DAY 1, ARRIVAL SPLIT After checking in, take some time to relax or head to the beach.
In the evening, come back together for short orientation tour of Split and gourmet dinner in restaurant in heart of Diocletian's Palace. Enjoy a unique experience in a 1700-year-old setting where history, passion and food come together. Dinner will represent an authentic mix of rich Mediterranean cuisines.
Split: Rich past of over 1700 years left its traces blended in the town everyday life. The mixture of all historic layers makes a part of its originality. Today the big city lives by the silent beats of history, lively temperamental spirit of the young and its particular warm Mediterranean charm. Diocletian's Palace is a sight like no other, ancient Roman ruin and the living soul of Split. Walk inside and you'll see many bars, shops and restaurants blooming amid the atmospheric old walls where life in Split has been going on for 1000s of years.
DAY 2, CANYONING ON CETINA RIVER
Wake up early and prepare yourself for half day adrenalin adventure of Canyoning on Cetina River.
The spring of River Cetina is located 7 km from Vrlika, in the village called Cetina, it passes through the field of Sinj and enters the deep canyon through which it has been carving its way for thousands of years. Near the village Zadvarje it is transformed into waterfalls. The canyon ends in the form of a mountain gate through which Cetina rushes to the sea, where the town of Omis is situated.
Crystal clear water of Cetina River that is suitable for swimming will offer you and amazing adventure, exciting and fun. One can experience untouched nature, swim in natural pools, walk through the river and the rapids, admire the subterranean tunnels, and 180 m high cliffs.
Guide will give you a life-jacket, a helmet, neoprene pants and jacket and the small expedition is ready to set off. The sound of the river becomes louder as you descend into the canyon. Ten minutes later you will find yourself in the middle of Cetina river canyon.
Combination of walking and hiking, sliding down the rapids, jumping and swimming in clear water…all this is canyoning.
Afternoon and evening is free to explore or relax by the beach on Marjan hill.
This unique location is surrounded by the dense pine forest on one side and the beautiful Adriatic sea on the other. There are two sides: One is Cocktail bar where the music is bustling, perfect for you to show off your dance moves and enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Split.
On the other, more peaceful side of the beach we have our Lounge where you can relax and enjoy the sounds of the nature.
DAY 3, CITY TOUR OF SPLIT AND MESTROVIC GALLERY
This morning we explore culture of Split.
We are going to soak up 1700 years of history of Diocletian’s Palace. After we will visit gallery of greatest sculptor in Croatia, Ivan Mestrovic. Ivan Meštrović is one of the most prominent Croatian artists of the first half of the 20th century; he acted as a sculptor, painter, architect and writer. Ivan Meštrović gained worldwide fame and reputation and has influenced generations of sculptors and artists in general. His works are preserved in museums, galleries and collections around the world and his public sculpture can be found in Europe and the United States. Some of his most well-known sculptures in Croatia include a portrait of the inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla, who was a friend of the his, and the towering likeness of Gregory of Nin (1929) that stands outside Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
In the afternoon, free time for hike Marijan hill, or just chill out at the beach bar! Don’t miss to visit local wine bars, enjoy some good local wines and snacks.
Evening is free to get dinner on your own at one of Split restaurants.
DAY 4, SAILING TO HVAR AND VISIT OF SPANISH FORTRESS
After breakfast we will grab our bags and hop fast catamaran to old town Hvar on Island Hvar.
After check in, feel free.
In the late afternoon meet with local guide for light tour of Hvar ending at famous Spanish fortress where you can enjoy in cocktails during breathtaking view of the sunset.
The Fortica is a massive fortress on a hill overlooking Hvar Town. Visiting the Fortica provides an opportunity to tour not only an incredible scenic viewpoint that boasts views of the Adriatic Sea and the tiny Pakleni Islands off of Hvar’s south coast, but also a historically important site on the island. Enjoy great cocktails and spectacular view at the town below and the surrounding islands.
