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The Quest for the (Lost) Identity

In the late 19th and the early 20th century, due to difficult life circumstances, many people left this region and headed for the New World in search of a better life, sent off with nothing but tears of their beloved ones. Today, after hundred years or more, we proudly offer this programme to their descendants who have heard the call of their ancestors’ homeland.

Group size: 1-4 max.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private tour
  • Activities in nature
  • Archaeological sites
  • Natural beauties
  • Individual approach
  • Private transportation
  • Off the beaten path
  • Meeting the locals

TOUR DESCRIPTION

In the late 19th and the early 20th century, due to difficult life circumstances, many people left this region and headed for the New World in search of a better life, sent off with nothing but tears of their beloved ones. Today, after hundred years or more, we proudly offer this programme to their descendants who have heard the call of their ancestors’ homeland.

We offer you the opportunity to reconstruct your past, re-establish family ties and connect with the local residents, in cooperation with the leading experts in genealogy of this area, which is why this specialised programme is designed exclusively for the descendants of Dalmatian immigrants from the area around the city of Split and the Central Dalmatian islands. Today, a hundred and more years later, their descendants – well-educated, hardworking and successful people – embark on a quest for their identity, driven by the desire to grow closer to their ancestral homeland.

Villages, courtyards, and even the houses of ancestors, the traces they had left, lands they once cultivated, communication with the oldest remaining villagers, visits to those houses, analysis of the family tree and a potential discovery of close living relatives or their resting places… What this program offers is a complete Dalmatian cultural experience.

Understanding the needs of our immigrants from the human, biological and socio-cultural standpoint, this agency has formed an expert team of people supported by the leading genealogy expert in the region, for all those who want to reconstruct the long-broken family and homeland ties through targeted and carefully designed tours starting in their ancestors’ native place and its surroundings. The program is tailored according to personal needs in terms of duration, accommodation arrangements and all the other elements of the trip.

Therefore, all of you who want to explore the origin of your family in more detail and stand on the thresholds of your ancestral homel, contact us with confidence so we can be of service in accomplishing this highly noble goal that is best illustrated by an old saying from our ancient Principality of Poljica:

“…Where one sprouted, there one grew!”

 

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TOUR DURATION7 days/6 nights
PERIOD OF YEARYear round
ARRIVAL AIRPORTSZagreb, Split
DEPARTURE AIRPORTSZagreb, Split
TRAVEL VISASPassangers from EU and English speaking countries do not require Croatian Visa. For more information, please check the following link.
TRAVEL INSURANCEAdvisable and available on request
OVERNIGHT LOCATIONSSplit or Brač
ACCOMMODATIONHotel, Villa or a private apartment
TOUR STYLEGeneaology exploration
TOUR PACEEasy
ACTIVITIESFinding the ancestors traces, leisure
FEATURESBeautiful scenery, local people and local history

DAY 1  Split / Arrival and welcome

Traditional Dalmatian welcome upon arrival, transfer to your accommodation and leisure time.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 30km/20min000nm cca. 1hrOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: S

DAY 2  Split / Introduction tour of the area

After breakfast, introduction into the destination with a full-day guided tour of the city of Split and its surrounding area. Lunch on a local family farm vineyard.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 30km/1hr000nm cca. 3hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: B

DAY 3  Split / Expert analysis

Meeting with the assigned genealogy expert; family tree analysis; visiting churches and going through the discovered documentation.

DISTANCE COVERED: 000km 000km 000nm cca. -hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: B

DAY 4  Split / Independent day

Day at leisure; choose an activity according to your own preferences.

DISTANCE COVERED: 000km 000km 000nm cca. -hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: B

DAY 5  Split / Exploring the ancestral villages

Exploring the ancestors’ villages and finding their traces, meetings the relatives and the people with close ties to the family.

DISTANCE COVERED: 000km 000km 000nm cca. 1hrOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: B

DAY 6  Split / Farewell celebration

Day at leisure; Farewell dinner festivity

DISTANCE COVERED: 000km 000km 000nm cca. -hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: BD

DAY 7  Split / Departure day

Following your breakfast, transfer to airport.

DISTANCE COVERED: 000km 30km/20min 000nm cca. 0hrsOVERNIGHT: –MEALS: B

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA