Croatia - Three Centre Holiday

Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split - Classic version

About Croatia - Three Centre Holiday

Summary

Split, Dubrovnik and the Island of Hvar. A perfect introduction to Croatia and a great combination for a relaxing holiday on the beautiful Adriatic.

Activity code: CR3C02

Duration: 8 Days

START - Dubrovnik / FINISH - Split

This is one of our most popular holidays, it includes three of the best locations in southern Croatia. We include door-to-door private transfers (including ferries) and lots of optional extras to pre-book such as sightseeing, meals and spa treatments. A great introduction to Croatia....

Each of the journeys is not a long drive so you have plenty of time to enjoy all locations in full as well as take in the fantastic scenery in between. After an initial drive up the coast from Dubrovnik, travelling through the "Bosnia Corridor" you will reach the small port of Drvenik for a short ferry crossing to Hvar Island and then a stunning drive along the spine of the island to the lovely Hvar Town in the west. A relaxing morning with a visit to the castle leads to an afternoon catamaran directly from Hvar Town to the mainland at Split. You can choose to stay in either Split or Trogir because in the main season it is easy to travel between them on the local ferry across the bay. Once in Split you can explore the old city on foot, relax or perhaps take up the offer to do some rafting or the mulit-zip-wire experience in the Cetina Valley, near Omis.

Highlights of the Croatia Three Centre Holiday

  • Dubrovnik is the brightest gem of the southern Dalmatian coast and despite coming under attack in the Balkan wars of the early 1990s it is as delightful and full of historic treasures and atmosphere as it always was; described by George Bernard Shaw as "Heaven on Earth". One of the pleasures of a visit to Dubrovnik must surely be the walk around the city ramparts looking down at the narrow streets, churches and cafes as well as across the sea. Another wonderful vantage point is the view from the newly-restored cable car up to the nearby Srd peak.
  • Hvar is often referred to as the lovliest Dalmatian island and perhaps because it is the sunniest place in Croatia may have something to do with this. To add to Hvar's beauty there is an abundance of wild flowers such as lavender, rosemary and heather whose perfume adds something special to the island's atmosphere. Hvar Town is a small, charming harbour town set against a backdrop of steep hills with plenty of interesting Mediaeval buildings. Important sights in the town include the Renaissance Cathedral of St Stephen's, the Gothic Arsenal and the Venetian fortress at the top of the hill within whose walls the islanders fled for sanctuary during the invasion of the Turks in 1571. The view from the fortress offers a truly magical Mediterranean sunset.
  • Split is most famous as the location of the retirement home for the Emperor Diocletian. In today's Split there are two main squares, the Pjaca and the Peristyle which give the city of Split a stylish and laid-back sophistication. Sitting at one of the cafes lining the palm-shaded waterfront is an indulgent pleasure.

Why book with Rediscover the World ?

Accommodation: the hotels in this itinerary are our personal choice in each category, all of which offer quality accommodation. You may prefer a small and friendly hotel or one of the boutique properties which are also small but tend to be a more luxurious and occasionally quirky option or a deluxe 5* hotel with lots of facilities to enjoy during your stay. Please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport (or port) transfer service. We continue to provide an excellent door-to-door transfer service throughout your holiday (i.e. between Dubrovnik and Hvar and then from Hvar to Split). A choice of timings is available, although departures need to co-incide with a scheduled ferry crossing.

Extra Information: All our holidays include a FREE guidebook with your confirmation and we are happy to book activities and additional sightseeing, particularly in Dubrovnik - such as cycling, sea kayaking, wine-tasting, etc.

What's included in your Croatia Three Centre holiday?

  • Accommodation on BB basis in double room with tourist taxes as follows:
    • Dubrovnik - 3 nights (3,4,5* Hotel)
    • Hvar - 2 nights (3, 4* Hotel, NB. no 5* option)
    • Split - 2 nights (3,4,5* Hotel)
  • Private round trip airport transfers
  • Private transfers and ferries between all locations
  • Guide book of Croatia (UK customers).
  • All taxes, full 24hr representative services.

NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

Our recommended hotel choices for this holiday:

  • Dubrovnik: - Hotel Zagreb, Hotel More, Hotel Bellevue
  • Hvar: - Hotel Croatia, Villa Nora, Hotel Adriana
  • Split: - Hotel Slavija, Hotel Peristil, Hotel Luxe

Click on the location link above to view our whole selection of accommodation.

Contact us now to book this recommended Holiday for any date.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 - Arrival, Dubrovnik airport

    Arrival at Dubrovnik airport; private transfer from the airport to your hotel.

    • Overnight at hotel in Dubrovnik.

  • DAY 2 & 3 - Dubrovnik

    Breakfast at your hotel.

    Optional: Dubrovnik Panorama & Sightseeing (duration approx. 2,5 hrs); "... those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik" (George Bernard Shaw). This tour will reveal the finest sites of the old walled City as well as give you an opportunity to view it from above at the spectacular panoramic spot.The walking portion includes a visit to the Rector’s Palace. Our guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Other buildings will be viewed along the way.

    • Overnight in Dubrovnik.

     

  • DAY 4 - Dubrovnik to Hvar

    Breakfast at your hotel; private transfer from your hotel in Dubrovnik up the coast road which passes through Mali Ston and the "Bosnia Corridor" to Ploce and the short ferry crossing from nearby Drvenik to Sucuarj on Hvar Island (total transfer duration approx. 4.5hrs).

    • Overnight at hotel in Hvar Town.

  • Day 5 - Hvar

    Breakfast at your hotel.

    Optional: Hvar town sightseeing tour with local guide (duration approx. 1.5hrs): When we think of Hvar - we think about the island of heather, sunshine and crickets, the island of lavender, sage and wine and the island of rosemary and secluded coves.

    • Overnight at hotel in Hvar Town.

  • DAY 6 - Hvar to Split

    Breakfast at your hotel; transfer from Hvar Town to Split via ferry from Stari Grad.

    Optional: Split sightseeing tour (duration approx. 2hrs). The old town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (born in Salona – today’s Solin) in the 4th century. The walking tour starts with a visit to the cellars of the Palace that are still very well preserved. The cellars offer a good view at how the life in the Palace was organized. Other sights such as the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate, the Peristyle Square etc. will be seen from the outside.

    • Overnight at hotel in Split.

  • DAY 7 - Split

    Breakfast at your hotel; day at leisure to explore Split - possible day trip to nearby Trogir (by local ferry).

    • Overnight at hotel in Split.

  • DAY 8 - Departure, Split Airport

    Breakfast at your hotel; private transfer from your hotel to Split airport for your flight home.

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices shown are 'per person' in UK Pounds and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. A single supplement needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.

    Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen accommodation, room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

    NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

Prices

Croatia - Three Centre Holiday

Fully-inclusive holiday price based upon 2 persons travelling. Includes 7nts accommodation, private transfers throughout, ferries, detailed itinerary and local taxes.

Prices from £683

  • Dubrovnik Sightseeing - private guided walking tour: £ 78 per person

  • Hvar Town Sightseeing - private guided walking tour: £ 62 per person

  • Split Sightseeing - private guided walking tour: £ 76 per person

All prices are per person

Reviews

"We thought Croatia was beautiful and had a great time. The Croatian people are very friendly and the country is so clean. The transfers were all punctual and organised perfectly - thank you. All 3 of the hotels were central which was important with young children. We would like to return to Croatia - Vis, Korcula and Brac next time. We ideally would like rooms with a sea/harbour view. Thank you for all your excellent planning. We will use you again!"

J Scally, May, 2015

"Just thought I would drop you a line re our recent holiday in Croatia. Everything went well, all pick ups there on time and both hotels and venues just what we wanted. Hotel Lipa at Postira on the island of Brac, excellent value, quiet village, great for a rest. Hotel More at Lapad just outside Dubrovnik, the height of luxury and much enjoyed, plenty to do and see. Many thanks for all the arrangements, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at both sites."

A Pearce, September 2013

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