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Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days

11 days/ 10 nights

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Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days

Description

Experience the hidden treasures of the Croatian coastline with this island-focused tour. While you’ll explore the well-known cities of Dubrovnik and Split, this journey delves deeper into the heart of Croatia.

Discover the secrets known only to locals, visit places that will leave an indelible mark on your memory, and beckon you back for more. Explore the captivating islands of Korčula, Hvar, Pag, Rab, and Krk. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Krka National Park. Traverse historic towns, admire breathtaking landscapes, and soak in the enchanting Mediterranean ambiance. Experience the Dalmatian coast from a unique perspective.

Day 1
DUBROVNIK AIRPORT - DUBROVNIK - MALI STON - PELJEŠAC PENINSULA
Your Croatian adventure begins as you meet your guide at Dubrovnik Airport. From there, you'll embark on a journey to explore the stunning city of Dubrovnik and walk along its majestic walls. After your visit, head north for approximately an hour to reach the picturesque Pelješac Peninsula. Along the way, you'll make a stop in the charming town of Mali Ston, renowned for its oyster farms. Get ready for a delectable welcome late lunch or dinner with an oyster tasting at a local farm. Then, continue your scenic drive into the peninsula until you reach the waterfront town of Orebic, where you'll spend the next two nights at Hotel Indijan 4* or a similar establishment. (B, D)
Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 2 - DUBROVNIK AIRPORT - DUBROVNIK - MALI STON - PELJEŠAC PENINSULA
Day 2
OREBIČ - KORČULA - OREBIČ WINERY

Start your day by visiting one of Croatia's most beautiful islands, Korčula. A short ferry ride from Orebić will take you to the medieval town of Korčula, which is believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, the Venetian adventurer. You'll embark on a guided tour of the town that will open your eyes to its historical and cultural richness. After the tour, you'll have some free time to enjoy the town at your own pace.

In the afternoon, return to the mainland and visit a Pelješac winery, where you'll have the opportunity to savor local wines during a wine tasting session that includes dinner. This experience will introduce you to the flavors of the region in a delightful way. (B, D)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 3 - OREBIČ - KORČULA - OREBIČ WINERY
Day 3
OREBIČ - DRVENIK - HVAR

Our Croatia tour ventures northward this morning, and we'll cross the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina twice, eventually returning to Croatia and continuing to Drvenik. From there, we'll board a ferry bound for the island of Hvar, another one of the top destination islands in Croatia. The scenic drive on Hvar itself will include a stop at a local farm, where you'll have the chance to partake in a wine tasting session complemented by local ham and cheese.

This delightful journey brings us to the town of Hvar, a Croatian UNESCO World Heritage site, where we will stay for two nights. You'll find your accommodation at Hotel Amfora 4* or a similar establishment conveniently located next to the old town. This evening, you are free to explore the town at your leisure. Enjoy your free evening in this enchanting place. (B, L)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 4 - OREBIČ - DRVENIK - HVAR
Day 4
HVAR

This morning, a local guide will accompany you on a guided tour of Hvar. You will delve into its history and explore all of its most prominent sites, gaining insight into why the town is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The afternoon and evening are yours to either take a refreshing swim or leisurely explore the town on your own. Enjoy your free time as you please. (B)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 5 - HVAR
Day 5
HVAR - STARI GRAD - SPLIT - PRIMOŠTEN

Today, you'll explore more of the island as you head to Stari Grad, the second-largest town on Hvar, where you'll board a ferry to the mainland in Split.

Upon your arrival in Split, our local guide will lead you on a walking tour of the city. Its historic center is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its major attraction being the palace of Diocletian, an Ancient Roman Emperor.

