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New! Discover Croatia

Trip Length 7 days

From $4,995

  • Discover classic Croatia with this weeklong tour that introduces you to the best of Dalmatia
  • Journey to beautiful Korčula Island, with its historic Old Town and glorious medieval walled city, and explore the awe-inspiring city of Dubrovnik
  • Hike in the rugged Dalmatian Hinterland, one of Croatia’s most scenic and least-explored regions!

Spend an unforgettable week discovering the highlights of Croatia, from the ancient city of Split, through the Dalmatian Hinterland, along the coast, to stunning Dubrovnik— known as “The Pearl of the Adriatic.” Croatia has many breathtaking natural attractions for you to discover, including the spectacular waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, the mystical sea caves of Vis and Biševo Islands, and the heavenly Pakleni Island Archipelago. You’ll also have time to explore many of Croatia’s architectural wonders, including the UNECO-listed Old Town of Dubrovnik and Split, with its fascinating Roman ruins. Our experienced MTS guides will make sure you make the most of your time, making this seven-day trip the perfect way to experience Croatia’s must-see attractions.

Day 1: Welcome to Croatia!

Arrive at Split airport, where you'll be transferred to the Hotel Pašike in Trogir—just a short ride away. In the afternoon, the group will rendezvous at the hotel for a welcome drink and program overview. Then, we'll hop over to the coastal town of Split for a walking tour, including the Diocletian Palace, led by a local guide. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the area's restaurants, before returning to Trogir for the night. (Light walking, 2 hours.)

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Pašike

Day 2: Hike in the Dalmatian Hinterlands

After spending the morning on our own, we'll meet for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll hike in one of Croatia's most beautiful and least discovered regions, the Dalmatian Hinterland. We'll walk along old paths through olive orchards and vineyards all the way to a sacred church on a hill overlooking the entire region. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional dinner in a historic family home in the abandoned village of Truše before return to Trogir. (Moderate to demanding, 3 hours, 3 miles, with 650’ elevation gain/loss.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Pašike

Day 3: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Today, we'll take a walking tour of the enchanting Plitvice Lakes National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forest reserve is a place of remarkable beauty known for its cascading waterfalls linking a chain of terraced lakes. We'll return to Trogir in the late afternoon, followed by dinner in a local restaurant. (Moderate walking, 4 – 5 hours, 6.2 miles, with 650’ elevation gain/loss.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Pašike

Day 4: Private boat tour to Vis & Bisevo Islands

In the morning, we'll board a private boat for a tour of Vis & Biševo Islands, famous for their inlets and sea caves. Our tour will take us to the famous Blue Cave (Modra Špilja), a mystical grotto in Balun Cove that is accessible only by a boat. Inside the dark and narrow cave, the water is naturally lit, creating a surreal blue glow. Afterwards, we'll depart for Hvar, stopping along the way at Pakleni Island Archipelago, where we'll have time for lunch and a swim. After checking into our hotel in Hvar, we'll meet for a traditional dinner in the abandoned village of Malo Grablje, one of the most atmospheric settings and authentic gastronomic experiences in Croatia.  (Motor boat touring of Vis and Biševo, and water activities.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Amfora

Day 5: Korčula Island and Orebić

In the morning, we'll transfer by private motor boat to beautiful Korčula Island, a place with breathtaking views that is rich in art and culture. Here, you'll enjoy a hiking tour that ends in Korčula's Old Town, a medieval walled city with a rich history. After lunch, we'll take a short transfer by boat to the nearby town of Orebić on the southern coast of Pelješac Peninsula.  (Moderate walking, 4 – 5 hours, 6.2 miles, with 980’ elevation gain/loss.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Adriatic

Day 6: Ston, Trsteno and Dubrovnik

In the morning, we'll travel to Ston, where we'll take a private guided tour of the magnificent, 14th-century walls that surround the city (sometimes affectionately referred to as "The Great Wall of Croatia"). The area is known for its oysters, and we'll have the opportunity to join a local family for oyster harvesting and tasting, followed by seafood lunch on a private island. Next, we'll journey to Trsteno, where we'll visit a 16th-century arboretum and a Renaissance-era summer home with its encompassing garden. Finally, we will arrive in the beautiful coastal city of Dubrovnik, where we'll take a walking tour of the walled Old Town before gathering for our farewell dinner.  (Moderate walking, 3 hours, 3.75 miles, with 490’ elevation gain/loss; followed by a light 1-hour walking tour of Trsteno and 1.5 hour walking tour of Dubrovnik.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Lapad

Day 7: Depart from Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we'll transfer guests to the airport for homeward-bound flights.

