Do you love to travel and to enjoy unique experiences? If the answer is “Yes!” a multi-centre holiday that offers a variety of recreational and entertainment options is the perfect choice for you.
Why You Will Love Our Croatia Multi-Centre Holidays
Croatia multi-centre holidays allow you to explore the history, heritage and culture of the popular Eastern European country and her beautiful islands, whilst enjoying unforgettable activities and creating happy holiday memories.
If you have a particular interest, or hobby, you can easily find Croatia multi-centre holidays that feature an itinerary that complements your preferences. Choose from wine and olive oil tasting tours, excursions in nature, private guided tours of top tourist attractions, or indulgent relaxation in breathtaking surroundings.
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Wine Tasting in Hvar and Korčula
Over recent years Croatia has become an important wine producer. There are 64 distinct grape types grown on Croatia’s sun-kissed islands, and over 800 wineries and 20,000 registered wine makers in the country. The viticulture and wine production of the southern Dalmatia islands of Hvar and Korčula dates back thousands of years, and is one of the most important aspects of the nation’s agriculture. You only need to admire the Mediterranean climate and the beautiful terraced vineyards that surround the picturesque villages that are dotted all over the rural landscape, to understand why wine is an integral part of Croatian history, heritage and culture.
When visiting the islands of Hvar and Korčula you can sample many varieties of Croatia’s top wines on a wine tasting tour. The grapes that are used to make the robust white wine Pošip are grown on the coast of Hvar and Korčula. The popular, fragrant wine has a strong aroma and refreshing notes. It classically complements fresh seafood. As you taste the locally made wines you can learn all about the history of wine making in Croatia, and how to professionally pair food and wine.
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Beautiful Nature in Krka and Plitvice Lakes
Croatia is home to no less than 8 stunning national parks. Nature lovers can admire the spectacular scenery and the indigenous flora and fauna, of these outstanding beauty spots, on an excursion to the top tourist attractions of Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Situated 10 km inland of Sibenik, Krka National Park covers a sprawling 142 sq km that also includes two-thirds of Krka River. The park’s number one crowd puller is Skradinski Buk, a thundering centrepiece water feature that boasts 17 waterfalls. There is also the smaller Roski Slap (with 12 waterfalls) and other cascades, forests, limestone rocks and desert-like plains that are also worth exploring in the breathtaking protected conservation zone.
Situated within easy reach of the historic cities of Zagreb and Zadar, Plitvice Lakes National Park has long been a popular tourist attraction. Officially established in 1949, Plitvice Lakes became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. It’s widely regarded as ‘the most beautiful National Park in Eastern Europe’. Take a wander along the wooden pathways that surround the 16 spectacular interconnected terraced lakes, and admire the 90 cascading waterfalls. The park boasts 300 sq km of scenic forest reserve and woodland landscape, and endemic deer, bears, wolves and rare species of birds.
Stunning Beaches in Bol and Korčula
For many holidaymakers nothing beats relaxing on a beautiful beach. On the island of Brač, in the charming seafront town of Bol, you will discover Croatia’s most famous beach. Zlatni Rat (also known as the Golden Horn) is a sun bleached pebble beach that boasts a distinctive horn like form. The unique shape is caused by the constant ebb and flow of strong currents and tides. Shade is provided by scented pine tree groves.
On the island of Korčula you can relax and sunbathe on gorgeous sandy, shingle and pebble beaches, or enjoy water-based activities like swimming, paddling, snorkelling and kayaking. Many of the out of town beaches are only accessible via car, bicycle or scooter. Bačva beach is one of Korčula’s most secluded beaches and is situated 4km along a winding road. The pebble beach has a beachfront restaurant where you can enjoy chilled drinks, lunch or ice cream. The pebbled Žitna beach can be found in the bay of Zavalatica. Its pristine waters are a unique blend of blue and green, due to the sandy seabed. Przina is a golden sandy beach, with shallow waters, that is especially popular with families.
History in Split and Dubrovnik
On Croatia multi-centre holidays you can indulge your love of history, heritage and culture in the magnificent cities of Split and Dubrovnik, on the Dalmatian coast. The iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian’s Palace is undoubtedly Split’s top tourist attraction. Erected in the 4th century as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor, the sprawling complex that is surrounded by ancient white stone walls, incorporates over 200 buildings including the oldest cathedral in the world.
Dubrovnik’s Old Town is affectionately known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’ and welcomes over 1 million visitors every year. Surrounding the Old Town are Baroque style city walls that extend for a length of 1940m. You can walk along the imposing walls and enjoy breathtaking views of the historic city and shimmering turquoise Adriatic Sea. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, make sure that you visit the Rector’s Palace and the Jesuit Staircase (located in Dubrovnic’s Gundulic Square), which featured in the hit TV show. Many of Dubrovnik’s ancient cobbled streets were used as filming locations for the regal capital of the Seven Kingdoms, Kings Landing.
Olive Oil and Truffle Hunting in Istria
The stunning heart-shaped peninsula of Istria is the ultimate destination for foodies and gourmands on Croatia multi-centre holidays. Unforgettable gourmet experiences await you in beautiful scenic surroundings. Istria boasts Olive Oil roads where you can enjoy an olive oil tasting experience and sample the award-winning golden elixir of Croatia. Learn how virgin olive oil is made, and its culinary secrets.
Truffles are an exquisite and rare delicacy that can be found deep in the dense forests of Motovun, in the autumn. Throughout October in Istria, there are many festivals that celebrate the delicious truffle. To hunt for the tasty tuber you will need to join a truffle hunting tour. White truffle season in September is the perfect time to go foraging, with the help of specially trained truffle hunting dogs.
Give our travel experts a call on +44 208 004 2345 to find out how you could join us on this exciting truffle hunting excursion.
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