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Dalmatia -Home of Zinfandel -Grape

Dalmatia -Home of Zinfandel -Grape

Zinfandel – this noble wine sort much appreciated on all continents is the main inspiration for this tour. Wandering through ancient wine paths, vineyards and cellars will give you the opportunity to meet Dalmatia in all of its glory and taste some of the best that this region has to offer. Blending in with the local culture in combination with trying some of the most complex wine sorts of exceptional taste while learning rich Dalmatian history and heritage will satisfy even the most demanding explorers.

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  • Tasting of some of the best Croatian wine varieties: Tribidrag-or original Zinfandel, Plavac Mali, Trnjak, Posip and many more
  • experience traditional way of wine producing
  • discover Dalmatian dishes and pair them with local wines
  • exploring unique connection of wine producing and local people and life
  • 8 days
  • 2+
  • EUR
Europe
Split - Trogir - Kaštela - Island of Hvar
Croatia

HERITAGE:

For those who seek context

Diocletian's Palace in Split, the City Hall, the Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral and Bell Tower, the Basements, Grgur Ninski Statue and many palaces in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style; Venetian streets, houses, and architecture in Hvar, Hvar Fortress (Citadel), St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Main Square

CULTURE:

For an authentic experience

Ivan Meštrović Gallery Split; Emanuel Vidović Gallery Split; Archeological Museum; Ethnographic Museum; Hvar Heritage Museum, Franciscan Monastery whose collection of artwork includes works by Ivan Meštrović, the most famous Croatian sculpture; Dalmatian klapa – band singing a cappella; Dalmatian folklore dances

 

GASTRONOMY:

For discerning palates

Dalmatian pašticada; dalmatian pršut (smoked ham); homemade goat and sheep milk cheese; grilled quality fish with homemade olive oil, grouper brodetto, gregada of Hvar, octopus baked under a baking lid, cuttlefish risotto, salads made of spider crab, lobster or scampi with capers and olives, almond cake, gingerbread of Stari Grad

 

EXPERIENCE:

For the memories to take home with you

Savor some of the best autochthonous Dalmatian wines – Crljenak, Pošip, Bogdanuša, Prč, Plavac Mali; buying fresh vegetables on famous green market in Split; hear Dalmatian song echoing narrow ancient streets; get a comprehensive view of the traditional techniques that make wine so special; learn how to make traditional Dalmatian dishes

itinerary ITINERARY

Day 1

Croatia Welcomes You

Arrival to Split airport where you will be met and transferred to a hotel situated in Split city center. Upon arrival and short break in hotel, welcome drink is organized where you will be given all necessary information about your tour and program.

Day 2

Discovery of Zinfandel Origins

After a short catamaran trip after your breakfast you will continue the tour on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the whole Croatia, a home to the icon wine of Dalmatia, Plavac Mali, a cross between ancestral Zinfandel, Crljenak Kaštelanski, and Dobričić grapes. This wine truly reflects the character of Dalmatia – hot, temperamental, gorgeous, sharp, slightly rustic and absolutely unique. Apart from Plavac Mali, you will have the chance to taste other exquisite wine sorts indigenous to Hvar island, Bogdanuša and Prč. Light lunch will be served while tasting wines. Overnight stay on Hvar island. Free evening.

Discovery of Zinfandel Origins

Day 3

Hvar Island and Wine Tasting

After a short catamaran trip after your breakfast you will continue the tour on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the whole Croatia, a home to the icon wine of Dalmatia, Plavac Mali, a cross between ancestral Zinfandel, Crljenak Kaštelanski, and Dobričić grapes. This wine truly reflects the character of Dalmatia – hot, temperamental, gorgeous, sharp, slightly rustic and absolutely unique. Apart from Plavac Mali, you will have the chance to taste other exquisite wine sorts indigenous to Hvar island, Bogdanuša and Prč. Light lunch will be served while tasting wines. Overnight stay on Hvar island. Free evening.

Day 4

Hvar Island

After breakfast, meet up with your tour leader and continue your adventure on the streets of Hvar, an ancient city with rich history. The city of Hvar is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage. Hvar gained glory and power during middle ages being an important port within the Venetian, naval empire. Today, it is center of island’s tourism and one of the favorite destinations in Dalmatian riviera. After the morning walking tour of the city, afternoon will be at leisure while the return to Split is planned by evening catamaran.

Hvar Island

Day 5

Split Exploration and Wine Tasting

After breakfast, meet up with your tour leader and continue your adventure on the streets of Hvar, an ancient city with rich history. The city of Hvar is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage. Hvar gained glory and power during middle ages being an important port within the Venetian, naval empire. Today, it is center of island’s tourism and one of the favorite destinations in Dalmatian riviera. After the morning walking tour of the city, afternoon will be at leisure while the return to Split is planned by evening catamaran.

Day 6

Island of Brač

Continue your adventure on the island of Brač and its vineyards. Brač is the largest island in Dalmatia, just off the coast of Split. In landscape, Brač is similar to its well known neighbor Hvar with its rolling hills, pine and fig trees, isolate bays and clear water. Brač is famous for its wines, the most famous being Bolski Plavac. After the wine tasting, lunch with a variety of traditional Dalmatian dishes and some of the best wines will be served in one of the Brač taverns. Return to Split is planned in the evening.

Island of Brač

Day 7

Cetina River Canyon Traditional cooking class

After breakfast you will take a short 30 min ride to nearby town of Omis and Cetina river canyon in the hills around it. Enjoying breathtaking views you will descend to Radmanove Mlinice, traditional restaurant with centuries old history. There you will have a Soparnik cooking class followed by your farewell lunch. Soparnik is a traditional dish, once regarded peasant food and now perfect example of using local, organic ingredients in Dalmatian cuisine. After lunch return to Split. Free late afternoon and evening.

Cetina River Canyon Traditional cooking class

Day 8

Departure day

Depending of your departure flight transfer to the airport.

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