  • Breakfast

Sep 23 - 29, 2017

Jun 23 - 29, 2018

Jul 14 - 20, 2018

Sep 22 - 28, 2018

pricing

2017 Prices
$4,995 (4 – 16)
$700 single supplement

2018 Prices
$4,995 (5 – 16)
$900 single supplement

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Hotel Adriatic — Orebić

The family-owned Hotel Adriatic is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort, and everyone who stays here is treated like a houseguest. A former captain's residence, the stone building has tons of rustic charm and is accented with green shutters and a red roof. Inside, you'll find nautical touches and beautiful wood furnishings that reflect the historic surroundings. Named after local sailing ships from long ago, each room has its own unique character. Some have balconies, some have exposed stone walls, but all of them are lovely and overlook the sea.

Hotel Amfora — Hvar

This impressive resort overlooking a private bay on the Adriatic was completely renovated in 2016. Guestrooms are small but lovely, with a soothing color palette and modern furnishings. The spectacular, resort-style pool is one of the property's best features, with a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls, views of the sea, and dramatic lighting at night. Other hotel services include a gym, beach club, room service, free Wi-Fi, and a conference center. The historic center of Hvar is located just a five-minute walk away.

Hotel Lapad — Dubrovnik

Originally built in 1914, Hotel Lapad has a distinctive stone exterior and a lovely location right on the water. Guestrooms have wonderful views of the Gruz Harbor, especially at night when it's all lit up. The hotel was refurbished just a few years back, so the rooms, though small, are fresh, attractive and up to date, featuring flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and a setup for making tea and coffee. When it's time to relax, you can lounge by the attractive pool or enjoy meal in the hotel restaurant, which serves a generous breakfast buffet in the morning.

Hotel Pašike — Trogir

Located on the tiny island of Trogir, which is mostly pedestrian-only, Hotel Pašike is a charming and serene lodging with a rich history. Originally a home belonging to the Buble family and dating to the 15th century, the hotel has old-world charm and a unique character. Each of the colorfully painted guest rooms has a wrought-iron bed, antique furniture from the 1800s, and a separate sitting area. To add to the authentic ambience, the staff greets guests in traditional garb and offers a traditional Trogir almond cake upon arrival.

  • Discover classic Croatia with this weeklong tour that introduces you to the best of Dalmatia
  • Journey to beautiful Korčula Island, with its historic Old Town and glorious medieval walled city, and explore the awe-inspiring city of Dubrovnik
  • Hike in the rugged Dalmatian Hinterland, one of Croatia’s most scenic and least-explored regions!

Spend an unforgettable week discovering the highlights of Croatia, from the ancient city of Split, through the Dalmatian Hinterland, along the coast, to stunning Dubrovnik— known as “The Pearl of the Adriatic.” Croatia has many breathtaking natural attractions for you to discover, including the spectacular waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, the mystical sea caves of Vis and Biševo Islands, and the heavenly Pakleni Island Archipelago. You’ll also have time to explore many of Croatia’s architectural wonders, including the UNECO-listed Old Town of Dubrovnik and Split, with its fascinating Roman ruins. Our experienced MTS guides will make sure you make the most of your time, making this seven-day trip the perfect way to experience Croatia’s must-see attractions.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Croatia!

Arrive at Split airport, where you'll be transferred to the Hotel Pašike in Trogir—just a short ride away. In the afternoon, the group will rendezvous at the hotel for a welcome drink and program overview. Then, we'll hop over to the coastal town of Split for a walking tour, including the Diocletian Palace, led by a local guide. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the area's restaurants, before returning to Trogir for the night. (Light walking, 2 hours.)

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Pašike

Day 2: Hike in the Dalmatian Hinterlands

After spending the morning on our own, we'll meet for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll hike in one of Croatia's most beautiful and least discovered regions, the Dalmatian Hinterland. We'll walk along old paths through olive orchards and vineyards all the way to a sacred church on a hill overlooking the entire region. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional dinner in a historic family home in the abandoned village of Truše before return to Trogir. (Moderate to demanding, 3 hours, 3 miles, with 650’ elevation gain/loss.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Pašike

Day 3: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Today, we'll take a walking tour of the enchanting Plitvice Lakes National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forest reserve is a place of remarkable beauty known for its cascading waterfalls linking a chain of terraced lakes. We'll return to Trogir in the late afternoon, followed by dinner in a local restaurant. (Moderate walking, 4 – 5 hours, 6.2 miles, with 650’ elevation gain/loss.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Pašike

