6 day Split to Dubrovnik with Hvar – Southern Croatia Tour
from 1149 €
So much to see, so much to do! Dive in! Southern Croatian Tour starts in Dalmatian capital, Split, where we set a base for a few days to visit the area of Split, take a hike in Krka National Park, and sail to the most popular Croatian island of Hvar. We drive towards Dubrovnik on a scenic Croatian coast of the Adriatic sea, enjoy the views, and then set a base in the southernmost part of Croatia, Dubrovnik.
SPLIT, CROATIA – tour starts
Split city tour – optional tour to Omis & a boat ride in the Cetina canyon – or optional Klis fortress & a local farmstead – overnight Split
SPLIT – KRKA FALLS – TROGIR – SPLIT
Nature hike in Krka Falls National Park –
visit Trogir –
Fast ferry from Split to the island of Hvar –
City tour of the Hvar town –
Visit Ston –
Scenic drive on Adriatic coastal road –
City tour of Dubrovnik – overnight Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik at leisure –
Optional tours by your choice –
DUBROVNIK – tour ends
Possible transfer to the airport.
Or continue with a Post tour.
ABOUT THIS TOUR
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Type of Travel: escorted, with local guides
Group Size: maximum of 8 travelers
Recommended for: families, couples, individuals, friends – private groups that want Safe travel
When to travel: throughout the year
Transportation: modern A/C van
Inclusive: main entrances
Accommodation: 4* hotels
Meals: 5 breakfasts
Private city tour of Split and Diocletian’s palace
Optional tour to the town of Omis and a boat ride in the canyon of Cetina river, or optional Klis fortress and a visit of a local farmstead
Nature hike in the Krka Falls National Park
Take a stroll through the streets of Little Venice of Dalmatia – Trogir
Full day on the island of Hvar with a City tour of Hvar town
Visit Ston, famous for the longest city walls in Europe
Scenic drive on Adriatic coastal road and a City tour of Dubrovnik
Optionals in Dubrovnik: Elafiti islands or Countryside in Konavle valley. Or Mostar and Medjugorje in Bosnia? Or Montenegro?
DAY 1: SPLIT, CROATIA – tour starts
Highlights: City tour of Split and Diocletian’s palace, optional tour to the town of Omis and a boat ride in the canyon of Cetina river, or optional Klis fortress and a visit of a local farmstead
Welcome to Croatia! Your tour starts in the morning in the capital Dalmatia, the town of Split when you meet your Travel Director who will take you on Your private city tour of Split. Split is also the second largest town in Croatia and has been an important hub from its origins in Roman times up to the modern era. Discover the story of the famous Roman emperor Diocletian and his palace built for his retirement and witness how the palace was later integrated into the medieval town. Diocletian’s palace’s preserved substructures, Jupiter temple, and St. Duje cathedral are just a few of many interesting points which you can find strolling between the streets and squares, while you see locals doing their everyday errands and chatting with their friends. Rest of the day at leisure for a nice cold refreshing beverage on a famous seaside promenade called Riva or take an optional tour.
Optional Nm 1: Klis Fortress and visit of a local farmstead (half day)
Optional Nm 2: The town of Omis and a boat ride in the canyon of Cetina river (half-day)
*Find a detailed description of optional tours under the price section
DAY 2: SPLIT – KRKA FALLS – TROGIR – SPLIT
Highlights: Nature hike in the Krka Falls National Park, stroll through the streets of Little Venice of Dalmatia – Trogir
After breakfast, we take a short drive into the hinterland of Dalmatia to explore the beautiful nature of Krka falls National Park. Named after the river of Krka, the Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two-thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. A 1,5-hour walk in nature on the wooden paths between the green vegetation and running water will fulfill your soul. During the summertime, it is even possible to swim in some parts of Krka National Park. For lunch, we drive to Trogir, another Croatian pearl, protected by UNESCO World Heritage. Trogir, situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo, is considered by many to be an open-air museum. We will have an easy stroll through the medieval city, stop on the main square to admire the grand Church of St. Lawrence and old Venetian Loggia, and take a walk along the sea to the mighty fortress of Kalemengo. Old Trogir will delight lovers of art, original architecture, atmospheric streets, and the beautiful architecture that flourished under Venetian rule. Late afternoon return back to Split and evening at leisure.
