Tour to Pag, island with spectacular rocky landscape, rich cultural heritage and great gastronomy just 30 min of driving from Zadar. You will visit cheese factory, tour salt pans, learn about traditional lace making, walk the old town of Pag and discover ancient olive garden.
AVAILABILITY: entire year
- Discover moolinke island of Pag with dramatic karst landscape, dazzling beaches and historic man-made structures: the Renaissance fortifications and palaces, churches in Pag town and former salt harvesting facilites
- Visit Pag cheese factory and taste top quality cheese (awarded as The best Central and Eastern European cheese) with a very unique flavor and aroma
- Walk among olive trees that are more than 1000 years old in the Olive gardens of Lun
Duration: 7 hours
Tour to Pag island starts at 8:00 in the morning from Zadar old town where the guide will welcome you. After 30-min ride you will reach your destination – the island of Pag. This barren rocky island with dramatic karst landscape is connected to the mainland with a bridge.
In the town of Pag your guide will take you into a city walk in order to discover town walls with several gates and towers built for defense in 15th century, Renaissance Rector’s palace that for centuries was administrative center of the island, the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary situated on the main town square and Benedictine in which nuns have nurtured the tradition of making the baškotin, sweet toasted biscuit, for over 300 years.
Pag is well known for 4 things: lace making, salt and cheese production and ancient olive tree garden.
In this tour, you will learn interesting facts about traditional Pag lace making that dates from 15th century, protected by UNESCO and you will get the chance to buy most beautiful souvenir.
The guide will introduce you to the island’s salt pans that are among the oldest in the eastern Adriatic. Besides, you will visit cheese factory in order to find out more about specific cheese production and to taste famous Pag cheese with intense aroma and slightly granular structure which crumbles pleasantly and melts in the mouth.
At last you will drive towards Lun where you will walk in the Olive gardens to discover hundreds of giant olive trees, spanning as far as the eye can see, some are more than 1000 years old. In the gardens you may notice occasional sheep greeting the unexpected visitors.
After that you will ride back to Zadar and this tour will end at 15:00.
PRICE: upon request
MIN. NO. PEOPLE APPLIED: 4
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- transfer with air-conditioned vehicle
- licensed tour guide (English, German, French or Italian speaking)
- sightseeing of Pag town
- cheese tasting
- entrance ticket to Olive gardens of Lun
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- personal consumption
DIFFICULTY: easy city walking tour
RECOMMENDED AGE: appropriate for all age groups
WHAT TO BRING: layered clothes, comfortable shoes, sun protection during summer (sun cream, hat, sunglasses), bottle of water, snacks, rain coat in case of rain, your ID, local currency