PULA & MOTOVUN FOREST
Arrive in Pula on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula and board your yacht. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll discover the remarkable history on your doorstep with a guided tour of Pula’s Roman amphitheater, Hercules’ Gate, and the Temple of Augustus.
In the morning, uncover the natural beauty of Motovun. Set high in the rolling hills and looking out over its eponymous forest and the Mirna River, this medieval village is a hub for Croatian gastronomy. Join a local truffle hunter and their dogs on a private search for the famed Istrian truffle before returning to the village for an aromatic truffle-themed feast.
DIVE BRIJUNI & GRIFFON VULTURES
Your yacht will navigate to Brijuni Marine Park, a beautiful region with incredible diving, beautiful botanical gardens, and ancient Roman ruins. Discover the island where Tito, the leader of communist Yugoslavia, used to entertain august guests such as Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Elizabeth. Explore its safari park, remains of Roman settlements, and botanical gardens.
Head beneath the waves with a Pelorus dive master or snorkel to see the marine park’s undersea splendor, from caves to shipwrecks and even a Roman villa turned underwater archaeological site.
Cruise to the island of Cres with bottlenose dolphins playing in the bow’s wake. Anchor and head ashore with your eye turned to the brilliant blue sky for the island’s diverse bird life including golden eagles, short-toed eagles, and peregrine falcons.
At the Beli Visitor and Rescue Center for Griffon Vultures, you can aid in the rehabilitation of the young vulture chicks that fall out of their cliff-hanging eyries into the Adriatic sea. Once they’ve received treatment at Beli, you’ll assist the experts in returning these fortunate birds back to the wild.