Greater Europe

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast

Recreational

Classic

Croatia & Dalmatian Coast

Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar and Split

Craving the uniqueness of a Croatia bicycle tour like no other?

Trek Travel delivers with a tour along the Dalmatian Coast, where the clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea offer an ever-present and inspiring view. From the start, you’ll lose your heart to captivating, historic Dubrovnik, whose centuries-old city walls and fortresses surround an enchanting, romantic Old Town along the way to the unforgettable port of Split, you’ll head to sun-kissed islands and ride along ancient stone terraces carpeted in lavender. Enjoy the unspoiled beaches of Korčula, discover tiny hamlets ringed by olive trees and vineyards, and explore deserted coves near chic, glamorous Hvar Town.

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$4399PP

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2

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Luxury

 

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6 days | 5 nights
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Start | End

Dubrovnik, Croatia | Split, Croatia

Dates

2015
May
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Oct

Daily Itinerary


Day

1

Today's Activity:

Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Description:

Welcome to your Croatia adventure! Your guides will spend some time fitting and familiarizing you with your bike for the week. Then you'll enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Dubrovnik with Trek Travel’s handpicked local guide. Discover this magical walled town with its marble streets and historic Baroque buildings. This evening, you and your newfound friends will gather for drinks and learn about all that is in store for you in the week ahead. You’ll then enjoy your first rousing dinner together, a multi-course feast featuring the bounty of fresh local fare from both land and sea.

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Hotel:

Bellevue Hotel Dubrovnik
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Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride:

Ston to Orebić Ride
Approximately 42 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Ston to Trstenik
Approximately 22 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Ston to Orebić with Loviste Return
Approximately 64 miles with 5,800 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you will shuttle to Ston, a salt-producing village with the longest fortified wall in Europe (3.5 miles!). After you check out these 14th century town walls, your Trek Travel guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific tips for riding along the Croatian Coast. From there, you’re off to discover the Pelješac Peninsula as you ride to Trstenik. Stop for lunch at a small bistro before continuing on to Orebić. Here, you’ll hop aboard a ferry for Korčula Island, the sixth largest island in the Adriatic. Korčula Town is a medieval Dalmatian village and your home for the next two nights, at the Lešić Dimitri Palace. Explore this red roofed walled city, situated on the tip of a peninsula which juts dramatically over the enchanting Adriatic. This evening you’ll dine together at Lešić Dimitri Palace.

Hotel:

Lešić Dimitri Palace
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Korčula to Cara Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Korčula to Racisce Loop
Approximately 18 miles with 940 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Korčula to Smokvica Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Korčula’s vast and lush woods, hidden coves and forested hills are yours to discover by bike today. Explore the interior of the island as you make your way past vineyards, olive groves, villages and coastal hamlets. Continuing your ride, you’ll encounter the small coves and beaches of the steep southern coast, which are a dramatic contrast to the flat northern coast and its natural harbors. You’ll pedal through a colorful history founded by the Trojan hero Antenor according to legend. Korčula has changed hands many times over the ages, including an era of Greek rule in the 6th century BC, the Roman conquest in the 1st century, and the takeover by the Venetians in 1000 AD. Tonight your taste buds will reign supreme as you enjoy another meal together. Dinner will be at a charming traditional family bistro using only local ingredients from their garden. These brothers specialize in Peka, a dish of meat and vegetables slowly roasted under a cast iron bell. This succulent dish pairs wonderfully with a deep ruby glass of Plavic Mali wine.

