Suggested duration — 3 days
Split and Central Dalmatia
Essence of the trip
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian's Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence and Split's living heart. Wander through its labyrinthine streets buzzing with boutique shops and art galleries, before soaking up its vibrant cafe culture with a stop off at the Riva Promenade. Thanks to its close proximity to a number of bucolic islands, including Vis and Hvar, Split is the ideal all-round city break destination. Top the experience off by indulging in a romantic cliff top dinner and making like a local by sipping on some flavourful, homemade grappa. Živjeli!
This trip will give you
- An insight into Split's spectacularly well preserved Roman architecture, enriched with a private guided tour
- An unforgettable sailing experience, with a visit to a nearby island and its hidden pebble coves
- An introduction to Croatian gastronomy and top wine experiences
As Split is one of Croatia's oldest cities and nestled on the stunning Dalmatian coast, you'll be spoilt for activities upon your late afternoon arrival in the city. With three days, we'll take things at a leisurely pace so that you can truly soak up the Old Town's character, get to know the maze that is Diocletian's Palace and discover your favourite creamy Croatian ice cream or sladoled.
Day two will see you enjoy morning coffee in the welcoming shade of the town's ancient walls. You'll then meet your dedicated skipper and sail away for a day of swimming and sunbathing in a seductively secret island cove. Return to cocktails at sunset and get ready for a romantic dinner at a cliff top restaurant with one of the best views in town.
Your final day in Split will see you take in one the world's smallest churches, the 6th-century St Martin, built in a guard passage above a gate and the town's finest sculpture gallery. Before bidding farewell to Split, we recommend following local custom and rubbing the big toe of Ivan Mestrovic's magnificent statue of 10th-century Croatian bishop Grgur Ninski. Situated beside the Golden Gate entrance, the small act is said to safely guarantee your return to Split in the near future.
If you're looking for a chic short-haul city break and would like to stamp it with your own signature style, get in touch to discuss your ideas here.