Day 1 – Arrival to Split
Welcome to Split! As a second-biggest city in Croatia, Split is the main harbour in Dalmatia region and a starting point for many holidaymakers.
The Diocletian’s Palace makes the core of the Old Town and a symbol of modern-day Split, incorporating an eclectic combination of Roman temples, Gothic palaces and modern Mediterranean-style stone houses.
We will organise a private tour of Diocletian’s Palace and Old Town so you can learn about Split’s history in great detail.
Don’t miss Riva, Split’s palm tree-lined promenade, panorama from Marjan hill or simply walking the cobbled streets of the Old Town, infused with history.
Day 2 – (OPTIONAL) Explore Trogir and Klis fortress
To start your day, visit Klis fortress, lodged in the mountain above Split. In the past, it served as a line of defence against Mongols and Ottoman empire.
Later, continue towards Trogir. This Medieval island town is another UNESCO-listed site in Croatia. Walk the streets of Trogir admiring preserved Kamerlengo castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Connected with Trogir via bridge is Čiovo island, and with a short walk or a taxi drive, you can spend part of your day enjoying beautiful beaches.
Day 3 – (OPTIONAL) Visit Krka Waterfalls National Park and city of Sibenik
If you’d like to change scenery and swap cityscapes for landscapes, head over to Krka Waterfalls national park. Enjoy beautiful waterfalls and lakes and stroll along pathways winding through the lush flora. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit as you’ll have an opportunity to have a swim in front of stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall.
Afterwards, visit city of Sibenik and admire its UNESCO-listed St James’s cathedral and fortresses surrounding the city. It’s possible to extend the visit so you can visit the local ethno village, with demonstrations in traditional food preparation, or visit birds of prey sanctuary.
Day 4 – Arrival to Brac
After breakfast, our driver will take you to Split harbour where you will board a ferry to Brac island.
Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore picturesque town, relax at the beach and enjoy local cuisine, surrounded by lush nature and beautiful sea views. Brac island is very cycle-friendly, so if you wish to explore the inland villages, olive groves, vineyards and coastline further, cycling is one of the best ways to do so.
Day 5 – (OPTIONAL) Explore Brac island
Go on a tour with a private driver, who will drive you up St Vid mountain for stunning panoramic views of Zlatni Rat beach and island of Hvar in front. Afterwards, visit Blaca Hermitage, an impressive monastery carved into the mountain; followed by Skrip, the oldest village on the island, containing museum of island of Brac and Museum of Olive oil, where you can learn more about the production of ‘liquid gold’ as well as sample the local olive oil.
You can stop for wine tasting and a local ‘peka’ meal at one of the agritourism restaurants on the way.
Day 6 – (OPTIONAL) Sea kayaking or buggy safari
If you like to be active on your holiday, why don’t you go sea kayaking along the coastline and in clear waters of the northern side of the island, or join a buggy safari and have fun exploring unbeaten paths, zipping through the olive groves and quarries.
These two activities offer unique perspective of Brac island and allow you to explore its natural beauty – and having fun whilst doing so!
Zlatni Rat beach is not the only stunning place to go swimming: visit Sumartin beach or go sailing around transparent waters of Milna bay.
Day 7 – (OPTIONAL) Wine tasting
There are three well-known wineries on Brac island, Stina winery, Franulic winery and Senjkovic winery. Stina winery is located in Bol, in an old wine co-operative building by the sea, built out of gorgeous stone from Brac quarries (‘stina’ meaning stone, it’s very fitting), while Senjkovic and Franulic are located inland, in villages of Dracevica and Nerezisca, amongst the vineyards and olive groves, a perfect opportunity for a scenic ride.
Try renowned Dalmatian sorts of Plavac mali and Posip and snack on local cheeses, olives and prosciutto.
Day 8 – Arrival to Hvar
After check-out, our driver will transfer you to the harbour where you will board a catamaran to Hvar island.
The town of Hvar is set against a backdrop of stone houses and turquoise sea and exudes the Mediterranean charm of yesteryear. Enjoy the rest of the day by walking along the seaside, passing by the tranquil 15th century Franciscan monastery and plethora of bars and restaurants offering seafood delicacies. For the best view over the town climb up to 17th century Fortica Fortress and enjoy stunning sunset over Pakleni islands archipelago.
Day 9 – Explore Hvar Town
Explore Hvar’s narrow streets filled with wonderfully quaint restaurants and shops selling artisanal wonders. Hvar is known for its lavender, so you will find stalls selling lavender products: essential oils, soaps, candles or pouches filled with lavender which people of Dalmatia like to put in their wardrobe and chests of drawers. Take some home with you to remind you of your visit to Hvar.
Spend the evening relaxing with a drink taking in the sights, sounds and celebrities of Hvar’s nightlife, we recommend the Le Bonj lounge beach bar, or if you’d like to enjoy a quiet dinner, visit some of the restaurants hidden away in the cobbled alleys, away from the hubbub.
Day 10 – (OPTIONAL) Blue Cave tour with 5 islands or Jeep Safari tour
If you’re up for an adventure, board a speedboat for a tour of 5 islands and an unforgettable visit to the Blue Cave, a stunning natural phenomenon. Spend the day cliff jumping, snorkelling, cave diving and discovering hidden coves and beaches.
Alternatively, go on a jeep safari tour, exploring Hvar’s countryside. Frozen in time, the nearby village Malo Grablje has a new-found purpose as an ethno-eco village, open to tourists and providing an insight into authentic island life. There is a restaurant serving traditionally-prepared food, using only locally-sourced ingredients, so you can enjoy a meal in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
- Return flights from the UK
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in 4 star hotels in Split, Hvar and Brac
- Private transfers throughout your holiday
- Pre-booked catamaran tickets
- Your holiday is ATOL protected for your peace of mind
- Access to our concierge service
Customise this Itinerary
- Extend this twin-centre holiday to as many nights as you would like
- You can choose how many nights you would like to spend in Split, Hvar and Brac
Why book with Unforgettable Croatia
- We are specialists in luxury twin and multi-centre holidays to Croatia with the largest range of 4-star and 5-star hotels available
- Our holidays include private airport, hotel and harbour transfers throughout, with pre-booked catamaran tickets
- Unrivalled customer service and extensive knowledge of Croatia, help us to craft unique and tailor made tours and Croatia twin centre holidays
- Your holiday in Croatia is covered by our ATOL cover providing you 100% financial protection and peace of mind for your trip
- Our concierge team provide not only 24/7 support throughout the booking process and the trip, but also some little touches to show we care from the minute you get in touch to your return to work with the holiday blues