(Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split)
The ancient walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the hottest new destinations in the Adriatic. The prosperity of the city has always been enriched by its historical maritime trade. Take a ferry to the Island of Hvar. This island measures approximately 80 km, east to west. Hvar has a very mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches and Mediterranean vegetation that make it one of the most attractive centers in Europe. Take a day trip to Vis & Bisevo. Bisevo Island is famous for the Blue Caves. The cave is a natural phenomenon which can be entered only by small fisherman’s boats; it is an experience to remember. Next Island – Korcula. According to legend, the island was founded by Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC.
We'll take a short catamaran ride to Split, which is the second-largest city in Croatia. It is a Mediterranean city, situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area, dating more than 1700 years. Since 1979, the historic center of Split has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. You'll finish your tour back where you started, but first you'll visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, which sits between its sixteen lakes. Plitvice is inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Private touring means you run the itinerary - it doesn't run you. Relax with 24/7 support from the Kensington team.
Take a private airport transfer with an English speaking driver in Dubrovnik.
A welcome package with your vouchers, 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.
The Bellevue Hotel (4*) sits on a living rock 30 meters above the Miramare bay and just walking distance from the Dubrovnik Old Town; a haven for people seeking a true getaway. This modern five-storey property is situated in spectacular location just 800 meters from the city center, historical monuments, museums, churches, monasteries, art galleries, shops and boutiques. The hotel’s interior is defined by a chic-art concept, organic materials and a fresh Mediterranean feel. Beautiful panoramic views of the sea, as well as the use of traditional arts and artisans and renowned Croatian artists create a unique and tranquil ambience. Experience a treat for all senses, a world of discrete luxury, natural details and elegance, and magnificent panoramic sea views at the Bellevue Hotel.
Meet your local guide for a private 3 hour walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will get to stop and visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe.
Continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. Discover Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary and its treasury.
The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill. Return transfers to/from your hotel are included as well as entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery, Rectors Palace and Cathedral.
Enjoy a transfer to Hvar with a private vehicle & driver as well as a shared ferry ride. Luggage will be safely stored in the vehicle while on the ferry.
Enjoy a private 3-hour guided walking tour of the historical city of Hvar. Since the island of Hvar lies in the heart of all the main sea routes since ancient times, many different cultures left their traces to the present day. Your guide will take you for a stroll through the largest square in Dalmatia. It is ringed by grand palaces and beautiful historic edifices, such as the town loggia and the Gothic and Renaissance palaces, most impressively the Cathedral of St. Stephen. Its graceful 17th century bell tower is the most beautiful element in the skyline of the town. You will continue to the mighty Arsenal, a 13th century warehouse that today houses Hvar theatre. A stroll through narrow streets of the town, along the waterfront promenade will take you to the Franciscan Monastery, a former retreat for sailors from the 15th century. After the tour of the town, you may wish to visit the Hvar Fortress, a 16th century citadel built in the time of the Venetian rule. Perched on a hill above the ramparts, it dominates over the town and offers spectacular views of Hvar and the Pakleni islands. Even though there is a 25 minute walk up to the top, the stunning views make is all worthwhile. Cost includes entrance fees.
Hovering on the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval Hvar Town, Riva--Hvar Yacht Harbor Hotel (4*), Croatia's first and only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers you the finest in Adriatic ambiance. You’ll find yourself at home in one of Riva’s rooms featuring uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of the sun as it sets over the Paklinski Islands. Taste the essence of Hvar’s azure waters and lush hills in the exclusive Roots restaurant serving progressive Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the finest local ingredients. At night you can chill out to DJ induced tunes on the spacious terrace of BB club, Hvar’s hottest bar.
Join a group tour of Vis & Bisevo Island. The island of Vis is one of the most remote of all 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 which can be entered only 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, who's 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 for strolling around or maybe a swim. Entrance fees included as per itinerary.
Take a shared transfer by catamaran from Hvar to Korcula.
Enjoy the private transfer from Korsula Port to Hotel Korsal.
This family run hotel is situated directly on the beach and located a short distance from the Old Town. This hidden gem allows you to experience Korcula for all its beauty.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy the private transfer from Hotel Korsal to Korsula Port.
Take a shared transfer by catamaran from Korcula to Split.
Enjoy porter service between the Split port and your hotel.
Meet your private transfer at your hotel for a drop-off at the starting point of your 3hr private walking tour with a guide today in Split. Explore the city which 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 which is the entrance to the Old town, the Cathedral and 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. After the tour, you can enjoy some time at your leisure to immerse yourself into town’s famous Mediterranean charm. (Entrance fees for Diocletians Palace substructure & Cathedral included). Return transfer included.
An intimate atmosphere can be found at the Vestibul Palace (4*). Superbly located in the heart of the Dioclecian Palace and one of only a handful of newly refurbished designer boutique hotels in Croatia; all its rooms are finely and appropriately furnished to a high standard. A stay at the Hotel Vestibul Palace puts you in touch with the history of the city. This combines perfectly with the hotel’s modern design where you will discover an attention to detail. The hotel's 7 rooms and 2 suites are located across 2 floors and all contain facilities including satellite television and internet connection. The restaurant and bar are situated on the ground floor.
Enjoy a private guided tour of Plitvice National Park, a complex of 16 lakes located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters which carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your time in the middle of nature. Entrance fee is included in the price.
Take a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with today. The transfer should take approximately 3.5 hours.
VISA/PASSPORTA passport is required for travel to Croatia. A visa is not required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders for tourist or business trips of fewer than 90 days within a six-month period. All foreign citizens must register with the local police within 24 hours of arrival as well as inform them of any change in their address. Registration of foreign visitors staying in hotels or accommodations rented through an accommodation company is done automatically by the hotelier or accommodation company.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Croatia for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/croatia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Zagreb. Government: Republic. Independence from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia proclaimed in 1991. Language: The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski). Also Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian are spoken. People working in tourism generally speak excellent English, plus some Italian and German. Religion: Roman Catholic Croats (87.8% of the total population) and Eastern Orthodox Serbs (4.4%), as well as small communities of Protestants, Jews and Muslims. Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +385. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. Internet: Cafes can be found in Zagreb and other main towns.
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