Chef Richard Gruica and Captivating Croatia Tours cordially invite you to join us and our Chef-Host, the renowned Chef Marc Collins and escape with us to exotic Croatia for a week-long, food-centric vacation of a lifetime. Come, experience the ultimate culinary adventure which will take place from Saturday, August 21st to Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Get ready to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world, as we visit Dubrovnik and the areas surrounding Croatia’s most storied city, brimming with history and lore, while enjoying the very best food, drink, and sights alongside Chef Marc. Experience a luxury holiday unlike any other in the style you deserve.
Welcome! Feel the warm Dalmatian breeze and sun on your face, let it refresh you. Once all our guests arrive (those arriving early will have the chance for a dip in the Adriatic Sea at our host hotel to unwind prior to the arrival of the rest of the guests), we will head out to wine country, a short but amazingly scenic drive along the coastal highway. We will be staying on the Peljesac Peninsula, one of Croatia’s most superlative spots for wine sipping and stunning scenery. Our hotel for the stay is the Aminess Grand Azur Hotel, which is a 4 Star property situated along the Adriatic sea in Orebic https://www.aminess.com/en/aminess-grand-azur-hotel. Along the way, we’ll stop at The Arboretum, the oldest one in Europe, for a brief tour of the scenery and to indulge in some light bites prepared by a food historian that specializes in keeping the old Dalmatian traditions and recipes alive, before heading to Peljesac (this will be the longest drive of the trip, about 90 minutes). After settling into our hotel, we will gather for a private wine tasting and homemade dinner with one of our favorite winemakers at a beautifully restored villa.