Visiting: DUBROVNIK – KORČULA – HVAR – SPLIT – TROGIR – KRKA WATERFALLS NATIONAL PARK – ŠIBENIK – STON – KOLOCEP – LOPUD – ŠIPAN
10 Day Luxury Private Journey for 2 – 8 Persons
Available from May through October
Luxury Traveler – Dubrovnik to Šipan – 10 Days
With a preference for superb service and sumptuous style during your explorations, the crystalline waters, picturesque stone villages, secluded coves, divine wines, amazing history and classic culture are all accessible from luxurious boats, stunning waterside villas, pampering resorts and accommodating boutique hotels. Discriminating guests appreciate and rely on the curated knowledge of remarkable accommodations, secrets of splendor, and exquisite excursions that Adventures Croatia devotes our focus to.
Allow us to welcome you to a legendary land, discovered and revered by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantine, Venetians, pirates, Ottomans, Napoleon and lovers of culture! The mysteries of the past and the promise of the future contribute to the exciting vibe that is the beautiful delicious exotic destination of Croatia today.
Arrival to Dubrovnik
Your chauffeur will wait for you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel which has been operating since 1913. Dubrovnik Hotel 5* is known as one of the finest five-star hotels on the Mediterranean according to the eminent Sunday Times. Just a few steps from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old town, and overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the hotel’s stunning location, elegance, and Mediterranean charm make it one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. The Dubrovnik Hotel 5* is distinctive for its outstanding service of the highest quality. Meet your guide in the late afternoon for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and city walls.
Dubrovnik – Korčula
Meet your skipper after breakfast for a private motor boat trip to Korčula island.
Your first stop is beautiful Mljet, an enchanting island, a third of which is a national park. The skipper will take you through some hidden romantic coves and, if the weather permits, you can explore the rich underwater world of Mljet’s pristine coast while snorkeling and also its magical nature while hiking at your own pace.
Then continue to Korčula and check into Korčula Hotel 5*. The staff at your hotel will be waiting for you in the harbor. Located in the very center of Korčula’s historic Old Town, this unique hotel was created from an 18th century bishop’s palace and five medieval cottages. The five-star accommodations are luxurious (there are six residences) and includes a spa and a wonderful restaurant overlooking the breathtaking Dalmatian archipelago.
Optional: Dinner at hotel restaurant will showcase the best of seafood and wine Korčula has to offer in a unique, modern and innovative way tailored just for you by restaurant’s chef!
The Old Town of Korčula still has its city walls and although the moat around the town is now dry, you still have to enter the town over a drawbridge! Our morning walking tour takes a leisurely look at what makes the Old Town so special. Although very compact, the art and architecture, Korčulan culture, traditional crafts, and unsurpassed skills in stone masonry and shipbuilding are almost as legendary as its most famous son, Marco Polo. Even today, but only at very special events, the Moreska sword dancers (real swords, real blood when you make a mistake!) are still practicing their centuries-old tradition.
In the afternoon, there’s lots of time to poke around the galleries and shops and take a stroll around the promenade – or go for a swim.
Korčula – Hvar – Split
Your private motorboat charter will be waiting in the harbor for you at 10 a.m. The hotel staff will assist with luggage and transfer to the harbor. You will have a private tour of Hvar. Almost 60km long, the island offers not just the glitter of Hvar town and its sophisticated ambience, but the true taste of its legendary agrarian roots as a rich source of olive oil, wine and, at one time, for its significant portion of the world’s lavender crop. We’ll take you off the beaten track, via 4-wheel drive, to the wild interior of the island where you will meet very colorful locals still working in lavender fields and olive groves. The timeless beauty of abandoned stone homes still looking so marvelous, the serpentine roads snaking their way through the hills, the eye-pooping views of the sea, it’s a fabulous few hours to a completely different world. Enjoy lunch (on your own) at one of the local taverns, recommended by your skipper, before arrival to Split in the afternoon. Check into Split Hotel 4*, a hotel for lovers of culture, its an extensive four-storey building, from which you can observe the fundamental historical and cultural periods of medieval and modern Europe: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. On the eastern elevation, it is easy to see the features of the Romanesque and the Gothic, while the northern elevation, facing onto Pjaca, has Renaissance features.
Split – Trogir
Today you will head to the neighborhood town of Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a special cooking demonstration at a 13th century palace! Your host is one the most amazing and creative chefs in the region!
