My Unique Day Tours

Be part of the best foodie trails in Dalmatia, experiencing different tastes and flavours will give you the opportunity to understand more about the people and the culture of this part of the world, visiting colourful markets and tasting traditional offerings, meeting the artisans, the chefs, the producers, the restaurateurs, and cooking classes in authentic Croatian homes in the Dalmatian hinterland; here in our land woven as a rich and vibrant tapestry over centuries of varying influences including the powerful Empires of the Romans, Venetians, Austro- Hungarians, and Ottomans, a delicious combination of taste sensations to test your taste-buds….

We await you with pride at our Dalmatian table….

MY UNIQUE DAY TOURS  are fully escorted during April-November.                   Contact: Robyn Vulinovich Email myhiddencroatia@bigpond.com  

Minimum 2  guests 

1. SLOW FOOD  TRAIL IN SPLIT – Mon to Sat  – Slow Food is local and seasonal food at it’s freshest and best. Price: 126.50 Euro per person.

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Tastes of Split

Starting our morning in the heart and soul of the city, we’ll explore Split’s colourful green market, have a coffee, watch the locals, learn a little about the history and local culture and traditions, visit the stalls selling fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, local poultry, smoked meats, salami, honey, nuts, local chedegustationeses, and the remarkable Split Fish Market, then taste the quality breads and pastries of an artisan bakery, traditional delicacies of Tradicija, the domestic Mediterranean teas at the  Tea Shop, make a stop at the Uje and Judita Shops, where visitors like to pick up an original and authentic product from Dalmatia including first quality olive oils, olive oil products, and handmade ceramics, followed by a  of local wines and  local dalmatian cheeses, bread and olive oil at one of Split’s leading  wine cellars. Over 60 Croatian wines have recently been listed as worldwide preferred vintages in the International Decanter Magazine. Come and try some of the very best with our knowledgeable sommelier.

Taste and experience the flavours, sights and sounds of Split with a true local.

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2. CULTURE  TOUR OF SPLIT  Tues to Sat Minium of 2 people.                                    Price:  126.50  euro per person.

Diocletian’s Palace, creating ambiance plus….

Our tour will begin on Peristil, the inner sanctum of Emporer Diocletian’s Palace, followed by a wander through the Etnografski Museum, featuring exquisite traditional jewellery, costumes, handmade ceramics, exhibitions of past traditional customs, equipment used in daily life of the past, furniture, and exquisite handmade laces, all housed in a beautifully restored part of the ancient Roman Palace. After a coffee at Café Luxor on Peristil, we’ll continue through the atmospheric walkways of old Split visiting the  Gallery of  Contempory Art and the City of Split Museum in the Papulic Palace, followed by a light lunch at Café Mestrovic on Meje. Ivan Mestrovic is Croatia’s most famous artist, sculptor, architect and writer. 1883-1962. A visit to the prestigious Mestrovic Gallery is not to be missed! In 1952 Mestrovic donated his galleries in Split and Zagreb, including his best works of art, to the people of Croatia. Price includes a light lunch.

A tour designed for those who are lovers of all things precious and exquisite.

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3. Picturesque Skradin and Krka River Waterfalls Day Tour                                          Price: 195.50  euro per person

A brilliant day in Skradin on the Krka

A brilliant day in Skradin on the Krka

Pick up in the morning and transfer to nearby National Park Krka. You will travel with your luxury Mercedes vehicle to Skradin where you will relax at your own pace exploring the stunning Krka National Park and strolling among amazing waterfalls. After National Park you will visit a local winery and have your own private wine tasting and stroll through the vineyard. With expert guidance of the winemaker learn about local wine varieties, some of the best in Croatia, and how Skradin area due to its climate and terroir is ideal for wine production. Next stop is Drniš with its ancient city center where you will visit St. Anthony of Padua and St. Roko churches, as well as the localities where there was the mosque with a dome on top of the pillars. By then, you will surely get a bit hungry so we will visit the local smoked ham-prosciutto producer for a degustation. You will discover the secrets of making this delicious treasure-recently protected by EU. Return to Split in the early evening.