DAY 3: SPLIT – HVAR – SPLIT
After breakfast, we go to the port of Split to board a fast ferry to one of the most popular islands in Croatia – Hvar. After an hour, we arrive in the town of Hvar, another Croatian gem, hidden in time. Located on the sunniest island in the Adriatic, rich with history and architecture, it is no wonder it became so popular. We will enjoy a private city tour of the Hvar town, learn about Hvar’s rich history and the life of the locals. Perhaps ascend to the Fortress to get some fabulous panoramic views. Did you know Hvar has the oldest theatre in Europe? Or that nuns from the Benedictine nunnery keep the secret of their unique handicraft, now a part of UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity – lace making from agave threads? If we may, we suggest a gelato with lavender after you take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. On-your request, we can also take a panoramic drive across the island to see more of the island, olive trees, lavender fields, and UNESCO-protected Stari grad fields. Late afternoon, a fast ferry takes us back to Split. Evening at leisure.
DAY 4: SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK
This day we drive to the south of Croatia, on the most attractive part of the Adriatic coastal road. We stop in the small town of Ston, famous for the longest city walls in Europe and the oldest salt pans in Europe. Here we can taste the local specialty – raw oysters. The scenic road brings us to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic. Our local guide will show us the old town of Dubrovnik, ‘paradise on earth’ according to George Bernard Shaw. In a walking exploration of the “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will get a glimpse into local life, as you will explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th-century bastions of the Old Town. A city tour will pass Pile Gate, Onofrio’s Fountain, we will visit Europe’s oldest pharmacy in the Franciscan Monastery, admire Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. We suggest ascending on top of the City Walls to see the town’s hidden spots, like stone ramparts, gates, bastions, forts, and towers that connect span nearly 2 kilometres (1.2 miles). From every point, the walls give visitors a glimpse into the city’s construction and centuries of defence. The medieval fortress makes for a memorable workout, that is for sure. Evening at leisure.
DAY 5: DUBROVNIK at leisure or optional tours
Highlights: It is not going to be easy to choose between optional tours selection. Island hopping in car-free Elafiti islands or Countryside of Dubrovnik in Konavle valley with lunch. Or a visit to Mostar and Medjugorje in Bosnia? Or Montenegro – scenic drive in Boka bay, island church, and UNESCO town of Kotor?
After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing day at the pool or explore the region. Choose between optional day tours from Dubrovnik; Elafiti islands or Konavle Valley with lunch. Why not visit another country? The UNESCO protected town of Mostar and a famous pilgrimage site of Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Another suggestion is Montenegro, a country south of Croatia with a scenic drive in Boka bay, a visit to the island church and UNESCO town of Kotor. Or join a romantic sunset dinner cruise around Dubrovnik walls in the evening.
Optional Nm 3: Elafiti islands hopping (full day)
Optional Nm 4: Konavle Valley with lunch (half day)
Optional Nm 5: Mostar and Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina (full day)
Optional Nm 6: Kotor bay and Kotor town in Montenegro (full day)
Optional Nm 7: Dinner cruise around Dubrovnik walls (evening)
*Find a detailed description of optional tours under the price section
DAY 6: DUBROVNIK – tour ends
Possible transfer to the airport. Safe travels!
Important message: If you need a transfer to the airport or want to continue with extension travel to neighboring countries, let us know – we will handle everything for you.
