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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 £2,235 PP
  • 10, 14, or 21 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Discover historic UNESCO sights and relaxed island life on this wonderful Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik multi-centre holiday. Start in fascinating Split, marvelling at its cultural and historic sights. Take the catamaran to the cosmopolitan Island of Hvar. Then head over to peaceful Korcula by boat to escape the crowds, relax and explore one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. Enjoy its gorgeous olive groves, lush vineyards and secluded private beaches. Finally, discover the beautiful UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, with its medieval city walls, its baroque-themed architecture and stunning old town.

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At a Glance

  • Days 1/2
    • Split

      • Private transfer to Split hotel
      • Private city tour of Split
      • Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Private Krka National Park tour
  • Days 3/5
    • Hvar

      • Sea crossing to Hvar
      • Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing Trip
      • Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Wine tasting tour or jeep safari
  • Days 6/8
    • Korcula

      • Sea crossing to Korcula
      • Private city tour of Korcula
      • Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Self-guided discovery of Badija Island
      • Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Group walking & wine tasting in Lumbarda
  • Days 9/11
    • Dubrovnik

      • Sea crossing to Dubrovnik
      • Private Dubrovnik city tour with cable car
      • Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Visit to Lokrum Island nature reserve
      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Arrival to Split. Private City Tour

    Diocletian Palace

    Welcome to the stunning city of Split! Our driver will collect you from the airport and you will check into your hotel.

    This afternoon, 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.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    DAY 2 Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Private Krka National Park Tour

    Krka National Park

    Today is 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. Marvel at the size of the majestic Stradinski buk that traverses 49 km downstream.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    DAY 3 Arrival to Hvar

    Hvar, Croatia

    You will be driven to Split harbour where you will board a catamaran to Hvar island.

    Hvar town is set against a backdrop of stone houses and turquoise sea and exudes an authentic Mediterranean charm. For the most panoramic view over the town, climb the 17th-century Fortica Fortress. Explore Hvar’s narrow streets, filled with wonderfully atmospheric restaurants and shops selling artisanal beauties. At nightfall, sip a cocktail whilst taking in the sights and sounds of Hvar’s nightlife.

    • Preferred Hotel Amfora Hvar, Hvar

    DAY 4 Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing Trip

    Pakleni Islands

    On this popular tour today, 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

    DAY 5 Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Wine-Tasting Experience or Jeep Safari

    Croatian wine tasting

    Today is 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 6 Arrival to Korcula. Private City Tour

    Korcula island

    A transfer and catamaran will be arranged to whisk you to Korcula Town on Korcula Island, a small fortified town that sits delicately out to sea.

    This afternoon, you’ll take a guided walking tour through the gorgeous medieval streets of Korcula Town. While strolling the cobbles you’ll learn about the history and architecture of the town, with its links to the legendary explorer Marco Polo, and also take in vital details from your guide on the best areas to explore for dining, shopping, and nightlife. Your guide will point out architectural influences from the Venetian Renaissance, evident in St Marc’s Square, Town Hall Square, St Marc’s Cathedral, and the promenade on which once stood the city walls.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Korsal, Korcula

    DAY 7 Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Self-Guided Discovery of Badija Island

    Korcula from the sea

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

    Optional Tour: Self-Guided Discovery of Badija Island
    Badija is a small island in front of Korcula Town, easily reached by a taxi boat from Korcula harbour. With its crystal-clear waters and tranquil beach, it’s a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day of sun and sea with an old Franciscan monastery in the backdrop or have fun snorkelling. The island is also home to some friendly deer, creating an idyllic scene. Bring some food with you and enjoy a picnic in the shadow of the pine forest, perhaps with a glass of local wine.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Korsal, Korcula

    DAY 8 Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Group Walking & Wine Tasting in Lumbarda

    glass of wine

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

    Optional Tour: Group Walking & Wine Tasting in Lumbarda
    Sample some of Korcula’s finest wines on our walking tour through the beautiful village of Lumbarda. Stroll through the scenic countryside and learn all about the local village life. You will visit two wineries to sample the wine (Grk or Plavac Mali grape varieties). To accompany your wine tasting there will be traditional appetisers and the local pasta dish ‘Zrnovski Makaruni’ which is pasta with a meat or tomato sauce. You can wander through the vineyards and then head down to the beach for the sunset.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Korsal, Korcula

    DAY 9 Arrival to Dubrovnik. Private City Tour

    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. 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 10 Day at Leisure. OPTIONAL: Visit to Lokrum Island

    Lokrum Peacock

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

    Optional Tour: Lokrum Island Nature Reserve
    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’s 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 11 Departure from Dubrovnik

    Unforgettable Croatia

    Time to bid farewell to the friendly hotel staff and others that you may have met during your stay at the wonderful hotel. You will be transferred and to Dubrovnik Airport for your flight home after a memorable holiday.

      Preferred Hotels

      Splendida Palace

      Splendida Palace, Split

      Sophisticated is probably the best word to describe the Splendida Palace Hotel. Its beautifully designed rooms and public spaces offer a classic modern style, with exclusive furniture, marble bathrooms and large photo wallpapers telling the story of Split.

      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.

      Hotel Korsal, Korcula

      Hotel Korsal, Korcula

      This small, family-run hotel offers great personal service and is ideal for guests who wish to explore all that the charming, historic Korcula Town has to offer. Because of its excellent location, guests can easily return to the hotel to freshen up during a hot summer day in the old town.

      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.

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from UK airports
      • Bed and breakfast accommodation in 4 or 5-star hotels in Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and Korcula
      • Private transfers throughout your trip
      • Private walking tour of Split
      • Pakleni Islands small group sailing tour
      • Private walking tour of Korcula
      • Private walking tour of Dubrovnik with cable car
      • Pre-booked catamaran tickets
      • Flexibility – you can select how many nights you would like to spend in Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula 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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