Coastal Croatia

Coastal Croatia

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Coastal Croatia

8 Days Starting in Split, Croatia and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visiting: Split, Vis, Korčula, Ston, Dubrovnik

Tour operator:

Culture Trip

Tour code:

CRT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

25-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Canoeing-Kayaking

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Tour Overview

Wine, dine and cycle along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia on this eight-day trip. Your journey starts in Split, a port city with beautifully preserved Roman and Venetian architecture, and continues to the island of Vis – with its fascinating military history. From there, take the ferry to Korcula, where you’ll go wine tasting, relax on secluded beaches and sample sumptuous local cuisine. Finally, return to the mainland, stopping to taste fresh oysters en route to Dubrovnik. After exploring the Unesco-listed Old Town, wrap up your trip with a farewell group dinner.

Highlights

  • See Split through the eyes of a Local Insider

  • Take a speed boat trip to explore three extraordinary sea caves

  • Enjoy a guided bike ride in Korcula

  • Explore the Unesco-listed Old Town in Dubrovnik

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Croatia!
Location: Split
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bosket Luxury Rooms
Meals Included: Dinner

Upon arrival in Split, make your way to the hotel in the city centre. Feel free to explore at leisure before joining your fellow travellers in the lobby at 6pm for a welcome meeting with our Local Insider. They will accompany the group throughout the trip. You’ll then head out together to a local restaurant for dinner – an ideal opportunity to get to know each other. Afterwards, you might be tempted to enjoy a few more drinks in the lively bars in Split.

Activities Included:
Welcome meeting and dinner

Day 2 : Explore The Old Town Of Split And Visit A Mountain Top Observatory
Location: Split
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bosket Luxury Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we’ll be met by our Local Insider for a tour of the old town. You’ll learn about the history of Split, and have a chance to admire centuries-old Roman and Venetian architecture. Diocletian’s Palace, built between the third and fourth centuries CE, is a particularly impressive sight. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend however you like – but make sure you’re free to meet back up at 7:30pm for a rather special activity. We’ll be heading up to the observatory on Mount Mosor for an evening of high-powered star-gazing.

Activities Included:
Guided tour of Split
Star gazing at Starry Village observatory

Day 3 : Visit Vis Island And Learn About Its Fascinating History
Location: Vis
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Issa
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hop on a ferry to Vis – the furthest inhabited Croatian island from the mainland and one of the most charming. Formerly a Yugoslav military base, it was closed to visitors from the 1950s until 1989 and, while tourism has grown since, it has retained an authentic, low-key feel. Spend the first half of the day getting the lay of the land on your own - relaxing on wild beaches, and wandering through the Venetian courtyards and alleyways of Kut (an attractive neighbourhood in Vis town), before we meet up for a fascinating guided military tour later in the afternoon.

Activities Included:
Guided military tour of Vis

Day 4 : Take In Vis’S Natural Beauty
Location: Vis
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Issa
Meals Included: Breakfast

After yesterday’s military-themed activities, today is all about seeing Vis’s softer side. After breakfast, you’ll take a local bus to the town of Komiža where you’ll be picked up by speed boat and whizzed to nearby islands to visit some stunning marine caves. One of those is the Blue Cave on Biševo island, one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in Croatia. You’ll also have the chance to do some snorkelling here, so you can see the cave’s beauty from above and below the surface, before having the rest of the day free to explore the island at your own pace.

Activities Included:
Three caves boat trip

Day 5 : Admire The Medieval Walled City And Secluded Coves In Korčula
Location: Korčula
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Aminess Hotel Group
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wave goodbye to Vis and continue south by ferry across the Adriatic Sea towards Korčula – an island known for its densely forested interior, dotted with medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves. Before we reach the fortified Old Town of Korčula – which sits on a tiny, oval peninsula on the northeastern coast, characterised by Venetian Renaissance churches, squares and monuments – we’ll stop in at the Barillo ethnographic museum in the village of Blato. The museum is a treasure trove of Croatian folk art, costumes and artifacts from the island’s past.

Activities Included:
Visit to Barillo ethnographic museum

Day 6 : Cycle To Lumbarda And Enjoy A Wine-Tasting Session
Location: Korčula
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Aminess Hotel Group
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Kick-start your day by cycling past pine forests and olive groves en route to Lumbarda. There, you’ll be able to taste grk – a dry white wine unique to the vineyards around Lumbarda that’s been grown in the area for more than 2,000 years. Pošip (white) and plavac (red) – both indigenous to Dalmatia – are also popular choices. Take time to explore the village or head to one of the nearby sandy beaches, Vela Przina or Bilin Zal, before returning to Korčula town. Later, tuck into a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Activities Included:
Return bike ride from Korčula town to Lumbarda
Wine tasting

Day 7 : Try Fresh Oysters And Take A Walking Tour Of Dubrovnik
Location: Ston, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Catch a ferry back to the mainland, stopping in Ston on the Pelješac peninsula, home to the oldest salt pans in Europe (dating back to the 14th century). Here, you’ll have an opportunity to sample the local speciality – oysters fresh from the sea – before continuing along the coast to Dubrovnik, which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Unesco-listed Old Town, with its blend of gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles, intersected by the limestone-paved promenade, Stradun. Cap off your trip with a farewell group dinner.

Activities Included:
Oyster tasting
Dubrovnik walking tour
Farewell dinner

Day 8 : Depart From Dubrovnik
Location: Dubrovnik
Meals Included: Breakfast

The time has come to bid farewell to your new friends as your Croatian adventure comes to an end. After one final breakfast, check out of the hotel by 10am and make your way to Dubrovnik airport – or choose to extend your stay and discover what else Croatia has to offer.

