking techniques combined with extended aging in large Slavonian oak barrels. This guarantees great elegant wines with an intense expression of the nature of Peljesac (a reflection of the terroir) and Plavac mali cultivar. In Ston, you will enjoy an extraordinary experience – a private tour of Ston oyster farm by a fisherman boat and oyster tasting. Your host, a local oyster farmer, will take you for a boat tour of his oyster farms and explain how the oysters are grown and why these particular oysters from the Mali Ston Bay have been recognized as the best aphrodisiac since the Roman times. During the boat tour, you will have a stop at your host’s private island, where you will be treated to an oyster tasting and traditional Dalmatian dish – "mussels alla buzzara." Relax and enjoy these delicacies under the shade of pine trees. Continue to Dubrovnik.

Accommodation: Excelsior (5*)

Since opening in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark among the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik. This time-honoured building – a blend of old and new – is uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum in one direction and the Old Town in another. The hotel lies at the foot of Croatia's sun-kissed southern tip across from Italy in the Adriatic Sea, just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik's international airport, within walking distance to the historical Dubrovnik Old City and all the major attractions.  Aside from the spectacular setting, the property also boasts tranquil gardens in which to stroll; four fine-dining restaurants - all offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea; and a private beach back-dropped by the UNESCO-protected Old Town.With superb facilities, fine location and excellent service the Excelsior is the perfect accompaniment to any stay. All 158 bedrooms including and 15 deluxe and 2 presidential suites provide guests with every modern amenity. The elegant terraces, with their stunning city and sea view, form part of the overall experience in a setting that is both truly intimate and archetypically Mediterranean.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Excelsior Exterior
Hotel Excelsior Exterior

Day 11: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world.  An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. The works of artists, writers and scientists of Dubrovnik have been woven into the texture of the town.  While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will stop to visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. You will continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. You will also discover Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary with a treasury containing the originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo and many other valuable relicts. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. Dubrovnik is full of charming cafes, boutiques and local curiosities, nestled in the intricate network of the cobblestone streets. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500 m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill.

Embark on a unique and romantic Elaphiti Islands experience! Meet your driver for a private transfer to the town port, where you will board your boat. Your skipper will meet you for a private sunset cruise to Elaphiti Islands where you will enjoy dinner in the special setting at Villa Ruza Restaurant & Lounge Bar. The Villa rises on a seaside rock in a deep shadow of pine trees and offers a haven of peace and serenity in one of the most romantic places on the Adriatic Coast. Includes transfers and boat, dinner at Villa Ruza Restaurant (drinks excluded).

Accommodation: Excelsior (5*)
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stradun
Stradun
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Villa Ruza Restaurant
Villa Ruza Restaurant

Day 12: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle. The region of contrasts and exceptional beauty, mountains and valleys, green hills and naked stone; inclines down to the cozy coves of small fishermen villages. Your first destination is the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. Like many Dalmatian towns, Cavtat began as a Greek settlement, called Epidaurus, and later became a Roman colony. At the beginning of the 7th century, Avars and Slavs invaded Cavtat and destroyed the town. Refugees from the town formed another settlement - Dubrovnik. Since those times, Cavtat has always been inseparably bounded with the history of Dubrovnik. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town – its cobbled streets with traditional red-roofed houses, narrow stairways and charming promenade along the shore. Your walk will take you to the top of the hill, where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Račić Family, a work of Ivan Meštrović, the most prominent Croatian sculptor. After the walk, you will continue your exploration of the countryside of Konavle. In the village of Čilipi, you will be welcomed by a local family on their humble rural estate of Bakicevo. You will enjoy their hospitality in a unique ambiance of a traditional stone-built house. Your hosts will take you around their garden where they grow various sorts of vegetables in an old-fashioned way. The ingredients that will be used for your lunch today come from their garden. With the alluring scents of the local cuisine, your hosts will prepare the traditional Dalmatian specialty of peka – food prepared under the iron bell, for you. After this delicious lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Excelsior (5*)
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cavtat
Cavtat

Day 13: Dubrovnik

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

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Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (5*): Zagreb

Opened in 1925 as a refuge for passengers from the Orient Express, the uber-stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is an architectural gem. Located within easy reach of key attractions such as the Cathedral and the Art Pavilion, the city’s most iconic hotel combines art deco glamour with every contemporary convenience. Long-established as a haven for A-List movie stars, politicians, singers and artists, the hotels' fairy tale exterior and gracious guest accommodation make it easily the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb. The property boasts a long list of awards for hotel service, cuisine, interior design, and bartending. Traditional luxury including magnificent marble bathrooms is complimented by modern technology to make each room a haven of relaxation. The property offers a variety of dining experiences including the Zinfandel's Restaurant, Le Bistro, and the Esplanade 1925, the hotel's lounge and cocktail bar.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Esplanade Zagreb Hotel Lobby
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel Lobby

Monte Mulini (5*): Rovinj

Set in a lush Mediterranean landscape on a hillside, the Monte Mulini hotel overlooks a beautiful small bay and offers sweeping sea views. At the same time it is only a short stroll along the marina from Rovinj, one of the most picturesque and romantic towns in the Mediterranean. The hotel features a bold architectural concept, with warm, natural materials, carefully selected details and a perfect synergy of design, functionality and elegance.  Featuring modern French cuisine and boasting the widest wine list in Croatia, the restaurants at the Hotel Monte Mulini have helped redefine the area’s culinary scene. Meanwhile, the spa which was inspired by the Mediterranean, is made up of a three-story Art, Wellness & Spa Centre and includes hydrotherapy pools, saunas, relaxation zones and 12 treatment rooms. With four pools and a range of sun loungers and bar seating, the 4,300 square-foot pool complex overlooks the sea and Lone Bay and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind!

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Monte Mulini Hotel Property
Monte Mulini Hotel Property
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Suite View
Suite View

Monte Mulini (5*): Rovinj

Set in a lush Mediterranean landscape on a hillside, the Monte Mulini hotel overlooks a beautiful small bay and offers sweeping sea views. At the same time it is only a short stroll along the marina from Rovinj, one of the most picturesque and romantic towns in the Mediterranean. The hotel features a bold architectural concept, with warm, natural materials, carefully selected details and a perfect synergy of design, functionality and elegance.  Featuring modern French cuisine and boasting the widest wine list in Croatia, the restaurants at the Hotel Monte Mulini have helped redefine the area’s culinary scene. Meanwhile, the spa which was inspired by the Mediterranean, is made up of a three-story Art, Wellness & Spa Centre and includes hydrotherapy pools, saunas, relaxation zones and 12 treatment rooms. With four pools and a range of sun loungers and bar seating, the 4,300 square-foot pool complex overlooks the sea and Lone Bay and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind!

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Monte Mulini Hotel Property
Monte Mulini Hotel Property
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Suite View
Suite View

Bastion (4*): Zadar

Hotel Bastion is a unique city boutique-hotel which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar.It is located in the historic center, and is built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kastela” from the thirteenth century; an invaluable monument of medieval fortification in Zadar. The property offers 28 luxury equipped rooms, each with rooms with hand-made furniture and LAN Internet access, an assortment of gastronomic delicacies and a wellness center. It is a mere stone's throw from the Cultural monuments of Zadar and the renowned "Sea Organ" and "Greeting to the Sun". Choose to dine at the Kastel restaurant or on one of the sunny terraces of the hotel and enjoy the menus which are based on Mediterranean cuisine, with local dishes and healthy foods. The aperitif bar "Kristal" offers a wide array of cocktails, afternoon tea or coffee - the perfect early evening backdrop after doing some exploring.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bastion Hotel
Bastion Hotel
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bastion Hotel
Bastion Hotel

Hotel Park (5*): Split

Hotel Park is situated in the beautiful 1700 year old UNESCO -protected city of Split, next to the famous beach Bacvice. The hotel exudes classic sophistication with a modern flair, and remains the most prestigious venue for all social and political events in Split. Guest rooms and suites are lavish, with a touch of Mediterranean past times, and feature luxurious amenities. Dine at the century old oasis of gastronomy at Bruna Restaurant; offering traditional specialties and modern meals to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Relax and rejuvenate at the outdoor pool, private hot Jacuzzis, fitness room, and at the Spa & Wellness center.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Park
Hotel Park

