13 days from
$1500 Single Supplement
- Accommodation in hand-picked hotels in the best locations
- Escorted by an expert Travel Director throughout
- Business-class legroom onboard your 40 seater luxury air-conditioned coach
- Includedairporttransfer service on the first and last day of the trip (selected times)
- Concierge service and luggage handling throughout
- Piran: Make your way to a seafront restaurant in the atmospheric Old Town of Piran and indulge in a Sea to-Table lunch of the freshest seabass and seafood directly from the farm and seasoned to perfection.
- Split: Choose to discover Diocletian’s Palace and the labyrinthine streets of the old town with a Local Expert. Alternatively, go on a walk with the local Domine organisation to uncover the stories of the women who helped shape Split’s history.
- Hvar: Choose a sustainable chocolate tasting with Fedra Gamulin, the founder of Faria Women’s Coop. Alternatively, join Ivana Carić for a wine tasting at her family's wine cellar.
- Ston: Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.
- Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, now practised by precious few masters. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditional practices. The workshop advances SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. The workshops master craftsmen teach visitors about the traditional craft of glassblowing and its history which dates back to the 15th century. Every visit helps to support the workshop and the survival of this traditional craft.
- Venice: Delight in the magic of this charming city as you are serenaded, travelling through the atmospheric canals by gondola.
- Hvar: Cruise back to the mainland to continue your journey.
- Dubrovnik: Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Local Expert. Walk the stone-paved streets of the Old Town to see Onofrio's Fountain, Rector's Palace and the medieval city walls.
DAY 1: 25 SEPTEMBER 2022
Welcome to Venice
As you start off your women’s-only tour, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers at 17:30 to enjoy a delightful Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant. (Dinner with Wine)
Meal(s): Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Hotel Continental Venice
DAY 2: 26 SEPTEMBER 2022
The Magic of La Serenissima
On your orientation see the Byzantine basilica in St Mark’s Square, the colonnadedDoge’s Palace and the iconic bridge of sighs. Continue to the island of Murano and witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, now practiced by precious few masters. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditional practices and support the master glassblowers in preserving their art.
Listen to traditional Venetian songs as your gondola glides through the myriad of beautiful canals. Spend the rest of your day further exploring the back lanes and campi of Venice or perhaps join an optional excursion to the colourful island of Burano. (Breakfast)
Hotel(s): Hotel Continental Venice
DAY 3: 27 SEPTEMBER 2022
Through Slovenia onto Croatia
Travel to Slovenia and meet Irena Fonda, a passionate and awarded biologist carrying out important conservation work in the Gulf of Piran. Join her on a short boat ride to see her family's fish farm and learn about the breeding of the highest quality sustainable seabass. Make your way to a seafront restaurant in the atmospheric Old Town of Piran and indulge in a fresh Sea-to-Table lunch, tasting the unique and refined flavours of the fresh Fonda seabass. Cross the border to Croatia and arrive to the Opatija Riviera, a favourite destination of the Austro-Hungarian elite in the 19th century and still synonymous with style and elegance. Take time to stroll along Lungomare, the seafront promenade lined with luxurious villas. (Breakfast /Lunch with Wine)
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch with Wine.
DAY 4: 28 SEPTEMBER 2022
Discover the Jewels of Istria
The Istrian Peninsula is dotted with coastal towns, rocky bays and rustic hilltop villages. Join a Local Expert to learn about the various influences that shaped its present image. Startin Rovinj, a seaside gem with a prominent Italian heritage and wander through its cobbled streets filled with art galleries. Continue to Pula and visit its well-preserved first-century Roman amphitheatre. Enjoy a mouth-watering Farm-to-Table lunch in Barban hosted by three generations of women of the Zufič Family. Learn about Prstenac, a popular medieval jousting game they reintroduced to the community in 1976 and that became a highlight cultural event attracting thousands of visitors each year. (Breakfast /Lunch with wine)
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch with Wine.
DAY 5: 29 SEPTEMBER 2022
Pristine Plitvice National Park
Head inland to the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park and walk along the forest paths.
