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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 £1,395 PP
  • 7 Days, 10 Days, 14 Days
  • Private
  • Mar - May & Sep - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Book this 7-night Croatia multi-centre holiday to Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. 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.

Hvar is a popular and very chic Adriatic island, home to lush vineyards, medieval pedestrianized streets, impeccable beaches and fantastic food and nightlife. The beautiful baroque themed city of Dubrovnik is a truly fascinating city – the final leg of this multi-centre holiday.

Spend a few days discovering its UNESCO listed Old Town, medieval city walls and see why it’s the most popular city in 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. Private city tour of Diocletian's Palace.
  • Day 2
    • Optional: Trogir & Klis Fortress

      • Tour to the town of Trogir & Kliss Fortress.
  • Day 3
    • Hvar

      • Sea crossing to Hvar. Enjoy the spectacular views from the fortress summit.
  • Day 4
    • Optional: Wine Tasting Experience

      • Visit a local winery. Enjoy a jeep safari tour & visit abandoned villages.
  • Day 5
    • Dubrovnik

      • Sea crossing to Dubrovnik. Private guided tour of the old town.
  • Day 6
    • Optional: Lokrum Island

      • Boat trip to Lokrum Island Nature Reserve.
  • Day 7
    • Optional: Walk Old City Walls

      • Walk the Old City Walls & take the cable car for the best views.
  • Day 8
    • Departure: Dubrovnik

      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrival to Split

    Diocletian Palace

    Welcome to Split! As the 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) Trogir and Klis Fortress

      Trogir old town

      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 Arrival to Hvar

        Hvar harbor

        After breakfast and check out, you will board a catamaran to the island of Hvar.

        Today you will head out to one of Croatia’s most famous and must-see locations – the wonderful town of Hvar. The town 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 4 (OPTIONAL) Experience wine-tasting

          Vineyards

          Whilst in Hvar, visit award-winning winery Tomić. Taste award-winning wines Plavac Mali, local favourite Bogdanuša or ‘prošek’ (sweet dessert wine) Hectorovich 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. 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 5 Arrival to Dubrovnik

            Dubrovnik Cable Car

            Today you will depart for your final destination on this holiday, the Pearl of Adriatic – Dubrovnik.

            Upon arrival, our driver will meet you at the harbour and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will organise a private guided tour of the Old Town (combined with Game of Thrones tour if you’re a fan of the TV show), taking you to locations where this world-popular TV show was filmed and introducing you to the beauty of the town which wasn’t diminished even by severe shelling during Homeland war in the 90s.

            Evening at leisure.

              Day 6 (OPTIONAL) Visit to Lokrum island nature reserve

              Lokrum Peacock

              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-13thcentury Benedictine monastery of St Mary and a cloister garden.

              Enjoy a day of nature, surrounded by Lokrum’s locals: peacocks and wild bunnies. There’s a simple café offering drinks and quick bites but it’s advisable to bring your own picnic if you plan on staying longer

                Day 7 (OPTIONAL) Walk Old City Walls

                Dubrovnik city walls

                Walk the stunning Old City walls, with St John’s, Bokar and Minceta tower forts along the way, for breath-taking views of Dubrovnik’s surroundings and watching waves crash into the fortifications.

                For a stunning sunset, take a cable car up Srdj hill, offering stunning panorama of Dubrovnik and Elaphiti islands in front. End your day on a high note and treat yourself to a dinner or a glass of wine at Panorama restaurant.

                  Day 8 Return to Dubrovnik Airport

                  kayaking in Dubrovnik

                  Private return transfer after an enjoyable Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik 7- night multi-centre experience.

                    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.

                    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 the UK
                    • Bed and breakfast accommodation in 4-star hotels in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik
                    • Private transfers throughout your trip
                    • A private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
                    • A private walking tour of Diocletian's Palace in Split
                    • Pre-booked catamaran tickets
                    • Access to our concierge service
                    • Flexibility – you can select how many nights you would like to spend in Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar as this holiday will be tailor-made for you
                    • Your holiday is ATOL protected for your peace of mind

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