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Croatia’s Historic Towns and Coastal Splendour

Picture one on the world’s most idyllic coastlines peppered with unique islands, unspoiled beaches and crystal blue waters – this is Croatia. Hugged by the striking Dinaric Mountain Range, the Croatian land boasts a rich cultural legacy, fascinating history, ancient towns and sleepy Mediterranean villages inhabited by warm, friendly people.

When to go:
May – September

Commence your exploration of Croatia on the gorgeous Istrian Peninsula where lush forests, rolling vineyards, attractive roads and medieval towns are abundant. Witness picture-perfect towns such as Motovon which overlooks river Mirna and the stunning Motovun forest from its hillock location. Immerse in the culture of the famous Istrian truffle as you embark on a private truffle hunt with an experienced hunter and his dogs. Adventure into the forest in search of truffles before indulging in a specialities tasting in this unique experience that will open your eyes to the gem of Croatian gastronomy. Venture to the peninsula’s largest town, Pula, and discover its 3000 year history through diverse cultural and historical attractions. Enjoy the sight of beautiful landmark at every step as you wander the town, marvel at the outstanding Roman amphitheatre and other superb monuments.

Journey by boat to the Brijuni archipelago which is covered by luscious meadows, parks and forests. Delight in a private tour of the national park, observe the outstanding natural beauty intertwined with parts of Yugoslavian history. Visit the safari park home to exotic animals, the botanical garden teeming with rare plants and the fascinating archaeological site of ancient Roman settlements where over 200 dinosaur prints can be found. Plunge into the surrounding waters for a brilliant scuba diving and snorkelling adventure to uncover the beautiful submarine world where large schools of mesmerising fish are abundant.

Continue to the relatively isolated and rarely visited Risnajak National Park. Imagine dense, verdant forests of beech and pine trees surrounded by meadows of vibrant wildflowers. Swap the coastal bustle for this majestic hideaway land where the alpine breezes make for a welcome escape from the heat. Accompanied by an experienced guide, embark on a private wildlife watching tour. Go in search of bears, wolves and the rare lynx after which the park is named, and look to the sky where golden eagles and peregrine falcons soar gracefully overhead.

Travel to Plitvice National Park, a wildly pristine and lush land which has been labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a relaxing private tour of the national park to Plitvice Lakes, learn about the fascinating geological processes that led to their formation and delight in the Croatian beauty where excellent vistas of luminous lakes, spectacular waterfalls and secluded caves are plentiful.

Explore the city of Zadar, delight in the wonderful infusion of historic buildings throughout the walled Old Town and stroll the network of narrow and charming city streets. Take a private heli to Cetina River Spring where you will be met by an expert group of cavers and mountain rescue guides. In this unique experience you will discover the wonders of Gospodska Cave which is one of Croatia’s most beautiful. Travel by heli to Bibich Winery for a grand winemakers dinner where you will receive a true taste of Croatia. PELORUS have arranged an evening of world-class wine pairing alongside divine dishes using seasonal, organic vegetables. Throughout this gourmet experience, soak up the magnificent setting of secluded Plastovo village, where the Krka river puts on its best show of canyons and cascading waterfalls. Cruise through the spectacular archipelago of Kornati National Park, go snorkelling or reef diving in this nautical paradise with a unique underwater world. With numerous shipwrecks hidden in the depths, exciting marine life, underwater caves and tunnels, your diving experience will be especially memorable.

Journey south to the amazing Adriatic seaport of Split where endearing Roman, Gothic and Renaissance remnants remain. Discover the charming city centre sights including Diocletian’s Palace, once the palatial residence of the emperor. Hop aboard a private seaplane charter to Hvar and relish the beautiful, panoramic flight to this first-class island. Listed amongst the top ten islands in the world, imagine endless sunshine, ancient villages, vineyards, cobbled streets and Venetian palaces. In ATV’s, embark on an exclusive road tour of the island as you traverse through enchanting lavender fields and olive groves. Continue to the abandoned village of Malo Grablje for a delightfully private and traditional lunch. Resembling a snapshot in time, this fabulous site offers serenity and excellent views.