Hotel:

Lešić Dimitri Palace
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day

4

Today's Ride:

Korčula to Vela Luka
Approximately 30 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pupnat to Vela Luka
Approximately 12 miles with 260 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Korčula to Vela Luka with Vela Spila
Approximately 31 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing

Description:

After a morning ride to Vela Luka, you’ll travel to Hvar, the most glamorous of the Dalmatian islands. Enjoy lunch al fresco on the boat from Vela Luka to Hvar. Then, explore chic Hvar Town, where the 16th-century Citadel towers over the yacht-filled harbor. While today it is considered a hot vacation spot, Hvar was once a Venetian capital on the key east-west trade routes. That influence lives on today in a collection of Renaissance buildings including the Citadel; the 17th century Arsenal, which housed the oldest theater in Croatia and one of the first in Europe; and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, complete with a classically Venetian campanile. Explore the main square, Pjaca, paved in marble and lined with outdoor bars and boutiques, or walk through the old town, heading up the hillside to discover understated architectural gems hidden in the narrow lanes and alleys. If you’d rather, head for the beach! It’s your vacation—you decide! Tonight, choose from the many restaurants in Hvar for your dinner.

Hotel:

Hotel Adriana
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day

5

Today's Ride:

Hvar to Stari Grad Loop
Approximately 25 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Hvar to Stari Grad
Approximately 14 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Hvar to Stari Grad with Jelsa Loop
Approximately 37 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Today, pedal through a landscape like no other—this is a ride that you will remember forever! As you cycle along the limestone ridge of the island, a stunning vista unfurls with ancient white stone walls terracing green valleys, set against the blazing blue of the ever-present sea. Centuries ago, these walls were built by farmers clearing the land so that crops could be planted, today the stones remain and in between are gnarled vines, silver tipped olive trees and lush vegetables.You’ll then descend into the valley and pedal quiet roads bordered by vineyards and olive groves. You’ll cycle to the seaside port of Jelsa. Continue on narrow roads toward Stari Grad, the original capital of Hvar until the Venetians declared the nearer Hvar Town more convenient. Tonight, you’ll dine at a renowned restaurant in town and celebrate the amazing week.

Hotel:

Hotel Adriana
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Hvar Ridge Ride
Approximately 14 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Today’s Activity:

Sea Kayaking | Ferry to Split

Description:

This morning, choose to go on a private sea kayak tour and discover hidden coves or enjoy a short spin to stretch your legs one last time along the scenic coastal roads. Alternatively, you can sleep in and linger over breakfast as the waves lap against the shore. Explore Hvar Town once more for last minute pictures and souvenirs before saying goodbye to your guides and your Croatian vacation of a lifetime. We urge you not to book travel before 5pm from Split as ferry schedules tend to change throughout the season.

View meeting and departing information»


Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch



0715 Alternate 3rd Hotel


Day

1

Today's Activity:

Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Description:

Welcome to your Croatia adventure! Your guides will spend some time fitting and familiarizing you with your bike for the week. Then you'll enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Dubrovnik with Trek Travel’s handpicked local guide. Discover this magical walled town with its marble streets and historic Baroque buildings. This evening, you and your newfound friends will gather for drinks and learn about all that is in store for you in the week ahead. You’ll then enjoy your first rousing dinner together, a multi-course feast featuring the bounty of fresh local fare from both land and sea.

View meeting and departing information»

Hotel:

Bellevue Hotel Dubrovnik
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride:

Ston to Orebić Ride
Approximately 42 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Ston to Trstenik
Approximately 22 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Ston to Orebić with Loviste Return
Approximately 64 miles with 5,800 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you will shuttle to Ston, a salt-producing village with the longest fortified wall in Europe (3.5 miles!). After you check out these 14th century town walls, your Trek Travel guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific tips for riding along the Croatian Coast. From there, you’re off to discover the Pelješac Peninsula as you ride to Trstenik. Stop for lunch at a small bistro before continuing on to Orebić. Here, you’ll hop aboard a ferry for Korčula Island, the sixth largest island in the Adriatic. Korčula Town is a medieval Dalmatian village and your home for the next two nights, at the Lešić Dimitri Palace. Explore this red roofed walled city, situated on the tip of a peninsula which juts dramatically over the enchanting Adriatic. This evening you’ll dine together at Lešić Dimitri Palace.