What's Included

  • Local Insider

  • Accommodation

    Five nights premium accommodation Two nights boutique accommodation

  • Meals described in the itinerary

    Seven breakfasts, two dinners

  • Private and local transport

  • Split Old Town walking tour

  • Three caves boat tour

  • Vis island military tour

  • Bike ride to Lumbarda

  • Wine tasting

  • Oyster tasting

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What's Not Included

  • International flights

  • Visas (if required)

  • Optional activities

  • Insurance

  • Resort Taxes (Where applicable)

Accommodation

Bosket Luxury Rooms
This charming accommodation is perfectly located near the city centre, with all you need for a relaxing stay in Split. The 13 rooms all have high-speed WiFi, LCD TV screens and simple yet elegant furnishings. Nearby you'll find fantastic bars, restaurants and views and the nearest beach is only one kilometre away.

Hotel Issa
Hidden among the pine trees on the Privovo Peninsula, this beachfront hotel is simple but does the basics well. The coffee terrace is a serene spot to spend the morning, while just below the hotel, the pebbly Privovo beach lies in the dappled shade of tamarisk trees.

Aminess Hotel Group
All Aminess hotels in Korcula are rated four-star, with chic, stylish rooms, impressive facilities (think outdoor infinity pools, tennis courts and high-end dining options). Locations range from the heart of Korcula town to the yacht-dotted waterfront.

Grand Hotel Park
This modern hotel is an excellent base for exploring Dubrovnik’s medieval Old Town, a short bus ride away, and the beautiful coastline of the Lapad peninsula, with easy access to Uvala Lapad beach. Make the most of the spa, jacuzzi, poolside bar and plentiful breakfast buffet.


Please note that, while unlikely, the accommodation indicated may be subject to change (see T&C’s). On a rare occasion, alternative arrangements may be necessary – this may be due to a lack of availability at our preferred accommodation, or other reasons outside our control. We’ll do everything we can to prevent this from happening; however, in cases where it is unavoidable, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

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  • Are airport transfers included?

    Your arrival transfer from Split Airport (SPU) to the start hotel (Bosket Luxury Rooms) is not included. If you would like to add an arrival transfer onto your booking, you can contact our Travel Experts who will be able to assist. If you would prefer to make your own way to the hotel, taxis are available at the airport. The hotel is located 23 kms (14 miles) from the airport and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Your departure airport transfer from the end hotel in Dubrovnik (Grand Hotel Park) to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is not included. If you would like to add a departure transfer onto your booking, you can contact our Travel Experts who will be able to assist. If you would prefer to make your own way back to the airport, your Local Insider or the hotel reception will be able to arrange a taxi for you. The airport is located approximately 22km (13 miles) and will take about 30 minutes. A shuttle bus service also operates from Dubrovnik’s main bus station in Gruz Port to the airport and takes approximately 30-40 minutes. A one-way ticket is priced at 10 Euros per person and tickets can be purchased either online or on the bus.

  • Do I need any vaccinations?

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  • Why should I travel with Culture Trip?

    We know the world's best bits – our award-winning content proves it. Now we’re using that expertise to bring you curated trips that combine thoughtful planning with authentic experiences and hand-picked accommodation. Led by Local Insiders, our trips bring together small groups of curious travellers who embrace the value of shared experiences, cultural immersion and travel that never feels rushed.

  • Will there always be a guide on the trip?

    Absolutely yes. We pride ourselves on our expert Local Insiders - they are an integral part of what makes our trips so special. Your Local Insider will accompany you throughout the trip and is there to help and assist in any way possible as well as ensure everything works to time.

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  • What happens if I need to amend or cancel my booking?

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  • What is not included in the trip?

    We don’t include the following in our trips: insurance (however you must have insurance to travel on one of our trips), flights, tips for local guides, optional activities and other meals and services not mentioned in your itinerary.

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  • How many meals are included?

    Breakfast is included daily and then depending on your itinerary, some lunches and dinners. This is clearly indicated in the trip details or ask your Travel Expert to confirm.

  • What kind of luggage should I bring?

    It depends on the type of trip you have booked, but we usually recommend a soft sided bag or case as they are easier to handle on a trip.

  • What happens if I am travelling on my own?

    Most accommodations on our trips are reserved on a twin share basis. Therefore, if you are travelling on your own you will be sharing a room with another Culture Trip traveller of the same sex. However, most of the time it is possible to pay a supplement for your own room. Please ask your Travel Expert for more information.

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    You do not have to make full payment at the time of booking. We only require a small, fully refundable deposit of $100 to secure your spot on the trip. Full payment is due at the latest 56 days prior to departure.

  • Do I have to take part in all the activities? Will there be free time on my trip?

    The amount of free time varies per trip. Please enquire with our travel experts to get a proper understanding on the amount of free time on the trips you are interested in. You do not have to take part in all activities but we strongly encourage you to do so! We have carefully crafted each trip to show you the best of every destination, so you’d be missing out! Also taking part in activities is a great way to get to know your travel companions and make new friends. Nothing like a positive and supportive group environment to venture outside of your comfort zone and surprise yourself!

  • What is a Local Insider?

    We believe there’s no better way to discover a new place and a new culture than by experiencing it through the eyes and experience of a local. That’s why we only work with local guides - whom we name our Local Insiders. They know their region inside out and have a passion for sharing it with travellers. All our Local Insiders have years of experience guiding and speak English. Importantly, they like to travel the way we like it too: away from crowds, tourist traps and queues. Focussing on the true essence of a destination, teaching you all about the local culture and profusely sharing local hidden gems and insights.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

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The content, experiences and overall daily activities were magnificent.

18-Sep-2023

Our tour guide “Pavle” was simply the best. The ease of getting things done was outstanding. Excellent, knowledgeable & friendly to all. The content, experiences and overall daily activities were magnificent.

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