In idyllic Istria, where picturesque villages dot rolling hills, learn about the history and enticement of truffles – the region’s biggest draw. In Buzet village meet a local family, a third generation of truffle hunters, and let their trained dogs take you into family’s private woods for an exciting truffle hunt! Afterwards use your catch to make your today’s lunch – delicious gnocchi with truffles – a true Istrian specialty.
Famed for its sheer beauty, glorious history of a one-time republic and priceless cultural heritage, Dubrovnik is a must-see for history buffs and art aficionados. Discover its lesser-known landmark, a tiny 16th century St Rosario church, tucked behind a famous Dominican Monastery. Indulge into a private concert in this unique historic venue and lose yourself in local sounds, stories and extraordinary ambiance…
On the outskirts of Split, discover a fascinating ancient city of Salona. Started as an Illyrian town, Greek colony and capital of Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona offers a valuable insight of the life in the great Roman era. Enjoy a unique tour with your host, a professional archaeologist, and dig on a real archaeological excavation! Awaken your inner Indiana Jones and be “hands-on” amongst ruins, lost artefacts and memories in stone.
This culinary adventure begins in the charming Trogir green market where you will join your host, a local celebrity chef, for a market walk and shopping. Then transfer to a special lunch venue on the slopes of Mt Kozjak, overlooking Split bay. In the unique settings of a stone-built house your private chef and sommelier will take you for an exclusive gourmet experience. Indulge into finest bites and wines of the region in an exquisite food and wine pairing.
Venture off the beaten path into Split hinterland and the charming town of Sinj, home to the famous Alka tournament. Commemorating the Croatian-Venetian victory over the Ottomans in 1715, this equestrian competition is unique and precious for the locals. Visit the quirky Alka Museum and find out why this event earned its place on the UNESCO’s intangible heritage list. Then enjoy exciting horseback riding lessons at the Sinj Hippodrome with your host – the winner of 300th Alka!
Explore picturesque Split countryside, its authentic villages and dramatic scenery. This secluded area had a great significance in Croatian history – it was home to the unique Poljica Republic, an autonomous community from the Middle Ages. In Gata village meet a local lady in her humble home for a presentation of “soparnik” making – a traditional specialty from the Poljica Republic era. Its original recipe resisted the flow of centuries and has been recently protected by the UNESCO!
Heavenly Elafiti Islands, the guardians of Dubrovnik seas, boast a blissful Mediterranean seascape and hide many secrets. Accompanied by a private instructor, dive into the deep blue waters of the Adriatic and explore its underwater mysteries. A glorious seabed abounds in reefs, caves, shipwrecks and even red corals hiding in the shadows amongst the sparkling sea life. Experience the thrill of underwater breathing and an adventure of a lifetime!
Sheltered by intact nature, just a stone’s throw away from historic Dubrovnik, lies Mali Ston bay. It is famous for succulent oysters, known as the aphrodisiac and delicacy since the Roman times. Enjoy a private oyster farm tour with a local farmer, learn how the oysters are grown and taste them fresh from the sea! On his private island feast your taste buds with mussels alla buzzara, traditional Dalmatian dish, all topped with homemade wine.
The rugged terrain and rocky coastline of Pelješac Peninsula create a dramatic backdrop to the cultivation of centuries-old wines. Visit a small local family-run winery that only grows Plavac Mali, the most famous Croatian indigenous variety related to Zinfandel. A charismatic owner, passionate about his wines, makes some of the best organic wines in Croatia in a traditional way. Join him for an exciting jeep tour around the vineyards, followed by luscious wine tasting!
In Montenegro’s Boka Bay, where soaring mountains sink in emerald seas, nature reveals itself in all its glory. Enjoy a private cruise and visit one of Boka Bay’s most cherished landmarks – the island and church of Our Lady of the Rocks. This tiny artificial island is reigning in the middle of the bay and hides romantic local legends. Explore its immense cultural heritage in an exclusive after-working-hours tour!