Day 4: Private boat tour to Vis & Bisevo Islands

In the morning, we'll board a private boat for a tour of Vis & Biševo Islands, famous for their inlets and sea caves. Our tour will take us to the famous Blue Cave (Modra Špilja), a mystical grotto in Balun Cove that is accessible only by a boat. Inside the dark and narrow cave, the water is naturally lit, creating a surreal blue glow. Afterwards, we'll depart for Hvar, stopping along the way at Pakleni Island Archipelago, where we'll have time for lunch and a swim. After checking into our hotel in Hvar, we'll meet for a traditional dinner in the abandoned village of Malo Grablje, one of the most atmospheric settings and authentic gastronomic experiences in Croatia.  (Motor boat touring of Vis and Biševo, and water activities.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Amfora

Day 5: Korčula Island and Orebić

In the morning, we'll transfer by private motor boat to beautiful Korčula Island, a place with breathtaking views that is rich in art and culture. Here, you'll enjoy a hiking tour that ends in Korčula's Old Town, a medieval walled city with a rich history. After lunch, we'll take a short transfer by boat to the nearby town of Orebić on the southern coast of Pelješac Peninsula.  (Moderate walking, 4 – 5 hours, 6.2 miles, with 980’ elevation gain/loss.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Adriatic

Day 6: Ston, Trsteno and Dubrovnik

In the morning, we'll travel to Ston, where we'll take a private guided tour of the magnificent, 14th-century walls that surround the city (sometimes affectionately referred to as "The Great Wall of Croatia"). The area is known for its oysters, and we'll have the opportunity to join a local family for oyster harvesting and tasting, followed by seafood lunch on a private island. Next, we'll journey to Trsteno, where we'll visit a 16th-century arboretum and a Renaissance-era summer home with its encompassing garden. Finally, we will arrive in the beautiful coastal city of Dubrovnik, where we'll take a walking tour of the walled Old Town before gathering for our farewell dinner.  (Moderate walking, 3 hours, 3.75 miles, with 490’ elevation gain/loss; followed by a light 1-hour walking tour of Trsteno and 1.5 hour walking tour of Dubrovnik.)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Lapad

Day 7: Depart from Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we'll transfer guests to the airport for homeward-bound flights.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Hotel Adriatic — Orebić

The family-owned Hotel Adriatic is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort, and everyone who stays here is treated like a houseguest. A former captain's residence, the stone building has tons of rustic charm and is accented with green shutters and a red roof. Inside, you'll find nautical touches and beautiful wood furnishings that reflect the historic surroundings. Named after local sailing ships from long ago, each room has its own unique character. Some have balconies, some have exposed stone walls, but all of them are lovely and overlook the sea.

Hotel Amfora — Hvar

This impressive resort overlooking a private bay on the Adriatic was completely renovated in 2016. Guestrooms are small but lovely, with a soothing color palette and modern furnishings. The spectacular, resort-style pool is one of the property's best features, with a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls, views of the sea, and dramatic lighting at night. Other hotel services include a gym, beach club, room service, free Wi-Fi, and a conference center. The historic center of Hvar is located just a five-minute walk away.

Hotel Lapad — Dubrovnik

Originally built in 1914, Hotel Lapad has a distinctive stone exterior and a lovely location right on the water. Guestrooms have wonderful views of the Gruz Harbor, especially at night when it's all lit up. The hotel was refurbished just a few years back, so the rooms, though small, are fresh, attractive and up to date, featuring flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and a setup for making tea and coffee. When it's time to relax, you can lounge by the attractive pool or enjoy meal in the hotel restaurant, which serves a generous breakfast buffet in the morning.

Hotel Pašike — Trogir

Located on the tiny island of Trogir, which is mostly pedestrian-only, Hotel Pašike is a charming and serene lodging with a rich history. Originally a home belonging to the Buble family and dating to the 15th century, the hotel has old-world charm and a unique character. Each of the colorfully painted guest rooms has a wrought-iron bed, antique furniture from the 1800s, and a separate sitting area. To add to the authentic ambience, the staff greets guests in traditional garb and offers a traditional Trogir almond cake upon arrival.

Dates and Pricing

Sep 23 - 29, 2017

Jun 23 - 29, 2018

Jul 14 - 20, 2018

Sep 22 - 28, 2018

pricing

2017 Prices
$4,995 (4 – 16)
$700 single supplement

2018 Prices
$4,995 (5 – 16)
$900 single supplement

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 7 days

From $4,995

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