Dalmatia is the crown jewel amongst Croatian regions. With an interesting history and depth of culture just underneath the surface of vast natural beauty and interesting people, it can really offer a lot in a small area. Discover the wine and food of the region by combining the land tour with the island tours in this amazing part of Croatia.
Welcome to Dubrovnik! Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll drive to your hotel to check in. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day will be yours to settle in and explore the historic city on your own.
In the late afternoon, hop aboard a cable car and ride to the top of Srđ Mountain for stunning views of Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands. For some exercise, you can walk back down the hill while enjoying views of the city below. Overnight in the hotel. (B)
After breakfast, your driver will take you to Dubrovnik center where you’ll meet your guide. Often referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is a world-renowned city of exceptional charm. Take some time to explore its 16th-century stone walls, including the Minceta, Lovrijenac and Revelin fortresses, visit Onofrio’s Fountain and the Church of Saint Blaise (St. Vlaho), and stroll along the limestone-paved Stradun, Dubrovnik’s main street to get your bearings. Dubrovnik also offers excellent nightlife and some of Croatia’s best restaurants and wine bars. Enjoj! Overnight in the hotel.(B)
After breakfast, it’s time to explore one of the 8 national parks in Croatia. National park Mljet is situated on the island of Mljet. Since the national park is on the island the only possible way to get there is by boat. You will have private boat on day tour. Once you are there, meet with your guide and start with a private tour of national park.
If you love unspoiled nature, woods and crystal clear sea this is place to be. Discover local food and enjoy in lunch and local wines. Relax at a beach bar or enjoy one last swim before the journey back to Dubrovnik. Return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in the hotel. (B)
Following breakfast, meet your driver in lobby and board for transfer to Split. On the way stop in magnificent Neretva Valley! We board on Luxury Trimaran boat and ride through Neretva and Norin river for an hour. On Your way discover the allure of one of the last swamps on the European continent, its flora and fauna, the diversity of wild birds and the traditional lifestyle of the Neretva people.
End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water for local dishes. Board the boats to return to Opuzen. Late afternoon arriving in Split. Overnight in the hotel. (B)
In the afternoon, meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for a half-day tour of Split and Trogir. Split is one of the living and breathing monuments both to the way people lived in the past and to different styles and influences that have been carved into its narrow streets, Roman temples, and Christian churches. Outside the palace, the story of Split continues as it spreads from its center, the Palace, to beautiful vistas on the hill of Marjan, to the old town, waterfront (Riva), and its beaches.
Trogir is a small island town around 30 km from Split. In the past, the town was a bitter enemy of Split, with wars being waged for the land that lies between the two famous cities. After the tour, you will visit local winery. There you would have a wine tasting accompanied by a carefully chosen finger food and wine tasting experience. After this gastronomic experience, your driver will take you to your hotel in Split. You would reach Split in the late afternoon hours. Overnight in the hotel. (B)
This morning after breakfast, a transfer with catamaran would be organized for you from Split to Hvar. After reaching Hvar, check-in in Hotel, refresh yourselves and get ready for a tour of the city of Hvar. Our half-day tour starts with a car transfer to Hvar’s Fortica Castle, which is the best place for the most amazing view of the entire city and island archipelago.
After learning more about the castle and its history we’ll begin our gentle stroll down to the city center through lush pine woods until we reach the old part of the town called Groda. At Groda we will stop at Benedictine Nun’s museum where you will see their signature works of art: Agava pattern laces, which last year became UNESCO protected. Afterward, we will discover the city square, Arsenal Theatre, cathedral and finish our tour with espresso at Cafe Piazza. After the tour evening at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast Get ready for a half-day sailing tour of Paklinski islands. Feel the wind in your hair, listen to the sound of waves, and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea as you cruise around Paklinski Islands. Sailing is an art and an activity that restores an often misplaced connection with the natural environment. Not to mention, the sensation of traveling under Mother Nature’s wing toward the silhouette of a remote island at sea is absolutely exhilarating. After the tour the rest of the day is leisure Overnight in the hotel. (B)
In the morning, you will meet your guide for a wine tour. This sublime half-day program visits Hvar’s most celebrated wineries. And the choice is entirely up to you! Perhaps it’s the Dubokovic-Medvid winery, one of the country’s leading boutique winemakers whose signature Plavac mali is superb. Or Bastijana winery, owned by the internationally-famous Croatian enologist Andro Tomic. Rounding out our trio of premier producers is Zlatan Otok, in the very heart of the Plavac mali wine-growing region, Sv. Nedelija. Zlatan Plenkovic’s wine studio here is actually built into a sea cliff, with part of it actually below sea level!
We’ll begin our wine odyssey by following the lavender roads that stretch into the Hvar hills and beyond for about an hour. Once vineyards, these fragrant fields produced more than 600 tons of aromatic oil in the 1960s, but are now mostly abandoned As we drive through this wild beauty, we’ll share stories about lavender, Hvar’s legendary history, and of course, it’s a stunning wine. After the wine tour a lunch a traditional lunch would be organized for you in an authentic setting, such as an olive grove or an abandoned village. In the evening we suggest having dinner in one of the restaurants on Paklenski islands, just in front of Hvar. To get there you can get one of the numerous taxi boats. Overnight in Hvar.
This morning after breakfast, a transfer with catamaran boat would be organized for you from Hvar to Split. After reaching Split, check-in Hotel, refresh yourselves and get ready for a Olive oil tasting at Stella Croatica & Klis fortress.
Stella Croatica is a one-stop shop for all things Dalmatian; a family-run estate that produces artisan food, health, and beauty products. On this tour, peek behind-the-scenes; learn how the different products are grown and produced; and sample a variety of cosmetics, olive oils, and regional specialties. During the tour, see the distillery where essential oils are extracted, visit the Olive Museum, and stroll around the botanical gardens. Guided walking tour of the Stella Croatica!
Learn how olive oil is made and how essential oils are extracted. Taste a variety of artisan products and test out natural cosmetics. After that, explore the cultural heritage of astonishing Klis Fortress, known as a filming site of Game of Thrones and take memorable picture overlooking Split bay. Return to Split after lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, take a stroll along Split’s seafront Riva to admire the waterfront views before finding the off-beat Uje oil bar for wine & dine experience, its outdoor terrace built into the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in the hotel. (B)
This morning you will meet your driver for your transfer to the airport to board your departing flight onward. If you have a free morning before departing, check out the Green Market (Pazar Market).