To all wine lovers - read the article with an attention, this could be description of your next stay on Dalmatian coast! :)
This is multi-day experience (4 days) for true wine & travel lovers, to visit and to learn about our Šibenik region through the wine, combining the whole trip with the local tours as an addition for a full experience of our region.
Besides wineries, this experience includes:
- welcome drink at the best place in town to admire the city and islands in front, at Barone fortress;
- visit to Krka Waterfalls National Park with a guide;
- private heritage city tour to learn about the history of the old town; and
- visiting an island to learn about one of the most important persons in history of Šibenik and to feel the Dalmatian island vibe
Here's more detailed itinerary, day by day:
Day 1: Welcome to Šibenik!
Have a glass of top quality local wine admiring the Old Town from Barone Fortress!
Barone Fortress - Welcome to Šibenik! Photo property of Šibenik Tourist Board
In afternoon hours we'll pick you up in city center with a comfort luxury car to welcome you to our town and to discuss itinerary at the "best seat" in town - at Barone fortress!
There, you'll have a short tour with a guide to hear about interesting history of the fortress and you'll be offered a glass of top quality local wine and snacks to admire amazing views in front of you. After the town admiring, we'll return you back to the center and you will have your free time. We'll see each other tomorrow for a new experience.
Included for the day:
- Tranportation from city center to Barone fortress
- Entrance fee to Barone fortress
- Guide and a fortress tour,
- Plate with locally produced snacks (prosciutto, cheese, vegetables)
- Glass of local top quality wine
- Transportation from Barone back to the city center
Duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes but you can stay on fortress as long as it is open for the day.
Photo source: Tvrđava kulture Šibenik
Day 2: Winery & beautiful nature (visiting Krka Waterfalls National Park)
On the second day of our itinerary we are visiting one winery in our region and Krka Waterfalls National Park! After the breakfast, around 9.30 am, we'll pick you up for a 25 min ride to explore beautiful and inspirational nature of Krka Waterfalls!
Photo source: pixabay
We'll have 1,5 hour to spend there to charge ourselves for the rest of the day. The local tour leader will be with you for the whole time and after exploring the Park, we will suggest a lunch in a beautiful town of Skradin, located on the same river, and locally known for delicious cuisine! Ride from Waterfalls to Skradin takes approximately 10 min.
After lunch, we'll head toward our winery for the day where we will try 5 local wines and a home made liquor, paired with local snacks.
Photo Source: vinasladic.com
This experience will take approximately 2 hours. At around 4 pm we will return you back to Hotel, where you will have your free time.
Included for the day:
- Entrance fee to Krka Waterfalls
- Winery visit and wine tasting paired with homemade meals (2 hours, 5 wines)
- Local tour leader
- Comfortable car and a private driver
Lunch is optional and is not included in the price.
Duration: 7 hours
Day 3: Winery & private guided heritage city tour (Šibenik Old Town)
Today after the breakfast, you'll meet your guide for a private guided tour of Šibenik Old Town. Learn about its culture & history passing through the narrow streets that will reveal to you the true Dalmatian city vibe.
Tour duration approximately 2 hours, including visit to St. James UNESCO Cathedral.
Šibenik, UNESCO St. James Cathedral. Photo source: Šibenik Tourist Board
Lunch is your free time.
In afternoon hours, around 5 pm, we'll pick you up for a 20 min ride near the town, to visit our second winery. You'll be amazed with the views in front of you where kilometers of vineyards are spreading to infinity!
Photo source: Facebook Testament Winery
In this winery, you'll taste 3 local wines and you'll have offered locally produced snacks and olive oil to pair with the wine.
After the winery, we'll take you back to your hotel and you'll have your free time for dinner in town.
Included for the day:
Private guided tour of Šibenik Old Town
Entrance to UNESCO St. James Cathedral
Local certified guide for the tour (English speaking)
Wine tasting (3 locally produced wines) with homemade oilve oil and meal of local products
Round trip transportation from city center to winery.
Duration: 2 hours of the tour in the morning and approximately 1,5 hour of wine tasting in the afternoon
Day 4: Winery & Dalmatian island (Island of Prvić)
We'll pick you up today to start our final day trip where we will combine our third winery visit with the visit to the island of Prvić, where we will learn all about Faust Vrančić, famous inventor, bishop, philosopher and lexicographer from our town, Šibenik.
First, we will visit winery for a 90 min experience and wine tasting, we'll meet the winery owner and we'll try 4 locally produced wines paired with homemade olive oil and selection of Dalmatian cheese.
Photo source: barakawinery.co
After the winery visit, we'll continue our way to city of Vodice, from where we'll take a boat or ferry to Island of Prvić. Tour leader will be with you for the whole experience. You will explore island's life style, and you'll visit Memorial Center of Faust Vrančić, to learn about one of the greatest men from our town.
Homo Volans / Flying man - one of the most important inventions from Faust Vrančić. Photo souce: Memorial Center of Faust Vrancic / Facebook
Lunch at the island is optional and not included in price.
After island exploration, we will return to directly to Šibenik and you'll have your free time.
Included for the day:
Transportation from city center to the winery,
Wine tasting and presentation (4 wines) paired with homemade olive oil and locally produced cheese,
Transportation to Vodice,
Local tour leader,
Entrance fee to Memorial Center Faust Vrančić
Not included for the day:
Boat transportation (taxi boat) or ferry ticket from Vodice to Island of Prvić (25min ride by ferry), and back from Island of Prvić to town of Šibenik (50 min ride by ferry).
Lunch is optional and not included in price. Duration: approximately 5 hours
If you are staying in Šibenik for 4 or more days, this experience is perfect to get the real image of the city, its region and history. You will visit three wineries and all together you'll try 12 locally produced wines. Wine purchase is available at each winery. This experience is set for minimum 2 and maximum 6 persons. We can also arrange accommodation at best places in town, feel free to contact us for suggestion.
This experience can be modified with less or more days and wineries included.
Winery hopping experience - Booking terms: on request by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: February 05, 2019