Ideal length of stay: 8 nights
- Dubrovnik (1 night)
- Korčula (1 night)
- Split (3 nights)
- Zadar (3 nights)
Authentic Dalmatia itinerary is a perfect blend of sightseeing, relaxation and authentic experiences. Explore southern Croatia, an area famous for its history and culture, as well as for its beautiful beaches and great cuisine. What more could you ask for?
You will start your trip in Dubrovnik, „the Pearl of the Adriatic“. Croatia's main tourist destination features some of the country's finest and most luxurious boutique hotels. We will take you on a private guided tour of historic sites and magical places. As the sun dies down, take a walk through the ageless cobblestone streets of the old town before dining in some of the best restaurants in the country.
From Dubrovnik you will head to the island of Korčula where you will spend the night in a romantic hotel. Korčula, one of the most charming towns on Croatian islands, is the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Embrace his spirit as you explore the narrow stony streets in search of great restaurants, or spend the day leisurely, sunbathing and swimming on the nearby beaches.
From Korčula you will return to the mainland via the Pelješac peninsula. This area is a wine lover's paradise. Meet famous wine-making families, taste their masterpieces and top it off with the freshest oysters in Ston.
Next stop is Split, where you will stay in a boutique hotel in the heart of emperor Diocletian's town. You will learn about the fascinating history of Split from our guides who will give you insider tips on where to find the best food and entertainment.
Take your time to experience this Mediterranean town as a local. Grab a cup of coffee on the beautiful Riva promenade, play the game of picigin on the famous Bačvice beach or even see a Hajduk match, Dalmatia's beloved football club.
We will take you on a day trip to the island of Brač, the largest Dalmatian island. Here you will learn first hand the art of stonemasonry in Pučišća and find out about the fascinating bond between the islanders and olive trees in the specialized museum in Škrip. After a traditional meal, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the famous Zlatni rat beach in Bol.
Using Split as your base, you could visit the nearby town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage island settlement, or set out for Dalmatian hinterland. In and around towns of Sinj and Imotski, you will find pristine nature, interesting local customs and delicious homemade cuisine. Toast to a lovely day with rakija!
From Split, the journey heads north towards Zadar. En route, you will visit Krka National park. This glorious protected landscape, which boasts seven waterfalls, attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a year. Try the local favourite, pršut, in an ethno village before visiting the spectacular Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik.
Once in Zadar, you will stay in a boutique hotel in the historic city center, from where the main highlights, such as the Church of St. Donatus, or the sea organ, are only a short walk away. We will take you to the nearby town of Nin, the historic Croatian capital famous for its saltworks. End your adventure with a trip to the island of Pag. This island, that has an extraordinary moon-like surface, is renowned for its cheeses and lamb, which make a perfect combination with local olive oil and wines.