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$91.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Island of Pag Cultural Tour from Zadar

This 5-hour tour picks you up from the port or your hotel in Zadar. Depart from Zadar, and enjoy a lovely ride toward the island of Pag.Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour of Pag begins. After visiting important town sights, get some free time for a refreshment or coffee break. Next, visit the Pag Lace Gallery and Museum of Salt where you'll find out about the local traditions and life of Pag residents. Then head toward the picturesque village of Kolan for views of the stunning island landscapes. Tour a Gligora cheese factory, which offers a unique insight into the rich heritage of Paski sir, hard cheese known all over the world for its special aroma and high quality. According to your wishes, stop at local konoba for traditional lunch (own expense).The lacework of Pag is listed at UNESCO`s World Intangible Cultural Heritage Register. Women from Pag started knitting it in the 15th century. Pag cheese is known in the entire world as authentic Croatian product. Herds of lambs live on the rocky island slopes and eat aromatic herbs that grow from the karst cracks. Due to the Mediterranean herbs its meat has unique taste. It is especially delicious baked in the embers of fire under the peka bell dome. Besides the lace, salt is the other white gold of Pag island. It always had an important role in the lives of local residents. The production of salt on Pag lasts for more than 1,000 years.Your tour ends five hours later with a drop-off at your hotel or port in Zadar.

$92.77 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Pag Island Private Food Tour

The tour begins with an exotic Lun Olive Gardens. Lun olives are a legacy of an ancient times, with the oldest tree up to 1600 years. You have the opportunity to walk up to 10 miles (17 km) of olive roads, to taste and buy local products - olive oil, almonds, figs, biscuits with olive oil and lavender. After Lun you will visit the family winery Boškinac. From the vineyards that are grown for generations created some of the best Croatian wines. You continue to Kolan with the tour of Dairy Gligora, that offers an unforgettable tasting of cheese. The cheese is the best known and most awarded Croatian cheese and a trademark of the island. Then you are headed to city Pag to meet local beekeepers with the most wanted honey on market. Pag honey, known for its healing properties, and because it is the cleanest it was used as a natural cure to all residents of the island Pag.

$740.98 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Pag Island Day Trip from Zadar

On this day trip from Zadar, you'll discover the island of Pag, known for salt, lace, cheese, and its unique stone landscape. It's also known as one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic, with more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year.After pickup from your hotel in Zadar you'll be transported in a comfortable private vehicle to Pag. Here, a private guide will give you an in-depth tour of the island's history, architecture, and culture. You'll visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary, which holds a Holy Cross from the early 15th century. You'll also see the 15th century Church of St. George, part of the defensive wall of the city, and the Church of St. Francis. Walking through the city you will find the Benedictine Monastery of St.Margaret. In medieval times, Benedictine nuns had a special and important role in Pag, especially in the education of girls. The nuns ran the town's first nursery and school, and taught girls the craft of lace making, a large part of Pag's economy. Today, Pag lace makers can be seen on the streets making beautiful needlework. Stop by the Pag Lace Gallery in the Petar Krešimir IV square and learn more about the craft or shop for souvenirs. You'll also visit salt storage facilities and learn about the importance of salt for the island. Next, drive from Pag to Lun. Along the way you'll see giant stone walls, which are some of the most well-preserved in Croatia. Your guide will tell you more about their structure and use.  You'll also pass the Gradac viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of Pag and the countryside. Make a stop at the Gligora cheese factory in Kolan, where you'll enjoy a tasting and learn about cheese production in the region. Some of the cheeses produced here have won awards for being the best in the world. On arrival in Lun, the northernmost point of Pag island, you'll visit a natural olive tree reservation. Some of these trees are 2000 years old! This entire area is full of dreamy landscapes of olive trees and botanical gardens, and you'll have time to relax and enjoy the sights and aromas, as well as visit the botanical garden.  In the late afternoon, you will return to Zadar and dropped off at your hotel.

$399.61 Day Trips & Excursions

Zadar Pag Island and Royal Vineyards Private Day Trip

The town of Pag has a rich offer of the ancient monuments, culinary delights and an entirely different nature with magically beautiful stone scenery. At first glance, the Island of Pag is a rough, stone made, edged with sky-blue sea and placed under the wing of the Velebit Mountain. It is often called "Island of Rock " or "Lunar Island" because its surface has a somewhat intimidating appearance with a stone white from gale, rugged in so many forms that only nature can create, that occupies even 86 percent of the island's surface. The island of Pag is known as one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic, with over 2,500 hours of sunshine per year, its coast is woven of even 270 km of pebbly beaches with crystal clear sea. Among more than a thousand islands in the Adriatic, Pag is quite different from the others, the armor of stone hides away the richness that hardworking hands of islanders were creating for centuries, always struggling much more than others. Sirana Gligora, a family dairy on the beautiful island of Pag in Croatia where a unique terroir and age-old traditional cheese making practices combine with the latest dairy technology to produce an exquisite and remarkable cheese, Paški Sir.  The Gligora family have been making traditional Croatian cheese, and in particular Paški Sir in Kolan since 1918. Sirana Gligora Paški Sir is a wonderfully tasteful sheep milk cheese that brings full and complex flavor to the palate and melts nicely in the mouth. Authentic and unique, Paški Sir is a pure delight. A yellowish creamy color with farmhouse aromas, Paški Sir has a well-balanced texture, taste, aromas and finish and is delightfully tasty. Another spectacular new cheese from Sirana Gligora, Paški sir iz maslinove komine, finished top of class with a gold medal in the ‘hard sheep milk cheese’ category at the World Cheese Championships in the USA (20.03.2014). 2013 has been a good year for Sirana Gligora, having collected their 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th major awards of the year at the World Cheese Awards.  As well as the Super Gold and Best Central and Eastern European Trophy for Dinarski sir, Sirana Gligora’s Sir s Tartufima won silver in the class of ‘cheeses with savory additives,’ and in the ‘open class cow milk category’ which is perhaps one of the toughest groups, Gligora’s best-selling cow milk cheese Kolan was bestowed with a Bronze medal.12 km from Zadar is place for tasting wine and a Konoba restaurant. A nun Čika had bought the first vineyards in Petrčane (Petrzane) in 1072. Since then, the monastery had vineyards on its land but it was confiscated from them after World War II and then partially returned after the Homeland War. Four years ago, the company Royal Vineyards planted new vineyards on the land where premium wines Pošip, Crljenak and Plavac mali come from.