Hotel:

Lešić Dimitri Palace
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Korčula to Cara Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Korčula to Racisce Loop
Approximately 18 miles with 940 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Korčula to Smokvica Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Korčula’s vast and lush woods, hidden coves and forested hills are yours to discover by bike today. Explore the interior of the island as you make your way past vineyards, olive groves, villages and coastal hamlets. Continuing your ride, you’ll encounter the small coves and beaches of the steep southern coast, which are a dramatic contrast to the flat northern coast and its natural harbors. You’ll pedal through a colorful history founded by the Trojan hero Antenor according to legend. Korčula has changed hands many times over the ages, including an era of Greek rule in the 6th century BC, the Roman conquest in the 1st century, and the takeover by the Venetians in 1000 AD. Tonight your taste buds will reign supreme as you enjoy another meal together. Dinner will be at a charming traditional family bistro using only local ingredients from their garden. These brothers specialize in Peka, a dish of meat and vegetables slowly roasted under a cast iron bell. This succulent dish pairs wonderfully with a deep ruby glass of Plavic Mali wine.

Hotel:

Lešić Dimitri Palace
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day

4

Today's Ride:

Korčula to Vela Luka
Approximately 30 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pupnat to Vela Luka
Approximately 12 miles with 260 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Korčula to Vela Luka with Vela Spila
Approximately 31 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing

Description:

After a morning ride to Vela Luka, you’ll travel to Hvar, the most glamorous of the Dalmatian islands. Enjoy lunch al fresco on the boat from Vela Luka to Hvar. Then, explore chic Hvar Town, where the 16th-century Citadel towers over the yacht-filled harbor. While today it is considered a hot vacation spot, Hvar was once a Venetian capital on the key east-west trade routes. That influence lives on today in a collection of Renaissance buildings including the Citadel; the 17th century Arsenal, which housed the oldest theater in Croatia and one of the first in Europe; and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, complete with a classically Venetian campanile. Explore the main square, Pjaca, paved in marble and lined with outdoor bars and boutiques, or walk through the old town, heading up the hillside to discover understated architectural gems hidden in the narrow lanes and alleys. If you’d rather, head for the beach! It’s your vacation—you decide! Tonight, choose from the many restaurants in Hvar for your dinner.

Hotel:

Hotel Riva
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day

5

Today's Ride:

Hvar to Stari Grad Loop
Approximately 25 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Hvar to Stari Grad
Approximately 14 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Hvar to Stari Grad with Jelsa Loop
Approximately 37 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Today, pedal through a landscape like no other—this is a ride that you will remember forever! As you cycle along the limestone ridge of the island, a stunning vista unfurls with ancient white stone walls terracing green valleys, set against the blazing blue of the ever-present sea. Centuries ago, these walls were built by farmers clearing the land so that crops could be planted, today the stones remain and in between are gnarled vines, silver tipped olive trees and lush vegetables.You’ll then descend into the valley and pedal quiet roads bordered by vineyards and olive groves. You’ll cycle to the seaside port of Jelsa. Continue on narrow roads toward Stari Grad, the original capital of Hvar until the Venetians declared the nearer Hvar Town more convenient. Tonight, you’ll dine at a renowned restaurant in town and celebrate the amazing week.

Hotel:

Hotel Riva
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Hvar Ridge Ride
Approximately 14 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Today’s Activity:

Sea Kayaking | Ferry to Split

Description:

This morning, choose to go on a private sea kayak tour and discover hidden coves or enjoy a short spin to stretch your legs one last time along the scenic coastal roads. Alternatively, you can sleep in and linger over breakfast as the waves lap against the shore. Explore Hvar Town once more for last minute pictures and souvenirs before saying goodbye to your guides and your Croatian vacation of a lifetime. We urge you not to book travel before 5pm from Split as ferry schedules tend to change throughout the season.

