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Croatian Island Hopper South (Start Split)

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You will visit: Croatia, including Split, Pucisca, Makarska, Bol, Wild Bay, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik

Croatia is hot right now, and our Croatia Island Hoppers are just the thing to help you cool off! Sightsee Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', sip cocktails in Hvar, taste local flavours in Korcula's Old Town or soak up the sun on the deck of our awesome 'A' Class sail boat - it's up to you! With its laid-back pace and perfect blend of sights & sun, you'll never want to leave.

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ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.


On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Split to Pucisca

Welcome to paradise that is Croatia...settle into your cabin, complete with your own ensuite bathroom, then let the good times begin! Get to know your group & Tour Rep as you get the trip started right with a tasty BBQ on board. As you get to know your group tonight & maybe chill over a few drinks, it’s not hard to see why Croatia is one of the world’s ultimate holiday destinations as the sun sets on the horizon. It’s the perfect way to start a week of relaxation.

Day 1: Boat Lunch, Dinner

2 Pucisca to Makarska

Get on deck & plug in your iPod as you watch the Adriatic go by en route to Makarska. The long sandy beach & promenade are just right for stretching your legs on land. For a bit of local action, head to the main square and check out the fruit and flower markets.

Tonight, ask your Contiki Rep for tips on the town’s best places to eat. Trying some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter with some of your travel buddies at cute, local restaurant is essential. This town is packed with fun clubs & bars including some themed ones that our travellers love. Your Tour Rep will give you some pointers on where to go for what you’re into before you hit the town.

Day 2: Boat Breakfast

3 Makarska to Bol

It’s onto a new vibe today, Bol on the south island of Brac. The island’s pebbly rocks & little bays are popular spots for catching some rays & the town iself is great for people watching. This little town is cute & quaint, so exploring is perfect. Hitting Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach is a must. It’s been said that it’s one of the best in Croatia, so finding out for yourself is a must when you’re here. Feel like exploring? Head into town, climb the King’s stairs or pay a visit to the Dominican Monastery if you’re feeling like a taste of the cultural past here. Later, there’s the option to take it up a notch & get into the good times at our Captain’s dinner & pirate party.

Day 3: Boat Breakfast

  • Visit Zlatni Rat beach
  • Captain's dinner
    Euro 20.00
4 Bol to Wild Bay

Today we’re off to our exclusive overnight in a slice of paradise, Wild Bay. Croatia is the jewel of the Adriatic & its evident everywhere you look here. Swim in the still blue waters, relax on deck or grab a bit of shut eye – it’s relaxing in paradise at its best.

Day 4: Boat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5 Wild Bay to Hvar

Munch on breakfast as we cruise the Adriatic to one of Croatia’s most popular islands, Hvar. This place sports the region’s hottest nightlife and a port packed with yachts from all over the world. You’ll soon understand why Hvar is a magnet for celebs!

Check out the town’s stunning square and 16th century theatre, grab a drink & people watch. If you’re feeling like some new views, make tracks to the hilltop fortress for full-blown views over Hvar’s gorgeous harbour. This is picture perfect stuff. If you’d like to chill even more, the tiny bays are great for exploring. The island’s unique coastline, pine-covered slopes and vineyards are epic & the local wine here is some of Croatia’s best so getting into a taste of what the locals love is essential.

If you’re keen to catch the rays on land, head to Hula Hula Beach Bar. This Hvar hotspot is just around the corner from the port & boasts sun loungers & a bar right by the water. Pumping beats, sunshine, new friends...what could be better? Keep the groove going tonight at the harbourside clubs & bars – Carpe Diem is probably the most popular club on the island, so heading there is the place to see & be seen!

Day 5: Boat Lunch, Breakfast

  • See the Arsenal and the Venetian Fortress
6 Hvar to Korčula

After breakfast we’ll raise the anchor & hit the waves. The blue water & rocky Adriatic coastline is perfect for framing up great pics as you sail toward Korčula, once home to legendary explorer Marco Polo.

After a late lunch on-board it’s time to explore your way. This walled fishing village is filled with pretty buildings and has fascinating Venetian architecture, designed to protect the Old Town from wind and sun. Head to the famous explorer’s birthplace in the Old Town - we love heading to the top of the tower for some great views. Back down on street level, the towns, it’s little streets lined with cobbles & cute shops is perfect for local souvenirs.

If you love it local then keep your ears peeled for music, it could be the Moreška a local sword dance with costumes & music & find a spot to try some local wines. With your Korčula cultural fix fed, ask your Tour Rep for their local tips on where to head to discover Korčula by night – there are some cool little bars in the city walls that are the ideal spot for a blissful sunset.

Day 6: Boat Lunch, Breakfast

  • Visit the fortified Old Town
7 Korčula to Dubrovnik

Today we head to Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. With Baroque buildings, museums and monasteries, this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage site is great to explore on foot. Get lost in the walled city’s web of winding streets.

For full scale views of the area, wander along the 2km of old town walls or hike up Mt Srj. Take a moment to remember Croatia’s recent history at an open-air exhibition and war memorial.

Try out our optional kayak excursion around the old city walls, and get another look at this stunning city from the water. A perfect trip for exploring, head to a secluded bay for a swim.

With a night off, pull up a table in the pedestrian district of the old town. Try out some fantastic seafood or spicy beef stew at one of the many local restaurants before a fun night out in this gorgeous town.

Day 7: Boat Lunch, Breakfast

  • City walls kayaking trip
    Kuna 230.00
8 Depart Dubrovnik

The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses as your tour ends after breakfast.

Day 8: Breakfast

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


  • 2 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Visit Zlatni Rat beach
  • See the Arsenal and the Venetian Fortress
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Me Time

  • Captain's dinner
  • City walls kayaking trip
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  • You only need a €100 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
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