Coastal Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split

      Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CW
      CleverDever Wherever
      • Email address verified
      16 reviews
      Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 21
      Coastal Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split
      Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CleverDever Wherever
      • Email address verified
      16 reviews

      Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 21

      About this trip

       Immerse yourself in Croatia's Dalmatian coast and islands...


      Start in the ancient Illyrian city of Dubrovnik...

      Explore the salty Pelješac peninsula...

      Get Medieval in Korčula...

      Relax on Hvar Island...

      See the stone masonry of Brač Island...


      and finish in the gorgeous laneways of Split, a seaside city steeped in the history of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Venetians before belonging to the Kingdom of Croatia.


       

      **This is an intimate tour (12 guests, maximum) carefully curated by experiental travel expert Juliana Dever in collaboration with locals. 


      This tour is a unique and authentic cultural immersion adventure into coastal Croatia's history and traditions. This 10-day trip is a female-led experience and supports women-owned businesses and local artisans with a mission to positively impact every community we visit.

      What’s included

      • Certified Experts
        Your trip is planned and curated by Juliana Dever, Experiential Travel Expert with 25 years experience + Lead by Tina Hiti, born and raised local + Managed by our Croatian Team in Dubrovnik
      • Accomodations
        10 nights in 3* and 4* hotels
      • Transportation
        Ferries, and Private coaches once tour starts
      • Meals
        Breakfast daily, lunch and/or dinner most days, including meals with locals
      • Beverages
        From wine tastings, local teas, juices, and sparkling wines, the first round is always included!
      • Entrance Fees
        All of our planned activities like national parks, ancient sites, visiting farms, and museums are included in the price
      • Private Guided Tours
        You'll have one of the best private guides in the business with you the entire trip, and several local guides to bring color to our destination visits
      • Restaurant gratuities
        Leave without paying the bill - all restaurant gratuities are covered!
      • Travel portal
        You'll have all tour information at your fingertips including answers to all your FAQs
      • Private Facebook Group
        Plan your arrivals with your trip mates and get to know everyone before you even arrive in Dubrovnik
      • Planning Session
        Exclusive Pre-Tour Group Planning Session. You'll have a virtual travel session, just for trip members. Get your individual questions answered by the trip leaders in real time.
      • Packing List
        Don't forget anything with this exclusive checklist
      • Trip Countdown List
        Will keep you 100% organized so you can hop on that flight without worrying if you forgot to turn off the stove.

      What’s not included

      • Air Travel
      • Airport transfers
      • Gratuities for guides
      • Gratuities for driver
      • Gratuities for bellman

      Available Packages

      Coastal Croatia - Shared Room
      Available until August 1, 2024Pre-registration

      Traveling with friends or family and want to share a room? Select this option. 



      Please be aware that some hotels in Croatia might not offer two separate beds so you may be sharing a queen or king-sized bed. 


      Shared rooms are *only* offered if you are already traveling with your roommate. We do not pair you with other guests that you do not yet know.



      Non-refundable deposit for Coastal Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split - $1,244.00/pp. Read the full refund policy here.



      **Once you answer the participant questions, your application will be reviewed. If, for any reason, your application is not approved, you will be immediately refunded the deposit and/or any additional monies you have paid.

      $6,645
      Deposit: $1,244
      Coastal Croatia - Private Room
      Available until August 1, 2024only 1 left

      Spread out, stay up late, or go to bed early with your own private space. Your room is yours and yours alone to enjoy during your downtime.



      Non-refundable deposit for Coastal Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split - $1,244.00. Read the full refund policy here.



      **Once you answer the participant questions, your application will be reviewed. If, for any reason, your application is not approved, you will be immediately refunded the deposit and/or any additional monies you have paid.

      $7,465
      Deposit: $1,244

      Available options

      9/28 Montenegro: Kotor Bay & Perast
      $329
      5 left
      Deposit: $0

      Your first payment of $100 is a non-refundable deposit due at booking. The final payment in full is due August 15.


      Space is limited to 7 guests - this excursion may sell out. Please join the waitlist if it is. 

