Day 1 - Dubrovnik – Arrival
Welcome to Croatia! On your arrival at Dubrovnik airport, you are met and transferred into the centre of the city for a 2-night stay at the Lapad Hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore this amazing city on your own.
Following breakfast, start your day with a guided tour to discover the riches of the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' as Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is called. Surrounded by medieval walls, the old city is a living monument and treasure trove of history, and considered one of the most beautiful towns of the Mediterranean. After the tour, the rest of the day and evening is yours to do some more exploring on your own. Overnight is at your hotel.
Your transfer departs this morning, driving northwest drive along the Peljesac Peninsula to Orebic where you will embark on a ferry for a 15-minute ride to Korcula Island. When you dock you'll be met and transferred from the port into town where you'll check in to the Marko Polo Hotel for a 2-night stay. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free to enjoy discovering this Renaissance seaside town, often referred to as 'little Dubrovnik'.
The day starts with a locally guided tour of the old town of Korcula, where its many narrow streets branch off the main street like a fish bone. Most of the historic buildings including the cathedral are in the architectural style of the Venetians, and it is thought that Marco Polo was born here. The rest of the day is free to rent a bike to explore the countryside or just relax at your hotel. Tonight is at leisure at your hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred back to the port to board a ferry for the island of Hvar. Enjoy a lovely, hour-long cruise in the Adriatic and on arrival in Hvar, you will be met and transferred to the Riva Marina Hotel for a 2-night stay. The rest of the day and the evening are free to discover this delightful town, one of Croatia's favourite resorts, from your hotel that overlooks the sea.
Following breakfast, meet up with your local guide to see many of the town's historical highlights such as the central square with its cathedral and grand palaces, the 13th Century fortress and the Franciscan Monastery with its important works of art. The balance of the day is free to perhaps discover some of the island's many beaches, enjoy its boutiques and galleries and tonight head out to one of its great restaurants. Overnight is at your hotel.
Once more, after a leisure breakfast at your hotel, you'll be transferred to the port to board another ferry that will take you north up the Adriatic and back to the mainland where the ferry will dock at the seaside town of Split. Here you'll be met and transferred to the Fermai Hotel for your final 2 nights in Croatia. The balance of the day is free to explore on your own this popular resort from your centrally located hotel.
Meet your local guide after breakfast this morning and take a walking tour through this historic town with its abundance of ancient structures. There will also be time spent inside the wonderful Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the city's most revered buildings. The rest of the day is free to relax, have a swim or walk on the beach or do more exploring on your own. This evening is at leisure and overnight is at your hotel.
Today, you will be transferred to the Split Airport prior to your flight home.