Treasures of Croatia - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

​Discover the best of Croatia’s Adriatic coast and the island of Hvar, taking in spectacular scenery and savouring local delicacies, and experience the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, walking its medieval ramparts and viewing the city from the sea

Journey Overview

Discover the best of Croatia’s Adriatic coast and the romantic island of Hvar, taking in spectacular scenery and savouring local delicacies, and experience the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, walking its medieval ramparts, meeting with locals and viewing the city from the sea.

Journey Highlights

  • Stroll Split’s lively daily market to experience life as locals do, and ponder history on a visit to the majestic ruins of Diocletian’s Palace
  • On a Chef’s Table culinary experience in Hvar, visit a family-owned winery for a tasting accompanied by a variety of locally produced foods
  • Explore the charming fishing town of Ston and sample some of its famous oysters
  • Soak in the ambiance of historic Dubrovnik, walk the ramparts of its medieval walls and view the city by water on a private cruise
  • Learn about daily life during wartime from a civilian survivor of the siege of Dubrovnik, who shares memories of the costly battle for Croatian independence
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Split, Croatia

Arrive in Split, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner.
Hotel Park | Meals: D

Day 2: Split | Palace Of Diocletian

Explore Split, starting with the Palace of Diocletian and its synagogue, and view St. Domnius Cathedral. Stroll Split’s old town and harbor-front promenade. Visit the daily market, and then enjoy your afternoon at leisure, before dinner with a klapa concert.
Hotel Park | Meals: BD

Day 3: Hvar | Wine Tasting At A Family-Owned Winery

Ride Like a Local by public ferry along the stunning Dalmatian coastline to picturesque Hvar, a lush, mountainous island, where Venetian palaces grace narrow backstreets and secluded coves beckon. Upon arrival, visit the family-owned winery of renowned winemaker Andro Tomic for a Chef ’s Table experience that includes a wine tasting. Later, on the scenic drive back to Hvar Town, stop to view the gleaming limestone Spanjol Fortress. Tonight, enjoy fine dining at a local waterfront restaurant.
Palace Elisabeth | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Hvar | A Stroll Through Historic Streets

This morning, walk the historic centre of Hvar Town, pausing to take in the Cathedral, the Arsenal and the Benedictine Nunnery where resident nuns produce the world-famous agave lace.
Palace Elisabeth | Meals: B 

Day 5: Dubrovnik | Oysters & The Old City

Head to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” stopping en route in Ston, renowned for its oysters, which you may wish to sample when you enjoy lunch in a typical Dalmatian restaurant.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Dubrovnik & Konavle | Walking Tour & Silk Weaving

Stroll through Dubrovnik with your local guide to see the Dominican Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Mingle with local traders and craftspeople in its markets. Then, listen as a survivor of the Balkan War shares memories of the conflict that secured Croatia’s independence from the former Yugoslavia. Hear about daily life in a city under siege and gain insights into how community members supported one another during their darkest hour. Later, watch silk weavers at work on a fascinating artisan visit in Konavle. Return to Dubrovnik for a private cruise, enjoying a Scenic Sundowner and taking in the fantastic city views.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BL

Day 7: Dubrovnik | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Take Part in a Cooking Class with Wine Tasting, and then savour what you created for lunch.
  • Embark by Sea Kayak on a refreshing, tranquil paddle around Dubrovnik’s Old Town and Lokrum Island.
  • Visit Game of Thrones Shooting Locations on a walking tour, led by a local who worked as an extra on the series.

Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner in a fine local restaurant.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik | Meals: BD

Day 8: Depart Dubrovnik

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 7.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Park, Split

Treasures of Croatia - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Hotel Park is Split's oldest hotel and dates from 1921. Centrally located and set in gardens with a palm-lined terrace for open-air dinin ... Read more

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik

Treasures of Croatia - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Hotel Excelsior with its 158 rooms is just a short walk from the heart of the ancient city of Dubrovnik. The rooms and suites are tastefu ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

May 16, 2021 - May 23, 2021
Price AU$8,375pp Single Supplement AU$2,495 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 6, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Price AU$8,815pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Price AU$9,255pp Single Supplement AU$3,375 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Price AU$9,255pp Single Supplement AU$3,375 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 19, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Price AU$8,815pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 3, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Price AU$8,375pp Single Supplement AU$2,495 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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