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Charming Central Europe and Croatia

This sample 15-day (14 nights) itinerary covers Budapest, Prague, Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik. You'll be exploring some of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with stops in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Croatia. The unique differences and underlying similarities of these marvelous destinations will astound you. From the castles of Prague to the beaches of Croatia, your holiday will have surprising variety, with adventure and relaxation. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
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3 Nights in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

4 days in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Budapest

After arriving at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport, a private driver will greet you and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise

Evening Sightseeing Cruise

You're invited for a panoramic boat ride at night, when the city will be beautifully lit up for your pleasure. Glass in hand, you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come alive. Look behind the walls of the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the bridges, and other splendid sights all bathed in light. It's a wonderful way to experience the special ambience of the city at night. See everything from a new point of view and just sit back and relax as the sights all float your way.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Budapest Private Walking Tour

See Budapest with an Expert Guide, Get Educated and Oriented

Included in your vacation package price.

Your private guide will meet you at your accommodation, then take you on a three-hour walking (and metro) tour to show you the highlights of both the Buda and Pest sides of the city. You'll start by hopping on the metro to the Opera House, Heroes' Square and City Park at the far end of Andrassy Blvd. Then you'll return to the center, where St. Stephen’s Basilica awaits. From there you'll get a closer look at the Buda side of the city, where your guide will point out Gellert Hill, the Citadel and the Royal Palace before leading you up through the old cobblestone streets to Fisherman’s Bastion and St. Matthias Church, where your tour will conclude.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Mix with the Locals

Suggestion to explore on your own

Is there anything more quintessentially Budapest than a visit to one of the legendary baths? With more hot springs than any other capital, the city lets you take your pick of various styles, from the old school Turkish Rudas Baths to the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths on the Buda side of the city, or even the Neo-Baroque Szechenyi Baths with a large outdoor pool in Pest’s City Park.

Bathe with the Locals

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour

Sample Hungarian Food and Wine with an Expert, or on Your Own

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The Hungarians have always placed a lot of importance on food, and their cuisine is probably the most interesting in Central Europe. Get familiar with the aromas and flavors of Hungarian cuisine on our Gastro-Budapest Tour, which will introduce you to classic local dishes, wines and spirits as well as show you some of the best places to shop, eat and drink in the city. You can follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain, with lunch in the same butcher's shop, before finishing the tour with a Hungarian wine tasting.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Get out of the Big City and Take Your Pick of Hungary’s Highlights

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There are plenty of day-tripping options from Budapest so you have a choice to make. Wine-lovers should head straight for Eger, with a hilltop castle, a picturesque town and 10,000 acres of surrounding vineyards. Sampling the hearty local reds is a must. South of Budapest lies Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. All the rage with vacationers in communist times, it still draws crowds from nearby cities on the weekend. The Tihany peninsula with its Benedictine Abbey is a highlight of the area. On the way, a stop at the renowned Herend porcelain factory is an option. Closer to Budapest, a trip out to the Danube Bend area offers four towns to explore: Szentendre, with a rich artistic heritage and an ethnographic museum; Esztergom, with its domed Basilica perched on a hilltop; Visegrad, with its medieval castle; and lesser-known Vac, a Baroque summer resort popular with Budapesters. It has a basilica modelled on St Peter’s in Rome.

Private Wine Tour to Eger with Wine Tasting, Lunch and City Tour

Private Wine Tour to Eger with Wine Tasting, Lunch and City Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Take this unforgettable trip through the northern hills of Hungary and sip on some of the most delectable wine in Europe. Soon after you arrive to the city of Eger situated in a valley between the Matra and Bukk mountains, you’ll get to take in the medicinal baths and also fine local wines. The excellent red and whites of this historical wine region are served in wine cellars that have been refined over hundreds of years. On offer is a specialty of Eger called Bull’s Blood, a cuvee made from merlot and kekfrankos grapes that tastes wildly differently from cellar to cellar.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 10-11 hours

