Dubrovnik & Hvar Escape - 8 Days

Dubrovnik & Hvar Escape

City walls meet sunny beaches

On this vacation to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, explore two of its dazzling cities: Dubrovnik and Hvar! Stroll the ancient city walls and fortresses of Dubrovnik, then hop on a ferry to the sunny island of Hvar.

Unique Explorations

  • Begin and end your vacation in Dubrovnik, used as the setting for King’s Landing in “Game of Thrones.”
  • Spend the day exploring the highlights of Old Town Dubrovnik, from the Rector’s Palace to the 16th-century fortified walls!
  • Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride on the Adriatic Sea to the island of Hvar, beloved for its atmospheric Old Town and secluded beaches.
  • Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night out in Hvar Town, home to some of Croatia’s best nightlife!
  • Taste the Mediterranean flavors of Croatian cuisine, like seafood risotto cooked with squid ink.

Your week-long vacation begins in the historical heart of Croatia, Dubrovnik! Named the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” this city in southern Dalmatia is very easy on the eyes. Spend your first three nights exploring the UNESCO-certified Old Town, taking the cable car up Mt. Srd, and relaxing on the pine tree-covered island of Lokrum.

From Dubrovnik, take an approximately 2.5-hour ferry to the island of Hvar, often considered “the Queen of the Dalmatian Islands.” A summertime haunt for the jet-set, Hvar has retained its medieval charm, evident in Hvar Town and Stari Grad. It’s also shockingly beautiful, from sparkling blue coves to fields of lavender. What more could you want in a Croatia vacation?

PRICES FROM: $3,341*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Dubrovnik!

Welcome to the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your first accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this enchanting city, which served as the setting for King's Landing in "Game of Thrones."

Celebrate your first night in Croatia with a traditional Croatian meal. One of the most well-known dishes is peka, or meat and potatoes cooked in a bell-like dome under hot coals.

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel

Check In - Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to this relaxing retreat, where you'll wake up to the fresh smell of salty sea air and fall asleep to the faint sound of waves crashing. Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, the proud recipient of the prestigious 2013 and 2015 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Hotel“ and the 2014 and the 2015 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel“, is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra modern rooms and suites, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant, a wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands, and an abundance of activities.

Open the door to your airy room and admire its stylish decor and modern amenities. Peel away the curtains and feel your eyes widen as your gaze out at the breathtaking view. Sprawl out on your comfortable bed, use the hotel's WiFi to say hello to family and friends, or catch up on your favorite TV show. Then, let the fun begin! Unpack your swimsuit and head to the sparkling outdoor pool. Take a refreshing dip or lounge in the sun with a cold drink in hand. Take a whack at a match of tennis, work all your stresses away in the fitness center, or set off on a banana boat ride! Interested in parasailing, kayaking, water skiing, and other water sports? Just ask a friendly staff team member! Doze off on the beach, find serenity in the sauna, or pamper yourself with a decadent massage. Come on, you're on vacation.

When it's time to eat, indulge in mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine at any of the fabulous on-site dining options. From casual outdoor terrace cafes to fine dining with a view, the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik has a restaurant for everyone. Unwind with a drink in the classy Nocturno Cocktail Bar, or grab a drink by the pool and watch the sun set over the bright blue ocean.

Day 2
Dubrovnik

Today, discover Dubrovnik's charming UNESCO-certified Old Town on your own. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces that have been carefully preserved over the centuries.

Take a pleasant walk to the Rector's Palace, built in the 15th-century as the home of Dubrovnik's elected rector. Today, the palace is a museum containing beautifully restored rooms, paintings, and coat of arms.

You could also visit the Franciscan Monastery with its gorgeous 14th-century cloister and small museum. Don't miss visiting the pharmacy, which has been in business since 1317!

Day 3
Dubrovnik

In the morning, head north of Dubrovnik's city walls and take the 4-minute cable car up to Mt Srđ. At the top, you will be treated to spectacular views of Old Town, the sparkling Adriatic sea, and several islands.

After descending the cable car, consider taking a 10-minute ferry (extra cost) from Dubrovnik's Old Harbor to the forested island of Lokrum. Explore the beautiful grounds of the botanical garden, then check out the Benedictine monastery. Lokrum is also a great place for swimming!

