DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrival to Dubrovnik airport. Transfer to hotel in Dubrovnik and overnight.
DAY 2 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 breathtaking panoramas from the Srđ hill. Stay the night in a Dubrovnik hotel.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK
A marvelous city like Dubrovnik can only be surrounded by a marvelous region. Tailor this day to your own liking, whether you are up for just relaxing or perhaps venturing out to explore the islands nearby. Locals would suggest Lokrum Island as an easy trip from the Old Town Harbor. Promising a day of heavenly serenity, Lokrum envelops you in thick green forests of holm oak, pine and laurel, to be shared with the island’s only permanent inhabitants: peacocks and bunnies. Just a tad bit further away, the Elaphite Archipelago packs sandy beaches, remarkable heritage, fun hiking trails and good food into a day excursion. Enjoy the overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK - KORČULA
Following breakfast, get ready to start travelling up the Croatian coast. With over a 1000 islands, the Adriatic is an adventure of fantastic imagery stringed together by the mesmerizing shades of blue sea, green pines and rugged rocks. As you make your way to the island of Korčula, enjoy the sights of the Elaphiti Archipelago and of lovely seaside villages and resorts lining the coast. The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korčula, stands out amid its own archipelago, especially popular for fantastic winds which draw the attention of windsurfers and sailors from all around the world. Enjoy an overnight stay in Korčula.
DAY 5 KORČULA
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. Enjoy some time for exploring on your own and an overnight stay in a hotel.
DAY 6 KORČULA - HVAR
Enjoy a breakfast at your Korčula hotel before setting sail to the island of Hvar. Known for great diversity and lavender-hued landscapes, the island charms with the bustling squares and Venetian palaces of its glitzy Hvar town just like it does with the serene waterfront of Jelsa, the bridges of Vrboska and vineyards at Ivan Dolac. Featuring more UNESCO heritage than any other island in the world, Hvar was also the home of organized tourism in Croatia, so plan your leisure time well to get the most of it! Spend the night in a hotel in Hvar.
DAY 7 HVAR - SPLIT
After breakfast at the hotel, cruise back to the mainland, to Split. 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. Learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center housing 3,000 people! Overnight stay in Split.
DAY 8 SPLIT
After breakfast, enjoy a transfer to Split airport (or other hotel/accommodation in Split). End of program.