Taste the Dalmatian Differences as you travel from Split to Dubrovnik, tasting oysters, mussels, olive oil, wine and plenty of fresh seafood as you go. It’s a blend of traditional recipes and fresh tastes, modern cities and ancient architecture.
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Arrive in Split
Begin your Croatian adventure with a guided tour of Split’s historic sites such as Diocletian’s Palace. After viewing marble halls and Egyptian sphinxes, hop in a kayak for a cruise around Marjan peninsula. Enjoy the lush nature of Marjan’s forested hills as you paddle through the Adriatic’s turquoise waters. Split may offer plenty of stunning sights within its city walls, but there’s plenty to discover on the sea as well.
Enjoy an authentic Croatian breakfast before heading off to Brač Island by ferry. Once there, hike through Brač’s beautiful landscapes before reaching the secluded Blaca hermitage. Known not only for it’s fascinating history and evocative atmosphere, the Black monastery also houses a museum. Later, we continue our hike to the highest peak on Brač: Vidova Gora. Enjoy panoramic views of the island sprawling below and catch a glimpse of what else Croatia has in store for you in the coming days. Return to Split and enjoy a leisurely night on your own to explore the town and indulging in another delicious dinner.
Today’s adventures take you from Split to Hvar by ferry. Upon arrival, settle into your kayak for a morning paddling through the Pakleni archipelago’s many capes, coves and cliffs. It’s a day immersed in unspoiled nature and breathtaking views—all separate from the modern bustle. After our day on Croatia’s limpid waters, you have time to navigate your own adventure through lively Hvar town.
Hike through Hvar’s Countryside
Venture further into Hvar’s interior today with a hike through the countryside. Pass through the abandoned villages of Velo Grablje and Malo Grablje, still decorated with traditional architecture and lavender fields. As we wander, learn more about the local’s deep connection to the earth and the herbs they grow here. Return to Hvar town this evening and see what other discoveries lay in store.
Explore Korčula Island
We continue our island-hopping adventure today with a ferry ride to Korčula Island. There, explore Kocje’s natural wonders, fields of aromatic herbs and the elusive “Fairies’ Spring” before traveling to the village of Zrnovo. We take a break from our wandering to taste the island’s traditionally crafted jams, olive oils and grappas. After our day on our feet, spend a free evening in Korčula.
Tour Pelješac Peninsula & Dubrovnik
Enjoy a fresh breakfast before traveling to Dubrovnik. On the way, we stop by the Pelješac Peninsula, where we have time to visit the town of Ston—known for it’s long white stone wall and its fresh oysters. Taste the local seafood paired with refreshing wines before continuing your journey to Dubrovnik. This evening, explore the town’s picturesque buildings and towering walls on a guided city tour. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Stradun and an independent evening in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast in Dubrovnik, travel to the hinterland’s Konavle. This region boasts dusty olive groves, sun-soaked vineyards and charming villages. Explore the rugged cliffs as well as the Sokol Grad, or fortified palace, before an authentic Croatian lunch. In the afternoon, learn more about the region’s traditional silk manufacturing process—a process crucial to Dubrovnik’s traditional clothing—in a personal, engaging presentation.
Enjoy one final Croatian breakfast before saying goodbye to Croatia. Catch your return flight home.
Dates & Rates
These tours are semi supported - this means we will take care of all the logistics and accommodations as well as set up the daily tours and activities. Each day you will be collected for your next adventure meeting new guides and like minded travelers along the way. Evenings are free to do some personal exploring but our guides are always happy to point out fun things to do and great places to eat!
Prices above are based on 3* hotels but if you want something more luxurious we can arrange that at an extra cost.
• All activities as indicated on your itinerary
• All meals as indicated on your itinerary
• Transfer from the airport
• All accommodations as indicated on your itinerary
• Services of professional guides
• All necessary outdoor activity equipment
• Airfare to and from Croatia
• Gratuities for guides
• Items of a personal nature
• Meals and Drinks not expressly included
• Tour Extensions
FAQ & More
When is the best time to go?
July and August are considered Croatia’s ‘season’. It is summer during that time, and tourism is in full swing. The weather is hot, the sea is blue, and the coast is at its best. The only drawback is that it is the peak of tourist season. Everything is busy in Croatia this during the summer and the crowds can be overwhelming. The weather in Croatia varies from the north to the coast. The north has a Continental climate with temperatures averaging around 77 degrees Fahrenheit in August. The coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate and the temperature can reach as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather in May, June, September, and October will be milder, but some businesses may be closed.
Will I need a visa?
You will need a passport that is valid for 6 months past the end of your trip, but a visa is not required for tourists who are on trips of less than 90 days.
Do I need to exchange currency before I go?
The currency in Croatia is the Kuna, although some places will accept the Euro, you may be stung by the exchange rate. You can either exchange currency before you travel or get it from an ATM when you arrive, again watch for the exchange rate. Remember, it is never a good idea to keep a lot of cash on you while you are traveling, but in local shops and markets having some Kuna on you is helpful.
Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
As long as we are aware of your dietary requirements in advance of your trip we can cater to these.
Do I need a power converter?
Depending on where you are traveling from, you may need to bring a power converter with you. The outlets in Croatia are 220 volt outlets. The US and Canadian standard is between 110 and 120 volts.
What type of Sea Kayaks do you provide?
We use Prijon HTP sea kayaks. Some of the models we use are Kodiak, Seyak, Touryak and Poseidon. All kayaks are equipped with rudders. Neoprene covers, life vests, spry skirts and dry bags are provided. For day tours we use aluminum paddles while for the multiday programs we provide carbon paddles
What do you recommend for sea sickness?
If you are prone to sea sickness, make sure to talk to your physician before travelling for suggestions as to what will help. A natural and inexpensive way to combat sea sickness is ginger chews and acupressure bands.
Do I need hiking boots?
For most of our hiking trips a good trail shoe is recommended - something with a good traed n the sole but lightweight in the heat.