Croatia and Game of Thrones Tour – Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split

A 9 day trip to Croatia 
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From its city streets to the shores of the Adriatic: for a vacation that is truly limitless, there is no place like Croatia. Experience the boundless beauty of the Plitvice Lakes and the endless summer days of magnificent Hvar to the timeless stories of Dubrovnik and the priceless taste of a delicious wine taken in the bosom of supreme natural beauty.  This tour also includes a full day in Dubrovnik and surrounding locations where the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed.

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General Information

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The Old City of Dubrovnik is an UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved fortress walls.
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Konavle, Cavtat

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: ARRIVAL SPLIT

Meet your English speaking driver at the Split airport customs exit, holding a welcome sign with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel in Split.

As you check in your hotel KASTEL 1700; spend the evening at leisure.

Meals: - 

INCLUDED

Private transfer Split airport – Split
Overnight hotel Kastel 1700 3*; double-room including breakfast

Day 2: DAY AT LEISURE IN SPLIT

Spend the day at leisure in Split.

In the warmest region of the northern Mediterranean coast, this magnificent city of Split has found its place. Its mild climate, with 2700 sunny hours per year, makes it an oasis where, sheltered from the wind, one can enjoy the sun even in wintertime. The industrial, university, and business center of the region nourishes its "green soul" on the hill Marjan situated in the westernmost part of the peninsula. Its forested park infringed by the city and the sea offers pleasant walks away from the city noise under the pines by the sea

Meals: - Breakfast

INCLUDED

  • Overnight hotel Kastel 1700 3*; double-room including breakfast

Day 3: FULL DAY TOUR PLITVICE

This morning after leisure breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

After approximately 3 hours driving you will reach Plitvice Lakes, a specific geological and hydrogeological phenomenon of karst, with 16 bigger and few smaller lakes, gradually lined up, separated by travertine barriers. UNESCO has declared it with all rights as the World's natural inheritance. Use your ticket for independent exploring of the national park choosing a sightseeing route that best suits your interests as the ticket covers all routes including a train and boat ride in the park

Meals: - Breakfast 

INCLUDED

  • Car & driver Split – Plitvice National Park – Split
  • Entrances Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Overnight in Split hotel Kastel 1700 3*; double-room including breakfast

Day 4: FULL DAY TOUR OF HVAR

This morning you will catch a ferry bringing you to the island of Hvar for a one day tour.

There is not one person who hasn't at least heard of Hvar, if he wasn't that lucky to have visited Hvar already. Hvar is famous for its well indented coast, clean beaches and plenty of sunshine, untouched nature, lavender odor, olives and wine. This island is also proud to have the highest number of sun hours in Europe 2 700 hours of sunshine a year.

A short drive along a dirt road leads to MaloGrablje, a small village abandoned decades ago. Upon arrival there will be a short walk through that picturesque village founded in the 16th century.After MaloGrablje you will proceed to VeloGrablje and the next stop is Vidikovac with such a perfect view of the deepest bay on the island.

After the short stop the drive continues to the highest peak of the island, Saint Nicholas (626 m).

From the highest peak of the island you will have a 360 degree unobstructed view of the island and across to islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis. Below the high point of St.Nicholas on a sloping sunny hillside lies Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded with steep vineyards which are very difficult to tend. It is famous far and wide for the high quality red wine it produces from the plavac grape.

NOTE: It is your todays driver that will provide you with the ferry tickets for your tomorrows’ trip to Hvar

Driving down the hill you will be surprised by the variety of the sun-soaked island paradise of Hvar, accented with vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender. Your lunch will be served at a local tavern in abandoned medieval village of Humac. This Tavern with its interior in local style, organic vegetables production and food preparation sends you back to lives of people from Hvar from centuries ago.

Preparation of food in the tavern is traditional. The most interesting is under the bell shaped lid (“peka”) which is covered with live coal. For the lunch you can choose: octopus, lamb, veal or chicken with potatoes as a side dish.
After the lunch we continue along the north coast to Vrboska where we stop at Soline beach for relax and a swim.