DAY 5, ISLAND VIS, BLUE CAVE & PAKLENI ISLANDS
In the morning, hop on the private speed boat and head for Island Vis. Bring swim suits with you so you can jump in turquoise sea of Ravnik Island and Stiniva Cove.
After swimming we continue to a Blue Cave, rare natural phenomenon on Biševo Island.
The Blue Cave, also known as the Blue Grotto (Modra špilja), is a stunning natural treasure located on the island Biševo, five kilometers south of Vis island. The cave is famous for the mesmerizing blue light filling the space, when the sunlight hits the sea surface through an opening on the vault. The light reflects off the water and the white seabed, wrapping the whole interior in a layer of iridescent blue.
Next stop is a true Dalmatian coastal fisherman village Komiza whose ambience, architecture is a delight. This village on the eastern coast is filled with narrow charming streets, astonishing stone houses and surrounded by numerous beaches around its harbor.
At afternoon we continue to Palmizana bay at Pakleni Islands where you can sit just a few feet from the sea and enjoy at some of the best island restaurants in Croatia.
Return to Hvar.
Island of Vis: The island of Vis, arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the world, is located off Croatia’s southern Adriatic coast. Unspoiled nature, breathtaking beaches, amazing underwater world, rich history and delicious local cuisine could easily convince anyone this really is paradise. Komiža is fishermen village on the eastern coast, it is filled with narrow charming streets, astonishing stone houses and surrounded by numerous beaches around its harbor.
DAY 6, DUBROVNIK COOKING CLASS
In the early morning, we'll catch fast catamaran to Dubrovnik.
Upon arrival to Dubrovnik port head to Dubrovnik country side for traditional cooking class. As you might be already hungry, we will start with a snack and a glass of wine.
We are going to a typical family country home near Dubrovnik where you'll have an opportunity to prepare traditional meals that were cooked years ago and are still cooked today. Pick fresh and local ingredients and enjoy preparing it with your hosts. Choose wild spices, dug your fingers into the bread mixture, lick some olive oil and blend it into a rural ambience. Cooking class in Dubrovnik countryside is exclusive gourmet experience for all foodies.
Check into hotel and rest of the day free to relax and prepare for Dubrovnik’s rich nightlife.
From partying in Revelin Fortress to exploring Dubrovnik's long-standing Summer Festival and sipping cocktails on the sea cliffs, the city has an array of exciting options.
DAY 7, DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS TOUR
In the morning meet with local guide and explore city of Dubrovnik.
Encircled by its powerful walls and fortresses, city of Dubrovnik looks like a precious jewel surrounded by the sea from all sides. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jealously kept and preserved over centuries.
The afternoon is yours to get lost in the streets of Dubrovnik or take photos in one of the filming location for the King’s Landing in Game of Thrones.
Meet up with the group in the evening in center of Dubrovnik for farewell dinner.
DAY 8, DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
Today is our last day in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
This is a trip where you meet new people, local people. This is trip where you meet new places and where you get new ideas. By discovering all colors of Croatia, green and blue and white, by exploring new world you can enjoy unique adventures and authentic experiences. From canyoning adrenalin adventures in the crystal clear waters of Cetina River to the art lesson in Mestrovic gallery, which is one of the most prominent Croatian artists. From visiting UNESCO cities with centuries old beautiful architecture to wandering through the streets of charming small fisherman villages. From taking stunning panorama views from a massive Fortica fortress on a hill overlooking Hvar Town to making traditional dish in a typical family country home in Dubrovnik countryside during your private cooking class. All blended in one wonderful trip. Don’t miss it.
Croatia: Canyoning on Cetina River, visit Ivan Mestrovic gallery and city tour of Split, visiting Fortica fortress and city tour of Hvar, boat excursion to Island Vis and Pakleni islands, private cooking class in Dubrovnik , visiting Dubrovnik city walls and city tour of Dubrovnik.
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