Discover the best of Split, the pearl of Adriatic. This UNESCO heritage city, apart from the famous Diocletian palace is also known for its Mestrovic gallery. Spend the morning with the private curator and learn about Ivan Mestrovic who was one of the greatest European sculptors, the best representative of Vienna Secession and the first artist that had individual exhibition in Metropolitan Museum. The palace built in 1939 upon Mestrovic’s ideas in white limestone from the island Brac was Mestrovic’s gift to the state of Croatia in 1952 for this purpose. Walk through the main entrance hall where are the white marble statues, look at the family portraits before you learn about sacral sculptures and “Early Mestrovic” that is presented in the west wing of the first floor. All together the Gallery holds 86 sculptures.
Duration: 6 hours
Countries: Split, Croatia
Highlights: • Available all year
Dubrovnik Unesco Heritage Site City Tour
Become one of the witnesses of Dubrovnik's rich history and discover its magnificent buildings, palaces and treasures including the city walls and a ride on a cable car for some spectacular views of Dubrovnik. This morning is reserved for exploring and enjoying in your Pearl of Adriatic – the old town Dubrovnik. The great George Bernard Shaw wrote: „Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik" and he was as many others overjoyed by the beauty and rich history of this old town under the UNESCO protection. Its glorious walls, with their fortresses and bastions, offer a unique walk with view of the magical Elafiti islands. From the Onofrio fountain to the City bell tower, along its main street, Stradun and in many other small and quiet cobblestone streets, every step in this town will be an experience par excellence. End this day by taking a cable car to Srd mountain above Dubrovnik and sip in some fresh squeezed juice or a glass of champagne admiring the views and the sunset over the Old town of Dubrovnik.
Duration: 4 hours
Countries: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Highlights: Avaialble all year around
Hinterlands of Konavle
Travel to the heart of the Konavle Valley, the area known for its carefully preserved Croatian folk customs, rich national costumes and famous embroidery. Drive through the village Popovići and Radovčići where you are invited to a very special private home where you can see the traditional methods of silk production. In Konavle, near Dubrovnik, women keep the tradition of small, non profitable ancient handicraft of silk production.
Continue your tour to Cavtat, originally a Greek settlement called Epidauros. Around 228 BC it was under the Romans and later became a Roman colony. Cavtat also offers a 7 km promenade by pine forests paths only a few meters from the sea. Cavtat is one of the rare places on the Croatian coast that can offer such harmony.
Duration: 6 hrs
Countries: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Highlights: available all year around