Dubrovnik & The Adriatic Islands

10 days from $5,020 per person*
  • Experience the natural splendor of Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Embark on a boat ride into the mysterious Blue Cave of Bisevo.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting followed by an oyster tasting in Ston.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Carefully luxury accommodations.
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Clamber aboard a small fisherman’s boat and get set for the voyage of a lifetime as you enter the deep, dark waters of Blue Cave at Bisevo island where the Adriatic sun puts on a stunning show of dancing gold and illuminated azure.

This incredible visual display is matched only by the beauty of the Adriatic’s other remote islands. Visit Korcula which is believed to have been settled by a Trojan hero in the 12th-century B.C.; discover why the island of Vis was considered the jewel of the ancient Greek empire; and soak in the history and merchant spirit of Hvar which lies in the heart of an ancient sea route. In Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the ancient walled city where you’ll encounter incredible monuments to the past – including the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, Sponza Palace and a Franciscan monastery – and experience the natural grandeur of the reflective lakes, waterfalls and cascades of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

A team of local guides will be at your side to relate the many tall tales of Croatia’s ancient past, and private transfers between destinations allow you the freedom to play it your way. And you’ll experience all the thrills of the old world while enjoying the finest 21st-century comforts at great properties. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Split
    Split
    • Tour - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistance/Driver(2)
    • Croatia - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Split
    Split
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide
  • Day 3 Split
    Split
    • Tour - Private - Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Split to Hvar
    Split to Hvar
    • Porter Service - Porter(4)
    • Split - Hvar [by Catamaran] - Catamaran Ticket
  • Day 5 Hvar
    Hvar
    • Tour - Shared - Vis & Bisevo Island - Boat/Guide
  • Day 6 Hvar to Korcula to Korčula
    Hvar to Korcula to Korčula
    • Hvar - Korčula [by Catamaran] - Catamaran Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Hotel Korsal - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Korcula to Korčula
    Korcula to Korčula
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Korcula to Dubrovnik
    Korcula to Dubrovnik
    • Korčula - Dubrovnik [with Wine & Oyster Tasting] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Split

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Vestibul Palace (4*)

The Vestibul Palace in Split is superbly located in the heart of the Diocletian Palace between the emperor's chambers and the emperor's square. The property was created by merging three palaces from different periods in history; Roman, Gothic and Renaissance with wall elements of the Diocletian palace and the original niches from Roman times. The modern design of the interior is interwoven with the original walls and the furniture is handmade and remarkably crafted. The Vestibul Palace is located at the heart of the Diocletian’s palace between the emperor's chambers and the emperor's square, Peristile, a place which used to be reserved only for the gods. The hotel was created by merging three palaces from three different periods: Romantic, Gothic, and Renaissance with the wall elements of the Diocletian palace and the original niches from Roman times.

Split
Split
Hotel Vestibul Palace
Hotel Vestibul Palace

Day 2: Split

An English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a private walking tour to explore the city that is dominated by the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the historical part of the city. The Palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic Coast. Visit the Silver Gate, the Cathedral, and the Bell Tower of St. Dominus. Discover the waterfront promenade of Split, the lively open green market and the monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Entrance fees to the Diocletian's Palace substructure and Cathedral are included.

After the tour, you will have some time at leisure to immerse yourself in the town’s famous Mediterranean charm. 

Accommodation: Vestibul Palace (4*)
Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace

Day 3: Split

This morning meet your guide and drive in the hotel for a full day tour of the Plitvice Lakes, the most famous National Park in Croatia, protected by the UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forests and diversity of animal life. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.  The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls.  Discover the mesmerizing ever-changing landscape – created by water, gravity, limestone and time – in this unique park of nature. The watery wonderland will seduce you and you will never want to leave. Your guide will take you through the park by a well-laid out system of wooden walkways that allow you to experience the best of your visit. There are different walking paths – the easier ones and the more demanding ones – so you can choose your own way. You can take an electric train for sightseeing, a boat to go across the lake or you can just sit back and enjoy the view in the park’s café and restaurant.  In the afternoon, your guide and driver will take you back to Split

Accommodation: Vestibul Palace (4*)
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Day 4: Split - Hvar

Porter service between the port in Split and your hotel is provided.

Enjoy a shared transfer by catamaran from Split to Hvar.

Accommodation: Adriana Spa Hotel (4*)

Renovated and redesigned as a stylish luxury hotel and spa, the Adriana Spa (4*) hotel's amenities are as diverse as its view, which combines the cathedral, the yacht harbour, and the bay. Contemporary interior design meets with comfort and timeless views from the balconies. Perched on the promenade, facing the old city centre, this hotel is Croatia's first and only member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. The luxurious Sensorí spa offers therapeutic and aesthetic treatments, massage, and a wide range of programs including yoga and nature excursions. The rooftop terrace features a heated, indoor pool, and a spectacular sky bar and lounge area.

