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An exclusive Wine & Food journey with

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Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

OCTOBER 3 - 10, 2023



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Journey to Croatia with Brooks Wine to experience the rich history, culinary delights, and dramatic scenery of the spectacular Dalmatian coast. Learn about the region’s ancient civilizations and turbulent modern history and connect with local winemakers, passionate chefs, and expert guides along the way. Discover and enjoy the highlights of this coastal region during this memorable adventure with friends.


a memorable and off the beaten path wine and culinary experience at the renowned Bibich Winery in the Skradin hills.


spectacular landscapes featuring steep slopeside vineyards extending to the sparkling waters of the Adriatic.


about Croatia’s long and colorful history dating back to early Illyrian tribes and encompassing the Greeks and the Romans.

Day 1

Arrive Dubrovnik

Land in Dubrovnik and meet your driver in the arrivals hall. A private transfer takes you along the coast to your seaside setting for the next three nights, overlooking Lapad beach. Check in to your hotel and get settled as you take in the fantastic views across the Adriatic Sea. This evening, meet your Travel Director for introductions and a wine-paired welcome dinner served in a local restaurant in the Old Town of Dubrovnik.


Overnight at Hotel Kompas

Day 2

Dubrovnik Old Town

Discover why Dubrovnik is aptly named “the pearl of the Adriatic” during a morning walking tour with an expert local guide. Explore the ancient walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the Baroque buildings and marble streets that adorn the main pedertrain thoroughfare, the Placa. Learn about the city’s remarkable history and its importance in Croatian culture.

After the tour, enjoy a sumptuous lunch of Dalmatian cuisine and learn about Croatian-grown wines. The rest of the afternoon is open for you to explore at your leisure. Stroll about the medieval city, walk the walls that surround Old Town and offer panoramic views in every direction, or venture out with expert recommendations from your guide. Dinner is on your own this evening — reservations can be arranged for your convenience.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Kompas

Day 3

Pelješac Peninsula

This morning, we meet our host for the day, a renowned local winemaker, and together, we'll head to the Pelješac Peninsula to visit some of Croatia’s most respected wine cellars. Our first stop is the Miloš winery for a taste of their famous Plavac Mali wine. Next, tour the Grgich winery situated within steep hills overlooking Trstenik harbor and learn about winemaker Miljenko Grgich and his successes in Napa Valley and Croatia. Our final stop is our host’s 500-year-old family cellar for a private wine tasting and traditional Croatian lunch sourced from the freshest local ingredients.

Back in Dubrovnik, the remainder of the day is open. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or stroll along the pedestrian lanes near our hotel. We will check out in the morning and head to Split.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Kompas

Day 4

Klis Fortress & Split

This morning, we'll make our way north along the coast to the city of Split. Along the way, we’ll stop and visit medieval Klis Fortress, built into the rocky ridge of a hillside village by an ancient Illyrian tribe. A local guide will lead us on a private tour of the stronghold sharing stories of its fascinating 2,000-year-long history. After, we'll sit down to a traditional lunch served in a nearby restaurant.

Once in Split, we’ll check into our hotel and have some time to settle in and unwind before meeting up for dinner in the Old Town.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia

Day 5

Diocletian’s Palace

After breakfast this morning, we'll experience the everyday energy of the city as we stroll down Split’s Riva promenade with a local guide to visit the bustling produce and fish markets. Our guide will introduce us to the rich history of Split, while a chef talks about local fishing customs and the importance of fish in the Mediterranean diet. We'll stop for a few tastes along the way before arriving at Pikulece restaurant in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace. Sip wine and enjoy a cooking demonstration while learning about techniques and local ingredients. After, sit down to lunch, followed by a stroll through the Old Town of Split, including Diocletian's Palace, one of the best-preserved Roman royal residences in the world. Built at the turn of the fourth century AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the ancient palace contains a remarkable history and is still in use today with more than 3,000 people living within its walls. After the tour, the rest of the afternoon and evening is open to wander and explore on your own. Our Travel Director is happy to provide recommendations.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia

Day 6


Set sail this morning for a full day of touring the island of Brač. Here we’ll experience island life as it has been practiced for centuries, if not millennia. Croatians have long lived, farmed, and traveled between the many coastal islands. After a short ferry ride, our first stop will be the town of Bol to visit the first Dalmatian wine cooperative building where we'll taste exceptional local wines. Next, we'll continue to the charming town of Dračevica to visit the family-run Senjković winery and taste their high-quality wines. Learn about the wine’s unique flavors, as well as the challenges of growing grapes in this special place. For lunch, enjoy a traditional meal served in a local tavern followed by an afternoon ferry ride back to Split. Back at the hotel, the evening is open to relax and enjoy as you wish.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia

Day 7

Krka National Park

Enjoy a leisurely morning before heading out of the city to Croatia’s national treasure, Krka National Park, known for its cascading waterfalls and emerald pools. Stroll along the winding, wooden paths with your guide and absorb the surrounding natural beauty.

After leaving the park, we head to the small village of Plastovo for an unforgettable gourmet experience at Bibich Winery, which has a limited production of award-winning white and red wines as well as exceptional brandies. Winemaker, Alen Bibic, and his wife, Vesna, deliver a world-class tasting experience. For our festive farewell meal, we’ll enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared with seasonal ingredients and wine personally selected by Alen.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia

Day 8

Depart Split

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and take a private transfer to the Split Airport for departure flights home. Not ready to leave Croatia behind? Continue your journey on an optional four-day extension to the Istrian Peninsula.


Extend your trip

+ 4 days on the Istrian Peninsula

Day 8

Traveling from Split toward the Istrian Peninsula, take in a breath of fresh air at Plitvice Lakes National Park nestled in the mountainous Lika region and known for its network of lakes and waterfalls. Join a local guide on a private walking tour of the park to experience the highlights of this scenic wonder. After the tour, have some free time for lunch before continuing on to the hilltop village of Buje, where we’ll settle into our accommodations surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. This evening, enjoy a wine-paired dinner at the hotel's restaurant.


Overnight at San Canzian Hotel

Day 9

Spend the afternoon discovering two medieval hill towns of Istria. Explore the charming artists’ town of Grožnjan where leafy cobbled lanes are lined with art galleries and truffle and olive oil shops. Then head to picturesque Motovun— an ancient walled village dramatically situated high above the surrounding vineyards and known for its Venetian colonial architecture and sweeping views. The Motovun forest is where we’ll embark on a private truffle hunt with specially trained dogs. After, enjoy a delicious local dinner featuring this favorite ingredient before returning to the hotel.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at San Canzian Hotel

Day 10

Relax at the property this morning over a leisurely breakfast. In the afternoon we’ll explore the rolling hills and valleys of the Istrian Peninsula visiting two small, yet renowned, wineries along the way. Our first stop will be at an authentic Istrian estate and farmhouse with over a century of winemaking traditions. Continuing on through the scenic countryside, we’ll arrive in the hidden valley of Vale where we’ll enjoy a tour and tasting at a winery celebrated for both its award-winning wines as well as the impressive modern design of the winery. Afterward, we'll return to the property for an open evening.


Overnight at San Canzian Hotel

Day 11

Savor an early breakfast then take a private transfer to the Pula Airport for departure flights home. Zdravo!



The Fine Print

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Program: October 3 - 10, 2023
Extension: October 10 - 13, 2023

Flight Information

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Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at


  • Seven nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, and transportation
  • Gratuities for travel director, local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Program Rates*

Classic: $6,195
Deluxe: Contact Us for Availability

Single Occupancy: $6,995

Extension Rates*

Classic: $2,995

Single Occupancy: $3,795

*Rates are per person, based on double occupancy in US Dollars.


A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 non-refundable deposit per person is required for extension reservations.

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