• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Availability: DAILY, private tour
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Highlights

  • Independent Tour that still includes all hotel accommodation, transfers, ferry tickets and breakfast daily as listed (no group!)
  • UNESCO heritage sites:
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)
  • Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)
  • Dalmatian Islands: Hvar and Korcula
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9 days from Split 2 nights, Hvar 2nights, Korcula 2 nights and to Dubrovnik 2 nights

One of our most popular independent Island Hopping tours!
9 days from UNESCO listed Split, then onto the islands of Hvar and Korcula, then finish in Dubrovnik.
Hotels (including breakfast) and all transfers and ferry tickets included.
Relax and enjoy your island hopping holiday with all the hassles taken care of for you, while still enjoying your independence.

Standard or Premium Hotels available

Itinerary

Open age Independent Tour. You will be on your own or with your own group, there is no guide and no public group departures. Double bed or twin bed rooms available. Most triple rooms are a double bed with a single bed. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. Ferries, transfers and hotels are all booked for you as a package, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time in each city. Bed and breakfast included.

Please note, this is not a cruise, this is a TOUR using hotels, ferries and transfers. Standard or Premium Hotels available, daily departures.

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ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS:
9 days from Split 2 nights, ferry to Hvar 2nights, ferry to Korcula 2 nights, ferry to Dubrovnik 2 nights



INCLUDED:
• 8 nights in double or twin rooms in selected hotels or similar; hotel taxes
• Breakfast daily
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Ferry transportation Split – Hvar, Hvar – Korčula and Korčula – Dubrovnik
• Transfers between hotels, airports and ferry ports
• Shared transfers between Hvar Port and Hotel

Hotels:
STANDARD hotels:
• SPLIT – Hotel Globo 4star (standard room) or similar
• HVAR – Hotel Pharos 3star (standard room) or similar
• KORCULA – Marko Polo 4star (standard room) or similar
• DUBROVNIK – Hotel Lero 4star or GH Park 4star (standard room) or similar

PREMIUM hotels (price on request):
• SPLIT – Hotel Atrium 5star (standard room) or similar
• HVAR – Hotel Amfora 4star (superior parkview room with balcony) or similar
• KORCULA– Hotel Liburna 4star (standard room) or similar
• DUBROVNIK – Hotel More 5star (standard room) or similar


NOT INCLUDED:
• Meals not listed
• Tips/gratuities
• Sightseeing tours


ITINERARY:
Check-in to your room from 14.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can leave their bags at Reception until their room is ready. Late arrivals are possible. This is an independent tour, so you can arrive any day at any time.



Day 1 ARRIVAL IN SPLIT
Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 SPLIT (B)
Split is the biggest city in Dalmatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the rich cultural and monumental heritage of this 1,700-year old city on your own: view remnants of the city's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, and its contemporary attractions.

Day 3 SPLIT TO HVAR (B)
Today you will be transferred to the Split pier to embark on the ferry to Hvar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Hvar. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Note: ferries depart in both the morning and in the afternoon in season (June – Sep), other months only in the afternoon

Day 4 HVAR (B)
Sunny Hvar, as the slogan reads, is characterised by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine: see how the lavender fields and the vineyards stripe the bare Mediterranean landscape, descending gradually from black pine woods to white stoned bays. Enjoy the day at leisure.

Day 5 HVAR TO KORČULA (B)
Today you will be transferred to the Hvar pier to embark on the ferry to Korčula. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Korčula. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Note: ferries depart in both the morning and in the afternoon in season (June – Sep), other months only in the afternoon

Day 6 KORČULA (B)
Korčula has a legendary past, deemed by many as Marko Polo birthplace and before that as home to one of the Homeric heroes: this quaint island offers secluded little bays where to hide away, unspoilt natural beauties and small towns of red-roofed houses. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK (B)
In the afternoon you will be transferred to the pier in Korčula to embark on the ferry to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Dubrovnik. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Note: In case of travelling with bus, departure is early in the morning and if travelling with shuttle bus (available only from June to September) departures are at 07:30 or 08:30 in the morning, depending on schedule

Day 8 DUBROVNIK (B)
Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Discover the charming city or book in advance your private tour (not included). Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, carefully preserved over the centuries. Take a pleasant walk to the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century Pharmacy, as well as to the other places of interest.

Day 9 DEPART DUBROVNIK
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport, port or bus station.


B=Breakfast
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• TRANSFERS: When the hotel is in a pedestrian zone only luggage porterage will be organized. Clients will have to walk from/to hotel, possibly across cobblestones and uneven ground.
• FERRY TIMES: Ferry times are limited to the official timetables. Please note that ferry schedules are occasionally subject to change, and are subject to weather conditions.

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Accommodations

Various levels of accommodations are provided.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 8 nights in double or twin rooms in selected hotels or similar; hotel taxes
  • • Breakfast daily
  • • Arrival and departure transfers
  • • Ferry transportation Split – Hvar, Hvar – Korčula and Korčula – Dubrovnik
  • • Transfers between hotels, airports and ferry ports
  • • In Hvar shared transfers from pier to hotel or in reverse or porterage from pier to hotel or in reverse

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Meals not listed
  • • Tips/gratuities
  • • Sightseeing tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 ARRIVAL IN SPLIT
  • Day 2 SPLIT (B)
  • Day 3 SPLIT TO HVAR (B)
  • Day 4 HVAR (B)
  • Day 5 HVAR TO KORČULA (B)
  • Day 6 KORČULA (B)
  • Day 7 KORČULA TO DUBROVNIK (B)
  • Day 8 DUBROVNIK (B)
  • Day 9 DEPART DUBROVNIK