Croatia Island Explorer - 9 Days

Croatia Island Explorer

Gems of the Adriatic

Discover Croatia’s array of picture-perfect islands on this 8-night adventure. Enjoy stays in Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik as you take in the culture, indulge in delicious cuisine and soak up the scenery.

Day 1
Welcome to Split!

Arrive in the picture-perfect city of Split! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your first hotel. After you settle in, explore this charming area, which boasts a perfect blend of old-world character, beautiful beaches, and trendy shops and bars.

Transfer from Split airport (SPU) to Split hotel

Check In - Atrium Hotel Split

SPLIT, CROATIA 5 out of 5 stars

Standing elegantly just a half mile from the UNESCO-certified Diocletian's Palace, the Atrium Hotel in Split boasts an on-site restaurant that serves up a rich daily breakfast as well as Mediterranean and international dishes, a bar that offers everything from cocktails to coffee, a fully equipped fitness facility, the 24-hour on-site Platinum Casino that covers over ten thousand square feet, a 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, and additional services such as car rental, dry cleaning, and airport transportation. Guests can also enjoy free access to the on-site spa which features an indoor pool, hot tubs, and saunas.

Rooms at the Atrium are chic and luxurious, and boast free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, blackout curtains, soundproofing, a desk, a safe, a minibar, and private bathrooms complete with slippers, bathrobes, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.the Kastela Airport is 14 miles away, while Trogir is 15.

Day 2
Split

Recharge with a pleasant breakfast, then take on the town! Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a gem on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, is known for its fortress-like complex at its center: Diocletian's Palace! Explore this iconic structure, which was erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century.

When you get hungry, immerse yourself in local culture at Split Market, where colorful tables of produce, flowers, and prepared foods cover the streets. Simply take a browse or sample the day away!

Day 3
Split - Hvar

Today, you'll be transferred to the Split pier where you'll hop aboard a boat to Hvar! Upon arrival on this beautiful island, you'll be transferred to your next hotel. Settle in, then spend the night exploring! Treat yourself to a delicious dinner and watch a perfect sunset over the sea.

Transfer to Split pier

Ferry to Hvar!

Transfer to Hvar hotel

Check In - Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

HVAR, CROATIA 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in luxury and elegance at this heavenly beachfront hideaway. Settle into your spacious room, take a peek at the view from your window, then use the free WiFi to send amazing photos to your friends and family. Go ahead, make them jealous.

Take a quick nap on your large, comfortable bed, freshen up in your beautiful bathroom, then unpack your swimsuit and head outside. Take a refreshing dip in the pool, lounge in the warm sun, or swim up to the pool bar and enjoy a well-deserved drink. Pamper yourself with an ocean-side massage, work all your stresses away in the rooftop gym, or walk along the white sand of the beach.

When you work up an appetite, indulge in a variety of different cuisine at any of the magnificent on-site restaurants. Savor steak and seafood on the Veranda at Bonj, enjoy a tasty bite while feeling the vibes of lively music at Momo Beach, or feast your eyes on panoramic views at the elegant Windows on Hvar Restaurant.

Day 4
Hvar

Ahh, wake up in sunny Hvar, where lavender fields and vineyards decorate this Mediterranean landscape.

Hvar is a beautiful blend of pristine beaches, a trendy waterfront party scene, and tiny village life. You might want to start your morning with a hike to Mekicevica Bay, where naturists go to explore the immaculate clear-blue water. Then, check out the oldest village in Croatia - Stari Grad! End your night off by unwinding at a fun bar on the coast.

While in Hvar, be sure to try its signature dish of gregada, a stew of fish, potatoes, onions, garlic, and top-quality olive oil.

Day 5
Hvar - Korcula

Soak up one last sunny morning in Hvar, then hop on a ferry to Korcula! During the ride, gaze out at jaw-dropping blue water and take photos of the medieval-looking town as you approach!

Spend the afternoon wandering aimlessly around Korcula's small, incredibly charming city center. Sip on some local wine and watch an unforgettable sunset from a seaside cafe.

