Croatia Luxury Island Hopping
Split – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik - Montenegro (optional)
This island-hopping getaway will bring you to some of Croatia’s most popular islands and intriguing cities, complete with guided tours
This 10-night adventure explores many of Croatia’s highlights, island hopping to favorites like sunny Hvar and Korcula with its fairytale-like Old Town. Begin in ancient Split, discovering over 1,700 years of history, with a day trip to marvel at waterfall-filled Krka National Park and take a dip in a serene pool, before sailing by catamaran to Hvar, with a speedboat tour to the Pakleni Islands included. Gaze up at the ramparts, towers and gates in walled Korcula Town, sample fresh oysters in Ston and conclude in magnificent Dubrovnik, with an option to visit nearby Montenegro.
|Arrival into Split; afternoon at your leisure.||Split|
|Half-day tour of Split and Trogir.||Split|
|Krka National Park and Sibenik tour.||Split|
|Transfer to Hvar by catamaran.||Hvar|
|Speedboat tour of Pakleni Islands.||Hvar|
|Day of leisure or optional Hvar Island tour with wine.||Hvar|
|Korcula (transfer to Korcula + afternoon tour of Korcula Old Town)||Korcula|
|Transfer to Dubrovnik with oyster tasting in Ston en-route.||Dubrovnik|
|Dubrovnik Old City tour with cable car tickets included.||Dubrovnik|
|Dubrovnik day of leisure; optional Montenegro day trip.||Dubrovnik|
|Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport|
Split (Arrival into Split with remainder of the day at leisure)
Your luxury island hopping trip begins in Split, birthed when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here over 1,700 years ago. Upon arrival to Split International Airport, private transfer will bring you to your accommodation. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to rest after a long journey, explore, or a little of both. Stroll the seaside Riva promenade lined with restaurants, wine and coffee bars, or climb Marjan Hill for a stunning view over the city, harbor and beyond.
Split (Half-day tour of Split and Trogir)
This morning our local guide will bring you on a tour of Split and nearby Trogir. Begin by walking through Split’s historic center, nearly half of which includes the 4th-century AD Diocletian’s Palace. Marvel at the magnificently well-preserved 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. Lawrence, one of the finest examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture in Croatia. Afterwards enjoy the afternoon to yourself.
Split (Krka National Park and Sibenik tour)
Your expert guide will meet you at your hotel for a tour of Krka National Park, famous for its lakes and waterfalls. At Skradinski Buk, made up of 17 falls plunging over 160 feet into serene turquoise pools below, you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Next visit medieval Sibenik, a spectacular 1,000-year-old city with grand stone palaces like the Prince’s Palace and the country’s most important Renaissance monument, St. James Cathedral – “Game of Thrones” fans may recognize it from Season 5.
Hvar (transfer to Hvar by catamaran, remainder of the day at leisure)
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Split before hopping on a catamaran to Hvar Island, known for its lavender fields, vineyards and yacht-filled harbor, attracting international jetsetters and celebrities who come to take advantage of the world-class eateries, legendary beach bars, and nightclubs in Hvar Town. It’s also home to gorgeous beaches where you can swim in enticing crystal-clear blue waters. Upon your arrival, settle into your hotel and enjoy exploring on your own – the view from Fortica Fortress is breathtaking.
Hvar (speedboat tour of Pakleni Islands)
Embark on a speedboat tour to cruise around the Pakleni Islands this morning, spending the day winding through the labyrinth of green isles, stopping to swim or snorkel in secluded aquamarine bays. All the memorable moments you’re sure to enjoy from the idyllic beaches to the stunning underwater world will be captured with a GoPro camera. Near the trip’s conclusion, relax with a drink as your guide shares the photos so that you can share them with your family and friends.
Hvar (day of leisure or optional Hvar Island tour with wine)
There’s a lot more to Hvar Island than Hvar Town and today you’ll get to explore it on a tour that includes some of the locally produced wine. Visit charming villages in the countryside while enjoying views of endless lavender fields and vineyards. Discover Croatia’s oldest town, Stari Grad, settled in the 4th-century BC, and explore Vrbovska, known as “Little Venice” with picturesque stone bridges and a narrow, winding canal. You’ll get to sample some of the tasty island-produced wine too.
Korcula (transfer to Korcula + afternoon tour of Korcula Old Town)
Transfer to the densely forested island of Korcula this morning, with time to get settled into your accommodation before taking an afternoon tour of storybook-like Korcula Old Town. Often referred to as a “mini-Dubrovnik,” its surrounded by defensive walls, ramparts and towers. Learn about its history and why the streets were laid out in a fishbone shape as you walk through marveling at landmarks like the 13th-century Revelin Tower with its winged lion of St. Mark indicating the town’s strong ties to Venice.
Dubrovnik (Transfer to Dubrovnik stopping for an oyster tasting in Ston en-route)
From Korcula you’ll transfer to medieval Dubrovnik, stopping first at the fishing village of Ston to visit an oyster farm. Enjoy a tasting of fresh mussels and oysters, known as some of the world’s best due to the high mineral and salt content in the bay. Continuing to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” you’ll be taken to your hotel where you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik Old City tour, including Mt. Srd cable car ride)
A half-day tour will bring you to the delights of Dubrovnik’s walled historic center. Follow our local guide through the marble-paved streets while you’ll learn about the destruction of the city during the homeland war and witness firsthand how it was rebuilt to the glorious splendor enjoyed today. After taking in sights like Rector’s Palace and one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies, in operation for over 700 years, you’ll ride the cable car to the top of Mount Srd for a stunning panoramic view.
Dubrovnik (Day of leisure in Dubrovnik or optional day trip to Montenegro)
On your last full day, you can choose to stick around Dubrovnik and spend it at your leisure or take an optional day trip to Croatia’s eastern neighbor, Montenegro. This excursion will bring you to more breathtaking scenery, including a visit to the city of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built between the 12th and 14th centuries along the Bay of Kotor. Its defensive stone walls stretch for over two miles while jaw-dropping fjord-like mountains surround the sapphire waters of the bay.
Unless you have plans to stay in Croatia a bit longer, after enjoying breakfast your private driver will meet you for the transfer to Dubrovnik’s airport so that you can catch your flight home. If you extend your time here, you can transfer to your local hotel instead. For those who’d like to add on another adventure, reach out to our travel experts, the options are practically endless!
- Private guided tours of Split, Trogir, Korčula and Dubrovnik
- Day trips to: Trogir, Krka Waterfalls National Park & city of Šibenik
- 3 nights in Split in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- Speedboat tour of Pakleni Islands
- Oyster & Mussel-tasting Experience in Ston
- 3 Nights in Hvar in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- 1 Nights in Korcula in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- 3 Nights in Dubrovnik in a 4- or 5-star hotel with breakfast
- Cable car tickets included in Dubrovnik
- Luxury private transfers throughout
What’s not Included
- Return airfares
- Optional gratuities
- Any optional tours and activities not included on the itinerary
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