• Discover two UNESCO cities – Split and Dubrovnik
• Enjoy the stories and traditions of the islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula
• Taste excellent wines and food prepared according to traditional recipes
• Take a photo surrounded by ancient walls and explore the beauty of the Konavle region.
DAY1 Welcome to Split
Welcome to Split!!!
At your arrival you will meet with our staff at your hotel, so we can lay before you all the information about your journey. After the briefing you will go to organized sightseeing of Split at 10 am. The sightseeing is finished at 11:30 am, so you have a time to enjoy in coffee on main Promenade or take a light lunch in some of the local restauraunt. At 14:30 you will head to the meeting point for the afternoon sea kayaking, which starts from the Bene beach, on Marjan peninsula. Marjan is also known as the lungs of the town, it is a beautiful and protected park forrest where locals go all year round to walk, run, cycle, climb, meditate…It has beaches on all three sides of it, little churches, trails, viewpoints – it’s perfect and most immediate Split’s getaway. Kayaking starts at 15 pm and finishes at about 19:00 pm.
Activity: guided city tour, sea kayaking
DAY 2 Island Brac
Today after breakfast we will get on a ferry from Split to Brac island. We will spend a spectacular day on Brac hiking through its beautiful scenery. There are numerous trails on the island, but we have choosen this one leading to Blaca monastery. We start by transfer from ferry port in Supetar to the starting point of our easy, 45 min. hike to Blaca Monastery. After guided visit of the monastery built over the course of centuries around a cave and into the rock, we will spend some time relaxing, taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. This place is not only famous for its museum but also for quiet atmosphere, positive energy and unique setting.
You will also visit Vidova Gora, the highest peak of Brac. Enjoy amazing views to the mainland and surrounding islands to be visited in upcoming days.
After the hiking and visit to Vidova Gora, we will stop for lunch in traditional tavern in the central part of Brac island.
After the tour and lunch, the transfer will take you back to the ferry to Split.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Activity: Hiking on Brac tour
DAY 3 Island Hvar
After breakfast we leave Split by catamaran and head on the island of Hvar. Another great day waits you today – you will be join the group and explore Pakleni island from sea kayak in the afternoon. Visit numerous secluded coves, bays and beaches – true jewels of nature; enjoy the unspoiled scenary and beautiful turquoise of crystal clear waters and see for yourselves why Croatia has become one of the most popular kayaking destinations. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches where you can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own, where you can swim, snorkel and relax. At the evening you have free time to explore this beautiful island and enjoy in all its beauty.
Lunch: breakfast, light unch
Activity: sea kayaking
DAY 4 Hike to the lost village
After breakfast we will take a short ride from Hvar to the starting point of our hiking route. Great day awaits us – we’ll meet a local lavender producer, spend some time with him to hear interesting facts about the origins and production of lavender in these parts. The hike encompasses two villages of which Velo Grablje is the first on our route – it was founded five hundred years ago when Hvar’s patricians and nobles sought refuge in the hills during the epic rise of the disempowered plebeians. Nowadays there’s only a few inhabitants in the village throughout the year except when they gather for lavender festival during the harvest, distillation and celebrating the villages’ saints. Then we hike down the canyon to get to Malo Grablje – little village abandoned in the fifties of the last century due to hardships of life. Nevertheless when walking its alleys between the houses that once where bursting with family life and now reclaimed by vegetation you can almost imagine and hear children’s play or adults talking about the quality of the olive oil they’d just made. Next we will have a simple but delicious lunch in a special ambience of perhaps the most authentic island’s tavern right there in Malo Grablje .
