From Split and Trogir: 5 Islands and Blue Cave Day Trip
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 10 hours
Head out on a drive to Jelsa on this 3-hour program and visit one of the most famous Croatian winemakers. Jelsa is a small coastal town with a long and proud wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and 10 other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as well. The family is constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine, made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. In the wine cellar you’ll have the opportunity to taste 4 or 5 different wines with a wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and tell you about the finest local appetizers that will accompany them. The Carić family has been involved with vineyards for generations, however it was not before Vino H...
Great Guide who os from Hvar and told me much interesting things about the island. Wine was also great and snacks really tasty. I booked alone and they wanted to postpone as I was the only one. That was not possible for me so they kept the date and I had a wonderful evening with to other persons at the wine bar.
Once you have been picked up from Hvar, this small-group tour begins at the French Fortress built by Napoleon’s troops, on St. Nicholas Hill, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands. Continue driving through the green island of Hvar, passing through Brusje, where you'll be able to walk through the Lavender fields, (seasonal options June - July). Arrive at the port of Stari Grad, where the old roads are paved with amazing views. Then you'll approach the fascinating town of Stari Grad, once known as Pharia and Pharos, the Island’s capital. Continuing through the stone streets along the new Riva, and visit the fortress “Tvrdalj”, once belonging to the poet Petar Hektorović. He is known for his work named, “Fishing and talk with fisherman, and is the first realistic poem in Croatian literature. Hektorović dedicated all his life to his fortress, and still boasts the original fish pond...
The ancient Greeks and Romans were already growing grapes and producing wine on Hvar in 300 BC. This gave them safety, food and medicinal wealth. Vineyards are all over the island. Strong wind and sun are ideal conditions for producing the best quality wine. The wine tour begins in Hvar town with a drive to the other side of the island to the island's most important wine region. Further on, you'll visit two of the most famous Croatian winemakers. The wine tour includes wine tastings in two wineries of your choice (depending on availability). In the Sv. Nedjelja village, by the waterside, the Plenković family formed their horticulturist company in early 1986. Their vineyards are to the south of Hvar island and on the Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo. Here you will have a chance to see an astonishing underwater wine cellar overlooking the bottom of the sea. You will have the opportunit...
Start your day of adventure by meeting your friendly guide at the Hvar city bus station. After a short meet and greet you will begin driving through the picturesque island of Hvar. Enjoy a sweet treat to start your tour with a visit to the local village of Brusje - here you will get the opportunity to try homemade honey and smell Lavendar and Rosemary. Continue along the old road through famous UNESCO protected vineyards, to an olive grove. Once you reach the olive grove you will be able to try 3 different kinds of olive oil, and see why the island is famous for making it in the highest quality. You'll also get to enjoy olive pâté and refreshing water with sage or mint. Visit a wine cellar where you will enjoy a wine tasting session. Taste 4 different wines together with a wine expert, who will describe the individual wines and explain how they are made. Sit back and relax with a glas...
Your chocolate and wine tasting begins with a drive to Jelsa, on the other side of the island of Hvar. Upon arrival, you will meet your professional chocolatier host. The chocolate tasting begins with a brief history of chocolate and its impact on health. Sample chocolate with unique flavours like Mediterranean fruits and herbs such as sage, lavender, carob, figs, and honey. You will have a chance to taste five different kinds of chocolates and pralines. In the second part of this experience you will go to the small town of Vrboska, to one of the most famous Croatian winemakers, where you will have the opportunity to taste four different kinds of wines together with chocolates. The traditional Mediterranean flavors come alive once combined together. As you return to Hvar town you will drive on an old road with amazing views of the green and rural island of Hvar. These views can be ca...
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This experience was fantastic, and would happily do it again. The first stop was the blue cave which was stunning, the initial speedboat ride to get there was long so be prepared, but fun! The next stops were beautiful and we were there just the right amount of time. The blue lagoon was nice, but overrated I think and the beach is pebbled so a bit rough on the feet. We were lucky as we had perfect weather which made the boat ride perfectly fine but I can imagine it could be pretty rough weather dependant. Would definitely recommend this trip and Mario and Elena were fantastic.
Thrilling adrenaline filled boat ride! Even though we didn’t get to see the blue caves because of the high waves, the visits to the islands with 2 swim and snorkel stops made the trip really worthwhile.
Definitely worth the day out. Such beautiful stops and a decent amount of time spent at each stop to be able to see it all. The speed boats were definitely an experience in itself
What an amazing experience this was to go on the speed boat from island to island along with the blue cave which was incredible.
Very fun great exploring! Great stops. Make sure you walk up to the fortress when you get to HVAR!