      (Minimum 2 guests.)


      This tour on Saturday, September 28th, will take you across the border to the south to the gorgeous country of Montenegro. You'll spend the day soaking up Montenegro's coastal towns and the Bay of Kotor, Europe's Southernmost Fjords. 


      You will have the opportunity to explore the water-hugging village of Perast and get out on the water with an optional stop on the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks


      You will also have plenty of time to stroll the laneways and squares of medieval Kotor, where you can get lost in the museums, cathedrals, and gelato shops.


      Includes: private transportation in a spacious vehicle. 


      Length of Tour: 10 Hours, start time TBA


      Not included: A boat ride to our Lady of the Rocks island is optional and an additional charge. 


      Make sure to bring your passport with you for border crossing.

      9/29 Bosnia: Mostar and Kravice Falls
      $329
      4 left
      Deposit: $0

      Your first payment of $100 is a non-refundable deposit due at booking. The final payment in full is due August 15.


      Space is limited to 7 guests - this excursion may sell out. Please join the waitlist if it is. 

      (Minimum 2 guests.)


      On Sunday, September 29th, during this day trip, you'll visit one of the most unique towns in Europe, located across the border in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 


      Influenced by the Ottomans and known for its iconic, medieval arched bridge, Mostar is a gateway to the complex history of the region. 


      You'll have free time to wander through the cobblestone streets and hear calls to prayer over the river. Then on the way back, you can stop at the waterfalls of Kravice for a swim.


      Includes: private transportation in a spacious vehicle


      Length of Tour: 10 Hours, start time TBA


      Not included: Entrance to Kravice Waterfalls is an extra 8 Euros.


      Make sure to bring your passport for the border crossing.

      9/29 Elafiti Islands by Boat
      $374
      6 left
      Deposit: $0

      Your first payment of $100 is a non-refundable deposit due at booking. The final payment in full is due August 15.


      Space is limited to 6 guests - this excursion may sell out. Please join the waitlist if it is. 

      (Minimum 3 guests.)


      This day trip on Sunday, September 29, allows you to experience the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and Elafiti Islands. 


      You will start your day by boat, getting an entirely different viewpoint of the stunning Old Town Dubrovnik and Lokrum from the sea.


      There will be swimming stops at a few blue and green caves of the Elafiti Islands. You can then disembark to explore the Sunj beach on Lopud, and stop at a local beach restaurant for lunch. 

      The boat fits up to six people with a small bathroom, and includes indoor and outdoor lounge areas, and a small bedroom. 


      Includes: Skipper, gas, drinks (wine, beer, juices, water), and snorkeling gear.


      Length of Tour: 8 hours

      10/10 Krka Waterfall + Šibenik or Trogir
      $195
      6 left
      Deposit: $0

      Your first payment of $100 is a non-refundable deposit due at booking. The final payment in full is due August 15.


      Space is limited to 6 guests - this excursion may sell out. Please join the waitlist if it is. 

      (Minimum 3 guests.)


      This day trip on the day AFTER our tour is on Thursday, October 10th, will take you to Krka National Park and give you a taste of the inland beauty of the Dalmatian region. 


      After about a 1 Hour drive, you will arrive at the park and have up to three hours to explore and walk along the main trail, which is about 1.5 miles. 


      Then afterward, the driver will take you for a stop in the town of Šibenik, or Trogir, where you can explore either of these historic Dalmatian towns, and have a late lunch at a spot of your choice. 


      Includes: Park Entrance fee, Private driver, and transfer in a spacious vehicle


      Length of Tour: 5-6 Hours, start time TBA


      Not included: lunch

      10/12 Split->Zagreb Transfer + Plitvice
      $421
      5 left
      Deposit: $0

      Your first payment of $100 is a non-refundable deposit due at booking. The final payment in full is due August 15.


      Space is limited to 6 guests

      (Minimum 2 guests.)


