If you are looking forward to enjoy sun and sea on the most popular island Hvar and soaking up the fascinating history and architecture of Split and Dubrovnik, this is the tour for you! It is well balanced combination of Adriatic retreats and vibrant atmosphere in towns. There is enough time to slow down, enjoy the environment and indulge in the Croatian warmth and hospitality.
Day 1 SPLIT
Upon arrival to Split airport, our driver will be waiting for you and transfer you to your hotel. Meeting with local expert guide who will take you on a city tour, a town listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Split has risen on the foundation of the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian built in 305 AD. The Cathedral of St. Domnios, the patron saint of Split, is located in the actual mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, and its sumptuous interior is a gathering place for many of the faithful and tourists. Various cultural monuments are located inside and outside the Diocletian’s Palace walls, as Renaissance Prokurative Square, noble family’s palaces, churches, galleries and museums.
Day 2 SPLIT
Visit to beautiful art gallery of the most famous Croatian artist – sculptor Ivan Meštrović. Gallery is set in a beautiful villa surrounded by beautiful garden. Continue the walk toward hill Marjan, green lungs of the town, favorite recreational zone of the town which offers magnificent views to town and Dalmatian islands.
Day 3 SPLIT – HVAR
In the morning boat ride to town Hvar on the island Hvar, Croatian sunniest island. Town Hvar is a favorite holiday destination for global celebrities and yachts but beyond all the glitz and glamour is a charming seaside town with eight centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. Meet the local guide and climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress above town and take a deep breath of the pine-scented breeze as you absorb the vistas of old town below and the Pakleni archipelago in the distance. Visit the Arsenal, home of one of the first public theaters in Europe, and keep this as your point of reference before entering the labyrinthine backstreets of town where craft shops and cafes are tucked into ancient palaces.
Day 4 HVAR
Enjoy Hvar island tour where you will visit ancient Stari Grad and stopping in small remote inland villages with only a few inhabitants; passing through vineyards and checking out wineries; visiting fisherman harbors; tasting homemade sheep cheese & olive oil here and salted anchovies and enjoy a lunch in an old, family run tavern. Free afternoon to en¬joy sun and sea.
Day 5 HVAR – DUBROVNIK
In the morning boat ride to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon meeting with local expert guide who will take you for a walk through the city among its architectural and cultural masterpieces that will set you back in time: the Franciscan Monastery Gothic cloister with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe; the Rector’s Palace; the Onofrio fountain and the Bell tower. In the evening we will take a cable car to mountain Srđ offering breathtaking views to the town and islands.
Day 6 DUBROVNIK
One of the things that shouldn’t be missed when travelling to Croatia is walk along Dubrovnik medieval walls. It takes about 2 hours of an easy walk offering fantastic views. Free afternoon at leisure or half day trip to peninsula Pelješac, one of Croatia’s most renowned wine-growing regions with a visit of Ston, famous for oyster farms and salt pans.
Day 7 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
Free time to explore hidden gems of Dubrovnik until the transfer to the airport.