View meeting and departing information»


Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch



Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 7TH

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2015


May
10th - 15th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4399 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
17th - 22nd / 6 days / 5 nights
$4399 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
24th - 29th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4399 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
31st -
Jun
5th
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$4399 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Jun
7th - 12th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4399 / Person, $750 / Single OCC. / Stays at Hotel Riva
Guaranteed *
Sep
6th - 11th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Sep
13th - 18th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Sep
20th - 25th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Sep
27th -
Oct
2nd
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Oct
4th - 9th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *

Hotels

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice hotel winner This hotel showcases views of the pristine Adriatic Sea nearly 100 feet above the Miramare Bay and is in walking distance to the Old Town. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bay.

Lešić Dimitri Palace

Korčula, Croatia

Relais & Chateaux LogoThe second hotel on your Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast trip is the Lešić Dimitri Palace, a recently renovated 18th century Bishop’s palace tucked away in the winding alleyways and next to Marco Polo’s home in Korčula Town. On your first night there, you will enjoy a privately catered dinner in one of the apartments. It is a unique hotel comprised of six luxurious apartments and five medieval cottages in the old palace. All but two apartments have more than one bedroom; so you will likely share some common space with some of your fellow travelers, such as a large living area and dining room. Nearly all bedrooms have their own bath facilities, however one bedroom in each apartment may have its toilet within the shared common space.
Hotel Adriana on our Croatia & Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour

Hotel Adriana

Hvar, Croatia

The Adriana, Croatia’s first and only member of Leading Small Hotels of the World, offers trendy, chic, well-appointed luxury rooms and a full spa. Located on the harbor, its rooftop terrace features a heated indoor-outdoor saltwater pool, the sky bar and views of the Cathedral in Hvar Town and the Venetian Piazza.
Hotel Riva on our Croatia and Dalmatian Coast bike tour

Hotel Riva

Hvar, Croatia

Situated on the waterfront promenade in the heart of medieval Hvar, Hotel Riva combines the old world charm with stylish luxury. This trendy boutique hotel features uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of the sun as it sets over the Pakleni Islands.

What's Included

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Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. See more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Croatia & Dalmatian Coast trip, you will stay in some of the finest and most interesting hotels of the region, including a chic boutique hotel in Hvar and a recently restored small palace in Korcula.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 social hours, 3 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Croatia & Dalmatian Coast trip, seafood is plentiful, always fresh, and usually served simply char-grilled, brushed with local olive oil and fresh herbs. Fresh produce is usually biodynamic ally farmed and always local. Meats—Croatian favorites such as suckling pig and spit-roasted lamb to pork, veal, chicken and duck are also popular.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 35
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 2,900

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Croatia & Dalmatian Coast is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is a mix of rocky coastline, plains, and hills. The winding roads offer some gorgeous views! See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

The Croatian coast enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate. Expect average daily temperatures to range from a low of 68 to a high of 78, with generally sunny days. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with layers.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Cruise the dazzling Adriatic Sea by boat
  • Swim and relax on the beach
  • Enjoy a walking tour of historic Dubrovnik, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Kayak in secluded coves
  • Indulge in optional beauty or massage services at the glamorous spa at Hotel Adriana
  • Shop at chic boutiques in Hvar Town

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to a race-proven Trek Madone 6.5 with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the ultimate riding experience. Upgrades to Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Trek Ride Plus electric assist bicycle are also available. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

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How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Dubrovnik (DBV) for the trip start.Arriving two to three days in advance will give you more time to recover from the effects of a long international flight.The airport is 12 miles from the city center and can be reached by public bus, shuttle or taxi. Buses and shuttles generally run after each international flight arrival and cost approximately 35 kuna.A taxi ride should take approximately 25 minutes and cost between 180 and 250 kuna, depending upon your destination and the amount of luggage you have with you. Alternatively, our hotel in Dubrovnik will arrange transportation for you for an additional fee.

For departing flights, Split Airport (SPU) offers flights to many European cities where you can then connect with flights to North America.