In the evening, return to Dubrovnik's Old Town, find a cafe, and watch the world go by with a glass of Croatian wine.

Day 4
Dubrovnik - Hvar

Say goodbye to Dubrovnik for now as you transfer to the Dubrovnik Gruz Port for your approximately 2.5-hour ferry to the island of Hvar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure in sunny Hvar, an island characterized by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine. See how lavender fields and vineyards cover the bare Mediterranean landscape, descending gradually from black pine woods to white-stoned bays.

A Tip For Your Trip: Catamarans depart in the late afternoon (4:30pm) during high season (June 1 - September 30).

Transfer to Dubrovnik port

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 5
Hvar

Ease into island life and explore Hvar Town, the main hub on the island of Hvar. Stroll through the piazza and stop at the first public theater in Europe, opened in 1612. Continue to the cathedral of St. Stephen and the Franciscan Monastery, easily recognizable for its high bell tower.

Later in the day, take the moderate walk to the Fortica, a medieval castle built originally in the 13th century to protect the port of Hvar. Once you reach the top, treat yourself to astonishing views of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands!

In the evening, experience Hvar's legendary nightlife. Everyone from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Beyonce have partied in Hvar!

Day 6
Hvar

Today, consider venturing further than Hvar Town to the northern coastal town of Stari Grad, one of Hvar's gems and the oldest town in Croatia! Stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic center and pass the stone houses that line the harbor. Don't miss Tvrdalj, a large, well-preserved fortified castle that once belonged to Croatian poet Petar Hektorovic.

Later in the day, return to Hvar Town to watch the sunset. Have an authentic coastal Croatian meal at a konoba, a traditional restaurant found on the Dalmatian Coast.

Day 7
Hvar - Dubrovnik

Your Hvar stay ends today as you transfer to the Hvar pier for your ferry back to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Take a walk around the spectacular city walls, the perfect ending to your Croatia vacation. From the top, the view over the old town and the shimmering Adriatic is sublime!

A Tip For Your Trip: Catamarans depart early in the morning (June 1 - September 30), arriving in Dubrovnik at noon.

Transfer to Hvar port

Ferry to Dubrovnik!

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel

Check In - Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to this relaxing retreat, where you'll wake up to the fresh smell of salty sea air and fall asleep to the faint sound of waves crashing. Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, the proud recipient of the prestigious 2013 and 2015 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Hotel“ and the 2014 and the 2015 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel“, is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra modern rooms and suites, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant, a wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands, and an abundance of activities.

Open the door to your airy room and admire its stylish decor and modern amenities. Peel away the curtains and feel your eyes widen as your gaze out at the breathtaking view. Sprawl out on your comfortable bed, use the hotel's WiFi to say hello to family and friends, or catch up on your favorite TV show. Then, let the fun begin! Unpack your swimsuit and head to the sparkling outdoor pool. Take a refreshing dip or lounge in the sun with a cold drink in hand. Take a whack at a match of tennis, work all your stresses away in the fitness center, or set off on a banana boat ride! Interested in parasailing, kayaking, water skiing, and other water sports? Just ask a friendly staff team member! Doze off on the beach, find serenity in the sauna, or pamper yourself with a decadent massage. Come on, you're on vacation.

When it's time to eat, indulge in mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine at any of the fabulous on-site dining options. From casual outdoor terrace cafes to fine dining with a view, the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik has a restaurant for everyone. Unwind with a drink in the classy Nocturno Cocktail Bar, or grab a drink by the pool and watch the sun set over the bright blue ocean.

Day 8
Depart Croatia

Your colorful Croatia adventure ends today. At the appropriate time, transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home. Say goodbye to this enchanting country and start planning your next adventure!

Transfer to Dubrovnik airport (DBV)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • All airport and ferry port transfers
  • 3 nights in Dubrovnik at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, or similar
  • Ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar
  • 3 nights in Hvar at the Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, or similar
  • Ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik
  • 1 night in Dubrovnik at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, or similar
  • Breakfast daily

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