Dalmatian Island Hopping: 7-Night Tour of Croatia
DAY 1: SPLIT
Arrival into Split airport. Meet your driver for a private transfer to Split and your hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Split.
Services included: Accommodation and private transfer
DAY 2: SPLIT
Meet your local guide at the hotel for a private walking tour of Split. This unique 1700-years-old town features a living monument of the Diocletian’s Palace, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
A walk with your guide reveals the layers of history on every step and every magnificent landmark. The majestic square of Peristil rises above the mysterious Substructures of the Palace; pretty Venetian palazzi encircle lively squares, while the colorful green market and a relaxing waterfront promenade create a cozy living room for the locals.
Afterwards you guide and driver will transfer you to your unique lunch venue on the slopes of Kozjak Mountain. Your private chef and sommelier will take you for an exclusive gourmet experience in an exquisite food & wine pairing. In unique settings of a stone-built house, set amidst a steep vineyard, enjoy finest local bites and wines of the region. After lunch your guide and driver will take you back to Split for an evening at leisure. Overnight in Split.
Services included: Accommodation, private local guide, private transfer, exclusive private food & wine pairing and entrance fees
DAY 3: SPLIT – BISEVO & VIS – HVAR
This morning meet your driver for a private transfer to the port where your private motorboat awaits. Hop onboard and enjoy private island hopping tour around the most beautiful Dalmatian islands.
Your first destination would be the island of Vis – a quintessential Mediterranean experience. Enjoy your cruise into the open sea to the lesser-known islands of unspoiled beauty.
Visit the tiny Bisevo, which hides a unique natural curiosity – the surreal Blue Grotto. This secluded cave has an underwater opening where the sunlight gets in and illuminates the cave with shimmering blue colors. Enjoy magical settings of this rare natural phenomenon in a short but sweet rowboat tour. Get a speedy VIP access in the grotto so you can skip the lines and make the most of your day!
Your sea adventure continues on the rugged shores of Vis Island. For those seeking authenticity, relaxation, secluded beaches and seafood delights, Vis is unmistakably a great finding.
Later today check you will cruise to Hvar Island. Upon arrival check into a boutique hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight in Hvar.
Services included: Accommodation, private transfer, private motor boat and VIP access to Blue Grotto
DAY 4: HVAR & PAKLENI ISLANDS
This morning meet your guide for a private hiking trip along the picture-perfect coast of Hvar Island. The 11-km-long trail takes you through pine forest, secluded coves and quaint bays to the charming village of Milna.
From there, with the scent of pines and lavender fields, you will head uphill to the forgotten village of Malo Grablje. Your host is a local that owns a small stone-built house in the abandoned village. Here he will make a traditional, tavern-style lunch for you. Enjoy local cuisine, touch of history and magnificent views before transferring back to your yacht.
Enjoy a half day cruise around a chain of eleven playful islets watching over the Hvar port. This breathtaking archipelago with intact nature and sapphire waters is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Enjoy the azure waves, beautiful coves surrounded by pine forests and gentle breeze scented by aromatic herbs.
Later today your skipper will take you back to Hvar for an evening at leisure. Overnight in Hvar.
Services included: Accommodation, private active guide, private transfer, private motor boat and traditional lunch
DAY 5: HVAR – KORCULA
Meet your skipper at the hotel for a private motorboat transfer to Korcula Island. On the way enjoy a cruise around charming Scedro Island and stop for a swim in one of the gorgeous beaches on Korcula Island.
Upon arrival check into an exclusive boutique property.
Later today meet a local guide for a private walking tour of Korcula town. With more than 2000 years of history, the former Greek colony of the “Black Korcula” is much more than just legends and stories. Home to the Moreska sword dance and Marko Polo’s childhood home, it’s a living monument with captivating island ambiance and rich cultural heritage. Wander inside its ramparts to the Cathedral of St. Marko, an architectural masterpiece in Gothic and Renaissance style. In the quaint Museum of Icons discover the unique collection of Byzantine Icons and ceremonial pieces, collected by 17th and 18th century Korcula sailors on their journeys around the world.
Spend the evening at leisure in the magical Korcula. Overnight in Korcula.
Services included: Accommodation, private local guide, private motor boat and entrance fees
DAY 6: KORCULA – ELAFITI – DUBROVNIK
This morning meet your skipper for a private cruise to Dubrovnik. Enjoy your cruise through beautiful Elafiti Islands on the way.
This breathtaking archipelago of thirteen islands is blessed with lush woodland and white rocky outcrops that enhance the deep blues and greens of the Adriatic. Cruise around the isles' many coves, bays, beaches and authentic fishing villages and enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Only three islands are inhabited: Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep. Stop on one of them and discover remnants of 15th century summer manors, charming villages and quaint local restaurants with fresh local food, ideal for a quick lunch stop.
Later today you will reach Dubrovnik. Upon arrival say good-bye to your crew and transfer shortly to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Services included: Accommodation, private motor boat and private transfer
DAY 7: DUBROVNIK
Meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik. Famed for its sheer beauty, glorious history of a one-time republic and majestic ramparts, Dubrovnik righteously bears the title of the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. The UNESCO-protected Old Town features mediaeval stone buildings, red-tiled roofs and narrow passageways. A stroll down Stradun, the main street, reveals the intricate network of cobblestone streets and squares. Admire famous landmarks and monumental edifices that make Dubrovnik an open-air museum. Quaint Franciscan monastery hides Europe’s oldest pharmacy; Rector’s Palace honors the mighty dukes of Dubrovnik and the baroque Church of St Blaise celebrates the town’s patron-saint.
No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the city walls, one of the best-preserved ramparts in the Mediterranean. An uninterrupted flow of walls, almost 2 km of length, with massive forts, towers and bastions, were built to protect this freedom-loving city. Get a glance of the old town of Dubrovnik from a completely different angle and enjoy spectacular views of the shimmering Adriatic.
Spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Services included: Accommodation, private local guide and entrance fees
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
Services included: Private transfer
Included in package:
Two (2) nights in Split in a Superior Double Sea Side Room
Two (2) nights in Hvar in a Spa Suite Sea View
One (1) night in Korcula in a Arabia Residence
Two (2) nights in Dubrovnik in a Deluxe Double Sea View Room
Private transfer Split Airport - Split
Private transfer Split - Kozjak - Split
Private transfer from hotel - Split Port
Private motor boat (36 ft) on disposal for 4 days Island Hopping Tour (detailed below)
Day 3 – full day Split – Vis – Bisevo – Hvar tour
Day 4 – half day Hvar – Pakleni Islands – Hvar tour
Day 5 – transfer Hvar – Korcula
Day 6 – full day Korcula – Elafiti Islands – Dubrovnik Tour
Private transfer Malo Grablje - Hvar
Private transfer Dubrovnik port - Dubrovnik
Private transfer Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Airport
Private local guide for full day in Split
Private active guide for hiking in Hvar
Private local guide for Korcula city tour
Private local guide for half day Dubrovnik City Tour
Exclusive private food & wine pairing
VIP access to the Blue Cave
Lunch at local restaurant in Malo Grablje
Entrance fees for Dubrovnik City Walls
When To Go:
May to June, Sept to October