DALMATIAN FESTIVALS – GUIDED TOURS OF THE BEST OF 2018 (prices incl. of entrance tickets and transportation)

Come and join us for a hosted small group tour of some of Dalmatia’s very best 2018 summer festivals – all our festivals are easily reachable from Split. We make a day out of our festival tours, commencing with a fully guided tour of the vicinity during the day before the fun festivities commence in the evening … our tour includes all entrance tickets and transportation to and from your festival of choice! Truly unforgettable local experiences of Dalmatia for you, your friends and family to enjoy – ask us …

The Omis Pirate Festival
Saturday, 18th August 2018
Adults – Euro [TBC]pp/ Child (up to 12yo) Euro [TBC]pp
A re-enactment of pirate battles between the Venetians and Omis pirates that occurred in the 13th century is held in Omiš harbour each year. The Omiš pirates won after a fierce battle and ordered the Venetians to pay them a fee in gold coins for safe passage through the Brač channel. The festival celebrates this famous victory over Venice and is a riot of colour and pageantry with a spectacular choice of homemade street food and drinks available plus some traditional Croatian music.

The Alka Festival – Sinj
Sunday, 5th August 2018
Adults – Euro [TBC]pp/ Child (up to 12yo) Euro [TBC]pp
Sinj is famous for its annual Sinjska alka, a medieval joust that celebrates the townsfolk’s victory over the Ottomans – contestants, clad in eighteenth-century costume, gallop down a steeply sloping street at the southern end of town and attempt to thread their lances through a ring dangled from a rope. First recorded in 1715, the Alka is one of the few remaining examples of the contests that once took place in all the Adriatic towns. For just one day a year, a riot of colour with spit roasts and local delicacies a-plenty.

Tickets for the main spectator stand are hard to get hold of so early booking is recommended.

Tribunj Donkey Racing – Tribunj.
August 1 2018

Adults – Euro [TBC]pp/ Child (up to 12yo) Euro [TBC]pp
For over half a century, 12 local plucky amateurs, dressed in traditional gear, and some equally stubborn donkeys have gathered to race around the village of Tribunj a number of times in what is a riot of colour and all round silliness. Augmented with wonderful food and wine stalls and local music this is a fun and hilarious night out for young and old (and those in-between!).

Neretva Boat Race (Ladje)
August [TBC] 2018

Adults – Euro [TBC]pp/ Child (up to 12yo) Euro [TBC]pp
With at least 300 competitors, 30 odd boats (Ladja), the rhythmic banging of partisan drums, a mass of colour amongst the smell of local delicacies … the annual Ladja boat race gets underway. It’s not taken lightly by the contestants who are specifically selected based on strength and stamina and who train long and hard for this most coveted of awards. Join us as we follow the 22.5 km boat race along the beautiful Neretva river to its final destination at Ploce. A truly authentic experience.