If you are interested in spending a day at sea while visiting two of the most beautiful Adriatic islands, then this unforgettable fish picnic is just the right choice for you! Departing from Makarska, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular view while sailing to Jelsa, a small place on the island of Hvar, which happens to be the longest and the sunniest Croatian island as well as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Upon arrival in Jelsa, you will have some free time for exploring the village or simply relaxing before continuing our trip to the nearby island of Brač. Its highest peak of Vidova gora makes Brač the highest island in the Adriatic. While sailing to Brač, lunch will be served. We will dock in a small town of Bol where you will have plenty of time for various individual activities, e.g. going to a world-famous beach of Zlatni rat, certainly the most attractive beach on the Adriatic coast. After free time for swimming and sunbathing on this not-to-be missed beach we will have a boat ride back to Makarska.
Zip-line is an adrenaline entertainment in which guests descend through the canyon down the steel wire rope, secured with a belt. The adventure also includes training and a short walk in nature. During the walk, you can enjoy the beautiful, almost untouched nature and stunning views of the Cetina River canyon. Zip-line is located 3km from Omiš, in the canyon of the Cetina River and consists of eight wires with a total length of 2,100m. The longest wire is 700m long and it is situated 150m above the ground. Depending on the size of the group, zip-line gives you up to three hours of unforgettable fun and beautiful nature. Before the beginning, the group goes to the training ground and each guest receives the equipment.
This tour begins in a small place called Jakiruša - Brela. The beautiful Jakiruša Bay is surrounded by the spectacular Biokovo Mountain. There is a sandy beach in Jakiruša, popular with the locals and tourists for swimming, and on the west side there is a rocky coast and one of the last untouched bays in this part of the riviera – the Vrulja Bay.
We launch our sea kayaks on the beach and paddle lightly towards the deserted sandy beaches of the Vrulja Bay. We stop to observe the submarine groundwater source which brings 50m3 of drinking water per second to this place even in the summer. Our paddle takes us to the Vrulja Beach where we take a break for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal blue waters.
Having gone through many different historical changes over the centuries, this area has remained the meeting place of cultures and religions with traces clearly visible today. Drive along the Makarska Riviera, then inland through the picturesque Neretva River Delta up to Mostar. During the Turkish rule, the city developed on the banks of the river as an important trade centre on caravan routes. A guided tour will show us the town's highlights, we shall visit the Oriental part of the town with the old Bazaar full of picturesque shops and workshops, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house, then walk along the legendary Turkish bridge from the 16th century after which the town was named (bridge=most; Mostar). We leave Mostar late in the afternoon.
A scenic half-day trip to the countryside of Dalmatia, through the villages of Zadvarje and Zagvozd. Discover the beauty of natural phenomena, the Red and the Blue Lake, and the old part of Imotski. Driving along the Imotski fields, covered with beautiful vineyards, take a look at the Green Cathedral and a wonderful historic mill on the Vrljika River, an unforgettable scenery of this region.
The inhabitants of Imotski are very friendly and hospitable.
Visit an old cottage with a beautiful wine cellar - an ideal setting to enjoy a glass of wine. Wine tasting with snacks of local specialties is specific for this region.
In this day trip full of culture and history, compare the two UNESCO listed World Heritage sites, the hip harbor of Split and the petite Trogir.
Split and Trogir have both seen the Greeks, the Romans, Venetians, Napoleon, the Habsburgs, yet have, each in their own way, managed to sustain an easy-going seaside mindset. Still, over time, Split flourished into Croatia’s second largest city, while Trogir retained its small-scale charms. Learn about the stunning heritage in their UNESCO-listed historic centers, and visit their Cathedrals, St. Domnius in Split and St. Lawrence in Trogir. In this full day excursion coupling two guided city tours with leisure time for you own exploration, draw comparisons of two Dalmatian UNESCO jewels without having to pick any favorites!
DAY 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK area; D
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik harbor or another hotel in Dubrovnik to the tour hotel. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area/.
DAY 2 Monday DUBROVNIK area; Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car; B, D
Morning transfer to the Pile Gate where you will join excursion Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car. Departing Pile Square on foot toward the newly open Cable Car Station situated in vicinity of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to the Cable Car Station you will proceed with a cable car to a panoramic view of Dubrovnik from the surrounding Srd hill. From here you will be offered a bird’s – eye view of the greatness of the entire city and especially Dubrovnik rooftops which you will never forget. Upon return ride to the main Station your tour guide will lead you by foot to the Old Town of Dubrovnik for the walking tour. Walking tour will open the doors to you to one of the largest and most luxurious open – air museum towns in existence. The famous Croatian tourist center awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts, which have preserved and enhanced Dubrovnik’s spirit of Renaissance. You will be awed by the labyrinth of short, narrow stone streets, the market place, palaces, towers, monasteries and houses, each of which is over 300 years old! The old masters understood how to construct a miraculously harmonious stone city. This harmony, simplicity and sense of beauty have through the ages become the basic philosophy of life for the residents of Dubrovnik. Early afternoon return transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Dubrovnik area.
DAY 3 Tuesday DUBROVNIK area; Ancient Montenegro; B, D
Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In our quest for traces and memories of past times, we will be visiting the baroque shore town of Perast. Short boat ride from town will take us to one of the two islets in the Bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor! Upon return dinner and overnight Dubrovnik area.
DAY 4 Wednesday DUBROVNIK – MAKARSKA RIVIERA; B, D
Morning departure to Mostar, This is a city of poetry, a city of stone and sleepy, narrow winding streets. It is a city where the traveller from the North feels the first dashes of Mediterranean air imbued with scents of citrus and sea and the traveller from the South reaches the first glimpses of the continent beyond. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments assembled harmoniously over the centuries thanks to favorable geographical conditions and a sound economic climate. Experience sights such as the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques. After the guided tour of the town enjoy some free time for strolling around and browsing among the many old craft shops or maybe have lunch in one of the picturesque local restaurants. Dinner and overnight at Makarska Riviera.
DAY 5 Thursday MAKARSKA RIVIERA; Split and Trogir; B, D
Split is situated on a peninsula and surrounded by historical towns and settlements. We shall take a walk through the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace to visit its ancient Cellars, Peristyle, Roman temples (today Christian ones), Cathedral and Baptistery, and then the famous Golden Gate. After sightseeing of the town of Split and free time for individual exploring we start our bus ride towards Trogir, a small town under the cultural protection of the UNESCO. Trogir arose from the ancient Tragurion, and is full of buildings and monuments testifying to its rich history. There stands the Cathedral with its famous portal by the well-known local master Radovan, the City Loggia from the 15th century, the Cipiko palace, the town Hall, and the Benedictine monastery from the year 1064, where a Greek relief is kept representing Kairos (the God of auspicious moment). Dinner and overnight at Makarska Riviera.
DAY 6 Friday MAKARSKA RIVIERA; B, D
Today is your day for leisure. Optional excursions Krka National Park and Šibenik available on the spot. Dinner and overnight at Makarska riviera.
DAY 7 Saturday MAKARSKA RIVIERA - DUBROVNIK; B, D
In the morning we are leaving Makarska Riviera for Ploče where we will take ferry to Trpanj on Pelješac peninsula. Getting of the ferry we will continue to Orebić where we will take a short boat ride to town of Korčula, followed by orientational walking tour of town of Korčula. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After free time return boat ride to Orebić and scenic ride through Pelješac peninsula with short stop in small town of Ston, before late afternoon arrival to your hotel for dinner. Overnight Dubrovnik area.
DAY 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE; B
Transfer on the day of the tour to Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik port & hotels in Dubrovnik.