Historical time machine of Dalmatia
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Pick up and drop off from your hotel or apartment!
Stunning source of the river Cetina and enjoying the nature!
The old church built in the 9th century with rich archaeological findings!
Knin - the royal town where kings used to be crowned with its fortress!
Visit to "Croatian Troy" - Bribirska glavica!
The most beautiful postcard - belvedere on the island of Visovac with the view at the National park!
Traditional cuisine in the hinterland and wine tasting!
Experience the daily life of rural household: agricultural crops, wine cellar & old sports games!
We will pick you up in front of your hotel or some other place at the agreed time. We’ll drive through the Adriatic road to enjoy the stunning views. There is a possibility for an optional stops at some places provided for photographing. Arriving to the spring of the river Cetina and visiting the Church of the Holy salvation, built in the 9th century during the reign of Duke Branimir, where there are more than 1,100 Croatian graves with rich archaeological findings. Off-road ride on the massif of mountain Promina.
The village Biskupija is 5 km away from Knin and was mentioned in the historical chronicles from the 12th century which brings the legend about the murder of Croatian king Zvonimir. Nowadays on its territory every year in late September the pilgrimage is held. Short sightseeing of Knin, the town in the Dalmatian hinterland near to the source of the river Krka, 73 kilometres long river, proclaimed a national park in 1985.
We will climb the Knin’s fortress to enjoy the magnificant view of the city. Today Knin is an important traffic junction in Croatia, but back in the history city has a much more interesting role. Knin's bishopric was founded in old Croatian kingdom in 1040. His jurisdiction extended to the Drava river, or over the entire old Croatian kingdom.
If you think this was interesting, wait to see “Croatian Troy”! Bribirska glavica is known under this name among archaeologists for its historical time machine. This is the place where you can follow the sequence of life from prehistory to Liburnian age, Early and Late Antiquity, Early Croatian to Early and Late Middle Ages. The next thing on our schedule is to return in the present time and to visit the viewpoint on the island of Visovac. While visiting this popular “Croatian postcard” we will climb the mentioned viewpoint to enjoy the beautiful view at the National park of Krka. After long time spent in the nature, we suppose you might get hungry!
After returning from the island we will try traditional cuisine in the hinterland. The lunch is planned at half past 2 and would be incomplete without a domestic wine, so we will taste some of the wines in the local wine cellar. Our main task is you to not just see, but also feel the true spirit of history and tradition in the same time!
We will return to the hotel and greet a new friends with a goodbye with the hope of reunion at some of other daily tours.
TOTAL PRICE: 55,00 EUR / 420,00 HRK
Pick up: 08:00 - 08:30
Discounts: 0-5 gratis, 5-12 years 50%
Duration: 7-8 hours
The price includes the following:
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel or apartment
- Round trip transfer by jeep Nissan Terrano
- Entrance fees for Knin’s fortress
- Tour guide
- Road tolls, parking, VAT and all taxes
- Free bottle of water (0,5 l)
The price does not include the following:
- Traditional lunch in the household
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tips for the guide
- Any extra arrangements
- Anything not mentioned under “the price includes”
- The lunch in the domestic household 85,00 HRK (cca 12 euros), price is per person.
The price of lunch includes:
- Before lunch the aperitive will be served (domestic rakija) and an appetizer with olive oil and cheese.
- The lunch is consists of baked dishes, several types of meat, domestic potatos and vegetables in the authentic tavern/stone house in the olive grove and tasting the local wine.
- During the lunch one bottle of white wine and one bottle of red wine will be served. All the other drinks are optional.