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Activity: Hiking 3-5 hours
DAY 5 Korcula
Early in the morning after breakfast at 8:45 am we leave Hvar by catamaran to island Korcula. You will come to town Korcula at 10 am, setlle in the hotel and have a free time to explore the island, drink a coffee or take a lunch
At the late afternoon we go to hike tour from Korcula to Lumbarda. Lumbarda is a small fishermen’s village, situated about 5 km from Korcula old town. It is built around a small bay and on the hills mildly rising behind it. From the 3rd century B. C. until our days, Lumbarda has firmly grown its precious wines from sandy soil in the heart of the village, surrounded by the sea from the north and south and enjoying more than 2700 hours of sunlight throughout the year (avg 7.4 hrs/day). GRK (white wine) and Plavac Mali (red wine), both embraced this unique region and its particular conditions.
We will visit one of the best winemakers, Mr. Bire, taste his Grk and enjoy it together with some of Korcula’s typical organic food.
Meals: breakfast, wine tasting
DAY 6 Dubrovnik
Another great day! After breakfast we go to Dubrovnik – Adriatic Pearl with organized transfer. We have short ferry ride from Korcula to peninsula Peljesac. We continue to drive to Mali Ston. It is a small town with the longest stone wall in Europe (5.5 km, or about 3.42 miles), narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and traces of ancient cultures.
Its former value as the „salt city“ gets confirmed even today in the plants of the oldest active saltworks in the world.
We will wander around the town of Ston and visit the saltmaking refinery. After sightseeing, before organized transfer take us to Dubrovnik we will take a small break for light lunch, coffe or glass of local wine.
We will come to Dubrovnik around 5 pm, and you will accomodate in Hotel Argentina.
At 19h you will meet the guide who will takes you around the historic center of the old city of Dubrovnik. You will see some breathtaking sights of this world famous UNESCO City, such as Onofrio’s Fountain; church of St. Blaise – Dubrovnik’s patron saint; the Cathedral; the Rector’s Palace; Sponza Palace; Orlando’s Column and others. At the night you have free time to enjoy in Dubrovnik.
Meals: breakfast, light lunch
Activity: Guided city tour
DAY 7 Konavle
Today is very interesting day. After breakfast you will meet with a guide and organized transfer takes you to Konavle. This hike will show you the natural beauty of charming villages, olive groves, vineyards, all the way down to its exceptional cliffs, stretching along the sea coast. A stunning Sokol grad – (falcon town) is the only fortified place in the Konavle region and can now be visited by the public.
The earth layers beneath Sokol grad are proof that it was inhabited even 2000 years BC. Copper bowls, metal lances, glasses and a tomb from the time of 500 BC are, like the earth, evidence of different periods and different lifestyles of the people that lived here.
You will visit a family farm, by the name of Kaulic, where you will taste some specialities made according to old recipes. Silk was in the past a very important material in this area and that’s why we will also take you to visit a family who will show you the traditional manufacturing process: how butterflies from cocoons create intricately delicate details of traditional costumes from Dubrovnik. You will visit one of the best prossecco maker in the world. This amazing trip takes cca 6 hours.
Meals: breakfast, lunch at family farm Kaulic
Activity: walking, hiking
DAY 8 Departure
Today is the day to say goodbye. We will make shore to plan this day according to your flight details and to make shore that you will have a smooth trip back home.
Thank you for spending this week with us.
INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• 2x overnight with breakfast in double room in Split
• 2 x overnight with breakfast in double room in Hvar
• 1 x overnight with breakfast in double rooms in Korcula
• 2 x overnight with breakfast in double room in Dubrovnik
• Local city guides: Split, Dubrovnik
• 5 x lunch
• 2 x guided sea kayaking
• 1x guided hiking tour on Brac
• 1x guided hiking tour on Brac
• 1 x guided hiking tour on Korcula
• 2 x winetasting
• Visit the saltmaking rafinery
• Visit the silk manufacturer
• Ground transportation as specified in itinerary
• Ferry tickets
• English speaking guide throughout the tour
NOTES on inclusions
• Speed boat transfers in Premium package (5*) instead of ferry transportation
• Private option of all tours in the program in PREMIUM (5*) package
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• Lunches and dinners not cleary specified in the itinerery
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities / tips for crew and guides
• Any additional transportation nor clearly specifed in the itinerery
• Personal expenses