DALMATIAN COAST AND ISLANDS

7 overnights / 8 days

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INTRODUCTION

This tour gives you an insight into the most popular and the most beautiful Croatian ancient cities whose history will delight you. Croatia is known as a country of 1000 islands and in this tour you will see the three most beautiful: Hvar, Brač and Korčula.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir and Split – Dalmatian coastal historical town
  • Brač – island known for its beach Golden cape (Zlatni rat)
  • Hvar – the sunniest Croatian island known for lavender, wine and night life
  • Korčula – native place of Marco Polo
  • Dubrovnik – inevitable Adriatic pearl

TRAVEL OVERVIEW

This tour will show you historical Dalmatian towns and the most beautiful Croatian islands. The concept of the trip includes transportation by tourist class bus and company by licenced English speaking tour guide for the whole trip. The guide will meet you at Zadar airport and stay with the group by the end of the tour at Dubrovnik airport. The accommodation is possible in 3* or 4* hotels on bed and breakfast basis according to the budget. This kind of the tour is ideal for all those who want to be guided and want to learn more about the past as well as about the present of this beautiful country. The price includes: transportation by tourist class bus according to the program, English speaking tour guide, local guides for city tours, hotel accommodation on BB basis, city tax. On request, we can include HB and / or lunch, dinner in local restaurants, wine and olive oil tastings, entrance tickets for the monuments / national parks and similar.

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Day 1: ZADAR AIRPORT – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival contact the desk office of our partner car rental company and pick up the car

Drive to Zadar city centre and check-in to the hotel

We suggest a city tour of Zadar with a local guide (available on request) or on your own

Overnight in Zadar

Day 2: ZADAR - ŠIBENIK - TROGIR

Drive towards Šibenik

 

The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik, bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The form and the decorative elements of the Cathedral, such as a remarkable frieze decorated with 71 sculptured faces of men, women, and children, also illustrate the successful fusion of Gothic and Renaissance art.

In the afternoon departure towards Trogir

Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

Local guide for each town is available on request.

Overnight in Trogir

Day 3: TROGIR- SPLIT – BRAČ

Visit Split city centre in the morning

The ruins of Diocletian's Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D., can be found throughout the city. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. Romanesque churches from the 12th and 13th century, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style make up the rest of the protected area.

Departure towards Supetar (island of Brač) by ferry or towards Bol by catamaran in the afternoon.

Drive to Bol and enjoy swimming and sunbathing on one of the most famous beaches on the Croatian Adriatic

Overnight in Bol

Day 4: BRAČ – HVAR

Take catamaran back to Split, take the car and then ferry to Stari grad (island of Hvar)

Welcome to Hvar, an ancient town with a rich history on the homonymous island in the Croatian Adriatic Sea. Hvar is proud of having the highest number of sunny hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea.
Many people say of the town of Hvar that it is a town from a fairy- tale because of its architecture, wonderful nature and its mild climate. Everybody can find in Hvar all that gives a peace to the soul and relaxation to the body.

Overnight in Hvar

Day 5: HVAR

Day on the island of Hvar

The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antique because of its important strategic and nautical position, the rich of the various historical periods, the culture and natural monuments and the literature.
Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters and pleasant summers Hvar receives many guests, scientists and travellers, who are attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, rich tradition and architecture, and nightlife.

Overnight in Hvar

Day 6: HVAR - KORČULA

Return to Split by ferry and then drive to Orebić (situated on Pelješac peninsula) where you can take ferry to Korčula

Korcula Town is the main town on the island, with the population of about 3,000 inhabitants. The main feature / sight of the whole town is Korcula Old Town  – a medieval walled town with its towers, numerous buildings and monumentscafés , restaurants , hotels, galleries, open air cinema and more...Korcula is very popular with visitors being a central location from which they explore the rest of the island and its surroundings

Day 7: KORČULA - DUBROVNIK

Return to the mainland by ferry and then continue by car towards Dubrovnik or take direct catamaran line from Korčula to Dubrovnik

Located in the heart of Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Republic of Croatia, Dubrovnik Region is the southernmost part of Croatia. The whole region is oriented exclusively towards tourism and it is the most highly regarded part of Croatia as Dubrovnik itself is on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979.

The wonders of Dubrovnik attract tourists from all over the globe and it is certainly not surprising that Dubrovnik has been nicknamed The Pearl of the Adriatic.
The City of Dubrovnik is featured by perfectly preserved white stone defensive walls with mighty forts and towers, characteristic Baroque houses with red roof tops, and many Gothic-Renaissance palaces.

Apart from the unique architecture, Dubrovnik is basked by the crystal clear sea and surrounded by amazing countryside making the unique city a perfect place for touring, vacation, and sightseeing.

Day 8: DUBROVNIK AIRPORT – DEPARTURE

Drive to Split airport and leave the car at our partner car rental company

Check-in for your flight

Have a safe trip back home!

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