Take an unforgettable voyage from Trieste, Italy to the "Pearl of the Adriatic": Dubrovnik. Head south along the Dalmatian Coast, stopping to explore the paradisal islands of Croatia's sparkling coast. Along the way, visit quiet fishing settlements and enjoy meals hosted by local families. Gaze out over orchards and vineyards as you sample fresh, local fare - freshly caught fish, fire-roasted lamb, organic veggies from the garden, virgin olive oil, and lavender honey. Explore ancient palaces and walled cities in no fewer than four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Zadar, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik. Throughout your travels, the dramatic Dinaric Alps provide a breathtaking background. You'll see why we call this an epic journey!
Enjoy authentic farm to table meals hosted by a local family
Have a private boat tour of the Kornati archipelago, a collection of 89 picturesque islands in the Croatian Adriatic
Visit three UNESCO Heritage Sites: Zadar, Trogir and Split
Say "Buona sera!" to beautiful Trieste, the coffee capital of Italy, home to romantic Habsburg architecture and a vibrant city scene. Meet in the afternoon for a short tour of the city and coffee tasting in town's oldest coffee shop.
Set off to Croatia's Northern islands on a scenic drive through the rolling hills of the Istrian peninsula to Kvarner Bay. Board a ferry for a short transfer to Cres, Croatia's largest island and home to medieval villages, clear waters and excellent seafood. Hike the bay of Cres with its hidden emerald coves to the centuries-old village of Lubenice. One of Croatia's most scenic spots. Finish the day on the picturesque island of Losinj.
Hike Mt. Osorscica (1940ft), the second highest mountain on the Adriatic. Enjoy a farm to table lunch hosted by a local family. Finish the day with a tour of the historically rich towns of Mali Losinj and Veli Losinj to learn about local island life and the Venetian-Habsburg architectural influence on the area.
Embark on a short ferry ride from Losini to Island Krk. Hike the rocky trail with the crystal blue sea on one side and mountainous terrain on the other. Take in the view of barren Goli Island, once home to an infamous political prison. Take a slow road trip on the Adriatic "highway," the scenic road that runs the length of the Croatian coast. Meet the ferry for a 15-minute ride to Island Pag and a stay at one of the most exclusive properties in Croatia.
Visit Pag, the most dramatic looking island in Croatia, and home of the famous Pag sheep. Taste the finest sheep cheese in the world, regarded as the most famous of all artisan cheeses made in the country, before making a short evening transfer to the UNESCO Heritage Site town of Zadar, located on the mainland on the Adriatic coast.
Depart at dawn for a private boat tour of the Kornati archipelago, a collection of 89 islands in the Croatian Adriatic and one of the world's most beautiful marine landscapes. Summit Kornat (745ft), the main island in the archipelago, with its spectacular 360-degree-view. Enjoy a visit with an old MT Sobek friend to learn about the local history and enjoy home-made foods before returning to Zadar in late evening.
Begin the day in Zadar, then on to Trogir and finally to Split, three UNESCO coastal cities in Dalmatia, culturally the richest part of the Adriatic. Explore Trogir's 13th century cathedral and Split's Diocletian Palace built by the Romans. Enjoy a feast of traditional Dalmatian delicacies at the close of the day.
Discover the Island of Brac, largest of Dalmatian islands Start the day at the hidden bay of Blaca and hike to the 450-year-old hermitage, surrounded by pine trees, aromatic flowers, and the scents and sights of the sea. Enjoy a fire-cooked lunch of local specialties in a Dalmatian stone village. Continue to the top of Mt. Vidova, the highest peak of the Dalmatian islands, then shuttle to the town of Supetar and a return to Split. Enjoy dinner on your own.
Travel through the fertile plain of Neretva - dubbed the Croatian California - to the medieval town of Ston, home to the longest fortified stone wall built in medieval times, and the world's best oysters! Motor to Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, with its crystal-clear blue waters surrounding the massive stone walls that shelter the old part of the town. Explore the city and enjoy a farewell dinner.
After breakfast, we'll transfer guests to the airport for their homeward-bound flights.
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MT Sobek has been sharing the wonders of Croatia with our travelers since 2006!
We work only with well vetted, highly experienced local guides with expert knowledge in where to find the authentic hidden gems.
Our itinerary showcases the best of Croatia as a traveler - not a tourist. You'll spend more time in the outdoors than on a bus!
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Tasting fresh and local delicacies, touring medieval towns and famed cities, scenic drives, and hikes through stunning landscapes.
Charming and historic hotels, all surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Croatia's west coast boasts a warm, coastal Mediterranean climate, with dry summers. There is often a pleasant sea-breeze in summertime.
We meet with our guide on the afternoon of Day-1 for a short tour of Trieste and coffee in the town's oldest coffee shop. Many people doing this tour will arrive a day or two early.
Healthy, locally-sourced, organic meals that include meats (red meat and poultry), fish and seafood, and an abundance of produce, all seasoned with local herbs and olive oil. Nearly all diets can be accommodated.
There are 6 days of hiking that range from 2 to 7 miles. While the hiking is not strenuous, you must enjoy hiking and come prepared for some unpaved and undulating terrain.
There will be several ferry crossings along the way, and one private boat transfer. Other transfers are by private van.
Yes! We recommend that you stay on in Dubrovnik for one or two days to explore the Old Town, or perhaps book a kayak excursion along the Elaphite archipelago through the hotel Concierge.
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