10 days/9 nights
Dalmatia Adventure is a 10-day active vacation on the stunning Dalmatian coast reserved only for you and your own choice of travel companions. This private vacation offers a perfect balance of relaxation, discovery and fun activities such as biking, hiking, sailing, sea kayaking, wine tasting and sampling of local specialties. Take your entire family or friends to Croatia this summer and make the Dalmatian Adventure a vacation of your lifetime!
Find all about the Diocletian Palace in Split in the company of your expert local guide. Then take a boat ride to the nearby island of Brač and explore this amazing island and its quaint villages on a bike tour. Enjoy your private tour of the island of Hvar, then visit the fascinating Blue Caves on the island of Biševo.
You will visit, hike around and learn all about the island of Korčula, and will travel through the picturesque Pelješac Peninsula with some of the best wines and oysters in all of Europe. You will end your great vacation in Dubrovnik, the most beautiful city on the entire Adriatic coast!Less
Upon arrival in Split you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure. This eternally young city with around 200 thousand inhabitants has lived its urban rhythm for 1700 years with Diocletian’s palace at its heart, which is also the historical center of the city and a UNESCO world heritage site. Many valuable monuments of culture are located outside the walls of Diocletian’s Palace or in the nearby towns and islands. Overnight in Split.
Experience the charm of the southern Mediterranean in Split, the largest city along the Adriatic coast. Its beauty captivated IV Century Roman Emperor Diocletian, who built his palace here. So we begin our sightseeing tour of Split with a visit to this lofty palace. First, we walk the well-preserved ancient cellars; for here is where one can truly experience this magnificent palace. We continue with a visit to the Cathedral, which is considered to be one of the oldest in the world. The Cathedral was built on the remains of an ancient shrine. And across the Cathedral is the Temple of Jupiter, which today is used as a baptistery. Trogir is also included in the UNESCO list of protected world cultural heritage. You will quickly see why it is called a museum city by keeping in mind the many artistic repositories it hosts. There is the famous portal of Trogir cathedral and the Renaissance city loggia. And let us not forget the 1000-year old monastery of St. Nicholas. Afternoon ferry to Brač. Overnight in Pučišća. (B)
There are many bike trails on island of Brač, ranging from easy rides for beginners to difficult and technically demanding tracks for advanced bikers. The paths (except roads) are unmarked. Before taking a cycling trip plan your route carefully and ask for information about its characteristics in the nearest bike center or a tourist agency (the type of the ground, ascents, descents, length etc.). Island roads are quiet and there is abundance of historical sites and beautiful views to enjoy during biking. Overnight in Pučišća. (B)
After a pleasant boat ride we arrive to Stari Grad, one of the oldest settlements on our coast. It was founded already by the Greeks in the IV century BC and named Pharos. We continue through the well-known vineyards of Hvar before reaching the small town of Vrboska where we will visit the church of St. Lawrence with one of the finest collections of Renaissance art on the island. Continuing through Hvar’s lavender fields soon we arrive to one of the many typical villages where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the excellent local wine. Upon the wine tasting we’ll continue to Hvar. Overnight in Hvar. (B)
The starting point of the kayaking tour is the town of Hvar. You set off to the group of small islands called the Pakleni. The origin of the name goes back to old days when the islands were the main source of rosin for local shipbuilders. Today, just like then, the islands are covered with thick pine woods providing refreshing shade even during the hottest summer days. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches, where you can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own. Those in their best shape could kayak all the way to the well-known beach of Palmižana on one of the nearby islands. Overnight in Hvar. (B)
The island of Vis is one of the most remote of all Adriatic islands, an island considered to be a jewel already by the ancient Greeks. On the remains of the old Greek settlements we today find the towns of Komiža and Vis. After a pleasant sail we will arrive to the islet of Biševo, part of the archipelago surrounding Vis. The attraction of Biševo is the Blue Cave, a natural phenomenon which can be entered only by small fishermen’s boats. Overnight in Hvar. (B)
Island of Korčula is a very pleasant to have a marvelous walks around. There are numerous routes around the island yet unexplored, as well as some well-known routes to follow. Korčula can be enjoyed by walking and hiking enthusiasts and active adventure travelers as well as complete beginners and Sunday walkers too. Korčula is perfectly suited for walkers, and there are numerous interesting walks to be had. Overnight in Vela Luka. (B)
Guided tour of Town of Korčula will explain you the history, architecture, and culture of this medieval town and island. Among many attractions in Korčula some of the most prominent are the cathedral of St. Mark and Museum of Icons, and Marco Polo’s birth house. We will make a short stop for a taste of fresh oysters and a glass of famous Pelješac wine in Ston, which is best known for its mighty defensive walls, much like the Great Wall of China. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)
It’s often been called a classic medieval heart stopper. For it is rife with glorious fountains, palaces and cathedrals. And rich in history and culture, dating all the way back to the VII century. The limestone bricks of the walled Old City shimmer like marble in the moonlight. Fine detailing and the architecture of its quaint buildings underscore an artistic heritage that both enhances and defines a landscape of sea, sky and hills. It is a playground for those who desire the unspoiled fortune that is the Mediterranean landscape. Dubrovnik is steeped in sunshine and bathed in mild Mediterranean breezes, a lush region of coves, forested islands and idyllic beaches. It is a home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, which has been open since 1317. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home.
Split, Le Méridien Lav, classic room, 1 night, breakfast
Pučišća, Dešković Palace, standard room, 2 nights, breakfast
Hvar, Hotel Adriana, sea view room, 3 nights, breakfast
Vela Luka, Hotel Korkyra, sea view room, 1 night, breakfast
Dubrovnik, Hotel Palace, sea view room, 2 nights, breakfast