PRICE: from 1149 € per person
Included in the price:
- Small groups of maximum of 8 travelers
- All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
- Return fast ferry ticket Split-Hvar-Split
- 5 nights First Class accommodation (3 nights in Split, 2 nights in Dubrovnik)
- City hotel taxes, tourist taxes
- Meals: 5 breakfasts
- Entrance fees: Krka falls National Park entrance, Diocletian’s cellars, Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik
- Services of English-speaking tour guide throughout
- Services of private local guides in Split, Hvar town and Dubrovnik
- Comprehensive, guided sightseeing
- Active itinerary with unique features
Not included in the price:
- Transfer from/to the airport (from 29 EUR per person one way)
- Everything that is not listed in the ‘Included in the price’ sector
- Personal expenses (meals, drinks, shopping etc.)
- Optional tour Elafiti islands hopping (full day)
- Optional tour Konavle Valley with lunch (half day)
- Optional tour Mostar and Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina (full day)
- Optional tour Kotor bay and Kotor town in Montenegro (full day)
- Optional tour Dinner cruise around Dubrovnik walls (evening)
- Supplement for single room from 260 EUR (per person per tour)
For groups bigger than 8, please contact us.
OPTIONAL DAY TOURS FROM SPLIT
DAY 1 – Optional Nm 1: Klis Fortress and visit of a local farmstead (half day)
Built into the limestone bluffs outside of Split, the imposing Klis Fortress was once an important defensive stronghold between the Mediterranean and the Balkans. It housed the seat of many Croatian kings, though nowadays it is better known as the film location in the series Game of Thrones. After Klis fortress, we go to a local farmstead to see the botanical collection with more than 500 different species, we see the preparation of traditional delicacies, distillation point for essential oils, visit the Olive museum, and learn how olive oil is produced. Round up the visit in a Concept store where you can taste traditional delicacies, test the natural cosmetics, and buy products under factory prices
DAY 1 – Optional Nm 2: The town of Omis and a boat ride in the canyon of Cetina river (half day)
The town of Omis is still a hidden gem of Croatia, surrounded with beautiful nature and easily accessible from Split. We will take a walk through the streets of Omis, and then take a ride along the Cetina river. Numerous cars pass by the entrance to the canyon of Cetina river but do not realise what a beautiful nature is hidden behind the cliff. Do not miss out on the colours of the water and greenery which is is beautiful.
OPTIONAL DAY TOURS FROM DUBROVNIK
DAY 5 – Optional Nm 3: Elafiti islands hopping (full day)
Take a private speedboat to Elafiti islands, one of the country’s most popular destinations and a popular day trip from nearby Dubrovnik. A cluster of 14 islands along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast makes it a popular day trip from nearby Dubrovnik. We will visit the archipelago’s largest three, car-free islets, Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan, stop for swimming and snorkeling.
DAY 5 – Optional Nm 4: Konavle Valley with lunch (half day)
Konavle valley is often compared to Tuscany, a must-visit destination for lovers of nature and foodies. We will visit an ancient fort on a cliff, Sokol tower, that was most likely used for military purposes. The countryside of Dubrovnik offers peaceful surroundings, breathtaking scenery, and excellent restaurants serving great local wines. Delicious lunch included.
DAY 5 – Optional Nm 5: Mostar and Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina (full day)
Why not visit another country? The UNESCO protected town of Mostar and a famous pilgrimage site of Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This makes a great day trip for you to get a look into an oriental flavored Mostar and an important Roman catholic religious site of Medjugorje. We will have an orientation tour in Mostar and Medjugorje.
DAY 5 – Optional Nm 6: Kotor bay and Kotor town in Montenegro (full day)
Visit Montenegro, a country south of Croatia, offering magnificent views while driving on the coastal road in UNESCO protected Boka bay. Visit the only artificial island in Adriatic, Our lady of the rocks, and explore another UNESCO-protected town of Kotor, hidden behind the centuries-old walls. We will make several photo stops in Boka bay, visit the island church and enjoy free time in the town of Kotor.
DAY 5 – Optional Nm 7: Dinner cruise around Dubrovnik walls (evening)
When sunset begins, we sail out and take a tour around Dubrovnik. A dinner cruise is an authentic Dubrovnik-style experience that you can’t miss! Approximately two hours of cruising, a romantic dinner at sunset, and the view of the town walls from the sea is a once in a lifetime experience.
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