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.
Day 2 - Split
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.
Day 3 - Hvar
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.
Day 4 - Hvar
This morning, walk the historic center of Hvar Town,
pausing to take in the Cathedral, the Arsenal and the
Benedictine Nunnery where resident nuns produce the
world-famous agave lace.
Day 5 - Dubrovnik
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
Day 6 - Dubrovnik & Konavle
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.
Day 7 - Dubrovnik
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Take Part in a Cooking Class with Wine Tasting, and
then savor 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
Day 8 - Depart Dubrovnik
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart.