This trip pairs Croatia’s spectacular natural scenery with a good look at city life. You’ll be given a tour of the old Pantana water mills, first up. Edged by a lake and a lagoon, they form part of a protected area of land. This place is a hotspot for wildlife, with 34 species of fish, 163 types of bird, and 124 types of flora calling it home. After a look around the marshlands, you’ll head for one of the mills for a wine-tasting session. Crisp glasses of Prosecco will be handed out, and you can sip the bubbles while tucking into smoked ham, pungent cheeses and dried figs. Once you’ve had your fill of the local produce, you’ll be whisked to the city of Trogir. It’s set on a little island connected to the mainland by a bridge, and its outskirts are characterised by leafy parks, which cocoon a mass of terracotta rooftops and bleached stone palaces and monasteries. You’ll be led through the narrow streets, ticking off sights like the Cipiko Palace and the Town Hall. The crowning glory here, though, is the Cathedral of St Lawrence, a 13th-century structure that’s widely regarded as the best example of sacral art in Croatia.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.