EXCURSIONS
Budući da se Makarska nalazi na sjecištu kopnenih i morskih putova, ustalili su se, tijekom turističke sezone (travanj-studeni) izleti na otoke Hvar, Brač i Korčulu, te Split, Dubrovnik i Međugorje. Svakodnevni su i izleti manjim brodicama u obližnje tihe uvale, uz atraktivne dalmatinske ponude.
 


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BIOKOVO - NATURE PARK
- Half day tour by minibus

The mountain of Biokovo – nature park, attracts by its beauty, height and magnificence, admirable and awe-inspiring at the same time. We invite you to enjoy its beautiful landscapes and the unforgettable view from its peaks. The minibus will take us along an exciting mountain road, up to the foot of the Vošac peak (1422 m), and from there a half-hour walk will take us to the very top of the mountain and to the belvedere  which offers an enchanting view of the town and the bay of Makarska, as well as the nearby places on the Riviera and the islands of Brač, Hvar and Korčula. We continue our excursion up to the highest peak of the mountain of Sveti Juraj /St. George/ (1762 m), to enjoy from there a marvellous view of the Dalmatian Coast and the islands, as well as the hinterland of Dalmatia, with Bosnia and Hercegovina in the background. We end our tour with lunch in one of the renowned local taverns (called konoba) in the old village on the mountain slope.

Guide, entrance fees, lunch and drink included.


CETINA RIVER (Old pirates' nest) AND THE TOWN OF OMIŠ  
 - Full day tour by coach

A coach drive along the coast, then via a mountain road to Omiš, a small town on the estuary of the river Cetina. This swift mountain river meanders through canyons to reach the sea. A stop will be made at a point above the town offering a magnificent view of the river, before continuing with the river cruise to a restaurant for lunch. Local wine and specialties of the area will add to a truly cosy atmosphere. There will also be time for swimming. Don’t forget your camera.

Guide, lunch and entrance fees included.


DUBROVNIK 
A city  of thousand monuments
- Full day tour by bus

A pleasant drive along the Adriatic coast through the scenic landscapes of  the Makarska Riviera and across the Neretva River Delta to Dubrovnik. Because of its exceptional beauty and rich cultural heritage this medieval city has been included on UNESCO World Heritage List. Dubrovnik is surrounded by ramparts and fortresses and is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, carefully preserved over the centuries. A pleasant walk will show you the city highlights, such as palaces, churches, museums and squares.

Guide and entrance fees included.


ISLAND & TOWN OF HVAR 
- Full day tour by hydrofoil

The town of Hvar, on the island of the same name, is the oldest tourist resort in Dalmatia, rich in historical monuments and full of interesting sights awaiting its visitors. A visit to the 16th-century Theatre, the 13th-century Arsenal, or the central town square with the Cathedral, surrounded by numerous palaces built in different architectural styles, all of it adding to a complete picture. The Franciscan Monastery in the town is known for its collection of works of old masters, including the ”Last Supper” by Ingoli. After the sightseeing we shall have plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing, as well as taking  lunch in one of the excellent restaurants.
Our departure and return sail take us to the picturesque little town of Bol on the island of Brač and past its widely-known beach of Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape).

Guide  and entrance fees included.


TOWN OF KORČULA & ISLAND OF MLJET  
 -Full day tour by hydrofoil

A pleasant sail by the islands of Brač and Hvar, then alongside the Pelješac peninsula brings us to the town of Korčula. Korčula is considered to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, and the legend has it that the town of Korčula was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor. Inside the old town walls, we shall visit the Cathedral with its treasury, the Town Museum and see the house where Marco Polo was born.
The cruise continues to Mljet, one of the loveliest and most densely wooded islands in the Adriatic. The island has been declared a national park, whose main attractions are two salt-water lakes - Veliko jezero and Malo jezero (Great Lake and Small Lake). Join a boat trip to the islet in the Great Lake for a visit to the 12th-century Benedictine Monastery. Enjoy a walk through the lush pine woods, take a swim in the lovely lakes or in the picturesque Pomena cove. Return sail in the late afternoon.

Guide and entrance fees included.


