Delights of Croatia – Exclusively Solos

Delights of Croatia – Exclusively Solos

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Delights of Croatia – Exclusively Solos

9 Days

Visiting: Split, Trogir, Korčula, Hvar, Stari Grad

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

98516

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$2262 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$247

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Tour Overview

A group holiday free of hassle and focused on two heavenly Mediterranean islands, Korcula and Hvar.


Escape to the Dalmatian Coast, where ancient towns and cultural attractions await. Alongside a group of like-minded travellers, you’ll cover every highlight in comfort and safety while under the guidance of a local expert. From Split to Trogir, this tour will ensure complete immersion into the history and culture of this multifaceted nation.


A different perspective of Croatia will be showcased, as the itinerary incorporates the lesser-explored island of Korcula, where Roman archaeological remains and Marco Polo's birthplace can be found. Optional excursions to fortified Dubrovnik and Hvar Island further complement your shared experience on the shores of the Adriatic. Embrace the freedom of self-exploration at your own pace or with your fellow culture and history enthusiasts.

Highlights

  • Explore the island town of Trogir, the most preserved medieval town in central Europe

  • Visit the family home of Marco Polo, an Italian merchant, explorer and writer

  • Sample local wines and snacks at a vineyard along the Peljesac Peninsula

  • Discover the rich history and cultural landmarks of Stari Grad, the oldest town in Croatia

  • Walk across the UNESCO-listed Stari Grad Plain, a preserved agricultural landscape

  • Amble around Hvar, calling at its fortress and cathedral on an optional excursion

  • Join an optional excursion to fortified Dubrovnik, with its medieval town and ancient city walls

  • Learn about the legends of Korcula, including Antenor, the legendary founder of Korcula, and its Roman past

Itinerary

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Day One – Transfer From Split Airport To Trogir
Location: Split, Trogir

Subsequently arriving at Split airport, you can relax in the care of your friendly tour manager, who’ll introduce you to all the other solo travellers on this island-hopping getaway. You’ll then take a transfer to Trogir, where you’ll be welcomed with dinner and drinks at your sea-facing hotel to start your holiday right.

Day Two – Included Visit To Trogir And Afternoon At Leisure
Location: Trogir

After breakfast, your tour manager will escort you around the walled, island town of Trogir, the most preserved medieval town in central Europe, and a filming location for the popular Game of Thrones series. You’ll venture to the island over a bridge and through the Land Gate before entering an ancient labyrinth of palaces, churches and hidden courtyards.  


 


Despite its small size, Trogir packs a mighty punch when it comes to historical architecture. It’s very typical of other mediaeval towns in Croatia, with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic elements, however, there are some notable highlights as well. One of these is the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, a striking example of Renaissance architecture, with an unrivalled view of the Adriatic Sea from the top.  


 


The rest of the day is then free to amble around the cobbled streets at your own pace, perhaps strolling along the lively promenade and pausing at one of the many bars and cafés to sip on an iced refreshment.

Day Three – Transfer From Trogir To Korčula And Wine Tasting With A Traditional Snack
Location: Trogir, Korčula

Following breakfast, check out of the hotel, and sit back as you set off on a scenic transfer to the olive-grove-laden island Korčula, with its medieval town.  



 



While driving along the Dalmatian Coast, the group will drop in at a local vineyard by Peljesac Peninsula, where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting paired with a traditional snack.  



 



Once you’ve arrived at the hotel, you can check in and spend the evening relaxing.

Day Four – Included Tour Of Korčula, With An Optional Visit To The Marco Polo House
Location: Korčula

Enjoy breakfast before embarking on a tour of Korčula’s town, observing its Roman influence evident in the archaeological remnants, squares, palaces and churches. Despite being the sixth largest island in Croatia, Korčula isn’t nearly as popular as other islands in the region (probably due to its distance from the major cities), which means you can expect fewer crowds as the group seeks out the major landmarks. The town is enclosed by Venetian fortifications and is known as ‘Little Dubrovnik’ because of its fortress-like appearance.   


 


According to legend, the island was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor, a member of the Trojan royal family, in the 12th century BC. However, many people know it as the birthplace of Marco Polo – the writer that introduced Europeans to the wonders of China along the Silk Road. You’ll get the option to visit this influential traveller’s family home, a small stone building, with an ivy-clad tower that overlooks the sea.