Bellevue Hotel | Dubrovnik, Croatia

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bellevue Hotel (Pera Cingrije 7, Dubrovnik) at 3:00 PM on the first day of the trip. Once everyone has arrived, your guides will perform personal bike fittings. If you have brought your own pedals, make sure to have them and your cycling shoes available so the guides can properly fit the bike.Then you’ll depart for a private walking tour of the Old Town. You’ll definitely want comfortable shoes and your camera for the tour of the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, where you will take in the sights of a city that George Bernard Shaw called “heaven on earth.”

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Bellevue Hotel Dubrovnik (+385 (0)20 330 000), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. If you arrive late to the pick-up location, you can still meet the group in Dubrovnik.

Split Harbor | Split, Croatia

You will say farewell to your guides at 1:45 PM at the Hvar Harbor. At this time,you can embark on the water taxi to Split or you may choose to spend more time in Hvar, taking a later boat to Split. Ferry times vary by season, there is a 1:45 PM ferry in high season, otherwise there is an 11:00 AM from Stari Grad or a 5:30 PM from Stari Grad.Your guides can assist you in selecting the ferry you need.

Before: DUBROVNIK

Less than two decades ago, Dubrovnik lay in smoldering ruin, with two out of every three buildings damaged in the 1991 bombardment.Today the city sparkles, its walled old center a smooth medieval stone glory, with the sheer blue of the clear Adriatic immediately below.This captivating town provides endless opportunities for further exploration by history buffs, music lovers, romantics, those drawn to the sea and fans of the beach.Walk the palace walls, enjoy a symphony in the ancient cloister, dine in one of the many outdoor restaurants, or laze on a beach with a view of the city above—there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this lovely town.We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Kazbek Hotel

This small recently renovated hotel is set in a 16th century castle. Each of the 13 rooms is furnished with handmade furniture and is uniquely decorated.Three restaurants, one indoor and two outdoor, serve Croatian specialties from the various regions.

Lapadska Obala 25 | +385 (0)20 362 900 | www.KazbekDubrovnik.com | ~$510

Hotel More

Newly constructed on the Lapad seafront, the More offers well-equipped, luxurious rooms, most with

Kardinala Stepinca 33, Dubrovnik | +385 (0)20 494 200 | www.Hotel-More.hr | ~$290

Imperial Hotel

This hotel boasts views of Dubrovnik’s charming old town. Enjoy the comforts of American amenities such as ice machines on each floor. Dine on the terrace and relax in the sunlit indoor pool.

Marijana Blazica 2, Dubrovnik| +385 (0)20 320 320 | www.Hilton.com | ~$400

After: SPLIT

Croatia’s second largest-city has established itself as a vibrant destination in its own right, rather than just a launching pad for ferries to nearby Dalmatian islands.The Riva, the main promenade that runs along the harbor, boasts vivacious outdoor life from dawn until dusk; its cafés and restaurants are filled with exuberant revelers. But the real draw in this town is the former palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. This grand gutted shell is no atmospheric ruin, it is alive and brimming with houses, apartments, hotels, restaurants, shops and churches.The palace is filled with tiny streets and alleyways opening up into exquisite views of crumbling archways and ancient columns.We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Hotel Marmont

Marmont is a small, contemporary hotel situated in the heart of the ancient city of Split, within the walls of the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Zadarska 13 | +385 (0) 21 308 060 | www.MarmontHotel.com | ~$290

Le Meridien Grand Hotel Lav

Overlooking a marina on the Adriatic Sea, this 14-story luxury resort complex features contemporary architecture, award-winning gardens and a Spa and Wellness Center. It’s located five miles from the city center.

Grljevacka 2A, Podstrana | +385 (0)21 500 500 | www.LeMeridien.com/Split | ~$425

Hotel Vestibul Palace

One of the few hotels within the Diocletian Palace, this tiny gem of a hotel adjoins the open-roofed vestibule of the palace. Luxurious furnishings and deluxe rooms add to the allure of its top-notch location.

Iza Vestibula 4 | +385 (0)21 329 329 | www.VestibulPalace.com | ~$305


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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