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Škocjan is the largest known underground canyon in the world. Delve into the underground with a professional cave guide and learn about this unique natural phenomenon. The Reka River capriciously carved the limestone terrain, known as karst, to form these spectacular chambers. Walk around and admire the subterranean magic – stalactites, stalagmites, caves and passages – in this one-of-a-kind natural curiosity.
The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina boasts a rich collection and offers an insight into country’s turbulent past. In a private tour with the curator discover its undeniable star – the famous Sarajevo Haggadah. Created in Spain and brought to Sarajevo by Sephardic Jews, it is perhaps the most valuable illuminated Jewish manuscript. Enjoy an exclusive access to Haggadah’s room and learn about the importance, the history and the hidden treasures of this priceless book.
Serbia’s exciting capital is historic and lively, with remnants of chaotic past visible throughout the city. Visit the Royal Compound, a former residence of the Karađorđević dynasty, and enjoy an exclusive VIP tour. Built in 1937, today is the home of the Crown Prince Alexander and his family. Stroll around its beautifully appointed reception rooms, decorated with impressive wood carved ceilings and paintings, and learn about the turbulent past of this royal house.
For those seeking relaxation, endless beaches and crystal-clear sea, Dalmatian coast is unmistakably a great finding. Hop on a private yacht and cruise around the most beautiful islands; staying on-board or at the best hotels in the area. Find a beach of your own around sunny Hvar, dive into eerily illuminated Biševo’s Blue Grotto and bike on lush Mljet Island. From historic hamlets to secluded coves, Dalmatia offers a quintessential Mediterranean experience.
From its backdrop of soul-stirring mountains to stunning seaside settings, Montenegro is a tiny country with oodles of natural and cultural treasures. Enjoy a panoramic boat ride in Boka Bay, where mountains dip in the sea in fiord-like surroundings. Hike up Mt Lovčen and admire the dramatic scenery and vertigo-inducing views. Taste delicious local wines in country’s most renowned wineries or just relax and unwind at countless beaches of this hidden corner of Europe.
Begin your exploration of Croatia’s best in the rolling hills of Istria – stay in a wine hotel, hunt for truffles and roam its mediaeval hilltop towns. Discover Plitvice lakes – Europe’s most beautiful national park – before heading to sunny Dalmatian coast. Take a private boat to Hvar Island and enjoy a cooking class with a local family. Ride along wine routes of Pelješac Peninsula before reaching your final destination – the majestic town-museum of Dubrovnik.
With untouched nature, over a thousand islands and crystal-clear seas, Croatia is an ultimate coastal escape. Take a journey along the jagged shores and explore seascape at its best. Enjoy a safari tour of Brijuni Islands National Park and cruise to the vitality island of Lošinj. Visit tiny islands of Susak and Silba, wonderfully undiscovered and so pristine. Don’t miss the beloved islands of Hvar and Korčula or gazing over the majestic city walls of glorious Dubrovnik.
From the snow-capped peaks of Julian Alps to the sheer waters of the Adriatic, this region abounds in diversities and unearthly beauties. Explore the highlights of Croatia – truffle region of Istria, castles & hills of Zagreb countryside and blissful Mediterranean spots of Dalmatian coast. Discover Slovenia and its unsurpassable natural beauties, from emerald lakes to mountain gorges and fascinating caves. End with dramatic scenery of Montenegro’s Boka Bay and its fiord-like settings…
On the edge of empires for thousands of years, the West Balkans have been a long-time playground for many emperors and cultures. Visit 7 magnificent countries – Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina – and learn about the tumultuous history that made this region a true crossroads of civilizations and religions. Intriguing towns, immersive experiences and local flavors will easily entice the wanderlust of a modern-world adventurer.
Famed for its heavenly beaches and picturesque towns, Croatia is also a little-known gourmet paradise. A feast for your taste buds begins in magical Istria with finest olive oil and truffle delicacies. In Split, join a celebrity chef for a market walk, followed by food & wine pairing. Taste the best seafood in Hvar and savor luscious wine and oysters on Pelješac. This culinary adventure unravels in Dubrovnik countryside with a traditional home-cooked lunch in a local family’s home.