Traverse the land of Dalmatia from Zagreb over the rugged Dinaric Alps to Dubrovnik on the turquoise waters of Croatia's Dalmatian coast. Drawing on its medieval roots, association with Viennese high culture, and culturally diverse rural traditions, the beauty of the landscape and culture of Croatia is revealed on hikes in Plitvice Lakes and island trails through mountain hamlets among olive groves and vineyards where pastoral life prevails. From Split to Hvar' and Korcula to the old town of Dubrovnik, each coastal town and seaside village has its relic World Heritage Sites we discover walking with local expert guides. And in each locale we allow time for independent exploration so you can enjoy the easy Mediterranean life and Adriatic seafood delights. Everywhere you turn are opportunities to experience ancient winemaking and culinary traditions including a home-cooking lesson in the ancient town of Trogir with a notable local chef. This trip is available anytime, best in spring and fall, and can easily be tailored to fit your time and interests.