Herend and Lake Balaton Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice



Danube Bend Group Tour

Danube Bend Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This is an excursion into Hungary's history. It's an unforgettable tour along the "Blue Danube" with stops in Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. Esztergom used to be the capital of Hungary and is still the centre of the Catholic Church. You'll visit the largest cathedral of Hungary. Afterwards, you'll drive across the river to Slovakia and enjoy the view over the Basilica. Your next stop is Visegrad the site of a fortress from the 13th century. The top of the hill offers a fascinating panorama on the Danube valley. Szentendre is a small baroque city built on medieval ruins, located at the gate of the Danube Bend. You'll walk around the historical centre and enjoy the narrow cobblestoned streets as well as the baroque houses. During summer (May-September) you'll return to Budapest by boat. The tour ends in the city center.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Prague by Train

A very different city awaits you today. You'll depart Budapest by train to the Czech capital of Prague. We will arrange a driver to take you to Budapest 's Keleti train station, where you will have seats reserved in second class. Notice the changing scenery as you ride through Hungary, into Slovakia and then spend the majority of the journey in the Czech Republic. The trip takes about 7 hours, and we can also arrange first class tickets for an additional fee. If you have the time and would like to do a little sightseeing along the way, why not book our private car option? For an additional fee, we will arrange for a driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Budapest and deliver you to your Prague accommodation. Along the way though, you'll stop for a bit to take in a few sights in glorious Vienna.

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Prague by Private Transfer

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We also offer the following excursions in Budapest

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Buda Castle Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Christmas Markets Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Private City Tour by Car
Light3 hours

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

4 days in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Prague

When you arrive at Prague's train station, we will have a driver there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Prague Private Walking Tour

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Prague's main historic sights are situated on the so-called Royal Route between the Old Town and Prague Castle, crossing the river on the Charles Bridge. To make the most of your visit, we will book a private walking tour to put you in touch with all the history and romanticism of this wonderful city. As the tour ends in the courtyard of Prague Castle, you might want to continue the day by following one of the tour routes in the castle.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Private Food Tour

Taste Prague's Exciting Food Scene

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Since 2008 or so the foodie scene in Prague has developed at a rapid pace. There are farmer's markets on most days and the city's large expat population has provided both customers and restauranteurs to create a cosmopolitan restaurant scene that most cities would envy if only they knew about it. As well as a massive influx of foreign cuisines the standard of Czech gastronomy has been on the increase too and the best way to find out just how things have changed is to take a food tour. We've tried a few of them and weren't too impressed so we designed one ourselves. Your guide will lead you through your choice of either the city center or a less touristy neighborhood, depending on your preferences, helping you discover the tastiest dishes and specialties of Czech cuisine and telling you some interesting and off-beat facts along the way.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3-4 Hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

Explore Bohemia on a Day Trip from Prague

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Take a break from the city and get out into the Bohemian countryside. Head east or west on your pick of two very different day trips. Two hours to the north, close to the German border is the ornate spa town of Karlovy Vary, or Carlsbad to its neighbors. With elegant colonnades, luxury and medicinal spas, a local herbal liquor distillery and a crystal factory, there's plenty to fill your day here! If you'd prefer a shorter journey and a more traditional Bohemian town then we'd recommend UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora. It's best-known for its "bone church," the Sedlec Ossuary, but is actually listed for its beautiful historic Old Town, St. Barbara's cathedral and the Italian court, once the royal mint, due to the now-exhausted silver mines in the area.

Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip

Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Enjoy a trip to the legendary spa town Karlovy Vary. Hot springs were discovered here in 14th century by King Charles IV. Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Prague and drive you about two hours to Karlovy Vary. On the way to Karlovy Vary you will stop in a nearby castle Loket, which was built in 13th century and where Casino Royale was filmed. At the end of the day you'll be driven back to Prague.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Kutna Hora Private Day Trip

Kutna Hora Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Take a trip to Kutna Hora, the medieval center of silver mining and once the second richest town in the Czech kingdom. The variety of Kutna Hora's architectural monuments and its well-preserved town center reflects its ancient fame and wealth. During your walk you will visit the gothic cathedral of St. Barbara. You will also visit one of the most interesting burial places in the world, the Sedlac Ossuary. This chapel is decorated with more than 40,000 human bones, some of which form a bone chandelier or messages and coats of arms. Kutna Hora has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995, and on this excursion, you'll see why.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip

Cesky Krumlov & Hluboka Castle Private Day Trip

Cesky Krumlov is a medieval town in Southern Bohemia that has kept its almost fairy-tale charm until today and is registered on the UNESCO heritage list. The historical center is made up of narrow winding streets with a number of gothic, renaissance and baroque houses that originated as the mansions of noblemen's families.Heading south out of Prague, the first stop of the day is at the impressive castle of Hluboka nad Vltavou, modeled on England's Windsor Castle and once the property of the wealthy Schwarzenberg family, who were also the owners of Cesky Krumlov castle. Here you can walk in the gardens or optionally stop a little longer to take a guided tour of the interior of the castle. Once you reach Cesky Krumlov if you opt to take a private walking tour, you will be in the hands of our local expert guide, who will show you around the town's narrow lanes and tell the history of this beautifully preserved living museum.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 10 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Split by Airplane

The most practical way to get from Prague to Split is by direct flight. Based on flight schedules, we will arrange for tickets for this flight which takes under 2 hours to transport you from magical Prague in the heart of Central Europe to historic Split on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. We will have a driver take you to Prague airport in plenty of time for your flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Prague

A la Carte Dinner Cruise
Light3 hours
Beer Spa Private Experience
Light1 hour
Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

2 Nights in Split

2 Nights in Split

3 days in Split

2 Nights in Split

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD, building a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside its ancient walls. These days there is an embankment in front of Diocletian's palace but the water used to go right up to the main wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and is a pedestrian-only maze that it is quite easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways? To get the best out of your time in Split, however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis, or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split's port. If you base yourself in Split for a few days, you will find it is also perfect located for visits to some of Croatia's most stunning national parks.

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD, building a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside its ancient walls. These days there is an embankment in front of Diocletian's palace but the water used to go right up to the main wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and is a pedestrian-only maze that it is quite easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways? To get the best out of your time in Split, however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis, or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split's port. If you base yourself in Split for a few days, you will find it is also perfect located for visits to some of Croatia's most stunning national parks.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Split

When you arrive, we'll arrange for a driver to greet you and take you to your centrally located Split accommodation.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Split

Plitvice Lakes Group Tour

Plitvice group excursion

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The most popular day trip from Split is to the UNESCO-listed Plitvice lakes, truly one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world and taking a group trip out there is the most cost-effective way to visit it. You will be driven to this string of 16 beautiful lakes, all of which are an incredible blue-green color, complete with waterfalls of all sizes. Your guided tour of the National Park includes a boat ride, a tourist train and a walking tour.


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 12 hours

Split Private Walking Tour

Explore Diocletian's Palace With an Expert Guide

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Split has a history that goes back to the Romans. Today we recommend you meet with an experienced local guide to see what the city has to offer. This 1.5-hour tour will show you the city’s most fascinating sites and give you a sense of how Split is laid out. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and show you the UNESCO-listed 1,700 year old Diocletian’s palace, the Cathedral of Saint Duje with its amazing cellars, the famous Golden Gate, Roman temples, and much more. The city will come alive for you like never before.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1.5 hour

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Hvar by Ferry

Time to visit the fantastic island of Hvar. The ferry port is within easy walking distance from your accommodation and we'll provide tickets to the ferry based on your time preference. We will arrange for assistance with your luggage.

