Three Centre Honeymoon in Croatia

Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik - Deluxe version

About Three Centre Honeymoon in Croatia

Summary

Split, Dubrovnik and the Island of Hvar. A fabulous luxury honeymoon to Croatia and a great combination for relaxing on the beautiful Adriatic.

START - Split / FINISH - Dubrovnik [or v/v].

Activity code: CR3C01

Duration: 8 Days

This is a thoroughly high quality honeymoon itinerary; it includes three of the best hotels in the three top locations in southern Croatia. We also include door-to-door private transfers (including the two short ferry crossings) and lots of extras such as sightseeing, meals and spa treatments. A fabulous option for a honeymoon or simply a luxurious introduction to Croatia....

Each of the transfers is a relatively short journey so you have plenty of time to enjoy all locations in full as well as taking in the fantastic scenery in between. Your first few days are in the fascinating and sophisticated city of Split in a choice of deluxe central hotels. Here you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel, take a stroll around Diocletian's Palace into which much of Central Split now occupies or head to the nearby beach. It is even possible to visit a national park or perhaps take up the offer to do some rafting or the mulit-zip-wire experience in the Cetina Valley, near Omis.

From Split there is a short catamaran sailing to Hvar Town where your hotel overlooks the harbour, which is filled with many luxury yachts in the summer. Again, there are many choices of activities centred around the sea or your hotel's own spa together with plenty of atmoshere and great dining options in the town.

After Hvar Town we include a private transfer to Dubrovnik, travelling across the spine of the island through stunning scenery all the way to the eastern tip where there is a short ferry crossing back to the mainland at the small port of Drvenik. A little south of here on the beautfiul coast road you will first pass through the "Bosnia Corridor" and then shortly afterwards arrive into Dubrovnik over the Franje Tudjman bridge.

We feel that the best finale to this holiday is a few nights in Dubrovnik where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing using the local buses and cable car. It is also the perfect location to add some extra nights to extend your honeymoon into a second week.

Highlights of the Croatia Three Centre Honeymoon

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Why book with Rediscover the World ?

Accommodation: the hotels in this itinerary are our personal choice of deluxe hotels offering quality accommodation and many additional facilities; you may prefer smaller or more boutique properties in which case we can modify the itinerary accordingly (in the list below we have included suggestions for "boutique" hotels and "small & friendly" options, 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. This is carried through your holiday with private transfers included between Dubrovnik and Hvar and then from Hvar to Split. A choice of timings is available, although departures do need to co-incide with a scheduled ferry crossing.

Extra Information: All our holidays include our own guidebook with your confirmation and we are able 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 Honeymoon?

  • Accommodation on BB basis in double room with tourist taxes as follows:
    • Split - e.g. Radisson Blu Resort, 4*; (Double room) - 2 nights
    • Hvar - e.g. Hotel Adriana, 4*; (Double superior room) - 2 nights
    • Dubrovnik - e.g. Hotel More, 5*; (Double sea view room) - 3 nights
  • Private round trip airport transfers
  • Private transfers and ferries between all locations
  • Guide book of Croatia.
  • All taxes, full 24hr representative services.
  • HONEYMOON EXTRAS:
    • Radisson Blu Resort - treatment in room with rose petals, chocolate and strawberries.
    • Hotel More - Free upgrade to room with Jacuzzi on balcony if available, flowers & bottle of sparkling wine in room included.
    ALSO INCLUDED:
    • DAY 2: Candle light dinner in the Caper Grill Restaurant
    • DAY 3: one 'Drift Away' face and body treatment at the hotel Radisson Blu (two hours per person).
    • DAY 7: Romantic dinner in a local restaurant in Dubrovnik (transfers and 3 course meal included)

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

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive into Split

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

    • Overnight at hotel in Split city centre.

  • DAY 2: Split sightseeing

    Breakfast at your hotel; day at leisure to explore the city of Split on own. Today’s Split is the product of 17 centuries of building, renovating and remodeling. The old town is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. What began as an imperial residence and fortified camp is today an intriguing warren of narrow cobblestone streets, where pre-Romanesque churches live alongside Gothic chapels & history-filled museums.

    • Candle light dinner in the Caper Grill Restaurant - INCLUDED.
    • Overnight in Split.

  • DAY 3: Split [optional excursions]

    FREE DAY in Split with options to visit Krka National Park, the Blue Cave near Vis Island or perhaps rafting or zip wire in Cetina Valley.

    • Overnight in Split.

  • DAY 4: Split - Hvar

    Breakfast at your hotel; private transfer from your hotel to Split port, pre-booked catamaran tickets for Hvar Town and it is a VERY short walk on arrival in Hvar Town but we will include luggage transport (electric buggy) to your hotel.

    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. Discover the historical legacy of Hvar step by step and listen to the stories of the town citadel, the mediaeval walls, the monasteries and the palaces. A stroll through Hvar’s picturesque streets reveals centuries of Dalmatian architecture.

    • Time for relaxing at the hotel spa - one "Drift Away" face and body treatment (two hours per person) - INCLUDED.

  • DAY 5: Hvar

    Breakfast at your hotel; day at leisure to explore.

    Sightseeing suggestion – visit the Pakleni islands which have numerous bathing places and a myriad of small, secluded beaches. These are the approximately twenty islets opposite the town; the archipelago is the most beautiful part of the Hvar Riviera and can be easily reached by frequent taxi boats from the harbour, just outside the Arsenal.

    • Overnight in Hvar.

  • DAY 6: Hvar - Dubrovnik

    Breakfast at your hotel; private transfer in morning from Hvar to Dubrovnik (including ferry from Sućuraj to Drvenik on the mainland). Balance of day free in Dubrovnik to take in some of the sights and the atmosphere at sunset in the old town.

    • Overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • DAY 7: Dubrovnik - sightseeing

    FREE day in Dubrovnik.

    "Those who seek paradise on Earth", George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "should come to Dubrovnik". The old city of Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since the thirteenth century. Its mediaeval ramparts encircle the city which pedestrians can enter through one of two gates - either way, they find themselves joining the evening promenade Stradun which you can either join or watch, a drink in hand, from one of the various cafes and restaurants along the way. The city is alive with open air markets, artisans' shops and studios, Baroque churches and Gothic-Renaissance palaces, unexpected courtyards, and covered loggias. In the summer, music fills the air as the internationally renowned Summer Festival reveals the magic of theatre, music and dance. In the Autumn and spring, the squeals of schoolchildren travel up and down the stone alleys and the younger generation discovers the unparalleled freedom of a city where no cars are allowed and the stone-faced houses and orange-tiled roofs have remained unchanged for centuries.

    Sightseeing suggestion: visit one of the lovely islands of the Elaphite archipelago (recommend Lopud Island with sandy beach).

    • Dinner in one of the lovely small restaurants in Dubrovnik old city - INCLUDED.
    • Overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • Day 8: Departure from Dubrovnik

    Breakfast at your hotel; private transfer from your hotel to Dubrovnik airport.

Prices

Three Centre Honeymoon in Croatia

Please ask us for a quote; all honeymoons are tailor made. We will be happy to include alternative hotels and islands and work with any dates and UK airports.

All prices are per person

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