Ultimate Croatia

Split, Brac, Hvar & Dubrovnik
12 nights private tour from $9,300 per person

Delve into the best of Croatia by combining the rich history and impressive architecture of Split and Dubrovnik with the crystal-clear waters, relaxed atmosphere and incredible cuisine of two of the region's most beautiful islands, Hvar and Brac. Soak up a variety of unique and individually curated experiences whilst taking some time to explore on your own and find the gems that will take you off the beaten track, all whilst devouring first class cuisine and residing in beautiful hotels.

Ultimate Croatia
At a glance
  • A beautiful myriad of experiences and culture, all whilst staying in key locations to devour the best cuisine and island highlights

  • Plunge into the bustling streets of Split, exploring the winding alleys and cobbled streets of the city with your private guide

  • Let the picturesque island of Brac wash over you, home to mountains, pine forests and peaceful coastal villages

  • Soak up the sun on the beaches and hidden corners of beautiful Hvar, explore local vineyards and devour traditional lunches in the hidden mountain villages

Journey highlights
  • A beautiful myriad of experiences and culture, all whilst staying in key locations to devour the best cuisine and island highlights

  • Plunge into the bustling streets of Split, exploring the winding alleys and cobbled streets of the city with your private guide

  • Let the picturesque island of Brac wash over you, home to mountains, pine forests and peaceful coastal villages

  • Soak up the sun on the beaches and hidden corners of beautiful Hvar, explore local vineyards and devour traditional lunches in the hidden mountain villages

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Average time to visit

The warmest months of the year are July and August, when the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°C's. The coldest months of the year on average are January and February, during which time the daytime highs will be around 12°C. The rainiest months of the year are generally November and December, with the summer months being fairly dry.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $10,300 $2,600 plan your trip
June $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
July $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
August $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
September $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
October $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
April $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,300
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,300
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Itinerary

Fly to Split
Day 1-3

Split

Perched on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, you'll start this wonderful journey in the ancient town of Split. You will be spending two nights at the charming retreat of Judita Palace, an eclectic mix of styles in its architecture, from Roman to Gothic and Renaissance. The wooden shutters complement the stone walls, reminding you of the tradition and history of the building and the city. Located within the walls of Diocletian's Palace, in the heart of Split's old town, you will spend time exploring the winding alleys and cobbled streets of the city with your expert private guide.

Famous for its varied history and Roman architecture, Split is the perfect place to soak up a sense of Croatia's past and its vibrant culture. In the evening, wander down to the Riva waterfront and join the locals for a drink in this lively stretch of bars and restaurants, and take in the wonderful sea views. Here you are perfectly located to then continue your trip to the neighbouring islands of Brac and Hvar.

Accommodation: Judita Palace ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Brac

After your stay in Split you will be taken by ferry to the beautiful island of Brac, where you’ll spend three nights exploring the island. Home to mountains, pine forests and peaceful coastal villages, Brac is Dalmatia's largest island, and a picturesque haven just one hour from mainland Croatia. The pine forests are peppered with quaint fishing villages, and the island plays host to olive groves and vineyards, producing some of Croatia's best wines. You will stay three nights at the Hotel Lemongarden, an adult-only property and a hidden gem of relaxation on the island.  Unwind by the stunning pool or head to their private pebble beach just 10 minutes from the hotel, located in a secluded bay surrounded by pine forests.

Brac island is steeped in history, take some time to explore the rugged coastline and historic towns as your private guide shares stories of the region's myths and legends. Medieval forts, hidden caves and abandoned monasteries are just a handful of what the island has to offer. A combination of walking and off-road adventure takes you off the beaten track to discover authentic island culture.
Accommodation: Hotel Lemongarden ( 3 nights )
Day 6-9

Hvar

From Brac, take the ferry south to the island of Hvar to spend your next few days relaxing and soaking up the local culture. The pretty central harbour is incredibly popular during the summer months, and with good reason, however it is the little-explored interior of the island that is arguably the most beautiful, with lavender fields, peaceful villages, rolling vineyards and pine-covered hills.  You will enjoy a divine stay at Palace Elisabeth, an elegant hotel built on the foundations of a 13th century palace and overlooking the bustling old town, the glistening water of Hvar Bay, and its myriad of tiny islets.

Explore the hidden corners of beautiful Hvar by car, foot or bicycle. Hvar is becoming particularly well-known for its wines and a tour of the local vineyards is highly recommended, while foodies will love the opportunity to enjoy a traditional lunch cooked over an open fire in a hidden village, high in the hills overlooking the azure sea.  Explore Vis and Biševo islands' hidden inlets, caves, and beaches with your local skipper. Discover the spectacular Blue Cave on the island of Biševo with its local wildlife and natural beaches before venturing to the unspoiled island of Vis, renowned for its blue waters, ancient architecture and cultural heritage. Here you can take time to snorkel, swim and relax on one of the island's beaches before heading to Komiža town, known for the Renaissance tower, today home to the local fishing museum. Your crew will recommend a lovely local tavern for lunch.

Accommodation: Palace Elisabeth ( 3 nights )
Day 9-13

Dubrovnik

For your final leg of this spectacular journey you will head back to the mainland to Dubrovnik, the jewel in the crown of the Dalmatian coast and a fitting place to finish your journey through this stunning region. The magnificent city walls surround marble streets and baroque buildings that exude an almost ethereal light in the Adriatic sun. Churches, monasteries and museums ornamented with finely carved stone recall an eventful history and a vibrant artistic tradition. Situated just a 5-minute walk to Dubrovnik Old Town, the Hotel Excelsior offers stylish, elegant accommodation with stunning vistas of the island of Lokrum and Dubrovnik Old Town.  With its location right on the water’s edge, there is a lovely terrace with sun-loungers and direct access into the sea along with an indoor pool and a beautiful spa. From here, take time to wander the waterfront and seek out divine seafront tavernas to soak up the stunning views over a delicious lunch.

There is plenty to keep you entertained in this fascinating city and your private guide will help bring Dubrovnik to life with a guided tour of the Old Town.  Soak up the cobbled streets lined with traditional churches and admire the stories behind this quintessential walled city, you will be amazed by the saturation of rich history and culture in this area. If you do want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the stunning Elaphiti islands are just a short boat trip away, or the spectacular Mljet National Park is the perfect place to discover Croatia’s natural beauty.

Accommodation: Hotel Excelsior ( 4 nights )
Fly home from Dubrovnik
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Experiences included in this itinerary


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When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

The warmest months of the year are July and August, when the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°C's. The coldest months of the year on average are January and February, during which time the daytime highs will be around 12°C. The rainiest months of the year are generally November and December, with the summer months being fairly dry.

Ultimate Croatia
Ultimate Croatia

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind