Ultimate Greece and Croatia Vacation

Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Santorini, Athens

  • Dubrovnik holidays, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik Minceta Tower, Croatia
  • Hvar, Croatia luxury travel
  • Hvar island, Croatia
  • Split, Croatia vacation packages
  • Split, Croatia
  • Santorini island Cyclades
  • Santorini island, Greece
  • Athens Parthenon, Akropolis, Greece

Overview:



PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hvar (Croatia)
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Split (Croatia)
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini (Greece)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens (Greece)
  • Dubrovnik Old Town & City Walls walking tour
  • Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat tour from Hvar
  • Mostar and Kravica waterfall tour from Split
  • 5 hour semi-private catamaran sunset Caldera cruise, including BBQ meal and local wine
  • Acropolis Museum & Acropolis full day guided small group tour
  • Ferry tickets Dubrovnik – Hvar – Split
  • Air tickets Split to Santorini
  • Air tickets Santorini to Athens
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees during the guided tour
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Itinerary



DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN DUBROVNIK CROATIA
Upon your arrival in Dubrovnik, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 2: FREE DAY IN DUBROVNIK
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.
DAY 3: DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN & CITY WALLS WALKING TOUR
Experience the best of Dubrovnik with a half day walking tour of the old town & the city walls.
For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-hour walk takes you through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town, where you can discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics.
The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was not only protected by the diplomatic skill of its leaders, but by the walls and fortifications surrounding it.
DAY 4: DUBROVNIK / HVAR
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to HVAR. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 5: FREE DAY IN HVAR
Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches such as Dubovica and inland lavender fields.
DAY 6: HVAR / SPLIT
At the in indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your ferry ride to Split. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 7: MOSTAR & KRAVICA WATERFALL TOUR
After picking you up from our main meeting point in Split, we’ll begin our journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina. On our way to ancient Ottoman city of Mostar we will stop in the walled town of Pocitelj, UNESCO World Heritage site, a place that will intrigue you even more to discover the history of the Otoman city of Mostar. In Mostar our local city guide introduces you to the great history of this city known as “the window to the Orient”. We’ll  visit the Old Bazaar, full of picturesque shops and craft workshops, and the Mosque. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a walk along the famous Unesco – protected Old bridge from the 16th C. You’ll  have plenty of free time for shopping and the opportunity to taste some authentic Bosnian specialties like cevapi, pita or burek. Then it’s off to experience the beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina on our way to our final destination, enjoy some wonderful landscape views in the nearby Kravice waterfalls. take a swim and refresh if the time permits. After this beautiful experience we return back to Split.
DAY 8: SPLIT DAY AT LEISURE
Split is the second largest city in Croatia, but it remains one of the Adriatic's most vibrant port cities, stunningly located between mountains and sea. As the economic and cultural center of the Dalmatian coast, Split is bustling with islanders who flock into the city to work even as ferries whisk tourists out to the islands. Diocletian's Palace, a World Heritage Site, is the main attraction but there are so many things to do, including day trips, world-class nightlife and restaurants that it's impossible to be bored.
DAY 9: SPLIT / SANTORINI
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 10: SEMI PRIVATE CATAMARAN CRUISE
Morning free to explore the island. In the afternoon join the 5 hour semi-private catamaran sunset cruise along the caldera. Whilst taking in the striking landscape of the Santorinian sunset you can also enjoy swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling in private bays like the famous volcanic hot springs. Satisfy your appetite with famous Greek dishes, enjoy a rich barbecue on board, with fresh seafood and taste not only our culinary skills but also the history of Santorini which will amaze you and the cultural diversity which will intrigue you.
DAY 11: SANTORINI DAY AT LEISURE
Day at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. Santorini is the essence of a Greek island, where sea meets weather-beaten rock and colors are bold and elemental. Blue-domed chapels stand on hilltops; houses are simple white cubes, sunsets flamboyant orange. The half-moon island, with its rearing cliffs and dramatic outlooks, is all that remains of a huge volcanic explosion. Inland, fertile soils provide a softer landscape of silvery olive trees, fields of tomatoes and neatly pegged vineyards that produce sweet amber-colored wine.
DAY 12: SANTORINI / ATHENS
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 13: ACROPOLIS MUSEUM & ACROPOLIS FULL DAY GUIDED SMALL GROUP TOUR
Kick-off your ancient Athens mythology experience with a visit at the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus which was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens and the mythological start of this glorious city.
From there, your top-rated guide will take you all the way to the Theater of Dionysus and then the magnificent Acropolis. In Acropolis you will visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia and of course, the marvelous Parthenon.
Here, the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories concerning beings such as almighty Zeus; his daughter Athena, goddess of wisdom and protector of Athens; Poseidon, god of the sea; and Dionysus, god of wine. But what’s even more intriguing is that you’ll also find out what truths hide behind these myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them.
Your ancient Athens experience continues to the Ancient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such as Socrates spoke about global truths. But here you'll also learn about Theseus and the Minotaur; about Hera, the ever-jealous wife of Zeus; and about Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.
Through the myths you will finally understand how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary.
After a short break during which you’ll have some free time for a quick lunch at a spot of your own choice, you will reach one of the world's most important museums, the Acropolis Museum, filled with a vast collection of beautiful objects from thousands of years ago and world-famous for its stunning Parthenon Marbles.
As no ancient Athens experience is complete without meeting the people of Athens, you will be introduced to two Athenians from the city’s Golden Age, whose everyday lives you'll explore as you move through the exhibits. Their personal stories are hidden in the things they left behind, the artifacts that we encounter at the museum today. Your expert guide will lead the way connecting the past to the present through a series of fun games and activities. As you take part in the activities, you'll learn all about Ancient Greek history and culture.
By the time you finish this museum adventure, you will know what made this ancient city so special, and you'll understand, too, the modern relevance of its crowning glory, the Acropolis.
DAY 14: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
 

Optional Tours

MONTENEGRO FULL DAY TOUR

Take a day trip to Montenegro from Dubrovnik and explore some of the country’s main towns and sites. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Župa Dubrovacka and Konavle valleys and the beautiful Bay of Kotor.
Continue with a visit of Perast, another beautiful small town, located at the foot of St Elijah Hill. Here, you have the option to board a local boat (own expense) and head to Our Lady of the Rocks island to visit the 17th-century Baroque-style church. Continue to Kotor by minivan and enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns on the Adriatic Coast, and discover the area’s important sailing tradition. Visit St Tryphon Cathedral with your guide, before enjoying free time to explore on your own.
Next stop will be the Sveti Stefan islet and resort. From here you will enjoy the beautiful Adriatic Sea and learn the interesting history of this location from your guide. Admire views of the Montenegro coast as the drive continues toward the coastal town of Budva. Here, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town, take time to wander around Budva Old Town on your own.
Return to your hotel in Dubrovnik.