As our Hvar Off-Road Tour comes to an end, you will be transferred back to Stari Grad where you will catch a ferry back to Split.

Meals: - Breakfast, Lunch

INCLUDED

Ferry tickets Split – Hvar – Split
SUV off road tour including driver guide
Lunch at a local tavern
Overnight in Split hotel Kastel 1700 3*; double-room including breakfast

Day 5: SPLIT - DUBROVNIK

This morning, after meeting with your driver, you will continue with a transfer south and along the Dalmatian coast to arrive in Dubrovnik.

Arrival Dubrovnik late afternoon hours.

Meals: - Breakfast

INCLUDED

Car & driver Split – Dubrovnik
Overnight Domino apartments Dubrovnik Old town; Junior Suite including breakfast at the café/restaurant Dubravka

Day 6: GAME OF THRONES TOUR FULL DAY

Meet your licensed English speaking guide for a full day tour of Dubrovnik and surrounding visiting all the spots where world famous series of Game of Thrones was filmed such as Dubrovnik city walls picturing bloody battles, Lovrijenac fortress (evil exploits of King Joffrey), Rector’s Palace. We will further visit Lokrum island visiting all the locations from the season 2. Further, we will have a chance of having a short drive to Trsteno and its’ belonging arboretum for exploring historical gardens, which were used as the King’s Landing palace gardens in the third series.

Return to Dubrovnik in the early afternoon hours.

INCLUDED

Car & driver up to 4 hours Dubrovnik – Trsteno – Dubrovnik
Licensed English speaking guide full day up to 8 hours
Entrances to all sights mentioned in the program
Overnight in Dubrovnik; Domino apartments Junior suite including breakfast at café/restaurant Dubravka

Day 7: KONAVLE TOUR

This morning after leisure breakfast, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel for a full day tour of Konavle.

Konavle – a place in the very south of Croatia, is the most southern part of today's Dubrovnik Riviera, with whose purchase the Dubrovnik Republic rounded off its territory in the 15th century.

It is a region with particular natural beauties and contrasts: mountain and valley, green hills and naked stone, the blue and the green or, as called by the inhabitants of Konavle, "Gornja" and "Donja Banda".

Niko Karaman is local enologist who is quickly making a name for his tiny operation based on the sumptuous dry wines and exquisite sweet Prošek he makes from the rare and indigenous Malvazija Dubrovacka. While listening to Niko’s presentation of Prošek production you will have the opportunity to enjoy the marvelous taste of his Prošek, dessert wine that was announced to be the world’s best desert wine in 2009. Đivanović mill – while sipping home-made aperitif, your host Ivo Divanovic will present you the traditional way of flour production in his still intact flour mill dating from 1937

After the flour mill presentation, you will jump into your car again and head toward Cavtat, where you may choose to have lunch first in a famous local fish restaurant Leut (cost of the lunch not included).

Later on you may have a stroll with your guide along the charming promenade of the little medieval town.

Meals: - Breakfast

INCLUDED

Car & driver up to 6 hours Dubrovnik – Konavle – Dubrovnik
Licensed English speaking guide up to 6 hours
Presentations and wine tasting as stated in the program
Overnight in Dubrovnik Domino apartments Junior suite including breakfast at the café/restaurant Dubravka

Day 8: DUBROVNIK DAY AT LEISURE

Spend the day at leisure in Dubrovnik.

You may decide to have a Dubrovnik Sky Gondola cable-car drive to hill Srd from where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful view to Dubrovnik Old Town and surrounding islands.

Or simply relax, enjoy the sun and sea at Dubrovnik’s main beach Banje. Meals: - Breakfast

INCLUDED

Overnight in Dubrovnik Domino apartments Junior suite including breakfast at the cafe/restaurant Dubravka

Day 9: DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE

Depending on your flight, meet your driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

Meals: - Breakfast

INCLUDED

Car & driver Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik airport 

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Price 

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