WITH A TWIST
DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE IN SPLIT
Welcome to the Dalmatian Coast and the ancient thriving city of Split.
Built around Diocletian's Palace, a nearly 2000 year-old relic of the Roman Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a town begging to be explored.
Uncover the many layers of history that make up this evocative region as you stroll through the winding limestone streets within Diocletian's Palace walls.
As the sun goes down and the stars come out, enjoy live music in Peristil
while dancing under the moonlight.
DR. GEORGE SLAVICH PhD
TALKS ON STRESS & HEALTH
Professor George Slavich, PhD, Director of UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research
will give a talk on the effects of Stress on Health
and the benefits yoga and mindfulness play in preventing health problems.
Dr Slavich studied Psychology at Stanford, Harvard and UCSF and is a renowned expert on the effects of stress and inflammation on health.
Enjoy our signature tour and hop from island to island
to see some of the most treasured spots in Croatia.
Swim into Stiniva Cove (Named on of the Top 10 Beached in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler), taking in the towering cliffs that encircle you. Strap on your diving mask and explore a thriving underwater world by Budikovac Island before nibbling on local specialties in Palmižana Bay.
Sign off your day with a stroll through the quaint streets of Hvar Town,
lined with Venetian palaces, a palm-dotted seafront, and bustling squares.
FREE TIME IN BOL
HOME OF ZLATNI RAT
Named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler,
Zlatni Rat stands out for its striking and unusual shape.
Its smooth stone shoreline is framed by water on 2 sides and stretches out for half a mile.
and the shape actually changes depending on the current.
Enjoy lounging on the beach, relaxing at a beach cafe, or enjoy fueling your active side with sailing, jet-skiing, or stand-up paddle boarding.
Relax and breathe deeply.
Put your body in good hands and calm your mind with a customized massage.
Feel refreshed and revived as you relish the moment
and emerge ready to take on your world.
Tension is a thing of the past—enjoy a break and let yourself unwind.
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL:
The experience begins at a traditional Dalmatian Konoba (Croatian for a cellar or tavern) as the meeting point.
From there the group will hike a trail that journeys through family groves to the acreage where the Sore (pronounced shor-ay) family's small batch, family brand of olive oil: Pipa evoo is produced. Along the way there will be discussion of all things local, historical, and agricultural.
Once arriving, see first hand how Mariano and his family raise the trees and olive fruit with the most natural and organic means possible, including their flock of sheep and chickens. Experience a tasting in the grove of this year's harvest - their limited 2018 reserve. Learn about the quality, health benefits, and tasting of olive oil under the tree canopies that produce this miracle fruit. Descend back to the little village of Mirca with panoramic sea views of the Adriatic Sea and enjoy the olive oil over a fully coursed authentic and locally sourced lunch.
WINE TASTING: STINA WINERY
Wine making on the Island of Brac is a centuries old ritual.
We believe the finest way to learn about any ritual is to experience it.
Because of this, we invite you to join us at the Stina winery.
Located along the seafront promenade in picturesque town of Bol,
Stina consists of wine production facilities, a wine cellar and a sleek wine tasting room.
Upon arrival, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production room and wine cellar with a short introduction to Stina wines, and their wine making process.
Taste through a flight of current releases in the tasting room
or on a seafront bench overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Stina's Wine Specialists are on-hand to guide you through the wines
and share information about their winemaking practices.
HIKING TO BLACA MONASTERY
There is a beauty on Brac Island that extends past Croatia's most unique beach.
For many locals, the real treasure found in Bol is the not-to-be-missed site
of the jaw-dropping Blaca Monastery.
Blaca was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.
Join us on a boat ride from Bol to Blaca Beach and take in views of Hvar and Vis.
From there, we hike uphill for approximately 45 minutes until we reach the 16th century monastery.
Difficulty Level: Moderate