With growing interest in adventure and culinary vacations, Croatia’s Katarina Line announced itinerary enhancements to the company’s Harmony and Rhapsody land tours. The changes were made to highlight the tours’ new experiential activities for 2018.
The eight-night, four-country Harmony tour focuses on natural attractions and historical destinations in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Croatia; and the eight-night Rhapsody tour offers a culinary journey through Croatia.
The Harmony tour includes all breakfasts, two lunches and dinners per the itinerary, and the services of an English-speaking guide. The Rhapsody tour includes breakfast, four dinners and four culinary experiences in wineries and local restaurants.
The Harmony Tour departs from Venice and terminates in Split, offering experiences suited for more active travelers that enjoy city walks and nature hikes. Activities include a guided tour of the Slovenian resort town of Bled and a boat ride on the lake, as well as a tour of Klagenfurt, the capital city of the southern Austrian province of Carinthia.
Other excursions lead guests through the Croatian coastal town of Opatija, and through an exploration of the underwater Vrelo Cave. The tour concludes with a stroll through Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its waterfalls and interconnected lakes.
Guests also visit the Pula Amphitheatre in Croatia, a preserved Roman Amphetheatre. Guests can then connect to one of many Katarina Line cruises that depart from Split to further extend their holiday on the Adriatic Sea.
In addition to guided tours of Croatian towns, the tour includes gastronomic experiences like a wine tasting at the Bibich Winery, a main Dalmatian wine producer, where guests will be treated to the Dalmatian Debit white wine, Cuvee Shiraz and Merlot. Guests will also experience a taste of the famous Plavac Mali wine in the town of Ston, accompanied by a demonstration of the wine-making process.
Additionally, guests can try truffles on a visit to the Istrian Peninsula, while the traditional Dalmatian dish known as Pašticada is served at the Tragos restaurant in Trogir, a small island connected to the mainland by bridges.