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Nin and Royal Vineyards Private Tour from Zadar

Price USD$489.67


Nin and Royal Vineyards Private Tour from Zadar
Rich in cultural heritage on every corner, Nin is home to one of the world’s smallest cathedrals, a museum of salt, and a city museum containing the remains of ancient Liburnian and Roman ships. Nin has had an exciting past and today a lovely present. All its stories, all its beauty and natural wealth are here to be enjoyed and to find joy, health and spiritual satisfaction which are so much needed today.

This day is also reserved for the Royal Vineyards, which are planted on the land once owned by Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV. You can taste some of the finest awarded wines there!

In the morning you’ll visit the ancient Croatian royal city of Nin - European Destination of Excellence. Surrounded by beautiful lagoons and beaches, and on the eastern side of salt fields, Nin is the perfect place for resting the eyes and soul. Nin was founded by Liburns, has been a center of Croatian kings and bishops.

You will meet your local guide in front of the Church of St Nicholas. Located in the field of Prahulje, it is very important for the rulers of the Croatian dynasty and for the history of Croatia and Nin

You will see the parish Church of St Anselm located in the center of Nin which was the Nin cathedral during the rule of Croatian Kings and later. 

Pleasant walk will take you to the Church of the Holy Cross. It is also called \'the smallest cathedral in the world\' and it is the most valuable preserved monument of early Croatian religious architecture and one of Nin\'s symbols. 

Croatia was ruled by many rulers who all left their marks. Among other monuments, you can find the Baptismal Font of Duke Višeslav the first Croatian Duke who reigned around 800 is one of the most important monuments of church furnishing. 

In the very center of Nin, on the location of the once Roman forum, the remains of a monumental Roman Temple can be found, the biggest on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. You will walk through ancient Roman ruins and go back in time for several thousand years.

 The historical story of Nin is the story of prosperity based on salt as well as its long maritime tradition, together with recognizable boats called Condura Croatica. 

After walking and sightseeing old Nin you will visit new attraction – Museum of Salt. There you will  see a traditional way of salt production. It is possible also here to buy original Croatian salt and to taste the famous \'salt flower\'-French \'Fleur de Sel\', which is evidence of ecological and traditional production and a perfect addition to every meal.

You\'ll also visit to the Museum of Nin Antiquities, whose exhibits are displayed in seven separate rooms. All the most important historical periods in the development of Nin are featured, and each is divided into several themes accompanied by rich archaeological, theme and item guides, reconstructions, models, photographs and ground plans. Your guide will be at your disposal if you have some questions.

Walking through this small city in short period of time you will get to know his museums, old churches, ruins and city legends! There is also a must see attraction – monument of Grgur Ninski. Touching the big toe of the bronze statue of Grgur Ninski, the Bishop and great advocate of the old Slavonic language and national script, according to legend good luck is guaranteed.

This day is also reserved for the Royal Vineyards where you can taste some excellent wine.

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Rich in cultural heritage on every corner, Nin is home to one of the world’s smallest cathedrals, a museum of salt, and a city museum containing the remains of ancient Liburnian and Roman ships. Nin has had an exciting past and today a lovely present. All its stories, all its beauty and natural wealth are here to be enjoyed and to find joy, health and spiritual satisfaction which are so much needed today.

This day is also reserved for the Royal Vineyards, which are planted on the land once owned by Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV. You can taste some of the finest awarded wines there!