A new adventure is on the horizon! Adventures with Sarah is teaming up with Andrew Villone of Savor the Experience Tours to give you a taste of the Adriatic. This 13 day Adriatic tour will focus on enjoying food, wine and local culture, all at a leisurely pace. Enjoy the company and expertise of two experienced tour guides, Sarah and Andrew, and a small group of no more than 24.
From the beautiful reaches of the Adriatic Sea to the grand and storied towns such as Dubrovnik, Korcula and Kotor, the Taste of the Adriatic tour takes in historic cities, gorgeous islands, lush peninsulas, rural farmhouses and tucked away hill towns. All this while savoring local, fresh and delicious food & wine pairings on a daily basis.
The first part of the tour will be feature the stunning Kay of Kotor (Montenegro) where we’ll stay in perhaps the most picturesque spot in all of the Adriatic, the small Venetian town of Perast surrounded by mountains. In Croatia, we’ll visit the Dalmatian cities of Dubrovnik and Split but our focus will be on the islands of Korcula and Brac, wine growing regions and the Istrian peninsula famous for its wine, truffles, olive oil and Roman past.
This tour is not only built for foodies and wine aficionados, but for those who want to best experience the Adriatic’s natural beauty, stunning vistas, undiscovered history and charming seaside towns (minus the cruise ships). That is why we are offering this tour outside of the tourist season when the weather along the Adriatic is still warm but many of the tourists have already gone home. Whether your taste is in local culinary & wine traditions or in rich culture and fascinating histories (or both), this is the perfect tour to explore one of Europe’s most drop-dead gorgeous areas.
Why Go With Us?
Sarah and Andrew have been friends for almost 20 years, long before their tour guiding days. Sarah has worked as a tour guide and guidebook writer for Rick Steves since 2000 and has extensive knowledge of art, history, and architecture (her former profession) with a particular interest in Venetian and Byzantine history. Andrew has been leading small group culinary tours of Eastern Europe for many years, operating his own tour company and forming close relationships with winery owners, chefs and locals. He relocated his family to Slovenia and enjoys sharing his adopted culture with visitors.
While their paths have taken them to different parts of Europe, they have always thought it would be fun to do a tour together, pulling from each other’s strengths. They both have an interest in taking travelers to lesser known parts of Europe, and developing a style of travel that is local, educational, fun and relaxing. After many chats over Slovenian wine, they decided to take the plunge and offer this unique itinerary. Come along for a grand adventure!
Tour Dates: October 2nd – 14th 2018
Tour begins October 2 at 6pm in Perast, Montenegro, about 75 minutes from Dubrovnik airport (DBV).
Tour ends in Bale, Croatia. Depart any time on October 14, closest airport is 30 minutes away at Pula, Croatia (PUY). Zagreb (ZAG) airport is about 3 hours drive. We can arrange transfers to either airport.
Price: $3850, air not included, Single Supplement $600. Prices includes 12 nights’ accommodation, 6 dinners, 6 lunches, transportation within the tour, tips and taxes.
Days 1 — 3 in Perast town, situated in Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, October 2-4, 2018
- Soak up the amazing location of Montenegro’s Perast with a boat ride out to islands (capped with a lovely church) and walk along its historic Venetian-built mansions
- Taste the work of local honey producers, distillers and winemakers in traditional villages
- Savor olive oils, brandy, prosciutto and cheeses at family-owned olive oil mill
- Grab your camera for historic Kotor and its hilltop fortress affording panoramic view points
- 3 nights in Perast, Montenegro (Hotel Conte)
Days 4 & 5 in Croatia’s wine drenched Peljesac Peninsula, October 5-6, 2018
- Dig into the history and romance of Dubrovnik – a walled city perched along the Adriatic Sea
- Tuck into Croatia’s famous Adriatic oysters from the gorgeous confines of this peninsula
- Discover new wines in Korcula, the birth place of one quite famous traveler, Marco Polo
- Put your chef hat on and learn to make traditional Dalmatian pasta at a private cooking class
- 2 nights in Orebic, Croatia (Hotel Aminess Grand Azur)
Day 6 & 7 in Central Dalmatia’s historic town of Trogir, October 7-8, 2018
- Explore the 1700 year old alleyways and temples of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, built by the Roman emperor way back in 297 AD
- Bask in the charms of little Trogir town, Split’s pretty sister town not so overrun with tourists
- Walk alongside cascading waterfalls, old mills and beautiful nature in Krka National Park
- 2 nights in Troglr, Croatia (Hotel XII Century Heritage)
Days 8 & 9 on Croatia’s Brac Island, October 9-10, 2018
- Indulge in a five-course meal paired with wines at a secluded winery in a rustic setting
- Chill out on Croatia’s most famous beach, Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn) or go sea kayaking
- 2 nights in Bol, Brac Island (Hotel Kastil)
Days 10 — 12 in Croatia’s food & wine capital of Istria, October 11-13, 2018
- Get your feet muddy in the forests as you follow truffle-hunting dogs sniffing out your next meal–more here: https://youtu.be/0BdwCPjbg7M
- Enjoy uncrowded Italian-esque hill towns with loads of art
- Survive a farewell smorgesboard at a farmhouse featuring local cheeses, meats and wines
- 3 nights Bale, Croatia (Hotel la Grisa)
Ready to Book?
Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if space is available. The deposit is $600 per person.
Due to the limited number of guests we can take, reserve this Adriatic tour quickly!