Packaged Private Guided Tour of the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia and Mostar, Bosnia, Herzegovina

Available throughout the year
Price: EUR1,300 per person
Miminum group size: 4 people
Maximum group size: 8 people

Price Includes:
– All guided tours including all entrance fees
– All accommodation
– All transport (all our vehicles are fully AC/WIFI)
Price Excludes:
Food and drink (apart from day 4)
Flights to/from Split (SPU)

Above, a taster of just some of the great sights you’ll see …
Join us for a fantastic private 7 day/6 night fully guided tour of the Dalmatian Coast and the fascinating Ottoman City of Mostar.
Enjoy a fun and exciting tour of the Dalmatian interior, Croatia and the City of Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina where you will be able to visit many famous attractions and sights. Let our friendly, informative local guides make this a truly unforgettable and informative experience – at night you can enjoy all Split has to offer from your clean and comfortable accommodation in central Split. We’ll ensure we pre-book the best Split restaurants in town for you too – should you wish. We can adapt and tailor the experience to the wishes of your group. All-in-all a small group private tour that will be a truly unique, intimate and unforgettable experience for you and your friends/family.

Day 1: Arrival in Split

You will be picked up at Split Airport (SPU) and transported in one of our vehicles that are fully air-conditioned and have a Wi-Fi connection to your accommodation. You have free time to settle in. From 7:30 to 9:00 P.M., you will have a fully guided tour of the Roman City of Split.

Discover the many and varied influences of centuries of occupation by different cultures. From the Romans and Venetians to the Austrians and the French – all have left their mark on the city. The guides will show you the beautiful Diocletian’s palace, as well as the various churches, cathedrals, city walls gates, and the bustling squares which boast the diverse architectural influences on Split.

Once you have enjoyed the many sights of the city, the guide will finish the tour with a walk up the Marjan hill, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the city and a brief escape from the bustling streets below. Then its back to old town Split and for those who have built up a thirst you will be shown to the wonderful Jazz bar where you can enjoy a great glass of wine or the best black stuff (Guinness) in town.

Day 2: Trip to the Roman ruins of Salona, Klis, and Trogir

Experience a day trip to the Roman ruins of Salona, Klis, and the Unesco world heritage City of Trogir. For lovers of history and archeology, there is a wealth of medieval and Roman history to be found in the immediate surrounds of Split.

For your first stop, you will visit the ancient ruins of Salona, which was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia about 2,000 years ago, as well as being one of the five biggest towns in the Roman empire. Its amazing and so “undiscovered”. From there, you will travel to the Fortress of Klis, which is home to an imposing medieval fortress, perched high on a hilltop.

This fortress became castle to many Croatian kings and served as a defense against the Ottoman invasion during the early 16th century. More latterly, it has featured in the blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones”.

Next, you will head to Trogir, a city which has had 2,300 years of cultural and architectural influence of Greeks, Romans, Venetians, and Austrians. In 1997, Trogir was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. In Trogir, you will have an opportunity to stop for lunch during your free time – the choice of restaurants are great.

Day 3: Guided tour of Krka National Park

You will have a guided tour of Krka National Park to visit the spectacular scenic beauty and its cascading waterfalls. A boat trip across the lake is included in this tour. You will see restored stone houses and watermills and do not forget to bring your costume as you will be able to swim under the waterfall (apart from in winter!).

There is an opportunity for lunch at a local restaurant before you drive to Šibenik to sample some of the local delicious ice creams. You will visit the 15th century UNESCO listed Saint James Cathedral before heading to the viewing point over Trogir in order to take some great panoramic pictures. Then its back to Split.

Day 4: Omis and Split

In the morning, you will have free time to roam Split – we can advise how best to enjoy yourself depending on your interests. In the mid afternoon we head out to the town of Omis – an ancient pirate City where we will give you a 1 hour guided tour, then we visit an authentic, traditional family run “konoba” (restaurant) located high on the hills above Omis. There you will enjoy a traditional Dalmatian meal (Veal Peka or vegetarian option) and homemade spirits and wine to your heart’s content before we run you back to Split. The meals for this day are included in the price.

Day 5: Bosnia Herzegovina day trip

You will have a guided day trip to visit Mostar, Potcitelj, and Blagaj in Bosnia Herzegovina. Mostar is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Bosnia Herzegovina and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is famous for the impressive Ottoman-style bridge spanning the Neretva river, which was destroyed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina but subsequently rebuilt.

There are still poignant reminders of the legacy of that war in the street art and damaged buildings to be found around the city, but you will also be impressed by the wonderful spirit of local people and its dramatic beauty. The buzz of the local bazaar offers a great shopping opportunity and you might be lucky enough to witness daredevil diving from the bridge during the season.

From Mostar, you will head down to Počitelj. This 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. In 1996, Počitelj was added to the list of the world’s 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites, by the World Monuments Watch – so definitely worth a visit.

You will visit the glittering mosque and soak in the Byzantine architecture and local market. You will also visit the Blagaj Tekija. The Blagaj Tekija was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman and Mediterranean style architecture and is now considered a national monument.

The Blagaj Tekke was a monastery built specifically for the many Dervish cults of the area. A must see and you will also be provided with a fully translated tour of the monastery.

Day 6: Dubrovnik

We set off for a guided tour of Dubrovnik. George Bernard Shaw was captivated by this beautiful city, about which he said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”.

This full day tour takes you to this world-renowned walled city, where an expert local guide will show you around. Some of the many sights you will see include the Franciscan monastery and its beautiful cloister, the Sponza Palace with its elaborate stone carvings, the cathedral as well as Europe’s oldest pharmacy.

These are some of many reasons why Dubrovnik ranks among the most attractive historical and cultural cities in the world. After your tour, you will be given lots of time to enjoy Dubrovnik at your leisure, perhaps just for a relaxed lunch or to walk the city walls and take the cable car for a spectacular view of the city.

In addition to the regular day tour to Dubrovnik, you would also call in on the picturesque town of Ston for 45 minutes where you may try oysters from the sea.

Day 7: Departure

This is the final day of the tour and you will be dropped off to Split Airport (SPU) for your travel back home.

Accommodation
Included in your package is fully serviced central accommodation, based on two people sharing a large spacious and well appointed double or twin bedroom- with en-suite bathroom. Other accommodation configurations may be possible so please ask.