Croatia - Three Centre Holiday

Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split - Classic version

Summary

Split, Dubrovnik and the Island of Hvar. A perfect introduction to Croatia and a great combination for a relaxing holiday on the beautiful Adriatic.

START - Dubrovnik / FINISH - Split

Activity code: CR3C02

Duration: 8 Days

This is one of our most popular holidays as it includes three of the best locations in southern Croatia. We can arrange this itinerary either on a self-drive basis or include door-to-door private transfers with inter-linking ferries & catamarans. There are also lots of optional extras to pre-book such as sightseeing excursions, activities, meals and spa treatments. A great introduction to Croatia....

Each of the two main journeys is not a long drive so you have plenty of time to enjoy the fabulous scenery and places of interest along the way. After an initial drive up the coast from Dubrovnik, travelling through the "Bosnia Corridor", you will reach the small port of Drvenik for a short ferry crossing to Hvar Island and then a stunning drive along the spine of the island to the lovely Hvar Town in the west. A relaxing morning with a visit to the castle leads to an afternoon catamaran directly from Hvar Town to the mainland at Split. You can choose to stay in either Split or Trogir because in the main season it is easy to travel between them on the local ferry across the bay. Once in Split you can explore the old city on foot, relax or perhaps take up the offer to do some rafting or the mulit-zip-wire experience in the Cetina Valley, near Omis.

** this holiday works equally well if you would like to travel in the opposite direction or if you wished to swap Hvar Island for one of its neighbours, such as Brac or Korcula instead.

Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Croatia. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.

Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

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What's included in your Three Centre holiday?

  • 7 nights accommodation on B&B
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private transfers & ferries throughout
  • OR 3 days one-way car hire
  • FREE travel app with all your documents, maps, ferry details, weather & much more
  • All taxes
  • Full 24hr representative services.

Highlights

Itinerary

Arrival at Dubrovnik airport; private transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Two full days to explore the old town and its nearby beaches and countryside independently or with a choice of pre-booked excursions and activities.

Optional Guided Tour: Dubrovnik Panorama & Sightseeing (duration approx. 2,5 hrs): "... those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik" (George Bernard Shaw). This tour will reveal the finest sites of the old walled City as well as give you an opportunity to view it from above at the spectacular panoramic spot. The walking portion includes a visit to the Rector’s Palace. Our guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Other buildings will be viewed along the way.

Day 3 - we suggest a day trip to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro either by having your hire car a day early or on an organised excursion.

Private transfer from your hotel in Dubrovnik up the coast road which passes through Mali Ston and the "Bosnia Corridor" to Ploce and the short ferry crossing from nearby Drvenik to Sucuarj on Hvar Island. Once on Hvar there is a stunning drive along the spine of the island to the west coast and Hvar Town (total transfer duration approx. 4.5hrs).

** we can include a stop along the way to visit the incredible walls at Ston.

If doing this part of the holiday as a self-drive you have many options including the Arboretum at Trsteno, the walls at Ston (also famous for its oysters), the Peljesac Peninsula, Korcula island, even Mostar in nearby Bosnia, prior to the ferry crossing over to Hvar Island.

A full day to explore the old town including the castle high above you. There is also a choice of pre-booked excursions and activities such as a guided tour of the town, a boat trip to the Blue & Green Caves or a food and wine tour of the island.

Optional Tour: Hvar town sightseeing tour with local guide (duration approx. 1.5hrs): When we think of Hvar we think about the island of heather, sunshine and crickets, the island of lavender, sage and wine and the island of rosemary and secluded coves.

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Transfer from Hvar Town to Split via ferry from Stari Grad (or on direct catamaran from Hvar Town to Split). If on self-drive version the car ferry is from Stari-Grad, the catamaran services are passenger only. You will probably go for a morning crossing to give you the afternoon and evening in Split.

Optional Tour: Split sightseeing tour (duration approx. 2hrs). The old town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (born in Salona – today’s Solin) in the 4th century. The walking tour starts with a visit to the cellars of the Palace that are still very well preserved. The cellars offer a good view at how the life in the Palace was organized. Other sights such as the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate, the Peristyle Square etc. will be seen from the outside.

A day at leisure to explore Split on foot; possible day trips include nearby Trogir (by local ferry), Krka National Park (excursion, local bus) and the resort of Omis for rafting and/or zip-wire in the nearby Cetina Valley (also excursion or local bus).

Private transfer from your hotel to Split airport for your flight home.

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