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Natalie

As a first generation Canadian born to Croatian and Serbian immigrants, my ties to Europe run deep.  I have extensive experience in luxury travel planning and am dedicated to building the trip that’s uniquely right for you.

Natalie

Croatia Specialist

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Overview

  • from $3,820 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr-Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

This 11-day luxury journey 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 tour of nearby UNESCO-listed Trogir with its medieval Venice-like feel.  Relax for a few days on the beautiful Island of Hvar with a speedboat tour to the Pakleni Islands included. Gaze up at the ramparts, towers, and gates in walled Korcula Town and sample some of the island’s best locally produced food and wine. Finish in Dubrovnik not before sampling fresh oysters in Ston en route.

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

  • Full Flexibility

    We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.

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    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • Low Cancellation Fees

    Should you wish to cancel outright, we will apply a 10% cancellation fee for all new bookings.

At a Glance

  • Days 1/2
    • Split

      • Transfer from Split Airport to Hotel
      • Half-day tour of Split and Trogir
  • Days 3/5
    • Hvar

      • Transfer to Hvar
      • Private Hvar Island tour with traditional lunch
  • Days 6/7
    • Korcula

      • Transfer to Korcula with private tour
  • Days 8/11
    • Dubrovnik

      • Transfer to Dubrovnik with oyster harvesting en route
      • Private guided tour of Dubrovnik with cable car
      • Private home-hosted cooking class
      • Private Transfer from your Dubrovnik Hotel to Dubrovnik Airport
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Split: Arrival into Split

    Split Riva

    Your luxury island-hopping trip begins in Split, founded when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here over 1,700 years ago. Upon arrival at Split International Airport, our private driver will transfer you to your hotel in the Old Town. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to rest after a long journey, explore, or do 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Judita Palace, Split

    Day 2 Split: Half-day tour of Split & Trogir

    Split

    This morning our local guide will take 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. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon to yourself.

    • Preferred Hotel Judita Palace, Split

    Day 3 Hvar: Transfer to Hvar Island

    Hvar, Croatia

    Enjoy a leisurely morning in Split before we transfer you to Hvar Island, known for its lavender fields, vineyards, and yacht-filled harbor. The island is 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 – we suggest taking a walk up to the  Fortica Fortress which offers simply breathtaking views over the town and the glistening Pakleni islands.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Adriana, Hvar

    Day 4 Hvar: Private Hvar Island tour with traditional lunch

    Hvar

    Today’s tour around Hvar Island explores some of its most charming villages and countryside, famous for its fields of lavender and vineyards. Visit Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town, settled in the 4th century BC, and its magnificent fortress. We’ll explore the small town of Vrbovska, known as “Little Venice,” connected by many stone bridges that cross its narrow, winding canal. On the return, you’ll see several other picturesque villages before the finale, an authentic Dalmatian meal at a konoba set in an olive grove.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Adriana, Hvar

    Day 5 Hvar: Day of leisure

    Pakleni

    Today is free to relax and explore at your own leisure.

     

    Optional Tour – Pakleni Islands and Blue Cave
    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. You will also get a chance to go inside the enchanting Blue Cave near Vis and visit Stiniva Cove, one of the most secluded beaches in the world. Finish the day with time for lunch on beautiful Palmizana island.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Adriana, Hvar

    Day 6 Korcula: Transfer to Korcula. Private city tour

    Korcula

    Transfer to the densely forested island of Korcula this morning, with time to get settled into your hotel before you enjoy 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Aminess Korcula Heritage Hotel, Korcula

    Day 7 Korcula: Day of leisure

    Lumbarda on Korcula island archipelago aerial view

    Today is free to relax and explore at your own leisure.

     

    Optional Tour – Food & Wine Tour
    Today you will get an opportunity to see more of this beautiful island as our local foodie guide takes you to visit the Lumbarda region of the island. Here you will get to sample local Grk and Plavac Mali wine which is produced on the island. You will also visit a local honey producer to sample their varieties of honey. We end the day with a visit to a local family who produces their own olive oils, preserves, and Rajika (Croatian brandy) accompanied by a walk through their panoramic fields which offer breathtaking views.

    • Preferred Hotel Aminess Korcula Heritage Hotel, Korcula

    Day 8 Dubrovnik: Transfer to Dubrovnik with oyster harvesting en route

    Ston Oysters

    After breakfast our private driver will drive you 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 will arrive shortly after lunch, in time to check in and enjoy a refreshing drink on your hotel balcony overlooking the sea. This evening we recommend an early dinner in Dubrovnik and enjoy soaking up the evening atmosphere.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

    Day 9 Dubrovnik: Private tour with cable car

    Dubrovnik, Pile Gate

    A private 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

    Day 10 Dubrovnik: Private home-hosted cooking class

    local-cooking-experience

    Enjoy your last full day in Croatia learning to rustle up tasty and authentic Croatian food in our 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. Meats are cooked under a baking lid bell or skewered on laurel sticks. You will learn how to cook traditionally without electricity or kitchen gadgets. Enjoy a celebratory feast and sample the delicious cuisine and local wine.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

    Day 11 Dubrovnik: Departure

    Dubrovnik Sunset

    It’s time to bid farewell to Croatia with lots of fond memories of the beautiful cities, nature, and people you have met. Our private driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Dubrovnik Airport for your flight home.

     

    Want to customize this itinerary?

    Speak to our Croatia travel experts if you would like to extend your stay on any of the islands you will be visiting on this itinerary.

      Preferred Hotels

      Judita Palace Split

      Judita Palace, Split

      The Palace Judita Heritage is an imposing hotel set in the gorgeous main square of the historical town of Split and dates back to the 13th century. This boutique-style 4-star hotel was built as a palace and now provides a perfectly luxurious hub for culture aficionados in search of the perfect location from which to explore the historic streets of Split.

      Hotel Adriana Hvar

      Hotel Adriana, Hvar

      The Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel, conveniently situated just minutes from the beautiful beach. It offers a wealth of facilities and amenities and boasts comfortable and spacious accommodation with stunning sea views.

      Hotel de la Ville Korcula

      Aminess Korcula Heritage Hotel, Korcula

      The 4-star Aminess Heritage Hotel is situated in a prime spot, just minutes away from the beautiful beach and Old Town attractions. The oldest town hotel in Korcula is located in an ancient villa that is surrounded by many of the famous local landmarks, and offers comfortable superior accommodation in a modern environment.

      Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

      Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

      This 5-star premium resort hotel is just moments away from the old town walls of Dubrovnik and offers a highly personal service and breathtaking views across Miramare Bay. The luxury rooms have a slight nautical theme – and many rooms have balconies with panoramic sea views.

      What’s Included

      • 10 nights in hand-picked luxury 4 star and 5 star hotels with breakfast
      • Privately guided tours with expert English speaking guides and experiences as listed on the itinerary
      • Private luxury transfers throughout your trip with English speaking drivers
      • 100% Financial trip protection included for peace of mind

      What’s not Included

      • Return airfares
      • Optional gratuities
      • Any optional tours and activities not included on the itinerary

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