Itinerary Highlights
  • Travel through cultural and natural Croatia at a gentle pace with need for a car along the Dalmatian coast
  • Our selection of charming locations, combining old stone, refined decor and stylish living
  • A private tour of Spit and a bike ride to Hvar are included in the itinerary
  • We've organised all logistics ahead of time for a trouble-free journey, plus you'll have access to our local Concierge for any assistance

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Your trip to Croatia - Adriatic Dalmatia

An ideal route for travellers who want to immerse themselves in a historic destination as well as enjoy the slow pace of island life. Here we have selected two locations both offering up-to-date comfort in very contemporary decor. You'll have an introduction to Split, a UNESCO-listed city built built by the Romans, which offers a maze of flowery alleyways, proud ramparts, arcaded squares, and hidden cafe terraces to explore. Enjoy the magical Venetian atmosphere at the beginning of July for the music festival. Then you'll reach the island of Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands on the Dalmatian coast, reflecting the influence of Slavic and Mediterranean cultures.

Included in the itinerary

A visit to the old town of Split, with
an expert guide, and a guided bike ride on the island of Hvar between lavender fields and olive trees to taste local produce. Ferry trips and private transfers are already in the itinerary to avoid any logistical issues when you're there. And, for all stages, we favour locations in the heart of the cities or a few steps from the beach so that you don't have to go far each day to enjoy yourself. Not forgetting the assistance of our local Concierges to accompany you on your journey and advise you as needed.

Hvar Island

- Elegant and chic, Hvar is one of the most well-known Adriatic islands, and quite rightly so. Alone, it gives you a condensed taste of what the Mediterranean has to offer: wild hills, unspoiled scrubland, pastoral paths, solitary coves, the warm fragrance of summer lavender and the conviviality of small protected harbours.
In season, take advantage of the sweetness of summer life, lively terraces, and beautiful plants as you wander along the alleys of the old harbour: Every summer, Hvar is transformed into a Croatian Saint Tropez, becoming more and more famous every year. But, rest assured, the town is not losing its soul and at the end of the summer season, the bay is quiet and peaceful again. For vehicle hire, why not try a scooter to tour the island, or vintage car for a retro feel.

Route

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DAY 1

Flight to Split

Private transfer on arrival and three-night stay in an intimate setting in the Veli Varos district in the heart of the Old Town. We love the quiet location, modern facilities, and pristine decor, as well as the warm welcome of the staff.

DAY 2

Split

Included in the itinerary - the old town of Split, with a private guide. This Croatian city is really worth a visit. Its historical richness and slow pace of life call visitors throughout the year. There is nothing better than getting lost on foot in the shaded streets of the Diocletian Palace, which makes up the heart of the old town.
Optional - Gourmet outing to Split Market, followed by lunch.

DAY 4

Split - Hvar

Ferry ride to reach the island of Hvar where we stay for four nights at one of our favourite locations: a luxurious and trendy guesthouse nestled on the edge of a small cove. An old farmhouse renovated using the latest decor, its charming and rustic style are complimented by modern facilities and comforts. The herb garden descends towards the sea and provides small intimate corners among the olive trees. Lounge chairs are set up right next to the water; you can sit on the terraces for a drink before dinner. The hotel's restaurant serves up Mediterranean and Parisian bistro cuisine, which are complimented by the options in the wine cellar, with bottles from France, Italy and Croatia. For pampering, head to the small spa which offers professional and attentive personalised treatments. And then there's the beach.

DAY 5

Live the good life on Hvar Island

Things to do and see - Stroll through the old town, bathe in one of the coves of the Pakleni archipelago, and take a scooter ride through the lavender fields of the island's interior.
Included in the itinerary - The island of Hvar by bike. This bike ride takes you to typical villages, with spectacular views of the Adriatic coast and to the house of poet Petar Hektorovic, built in the 16th century, and includes some climbs followed by invigorating rewards. The road you take will wind through the villages of Jelsa, Pitve and Vrbanj, lavender fields and olive groves. There's a reason this part of Croatia is nicknamed 'Little Tuscany'. Its fields are still cultivated using traditional techniques introduced to Croatia by the Greeks 2,400 years ago. Before lunch, a break is planned to taste local produce including olive oil and wine on a traditional farm located on the plain of Stari Grad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Croatia has nearly 130 indigenous vine varieties, most of which are from the island of Hvar. You'll have the opportunity to discover Hvar in a different way through the tasting of authentic and quality organic products.

A la carte

Gourmet Split

A guide takes you among the gourmet stalls of the Split market where you can choose from the best of everything that fertile Dalmatia has to offer.
It's an opportunity to discover the secrets of small farmers who cultivate here with a successful ecological approach. You can then head to the fish market to enjoy freshly-caught fish and shellfish. You can fill your basket with your choice of fish and then entrust it to the staff of the 'Apetit' restaurant who will take care of the cooking.
Optional - In Split. The morning includes a visit with an expert guide to the market to purchase fresh fish, herbs and spices followed by lunch.

Sunset Sea Cruise

Board a sailboat for the Pakleni Islands, making a stop on one of the archipelago's top islands on Palmizana Beach for a short stroll. The joys in your itinerary: swimming, having a glass of wine and a sail, while enjoying the sunset and a peaceful return to the port of Hvar.
Optional - At the end of the day, from Hvar Harbour.

Kayak to the Pakleni Islands

This beautiful kayak ride runs from Hvar to the Pakleni Islands. The kayak is ideal for exploring the wild coves, hidden bays and crystal clear waters. The archipelago is made up of three islands: the largest and most popular - St. Clement - is known for its Palmizana village, lovely beach, flat rocks and its restaurants. Marinkovac Island is the wildest and least crowded. Marinkovac Island is the least crowded and wildest, and, finally, Jerolim, once inhabited by Franciscan monks for the production of salt.
Optional - Half-day.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £2,900 to £3,700 per person. This trip is tailor-made to your exact specifications so prices will fluctuate. The cost varies according to several factors, including the level of service, duration of the trip and how far in advance you book. The final cost will vary according to several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average cost for this trip is £3200 per person.
  • International flights with a scheduled airline
  • Airline taxes
  • Private Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers
  • Split-Hvar-Split hydrofoil crossings
  • Three-night stay in Split at Hotel Divota in a double room with breakfast
  • Four-night stay in Hvar at the Little Green Bay Hotel in a double room with breakfast
  • A two-hour tour of Split with a local expert
  • A day on the island of Hvar, with a private guide and tasting of local produce
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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