Minimum persons 2: price per person 170 Euros VAT, tickets for the National Park as well as Mercedes V Class or Mercedes E Class luxury car with private driver included)

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4. OTOK PAG  DISCOVERY TOUR – Tues to Sat. We can do a number of variations on this tour. POA

A day of spectacular scenery, windswept and exotic, visiting a 1000 year old olive grove, and tasting the oils of Lun. The sheep’s cheese of Pag, (Paski Sir) is a delicacy; today you will taste and learn what makes it so special.  The ancient Salt pans of Pag still exist and today we’ll visit the Pag Salt Museum housed in the old original salt warehouse, where the product was prepared and packed in days gone by. No visit to Pag is complete without seeing the exquisite handmade laces of Pag and national costumes. The traditional head gear worn by the ladies of this Island were spectacular in the past, and still today are proudly worn and displayed on special festive occasions. Our tour can conclude with a very special treat, a truly gourmet slow late lunch at the Boskinac Vineyards, accompanied by some of the very best wines in the Mediterranean region.

A day of  breathtaking scenery combined with culinary delights.

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The excellent wines of Boskinac Vineyards. A delightful hideaway on Island Pag.

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5. A TRADITIONAL PEKA LONG LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VILLAGE OF  VRGORC  – Daily  Tour POA.

Home baked bread, homemade preserves, home grown fruit and veg, home distilled brandies and licquors, homemade cheeses, traditional dishes prepared with love and passion…in Vrgorac..let me take you there…

Warm hospitality in Vrgorac

We’ll drive an hour or so from the coast to the mountains south-east of Split, off the beaten track to a hidden place that I discovered by absolute chance. Located high in the village of Vrgorac in the Dalmatian Hinterland  We’ll visit the home and konoba of  a typical Croatian family. You will be warmly welcomed with a choice of their liqueurs, sweeter for the ladies, and Rakija brandies for the men, then following a stroll around the home of their ancestors, guests will be invited into the cosy konoba  around a low set timber table, with comfy cushions, allowing their visitors to relax and enjoy the continuous rounds of homemade Dalmatian specialities, including smoked prsut, (proscuitto) goats, sheep and cow’s milk cheeses, olives, roasted capsicums, marinated onions, and crusty homemade bread, fresh and still warm, followed by the main course of Peka, meats slowly roasted in an thick iron pan and covered with the bell lid, over and under the coals….so delicious with crispy baked potatoes , and vegetables from the garden, all washed down with a selection of local wines.

This is truly an authentic Croatian Slow Food experience.

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6.THE HEAVENLY ISLAND OF HVAR  TOUR  –  Daily Tour                                           Price: 287.50 Euro per person

Enjoying a glass of Andro Tomic’s wine in Jelsa, Island Hvar- a broken wrist can’t keep a good girl down!

Duration: Full Day Daily Tour Price includes Ferry from Split and return.

Your local escort will take you on a delightful tour visiting many of the very special places of interest on this extremely popular Island. The tour will include the UNESCO protected fields of Starigrad, (learn about the reasons why they are so important) followed by visits to seaside towns of Jelsa, Vrboska, Pitve and Sveti Nedelja. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch in an olive grove in Vrisnik, a truly local experience of authentic cuisine. After lunch we’ll continue on our way through lavender fields on our way to the gem of the entire island, Hvar Town. A visit to the medieval Fortress Spanjol built on the site of an ancient castle and   overlooking the harbour and magnificent views to the nearby Pakleni Islands.  The town is small and very unique, small traffic free marble streets and many palaces of gothic Venetian architecture creating ambiance and  pleasurable venues, coffee shops, galleries and boutiques waiting for you to discover.

Discover the hidden secrets of Hvar with a true local.

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7. VISIT ISLAND HVAR, STARIGRAD AND HVAR TOWN   Daily Tour Price:287.50 euro per person includes ferry from Split and return.

We’ll catch the morning Ferry from Split to Hvar Town/ Stari Grad, arriving to this favourite island of the International yachting crowd and visitors from all corners of the globe. Your local guide will take you on a  walking tour of Hvar Town, allowing plenty of time for exploring and photography. The ‘photo opportunities’ are endless in this town of marble-stoned walkways, beautiful old doorways and arches, bouganvillea, friendly welcoming locals, sensational fresh seafood and traditional cuisine around every corner. The jewellery shops displaying Croatian red coral, amber and turquoise are always popular with the girls, and also the handmade ceramics and local handcrafts. We’ll visit Fort Spanjol high above the town, and make a special stop at the Renaissance Benedictine Monastery where you’ll see the nun’s exquisite fine laces, painstakingly woven from dried agave leaf fibres. Lunch will be optional, and together we’ll enjoy an early dinner at a favourite restaurant before departing for Split. This day promises to be a day of very pleasant memories, spent on one of the most greenest and atmospheric islands in the entire Adriatic.