ISLAND OF BRAČ - BOL (Zlatni Rat)

 - Full day tour by hydrofoil

This hydrofoil cruise will take you to the island of Brač, the highest and the third largest island in the Adriatic Sea, for a visit to the picturesque town of Bol, its most famous tourist centre. Walking around, you have an opportunity to visit the Dominican convent housing a rich library and archives, as well as the wine-cellar of the oldest Dalmatian winery to taste local wines. Time at leisure for swimming and sunbathing on the famous sandy beach of Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape), jutting deeply into sea, with dense pine-woods in the background.

Escort on hydrofoil included.


BIŠEVO - The Blue Grotto - Island of Vis
-Full day tour by hydrofoil

Biševo is a small islet in the Adriatic Sea famous for its ‘’Blue Grotto’’, which is a rare natural phenomenon. The inside of the grotto and the sea in it have an indescribable silvery - blue colour. This is due to the sunrays which penetrate  through a hole under the surface and are reflected against the white bottom of the grotto, thus creating incredibly beautiful light effects.
On arrival at Komiža, an old fishing town on the island of Vis, you may pay a visit to the Fishing Museum and take a refreshment of good wine and fish specialties, or have a swim in the crystal-clear sea on one of the town beaches.

Guide and entrance fees included.

Note: In case bad weather conditions make the access  to the Blue Grotto impossible during the excursion, we shall take you to the town of Vis for a visit to its Archaeological Museum, rich in exhibits from the ancient Issa, the oldest Greek colony on the Adriatic Coast.


KORČULA -
Marco Polo's birthplace
- full day excursion by hydrofoil

Located on a small peninsula, surrounded by walls and towers, Korčula is one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic Coast. The Greeks, who settled here in the  3rd  century BC named Korkyra Melaina after its dense pine woods, meaning “Black Korkyra“. It is believed that Korčula is the birth place of Marco Polo, the renowned world traveller and travel writer.
We shall tour Korčula walking through its picturesque streets and squares with their Renaissance palaces, the city loggia and the beautiful Cathedral of St Mark, the patron saint of the city. Thus we shall round off our day that may take us back, at least for a moment, to the romantic past.

Escort, local guide and entrance fees included.

FISH PICNIC
-  Full day tour to the island of Brač

This outing offers you the sun, the sea and a relaxing change of pace. We sail aboard a comfortable boat to Bol, a picturesque place on the island of Brač, to spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying grilled fish and home-made wine in a relaxed and unforgettable atmosphere, then swim on the beach of Zlatni Rat, the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic Coast.

Guide, lunch and drinks  on board included.


KRKA WATERFALLS & ŠIBENIK TOWN 
- Full day tour by coach

Enjoy a drive along the coast, passing by Split, Solin, Kaštela, Trogir and Primošten to Šibenik. A short stop will be made there in the old town with a visit to the most beautiful renaissance Cathedral on the Adriatic Coast, and then we proceed on to the Krka Waterfalls. Located in the lovely Krka National Park, the falls cascade over 17 natural barriers. There will be ample time here for exploring, swimming in the clear river waters, or photographing. Relax in the shade of the old lime trees. On return, we take the new highway through Dalmatinska Zagora and pass by the ancient Fortress of Klis.

Guide and entrance fees to the National Park included.


MEĐUGORJE - Place of pilgrimage
- Full day tour

Join our tour to experience the savage beauty of Herzegovina and the bliss of Međugorje. Discover and experience the phenomenon that has made Međugorje one of the most famous places of pilgrimage throughout the Catholic world, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world. After the Holy Mass, those who wish may visit the Apparition Hill where the Virgin Mary first appeared to the local children in 1981.
At the end, we shall visit an authentic ethno village, an interesting collection and a museum of traditional stone architecture, then enjoy local food specialties and taste home-made brandy and wine in a relaxed atmosphere.

Professional guide, entrance fees and lunch included. Passport required.


MOSTAR 
- Full day coach tour

We drive along the picturesque coastline through the famous seaside resorts of Makarska Riviera up to the fertile Neretva River Delta, where the road turns inland towards the interior of Bosnia and Herzegovina, till we reach Počitelj, a mystic little town with an ancient Turkish fortification. After a short rest we continue our drive along the river valley to Mostar – “a window to the Orient” and an important trade centre during the Turkish rule. A guided tour will show us the town highlights, we shall visit the Oriental part of the town with the old Bazaar, full of picturesque shops and work-shops, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house, then walk along the legendary Turkish bridge from the 16th century, after which the town was named (most=bridge).
We leave Mostar late in the afternoon driving across the Biokovo massif which offers a magnificent view of the Central Dalmatia and its islands.

