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Pietro - Travel specialist

Having grown up on the Island of Sicily, I was introduced to Croatia over a decade ago and I immediately fell in love. Like Sicily its adorned with spectacular coastline, charming Old Towns and warm and welcoming locals at every turn.

Pietro

Croatia Specialist

+44 208 004 2345

Overview

  • from £1,700 PP
  • 7, 10 or 14 Nights
  • Private
  • Mar - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Book this fantastic twin-centre holiday, staying in great hotels in both Split and Dubrovnik.

Explore the wonderfully historic city of Split with its UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace and stunning architecture before moving on to the beautiful and iconic city of Dubrovnik.

Spend a few days in Dubrovnik discovering its UNESCO-listed Old Town, and medieval city walls and see why it’s the most popular city in Croatia. Options of various fantastic day tours can be arranged by our Croatia specialists.

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 1/4
    • Split

      • Private transfer to Split hotel
      • Private Split walking tour
      • Days at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Krka National Park & sailing tours
  • Days 5/8
    • Dubrovnik

      • Ferry transfer to Dubrovnik
      • Private Dubrovnik walking tour
      • Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Boat trip to Lokrum Island
      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Arrival to Split

    Split, Croatia

    Welcome to Split! As the second-biggest city in Croatia, Split is the main harbour in the Dalmatia region and a starting point for many holidaymakers.

    UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace makes the core of the Old Town a symbol of modern-day Split, incorporating an eclectic combination of Roman temples, Gothic palaces and modern Mediterranean-style stone houses. 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Marvie Hotel, Split

    DAY 2 Private Walking Tour of Split

    Diocletian Palace

    Today you’ll join an expert local guide for a comprehensive tour of Split. Begin at the south wall of Diocletian’s Palace, from where you can truly appreciate its scale and grandeur. Learn about the origins and purposes of the Palace, and continue inside to explore hidden basements, central Peristyle Square, and the historic cathedral, originally constructed as Diocletian’s Mausoleum. Continue through to the north entrance – known as the ‘Golden Gate – leaving the palace behind and moving into Split’s medieval Old Town. Walk the maze of cobbled streets and squares, noting architectural influences from the Romanesque, Renaissance, Gothic, and Succession periods. Loop around the Palace and conclude your tour on Split’s lively seaside promenade, known as the Riva, with its many restaurants and bars – perfect for post-tour refreshment.

    • Preferred Hotel Marvie Hotel, Split

    DAYS 3-4 Days at leisure. OPTIONAL: Krka National Park & Blue Cave/Hvar Sailing Tours

    Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

    The next two days are free to relax and explore at your own leisure.

    Optional Tour: Private Krka National Park
    You will meet your guide and depart from the city of Split and drive to the magnificent Krka National Park. You will have a guided tour around the natural beauty spot and explore the restored stone houses, watermills, exhibits and workshops. The network of forest pathways, trails and wooden bridges will lead you to the discovery of diverse flora and fauna.

    Optional Tour: Blue Cave & Hvar Boat Trip (Small-Group & Private options available)
    Escape to the Blue Cave and the islands of Hvar and Vis on your full-day tour. Bisevo Island is our first destination where you will visit the stunning Blue Cave and observe the natural phenomenon of the azure glow that lights up the entire interior. En route to Hvar there will be swim stops. Lunch will be taken in cosmopolitan Hvar Town, where you’ll also have free time to explore its shops and cafes.

    • Preferred Hotel Marvie Hotel, Split

    DAY 5 Arrival to Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik old town

    Today you will be transferred to Dubrovnik by ferry. However if you prefer a more scenic route, your sales advisor can upgrade your transfer to a private car transfer with wine or oyster tasting en-route.

    Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful UNESCO- listed cities in the world, and not even severe shelling in 1991 has managed to take its beauty away. It continues brimming with marbled streets, imposing Medieval architecture and a host of awe inspiring defensive walls, churches and palaces.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    DAY 6 Private Dubrovnik Walking Tour

    Dubrovnik City Walls, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    Learn the secrets behind Dubrovnik’s incredible Old Town on this guided walk. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating facts and historical anecdotes from the city’s history whilst strolling the atmospheric streets. Some of the highlights include the 1438 Onofrio’s Fountain which has carried drinking water into the city for nearly 600 years and the Franciscan Monastery which hosts one of Europe’s oldest still-functioning pharmacies, along with the elegant 15th-century clock tower, stunning Rector’s Palace, the baroque Cathedral of the Assumption and the Church of St. Blaise, the city’s patron saint.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    DAY 7 Day at Leisure: OPTIONAL: Visit to Lokrum Island

    Lokrum Peacock

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

    Optional Tour: Visit Lokrum Island
    For a day surrounded by nature and tranquillity, hop on a ferry for a day trip to Lokrum island nature reserve, offering beautiful wild beaches and remains of a 12th-13th century Benedictine monastery of St Mary and a cloister garden. Enjoy a day of nature, surrounded by Lokrum’s locals: peacocks and wild bunnies. There is a simple cafe offering drinks and quick bites but it’s advisable to bring your own picnic if you plan on staying longer.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    DAY 8 Departure from Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Return transfer to Dubrovnik airport after an enjoyable Split & Dubrovnik twin-centre experience.

      Preferred Hotels

      Marvie Hotel

      Marvie Hotel, Split

      The Marvie Hotel boasts an ideal location just two blocks from the waterfront in Firule, a residential neighbourhood away from the tourist crowds yet close to the beach and still within walking distance of Old Town Split.

      Hotel More

      Hotel More, Dubrovnik

      Perfectly situated on a cliff edge, this 5 star sea-front boutique hotel could not have a more dramatic setting. The hotel has an intimate atmosphere, where the classic interior and modern facilities complement each other perfectly. Surrounded by the aromatic scent of pine forests, you will find yourself in a quiet, natural setting, only 3km away from the historic centre of Dubrovnik.

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from UK airports
      • Bed and breakfast accommodation in 4 or 5-star hotels in Dubrovnik and Split
      • Private transfers throughout your trip
      • Private walking tour of Split
      • Private walking tour of Dubrovnik
      • Flexibility – you can select how many nights you would like to spend in Split and Dubrovnik as this holiday will be tailor-made for you
      • ATOL Protection

      What's Not Included

      • Gratuities
      • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

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