Split – Hvar – Dubrovnik
This our most popular private tour, provides an unforgettable introduction to Croatia, with fascinating private tours exploring everything from medieval cities to stunning island gems
Experience the classics on this 9-night vacation that packs a punch starting in Split and working your way to Dubrovnik. Local guides will bring you on inspiring tours that reveal magnificent centuries-old landmarks, stunning waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and storybook Old Towns. You’ll discover rich history and taste lots of mouthwatering local foods and wine, with numerous picture-perfect photo-ops throughout. It’s a perfect balance of arranged excursions and time on your own to do as you wish.
|Arrival into Split with the afternoon at your leisure||Split|
|Discover Split with our morning culinary and culture tour||Split|
|Discover the magnificent Krka National Park and Sibenik||Split|
|Transfer to Hvar Island with the afternoon at your leisure||Hvar|
|Explore the beautiful Pakleni islands and Blue Cave by speedboat||Hvar|
|Half day tour of Hvar and sampling its local wines||Hvar|
|Morning transfer to Dubrovnik with afternoon at leisure||Dubrovnik|
|See Dubrovnik old town with an expert local guide||Dubrovnik|
|Day of leisure or optional private experience||Dubrovnik|
|Private Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport|
Split: Arrival into Split with afternoon at your leisure
Upon your arrival to Split International Airport you’ll be met by our private driver and transferred to your hotel in the city which dates back to the 4th-century AD when Roman Emperor Diocletian chose this spot for his retirement residence. After checking in, you might take a walk through his impeccably well-preserved palace complex with the centuries-old buildings transformed into unique shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and bars. The waterfront promenade is a lovely place for a stroll and people watching.
Split: Culture and culinary tour
This morning you are in for a culture and culinary treat. Led by our local gourmet guide, she will bring you to some of the most delicious gastronomic spots in Split, allowing you to sample of the city’s best eats whilst exploring 1,700-year-old Diocletian’s Palace. You’ll begin with a visit to the Green Market, learning about the various foods on offer, followed by a traditional ‘konoba’ restaurant renowned for its local culinary specialities like fresh seafood and handmade pasta. Taste traditional ‘soparnik,’ or peasant pie, at a small shop and then head to Split’s oldest pastry shop to sample fantastic gelato and traditional pastries.
Split: Krka National Park and Sibenik tour
After breakfast our private guide will pick you up for a tour of Krka National Park with its rich and diverse flora and fauna where you’ll stroll the scenic paths to visit Skradinski buk, the highest waterfall in the Mediterranean, made up of multiple cascades plunging for over 150 feet into tranquil pools below. You’ll then visit nearby Sibenik with its glistening medieval heart, stone labyrinth of backstreets and Croatia’s most important Renaissance monument, St. James Cathedral.
Hvar: Transfer to Hvar island with the Afternoon at Leisure
You’ll have time for one more breakfast and a walk on the promenade before we transfer you to Hvar, the sunniest and perhaps most sought after island in the country. In Hvar Town’s harbor you’ll see plenty of beautiful mega-yachts as it attracts celebrities and other jet-setting types from across the globe. The island is home to beautiful beaches, picturesque historic towns and a fabulous selection of restaurants. Once you have checked into your hotel, take a walk up to the Spanjola Fortress and enjoy simply breathtaking views across Hvar and the magnificent Pakleni Islands.
Hvar: Speedboat tour of Pakleni Islands & Blue Cave
The Pakleni archipelago is made up of some 20 islands known for their hidden lagoons, secluded beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, all of which are within easy reach of Hvar. Hop on a speedboat to for a tour, winding through the emerald gems as you soak up the sun, the salty sea air and the scenery, stopping to relax on the gorgeous sands and swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear water. Enjoy a visit inside the enchanting Blue Cave near Bisevo islands and visit one of the worlds most coveted beaches.
Hvar: Hvar Island half day island tour with wine
Outside of Hvar Town’s famous old town, the island is best-known for its natural beauty and a tour today brings you to see it while sampling some of the tasty locally produced wines. Journey to the north side of Hvar with our private guide, taking in the scenery with vineyard-covered hills and lavender fields to visit its oldest town of Stari Grad which dates back over 2,000 years. Sip locally produced wines at a sought after family winery with stunning underground wine tasting room.
Dubrovnik: Transfer to Dubrovnik with the afternoon at leisure
It’s time to travel to the final destination on your itinerary, Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Enjoy an early breakfast and then set off from Hvar to Dubrovnik by catamaran arriving at midday. Our private driver will be awaiting your arrival and he will whisk you to your stunning luxury sea facing hotel where a cold welcome drink awaits. You have the afternoon free to explore Dubrovnik at your leisure or enjoy our sunset sea kayaking tour to a secret beach.
Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik Old Town tour with cable car
Get to know the heart of Dubrovnik and its medieval walled Old City on half-day expert led tour. Our local guide will tell you all about its history and destruction during the Homeland War in the 1990s. It’s been beautifully rebuilt to its former glory which you’ll see from the moment you step through the Pile City Gate with its gothic stone arches. After exploring, hop on the cable car to ride up Mount Srd for a panoramic view of the city, sea and nearby islands.
Dubrovnik: Day of leisure or optional experience
Enjoy your last full day in Dubrovnik at your leisure. Walk the city walls and see the impressive Old Town from a different perspective.
Alternatively enjoy one of these experiences:
- Private full day tour of Montenegro
- Half day home-hosted farm to table cooking experience
- Half day wine and oyster tasting tour of the Peljesac Peninsula
Your 10 day Croatia journey has come to an end and its sadly time to bid farewell to Croatia as you make your way home. Our private driver will transfer you to Dubrovnik Airport for your return flight home.
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- Private guided tours of Split and Trogir
- Private guided tour of Krka National Park & Sibenik
- 3 nights in Split in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- Speedboat trip to the Pakleni Islands and Blue Cave
- Half day private tour of Hvar with wine
- 3 nights in Hvar in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- Oyster-tasting experience in Ston
- Private tour of Dubrovnik with cable car tickets
- 3 nights in Dubrovnik in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- Private luxury transfers throughout
What’s not Included
- Return airfares
- Optional gratuities
- Any excursions and entrances into attractions not included on the itinerary
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