Days of tour:7
Participants:2 — 6
Tour "Kvarner and Istra by Yacht". During this trip you will enjoy:
Cruise from Zadar to Pula.
Your journey will begin with a welcome lunch in one of Zadar’s best restaurants.
After lunch, you will embark your boat and start the magnificent journey along the dalmatian coast, all the way up to the beautiful Istria region. Istria is known for its beautiful landscape, delicious cuisine and friendly people. On your way to Pula, there will be a few stops at some great swimming spots where you will be able to enjoy some time soaking in the sea.
Upon your arrival in Pula, a delicious dinner is planned with some of Istria’s wellknown ingredients.
Overnight in Pula.
Pula walking tour. During your Pula walking tour, you will visit the large amphitheater, known locally as The Arena. In antiquity, a crowd of over 23,000 spectators would have witnessed gladiatorial combat and the execution of criminals and early Christians here. It is still in use today, although the executioners have been replaced with musical performers and film stars.
Short guided tour of Motovun. After Pula, we will drive toward the small town of Motovun, an astonishing architectural landmark.
Free time in Motovun.
A scenic drive to Village of Livade.
Truffle hunt demonstration and lunch. Livade Village is the most known Village on Istra Peninsula known by its reaches with Truffles. After the truffle hunt demonstration, you will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious specialties made of local truffles while sipping glass of excellent Istrian Wine!
Rovinj walking tour. Today’s next stop is magnificent town of Rovinj. Your guide will continue with tour passing en route through the charming little streets and squares showing you most known sites & museums of this town. ‘The Batana House’ tells the story about batana, the wooden fishing flat bottom vessel and the favorite traditional vessel of the inhabitants of Rovinj.
Finish the day off with a wonderful dinner at one of the Rovinj’s best restaurants.
After dinner, we return to Pula for overnight.
This morning you will continue your adventure sailing to the island of Susak - a small island on the northern Adriatic coast of Croatia. On Susak you will have some free time you could use for swimming and soaking up the sun!
Your next stop is the island of Losinj. Upon disembarkation you will be welcomed by your guide. After short introduction, your guide takes you to Kvarner Palace where you will enter the story of Apoxiomen. Antique bronze statue of an athlete, 192 cm tall, taken from the sea bed between the islet of Vele Orjule and the island of Lošinj on 27 April 1999, is the only large bronze found to date on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It is assumed that it was deposited in the sea at the beginning of the 1st century when it was thrown overboard during bad weather because of the danger of the ship overturning or as a sacrifice to the gods for safe passage through the Osor channel to a prosperous destination/port of call on the north Adriatic.
After the walking tour of Mali Losinj and visit to The Museum of Apoxyomen, enjoy a Mediterranean lunch in one of the local restaurants.
Explore Mali Losinj and stroll down its streets during the afternoon.
Finish the day with a lovely dinner in one of the local restaurants.
Overnight in Losinj.
Rab Walking Tour with Hiking.
Another beautiful island is on the menu today. Rab is truly a town of rare charm packed with fine old houses and other interesting buildings. Your guided walking tour will show you some of the finest features of this lovely town, including a view of the Cathedral, a three-nave basilica dedicated to the 12th century St. Mary.
Further in town, you will visit the church of Justina with its fine Museum of Sacral Art.
Along the walk you will also have the opportunity to see the finest buildings in town, including the Church of St. John the Baptist and ruins of the ancient basilica, the Princes Palace, and the sculptures of Draga and Kaliforni in the town’s main square, just to mention a few.
Continue to famous Rab house of Cake. The story says that the nuns are the ones who helped save the recipe intact and available for generations to come. See the production process and enjoy the cake.
Visit the famous Zidine fortress.
Continue towards Natura winery where you will taste the selection of region’s best domestic products.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
The adventure continues with a hiking trip to Lopar Geo Park.
Conclude the day with a delicious dinner in one of Rab’s local restaurants.
Overnight in Rab.
Pag with Cheese tasting.
Today we set sail the beautiful island of Pag.
Sail from Rab to Novalja. Walking tour of Novalja.
After the guided tour of Novalja, proceed towards the town of Pag.
