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Colorful Croatia: Dubrovnik & Hvar tour

Colorful Croatia: Dubrovnik & Hvar

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 2,788 $ 349 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Begin and end your vacation in Dubrovnik, used as the setting for King's Landing in "Game of Thrones."
  • Spend the day exploring the highlights of Old Town Dubrovnik, from the Rector's Palace to the 16th-century fortified walls!
  • Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride on the Adriatic Sea to the island of Hvar, beloved for its atmospheric Old Town and secluded beaches.
  • Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night out in Hvar Town, home to some of Croatia's best nightlife!
  • Taste the Mediterranean flavors of Croatian cuisine, like seafood risotto cooked with squid ink.

Short Description

Spend 7 nights exploring two of Croatia's gems on the Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik and Hvar! Your Croatian adventure starts in the enchanting city of Dubrovnik, crowned the "Pearl of the Adriatic," followed by a relaxing stay on the stylish island of Hvar.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Dubrovnik
End City Dubrovnik

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Dubrovnik (DBV) 
  • All airport and ferry port transfers
  • 3 nights in Dubrovnik at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, or similar
  • Ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar
  • 3 nights in Hvar at the Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, or similar
  • Ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik
  • 1 night in Dubrovnik at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, or similar
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Dubrovnik

Welcome to the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your first accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this enchanting city, which served as the setting for King's Landing in "Game of Thrones."

Celebrate your first night in Croatia with a traditional Croatian meal. One of the most well-known dishes is peka, or meat and potatoes cooked in a bell-like dome under hot coals.

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel

Day 2: Dubrovnik

Today, discover Dubrovnik's charming UNESCO-certified Old Town on your own. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces that have been carefully preserved over the centuries.

Take a pleasant walk to the Rector's Palace, built in the 15th-century as the home of Dubrovnik's elected rector. Today, the palace is a museum containing beautifully restored rooms, paintings, and coat of arms.

You could also visit the Franciscan Monastery with its gorgeous 14th-century cloister and small museum. Don't miss visiting the pharmacy, which has been in business since 1317!

Day 3: Dubrovnik

In the morning, head north of Dubrovnik's city walls and take the 4-minute cable car up to Mt Srđ. At the top, you will be treated to spectacular views of Old Town, the sparkling Adriatic sea, and several islands.

After descending the cable car, consider taking a 10-minute ferry (extra cost) from Dubrovnik's Old Harbor to the forested island of Lokrum. Explore the beautiful grounds of the botanical garden, then check out the Benedictine monastery. Lokrum is also a great place for swimming!

In the evening, return to Dubrovnik's Old Town, find a cafe, and watch the world go by with a glass of Croatian wine.

Day 4: Dubrovnik - Hvar

Say goodbye to Dubrovnik for now as you transfer to the Dubrovnik Gruz Port for your approximately 2.5-hour ferry to the island of Hvar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure in sunny Hvar, an island characterized by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine. See how lavender fields and vineyards cover the bare Mediterranean landscape, descending gradually from black pine woods to white-stoned bays.

A Tip For Your Trip: Catamarans depart in the late afternoon (4:30pm) during high season (June 1 - September 30).

Transfer to Dubrovnik port

Ferry to Hvar!

Transfer to Hvar hotel

Day 5: Hvar

Ease into island life and explore Hvar Town, the main hub on the island of Hvar. Stroll through the piazza and stop at the first public theater in Europe, opened in 1612. Continue to the cathedral of St. Stephen and the Franciscan Monastery, easily recognizable for its high bell tower.

Later in the day, take the moderate walk to the Fortica, a medieval castle built originally in the 13th century to protect the port of Hvar. Once you reach the top, treat yourself to astonishing views of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands!

In the evening, experience Hvar's legendary nightlife. Everyone from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Beyonce have partied in Hvar!

Day 6: Hvar

Today, consider venturing further than Hvar Town to the northern coastal town of Stari Grad, one of Hvar's gems and the oldest town in Croatia! Stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic center and pass the stone houses that line the harbor. Don't miss Tvrdalj, a large, well-preserved fortified castle that once belonged to Croatian poet Petar Hektorovic.

Later in the day, return to Hvar Town to watch the sunset. Have an authentic coastal Croatian meal at a konoba, a traditional restaurant found on the Dalmatian Coast.

Day 7: Hvar - Dubrovnik

Your Hvar stay ends today as you transfer to the Hvar pier for your ferry back to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Take a walk around the spectacular city walls, the perfect ending to your Croatia vacation. From the top, the view over the old town and the shimmering Adriatic is sublime!

A Tip For Your Trip: Catamarans depart early in the morning (June 1 - September 30), arriving in Dubrovnik at noon.

Transfer to Hvar port

Ferry to Dubrovnik!

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel

Day 8: Depart Croatia

Your colorful Croatia adventure ends today. At the appropriate time, transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home. Say goodbye to this enchanting country and start planning your next adventure!

Transfer to Dubrovnik airport (DBV)

Fly home!

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Airfare included

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

  • Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
  • Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

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