Local Living Croatia - Southern Dalmatia

Application: Fall 2017

Dates: May 11 - 18, 2018

Price: $499 | 8 Days | Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

Trip Code: ECDL

For Old World charm and medieval splendour, it’s hard to beat Croatia. Now imagine living there like the locals do – with full access to local wine and olive oil, a farm villa to reside in, and day trips to Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea among other legendary locales. All this and more is waiting for you on this weeklong sojourn to rural Croatia, where you’ll walk, bike, and sail all over Dubrovnik before retiring to your rustic villa home for the evening. Seize the opportunity to live the Croatian way and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 8, avg 6.

Travel Style: Local Living

Intimate unpack-just-once adventures that bring out the best of the world’s best destinations.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Highlights from Local Living Croatia - Southern Dalmatia

Relax at a rustic farm villa with friendly Croatian hosts, sample local wines and olive oil, cycle through the rural countryside, cook traditional fare alongside a Croatian family, explore the walled city of Dubrovnik.

Itinerary

Day 1/2 - Dubrovnik

Arrive by early evening. Included airport transfer to the rural Mediterranean farm property. Enjoy the first homemade, delicious dinner of the trip.

  • Complimentary pre-night hotel in Dubrovnik included on this FAM

Meals included: Dinner

Day 3 - Dubrovnik/Lovorno

Travel the wine route through Konavle, and learn all about wine, prosecco, and olive oil production with some time for samples as well.

Exclusive Inclusions: Hands-On Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 - Lovorno

Free morning for hiking, swimming at a local beach or lounging at the villa. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class with the hosts using fresh ingredients from the neighbours and the farm.

Exclusive Inclusions: Hands-On Traditional Croatian Cooking Class

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5 - Lovorno

Enjoy a full-day boat trip cruising the Adriatic Sea. Stop to swim in a few spots before an afternoon at a secluded beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Lovorno

Transfer to Dubrovnik for an orientation walk with the CEO, and enjoy free time to explore this picturesque walled city on the Adriatic Coast.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 - Lovorno

Enjoy a leisurely half-day cycling excursion through the region, stopping off for a picnic lunch at the host's vineyard. Free time in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Lovorno/Dubrovnik

Depart at any time; departure transfer to the airport is included.

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • Hands-On: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour, Konavle
  • Hands-On: Traditional Croatian Cooking Class, Lovorno
  • Wine and olive oil tasting tour through Konavle
  • Hands-on traditional Croatian cooking class
  • Full-day excursion by boat around the Adriatic Sea
  • Day trip to Dubrovnik and orientation walk in the city
  • Half-day cycling tour through the area
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Pre-night hotel

Accommodations

Rural Croatian farm villa (6 nts). Dubrovnik Hotel (1 nt).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Allow USD110-145 for meals not included.

Transportation

Minivan, walking, cycling, boat.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local hosts.