Guide and entrance fees included. Passport required.


RAFTING 
- Half day tour by minibus

Rafting is one of the most exciting ways to experience river courses and their picturesque banks. Our river adventure starts on the banks of the Cetina River in the region of Biokovo Mountain. Short instructions will be followed by a descent downstrem, along the foamy river to  Radman’s Mills, where we shall leave our rafts to enjoy swimming in the clear mountain river or walk through the woods. There will be possibility for a good lunch and a short visit to Omiš, a small town on the estuary of the biggest Dalmatian river.

Guide, instructor, raft and equipment included.
This tour is not recommended to non-swimmers.

VILLAGE PARTY
- Evening excursion by coach

An evening outing, in  itself unique in all of the Makarska Riviera, reserved especially  for  those who are keen on good food and good drink in a  friendly atmosphere.
Guests will be collected from their hotels at around 7 p.m. The programme begins with the arrival to a mountain village, where a traditional welcome with dessert wine and home-made brandy will be offered. We proceed with one of the most popular local meals - Dalmatian smoked ham and cheese, salad, Cripnja a la Topići (mixed meat and potatoes baked in live coal under an iron bell) and a glass of wine.
Enjoy a traditional live Dalmatian music – you can join in singing and dancing.

Guide and dinner with drinks included.


SPLIT & TROGIR
Unesco cities
-Full day tour by coach

An interesting coastline drive along the picturesque Riviera of Makarska and Omiš and past the ancient Salona will take us to Trogir - a town under the UNESCO cultural protection - developed from the ancient Greek town of Tragurion. Trogir is surrounded by Medieval walls and is full of buildings and monuments testifying to its rich history: the Cathedral with its famous portal by the well-known local master Radovan, the City Loggia from the 15th century, the Ćipiko palace, the Town Hall, and the Benedictine Monastery from the 11th century. After visiting Trogir, we drive along the Riviera of Kaštela, to reach Split after a half-hour drive. Nowadays, Split  is the largest town and the busiest harbour of Dalmatia. It grew on a peninsula 1700 years ago, and is surrounded by historical towns and settlements.
We shall tour the oldest part of Split, the 4th-century Diocletian Palace, visit its remarkably preserved cellar galleries, then, in the central Peristyle square,  visit the ancient Temple of Jupiter – nowadays a  Cathedral – the oldest building of its kind in the world. We shall also pass through the Golden and Silver Gates, across historic squares up to the lively town market and Riva (waterfront) where we can enjoy a free afternoon with time at leisure for shopping and walking around.

Guide, local guide and entrance fees included.


 
PLITVICE LAKES - National Park
-Full day tour by coach

Driving through the picturesque landscapes of Dalmatinska Zagora and Lika, we shall reach the Plitvice Lakes around noon. Plivice are considered to be one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. Sixteen lakes, situated in a dense forest and connected by 92 waterfalls cascade through its picturesque surroundings, creating a magnificent scenery. Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949, and since 1979, they have been on the UNESCO List of World Natural Heritage.
The attractions also include several caves and a great variety of flora and fauna. A tour of the park lasts about two and a half hours, including both a boat ride on the Kozjak Lake and a walking tour. After the tour of the lakes, time at leisure for individual programmes to enjoy the intact nature of one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. On our way back we shall have lunch together.

Guide, entrance fees to the National Park and lunch included.

SARAJEVO –Heart of Bosnia
- Full day tour by coach

This town, known for the Winter Olympic Games held there in 1984, is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has always been very attractive for its singularity. It is situated on the boundary between the East and the West, thus various influences have mingled in it, surviving  in harmony and giving the town its special charm.
The Miljacka River flows through the town, and on its right bank we can see Baščaršija, the main square that even in his day is the cultural, scientific and religious centre of the town. A great number of small streets, known for their ancient handicrafts such as filigree,  belt-making, copper products etc., gravitate towards the square. There are also numerous restaurants and snack-bars with traditional specialties of the Oriental cuisine.
Although the recent terrible war tragedy has left its mark on its history, the town has still preserved its widely-known hospitality and character.  

Guide, entrance fee and lunch included.
Passport obligatory.