Local Living Croatia – Southern Dalmatia
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 week long 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.
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.
• Your Foodie Moment: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour, Konavle
• Your Foodie Moment: 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 (to and from airport only).
The accommodation for the week will be in a rustic village located approximately 15 minutes by car from the Dubrovnik airport. The 2-floor villa has four bedrooms for our travellers and one for our CEO. The rooms have a variety of configurations including double and twin beds and en suite or shared bathrooms, so please review your options while booking. Also on site are a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with television, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor terrace and barbecue.
Note that most accommodation in Europe, including this villa, does not have air conditioning units in rooms. Air conditioning is not routinely installed in European homes and workplaces. However, nearly all hotels will provide a standing or desk fan for your room on hot nights. If you do not already have one in your room, please ask your CEO to organize one for you with reception.
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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.
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 10, avg 8.
Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Day 1 - Dubrovnik/Lovorno
Arrive by early evening. Included airport transfer to the rural Mediterranean farm property. Enjoy the first homemade, delicious dinner of the trip.
Share a rustic villa with sweeping views of the Konavle Valley and the Adriatic Sea with fellow travellers. This well-equipped and tastefully decorated property has a swimming pool and outdoor terrace for downtime. The Mujo family is our host and lives just next door; they love to share their culture with travellers.
Day 2 - Lovorno
Travel the wine route through Konavle, and learn all about wine, prosecco, and olive oil production with some time for samples as well.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - 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.
Day 6 - 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.
Day 7 - Lovorno/Dubrovnik
Depart at any time; departure transfer to the airport is included.
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