Shore Excursion: Splendour in the Sun (8 Hours)

Shore Excursion: Splendour in the Sun

(8 Hours)


Today you will board a private motor boat for a scenic cruise towards Hvar Island. Since the island of Hvar lies in the heart of all the main sea routes since the ancient times, many different cultures left their traces to the present day. A Greek colony in the 4th century BC, Hvar gained its glory and power during the Middle Ages being an important port within the Venetian naval empire. Upon arrival to the town of Hvar you will meet your local guide for a private walking tour. New meets the Old in the perfect harmony of the town of Hvar. You will start by visiting the largest square in Dalmatia, ringed by grand palaces and beautiful historic edifices, such as the town loggia and the Gothic and Renaissance palaces. The most impressive is the Cathedral of St. Stephen, a harmonious synthesis of the Renaissance and early Baroque elements. A stroll through narrow streets of the town will reveal numerous other monuments, such as the Franciscan and Benedictine Monastery and the mighty Arsenal, a 13th century warehouse for the communal war galley that used to house Hvar theatre – the oldest theatre in Europe dating from 1612. Time permitting, we suggest you to spend the rest of the day on Pakleni Islands, a breathtaking archipelago with lush vegetation, beautiful bays and intact nature. Enjoy the azure waves, sandy coves surrounded by pine forests, endless fields of lavender and gentle breeze scented by aromatic herbs. In the late afternoon, your skipper will take you back to Split.


Some Meal Included

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All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member


Tour Pricing

11-13 People

From Tulum
$ 80 per person
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance into Chichen Itza
  • Lunch
  • Tequila Tasting Tour
  • Cenote entrance
11-13 People
From Playa del Carmen
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance into Chichen Itza
  • Lunch
  • Tequila Tasting Tour
  • Cenote Entrance
11-13 People
From Cancun
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance into Chichen Itza
  • Lunch
  • Tequila Tasting Tour
  • Cenote Entrance


We really enjoyed all of our tour guides and adventure guides throughout our time in Croatia! They were always friendly, professional and right on time. The selection of activities was varied and outstanding. We enjoyed the accommodations too. Unique and stylish! While the whole thing felt worth it in aggregate, once we got over there and saw what the prices actually were of things, it felt like we had paid a very high premium in advance. That said, we were having such a great time we tried to just put that our of our minds and enjoy the moment!
Aimee Leon
12 Jul 2022
Calvados provided accurate representations and response times to our requests. We are especially grateful for their flexibility and understanding as they worked with us to modify our booking dates due to Covid.
Linda Allen-Speer
28 Jun 2022
My girls had an amazing time in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik! Everything was seamless from the transportation to hotel too planned activities and guides. Our favorite places were Hvar and Dubrovnik- gorgeous blue water and amazing history.
Laney Sachs
11 Jun 2022

from $80/person

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