Highlights of Dalmatia

Resort: Highlights of Dalmatia
Operator: Saga
Destination: Croatia
Price From: £989.00

Discover the stunning Dalmatian Coast and island charms of Brac

Starting with a three-night stay in Solin, near Split and the stunning Dalmatian Coast, this all-inclusive two-centre holiday also includes a seven-night stay on the beautiful island of Brac. Take the chance to discover the island’s scenery, history and culture during included excursions and at your own leisure.

Including…

11 nights in hotels

32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners

  • Free bar open 12 hours a day in the dedicated lounge
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

Excursions and visits

  • A guided walk around UNESCO-listed Split
  • Brac island tour
  • Walking tour of Bol

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours.

Itinerary

Day 1
UK-Split-Solin

Fly to Split and travel to nearby Solin, an historic town near the ancient Roman ruins of Salona. You spend your first three nights at the locally rated 5-star Hotel President (4Q), which enjoys a stunning setting in the centre of Solin, overlooking a park on the banks of the River Jadro. D

Day 2
Split

This morning you set off on an included guided tour of UNESCO-listed Split and the impressive Diocletian Palace which intersperses with the city and is an outstanding example of Roman architecture. Perhaps spend the afternoon at leisure or visit one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Coast, medieval Trogir, on an optional excursion. B, L, D

Optional excursions

Trogir |Half day

UNESCO-listed Trogir is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast and dates back to the Hellenistic period. Romanesque churches sit alongside Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period. Look forward to exploring during this optional excursion.

Day 3
Solin

Today you’ll have the chance to set off on a full-day optional excursion to beautiful Krka National Park, where you can admire roaring cataracts and tumbling waterfalls before taking a scenic boat ride to Skradin. You’ll also visit the historic harbour town of Sibenik, home to the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James, one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Croatia. B, L, D

Included excursions

Krka National Park and Sibenik | Full day

Admire Croatia’s glorious countryside as you travel along the Krka valley to spectacular Krka National Park and its falls, where green forests and tranquil lakes frame the spectacle of roaring cataracts and tumbling cascades. Then enjoy a relaxing boat trip to the village of Skradin, visiting UNESCO-listed Sibenik on your way back. Set at the mouth of the River Krka, the town experienced its heyday in the 15th century and you can see vestiges of this golden era in the old town, the site of the former Bishop’s Palace and the 15th-century Ducal Palace. One of the most important Renaissance buildings in Croatia, St James Cathedral dominates the promenade here.

Day 4
Solin-Split-Brac Island

Continue your tour to Brac, taking an hour-long ferry trip across the cobalt blue waters to the village of Supetar where you stay seven nights at the locally rated 4-star Svpetrvs Kaktus Resort (3Q) on the waterfront. This hotel is set between a pine wood and a white flag awarded beach, about 600 metres from the town centre. B, L, D

Day 5
Brac

Although the third largest island in the Adriatic, Brac has remained a sleepy haven of traditional villages, olive trees, fragrant pine forests and rugged cliffs skirted by peaceful bays. It is known for its virgin olive oil and culinary traditions. Look forward to a leisurely day of independent exploration here. B, L, D

Day 6
Brac island tour

Enjoy a half-day included tour of the island which takes you to Skrip, the oldest settlement on Brac and the perfect place to uncover the local history and culture. You’ll also visit a stone-masonry school in Pucisca that has been in operation for hundreds of years. B, L, D

Day 7
Brac

A half-day optional excursion takes you on a wine tasting tour around the island. B, L, D

Optional excursions

Villages of Brac |Half day

Pass olive groves, vineyards, evergreen macchia bushes and delightful villages that date back to medieval times on this panoramic tour of the island. You’ll have the chance to try some of the delicious local produce and enjoy lunch at a traditional tavern too. 

Day 8
Bol

Set off on a half-day included excursion that visits the village of Bol and reveals one of the world’s most photographed beaches, Zlatni rat. Look forward to incredible views from the island’s highest vantage point at Vidova gora en route to Bol, where entrance to the 15th-century Dominican Monastery is included during your walking tour. B, L, D

Day 9
Brac

Today, relax in Supetar or join an exciting full-day optional excursion to Omis, which includes a boat trip to the mainland and the chance to see one of Croatia’s finest natural wonders, the canyon of Cetina. B, L, D

Optional excursions

Omis |Half day

Situated at the mouth of the emerald green Cetina River, Omis is an attractive town of stone buildings topped with red tiles. Within its ancient walls you will find, among other attractions, the 10th-century Chapel of St Peter. You’ll also enjoy a visit to a wine cellar where you will be served a welcome drink and tasting of local fish delicacies accompanied by traditional Dalmatian music.

Day 10
Brac

Spend the final day of your holiday as you wish, perhaps revisiting your favourite spots on the island. B, L, D

Day 11
Brac-Split-UK

Travel to Split airport for your return flight to the UK. B

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