Croatia Luxury Island Hopping
- Duration10 Nights
- StylePrivate Tour
- When to GoApr - Oct
- Price GuideFrom $4,132 Per Person
At a Glance
- Private arrival transfer to Split hotel
- Private guided tour of Split & Trogir including Diocletian’s Palace
- Take a ferry transfer to Hvar
- Private Hvar island tour with traditional lunch
- Day at leisure in Hvar
- Take a ferry transfer to Korcula. Private guided tour of Korcula discovering the magnificent architecture and the promenade
- Day at leisure in Korcula
- Private transfer to Dubrovnik with an oyster harvesting stop en route
- Private guided tour of Dubrovnik with a cable car ride up Mount Srd
- Private home-hosted cooking class in the Konavle Valley
- Private departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport
Meet Our Expert
- 10 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodation
- Daily breakfast at all hotels
- Private airport departure and arrival transfers
- Private land transfers mentioned throughout the trip
- Shared ferry transfers from Split to Hvar and Hvar to Korcula
- All mentioned tours and sightseeing on a private basis with private driver and English-speaking local guides
- Traditional lunch included on the Hvar Island your
- Oyster harvesting en-route to Dubrovnik
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
- Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests
What's not Included
- International flights from your country of origin
- Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
- Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
- Optional tours
- Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
- Visas for Croatia. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them
- Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip
Day by Day Itinerary
- Day 1
Arrival into Split
Your luxury island-hopping trip begins in Split, founded when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here over 1,700 years ago. Upon arrival at Split International Airport, our private driver will transfer you to your hotel in the Old Town. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to rest after a long journey, explore, or do a little of both. Stroll the seaside Riva promenade lined with restaurants, wine, and coffee bars, or climb Marjan Hill for a stunning view over the city, harbor, and beyond.
- Day 2
Private half-day tour of Split & Trogir
Today, join your guide for a private tour through the historic center, including Diocletian’s Palace, built in the 4th century as the palatial retirement residence for Emperor Diocletian. Stroll the cobbled streets and alleyways filled with medieval architecture, discovering the four palace gates and landmarks like St. Domnius Cathedral. Next head to Trogir with its early 15th century Kamerlengo Castle and 13th century Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of the finest examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture in Croatia. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon to yourself.
- Day 3
Transfer to Hvar
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Split before we transfer you to Hvar Island, known for its lavender fields, vineyards, and a yacht-filled harbor. The island is home to gorgeous beaches where you can swim in enticing crystal-clear blue waters. Upon your arrival, settle into your hotel and enjoy exploring on your own – we suggest taking a walk up to the Fortica Fortress which offers simply breathtaking views over the town and the glistening Pakleni islands.
- Day 4
Private Hvar Island tour with traditional lunch
Today’s tour around Hvar Island explores some of its most charming villages and countryside, famous for its fields of lavender and vineyards. Visit Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town, settled in the 4th century BC, and its magnificent fortress. We’ll explore the small town of Vrbovska, known as “Little Venice,” connected by many stone bridges that cross its narrow, winding canal. On the return, you’ll see several other picturesque villages before the finale, an authentic Dalmatian meal at a konoba set in an olive grove.
- Day 5
Day at leisure in Hvar
Today is free to relax and explore at your own leisure.
Optional Tour: Pakleni Islands & Blue Cave
Embark on a speedboat tour to cruise around the Pakleni Islands this morning, spending the day winding through the labyrinth of green isles, stopping to swim or snorkel in secluded aquamarine bays. You will also get a chance to go inside the enchanting Blue Cave near Vis and visit Stiniva Cove, one of the most secluded beaches in the world. Finish the day with time for lunch on beautiful Palmizana Island.
- Day 6
Transfer to Korcula. Private city tour
Saying farewell to Hvar, cruise over to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of international explorer Marco Polo with its Old Town often referred to as a mini-Dubrovnik, complete with medieval walls, ramparts, and towers. You’ll meet your local guide near the gate for a tour to explore the cobbled streets that are laid out in a fishbone shape to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. Listen to the history behind it as you marvel at the magnificent architecture and enjoy a stroll on the promenade that follows the outer walls, bringing picturesque views of the sea and vineyards on the Peljesac Peninsula.
- Day 7
Day at leisure in Korcula
Today is free to relax and explore at your own leisure.
Optional Tour: Food & Wine Tour
Today you will get an opportunity to see more of this beautiful island as our local foodie guide takes you to visit the Lumbarda region of the island. Here you will get to sample local Grk and Plavac Mali wine which is produced on the island. You will also visit a local honey producer to sample their varieties of honey. We end the day with a visit to a local family who produces their own olive oils, preserves, and Rajika (Croatian brandy) accompanied by a walk through their panoramic fields which offer breathtaking views.
- Day 8
Transfer to Dubrovnik with oyster harvesting en route
After breakfast our private driver will drive you to medieval Dubrovnik, stopping first at the fishing village of Ston to visit an oyster farm. Enjoy a tasting of fresh mussels and oysters, known as some of the world’s best due to the high mineral and salt content in the bay. Continuing to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” you will arrive shortly after lunch, in time to check in and enjoy a refreshing drink on your hotel balcony overlooking the sea. This evening we recommend an early dinner in Dubrovnik and enjoy soaking up the evening atmosphere.
- Day 9
Private tour of Dubrovnik with cable car
This morning cruise over to Dubrovnik to spend your final three nights. The “Pearl of the Adriatic,” its historic center is one of the most breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites, internationally famous after being featured in the hit series “Game of Thrones.” Take a stroll along the marble-paved streets, including the Stradun, the Old Town’s longest and widest, to gaze up at the opulent palaces, elegant churches, numerous medieval landmarks, and ancient defensive walls. After taking in the sights, you’ll ride the cable car to the top of Mount Srd for a stunning panoramic view.
- Day 10
Private home-hosted cooking class
Enjoy your last full day in Croatia learning to rustle up tasty and authentic Croatian food in our home-hosted cooking class in the picturesque Konavle Valley. Your warm and welcoming hosts trace their family heritage back over 500 years. Guided by the matriarch of the family, you will prepare the ingredients to create some of the classic and most popular Konavle region dishes. Meats are cooked under a baking lid bell or skewered on laurel sticks. You will learn how to cook traditionally without electricity or kitchen gadgets. Enjoy a celebratory feast and sample the delicious cuisine and local wine.
- Day 11
Departure from Dubrovnik
All good things must come to an end, and after 10 unforgettable nights in Croatia and beyond, you’ll enjoy one last breakfast in the “Pearl” before checking out of your hotel. Your private driver will meet you for the transfer to Dubrovnik Airport so you can catch your return flight home or head out on further travels elsewhere. If you want to extend this adventure, contact our travel experts who can provide you with lots of ideas and help you cement those plans.
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