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Picturesque Coastal Towns. Crystal-Clear Waters. Magnificent Bends.

Duration: 7 days

Tour highlights:

  • Visit scenic fishing villages and port cities on the Adriatic coast
  • Exclusive treats in the truffle capital of Livade
  • Tasting the famous ‘Paški sir’ (Pag cheese) on the island of Pag
  • Impressive stages along the coast and on winding mountain roads


Croatia is more diverse than many people think. With the long Adriatic coast, authentic port cities and views of countless islands, this tour offers more than just driving thrills. The culinary delights will also live long in the memory.

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Day 1
Zagreb

A chauffeur will take the wheel on the first stage – from Zagreb Airport to the nationally renowned luxury hotel Esplanade. This historic Art Deco house was originally built to provide suitable accommodation for the discerning passengers of the Orient Express. After a guided tour through Zagreb, you can spend the evening talking some more with other Porsche enthusiasts in the top-class hotel restaurant Zinfandel’s. The name of the restaurant comes from the famous black grapes whose vines were exported from Dalmatia in Croatia to the USA at the beginning of the nineteenth century. People have always known how to enjoy themselves in Croatia.

Did you know...? Zagreb is young, vibrant and creative. The unique vibe of the city is immediately obvious when you take a stroll around. Even the museums are anything but ordinary, such as the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla or the Museum of Broken Relationships.

Day 2
Zagreb – Lovran – Rovinj

Idemo, as is said in Croatian: Let’s go! An impressive range of the latest Porsche models are getting ready to line up and see in the sights of Karlovac. The journey continues along winding mountain roads to the Adriatic coast of the traditional seaside resort of Lovran: the Draga di Lovrana restaurant. Young head chef Deni Srdoc uniquely combines Mediterranean and French cuisines and creates a new Croatian original. A true gem of Croatian architecture is the charming port city of Rovinj in the region of Istria. Grand Hotel Park Rovinj offers splendid views of this ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ with an exquisite dinner in front of a picturesque backdrop.

Did you know...? All roads lead to Saint Euphemia – the symbol of Rovinj. During a stroll around the city’s winding alleys, visitors simply cannot miss the three-aisled church that sits perched on a hill.

Day 3
Rovinj – Livade – Opatija

Essentially, the only purpose of a bend is to enable the driver to change the direction of travel. Except with a Porsche. The bends on the mountain roads on the Istrian peninsula, some of which are even rally courses, guarantee pure driving excitement. A pit stop in Livade provides pure culinary pleasure: with an exclusive range of truffle dishes at Zigante Restaurant. Passing by vineyards and olive groves, narrow winding roads continue along the coast as far as Opatija, famous for its sprawling parks and grand hotels. One of the finest, Hotel Milenij, is located directly on the beach promenade and offers a luxurious space for relaxation after the sporty drive.

Did you know...? Livade does not owe its reputation as a world centre of truffles to a truffle pig, but rather to a dog by the name of Diana. When Giancarlo Zigante took her for a walk on 2 November 1999, she uncovered a truffle weighing 1.3 kg – the biggest in the world at that time.

Day 4
Opatija – Pag island – Zadar

A classic European coastal road extends out in the western part of Croatia – a real treat for Porsche fans. On the right the turquoise sea, on the left the steep cliffs of the hinterland and under the sports seat the winding asphalt – dreams in Croatian. Another speciality of this wonderful country comes from the island of Pag. The award-winning hard cheese ‘Paški sir’ is made entirely of sheep’s milk and carries the aroma of the entire island. In addition, goat’s and cow’s milk cheeses mature into culinary treasures here, refined with the famous truffles or local herbs such as sage and lavender. A peak behind the scenes at the Gligora cheese factory and some cheese tasting give gourmets the chance to explore the secrets of the delicious produce. In this case the cheese even opens the stomach: for a traditional Croatian lunch at restaurant Konoba Prtoric, right in the heart of the idyllic landscape on the island of Pag. In Zadar, situated on a headland, the diverse day trip comes to an end at Hotel Bastion – with some delicious highlights of Croatian cuisine.

