Historical Dalmatia is set along the Adriatic Coast to the Bay of Kotor in the south. With it rising majestically between the half-baked limestone ridges of the Dalmatian Coast and the perfect blue of the Adriatic Sea. It was the perfect setting then, it is the perfect setting now.
It’s beautiful, quiet, culturally rich.
Arrive at Zagreb and check in to the hotel with the help of our representative present there. Check out the city in the afternoon, especially the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. It's all a very colorful, beautiful affair!
After a lovely breakfast at the Hotel, check out. Join us in a long journey to Split (04 Hours) and then taking a connecting Ferry headed to Vis (2.5 Hours). Vis is like a pearl in the shell, after checking into the hotel, explore the island's original settlement. The town is a merger of two settlements: 19th-century Luka (meaning 'port'), where the ferry docks, and medieval Kut on the opposite curve of the horseshoe. Enjoy the scenic harbor-side promenade. For the history buffs, there is the Greek cemetery, Roman baths and an English fortress. Take a break and enjoy the Gastronomic paradise that is Vis. From freshly caught seafood cooked on the grill to slowly cooked dishes under the peka and local dishes such as paštićada, it will be worth your while.
There is something about Vis, a mysterious air – even to locals. It's the farthest of the Central Dalmatian islands from the coast, and has authenticity, nature, gourmet delights and much needed peace and quiet. You can now choose to visit the many diverse beaches on the Islands around Vis by renting a boat. OR Rent a car or a scooter to explore the towns and beaches. The centre of the island is a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves. This way you can combine both as you wind your way between the small inland villages, detour to a beach and then continue on exploring. Best of all worlds.
With its many coves and secluded bays, Vis is the perfect place to hire a boat and explore all its nooks and crannies. Explore the beaches along the southern side of the island or head to Komiza and the Blue Cave at Bisevo Island. Circumvent the island by heading home along the northern coast! Or Dive. With beautiful clear waters, secluded coves and the odd wreck or two, Vis is a great place to go diving.
Take a ferry back to Split (Spalato in Italian), just the ferry journey to Split is an amazing one as you get to see the cityscape in all its glory. The exuberance, the lively atmosphere, Split is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. It has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Check in to your hotel. Spend the evening sightseeing Split. It's like time traveling with the great ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage. Step in to different time lines in history.
Say Pozdrav to Split and take the road to Dubrovnik. On check in at the hotel, explore The City also called as the pearl of the Adriatic, a paradise on Earth or Croatian Athens. Its beauty, harmony and importance for European culture, art and science are widely acclaimed and praised by poets. Oh, and it's where the GOT action is all happening.
Wander around the city's imposing 13th century stone walls, pause for a drink along the main pedestrian avenue of Placa, with its eclectic jumble of cafes and shops, which blend in seamlessly with ancient churches and historical monuments. Relax in the afternoon at Lapad Beach for a spot of sunbathing, and hop on the Dubrovnik cable car for sweeping views over the city and the coast. Finish the day with a boat ride to enjoy the untouched natural beauty of the protected eco system of Mali Ston bay, along with the sun and the sea in which many small islets 'are bathing'. All the way through, learn about the process of cultivating oysters, how to gather oyster sand open them in the midst of an oyster farm and enjoy tasting it with a glass of local wine. Boat ride takes approximate 60 min after which you will be brought back to the mainlands.
After breakfast, check out and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
From EUR 1545. Inclusions: - Price is per person on twin sharing - Overnight in 4 Star Hotels, Including Breakfast - Meals, only when specified in the program - Local English speaking guides, as per sight-seeing mentioned in the program - All the transfers, ferries and boats mentioned in the proposal - Local taxes 1 – 2 Euros per person per day - Entrance tickets to places mentioned in the proposal Exclusions: - All other entrances, lunches and dinners - Optional excursions/activities - Any domestic airfare, if applicable