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Croatia Organised Trips

Croatian Cooking Class, Dubrovnik

Cooking classes are a wonderful way to recreate holiday memories when you’re back at home. On this half-day experience, you can enjoy a traditional taste of Dubrovnik at an authentic agritourism farm in Konavle. In this beautiful rural region, you will learn how to prepare some of Dubrovnik’s best-known dishes from fresh seasonal ingredients. Southern Croatian cooking has a style of its own and your host will show you how to prepare favourite meals such as homemade bread and laurel skewers cooked over stone. You’ll also have the chance to go and gather the fresh eggs that will be needed for baking cakes.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 9am or 4pm
End time: 2pm or 9pm

Croatian Cooking Class, Split

Cooking classes are a fantastic way to delve deeper into the local culture and provide you with authentic recipes that can be shared for years to come. Just 30 minutes away from Split, in the town of Klis, you’ll have the chance to learn to cook as a Croatian. We’ll head to a family-run tavern at the top of Klis fortress, where fruit and vegetables are grown in the family garden. Stand-out dishes include grilled meats, fresh bread and homemade pasta – which includes picking ingredients from the garden to prepare pesto. You’ll also enjoy olive oil tastings and understand why this is such a key component in cooking.

• Daily departures from Split
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day; flexible timing

Dubrovnik Street Food

Discover some of the best local food spots in town on this mouth-watering evening street food tour. Food and wine is a big part of Dubrovnik’s identity and it’s a glorious mix of influences from other Mediterranean countries. The city’s street food scene comes alive after dark, and we’ll stroll around the historical centre’s cobbled streets with a local guide and food expert. You’ll get to see the beautiful sights and hear about their history, but the focus will be on scents and flavours. We’ll take you to the most local spots, so you can learn the story and culture behind each dish you taste.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 6pm
End time: 9pm

Hidden Hvar

Go beyond Hvar’s main attractions on an evening tour around the island. We’ll begin at the fortress to gaze out over Hvar town, the Pakleni Islands and Vis. Then we’ll drive into rural Hvar to wander through a sea of purple in the fragrant lavender fields and enjoy the views over the island from Napoleon Road. There will be time to explore the ghost-like abandoned village and see its empty stone houses and courtyards. Although abandoned, the village is home to some of Croatia’s best wines, olive oil and honey.

• Daily departures from Hvar
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 6pm
End time: 10pm

Hidden Photography Tour of Split

Split is the ideal subject for keen (or budding) photographers, with its terracotta-tiled roofs, historical buildings and shimmering turquoise waters. Your expert photographer-guide will introduce you to the scenic spots and hidden gems of the city. Taking your time to capture the sights means you’ll get to see Split in a new light and have a deeper familiarity with the city. Plus, you’ll have the perfect keepsakes of your time at this beautiful location.

• Daily departures from Split
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day; flexible timings

Historical Konavle, Dubrovnik

Feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you leave the urban buzz of Dubrovnik behind and head south to the tranquil Konavle countryside. This beautiful region stretches between the towering mountains and shimmering Adriatic Sea. Konavle has played an important role in the life of the Dubrovnik people – it was once the main agricultural area of the Dubrovnik Republic. Experience the region’s rich history and delicious local food with visits to a local history museum and the fairy-tale Sokol fort, which has stunning views, before tucking into a local lunch at a family-run eatery. You’ll also have the chance to see the pretty seaside town of Cavtat and stroll along its picturesque promenade.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 10am
End time: 4pm

Hvar Sea Kayaking

Explore the natural beauty of the Pakleni Otoci islands on a peaceful morning gliding across the calm waters of the Adriatic. Pakleni Otoci is a picture-perfect group of lush islands fringed by white sands and surrounded by crystal clear waters. The islands are popular with Hollywood A-listers, who travel here by private yacht. Kayaking gives you the chance to immerse yourself in this protected area and get a real feel for its environment as you leisurely paddle around. Dine on fresh local produce for lunch on one of the islands, then relax with swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters.

• Daily departures from Hvar
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 9am

Learn to Linđo Dance, Dubrovnik

Master a new skill and gain an understanding of Croatian culture with a Linđo dance show and lesson. Linđo is the traditional dance of Dubrovnik and its surrounding region. It’s danced to the sound of lijerica (an old southern Dalmatian instrument with three strings), which came from the Eastern Mediterranean in the late 18th century. First, you’ll watch a dance group – who will be dressed in traditional costume – as they perform three different dances. After their performance, they will show you some basic steps so you can get fully involved in the experience.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day; flexible timing

Pelješac Peninsula Wine Experience, Dubrovnik

Escape the crowds and enjoy a trip around Croatia’s premier wine-growing region with an expert guide who will share their passion for Pelješac and its wines. We’ll travel along scenic roads through charming villages and vine-carpeted hillsides to meet local winemakers at three family-owned wineries. You’ll have the chance to taste various types of Croatian wines and a few local snacks. We’ll head back to Dubrovnik in the early evening, so you can still head out for dinner or continue your wine tasting journey back in the city’s bars.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 2pm
End time: 9pm

Relive the Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik

Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognise the red-tiled rooftops and striking battlements of Dubrovnik as King’s Landing, the capital of the seven kingdoms. Explore one of the most stunning walled cities in the world on this private half-day experience. Try and spot key filming locations such as Gradac Park, the setting for Joffrey Baratheon’s ill-fated wedding, and Minčeta Tower on Dubrovnik's Walls, which doubled as the House of the Undying. You’ll also be able to walk up the Jesuit Staircase, which served as the stairs up to the Great Sept of Baelor for Cersei Lannister’s famous ‘walk of shame’.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day, flexible timing

Split Wine & Painting Experience

Unleash your creativity at a laid-back painting class. There’s no requirement in terms of your painting skills or previous painting experience – it’s a relaxed and fun environment where enjoyment is key. You’ll be provided with all the equipment and materials that you need, so you can paint whatever fits the theme of the class (themes change regularly) as you sip on fine local wines.

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 7pm
End time: 9.30pm

The Oysters & Wine of Croatia, Dubrovnik

For oyster lovers, it doesn’t get much better than this fine foodie experience. Just a short drive along the coast from Dubrovnik, Ston is one of the best places in the world for fresh oysters. Oyster faming has been going on here for centuries and you’ll get an authentic insight into why the conditions are perfect for growing this popular aphrodisiac. We’ll visit an oyster farm and, if the weather is nice, head out on a boat trip for a closer look. Oysters and wine is a classic combination, so we’ll continue to the Pelješac peninsula and a top family-run winery where you can sample a traditional aperitif, appetisers and wine.

• Daily departures from Dubrovnik
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day; flexible timings

The Wines of Hvar

Indulge in Hvar’s finest local produce as you taste your way around a charming family-owned estate surrounded by lavender fields. In the middle of this UNESCO-listed area, award-winning wines, rich olive oils and other Dalmatian delicacies await. On our journey to lush farmland our guide will tell us about how the local people are committed to protecting the island’s environment. When we arrive, we’ll feast on a homemade lunch of produce from the estate while soaking up the stunning views over Hvar and nearby islands. Then, on a guided tour, we’ll learn about the estate’s organic lavender production, explore their old wine cellar, meet the animals, and see an impressive range of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

• Daily departures from Hvar
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day; flexible timings