Pag guided tour including the Lace Museum. After a visit to the Lace Museum, see the remains of a fortified convent and church before proceeding for a visit to the New Town. This well-preserved Medieval town is adorned with beautifully-carved door posts on the entrances of the noblemen's houses and yards, small Baroque balconies, stone coats of arms from the 15th-18th centuries, and a magnificent portal on the Duke's palace.
Next, your drive continues on to the village of Kolan.
Upon arrival, a visit is made to a local cheese factory situated on a gentle slope, and surrounded by the hilly pastures and bountiful fields of Kolan. During your visit, see production process in factory, learn about cheese ripening & sample the characteristically piquant taste of Pag cheese, which is used to complement many traditional fish and meat specialties.
Your next stop is the village of Boskinac where you will have an amazing lunch with wine pairing.
After the Pag island tour the boat will sail towards Silba. Have a beautiful evening while enjoying some delicious cuisine.
Overnight in Silba.
Today's highlights include swimming at the magical Sakarun beach, visit to Telascica Nature Park and cruising around Kornati archipelago.
Sail from Silba towards Dugi Otok.
Swim stop at Sakarun beach.
After your relaxing morning, you will go to Telascica Nature Park.
After your visit to Telascica Nature Park, another gem is on the menu – National Park Kornati. An area of uncommon natural beauty, Kornati National Park offers lovely cruising and a great place to enjoy a swim in the blue waters of the Adriatic, as well as to learn the geological features and surprising human history of the region.
Enjoy your lunch in Kornati before heading towards your last stop for the day.
Ugljan is an island in the archipelago of Zadar. The island was inhabited already in the Stone Age while the two caves hide even older remains. It is called the green island because it is covered with dense bush, pine trees, olive trees, fig trees, vineyards and other Mediterranean vegetation. Like all the seaside places, Ugljan has always been connected to the sea; it has a long fishing tradition and a 2000-yearold tradition in olive growing. The north-eastern side of the island is inhabited; the best-known places are Kukljica, Preko, Ugljan and Kali while the other side of the island is mostly steep and uninhabited.
A gastronomical experience awaits you in one of the local restaurants on the island of Ugljan.
Overnight in Ugljan.
Zadar Walking Tour & Departure.
Discover the Medieval treasures of Zadar during this memorable guided stroll through the city's Old Town. The city walls of Zadar attest to its long history of warding off would-be conquerors and rulers, including the Venetians and the Turks. Upon entering the heart of the Old Town, explore the highlights of this magnificent city.
Your first stop is a visit to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Zadar. The cathedral was built during the 12th and 13th centuries on the site of an early Christian basilica. It is dedicated to St. Anastasia, whose stone sarcophagus is located in the apse to the left of the high altar.
Further along, pass by the Church of St. Donatus, believed to have been built by Bishop Donatus on Roman foundations at the beginning of the 9th century. This is the most monumental church on the Eastern Adriatic, and features a round shape with three naves.
To the east of the Forum is the 16th-century St. Mary Church, which features a Romanseque bell-tower built at the beginning of the 12th century by the Hungarian-Croatian King Koloman. On the upper floor of the convent, there are public rooms containing a collection of goldsmiths' work, relics and other valuable artefacts.
Following your guided walking tour, you will once again indulge your taste buds at the Degarra winery, where you will taste the selection of the best wines in this region as well as some scrumptious snacks.
After the wine tasting, you will be transferred to Zadar airport for your flight home.
Post Trip Day 1 - Zadar
National Park Krka.
Zadar walking tour. Discover the Medieval treasures of Zadar during this memorable guided stroll through the city's Old Town.
The highlight of this day will be a visit to the Krka National Park, where you will be in awe of Mother Nature’s beauty, and the sound of waterfalls echoing in your ears.
Depart Krka National Park and head along the Adriatic Coast toward Village of Stankovci.
In the House of Dalmatian´s prosciutto guests will be able to see a live production of these gastronomic delights, learn about the method of production and specifics of Dalmatian prosciutto. Enjoy the smells and tastes of traditional Dalmatian meals and live like the locals.
Upon visiting House of Dalmatian Prosciutto & lunch, continue towards Split, where you will check in to the hotel and have some time to relax before dinner.
Overnight and dinner in a hotel in Split.
Post Trip Day 2 - Split
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Split airport for your flight home.