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Our most recommended Central Croatia Jeep & 4WD Tours

Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

1. Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

Begin your ziplining adventure at the zipline base located near the monument of the Glagolitic Alley. Here you’ll be provided with a zipline safety harness and additional ziplining equipment. Afterward, travel by jeep to the zipline starting point where you’ll be briefed on how to zipline and zipline safety measures. Learn how to zipline in the monkey style on a so-called baby zipline before starting the zipline tour. Once everyone is comfortable using the zipline the group will start the tour. The zipline tour consists of 8 ziplines, with the longest zip line reaching 700 meters. Enjoy the stunning views of the Island of Krk as you travel along the zipline course. Along the way, you’ll be guided by 2 instructors and have the chance to take some amazing photos while on the tour. After everyone has completed the 8 ziplines, you’ll be transported back to the base.

Hvar: Wine Tasting Tour

2. Hvar: Wine Tasting Tour

Drive to Jelsa and visit one of the most famous Croatian winemakers. Jelsa is a small coastal town with a long and proud wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and 10 other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as well. The family is constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine, made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. In the wine cellar you’ll have the opportunity to taste 4 or 5 different wines with a wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and tell you about the finest local appetizers that will accompany them. Also in Jelsa young, admire the ambitious ”wine newcomers” without vineyards or with very small land plots. They base wine production on grapes purchased from other farmers. Here in Croatia, Dubokovic wines have become a ”must have” in the finest restaurants, hotels, and specialized wine shops. Dubokovic – Medvid wines now have the distinction of being the most expensive regular vintage wines in the country. The Carić family has been involved with vineyards for generations, however, it was not before Vino Hvar was established that they started to produce their own Carič wines. Their work in the vineyards is just as important to them as their work in the winery. There are 5 hectares of vineyards in the specially designated wine growing area known as Vinogorje Hvar. The family also grows indigenous varieties: Plavac Mali, Bogdanjuša, Kuč, Maraština, Darnekuša and Pošip. In addition they purchase a small amount of grapes from contract growers to complement their crop.

Brač: Island Exploration Tour by Four-Wheel Drive Jeep

3. Brač: Island Exploration Tour by Four-Wheel Drive Jeep

In the morning you will be picked up at the location of your choice. Be ready for 9 hours long adventure beginning with old Roman harbour now known as charming bay of Splitska. Enjoy the view of olive fields on your way to the oldest island settlement called Škrip. While there, see the two beautiful castles and family run Olive Oil Museum where you will taste their products, hear the story about the tradition of olive making and the production process. The historical road from the 19th century is your main pathway to the highest point of the island, called Vidova Gora where you can see the beautiful view of the various surrounding islands. Roll down on off road surrounded by forest and cross to the south side to the famous beach of Golden Horn (Zlatni rat). Bring your swimming suits and take refreshing swim in the beautiful Adriatic sea. Going further, a few kilometers away, on the hill above Bol you will have organized lunch, which surely will not leave you indifferent once you taste domestic grilled fish (or meat), vegetables, local wine, and liqueurs, in an easy-going atmosphere, surrounded by vineyards and stunning view on the sea underneath. For the next 45 minutes, you can relax and enjoy the view on the way to the heart of the island with big blue panorama on your left side. Near Donji Humac you will visit famous stone quarry. An amazing spot with huge pieces of cut stone and huge flat surfaces which are the leftovers of the stone cutting. Please pay attention to the crazy echo around there. By the end of the tour, you will be completely tired and full of information and memories. 

Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner

4. Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner

The ancient Greeks and Romans were already growing grapes and producing wine on Hvar in 300 BC. This gave them safety, food and medicinal wealth. Vineyards are all over the island. Strong wind and sun are ideal conditions for producing the best quality wine. The wine tour begins in Hvar town with a drive to the other side of the island to the island's most important wine region. Further on, you'll visit two of the most famous Croatian winemakers. The wine tour includes wine tastings in two wineries of your choice (depending on availability). In the Sv. Nedjelja village, by the waterside, the Plenković family formed their horticulturist company in early 1986. Their vineyards are to the south of Hvar island and on the Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo. Here you will have a chance to see an astonishing underwater wine cellar overlooking the bottom of the sea. You will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines including Croatia's only Grand Cru with the islands finest local appetizers. Jelsa is a small coastal town which has a very proud and long wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and ten other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as well. They are constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. In the wine cellar you will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide all information needed with island's finest local appetizers. Situated in Vrboska, the Carić family have been involved with vineyards for as long as they remember, however it was not before Vino Hvar was established that they started producing their own wines, “Carič wines”.  They have 5-hectares of vineyards in a specially designated wine growing area known as “Vinogorje Hvar.” Their wines have an individual story from the vineyard to the winery. You will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines, and provide all information needed with the island's finest local appetizers. After the wineries, you will enjoy a spectacular traditional Dalmatian dinner in the charming abandoned village of Malo Grablje or in Konoba in an olive grove.

The Best of Hvar in 1-Day with Local Dinner

5. The Best of Hvar in 1-Day with Local Dinner

Once you have been picked up from Hvar, this small-group tour begins at the French Fortress built by Napoleon’s troops, on St. Nicholas Hill, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands. Continue driving through the green island of Hvar, passing through Brusje, where you'll be able to walk through the Lavender fields, (seasonal options June - July).  Arrive at the port of Stari Grad, where the old roads are paved with amazing views. Then you'll approach the fascinating town of Stari Grad, once known as Pharia and Pharos, the Island’s capital. Continuing through the stone streets along the new Riva, and visit the fortress “Tvrdalj”, once belonging to the poet Petar Hektorović. He is known for his work named, “Fishing and talk with fisherman, and is the first realistic poem in Croatian literature. Hektorović dedicated all his life to his fortress, and still boasts the original fish pond. He always wrote: “I must go back there, for it is calling me home”. Continue through the well known UNESCO protected areas (vineyards and olives), to a small charming town Vrbovska, also called “Little Venice”. This town in Hvar is named after the many small stone bridges connecting the town over its narrow winding canal and the splendid St. Mary of Mercy fortress - church. Your next stop is for a wine tasting at one of the best vineyards on the island (either Tomić or Carić vinery). Here you will have a guided wine tasting tour at one of the best wineries on the island. On the way back, you will enjoy the charming authentic Dalmatian lunch/dinner in an abandoned village or in an Olive grove.

Hvar Hidden Gems Tour with Lunch or Dinner

6. Hvar Hidden Gems Tour with Lunch or Dinner

Experience the romance and charm of Hvar on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour, starting with a look at the French fortress built by Napoleon’s troops at the highest point of the island. Take in the scenic views of Hvar Town, the Spanish fortress and islands of Pakleni and Vis across the harbor. Drive through the rural heart of the island and see the lavender fields of Brusje in bloom, depending on the season. Continue along an old road with perfect views of the deepest bays and reach the amazing village of Velo Grablje to explore the stone houses and courtyards along the narrow streets.  Depart Velo Grablje and continue to the abandoned village of Malo Grablje. End with an authentic lunch or dinner of food typical of the Dalmatia region. Sample Menu: Appetizer: Local cheese and smoked ham with extra virgin olive oil from the island and marinated fish Main Course: Peka - A traditional meal of lamb or lamb and veal cooked in ash under an iron bell Dessert: Traditional almond dessert  Beverage: Local wine, water or grappa (local brandy)

Hvar: Wine & Chocolate Tasting

7. Hvar: Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Your chocolate and wine tasting begins with a drive to Jelsa, on the other side of the island of Hvar. Upon arrival, you will meet your professional chocolatier host.  The chocolate tasting begins with a brief history of chocolate and its impact on health. Sample chocolate with unique flavours like Mediterranean fruits and herbs such as sage, lavender, carob, figs, and honey. You will have a chance to taste five different kinds of chocolates and pralines. In the second part of this experience you will go to the small town of Vrboska, to one of the most famous Croatian winemakers, where you will have the opportunity to taste four different kinds of wines together with chocolates. The traditional Mediterranean flavors come alive once combined together. As you return to Hvar town you will drive on an old road with amazing views of the green and rural island of Hvar. These views can be captivating.

