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Excursion 8: Dalmatian Coastline & Village
Tour Code: SPU-006
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 7 1/4 hours)

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Explore the history, architecture and people of Croatia during this scenic and memorable tour along the Dalmatian Coast.

Departing from the pier, you'll first embark on a scenic drive to Trogir. Situated on a small island nestled between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo, Dalmatia is connected to the mainland by a bridge. With the exception of its green parks, the entire island is filled with spectacular stone houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls, and more. Trogir largely resembles an open-air museum, and your guided walking tour through its narrow streets will offer you a unique insight into daily life here centuries ago.

During your time in Trogir, a visit will be made to the town's main attraction, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. This 13th-century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia, and dominates the entire town. The cathedral's unusual construction features three naves and three semi-circular apses, and its world-renowned main portal was carved by a local artist, Radovan, in the 13th century. Additional sites of interest include the Town Loggia, Town Hall and Cipiko Palace. At the conclusion of the guided tour, free time will be provided to do further exploration on your own.

Continuing on from Trogir, you'll travel inland to the Primosten area for a visit to Burni, a picturesque Dalmatian village. En route, you will pass by interesting landscapes and marvel at how the people of this area have transformed this rocky terrain into a fertile, hospitable oasis. Upon arrival, you will explore Burni's inhabitants and traditions during visits to village homes, some of which are several-hundred years old. A stop will then be made for a refreshing respite in the shade of surrounding trees. Your host, clad in national dress, will serve you a traditional snack of smoked ham and cheese and homemade wine, while entertaining you with local songs and music.

Leaving Burni, you will proceed to your final stop, the town of Sibenik. Founded by Croats more than a thousand years ago, Sibenik's first records date back to the year 1066 A.D. Sibenik holds an important place in Croatia's construction heritage; which can readily be observed through the town's well-preserved historical core, and numerous architectural accomplishments of its monuments. Highlights to be seen during your guided walking tour through Sibenik's narrow stone streets, or kalas, include ancient fortresses, the City Hall, a commercial and crafts center, the Gothic-Renaissance-styled Cathedral of St. Jacob, one of Dalmatia's finest Sacral monuments, and numerous churches scattered around the town and its surrounding areas.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking - mostly over flat surfaces. Due to the nature of the tour, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Casual lightweight clothing, a hat and comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

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