Hvar
Hvar
Adriana Spa Hotel
Adriana Spa Hotel

Day 5: Hvar

Join a group tour of Vis and Bisevo Island. The island of Vis is one of the most remote of all the Adriatic islands, an island considered to be a jewel by the ancient Greeks. On the remains of the old Greek settlements you will find the towns of Komiza and Vis. After a pleasant sail you will arrive to the islet of Bisevo, part of the archipelago surrounding Vis. The attraction of Bisevo is the Blue Cave. The cave is a natural phenomenon that can only be entered by small fishermen’s boats. The cave itself is quite spacious and offers an unforgettable experience especially the light effect created by the sun reflecting in the cave through the sea. You will continue to Komiza, whose inhabitants are believed to be the best fishermen on the Adriatic. So there is no surprise that you find a Fisherman's Museum here. The museum itself is located in a fortified building from the 16th century that was used for defense against the Turks. After the visit enjoy some free time to explore. Entrance fees are included. 

Accommodation: Adriana Spa Hotel (4*)
Blue Cave
Blue Cave

Day 6: Hvar - Korcula - Korčula

Enjoy a shared transfer by catamaran from Hvar to Korcula.

A transfer from Korcula Port to Hotel Korsal with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Korsal (4* )

The newly opened family run Hotel Korsal is located right next to a nice beach in a peaceful area offering a great vacation in the millennial town of Korcula. The luxurious rooms, furnished with natural materials and overlooking the sea are a synonym for comfortable accommodation and hospitable staff. Feel the taste of South Dalmatia on a comfortable terrace of the restaurant just a few meters from the sea. Hotel Korsal offers activities for you to indulge in the harmony of history, untouched nature, sun and sea.

Korcula
Korcula
Hotel Korsal
Hotel Korsal

Day 7: Korcula - Korčula

Enjoy a half day privately guided walking tour of the Old Town of Korcula today. This secluded part of the world is known as the home town of Marco Polo – the first world traveler. This is where his silk road began. With more than 2000 years of history, the former Greek colony of the “Black Korčula” (Korkyra Melaina) resisted the sieges of centuries and remained a living monument. Through the narrow cobblestone streets you will come to the Cathedral of St. Marko, an architectural masterpiece in Gothic and Renaissance style. Its construction is an admirable testimony of the artistry of the local stone masons and the excellent adamant stone of the island. The Cathedral’s Abbatial collection abounds with exhibits from Greek and Roman period, as well as with peculiar artifacts of recent history.You will also visit the Museum of Icons with the unique collection of Byzantine Icons and ceremonial pieces. The exhibits are primarily collected by 17th and 18th century Korcula sailors on their journeys around the world. Your stroll will finally take you to Marko Polo’s childhood home – a modest medieval house where this great Venetian merchant, writer and traveler spent his former years. Entrance fees for the Cathedral, Abbatial collection and Museum of Icons are included.

Accommodation: Korsal (4* )
Korcula
Korcula

Day 8: Korcula - Dubrovnik

This morning meet your driver and guide for your full day transfer to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the scenic ride from Korčula where you will take a short ferry ride to Orebic. On your way towards Dubrovnik you will pass through the peninsula of Pelješac, one of the best wine-growing regions in Croatia. The rugged terrain and rocky coastline create a dramatic backdrop to the cultivation of centuries-old vines. In the small villages of Peljesac Peninsula you will enjoy wine tasting at two of the most of the most renowned wineries Korta Katarina and Bartulovic winery. After the wine tasting, you will continue to Ston. Your guide will take you for a stroll through the town of Ston – famous for its defensive stone walls. As it was an important military fort of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston was protected with 5 km-long medieval walls, the biggest city walls in Europe. The walls protected the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik Republic's wealth. The history of the salt works in Stone lasts for more than 4,000 years. It is the oldest salt mine in Europe, and among the working ones, the oldest in the world. Your guide will take you to visit the salt pans, as well as impressive Ston city walls. Ston is also known as a paradise for sea food lovers. You will take a private tour of Ston oyster farm by a traditional fisherman boat with oyster tasting. Enjoy a glass of wine and oysters in a unique way, as the oysters will be taken from the sea right in front of you. After the tour you will continue your scenic ride to Dubrovnik along the beautiful Dalmatian coast. 