For such a small town, Korcula really comes to life at night! After the sun goes down, you'll find street performers and live music filling the streets. Take the opportunity to party it up with the locals!

Transfer to Hvar pier

Ferry to Korcula!

Transfer to Korcula hotel

Check In - Hotel Marko Polo

KORCULA, CROATIA 4 out of 5 stars

Active travelers rejoice! Hotel Marko Polo is the Croatian haven that pampers and engages. This veritable castle on a hill will detox and invigorate you in a flash with its hydromassage, beauty treatments, tanning salon, fitness center, and various other treatments. Join the school of sailing to test your skills, canoe or paddle boat through the bay, or jump into sports activities available for all ages. These, combined with the hotel's fully equipped 100-seat conference hall and two conference rooms make Hotel Marko Polo ideal location for business conferences, groups, and world travelers.

Overlooking the old town of Korcula, you can kick back with a cocktail at the pool and lobby bars, or take a 10-minute stroll into town to explore the local atmosphere. Fill your night with flavor learning about regional cuisine during the special culinary evenings and take in live music performances on the terrace. With nearly endless activities, it's easy to find new adventures every day.

Day 6
Korcula

Did you know Korcula is the rumored birthplace of Marco Polo? Check out his house, which boasts a tower with amazing sea views.

This is a tiny island with big things to see. Consider renting bikes or scooters to see every nook and cranny of it! Discover hidden beaches and vineyards and take in breathtaking views of the sparkling blue seascape.

Day 7
Korcula - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, sail back to the mainland and explore the fascinating city of Dubrovnik! The first thing you'll see as you approach from the sea are the ancient city walls. Built and rebuilt in the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, these walls that were once used to deter invaders are now a tourist favorite. >After you check-in to your hotel, meander through Old Dubrovnik and feel like you've stepped back in time.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Many of the series' scenes have been filmed in this city, so if you feel a sense of deja vu or familiarity, don't think you're going crazy. See if you can find all the filming spots!

Transfer to Korcula pier

Ferry to Dubrovnik!

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel

Check In - Grand Villa Argentina

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 5 out of 5 stars

Showcasing a lovely restaurant with a terrace boasting beautiful panoramic views of the sea, the Grand Villa Argentina makes for a luxurious stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Guests can enjoy wandering through the garden, dining in the restaurant, sipping drinks at the bar, making use of the fitness facilities, taking advantage of the business center, and unwinding in the pool or sauna. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, private parking, and daily breakfast.

Rooms are comfortable and feature air conditioning, blackout curtains, a desk, a hairdryer, a minibar, a safe, and private bathrooms complete with bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. A five minute walk could deliver you to the beach or the beautiful Old Town, where historic sights like the Dubrovnik Walls and the Stradun Promenade can be found.

Day 8
Dubrovnik

Fuel up with a delicious breakfast, then get ready for your last full day in Croatia! Walk around Old Dubrovnik and check out Dubrovnik Cathedral, Rector's Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery.

In the afternoon, treat yourself to a ride on one of Dubrovnik's cable cars! Glide up and down and feast your eyes on a unique bird's-eye-view of this gorgeous red-roofed city.

Day 9
Depart Croatia

Enjoy one last Croatian breakfast, then squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and meet your transfer. After a convenient ride to the airport, board your plane and spend your flight home dreaming about your next adventure.

Transfer from Dubrovnik hotel to Dubrovnik airport (DBV)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Split (SPU), out of Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • All airport and ferry port transfers
  • 2 nights in Split at the Atrium Hotel, or similar
  • Ferry from Split to Hvar
  • 2 nights in Hvar at the Hotel Amfora, or similar
  • Ferry from Hvar to Korcula
  • 2 nights in Korcula at the Hotel Marko Polo, or similar
  • Ferry from Korcula to Dubrovnik* (deck tickets)
  • 2 nights in Dubrovnik at the Grand Villa Hotel Argentina, or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Hotel service charges & taxes

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