Our ‘Explore the Dalmatian Coast’ one-week itinerary focusses on the beautiful stretch along the crystal-clear shores of the Adriatic. You will follow in the footsteps of Emperor Diocletian in the city of Split. You will hike through the stunning Krka waterfalls and surrounding lush hinterlands. Sample locally farmed oysters and Croatian wines in one of Croatia’s famous wine regions. Take a private boat to the Pakleni islands and Hvar, before ending your trip in splendid Dubrovnik.
Day 1 - Welcome to Split
Our driver will greet you on arrival in Split and escort you to your hotel. After settling in, you will meet your private guide and set off from the waterfront promenade on a tour of Split’s ancient old town and the UNESCO Heritage site of Diocletian’s Palace. Your guide will escort you through the Peristyle, the palace’s magnificent courtyard, the Cathedral of St Dominus and the Temple of Jupitus.Accommodation
Day 2 - Lively waterfalls and historic towns
Today you set off early to the Krka National Park, a spectacular combination of lively falls, lush green hinterland and rocky mountains. Enjoy a boat trip across the lakes, to the most visited falls (bathing is possible in the summer months). Then onto the lesser known second waterfall and watermills. Your day will continue to the small but hugely historic city or Trogir, stopping en route for a photo opportunity at the picturesque Franciscan monastery on Visovac island.
Day 3 - Enjoy Split at your leisure
A free day to enjoy Split at your leisure. Enjoy the cafes on the Riva or in one of the old town piazzas. Make your way to the city’s beach, a 20 minute walk from the Riva. If you are feeling active you might like to hike or cycle through the pine forests of Marjan hill and enjoy panoramic views over the city.
Day 4 - Island life
This morning, you’re off to the islands. The first stop is Milna bay on the island of Brac where you can enjoy a coffee on the beautiful promenade. You will continue to the ancient port of Hvar Town, the new St Tropez and steeped in history. Your guide will take you to oldest theatre in Europe and to the Franciscan Monastery. Be sure to walk up to the fortress for beautiful panoramic views across the old town and out towards the Adriatic. Lastly, the Pakleni islands, where you will have time to enjoy the turquoise waters, snorkel, sunbath and enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets.
Day 5 - A gastro adventure
An early start for a panoramic drive (approx. 2 hours) along the Dalmatian coastline towards the Pelješac Peninsula, famed for its wine and the town of Ston, your first stop. Ston is known for the longest stone wall in Europe but it’s the high-quality farmed oysters that really put this little town on the map. You will meet a local fisherman and sample some for yourself. From here, you will continue to try top-quality wines at a family run winery. Enjoy a late lunch at a traditional restaurant before continuing to Dubrovnik.Accommodation
Day 6 - The pearl of the Adriatic
After a leisurely breakfast you will meet your guide for a private walking tour of the UNESCO protected City of Dubrovnik. Your guide will introduce you to the old town, sharing its past and stories along the way. Be sure to walk the well-preserved city walls, providing a window to the past and iconic views over the terracotta tiles towards the shimmering sea.
Day 7 - Until next time
Your final day in Dubrovnik, to relax at the beach or by your hotel pool. Or why not enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the old town’s decadent restaurants. Be sure to pick up some delicious Croatian wines and olive oils to enjoy at home. Alas, all good things come to an end, our driver will meet you to take you to the airport in time for your homeward bound flight.
- Prices start from £1,700 per person
- Accommodation on a B&B basis
- Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicles)
- Bottled water in vehicles
- Private guides
- All entrance fees included in the itinerary
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered