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Croatia Island Hopping – Best of Dalmatia from Split - 11 Days

Croatia Island Hopping – Best of Dalmatia from Split

Croatia Island Hopping tour showcasing the best of Dalmatia. 11 days tour starts in Split and ends in Dubrovnik.

Besides visiting these two historic cities, you will visit islands of  Vis, Brac, Hvar and Korcula.

Vis is the furthest-flung inhabited island on the Croatian side of the Adriatic and for the most part still untouched.

Brac Island is best known for the super-popular, white-pebble beach Zlatni Rat.

The island of Hvar is known for the glitzy jet-set scene along the starlit waterfronts and its hills covered in purple sweet-scented lavender.

Next hop is Korcula,  known as the home of Marco Polo. There are also some gorgeous coves and beaches on the island.

Your tour will end in Dubrovnik, the crown jewel of Adriatic, and the city utterly mesmerising. As George Bernard Shaw stated: “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik”

Please note, this is not a cruise, this is an independent Tour using hotels, ferries and transfers.

You will be on your own or with your own group, there is no guide and no public group departures. Ferries, transfers and hotels are all booked for you as a package, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time in each city.

Independent Tour that departs daily from April to October

Tour is 11 days: Split 1 night, Vis 2 nights, Split 1 night, Brac 1 night, Hvar 2 nights, Korcula 1 night, Dubrovnik 2 nights

Highlights:

  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Island of Vis, Brač, Hvar and Korcula

Please note, this is not a cruise, this is an independent Tour using hotels, ferries and transfers.

You will be on your own or with your own group, there is no guide and no public group departures.

Double bed or twin bedrooms available. Most triple rooms are a double bed with a single bed. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

Ferries, transfers and hotels are all booked for you as a package, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time in each city. Bed and breakfast included.

Day 1
SPLIT

Arrive at Split Airport and transfer to hotel in Split for an overnight stay

Day 2
SPLIT – VIS

After breakfast at the hotel, take the late-morning catamaran over to the island of Vis, the furthest-flung inhabited island on the Croatian side of the Adriatic. The home of regattas, fishermen and sailors, Vis is untouched, having been off public limits for the better part of the 20th century, when it served as a military base. Wander to find your own secluded beach in one of the picturesque bays surrounding the town of Vis, and spend the rest of the day under the sun and by the sea. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3
VIS

On the neighboring island of Biševo, the Blue Cave is a beautiful natural phenomenon where blue light fills in the entire cave at a certain time of day. It is one of those unique places where you have to take a small boat and enter inside to find yourself fully immersed in a completely stunning moment of nature! Choose our optional excursion to Biševo Island to enjoy the Blue Cave and the surrounding crystal clear Adriatic, or stick around the island of Vis, discovering its Yugoslav military heritage, fisherman towns like Komiža, unique wines or the stunningly preserved nature. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4
VIS-SPLIT

After breakfast, lounge around the town of Vis. Have another swim or perhaps pop into the town’s Archeological museum and delve deeper into the island’s history, stretching back well over 2000 years to the times when the Greek colony Issa was established here, the first in the region. Early in the afternoon, hop on the catamaran and return to Split. Enjoy a late-day glass of wine somewhere along the famed waterfront of Split, called Riva, where locals flock all day long to see and be seen. Spend overnight in a hotel in Split.

Day 5
SPLIT - BRAC

Enjoy breakfast and then a morning at leisure to explore the lively town of Split on your own. Dalmatia’s largest coastal town bustles and buzzes, as it grows more and more popular among travelers for its easy-going spirit, creative food and shopping scene and of course, remarkable heritage. Its city center, the Diocletian’s Palace, was once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today houses 3,000 people! Later in the day, take the ferry from Split to Supetar on the neighboring Brač Island. Stay overnight in one of beautiful Brač villages, whether Bol, Supertar or Postira.

Day 6
BRAC-HVAR

One of the main trademarks of the stunning Brač Island is the golden-hued beach of Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn). Featured in every brochure of Croatia, this heavenly patch of sand and pebbles dances to the winds, stirring its shape to the continuous play of waves and currents. Super-popular, Zlatni Rat is known for great beach time, whether you’re into sunbathing and swimming, or adrenaline-ridden activities like windsurfing. Enjoy the beach and the morning to yourself, then stroll around the adjacent town of Bol, the oldest settlement on Brač. In the afternoon, hop on a catamaran to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Transfer to your hotel in the town of Hvar for overnight stay.

Day 7
HVAR

The island of Hvar is known for its purple lavender fields, a backdrop for oil production, potent red wines from steep vineyards especially enjoying the island’s status as Croatia’s sunniest island, and the glitzy jet-set scene along the starlit waterfronts of the town of Hvar, so often featured in national and international summer media. In your morning walking tour, explore the island’s prime gem and its most trendy destination, the town of Hvar. Home to the oldest theatre in Europe, also the home of organized tourism in Croatia, the heritage of Hvar extends far beyond the popular party scene! Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and spend the night in a hotel in Hvar.

Day 8
HVAR - KORCULA

Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel and some time on your own. Hvar is known for diverse opportunities, from bustling squares of Hvar town to the serene waterfront of Jelsa, the bridges of Vrboska and vineyards of Ivan Dolac, so expect time to fly. In the afternoon, bid farewell to Hvar and hop on a boat to take you to the neighbouring island of Korčula, either to its Vela Luka or to Korčula Old Town. Either way, enjoy your overnight stay in a hotel in Korčula Old Town.

Day 9
KORCULA - DUBROVNIK

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Stroll the narrow, curved streets, marvel at beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Early in the afternoon, cruise to Dubrovnik, which once successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Arrival to Dubrovnik and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 10
DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel followed by a day to discover Croatia’s southernmost town on your own. Wander around Dubrovnik Old Town, the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Medieval times still linger around the corners of its stone streets while baroque plays a symphony on its palace facades. From the Franciscan Monastery to the Church of St. Blaise and the Rector’s Palace, a stroll around Dubrovnik is filled with jaw-dropping sights. Don’t miss a round on the city walls for a fresh perspective and then top it all off with a ride on the cable car and the breath taking panoramas from the Srđ hill. Stay the night in a Dubrovnik hotel.  

Day 11
DUBROVNIK

Following breakfast, bid farewell to Dubrovnik and enjoy a scenic transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (or other hotel/accommodation in Dubrovnik). End of program.

Included:

  • Accommodation in 3/4 star hotels (most 4 stars)
  • Breakfast
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers,
  • Boat tickets (ferries, catamaran etc.), and all transfers wherever needed.
  • Assistance with boat tickets (delivery or similar) during the program.
  • Excursion to island Bisevo on day 3
  • OPTIONAL:
  • City tour packages (Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik) – 70,00 Euros per person

Not Included:

  • Drinks and other meals
  • Optional tours/activities or city sightseeing in resorts.

CLASSIC 3/4 STAR HOTELS - RATE PER PERSON ON BED & BREAKFAST BASIS

DAILY DEPARTURES IN DOUBLE ROOM IN SINGLE ROOM
MAY 01– MAY 12, EUR 1125 EUR 1480
MAY 13 – MAY 31, EUR 1225 EUR 1640
JUNE 01 – JUNE 08, EUR 1290 EUR 1720
JUNE 09 – JUNE 22, EUR 1550 EUR 2155
JUNE 23 – AUGUST 31, EUR 1690 EUR 2430
SEPT. 01 – SEPTEMBER 14, EUR 1550 EUR 2155
SEPT. 15 – SEPTEMBER 27, EUR 1225 EUR 1640
SEPTE. 28 – OCTOBER 03, EUR 1125 EUR 1480

Third person in twin/double room with extra bed – discount 10 % on the package.

CANCELLATION FEES:

30 - 22 days prior to departure              15% of the tour rate

21-15 days prior to departure                 50% of the tour rate

14- 8 days prior to departure                  75% of the tour rate

7 - 0 and no show                                    100% of the tour rate

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Trip Facts

  • 19 100 pp sharing
  • 3/4 Star Hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Bisevo Island and Blue Cave
  • City tour packages (Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik)
  • Cars, Ferries, Catamaran