Think crystal clear seas, tiny walled cities, eclectic islands and long nights sampling local food.
Croatia is that Instagram account you love to hate. Every time you check out their profile, their slender blonde beaches are looking sexier. Whenever you comment on that handsome fortress, there’s another squillion love hearts. Join the fun, because on this tour you cruise to the hottest parties you can dream of, dive into the bluest sea Picasso conjured, and take more jealousy-inducing photos than even Kendall Jenner could assemble. Take this round journey from Split and come back with a new (and smug) perspective.
We spend 8 days exploring Croatia. We visit Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Makarska, Omis, Pucisca, Stari Grad.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
7 nights’ accommodation
7 breakfasts, 7 lunches
Boat captain and crew
All Orientation walks
Bedding on boats
1 litre of drinking water per day
- Explore Game of Thrones’ King’s Landing
- Swim in secluded island bays
- Try the famous Tequila Boom Booms at Kiva Bar
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8 Day Itinerary
Croatia Island Hopper 8 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Split to Stari Grad
Get ready for your adventure to kick off, as we set sail from Split harbour! Settle into your vessel and familiarise yourself with your accommodations, you’re in for the trip of a lifetime. We have an easy first day cruising the blue seas, making our way to Stari Grad, the beautiful cultured little town set on the north coast of Hvar Island. When we arrive into paradise, you can choose to join us for an optional excursion to a local wine farm. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this. Here you can try a traditional pot of delicious Dalmatian peka, as well as olive oil and wine tasting. What a life!
Stari Grad to Hvar
We take our leave of Stari Grad after breakfast and set sail for the port of Hvar. Hop back in the azure waters of the Pakleni Islands for a swim, and get yourself feeling fresh! Then enjoy every bite of your delicious on-board lunch before deciding how to spend your afternoon. Either relax on-board and do some sunbathing, or go on an orientation walk of stunning Hvar. Here you’ll get to see the largest city square in Dalmatia, the yacht Riva, and the impressive fortress. Join us back on board for our own Happy Hour, before venturing out to try the famous Tequila Boom Booms at the atmospheric Kiva bar. Keep some fuel in the tank, as we offer optional entrance to the Carpe Diem beach party to dance your night away to the entrancing deep house beats. Make this a night to remember!
Hvar to Mljet
We depart Hvar nice and early, and breakfast will be served as we chase the sun on our morning meander to Mljet. If you get warm in the sun, don’t worry! We’ll be stopping en route for a refreshing swim, followed by a tasty lunch. We drop anchor in Mljet and you have the entire afternoon to explore the island at your leisure. The island is home to a large national park with pine forests and abundant nature surrounding two salt lakes. There’s biking, swimming, boating, and sightseeing on offer, so make the most of it! Happy Hour is at 7pm so get the drinks in and prepare for a truly stunning sunset. Then we hope you’ll join us for some fantastic, food, drink, and good times at the optional Captain’s BBQ.
Mljet to Dubrovnik
This morning we hoist anchor and set a course for Dubrovnik! Enjoy breakfast as we cruise the clear waters on the way to the Croatian coast. We have a swim stop and lunch shortly before arriving in King’s Landing, Westeros (also known as Dubrovnik!). Stretch those suntanned legs with an orientation walk to introduce you to the awe-inspiring sights around you. Explore some surviving renaissance architecture such as the Sponza Palace, or partake in a Game of Thrones walking tour of the city and wander the perimeter wall. Tonight explore Dubrovnik’s nightlife and party inside a 15th century fortress at Club Revelin!
Dubrovnik to Korcula
Sleep in as we gently depart Dubrovnik early this morning. We’ll have a swim stop before enjoying some tasty lunch, as we make our way to the island of Korcula. We arrive in the afternoon and have an orientation walk of the medieval Old Town, famous as the historic home of Venetian traveller Marco Polo! We then have Happy Hour on board tonight before making our way into the Old Town for food and drinks. Be sure not to miss out on Korcula’s vibrant nightlife!
Korcula to Makarska
We set sail early as the Adriatic carries us gently to the coast of mainland Croatia, and onward to the city of Makarska. Get the water wings ready as we will be having two swim stops today - one this morning and again after we have enjoyed our lunch! We arrive in the afternoon and have an orientation walk to help you get your bearings and highlight the sights of this amazing location set at the base of the Biokovo mountains. Enjoy your free time by checking out the Riviera, getting a massage, doing a spot of shopping or just relaxing in one of the many cafes or bars. Tonight we grab a bite in the Old Town and harness the power to rave in a cave until the small hours.
Makarska to Omis to Split
Rise and shine, or simply sunbathe on deck - we depart Makarska early this morning and head to the town of Omis! We’ll arrive after our delicious breakfast to have an orientation walk of the town, including a hike up to Fort Mirabella. The fortress was once used to defend the town and as a hideout for pirates - pretty cool, right? The battlements now make for awe-inspiring views and perfect photo ops. We then make our way to Split with a delicious on board lunch and swim stop en route, arriving in the late afternoon. All good things must come to an end, so tonight we head into town for a last dinner together and farewell drinks!
Check-out is this morning. If you’re continuing your journey on our Hop-on Hop-off network, the next stop is Venice via Zadar.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Croatia Island Hopper
Tour starts from:
Split Harbour, Split at 1:00pm
Tour ends in:
Split Harbour, Split at 9:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Twin Cabin Shared.
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* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Boat and bike hire Mljet NP
- Captains BBQ
- Dubrovnik’s city wall walk
- Cocktails in a medieval tower
- Captains dinner and pirate party
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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