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As a true foodie and culture vulture at heart, Croatia is a special destination to me. I love creating unique itineraries which combine food, wine, culture and really immersive experiences which I’m passionate about.

Ally

Croatia Specialist

+44 208 004 2345

Overview

  • from £1,605 PP
  • 7, 10 or 14 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

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

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

Next, Explore the wonderfully historic city of Split with its UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace and stunning architecture.

Why Book with Us

  • 10% deposit to book

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

  • 24/7 Support

    From the moment you book your trip, our team is on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey.

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

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

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    One central place to access all of your travel documents and guides without the need for WiFi.

At a Glance

  • Days 1/4
    • Split & Hvar

      • Transfer from Split airport to harbour & ferry to Hvar
      • Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing Trip
      • Days at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Wine tasting tour or jeep safari
  • Days 5/8
    • Split

      • Sea crossing to Split
      • Private Split City Tour
      • Days at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Private Krka & Sibenik or water rafting tours
      • Private transfer to Split airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Arrival to Split & transfer to Hvar

    Spanjola Fortress, Hvar

    Welcome to Croatia!! 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 Mediterranean charm. 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Amfora Hvar, Hvar

    DAY 2 Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing Trip

    Pakleni Islands

    On this popular tour, you will spend 6 hours on board a sailing ship exploring the beautiful Pakleni Islands. The tour does not follow a fixed itinerary, the ship’s skipper will decide the best islands to visit based on the weather conditions that day. You will stop to enjoy the beaches and hop off the boat for swimming and snorkelling. There will be a lunch stop on one of the islands where you can enjoy a proper Dalmatian lunch by the sea.

    • Preferred Hotel Amfora Hvar, Hvar

    DAYS 3-4 Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Wine-Tasting Experience or Jeep Safari

    glass of wine

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

    Optional Tour: Wine-Tasting Experience
    Whilst in Hvar, visit award-winning winery Tomic. Taste award-winning wines Plavac Mali, local favourite Bogdanusa or ‘Prosek’ (sweet dessert wine) Hectorovich in fantastic stone cellars, not unlike those used by Romans.

    Optional Tour: Jeep Safari
    For a bit more active day out, go on a jeep safari tour, exploring Hvar’s countryside. Abandoned in the 50s, the nearby village Malo Grablje has a new-found purpose as an ethnic-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.

    • Preferred Hotel Amfora Hvar, Hvar

    DAY 5 Arrival to Split. Private City Tour

    Diocletian Palace

    Today you will depart for Split. You will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in before meeting your guide for a walking tour of Croatia’s second-biggest city.

    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.

    • Preferred Hotel Marvie Hotel, Split

    DAYS 6-7 Days at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Private Krka & Sibenik or Water Rafting Tours

    Krka National Park

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

    Optional Tour: Private Krka & Sibenik Tour
    Your tour starts with a visit to the beautiful Krka National Park. Your expert guide will fill you in on its history and make a stop in the small town of Skradin at the park’s entrance for a short tour. There you’ll hop on a boat to cruise up the river and into the park to walk the scenic trails. You will then continue your tour to visit the Adriatic coast’s oldest city.

    Optional Tour: Small-Group or Private White Water Rafting Tour
    Experience an instant adrenaline rush on this thrilling white water rafting tour. This half-day excursion combines exciting white water splashing with the spectacular scenery of the Cetina River Canyon. Aboard a three-person raft, you can paddle the crystal green waters of the tranquil areas of the Cetina River and navigate the faster-paced rapids.

    • Preferred Hotel Marvie Hotel, Split

    DAY 8 Split Departure

    Split, Croatia

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

      Preferred Hotels

      Amfora Hvar

      Amfora Hvar, Hvar

      Situated in a premium location in a secluded bay, the Hotel Amfora Hvar is a luxurious establishment that offers first-class service and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing and pampering break.

      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.

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from UK airports
      • Bed and breakfast accommodation in 4 or 5-star hotels in Hvar and Split
      • Private transfers throughout your trip
      • Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing Trip
      • Private walking tour of Split
      • Flexibility – you can select how many nights you would like to spend in Split and Hvar 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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