Excelsior (5*): Dubrovnik

Since opening in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark among the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik. This time-honoured building – a blend of old and new – is uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum in one direction and the Old Town in another. The hotel lies at the foot of Croatia's sun-kissed southern tip across from Italy in the Adriatic Sea, just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik's international airport, within walking distance to the historical Dubrovnik Old City and all the major attractions.  Aside from the spectacular setting, the property also boasts tranquil gardens in which to stroll; four fine-dining restaurants - all offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea; and a private beach back-dropped by the UNESCO-protected Old Town.With superb facilities, fine location and excellent service the Excelsior is the perfect accompaniment to any stay. All 158 bedrooms including and 15 deluxe and 2 presidential suites provide guests with every modern amenity. The elegant terraces, with their stunning city and sea view, form part of the overall experience in a setting that is both truly intimate and archetypically Mediterranean.

Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Excelsior Exterior
Hotel Excelsior Exterior
Culinary Croatia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Excelsior
Hotel Excelsior

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Kimberly M — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Fiona was fabulous and planned a dream vacation for us from start to finish. Our guides and tours were all very personable, knowledgeable, and comfortable. Our drivers were very punctual and professional. Our itinerary and tickets kept us knowing exactly where and when we needed to be somewhere. The weather, food and hotels were amazing. We truly had our dream vacation and now need a beach vacation to recuperate from the fast paced vacation we just returned from! Would recommend your agency to anyone! Thank You!

  • David B. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip! Thank you for the attention to detail and comprehensive planning!

  • Cleo M. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    Excellent guidance and assistance from Rachel Cook in your Delaware office and great guides/drivers. The hotel was nicely situated and everything went smoothly - we thank you! It was our first time on such a tour and we would like to try it again.

  • Suzanne A. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We had an amazing experience with Kensington! I loved our specialist Garret. He was incredibly helpful! We also really loved our guide in Cape Town.

  • Kyran D — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Our tour expert Rachel Cooke was outstanding! She handled all inquiries and requests with great professionalism and patience. The location of our hotels were optimal for touring and easy access to trains and metro. Tour guides Marion for the Latin Quarter, Frederick the Louvre, Bruno Mont St Michel and Melanie for the beaches of Normandy were all very knowledgeable and delightful to be with!

  • Donna O — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Andrew was an amazing guide starting in Inverness! And Debbie was great for our walking tour in Edinburgh. We could not be happier! We learned so much about Scotland and enjoyed every minute of our trip.

  • Robert Goodby — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Everything worked as planned, someone was always waiting to greet us at each transfer point, and the guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg were absolutely first-rate: knowledgeable, friendly, fluent in English, and very helpful. Our conversations with them about Russian life and history were an unexpected bonus to what was already a highly educational and informative itinerary.

  • Peter Stephanos — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    Kensington was top notch. Our transfers were always on-time and courteous/professional. When there was a labor strike in Athens, they rescheduled our cancelled ferry and booked us on a flight. We had no idea until they called and said we had been booked on the flight. So helpful that we didn't ever have to stress!

  • Barbara Schulman — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    We had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip; Everything was perfectly planned by Kensington; all drivers were professional and the city guides were excellent, educated in the history of their city and enjoyable to be with. Upon hearing that we were artists, one guide even changed her tour to include local artworks that we would not have known about , and we were thrilled. We have never had a tour planned personally for the 2 of us, and were delighted with the results. All contacts with our planner, Jason Susinski, were timely and professional. We will definitely travel with Kensington again.

  • Nancy Silvio — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was my first experience with a totally guided tour. It was wonderful to not have to worry about anything, it was all well planned out. What we did see was wonderful, important and the guides were knowledgeable and kind. When we expressed interest in going bowling in Berlin he made sure we found the best place!! Anything was possible.

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