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  • Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:  7 days (approx.)
See the best of Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian Coast on this unforgettable 7-day island-hopping tour from Dubrovnik to Split! Traveling north, you’ll visit the islands of Korčula and Hvar, discovering gorgeous little towns encased in medieval city walls, pebble beaches and the clearest waters in the Mediterranean region. Packed with historical interest, your tour includes walking tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar and the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace in Split, plus hotel accommodation and airport transfers.

Highlights

  • 7-day Dalmatian Coast tour from Dubrovnik to Split with 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Visit Dubrovnik’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, seeing attractions like Sponza Palace
  • Hop between islands by ferry and visit Korčula and Hvar
  • Discover the delights of Hvar on a walking tour and see the Franciscan monastery and Hvar Historical Theatre
  • See the Cathedral of St Domnius in Split on a walking tour of Diocletian Palace with your guide
  • Enjoy a hassle-free start and end to your tour with airport or hotel transfers

What You Can Expect

6-Night Independent Tour of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split

7-Day Croatia Tour: Split

Start your 7-day Croatia tour with a shared airport transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to your hotel. Alternatively, if you are already in the city you can opt for a hotel-to-hotel transfer. Once your tour has started, shared transfers to all the ports are included. If you would like to travel with just your party throughout your tour, simply upgrade to the private transfer option.

Your experience also includes accommodation in the Dalmatia region’s must-visit towns: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar and Split. All hotels are centrally located for maximum convenience, and you’ll have ample time to explore these stunning towns and islands independently between excursions.

Itinerary

Day 1: Dubrovnik
On arrival in Dubrovnik, check in to your hotel and then relax at leisure. Discover the city's pretty pebble beaches or people watch in the beautiful Old Port.

Overnight: Hotel Aquarius, Hotel Ivka or Hotel Lero in Dubrovnik

Day 2: Dubrovnik Old Town (B)
After breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide in the center of town for a leisurely paced 2-hour walking tour around Dubrovnik’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Starting from Pile Gate, walk along elegant Stadrun Street, soaking up its highlights. Pass Onofrio Fountain – a spectacular dome surrounded by 16 taps – and see the Franciscan monastery with its Romanesque-Gothic architecture.

Hear about the city’s history and culture from your guide as you stroll across to Sponza Palace. Easily Dubrovnik’s most stunning monument, the palace comprises a mix of Renaissance and Gothic architecture in a simple yet grand style. While meandering through the pristine streets of Old Town, your guide will point out more notable attractions like the Church of St Blaise and Rector’s Palace. Continue walking to the main square to see the 18th-century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, and then stroll back to the start point where your tour ends. Spend the rest of your day at leisure in the town.

Overnight: Hotel Aquarius, Hotel Ivka or Hotel Lero in Dubrovnik

Day 3: Dubrovnik – Korčula (B)
Enjoy breakfast and then check out of your hotel. After a short journey by minibus and ferry, you’ll be dropped off at your Korčula hotel. Spend your day sightseeing independently around this pretty island. Perhaps stroll around the cobbled streets of Korčula Old Town – the hub of the island – and admire sites like the Venetian-inspired Town Museum or St Mark’s Cathedral.

Overnight: Hotel Liburna or Hotel Marko Polo in Korčula

Day 4: Korčula – Hvar (B)
Relax over an early breakfast in your hotel, check out and then head to the port by minibus. From here, hop aboard your ferry for a 2-hour transfer across a stretch of sea to the island of Hvar. After leaving your bags at the hotel, your guide will meet you for a 2-hour walking tour around the island's largest town, also named Hvar.

Popular for its sunny climate, Renaissance architecture and friendly locals, Hvar is a delight to explore with monuments to be found around every twist and turn. Stroll past the Arsenal building that houses one of the oldest European theaters – Hvar Historical Theatre – and then see the Franciscan monastery with its elegant bell tower. Admire the 7th-century city walls and soak up the relaxed vibe around the town’s main square (Hvar Pjaca). Your tour ends in the town center – ideal if you want to continuing sightseeing independently for the rest of your day.

Overnight: Amfora Hotel or Riva Hotel in Hvar

Day 5: Hvar (B)
Enjoy breakfast and then spend the rest of your day in Hvar at leisure. Perhaps relax on a beach in one of the island’s secluded coves, or maybe take a taxi boat (own expense) to the neighboring Pakleni Islands to explore.

Overnight: Amfora Hotel or Riva Hotel in Hvar

Day 6: Hvar – Split (B)
After breakfast, enjoy pick you up from your hotel for the 1.5-hour ferry crossing over the Adriatic Sea to Split – the beautiful city back on Croatia’s mainland. Leave your bags and then set off to explore Split’s enormous Diocletian Palace with your guide.

The largest and oldest city on the Dalmatian Coast, Split emerged as settlement that grew around this magnificent palace complex, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Your tour starts by exploring the cellars in the UNESCO-listed palace to get a glimpse at what life was like here in the Middle Ages. After exploring the massive underground maze, head back up to ground level to see Peristil Square (the ceremonial entrance court) and the Cathedral of St Domnius.

Visit the tiny Temple of Jupiter with its eye-catching frieze and sphinx sculpture from Egypt, and then continue ambling around the palace grounds, seeing other intriguing highlights like the ruins of the Golden Gate. Your tour finishes outside Diocletian Palace, and your guide will point you in the right direction for the Green Market -- the largest and liveliest open-air market on the Dalmatian Coast. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Globo or Hotel President in Split

Day 7: Split (B)
Enjoy breakfast, and then the morning is yours to spend at leisure in Split – perhaps shopping for souvenirs or sightseeing independently. At a pre-arranged time in the afternoon, check out of your hotel and finish your tour with a transfer to Split Airport or another Split hotel.
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