From Dubrovnik’s city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 10-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast.Enjoy three nights in the “Adriatic Pearl” discovering baroque buildings and medieval fortresses, savor Dalmatian cuisine in Marco Polo’s hometown of Korčula, enjoy in kayaking tour in the beautiful nature of unique and beautiful Bacina lakes , explore the 14 wooded and rocky islets of the Pakleni archipelago on a guided kayak tour and try Zipline Adventure in the beautiful canyon of the River Cetina kayaking & quad biking in Dalmatian Hinterland.
Today, as your plane descends over Croatia, you will catch your first glimpse of the quintessentially Croatian the pearl of the Adriatic– Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel for check in. Dubrovnik may come as no surprise that the producers of Game of Thrones chose this UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of their filming locations. The city walls offer incredible views of countless red rooftops of old stone houses, towers, turrets, churches, and palaces. Spend the afternoon settling in and wandering the streets outside of your hotel.
Take the time to explore its 16th-century stone walls, including the Minčeta, Lovrijenac, and Revelinfortresses, visit Onofrio’s Fountain and the Church of St. Blaise (St. Vlaho), and stroll along the limestone-paved Stradun, Dubrovnik’s main street to get your bearings.Just before sunset is a great time to take the cable car and ride to the top of Srđ Mountain for stunning views of Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands. Stretch your legs and enjoy unobstructed views of the city as you walk back down the hill. Be sure to take the path going down for the best views and the most direct route home. As Dubrovnik offers excellent nightlife and some of Croatia’s best restaurants and wine bars, you won’t be at a loss for choice.
Today is yours to explore this ancient medieval city. Get up early to take advantage of all that Dubrovnik has to offer, starting with a visit to the open-air Gundulić Square Market for authentic Dubrovnik wares, like dried lavender, local brandies, and dried fruits. From there, enjoy a stroll wandering the narrow streets of Old Town, the encircling city walls, Lovrijenac fortress, and Orlando Column. In the afternoon, head to Banje Beach for a swim and a bout of relaxation on the sandy stretch of beach close to Old Town.
A great way to end the day is to catch the sunset from the water on a sunset dinner cruise (2.5 hours) on a replica of a traditional karaka ship or from your own private boat. Enjoy the view of Old Town from this vantage point. Overnight at your hotel.(B)
Explore Dubrovnik from the water and go on a half-day guided kayaking tour around the city and Lokrum Island—the closest island to Dubrovnik. Starting from Banje Beach, you will paddle to Lokrum Island where you can enjoy a swim in the saltwater pool, explore the 15th-century Benedictine monastery, and trek along the car-less trails. You’ll have the opportunity to explore caves and hidden beaches. This is a great way to experience the cultural and historical sites of Dubrovnik from a unique perspective. Overnight at your hotel.(B)
Catch a two-hour ferry from Dubrovnik to Korčula in the morning. The afternoon and evening are yours to discover this little island’s numerous restaurants, taverns, shops, and bars as you roam the maze of gray stone houses, alleys, churches, and squares. Enjoy a traditional lunch of lamb and goat in Korčula’s Old Town, one of the finest examples of Venetian architecture on the Dalmatian coast. Next, visit the 14th-century Land Gate on top of an elegant staircase, before heading to the Cathedral of St. Mark to admire its strange sculptures of beasts and people. Art enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to the Bishop’s Treasury next door for a small but impressive art collection, including works from Carpaccio, Bassano, and Tiepolo. From there, you may wish to visit the unremarkable house thought to be the birthplace of Marco Polo.If beaches are what you’re after, rent a bike or ride the bus the 5 miles (8 km) to the sandy beaches of Lumbarda. Afterward, grab a bite to eat and pair it with the local dry white, Grk, indigenous to Lumbarda and nowhere else. Overnight at your hotel.(B)
Today, we are starting with kayaking tour in the beautiful nature of unique and beautiful Baćina lakes, one hour ride with the car from Dubrovnik. Bacina lakes kayaking is one of our most popular adventure tours. Formerly known as the Oasis of Serenity tour, this kayaking tour takes place in the beautiful nature of unique and beautiful Bacina lakes.