Enjoy exploring local ingredients and Adriatic delicacies through this creative cooking class. Of course, lunch with wine follows! Return to Split in the afternoon.
Split – Krka Waterfalls National Park – Šibenik – Split
Our guide will meet you at your hotel for an late morning departure to picturesque Skradin and Krka Waterfalls. On its green path, River Krka has seven falls, the last one being the amazing Skradinski Buk. Thanks to the constant process of travertine building, the Krka River is a karst phenomenon, carving a spectacular canyon on its 70 kilometers journey from the foothills of Dinara mountains to the amazing estuary under the walls of historic Šibenik. Walk the winding wooden paths through the main park area and visit the ethno museum housed in one of the old mills at Skradinski Buk. Leaving the splendor of Krka waterfalls behind, you will continue on to the historic city of Šibenik for a coffee break and very brief tour of Šibenik. Return to Split in the afternoon.
Split – Mali Ston – Dubrovnik
Meet your chauffeur at 10:00 a.m. for a private transfer to the magical Dubrovnik. En route, you will stop in the town of Mali Ston, home to Croatia’s most delicious oysters, carefully grown in beds throughout the bay. As the car heads to the highway, you will have a great opportunity to enjoy the picturesque hillside of Dalmatia’s magical interior: a unique blend of high mountains and small patches of fertile fields. It is a part of the country that is losing its battle with modern-day life, looking as if its has stopped in time.
Dubrovnik – Kolocep – Lopud – Šipan
This private speed boat excursion gives you an opportunity to visit and explore Elaphite islands in the comfort and privacy of your group without time limitations and according to our suggested and flexible itinerary. We will stop on each island so that you can enjoy outstanding beauty and historical sites. Sea caves, beautiful rock formations and well-indented coast of islands, formed by constant influences of the sea, are true natural attractions that will satisfy all nature lovers.
After our departure, first we will pass by Dubrovnik city walls from sea side, and in continuation, we will have a ride around the famous Dubrovnik reefs. First island to be visited is island Kolocep. Here we will take a break to relax, swim and explore the natural beauty of Mediterranean sea cave. After visiting the sea cave, we will continue towards island Lopud. Lopud is the most populated and economically developed island of the Elaphiti and is famously known as the “island in the middle”. Lopud island an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches, pine and cypress parks, historical monuments and medieval architecture.
We will visit the southern side of the island Lopud where we will find the most famous sandy beach in southern Dalmatia, Šunj (Shunj); stopping for a swim and some snorkeling. Later we’ll visit the main settlement of island Lopud where you will have free time to explore and enjoy medieval architecture, old monuments, and more beautiful sandy beaches.
Next is the island of Šipan (Shipan) where you can walk in the old port of the settlement Sudjuradj.
Before our return to Dubrovnik we will enjoy a speed boat ride and perhaps stop again on one of the islands for swimming.
Sometime later we will make our way back to Dubrovnik where this exciting tour ends.
Day at leisure. Enjoy Dubrovnik on your own!
Dubrovnik – Departure day!
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.
The package includes:
- 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance
- 1 night in Dubrovnik, Hotel 5*- deluxe room, balcony, sea view
- 2 nights in Korčula, Korčula Hotel 5* 5*-2 bedroom residence
- 3 nights in Split, Split Hotel 4* 4*- deluxe double room, Old Town view
- 3 night in Dubrovnik, Hotel Dubrovnik Hotel 5*- superior room, balcony, sea view
- All taxes and VAT, breakfast daily
- Private airport transfers
- Professional English speaking guides and chauffeurs throughout
- Private walking tour of Dubrovnik and city walls with local guide
- Private motorboat transfer Dubrovnik – Korčula via Mljet island
- Private walking tour of Korčula Old Town
- Private motorboat transfer Korčula- Hvar- Split
- Private tour of Hvar
- Private cooking class in Trogir with lunch
- Private tour to Krka National Park and a visit to Šibenik
- Private transfer Split – Dubrovnik via Ston
- Private day cruise to the Elaphite islands to enjoy islands, towns, bays and coves
Program price does not include:
- Meals and drinks not included in the cost
- Airfare, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Personal Expenses
Luxury Traveler – Dubrovnik to Šipan – 10 Days
- Available from May through October
- Private Luxury Journey for 2 – 8 Persons
- Prices are based on number of passengers traveling and dates of travel
- Hotels are not guaranteed until confirmed