Visit the origin of an ancient knight game in Dalmatia

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Location: Split-Dalmatia Sinj
Duration: 8 hours
Languages: en  
Organised by: Gulliver travel

Highlights

  • Museum of Alka, where 300 years of Alka are exposed
  • Visit the real racecourse
  • Try hitting the alka yourself!
  • Discover the knight game that has been played for more than 300 years!
  • Unique experience in the hinterland of Croatia

Description

Let us show you the origin of an ancient knight game called Alka! We will take you on a tour through the hinterland of Dalmatia to Sinj, a small town known for organizing the Alka tournament for over 300 years!

Since 1715, this tournament has been held in Sinj to commemorate the victory over the Turks. In the ancient Croatian knight game, the riders, called Alkari, have to race for 180 meters and try to hit the middle of small hoop, called the alka, which hangs on a rope 3.2 meters above the ground. The show includes a Duke, Alkar troops, troops of young men and escorts. Children are also able to try hitting the alka by running on foot!

We will visit the Museum of Alka, where the rich history of the tradition will be exposed. The importance of the tournament will become more clear with an interesting stroll through the museum. A visit to the church in the centre of the town, for a quick look at the magnificent painting of Saint Maria, will finish our tour through the history of Alka.

Now, we will go to the real racecourse, where the games are actually held! Here we can spot the professional Alka horses and… if we are lucky… an Alkari training his skills!

There will be enough time for a nice snack and to discover the city yourself. Do you think you can hit alka’s centre? Try it! It’s harder than you think…

What's included?

  • Transfer
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee for the museum in Sinj
  • Snack

Extra information

Itinerary:Hotel departure followed by:
08:30 – departure from destination,
10:15 - arrival to Sinj, a visit to the town and Museum of Alka,
11:30 - trying to hit alkas’ centre,
12:15 - short visit to church ( painting of Saint Maria ) and free time in the city,
13:30 – visit the alka horses and snack,
16:30 - arrival to the destination and transfer to the hotel.

Pickup locations: Osejava Bus Stop - 09.10,
Hotel Jadran Tui Blue -09.05,
Hotel Afrodita / V. Borić - 09.00,
V. Mozart -08.55,
Bus Station Podgora - 08.55,
Hotel Medora Auri -08.50,
Hotel Sensimar - 08.40,
Hotel Adriatic -08.30.

Why daytrippi?

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