Vis: Historic Military Tour w/ Fort George Visit & Transfer

8. Vis: Historic Military Tour w/ Fort George Visit & Transfer

Explore the historical and cultural side of Vis throughout this military excursion. The tour includes a visit to the British fortress Fort George, the submarine tunnel in the bay of Parja, the location from which the allied airfield from the Second World War is visible and Hum. Hum is the last stop of the tour and the highest peak of the island, from where you get to enjoy the breathtaking view of Komiža. Fulfil your experience by driving in Land Rover Defenders through the previously mentioned locations accompanied by a guide. Admire the rich history of island Vis and learn about the local way of life.

Hvar Abandoned Village Tour with Local Dinner

9. Hvar Abandoned Village Tour with Local Dinner

Heading past the coastal resort from Hvar town, there lies Hvar’s most beautiful village, the abandoned ethno-eco village. To wander around this village, abandoned in the 50’s, amidst a backdrop of cliffs, gives you an insight into authentic Dalmatia. These homes were relinquished as the locals moved to Milna, in search of a better life, and more economic stability. The village however, is not totally abandoned. The host has restored his family home and opened a small family restaurant, offering traditional meals prepared with ingredients found in the surrounding area. He lives only by the food and products of his zone, from wine to olive oil, rosemary, sage, capers and basil. This abandoned village is a testament to the tenacity of a strong-willed culture. After the dinner you will go back to Hvar town. Menu: Appetizer: Local cheese and smoked ham with island extra virgin olive oil, marinated fish Main Course: Peka - traditional meal with lamb or mixed lamb and veal under the iron bell covered with the ash (octopus on request). Dessert: Simple traditional desert with almonds  Beverage: Local wine, water, grappa - local brandy made by the  host

From Split: Jeep and River Safari Tour

10. From Split: Jeep and River Safari Tour

Undertake an exciting off-road and road adventure which departs from the city of Split, enabling you to familiarize yourself with the architecture of old Dalmatian and Hercegovina hinterland villages and the traditional way of life. This is an area where the mountains of Mosor and Biokovo are separated by the deep canyon of the Cetina River which flows into the sea at this point. Old Hardomilje is situated on the ancient Roman trading route from Narona to Salona and is an authentic village with its characteristic limestone houses and has been home to generations of families. The views from this hillside village are majestic and the whole setting truly unique. The Trebižat river is the perfect setting for a relaxing boat ride in a traditional wooden boat. You’ll see nature’s best from the banks, hear about the old customs & traditions while having a drink. The pristine aquafer waters of the Trebizat River is home to brown trout & crabs and during the summer months, you’re more than welcome to go for a swim. As a special treat, you will be taken on a family farm-to-table culinary tour which starts at the fields where you pick the organically grown crops and be part of the cooking experience. Menus vary from traditional pies where you roll your own dough to the acclaimed iron dome Peka roast. All this food is complimented with rich side dishes, salads & homemade brandies & wines.

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What people are saying about Central Croatia

Great experience! The driver (sorry, forgot your name) took us to a lot of nice places and gave us a lot of information. Also the wine tasting was great, tasting a lot of wine from very nice people! We highly recommend this experience if you want to see and learn more of the island in a very relaxed and pleasant way.

Superb tour - tasted several wines and came back with a few bottles (which were surprisingly good value). The tour guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable and drove us around some incredible views of the island. Would definitely recommend this tour!

All I can say is that everything was great, from the equipment and instructors to the support during the tour and the experience itself. If we are back on Krk next year, the tour will definitely be a highlight of our vacation again.

Unique experience in a very beautiful location. Very knowledgeable and nice staff.

It was a great experience Well organized and funny accompanied by the trainers!