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Signature Croatia 2017


8 Days from $4,995

Private Journey

Experience the wonders of Croatia, guided by local experts, as you discover Roman-influenced Split and the sunny island of Hvar; day-trip to Kotor, Montenegro; and visit Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" on this elegant independent journey.

A&K Advantages

Explore Croatia’s most picturesque areas, accompanied by an expert local guide and private vehicle with your own chauffeur

Spend two nights on the idyllic island of Hvar, known for its sunny days and medieval buildings from centuries of Venetian rule

Visit the fishing village of Mali Ston, famed for its oysters

Travel in and around historic Dubrovnik, a city nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic” for its graceful beauty

Observe local artisans weaving silk in the picturesque Konavle Valley

Enjoy a day trip to Montenegro to admire its rugged scenery and visit a tiny medieval church located on an island in the Bay of Kotor

Your A&K Guardian Angel is available throughout your journey if you have any questions or need assistance

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Split, Croatia
DAY 2
Split | The Palace of Diocletian
DAY 3
Hvar | Medieval City
DAY 4
Hvar | Winery Tour & Tasting
DAY 5
Dubrovnik | Pearl of the Adriatic
DAY 6
Dubrovnik/Konavle Valley | Tranquil Seaside Village
DAY 7
Kotor, Montenegro/Dubrovnik | Towers & Cathedrals
DAY 8
Depart Dubrovnik

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DAY 1
Arrive Split, Croatia

Arrive in Split after an overnight flight. You are met and driven to your hotel in the heart of the Old Town. The balance of your day is at leisure.

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DAY 2
Split | The Palace of Diocletian

Join your guide to see the sights of lively Split, including the imposing Palace of Diocletian and its synagogue. Built in the third century on the shores of the Adriatic, this looming building with its cavernous interior is a unique remnant of the Roman Empire. Also see the octagonal Cathedral of Saint Domnius next door. Visit the daily market and then stop at Meštrovic Gallery, to view works by sculptor Ivan Meštrovic, whose art can be found on display around the world. Anyone familiar with Chicago’s Grant Park knows Meštrovic’s bronze masterpieces, The Bowman and The Spearman. Later, stroll through Split’s Old Town and along the palm-lined harbor-front promenade. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
Hvar | Medieval City

This morning, transfer to the port and board a ferry to cruise along the stunning Dalmatian coastline. Arrive at Stari Grad and drive to nearby Hvar Town. Enjoy midday time at leisure in this charming community before setting out on a walking tour of its medieval buildings — legacy of four centuries of Venetian rule — led by an expert local guide. Then, visit the 14th-century Cathedral and the formidable stone-block Arsenal.

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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
Hvar | Winery Tour & Tasting

Today, continue your exploration of this extraordinarily lush, green island with a visit to a local winery for a tour and tasting. Discover a warm environment filled with lavender, pines and aromatic Mediterranean flora, where the local people have cultivated their vineyards with great skill and care for centuries. Return to Hvar Town, stopping en route at the Spanjol Fortress to enjoy breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea, before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
Dubrovnik | Pearl of the Adriatic

Depart Hvar by public ferry to the mainland and then head south to Dubrovnik. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” it is among the best preserved medieval walled cities in the world. As you travel along the coast, stop in the fishing town of Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula. Historic Ston has beautiful examples of medieval architecture and fortified walls, as well as numerous monuments. The town is also known for its oysters and salt works. You may wish to have lunch here in a typical Dalmatian restaurant, and sample the famous mollusks. On arrival in Dubrovnik, check in to your hotel, which overlooks the old city. The remainder of today is at leisure to begin your exploration of what is arguably the loveliest city in Croatia. Once a medieval center of maritime trade that rivaled Venice, Dubrovnik was heavily damaged by military conflicts in the 1990s. Today, however, its old city — since restored to its former glory — is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
Dubrovnik/Konavle Valley | Tranquil Seaside Village

Walk through Dubrovnik with your local guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, the Rector’s Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Ascend Mount Srd by cable car for stunning views of Dubrovnik City, the Elaphiti Islands and Montenegro. Journey outside Dubrovnik to the beautiful Konavle Valley, travelling through vineyards, orchards and fields of grain. Once there, witness the traditional ways of weaving silk, performed by local artisans using skills handed down for the past 500 years. Then, return to Dubrovnik.

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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
Kotor, Montenegro/Dubrovnik | Towers & Cathedrals

Travel to the small country of Montenegro, enjoying stunning scenery en route. With its rugged mountains that sweep down to the glittering blue Adriatic Sea, Montenegro features dynamic topography dotted with picturesque villages and fortified towns. Stop by the sea and embark by boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny church built on an island that dates back to 1452. Back on the mainland, visit the coastal town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated on the Bay of Kotor — a submerged river canyon — the town is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. Later, return to Dubrovnik.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8
Depart Dubrovnik

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

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Solo traveller prices are available upon request.


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