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Ally

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Overview

  • from $2,875 PP
  • 8 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

This is the most popular private tour, and 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-day 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.

Why Book with Us

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    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

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At a Glance

  • Days 1-3
    • Split

      • Private Transfer from Split Airport to your Hotel
      • Afternoon at Leisure on Day 1
      • Private Split and Trogir tour
      • Krka National Park and Sibenik tour
  • Days 4-6
    • Hvar

      • Private Transfer from Split Hotel to Hvar Hotel
      • Afternoon at Leisure on Day 4
      • Sailing tour of Pakleni Islands
      • Hvar Island half day island tour with wine
  • Days 7-9
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private Transfer from Hvar Hotel to Dubrovnik Hotel
      • Dubrovnik Old Town tour with cable car
      • Free day on day 8
      • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Hotel to Dubrovnik Airport
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Split: Arrival into Split with afternoon at your leisure

    Split Riva

    Upon your arrival at 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    Day 2 Split: Private Split and Trogir tour

    Split

    After breakfast, it’s time to join our expert local guide for a guided tour of Split and nearby Trogir. Begin the tour exploring Split’s historic center, nearly half of which includes the 4th-century AD Diocletian’s Palace. Discover the truly magnificent buildings with influences by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians before heading to UNESCO-listed Trogir with its early 15th-century Kamerlengo Castle and 13th-century Cathedral of St. Afterward the tour, spend the afternoon further exploring at your leisure.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    Day 3 Split: Krka National Park and Sibenik tour

    Krka National Park, Croatia

    This morning 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, a stone labyrinth of backstreets, and Croatia’s most important Renaissance monument, St. James Cathedral.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    Day 4 Hvar: Transfer to Hvar Island with the afternoon at your leisure

    Hvar, Croatia

    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.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Amfora, Hvar

    Day 5 Hvar: Sailing tour of Pakleni Islands

    Pakleni

    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 boat 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.

    Optional Alternative:

    Visit the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, famous for its remarkable natural phenomenon that when conditions are right, illuminates the sea grotto with an almost other-worldly aquamarine glow, thanks to sunlight that reflects from the white sandy bottom. (Weather permitting. Entrance fee payable locally)

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Amfora, Hvar

    Day 6 Hvar: Hvar Island half day island tour with wine

    Tomic Winery Hvar - UC

    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 a stunning underground wine tasting room.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Amfora, Hvar

    Day 7 Dubrovnik: Transfer to Dubrovnik. Old Town tour with cable car

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    It’s time to travel to the final destination on your itinerary, Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Get to know the heart of Dubrovnik and its medieval walled Old City on a private 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 8 Dubrovnik: Free Day

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Today has been left free to either relax and explore at your own leisure or join an optional tour.

    Optional Tours:

    Private full-day tour of Montenegro
    Today you are off to discover Montenegro and experience its beautiful coastline, stunning Fjord-like vistas, and historic Old Towns. The first stop is the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Kotor, for a guided walking tour of this fascinating wonderfully preserved town. Then visit the picturesque seaside town of Perast where you will board a boat to visit the nearby island of Our Lady of the Rocks. You will then return to Perast with free time for lunch.

    Half-day home-hosted farm-to-table cooking experience
    Learn to rustle up tasty and authentic Croatian food in our educational and fun Home Hosted Cooking Class in the picturesque Konavle Valley. Your warm and welcoming hosts trace their family heritage back over 500 years. Guided by the matriarch of the family, you will prepare the ingredients to create some of the classic and most popular Konavle region dishes.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 9 Dubrovnik: Departure

    A panoramic view of Dubrovnik

    Your Croatia journey has come to an end and it’s 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.

    Want to customize this itinerary?

    If you are looking to extend your stay in Dubrovnik or any of the destinations on this itinerary, please speak to our Croatia travel experts.

      Preferred Hotels

      Splendida Palace, Split

      Splendida Palace, Split

      The hotel offers guests a central, yet peaceful location that’s just moments away from the UNESCO-listed old town. The hotel itself is a listed building, but in contrast, the rooms and public spaces are distinctly modern – taking advantage of historic features such as exposed walls and large open rooms – and combining it all with contemporary décor, individual design, marble bathrooms, and furnished balconies that look out to the nearby rooftops of Split.

      Hotel Amfora, Hvar

      Hotel Amfora, Hvar

      Situated in a premium location in a secluded bay, the Hotel Amfora Hvar is a luxurious establishment that offers first-class service and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing and pampering break. Hotel guests can enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean views and access to a private beach area.

      Hotel More Dubrovnik

      Hotel More, Dubrovnik

      The Hotel More is located on the water’s edge, surrounded by pine forests and dramatic sweeping views of the Adriatic – this exclusive 5-star boutique hotel offers the most outstanding of views and is ideal for those seeking a romantic setting. Just 1.5 miles from the old town of Dubrovnik.

      What's Included

      • Overnight stays in hand-picked luxury 4 star and 5 star hotels with breakfast
      • Private guided tours of Split and Trogir
      • Private guided tour of Krka National Park & Sibenik
      • Sailing trip to the Pakleni Islands
      • Private tour of Dubrovnik with cable car tickets
      • Private luxury transfers throughout
      • 100% Financial trip protection included for peace of mind

      What's Not Included

      • Return airfares
      • Optional gratuities
      • Any excursions and entrances into attractions not included or optional on the itinerary
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

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      Why book with Unforgettable Croatia Co.

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        We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

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        Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

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        From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.

       

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