      Departing Split and arriving Zagreb on Saturday, October 12th, this transfer will stop en route to Zagreb at the most famed national park in the region, Plitvice Lakes


      This UNESCO world heritage site consists of 16 lakes with cascading waterfalls, connected through wooden walkways through the park. We suggest taking Route C, which is about 5 miles of mostly flat walking and includes a boat ride across one of the lakes. 


      You may bring snacks or you can eat at the small food stands in the park along Route C. 


      Includes: Transfer to Zagreb from Split in a spacious vehicle with a private driver. Park entrance fee. Driver is also a licensed nature guide who can accompany you in the park if you wish.


      Length of Tour: 10 Hours, start time TBA


      Not included: lunch


      You will bring all of your luggage with you



      Itinerary

      Day 1-3 Dubrovnik area
      Coastal Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split

      Day 1 - 3: Overnight in Mlini

        

      • Soak up an uncrowded, authentic Dubrovnik experience at your beachfront 4-star hotel in Mlini, a beautiful village on the Adriatic


      • Take a water taxi ride to the walled city and feel those coastal vacation vibes


      • Explore the walled city of Dubrovnik from the Game of Thrones Walk of Shame steps to the ramparts surrounding the city


      • Take swoon-worthy photos of the Adriatic coast and the Old Town on a golden-hour drive to spots only locals know about


      • Dinner at the home of Alexandra and Domeniko for a true Croatian meal bursting with foods from local producers ...and a party you’ll remember for years (at least parts of it)


      • Dive into ancient history in the seaside village Cavtat

        

      • Experience traditional Croatian culture and winemaking in the Konovle Valley


      *Itinerary is subject to change

      Your Organizer


      CW
      CleverDever Wherever
      16 reviews
      CleverDever Adventures and founder Juliana Dever, an experiential travel expert with 25 years of experience, helps you take off-the-beaten-path adventures to less obvious destinations. We work directly with women in Central Europe, creating small-group Cultural Immersion tours like no other trip you'll ever take. Our focus is on curating truly authentic, locals-only access to experiences that support female and family-owned businesses. CleverDever Adventures prioritizes people and positive community impact in every country we visit.

      Reviews

      This was such a fun trip. Really enjoyed experiencing 4 different countries and being immersed in their cultures. The locations of the hotels were perfect and having some local guides was a great touch. Juliana and Tina are top notch as always. It was such a well planned out tour.
      By Tammi H for 2023 Christmas Market Tour and Holiday Party on Jan 26, 2024
      Wonderful Christmas Market tour to Vienna, Brno, Bratislava, and Budapest! CleverDever knows how to provide a seamless travel experience - the local tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, funny, and warm. Juliana and team were incredible from start to finish - no detail was overlooked, from accommodations, breakfast (amazing) at each hotel to the transportation and the locations themselves. The day never started unreasonably early, and we had plenty of time to explore on our own or explore with other members of the group. Loved the carriage ride in Vienna, the wine tasting, and community. Christmas lights in Europe are magical and should not be missed.
      By Amy P for 2023 Christmas Market Tour and Holiday Party on Jan 10, 2024
      A fantastic time was had by all! Great people in all four countries as well as all the ladies on the trip. The food, accommodations and staff at each hotel was fantastic. The trip organizer, manager and tour guides went above and beyond. I loved this trip, thank you for this wonderful experience CleverDever Wherever!
      By Nuha S for 2023 Christmas Market Tour and Holiday Party on Dec 15, 2023
      FS
      Such a great trip. Well organized and fun, as always, with unique experiences I wouldn't have found on my own.
      By Faith S for 2023 Christmas Market Tour and Holiday Party on Dec 14, 2023
      Clever Dever Adventures has curated another amazing trip--this time through the Central European countries of Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Wonderful social, cultural and culinary insight from pre-war times through fascism, communism to today. Juliana Dever has assembled a top-notch team of tour leaders and guides with a focus on supporting local, women run businesses. From Christmas markets in the big cities to idyllic countryside wineries, with a few castles, palaces and abbeys peppered along the way, this trip delivers in every way!
      By Kristen M for 2023 Christmas Market Tour and Holiday Party on Dec 12, 2023
      Show More Reviews

      Photo Gallery