Accommodation: Bellevue (5*)

Carved into a cliffside, the peaceful seclusion of the Hotel Bellevue (5*) makes you feel as if you’re on your own private island. From the moment you arrive, you are immersed in a world of luxury, elegance, and impeccable service. Situated on a 30m cliff above Miramare Bay, overlooking the majestic Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Bellevue’s unrivalled location differentiates it from other luxury hotels in Dubrovnik. Less than 1km from the historic city centre, it is also close to Dubrovnik’s key cultural and historical attractions. Each of their 91 rooms have fabulous views across Miramare Bay and beyond, with mile upon mile of deep blue sea stretching uninterrupted in front of you.

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Bellevue Hotel
Bellevue Hotel

Day 9: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world.  An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. The works of artists, writers and scientists of Dubrovnik have been woven into the texture of the town.  While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will stop to visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. You will continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. You will also discover Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary with a treasury containing the originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo and many other valuable relicts. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. Dubrovnik is full of charming cafes, boutiques and local curiosities, nestled in the intricate network of the cobblestone streets. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500 m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill.

Accommodation: Bellevue (5*)
Stradun
Stradun

Day 10: Dubrovnik

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Vestibul Palace (4*): Split

The Vestibul Palace in Split is superbly located in the heart of the Diocletian Palace between the emperor's chambers and the emperor's square. The property was created by merging three palaces from different periods in history; Roman, Gothic and Renaissance with wall elements of the Diocletian palace and the original niches from Roman times. The modern design of the interior is interwoven with the original walls and the furniture is handmade and remarkably crafted. The Vestibul Palace is located at the heart of the Diocletian’s palace between the emperor's chambers and the emperor's square, Peristile, a place which used to be reserved only for the gods. The hotel was created by merging three palaces from three different periods: Romantic, Gothic, and Renaissance with the wall elements of the Diocletian palace and the original niches from Roman times.

Hotel Vestibul Palace
Hotel Vestibul Palace
Vestibul Palace Guest Room
Vestibul Palace Guest Room

Adriana Spa Hotel (4*): Hvar

Renovated and redesigned as a stylish luxury hotel and spa, the Adriana Spa (4*) hotel's amenities are as diverse as its view, which combines the cathedral, the yacht harbour, and the bay. Contemporary interior design meets with comfort and timeless views from the balconies. Perched on the promenade, facing the old city centre, this hotel is Croatia's first and only member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. The luxurious Sensorí spa offers therapeutic and aesthetic treatments, massage, and a wide range of programs including yoga and nature excursions. The rooftop terrace features a heated, indoor pool, and a spectacular sky bar and lounge area.

Adriana Spa Hotel
Adriana Spa Hotel

Korsal (4* ): Korčula

The newly opened family run Hotel Korsal is located right next to a nice beach in a peaceful area offering a great vacation in the millennial town of Korcula. The luxurious rooms, furnished with natural materials and overlooking the sea are a synonym for comfortable accommodation and hospitable staff. Feel the taste of South Dalmatia on a comfortable terrace of the restaurant just a few meters from the sea. Hotel Korsal offers activities for you to indulge in the harmony of history, untouched nature, sun and sea.

Hotel Korsal
Hotel Korsal

Bellevue (5*): Dubrovnik

Carved into a cliffside, the peaceful seclusion of the Hotel Bellevue (5*) makes you feel as if you’re on your own private island. From the moment you arrive, you are immersed in a world of luxury, elegance, and impeccable service. Situated on a 30m cliff above Miramare Bay, overlooking the majestic Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Bellevue’s unrivalled location differentiates it from other luxury hotels in Dubrovnik. Less than 1km from the historic city centre, it is also close to Dubrovnik’s key cultural and historical attractions. Each of their 91 rooms have fabulous views across Miramare Bay and beyond, with mile upon mile of deep blue sea stretching uninterrupted in front of you.

Bellevue Hotel
Bellevue Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    My trip to Scotland was absolutely wonderful. All the hotels were perfectly located, clean, and had wonderful amenities. The guides were exceptional and really knew Scotland and so much of the history. My Kensington representative, Lynne, was very helpful, very responsive, and was tremendously patient while I made numerous changes to the itinerary. It was a superb experience and one that I will never forget.

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    Christian was our driver/guide. He was knowledgeable, thorough, caring/considerate and gave of his time greatly.

  • Meghan B. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

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  • Diana G. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our tour guide in Roma,Francesco, was the best guide we ever had on this and our last trip that was provided by Kensington. Our other guides were also very good, but Francesco was outstanding.

  • Darron J. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our guides were excellent. Noel Clawson in Wales was friendly, knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to be around. Glen Jones for our day with him was also excellent and I would highly recommend a guided tour of London. Much more efficient than the hop on/hop off tour.

  • Edward G. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    All of the guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and conducted themselves in a professional manner. Both Dino Quaas and Andreas Zurner were extremely helpful and added significantly to the tour.

  • Major J. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

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