Later in the afternoon, depart the bustling capital of Dalmatia for a short, picturesque drive to the peaceful town of Primošten. You'll spend one night at Hotel Life 4* or a similar accommodation. Your guide will treat you to an excellent dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy a pleasant evening in this charming town. (B, D)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 6 - HVAR - STARI GRAD - SPLIT - PRIMOŠTEN
Day 6
PRIMOŠTEN - KRKA WATERFALLS - ISLAND OF PAG

You will continue your journey by heading further north along the coastline and then inland, stopping at the Krka National Park. Here, you'll have the opportunity to witness its unique waterfalls and breathtaking scenery, perfect for taking great photos or enjoying a refreshing swim in the fresh waters of the Krka River.

Afterward, you'll continue your journey to the north and cross the bridge to reach the island of Pag. The Martian-like landscape of the island will captivate you. The drive to the town of Pag is a truly remarkable experience. You'll check in at your Pag Hotel Boškinac 4* or a similar accommodation for one night, and your dinner tonight will be served at your hotel. Enjoy your evening on this extraordinary island. (B, D)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 7 - PRIMOŠTEN - KRKA WATERFALLS - ISLAND OF PAG
Day 7
ISLAND OF PAG ISLAND OF RAB

This morning, you'll explore the charming town of Pag, famous for its cheese. You'll have the opportunity to taste this renowned local cheese and take in the beautiful views of the oldest olive grove in the entire Mediterranean. Afterward, you'll continue your journey by heading north along the scenic roads of the island of Pag, reaching Žigljen to board the ferry back to the mainland. Following a short drive on the mainland, you'll embark on another ferry, which will take you to the picturesque island of Rab. Upon reaching the town of Rab, you'll check in at your town Hotel Arbiana 4* or a similar accommodation for two nights. The evening is free, allowing you to explore and soak in the lively atmosphere of this charming coastal town. (B)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 8 - ISLAND OF PAG  ISLAND OF RAB
Day 8
ISLAND OF RAB

This morning, you'll meet your guide for an orientation walk of the town of Rab. Afterward, you'll have some free time to explore the town, relax on the beach, or enjoy the beautiful surroundings on your own. In the afternoon, there's an enjoyable boat ride planned around the bay of Rab, offering picturesque views of the area.

Your evening is free, allowing you to unwind and relax or continue exploring the town and its charming atmosphere. (B)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 9 - ISLAND OF RAB
Day 9
RAB - SENJ - ISLAND OF KRK

This morning, you'll head back to the mainland and continue your journey north on your Croatia tour. Along the way, you'll make a comfortable and scenic stop at the town of Senj, where you'll visit its impressive fortress Nehaj, dating back to the 16th century. Afterward, you'll proceed to the largest Croatian island, Krk, which is connected to the mainland by a majestic bridge.

Once on the island, you'll drive across it to reach the charming town of Krk. Here, you'll check in for two nights at Hotel Gospoja 4* or a similar accommodation. Your guide will take you to a delightful local restaurant for dinner, where you'll have the opportunity to savor the local cuisine and wines, as always. (B, D)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 10 - RAB - SENJ - ISLAND OF KRK
Day 10
KRK - BAŠKA - ISLAND OF KOŠLJUN - VRBNIK – KRK

Your guide has a spectacular full-day trip in store for you as you explore the beautiful island of Krk. You'll venture further to Baška to complete your round trip of the island. The journey continues to Punat, a charming village nestled in a small bay that conceals the tiny island of Košljun, often referred to as the cradle of the Croatian language. Your next stop is Vrbnik, where you'll have the opportunity to indulge in some delightful wine tasting and enjoy a late lunch. After this fantastic day of exploration and enjoyment, you'll have a free evening to relax and unwind. (B, L)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 11 - KRK - BAŠKA - ISLAND OF KOŠLJUN - VRBNIK – KRK
Day 11
KRK - RIJEKA AIRPORT

It's time to bid farewell to your Croatian Island Hopping tour. Your guide will arrange your transfer to the airport of your choice, and from there, you can continue your journey. Safe travels! (B)