We also offer the following excursions in Split

Blue Cave and Hvar Island Group Speedboat Tour
Moderate10 hours
Blue Lagoon and Trogir Group Tour
Light5 hours
Chef's Table Private Food Experience
Easy2 hours
Game of Thrones Private Tour
Light4.5 hours

3 Nights in Hvar

3 Nights in Hvar

4 days in Hvar

3 Nights in Hvar

One of the gems of the Adriatic, Hvar is more than a beautiful coastal town. It’s also an ancient epicenter of culture, boasting the oldest communal theater in Europe, and a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. There’s a little bit of everything here, from history and architecture to modern culture, outdoor adventures and isolated beaches. Whether you want a vacation that’s action-packed or something more relaxing, Hvar will offer more than enough variety to please you. The longest of the Adriatic islands, Hvar’s fertile landscape makes it perfect for growing grapes, giving you several local vineyards to visit. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which emphasizes freshly caught fish, warm bread, and vegetables grown on the island. We can offer a tasting tour at the finest local vineyards. Those seeking an active vacation will not be disappointed either, as there are several possibilities for sailing, swimming, exploring the sea caves along the coast. You can also take a hike in Hvar's many hills, or go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

One of the gems of the Adriatic, Hvar is more than a beautiful coastal town. It’s also an ancient epicenter of culture, boasting the oldest communal theater in Europe, and a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. There’s a little bit of everything here, from history and architecture to modern culture, outdoor adventures and isolated beaches. Whether you want a vacation that’s action-packed or something more relaxing, Hvar will offer more than enough variety to please you. The longest of the Adriatic islands, Hvar’s fertile landscape makes it perfect for growing grapes, giving you several local vineyards to visit. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which emphasizes freshly caught fish, warm bread, and vegetables grown on the island. We can offer a tasting tour at the finest local vineyards. Those seeking an active vacation will not be disappointed either, as there are several possibilities for sailing, swimming, exploring the sea caves along the coast. You can also take a hike in Hvar's many hills, or go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Hvar

Upon arriving in the port of Hvar, you will be met and brought to your accommodation.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Hvar

Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour

Vis Blue Cave Group Excursion

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

One of the best-known characteristics of Croatia is the deep blue water off the coast. We recommend getting more in-depth, literally, with an eight-hour blue cave group excursion. After a brisk trip by speedboat you’ll arrive at the islet of Bisevo, the location of the Blue Cave, a natural phenomenon that can be entered only by small boats. Here you’ll admire the play of light off the water, before continuing on to the fishing village of Komiza, where you’ll have free time to swim and explore before returning to Hvar, with the possibility of a stop at the Pakleni archipelago if time allows.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 Hours

Pakleni Islands Private Speedboat Tour

Private Pakleni Islands tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Today is a great day to charter your own boat and skipper to explore the Pakleni archipelago, with white sand beaches and quiet villages with delicious local restaurants. With your own boat, you’ll be able to make your own itinerary, exploring the many hidden coves and the picturesque coastline at your leisure.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Hvar

Hvar Off-Road Small Group Tour

Off Road Tour Excursion

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Hvar is Europe’s sunniest island, a gorgeous combination of beaches and olive groves, fisherman and grape growers. There’s plenty to see, and a full-day off-road excursion is the perfect way to see it. You’ll be treated to an off-road tour through typical old villages, combining amazing scenery with authentic local charm. The unspoiled nature, panoramic views, and luscious groves are a sight to behold. You’ll enjoy the tour with your own local guide, stopping for a delicious lunch of Croatian delicacies along the way.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Hvar Wine Tasting Group Tour

Wine Tasting Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

There are numerous vineyards and a long history of winemaking in Hvar. Today we recommend getting a taste of the local vinous culture, with a fully guided four-hour wine tasting tour. You’ll stop at two wineries, where you’ll taste six different wines, along with two dessert wines. The tour is designed to be informative, and above all, fun.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Dubrovnik by Ferry

It's an early start today for the only departure of the day to Dubrovnik, the city on the sea that you've heard so much about. Skipping a length ferry ride to Split and then a bus ride down the coast, instead you will speed along above the waves on a catamaran ferry. You will reach Dubrovnik around midday, so you'll have plenty of time to explore in the afternoon. Alternatively, if you would prefer taking the opportunity to sight see along the way, we recommend our private transfer option. For an additional fee, we can arrange for a private driver to pick you up in Hvar and bring you straight to Dubrovnik. If you choose, you can stop along the way, perhaps to explore Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia, on the Peljesac peninsula.

We also offer the following excursions in Hvar

Half-Day Sunset Sailing Group Tour Around the Pakleni Islands
Moderate4 hours
Hvar Hiking Group Tour
Strenuous3-4 hours
Hvar Island XL Private Tour
Light9 hours
Hvar Private Walking Tour
Light2 hours

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

4 days in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient traditions. Marble-like polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways, and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure, and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient traditions. Marble-like polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways, and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure, and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

We will arrange to have someone on hand at the port to greet you as you get off the boat and then transfer you to you Dubrovnik accommodation.

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

Get to Know Dubrovnik on a Private City Walking Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Dubrovnik is truly a gem of the Adriatic. The city has been on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List since 1979. We recommend taking a private 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old City that will show you the old city including the elegant main street and its most important sites: The Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio’s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando’s Column, City Bell Tower, Church of St Blaise, and Rector’s Palace. It’s an ideal way to get oriented in the city and set yourself up for further exploration. Continue your day in Dubrovnik after the tour with a ride on the cable car up Mount Srd' to take in the views or get another view of the town by walking the ancient walls that surround the city. If you'd prefer to see Dubrovnik from afar then take a boat trip to Lokrum Island, an oasis of nature and tranquility just 10 minutes from the old town harbor.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1.5 hours

Explore Outside the City Walls

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Let’s get the adrenaline pumping today, shall we? A sea kayaking excursion or a buggy adventure are two great activities we highly recommend. The Buggy Safari is an hour-long excursion that lets you drive off road to see wildlife, fortresses, former minefields and war sites. It all culminates in a dramatic 360° view of the entire region from Srd mountain. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the off-road site, then you’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. If you’d rather explore sea than land, a three-hour sea kayaking excursion is your best choice. You’ll paddle along the walls of Dubrovnik, getting a new view of the city, then go for a swim in one of the secluded coves, where you’ll really become one with nature. Your kayak is equipped with a water-tight barrel so you don't need to worry about your valuables or camera getting wet!

Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour

Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Here's the ultimate activity for people of all ages. The excursion lasts about one hour and you'll get to drive off-road, see former minefields and sites from the recent war, a fortress and an amazing 360° view of the whole Dubrovnik region. Following this adrenaline-charged expedition, you'll have some free time to explore the Imperial Fortress and the War Museum, or to simply enjoy the stunning views of Dubrovnik from the most gorgeous terrace in Croatia. You'll have a little of everything on this special excursion.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 1 hour

Sea Kayaking Group Tour

Sea Kayaking Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Get ready for a unique kayaking experience that will show you the city as you've never seen it before. Near the port, you'll start an unforgettable journey, paddling through the blue waters. Experienced tour guides will lead the way as you explore the coast and hear interesting stories about the maritime history of Dubrovnik. The views will be breathtaking and you'll also have a chance to see hidden caves and secret coves, along with local wildlife. Your kayak is equipped with a water-tight barrel so you don't need to worry about your valuables or camera getting wet!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Your Second Full Day in Dubrovnik

Visit a neighboring country

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Today’s a great day to get out of the city and see something new. We have two equally unforgettable suggestions, Mostar and Montenegro. Located in a beautiful valley between the high mountains of Herzegovina about two hours from Dubrovnik, Mostar is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments assembled harmoniously over the centuries, thanks to favorable geographical conditions and a sound economic climate. Mostar’s most famous landmark is an Ottoman stone bridge which connects the city in two parts over the Neretva River. Montenegro is one of region’s last undiscovered secrets. Located less than one hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. You’ll enjoy the view above the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kotor Bay with its numerous small settlements. It is a country of contrasts, the new and the old, the mountains and the sea, sun and snow and all of this a little more than a stone’s throw from Dubrovnik.