Day Five – Optional Day Trip To Dubrovnik
Location: Korčula

Once you’ve had breakfast, you can choose to meander around Korčula on your own agenda or join other travellers on an optional excursion to the ancient city of Dubrovnik for the day.   

Whether you’re exploring the old town’s Gothic-Renaissance and red-roofed buildings or walking along the ancient city walls to take in the surrounding vista, the history and culture ensure a wish-list experience.  

On the guided tour, you’ll get to see the pedestrianised central street Stradun, running from the Pile Gate to busy Luza Square and overlooked by the carved stone façade of the impressive Sponza Palace, as well as the baroque St Blaise’s Church. Other highlights will include the Franciscan Monastery and the Rector’s Palace, the seat of the government in the former Dubrovnik Republic. 

The energetic can walk the entirety of the city walls, while others can take a seat in one of the city's many pavement cafés returning to the hotel.

Day Six – Transfer From Korčula To Hvar
Location: Korčula, Hvar

Have breakfast, check out and transfer from one beautiful island to the next, Hvar.

Day Seven – Included Tour Of Stari Grad With A Visit To Stari Grad Plain
Location: Stari Grad

After breakfast, the group will be taken on a tour of Stari Grad, the oldest town in Croatia. Your guide will lead you along the sleepy winding streets while detailing its past and how it was founded in 384 BC by the ancient Greeks.  


The main attraction, Star Grad Plain, will be visited, and you’ll have a chance to learn about this 80-hectare agricultural colony, which has been in use for over 2,400 years. Excellently preserved and a testament to the ingenuity of the ancient Greeks, this cultural landscape encompasses an organised system of land division and irrigation. You’ll walk through the olive groves and vineyards, observing a living museum of agricultural history and UNESCO World Heritage Site.  


Stari Grad also boasts numerous cultural landmarks, including the Dominican Monastery, which houses a collection of art and artefacts from the medieval period.

Day Eight – Optional Hvar Island Excursion
Location: Hvar

It’s your last day, and once you’ve had breakfast, you can explore on your own agenda or opt for a tour of Hvar, removing the stress of decision-making. 


The excursion will begin with a visit to the small town of Jelsa before travelling to Hvar’s old town, a teeming hub of activity with vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, and remarkable architecture. Formally known as Pharos, Hvar’s historical legacy dates back to Neolithic times. The group will explore the town's historic landmarks, including the 13th-century Hvar Cathedral and the imposing Fortica Fortress. 


You’ll also experience a leisurely drive through the island's countryside while marvelling at the landscapes, peppered with olive groves, vineyards, and lavender fields. Next, you’ll arrive at Vrboska, known as the ‘Little Venice of Croatia’ for its charming canal system and unique architecture.  


The village Brusje will follow, with its beautiful view of the sea, and then the coach will continue through Grablje and Selca to reach the medieval town of Stari Grad. Lastly, you’ll visit Renaissance-style Tvrdalj Castle, the summer residence of Croatian poet Petar Hektorovi, built in the 16th century.  


During the final evening, a farewell dinner will be served with your newfound friends – the perfect opportunity to reflect over the week and share memories.

Day Nine – Transfer From Hvar To Split For Flight Back To The Uk
Location: Hvar, Split

Following breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and a catamaran will take you to the Split port, where you’ll then be transferred to Spilt airport for your flight.

What's Included

  • Eight nights' half-board accommodation in a series of good quality hotels in Trogir (2 nights), Korcula (3) and Vrboska (3)

  • A welcome dinner and drinks and a farewell dinner

  • Eight breakfasts

  • A visit to Trogir

  • A wine-tasting and traditional snack

  • An excursion to Korcula

  • A tour of the Marco Polo house

  • A visit to Stari Grad

  • A tour of the Stari Grad Plain

  • Return flights to Split

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Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally we may have to change the order of the hotel stays and excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.
Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.
Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").
Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.
European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally we may have to change the order of the hotel stays and excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.


 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.


Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.


Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").


Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.


European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

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    We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure that you make us aware of any requirements.

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