Day Tour

Precious Gift of Nature (6 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Precious Gift of Nature (6 Hours )

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Meals

Snack

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

This morning meet your guide and driver at the hotel for a private transfer to Skadar Lake. The peacefulness of the Skadar Lake, with its jagged coastline of many bays, islands and peninsulas will enchant even the most experienced traveler.

In the small fishing village of Virpazar you will be welcomed by a local family Uksanovic that will prepare a wine tasting for you. Among others, you will taste the famous red vine Vranac, a product Montenegrins are extremely proud of. Then we will take a private traditional boat that will reveal the lake’s opulent beauty in the most distinctive way. While cruising along the lake, we will enjoy the view the numerous attractions: extraordinary birds, water lilies in bloom, secluded beaches... You will first come to the small island of Grmozur that used to house a prison for the political captives of former years (the Montenegrin "Alcatraz"). Then you will continue to the mouth of the Moraca River and the picturesque sandbar that is home to the numerous shell species. Back on board, your host will prepare a light snack of home-made prosciutto, cheese, bread and olive oil. The beauty of the Skadar Lake and its numerous islands led medieval feudal lords to erect fortifications and monasteries on them whose architecture is a true rarity today. You will pass by the Vranjina peninsula that hides the Monastery of St. Nicholas; and the Lesendro fortress that represents the eternal torch of Montenegrin freedom. Many other fortifications can be found upon the islands, built by the Turks and later by the Montenegrins, bearing witness to the frequent battles fought here between these sworn enemies.

After the tour your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Outstanding!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Wonderful

By: Italy 2017


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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Croatia

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Excellent! the boat and skipper were perfect and the hotels were wonderful. Our two drivers were punctual and courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney