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Ally

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Overview

  • from £1,295 PP
  • 7 Days
  • Private
  • Mar - May & Sep - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Our Croatia holiday experts have created this superb 7 night ATOL-protected luxury Split and Hvar twin centre holiday for you.

Explore the wonderfully historic city of Split with its UNESCO listed Diocletian’s Palace and stunning architecture before setting sail for the Island of Hvar.

This popular and chic Adriatic island is home to lush vineyards, medieval pedestrianized streets, impeccable beaches and fantastic food and nightlife. A great choice for a multi centre holiday to Croatia.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • 10% deposit to book

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

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

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

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

At a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Arrival: Split

      • Private airport transfer to your hotel in Split. Private guided tour of Diocletian's Palace.
  • Day 2
    • Optional: Trogir & Klis Fortress

      • Private guided tour of Trogit town & Kils Fortress.
  • Day 3
    • Optional: Krka National Park

      • Private guided tour to Krka Waterfalls National Park & the city of Sibenik.
  • Day 4
    • Hvar

      • Sea crossing to Hvar. Climb up to the Fortica Fortress for the best views.
  • Day 5
    • Optional: Blue Cave

      • Speedboat tour to the nearby islands & the magical Blue Cave.
  • Day 6
    • Optional: Wine Tasting in Hvar

      • Wine-tasting tour within the Hvar countryside.
  • Day 7
    • Optional: Pakleni Islands

      • Boat trip to Pakleni Islands & Palmizana Beach, whilst enjoying a picnic sunset.
  • Day 8
    • Departure: Split

      • Private transfer to Split airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrival to Split

    Split, Croatia

    Welcome to Split!

    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.

    After you have settled into your hotel, you will have a private guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace and the Old Town.

    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

      Trogir

      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

        Krka National Park, Unforgettable Croatia, Croatia

        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 Hvar

          Hvar harbor

          After check-out, our driver will transfer you to Split 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.

          For the best view over the town climb up to 17th century Fortica Fortress or explore Hvar’s narrow streets filled with wonderfully quaint restaurants and shops selling artisanal wonders. Spend the evening relaxing with a drink taking in the sights, sounds and celebrities of Hvar’s nightlife, we recommend the Le Bonj bar.

            Day 5 OPTIONAL Blue Cave tour with 5 islands

            Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

            If you’re up for an adventure, board a speedboat for a small group tour of highlights of nearby islands. Included is an unforgettable visit to the Blue Cave, a stunning natural phenomenon, wowing visitors with its ethereal blue glow.

            Spend the day cliff jumping, snorkelling, cave diving and discovering hidden coves and beaches, accompanied by an experienced guide.

              Day 6 (OPTIONAL) Experience wine-tasting

              Croatian wine tasting

              Whilst in Hvar, visit award-winning winery Tomić. Taste award-winning wines Plavac Mali, local favourite Bogdanuša or Hectorovich prošek (sweet dessert wine) in fantastic stone cellars, not unlike those used by Romans.

              For a bit more active day out, go on a jeep safari tour, exploring Hvar’s countryside. Frozen in time and abandoned in the 50s, 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.

                Day 7 (OPTIONAL) Pakleni islands and Palmizana beach

                Pakleni Island

                For your last day on Hvar, hop on a taxi boat to visit beautiful Palmizana beach in Pakleni islands archipelago, scattered in front of Hvar bay, short boat ride from Hvar town. Palmizana beach has several excellent restaurants and beach bars, so you can spend a relaxing day enjoying crystal clear sea and cocktails.

                Alternatively, if lounging by the beach is not your style, perhaps you’d be interested in a private sailing tour of Pakleni islands whilst enjoying a picnic sunset.

                  Day 8 Departure Day

                  Unforgettable Croatia

                  Bid farewell to Croatia. Your private transfer will take you to the airport for your journey home.

                    Preferred Hotels

                    Piazza Heritage Hotel, Split

                    Piazza Heritage Hotel, Split

                    The Piazza Heritage Hotel is situated in prime position on the main square of the Pjaca, in Split’s historical town centre. The charming luxury boutique hotel is located within a beautiful Venetian Art Nouveau palace building and has 7 luxury air-conditioned rooms and modern amenities.

                    Hotel Adriana, Hvar

                    Hotel Adriana, Hvar

                    Located a short 5-minute walk from the beach and the historical and cultural heart of jet set Hvar, the Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel provides spacious and luxurious modern accommodation and state-of-the-art technology and amenities.

                    What’s Included

                    • Return flights from the UK
                    • Bed and breakfast accommodation in 4 star hotels in Split and Hvar
                    • Private transfers throughout your trip
                    • Pre-booked catamaran tickets
                    • Private guided city tour of Split
                    • Access to our concierge service
                    • Your holiday is ATOL protected for your peace of mind

                    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 each Split and Hvar

                    Let’s get started making this itinerary yours.

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