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Crystal Clear Water, Scenic Vineyards and Spectacular Coastlines.

What to expect: 7 exciting and varied days on Croatia’s Adriatic coast

Tour highlights:

  • Visits to the picturesque fishing villages and port towns on the Adriatic Sea
  • Olive oil tasting session in Livade, truffle capital of the world
  • Exhilarating drives along the coast and around the region’s serpentine mountain roads

Croatia is more diverse than you might think. With its long Adriatic coastline, quaint port towns and countless islands, the country has a lot more to offer than sheer driving enjoyment. It also boasts a superb culinary scene.

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Your Itinerary*

Day 1
Zagreb

We pick you up at the airport and take you to the luxurious Esplanade Zagreb Hotel. Built in 1925 to accommodate Orient Express passengers, the hotel is steeped in history. Orson Welles and Josephine Baker have counted among its illustrious guests. Discover Zagreb on a guided walking tour before your welcome dinner will be served in Zinfandel’s Restaurant – considered one of Croatia’s finest eateries.

Our tip: Zagreb is young and vibrant, as a stroll around the city will immediately make apparent. Even the city’s museums are out-of-the-ordinary, highly creative spaces. Take the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum and the Museum of Broken Relationships, for example.

Day 2
Zagreb – Lovran – Rovinj

You are likely raring to get going, so it is a good thing you are about to set off. In your Porsche, you first head towards Karlovac and from there down towards the coast via the region’s curvy mountain roads. After lunch in the restaurant of the Hotel Draga di Lovrana, situated close to Lovran, you set out once again, bound for the day’s final destination: Rovinj in Istria, a port town hailed as the “pearl of the Adriatic Sea”. At the five-star boutique hotel Monte Mulini, you will be served dinner on the terrace, where you can enjoy stunning views of the old town and the bay.

Did you know...? A stroll around Rovinj is well worth its while. Follow its winding, cobbled alleyways and you will soon end up standing before the town’s landmark situated on a hill: the triple-nave Church of Saint Euphemia.

Day 3
Rovinj – Livade – Opatija

A day of pure driving pleasure awaits you today on the Istrian peninsula’s mountain roads, sections of which also serve as rally tracks. In Livade, you will take part in an olive oil tasting session and enjoy an exclusive truffle menu at Restaurant Zigante. You will then get behind the wheel again, driving along serpentine roads, past vineyards and olive groves, and back to the coast before arriving in Opatija, a town renowned for its expansive parks and grand hotels. Here, you will be staying at the Hotel Milenij, located directly on the beach promenade.

Did you know...? On 2 November 1999, Giancarlo Zigante and his dog Diana found a truffle weighing 1.3 kilogrammes – at the time, the largest truffle ever discovered. As a result of this find Livade became known as the truffle capital of the world.

Day 4
Opatija – Pag Island – Zadar

Today you will travel along Croatia’s eastern coastal highway, the turquoise blue sea and dramatic cliff scenery always at your side. Pure joy for any Porsche fan and a classic among Europe’s coastal routes. To your right, the sea; to your left, the interior; underneath you, the meandering asphalt road. Could things get any better? On the island of Pag, you will lunch at Boškinac hotel and restaurant. To end this exhilarating day, you will come together with the others for dinner at Hotel Bastion, located on the headland of Zadar.

Did you know...? Since 2005, Zadar has been home to a sea organ. The construction initially looks like a normal set of steps leading down to the water. But inside those steps is a series of hollow cavities into which sea water and air can flow and resonate. And because the sea is constantly changing, the organ never sounds the same.

Day 5
Zadar – Krka National Park – Split

Natural wonders await on today’s drive, which will take you through Krka National Park and past its world-famous waterfalls. You will go on a guided tour of the waterfalls and enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by their cascading waters. Today’s destination is the Hotel Park in Split, Croatia’s second largest city. Dinner will be taken in one of the picturesque port town’s restaurants.

Did you know...? Spilt is situated on a peninsula, yet surrounded by mountains. Diocletian’s Palace, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, is one of this 1700-year-old city’s main attractions.

Day 6
Split – Mali Ston – Dubrovnik

After breakfast, you will set off on another drive along the coast, stopping to catch the ferry to Pelješac peninsula. Lunch at Saints Hills Winery will mark the beginning of today’s culinary highlights. En route to Dubrovnik, we will then stop at the fishing village of Mali Ston for an exclusive tasting session featuring a variety of freshly caught oysters. Later, on reaching Dubrovnik, you and your Porsche will head for the Hotel Villa Dubrovnik – your home for the night. Built into the cliffs and offering spectacular views of the city, this is one of Croatia’s most exclusive hotels. You will end the evening on yet another culinary high note, with dinner at the hotel’s own Restaurant Pjerin.

Did you know...? The tie, the fountain pen and the ballpoint pen were all invented in Croatia. This is something you will notice from the wares sold at the region’s many souvenir stores. Natural products from the region, such as olive oil, wine and honey also make great souvenirs.

Day 7
Dubrovnik

If you like, you can choose to go on a city tour of Dubrovnik today. We will drive you to the airport in time for your flight and bid you farewell, naturally hoping to see you again soon for the next Porsche travel experience.

Did you know...? Dubrovnik was once an important maritime trading centre for the Venetians. Among its most distinctive features is the mighty fortress wall running along the cliffs and jutting out into the sea. The city walls are almost two kilometres long and well worth a visit. The Old City of Dubrovnik has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.

* Please note: The tour from 13 to 19 October 2019 will take place in reverse order. Start: 13 October 2019 at the Hotel Villa in Dubrovnik (with an optional tour in the afternoon); end: 19 October 2019 at the Esplanade Zagreb hotel in Zagreb.


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Contact Information

For more information, please call

+49 711 911-23360

or e-mail travel@porscheexperience.de.

Additional Information

Minimum number of participants:

16 people

Package includes:

  • 5 days' driving experience in a provided Porsche (2 people per vehicle)
  • Airport transfers
  • Zagreb city tour
  • Olive oil/truffle tastings
  • Guided tour of the Krka waterfalls
  • Boat trip including oyster tasting
  • Dubrovnik city tour
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast:
    • 1 night at the Hotel Esplanade
    • 1 night at the Hotel Monte Mulini
    • 1 night at the Hotel Milenij
    • 1 night at the Hotel Bastion
    • 1 night at the Hotel Park Split
    • 1 night at the Villa Dubrovnik
  • Lunch on 5 days, dinner on 6 evenings
  • Luggage shuttle
  • A welcome gift