Croatia tour island hopping – 11 days - day 12 - KRK - RIJEKA AIRPORT
  • Transportation in luxury passenger mini-van with extra leg room
  • Transfer to hotel from Dubrovnik airport on Day 1
  • Rijeka/ Trieste/Ljubljana/Venice/Zagreb airport transfer out on Day 11
  • 8 nights hotel accomodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in a 4 or 5 star hotels
  • Full time professional English speaking driver/guide while on the tour
  • Local Guides in Hvar, Korčula and Split.
  • Orientational guided walk of Dubrovnik, Ston, Primošten, Pag, Krka National park, Senj, Rab and Vrbnik
  • All ferries and boats fees on the tour
  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners with drinks, 1 lunch with drinks,..
  • Entrance fees to Diocletian Palace Cellars in Split and Krka National park
  • Organization, basic insurance and VAT
  • Explore Dubrovnik and its walls
  • Experience the lunch on the oyster farm in Ston
  • Have a coffee on Korčula Old town coastal promenade
  • Visit island of Hvar and its wild lavander fields
  • Walk the Diocletian´s Palace in Split with a local guide
  • Enjoy real Dalmatian food in Primošten
  • Hike Krka National Park and its lakes and waterfalls
  • Scenic drive through Pag's lunar landscape
  • Rab island beaches
  • Enjoy a glass of local Nobile wine on Krk island

Croatia Island Hopping tour begins: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport on Day

Croatia Island Hoping tour ends: Island Krk, Croatia
Transfer to Rijeka, Zagreb; Ljubljana, Trieste or Venice airport on Day 11

testimonials

Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle tour - July 2017

“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!

Josephine, California, USA

Croatia tour – 9 days - September 2021

Great 2 week private tour We had a great 2 week private tour that went from Slovenia to Greece. We had specific requirements for dates and and one person had to leave the tour earlier than everyone else so Andrej tailored parts of 2 itineraries to work for us. This required a lot of back-and-forth and he was always very responsive. Add this to the fact that he had to keep up with the Covid policies of 6 countries and make sure we could get our covid tests before coming back home. He did a great job and all went smoothly. Our tour manager Blaz drove the van, filled us in on the background of all the countries in colloquial English, told entertaining stories, made sure we always had a decent bathroom when we needed one and took us to several places not on the itinerary that we would never have found ourselves. He was totally on top of every detail and we always felt totally secure, even in countries where we might have otherwise been uneasy. Our tour included about half our meals and the food was really good for all of them. In one very remote place where the plan had been to eat in the hotel for 2 nights due to lack of other options, the food had gone down hill since the last time they were there. When we mentioned that we were less than happy with the meal, Blaz managed to find us another place for the 2nd night that totally met our expectations. All our hotels were extremely well-located. We could just walk right out the door and be in the heart of the nicest part of town. They were all 4-star, as promised, though it turns out that different countries have their own rating system and there were some that would not have been 4 stars by American standards. Still, even the ones that were not quite as polished were clean and otherwise perfectly adequate. All in all, it was a fabulous trip and I would highly recommend Solvenia 4 Seasons to anyone.  

Kate G., USA

Croatia tour – 9 days - May 2023

Hi Andrej I would like to express my appreciation for the way we were looked after on our trip. Stefan was fantastic and no praise is great enough for him. Although it was unfortunate that we were on our own, it did mean we could deviate from the original tour program in Sarajevo and Dubrovnik and see things we did not see on our first trip. I must add that the walking and climbing of steps did take its toll on our legs, we survived, but I don't think we could keep up with a younger bunch. Once again, thank you for a fantastic trip. Best wishes!

Alastair&Jen, SA

Croatia tour – 9 days - September 2023

The best possible tour of the Balkans We have travelled a lot but the 15 day tour of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro that Andrej organised for us was exceptional. Everything from choice of hotels, driver/guide, everything seen, food and wines, local guides and total ambience of the trip was more than anybody could ever expect. We began the trip with minimal knowledge of the countries we visited but, by the end of the comprehensive input from all the guides, we are leaving with some considerable knowledge of this complicated and exciting region. Slovenia4Seasons should be the first choice of anybody intending to visit the Balkans and beyond.

David C., AUS

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