Tour Operator: Naomi Boutique Kosher Tours
Kosher Tour Croatia by land and sea with Naomi Boutique Kosher Tours
Thursday June 23rd
Meeting point: Zagreb airport (ZAG) between 11am – 2pm
Fly via Europe on the airline of your choice: connect to Zagreb, arriving between 11am-2pm.
from NY: Delta, AA, Lufthansa, British, Swiss | from TLV: via VIE or IST | from LON: BA direct
After lunch we’ll visit Lekenik, better to known to Jewish visitors by its fictional name of Anatevka.
Here much of the film Fiddler on the Roof was shot and today a Jewish cultural experience is being created around this village which is little changed from the 19th century, if not earlier.
From there, en route to Zagreb, we’ll visit the tragically unique, and incredibly revealing, Jewish cemetery. It’s a rare testimony to the history of a Jewish community to see the traditional Hebrew lettering and a cross on the same headstone. Our guide will help you understand what communism meant for Judaism in former Yugoslavia.
Once in town you might like to shop at a fabulous 4th generation hat shop (men’s too) and enjoy a coffee in the city center before coming to the hotel. While we are enjoying dinner, our bags will be delivered to the superior rooms we have reserved. http://www.esplanade.hr
Friday June 24th
A wonderful day tour to the old capital of Varazdin and to Trakoscan Castle will give us an introduction to the history of the country. Mid-afternoon we’ll head back to Zagreb to arrive in good time for Shabbat which starts at 8.30pm. Davening and Dinner will be in our lovely hotel.
Shabbat June 25th
A day spent not just praying, eating and sleeping but also enjoying a guided tour of the
city and a visit to one of the splendid museums with which the city is blessed. Motzaei
Shabbat: as always on our tours, an evening of fun out on the town – in Zagreb!
Sunday June 26th
It’s time to head towards our cruise mega-yacht Admiral!! An early start will bring us after a couple of hours’ drive to the Plitvice Lakes, one of the “must-sees” in Croatia. Here we will take a 2-3 hour easy “hike” between the falls and enjoy a picnic lunch. Nonhikers can take leisurely strolls in this gorgeous Park or ride the ferries and buses that are available. We’ll continue to Zadar to see the town and the unique sea-organ. This is a modern work of art-engineering which enables the sea to create incredible orchestrations using the holes in the sea wall connected to pipes. After a drink in our favourite bar, we’ll drive the last hour to meet the Admiral, waiting for us in the port of Sebenik. We’ll enjoy dinner on board and spend the rest of the evening hours in the town. For an idea of how the boat will look you can click on this link: here Once on board we’ll have our own private floating paradise: hotel, kosher restaurant and transport all in one to provide the ideal framework for us to enjoy the stunning islands and the Dalmatian Coast. We sail for just a few hours each day and dock each evening for a good night’s sleep.
Monday – Friday June 27th – July 1st
Our days will be filled with a mixture of land tours and activities – with lots of choices. There will be water sports – water-skiing, diving, bananas, windsurfing, jet skis etc and the possibility of touring on the islands.
￼constitute the Jewish community and pray in it’s ancient synagogue.
For an adrenalin rush, we will run an ATV quad-bike tour in the countryside on the island of Brac as part of our visit to that island.
We’re going to spend most of one day on Hvar Island.
In the morning we’ll take tour and in the afternoon continue to discover what this piece of heaven
on earth has to offer. More water fun for those who wish to…
We’ll visit Trogir.
Everyone raves about the town of Trogir and we’ll spend a morning here to see what all the excitement is about.
After lunch on board, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, a tour of that ancient town, with its general and Jewish history and meet the unique individuals who
￼We’ll move on towards evening so as to avoid some of the excesses of the Hvar nightlife scene – unless you ask to stay. (Hvar at night is a whole lot of fun!!)
￼Enjoy dinner as we sail to Korcula, arriving as the town prepares for another wonderful evening. Overnight we’ll stay in Korcula harbour, so you don’t have a curfew!!
￼Breakfast will be on the move as we sail to Mljet, the lushest of all Croatia’s islands. We’ll spend a few hours in the island’s National Park, hiking, swimming, kayaking, cycling or strolling before returning to the Admiral for lunch.
Friday – Shabbat July 1st – 2nd
Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
We’ll spend the whole of Friday sightseeing and Shabbat walking. The Jewish landmarks will of course feature strongly in the Dubrovnik program.
We will be sleeping and fine dining in Dubrovnik.
Sunday July 3rd
On Sunday morning, we will bring you to DBV airport to catch your flights home.