It’s a group of seven lakes just a few minutes of driving from the city of Ploče. Once a very popular tourist place, Bacina lakes today are the place where you can find true peace, far from the crowded beaches and right into the heart of nature. Even in the high season. Six of the total of seven lakes are connected and together they form a place of unique beauty on the Adriatic coast. Bacina lakes kayaking tour is perfect for everyone, families, couples, or lone adventurers. In the evening explore Neretva Delta, just 10 minutes drive from Ploce. Neretva River meets its end near the city of Ploce. Through the centuries this river made a whole valley and became the largest delta in Croatia. Today, Neretva delta is a protected area with more than 300 bird species making it second largest ornithological site in Europe. In the past couple of years mouth of the river, Neretva has become one of the most popular kitesurfing spots in Europe. You should try this! Overnight at your hotel.(B)
After breakfast, your driver will take you to port where you’ll meet your captain and start an island-hopping tour by boat that covers all the highlights of the area. Feel the sea on exciting trip with speed boat …visit more islands in one day, see famous Dalmatia destinations and discover hidden bays, enjoy panoramic views, swimming, snorkeling, water fun (tubes), taste delicious and healthy Dalmatian food and wine and create memories… Recomended itinerary: Ploče – Šćedro – Pakleni Islands – town Hvar – Bol (Brač) – Ploče. Late afternoon private transfer to Split.Overnight at your hotel.(B)
The adrenalin infused ZIPLINE polygon is located in the canyon of the River Cetina, 3 km from Omiš. It consists of eight (8) steel cables across which participants, sitting in a belt, descend down the canyon. Before the start, there is a training session during which time each participant receives their equipment. There are 2 short cables, 25 m long, on which the guides demonstrate how to behave on the ZIPLINE.
The finishing point is 50m from the road where a vehicle waits to take participants back to the ZIPLINE agency in Omis.
ZIPLINE offers you 3 unforgettable hours (depending on the size of the group) of fun and stunning nature. You will return to Split in the afternoon and enjoy a short ride to your hotel for dinner. Overnight at your hotel.(B)
Free time until afternoon when your driver and guide will take you a short distance outside of Split to Trogir – a treasury of cultural and historical monuments dating as far back as the 4th Century BC.
Start at Pjaca Square for pretty views of white marble tiles, the Iron Gate (the western entrance to Diocletian’s Palace), a Romanesque clock tower with the remains of a medieval sundial, and the 15th-century Town Hall. Stop for lunch at Trattoria Bajamont, just north of the Iron Gate. From there, visit the popular Voćni trg or Fruit Square—a square that got its name from centuries of selling fruit. Here you can enjoy renaissance architecture, influenced during Split’s Venetian era. For a bit of shopping and a bite to eat head to Marmont Street, though you’ll want to head to the waterfront to catch the sunset.
Set on a small island just off the mainland, Trogir was first settled by the ancient Greeks, before falling under the Romans and later the Byzantines. Destroyed by the Saracens and abandoned in the 12th Century, thanks to its strategic location the town was soon revived and became an artistic and cultural center under the Austro-Hungarians and later the Venetians. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Old Town Trogir is surrounded by a fortress wall with two gates and is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Your guide will show you the Gradska loza (the Old City Hall) from the 15th Century, the city walls, and the Kamerlengo Castle, which was once the residence of the Venetian governor.On the sea-side of the island, you may see the Sea Gate, which was built in the 16th Century, and the nearby old fish market, located in an open loggia, surrounded by a colonnade.After sightings we are moving forward for lunch in local restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.(B)
In the morning, you’ll go on kayaking & quad bikiing in Dalmatian hinterland. Tour will start with quad riding through 50 km on the highest mountain of Croatia and endless fields. After this amazing tour you will be served with a homemade meal prepared with local groceries, alongside the calm part of river Cetina.
And when the Sun rises high in the sky and warms up the hot summer day is there anything better to do than look for a escape in a crystal clear refreshing river? During the kayaking on Cetina you can enjoy the fresh water of the river and the untouched nature of the beautiful canyon. The rest of the day to wander Split’s historic center. Overnight at your hotel.(B)
If you have a free morning before departing, check out the Green Market (Pazar Market). A lively fruit and vegetable outdoor market just east of the Diocletian Palace, this is a great place to see how the locals shop and to pick up some fruit for your flight home. Farmers from the surrounding areas of Split come into town every day to sell their seasonal local produce from sunrise to 2 pm.