Did you know...? The sea of the Zadar coast has sounded like a piece of Bach music since some years ago – with just a little imagination. The pipes of the sea organ which was installed in 2005 just look like regular steps leading down to the water. However, the steps contain hollow spaces that fill up with water and air in time with the waves. The wind is thus a composer, triggering waves of enthusiasm among its listeners with new pieces of music every day.

Day 5
Zadar – Krka National Park – Split

Krka National Park delights fascinated visitors with a spectacular natural wonder. 7 mighty waterfalls crash into the depths from a great height here. Between the torrents, the river Krka meanders through canyon-like gorges, along gentle, green slopes, drifting past old fortress ruins and a secluded monastery island. Wonder and amazement are guaranteed with a guided tour through this unique environment and lunch in the heart of the waterfalls. In the heart of Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, lies today’s destination: the 5-star hotel Park. Over dinner in one of the beautiful port city’s finest restaurants, the strongest impressions of the day vie for position with the new excitement for the local cuisine.

Did you know...? Split is located on a peninsula, but is also surrounded by the Biokovo mountains. However, the main attraction of the 1,700-year-old city is not its extraordinary location, but Diocletian’s Palace, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Day 6
Split – Mali Ston – Dubrovnik

The Peljesac peninsula is situated directly off the Dalmatian Adriatic coast and is easily accessible by ferry. Its elongated mountain ridge is part of the Dinaric Alps, with valley areas located below sea level. The old fishing village of Mali Ston is a highlight of the trip. The clean waters of the bay are perfect for the traditional practice of oyster farming. So, it is no surprise that many of Croatia’s leading culinary spots are located here, such as the restaurant Bota-Šare. With its anchored boat, it offers the perfect atmosphere for oyster tasting and a freshly caught lunch. Well refreshed, the thoughts of true Porsche enthusiasts return once more to the most stunning routes the mainland has to offer – until the outline of the Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, appears on the horizon. Villa Dubrovnik sits perched on a clifftop. This is one of the most exclusive hotels in the entire country with fantastic views over the city. The expression a ‘feast for the eyes’ takes on a whole new meaning at the farewell dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Did you know...? The tie, fountain pen and ballpoint pen were all invented in Croatia, as you will see from the range of products stocked in many of the local souvenir shops. If you would prefer to bring something culinary back with you from your trip rather than a pen, the best thing is to pick up some of the natural products from the region, such as olive oil, wine, honey and, of course, truffles.

Day 7
Dubrovnik

If there is still enough time before you leave, it is well worth exploring the sights of Dubrovnik with a guided tour: from the Stradun, the main promenade where all festivities and processions are held, to Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Franciscan Pharmacy which dates back to 1317 and is one of the oldest in Europe. Of course, this does not make it any easier to say goodbye. However, it makes the anticipation of the next Porsche Experience all the greater.

Did you know...? Dubrovnik once belonged to the Republic of Venice, and the Venetians were experts at protecting their important trading city. The imposing fortress wall, which extends into the sea, and the almost 2-kilometre-long city wall can still be seen today. Together with the Old City, this unique set of structures has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

* Please note: the tour from September 27 - October 03, 2020 will take place in reverse order.
Start: Hotel Villa Dubrovnik / end: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.


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Contact Information

For more information, please call
+49 711 911-23360
or email travel@porscheexperience.de

Additional Information

Minimum number of participants:
16 people

Package includes:

  • 5 days driving experience in provided Porsche (2 people per vehicle)
  • Airport transfers
  • Zagreb city tour
  • Truffles highlight
  • Visit to a cheese factory with tasting
  • Guided tour of the Krka waterfalls
  • Oyster tasting
  • Dubrovnik city tour
  • 6 nights accommodation including breakfast:
    • 1 night at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
    • 1 night at the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
    • 1 night at the Hotel Milenij
    • 1 night at the Hotel Bastion
    • 1 night at the Hotel Park
    • 1 night at the Villa Dubrovnik
  • Lunch on 5 days, dinner on 6 evenings
  • Luggage shuttle
  • A welcome gift