Mostar Group Tour

Mostar Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Mostar is a city steeped in history, a history that has shaped and formed the city since ancient times. Enjoy the Mostar tour, city that’s also known as the “melting pot of cultures”. Explore the cobbled stone streets of a city where the Neretva River divides cultures and religions- where the differences and contrasts can be seen not only through architecture. One could almost entitle the story of the history of Mostar as “The tale of two cities”. These two sides of the city; the left and the right bank of the river are joined by one of the wonders of the modern world, the Mostar Bridge. Your first stop of the day it will be the lovely little hillside town, Počitelj. It is a historic site on the bank of the Neretva River and is a popular tourist stop on the way to Mostar.The fortified town contains a few scattered homes and cafes, a beautiful mosque, a tower and a citadel, surrounded by the remains of a city wall. The main construction dates from two periods –medieval and ottoman.

ITINERARY:

07:20 - 08:00 Hotel pick-up
08:00 - 10:40 Drive to Počitelj with a comfort stop 10:40 - 11:20 A short stop in Počitelj
11:20 - 12:00 Drive from Počitelj to Mostar
12:00 - 15:00 City tour of Mostar and free time 15:00 - 18:00 Drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 11 hours

Montenegro Kotor & Budva Group Tour

Montenegro Kotor & Budva Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

While in Dubrovnik don't miss out the opportunity to visit Montenegro! A small, picturesque country filled with natural beauty, a country where you can spend the morning hiking in the mountain air and swimming in the clear blue Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. Although Montenegro is a small country, it has it all. And it’s not just the natural beauty that will leave you speechless, it’s the history, culture, cuisine and the people. Don't miss to discover the wild beauty of Montenegro.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : up to 12 hours

Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class

Cook Local

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

If you have a taste for great food, we’ve got the perfect day for you if you opt for this cooking class. Today you will head out into the Konavle countryside. Here in a 500-year-old farmhouse, you’ll have a half-day cooking class that will teach you about local gastronomy as well as Croatian culture and history. Start by picking fresh vegetables from the garden, then prepare a four-course lunch or dinner with an expert chef. When you sit down to dine, you’ll also have excellent local wines and brandy. It’s a great way to get hands on with Croatian gastronomic culture, and have a great time doing it! If you need our local staff can arrange for transfers both ways, if you don't have a designated driver.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4-5 hours

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up at your Dubrovnik accommodation and drop you off at the airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Dubrovnik

A Perfect Culinary Getaway Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Adventerous Quad Safari Group Tour in Peljesac
Moderate10 hours
Adventure Park and Zip Line Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Bay of Kotor Private Tour
Light9 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Budapest

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Budapest Airport Transfer
Budapest Private Walking Tour
Budapest - Prague Train Tickets
Budapest Train Station Transfer

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Prague Airport Transfer
Prague - Split Flight

Split

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Split Airport Transfer
Split - Hvar Ferry
Luggage Assistance in Split

Hvar

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry

Dubrovnik

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Dubrovnik Port Transfer
Dubrovnik Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Greg & Sally

Greg & Sally

Kingdom

Perfect planning and understanding our requirements with a great website and itinerary page. Fantastic customer service.

Perfect planning and understanding our requirements with a great website and itinerary page. Fantastic customer service.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Susan & Carole

Susan & Carole

California

JayWay Travel is the perfect travel company for me. JayWay Travel provided me with a wonderful balance between the assistance and support that reduced the travel chaos and yet still allowed for the independence and spontaneity I yearn to have while traveling.

JayWay Travel is the perfect travel company for me. JayWay Travel provided me with a wonderful balance between the assistance and support that reduced the travel chaos and yet still allowed for the independence and spontaneity I yearn to have while traveling.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia
Itinerary : Budapest, Prague, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia
Itinerary : Budapest, Prague, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Megan & Dylan

Megan & Dylan

New Jersey

Would book through JayWay Travel again in a heartbeat.

Would book through JayWay Travel again in a heartbeat.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5

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