DAY 6: 30 SEPTEMBER 2022
The Dalmatian Coast to Split In the morning meet the industrious women of the Tara Community Centre, who produce handicrafts enabling employment and engagement in the community. Your journey then takes you to Zadar, the ancient capital of the historical region of Dalmatia. On your orientation, walk through the market, past the Roman Forum to the Sea Organ and take a moment to enjoy the sounds generated by the waves. Visit Brlog, Croatia’s first women's co-op brewery and try a selection of their natural craft beers.
Hear the inspiring story of founders Maja Šepetavec and AnaTeskeraand how they built their responsible social enterprise. Continue towards Split and meet mother and daughter Deana and Ivana Perič, to taste their homemade cakes steeped in local folklore. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba. (Breakfast)
Hotel(s): Hotel President Solin
DAY 7: 01 OCTOBER 2022
Island Hopping to Hvar
Explore Split with Insight Choice. Choose between discovering Diocletian’s Palace and the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town with a Local Expert, or alternatively go on a walk with the local Domine organisation to uncover the stories of the women who helped shape Split’s history and who often go unnoticed on the pages of history books. Spend time at your leisure before your island-hopping adventure begins this afternoon. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country. Dine tonight at a local restaurant. (Breakfast /Dinner with wine)
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
DAY 8: 02 OCTOBER 2022
Exploring the island of Hvar
Hvar is often called the Lavender Island but aromatic herbs, citrus fruits, olive trees and grapes also flourish in the warm Mediterranean climate. The Faria Women’s Coopis doing a remarkable job in using the indigenous island ingredients to create delicacies and cosmetics. Explore Hvar with Insight Choice. Choose to join Fedra Gamulin, the founder of the co-op and taste her sustainable chocolate creations that were inspired by the love of locally available produce and grandma’s recipes.
Alternatively, meet Ivana Carić and join her for a wine tasting at her family’s wine cellar. Spend the rest of your day at leisure or perhaps stroll around Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town and Hvar’s historical heart. (Breakfast)
Hotel(s): Amfora Hvar GrandBeachResort
DAY 9: 03 OCTOBER 2022
Your journey takes you back to the mainland. Pass the fertile and colourful fields of the Neretva Delta before you briefly enter Bosnia Hercegovina.
DAY 11: 05 OCTOBER 2022
Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
This morning, should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and meet Tomislav, a local
oyster farmer. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish, accompanied by a glass of wine.
Continue along the coast and arrive to Dubrovnik and its perfectly preserved old town. Known as the self-governing RepublicofRagusafor most of its history, the city has always been a metaphor for freedom. Enter through the 15th-century gate and join a Local Expert to walk past Onofrio's Fountain, see the Rector’s Palace, the Church of St Blaise and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Visit the workshop of Deša, an organisation founded following the Siege of Dubrovnik to help refugees and women who were victims of violence.
Settle into your seaside hotel and perhaps join a home-hosted dinner. (Breakfast /Morning Tea)
Meal(s): Breakfast, Morning Tea.
Hotel(s): Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
DAY 12: 06 OCTOBER 2022
A Dazzling Finale
Travel into the heart of the nearby Konavle region and meet AntoniaRuskovićRadonić, a dedicated artist working to preserve the local silk and embroidery traditions originating in the 15th century. Learn how silkworms became popular here, the importance of the craft in national folklore and the efforts made to keep this heritage alive. Upon returning to Dubrovnik enjoy time at leisure. This evening, should weather permit, embark on a dazzling cruise before savouring authentic flavours of local specialties at your Celebration Dinner. Raise a glass to your travels and the wonderful women of the Adriatic. (Breakfast/Dinner with Wine)
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Hotel(s): Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
Day 13: 07 October 2022
Your travels draw to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik airport at 5:00, 9:00 and 11:30. (Breakfast)
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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What's Not Included: Airfares (unless otherwise stated), passports and applicable visa fees, charges imposed by third parties, laundry, phone calls, items of a personal nature, beverages, meals and sightseeing not detailed on the itinerary, excess baggage, travel insurance.
Price: The advertised price is in Canadian dollars, per person twin share.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required within 3 days of booking.
Final Payment: The balance of monies due for the trip must be paid by 15 JUL 2022 *final payment date differs for guests receiving an early payment discount.
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