Enjoy your day, savouring the environment and gastronomy highlighted by informative conversation with your local escort.

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8. BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF BRAC  TOUR – Daily Tour – 245 Euro per person

The Beautiful seaside village of Bol on Island Brac

Brač is poetic, a place where poems are written with ease. Brač, (pronounced Bra-ch) is an island of natural beauty, white stone, stonemasonry, crystal blue waters, olive groves, freshest of seafood, and very friendly locals waiting to welcome you to their island in the sun. Driving across the island we’ll visit the Drazen Jaksic Stonemasonry works in Donji Humac, stopping for morning tea before visiting Vidova Gora, the highest peak on all of the Croatian Islands. The town of Bol, dating back to 12th century, is a ‘must see’. The walk under the pines to the beach of Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn) is especially pleasurable. This is the famous pebbled beach portrayed in so many Croatian promotional brochures and posters. From Bol, the drive up and over the high coastal road to the interior is exhilarating with views across to Hvar Island and beyond. We’ll make our way across to one of the most idyllic coves where yachties moor their boats following the aromas wafting in the air from a well-known  local gourmet restaurant on the water’s edge. Here we’ll share a variety of specialties of Island Brac, accompanied by local wines complimenting the excellent cuisine. The tour concludes visiting the idyllic village of Pucisca, the village made famous by the white stone of Brac. Here you will find 15th century palaces and churches, homes and walkways, all built in the stone that is quarried nearby and featured in the White House in Washington DC. From here we’ll return to Sumpetar and catch our return ferry to Split.

A sensational day spent exploring the natural beauty of Island Brac

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9. WARM HOSPITALITY WITH A FAMILY IN THE VILLAGE OF IMOTSKI              Price: 126.50 euro per person.

Sanja and Domagoj in their traditional dress of Imotski

Enjoy Dalmatian hospitality at its very best with Domagoj and Sanja in their village of Imotski, an hour’s drive inland to the Dalmatian hinterland, near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Domagoj will take you  for a stroll to the picturesque Blue Lake close-by, and you’ll have a chance to learn about the turbulent past of this area, a history rich  in folklore, invasions, and mystical megalithic carvings. Domagoj is well-known for his spiritual and historical knowledge of this, his local region. Both Sanja and Domagoj enjoy great conversation, and sharing their family home with their guests over a home cooked meal, and organically grown wines from Dom’s  grandfather’s vineyard nearby. Sanja’s after dinner sweets are well worth waiting for…..trust me!

A wonderful adventure with true locals sharing their warm hospitality, local knowledge and experiences, in the region of their true heritage.                                                                                                                                                                                              

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OTHER EXCURSIONS AND TOURS STARTING FROM SPLIT offered by our highly recommended   associates…(not including meals)                                                                                                                                            “With a unique approach we are dedicated to create innovative and high quality excursions, day trips and  private tours starting from Split and it`s surroundings.”

For nature lovers there are three national parks close to Split, Krka National Park, Kornati Islands National Park and UNESCO protected Plitvice Lakes.
Culture fans can enjoy ancient towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites on the Split walking Tour, Trogir walking Tour, Trogir and Salona Roman Ruins Sites on excursion and day trips to Dubrovnik and Mostar.
From Split you can reach the most beautiful islands of the Adriatic Sea,Hvar, Brac and Vis Island  with famous Blue Cave
If You enjoy being active we can offer you a diverse range of adventure activities. Quad and Buggy safari, Rafting and canyoning on the Cetina River or Diving are great leisure time activities for a family vacation.

We also offer direct personal Split Airport transfers by minivan and boat or diving are great leisure time activities for a family occasion.

We also offer direct personal Split Airport transfers by minivan and boat.

For all details and prices please email Robyn at myhiddencroatia@bigpond.com

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One Response to My Unique Day Tours

  1. Marlene Rogers says:

    After a trip to Dubrovnik last June organised by you Robyn, I am very anxious to take a few of your day trips. The island of Hvar would be high on my list also some of the trips into the hinterland sound amazing. I look forward to catching up soon. Regards, Marlene Rogers.
    Gold Coast Australia.

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