Delightful Dalmatian Story - Split - Hvar - Dubrovnik

Best of Southern Dalmatia

South Dalmatian coast is by far the most popular region in Croatia including Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik. For those who do not wish to travel around too much but stay in a close by area, this is the best fit. Enjoy many of the local beaches and chrystal clear waters of the Adriatic and enjoy ancient walled cities.

Price from: $2.450,00
Travel type: Croatia tours
Fly in city: Split
Fly out city: Dubronvik
Recommended time to travel: April-October

 

Highlights

  • Visit Split and UNESCO protected Diocletian Palace
  • Private island hoping to island Vis from Hvar
  • Visit Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
  • Explore secluded bays kayaking in Hvar

Day

1

Fly into Split. Private transfer from the airport to the hotel will be organized. Please look for your name sign at the airport in Split. Hotel check in. Overnight in Split.

Day

2

Breakfast. Morning walking tour and sightseeing of Split. Our journey through ancient history starts with the fact that the Roman emperor Diocletian was born in nearby important Illyrian center and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia - Salona. He ordered to build one of today’s most preserved palaces of that time in the nearby town Split. With a professional city guide we are continuing our journey and sightseeing the 1700 year old Diocletian`s palace in Split, UNESCO protected site, imagining how the life of Diocletian was like, within the walls of the palace. During the tour we will stop by to see the Cathedral of St Duje, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast but also the ancient cellars, Peristyle in center of the palace, Roman temples the famous Golden Gate and the big statue of Grgur Ninski. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Split.

Day

3

Breakfast. Departure to National Park KRKA. NP Krka is one out of eight national parks in Croatia that we would recommend you to visit. The national park is named after the river Krka that it encloses. NP Krka is located along the middle-lower course of the river very close to city of Šibenik in central Dalmatia (Croatian region on the sea cost). The Krka river was named a national park to protect the river but also to scientific, cultural, recreational, and of course tourism activities. It was named a national park in 1985. Don’t forget to take your bathing suits as you can swim under the waterfalls. After the National Park visit, we will take you to authentic Dalmatian village and restaurant for late lunch and wine tasting. Overnight in Split.

Day

4

Breakfast. Private transfer from the hotel to port in Split. Take catamaran over to Hvar. Hotel check in and free day at leisure in Hvar. *This transfer can be organised with the private boat as well.

Day

5

Breakfast. Morning biking or kayaking tour in Hvar. We recommend this to be in the morning since in the afternoon the temperatures can get higher so we do not recommend biking to be in the afternoon – kayaking can be done at any time of the day. Whether you pick biking or kayaking, our guide will take you to most secrete and off the beaten path places for you to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and the most beautiful sceneries. Biking Cycle through the inland villages of Dol, Svirce and Vrisnik, before hitting the coast through Jelsa and Vrboska, much of it the route of the 500 year-old UNESCO Easter Procession. Breathe in the nature and the heritage before finishing your ride at one more unknown treasure very much off the beaten path – the Stancic family farm in Dol. There is nothing fancy here, just great locally produced food expertly served in an ambiance which will give you an insight into the Mediterranean as It Once Was. Kayaking The starting point of the kayaking tour is the town of Hvar. You set off to the group of small islands called the Pakleni. The origin of the name goes back to old days when the islands were the main source of rosin for local shipbuilders. Today, just like then, the islands are covered with thick pine woods providing refreshing shade even during the hottest summer days. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches where you can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own, where you can swim, snorkel and relax. Returning back to Hvar around 2pm or depending on the departure time. Pakleni islands are one of the best spots for snorkeling in Croatia.

Day

6

After breakfast embark on a boat and sail to island Vis. We will arrive to the Blue Cave around 11am, which is the ideal time to visit the cave. At this time of day the sunlight reflects through the water onto the white sea bottom and sheds aquamarine light throughout the cave, while causing objects in the water to appear silver. Blue Cave is one of the best known natural beauties on the Adriatic because of the glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day. After seeing the cave we will sail to main land and than you will start your JEEP SAFARI ADVENTURE. Tour of the island begins with historical explanations reaching back to ancient times until the present. We will learn more about the island of Vis and see all important sites. Departure from Komiža or Vis town, a tour of Tito’s cave, island’s highest peak Hum (587m), former RAF airport and cricket field in Plisko poje, George III fort above Vis town, former military base Parja and submarine tunnel “Jastog” (Lobster). When we arrive to Vis town you will be able to see the remains of a Greek cemetery and Roman bath. Return back to Hvar in later evening. Overnight in Hvar.

Day

7

Breakfast. Start your day with a half day tour of Hvar with wine tasting. With this tour we offer you opportunity to see the island with its beautiful landscape, old villages, interesting small towns and so much more. We will start our tour with a drive along the road that connects Hvar and Stari Grad. Along the road you will have a chance to see lavender fields and old villages such as Velo Grablje. After the drive we arrive in Stari Grad. Built in 384 B.C. this is the oldest town on the island. With its rich history and landmarks our walk through town will be great experience. We will visit Hektorovic’s castle „Tvrdalj“, the Dominican Monastery, the ruins of the ancient Pharos and the early Christian church St. John from the 5th century. After Stari Grad we are headed towards Vrboska trough the Ager (Hora) field which is UNESCO protected. This field is the best preserved Greek cadaster in the Mediterranean. Vrboska is a small town which is popular by the name of “Little Venice” due to its canal and small bridges. This picturesque town will leave you breathless. After Vrboska we drive to Jelsa a charming little town founded in 14th century. On our way back to Hvar we will drive through villages in the interior of the Island. The highlight of the day will be wine tasting in the winery Dubokovic.

Day

8

Breakfast. Embark on a catamaran to go to Dubrovnik. Hotel check in and free the rest of the day at your own leisure in Dubrovnik. *Note: This transfer can be organised via private boat from Hvar. This gives you the opportunity to explore island of Korčula or Mljet on the way to Dubrovnik making it a great day trip on the water.

Day

9

Breakfast. Morning sightseeing of Dubrovnik. Local guide will take you to the most wonderful and hidden streets of the old part of city of Dubrovnik. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE), also referred to a site with 1000 steps and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares. You will also visit Monastery and Cathedral in Dubrovnik and entrance is included.

Day

10

Fly out of Dubrovnik

PRICE INCLUDES: 
 
  • All transfers (including airport transfers upon arrival and departure) with professional car
  • Accommodation for 9 nights in 4* hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch/dinner in local restaurant near Split
  • Sightseeing with the local guide: Split (2 hours), Dubrovnik (3 hours), Hvar (4-5 hours)
  • Entrance fee for NP Krka
  • Local guide in NP Krka
  • Lunch and wine tasting in a local village near Split
  • Biking or Kayaking in Hvar
  • Wine tasting in winery Dubokovi? on Hvar
  • Entrance fee for Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Entrance fee for Monastery and Cathedral in Dubrovnik
  • All local taxes 
 
 
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flights (possible to provide) 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary 
  • Any other items not mentioned above
 
 
 

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