Hvar
07/16/2021 12:00 AM
07/16/2021 12:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Hvar: The Island of Hvar - 4 hours
Considered to be the most beautiful of the islands of Dalmatia (and known to be the sunniest), Hvar, with its wealth of wild flowers and bountiful fields of scented lavender and rosemary, is a nature-lover’s paradise. The town of Hvar is situated in a picturesque natural setting, facing the south, the sun and the sea. After centuries of unforgettable and amazing history, Hvar is today a main tourist centre of the island and one of the best loved resorts on the Dalmatian Riviera. In Hvar Town, a combination of Renaissance palaces, ancient monasteries and an elegant marina has created the most chic resort on the Adriatic. Visit the old theatre built in 1612, the arsenal, and the old patrician palaces from the 15th century. The town is best known for its medieval buildings which are the legacy of Venetian rule. Perched high on a hill overlooking the town, the gleaming white limestone walls of the Spanjol Fortress afford breathtaking views for those that take the time to climb up to the top.

Highlights:
  • Climb to the Spanjol Fortress for views across the glimmering Adriatic Sea and Hvar Town
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    An expert local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Hvar: Hiking the Lost Villages of Hvar - 4 hours
The tour starts in Hvar town where you meet with the guide and travel to the village of V.Grablje, which is approx. 14km from Hvar town. The road to the starting point will offer amazing views of the surrounding islands. Hike through villages where you would see the traditional architecture and way of living, learn about medical herbs and much more. Meet with one of the locals who is a lavender producer and will explain about the tradition of lavender on the island.

Walk towards Malo Grablje following the old trail which in medieval time used to be the main road connecting Hvar with Stari Grad on the north side of the island. The entire trail is downhill, starting with approx. 20 long steps and continuing as a small trail for approx. 1.5km. After that part we continue our walk to Malo Grablje.

Stop for lunch (payable locally) at a small traditional tavern hidded in the Ghost village. After we continue walking for about 45minutes on a wide, gravelly road to Milna. A walk from Milna back to Hvar follows a small, rocky trail and it lasts approximately 1.30h

Highlights:
  • Hike through some of Hvar's most beautiful villages, along the old medieval trail
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Hvar: By Bike - 4 hours
Some 2400 years ago, the Ancient Greeks sailed into the harbour of modern-day Stari Grad from the island of Paros. Cycle along its long promenade outlining the deep protected bay.
From Stari Grad we have numerous options where to go, so your day can be anything from 10-50km. Depending on the route you take you will pass through some small traditional villages in the interior of the island. Our guides will decide about the route depending on the group and their fitness level.
On our way back to Stari Grad stop on a small local farm situated at the Stari Grad Plain. As well as growing a range of organic produce, Zuvela’s range of Hora wines is a byword for authenticity and quality. Croatia has more than 130 indigenous grape varieties and only grown on the island.

Highlights:
  • Choose from multiple route options, all of which end at a local farm that grows a range of organic produce
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Half day wine tour on Hvar
You will meet Your personal English speaking driver / guide at the Hvar harbor for Your island - wine tour.
This sublime half-day program visits 2 of Hvar's most celebrated wineries.
Hvar has a proud history of wine-making, ever since the ancient Greek settlers planted the original vines here, back in 384 BC. The island's wines were considered a valuable commodity then as they are now, exported around the Mediterranean and enjoyed by many people through the ages. Hvar’s best-known wine is cultivated from the autochthonous grape variety Plavac Mali, that yields a dark ruby red color wine with a pronounced varietal aroma, harmoniously full-bodied in flavor.


Highlights:
  • Unique island experience 
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Wine tasting 
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 4-5h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide/driver
  • Wine tasting in two wineries 
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
Private island sightseeing
This morning You will meet Your guide/driver at the Port of Hvar for your private island sightseeing experience including visit to a local farm with goat cheese, olive oil tasting, lunch at the inland farm and visit to the museums.  
Today’s tour is a wonderful way to experience the beauties of Hvar Island inland. You will enjoy in a bit of everything You need to know and see on our sunniest Island. You will enjoy in history and culture with visits to the most important museums on the Island.  
For the local experience, You will visit goat farm where You will have the opportunity to try goat cheese and olive oil. This beautiful day will end with traditional lunch at the inland farm. This is really an unique experience that will leave You full and satisfied intellectually. By the end of the day You will feel like a local Yourself!

Highlights:
  • Chesse & olive oil tasting 
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Lunch
Tour Duration: full day
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide/driver
  • Museum tickets
  • Round transfers
  • Cheese, olive oil tasting and lunch 
Not Included:
  • Tips
Kayaking tour on Paklinski islands
This morning You will meet Your professional personal guide at the Port of Hvar. You will go to Krizna luka, or with a speedboat transfer to Zdrilca (bay on Paklinski Islands) where Your sea kayaking start/end points are. 
Today You will enjoy in kayaking through the group of small islands called the Paklinski Islands. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beach's where You can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own, where you can swim, snorkel and relax. 
After the sightseeing tour Your guide will escort You to the cable car. On top Your buggy instructor will be waiting for You for Your exciting buggy sightseeing tour. 

Highlights:
  • Kayaking expirience
  • Personal guide
  • Kayaking equipment
Tour Duration: up to 4-5h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Light lunch
  • Sea kayak and paddle
  • Life jacket, dry bag, spray skirt
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Guide and introduction in paddling techniques and safety
Not Included:
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Tips

 
Something extra Hvar city tour
This morning You will meet Your guide/driver at the Port of Hvar. With this sublime full-day program You will discover the historical legacy of Hvar step by step and listen to the stories of the town's citadel, its medieval walls, the monasteries and palaces. 
Your journey into the discovery of Hvar will start with a car transfer to Hvar’s Fortica Castle, which is the best place for the most amazing view of the entire city and island archipelago. Afterwards You will begin Your gentle stroll down to the city center through lush pine woods until You reach old part of the town called Groda. At Groda You will visit the Benedictine nunnery, a place where nuns still live in a secluded convent and whose existence is only visible to the public through their handmade lace, works of art so unique they are on the UNESCO list of cultural treasures. Their signature works of art is called Agava pattern laces. Afterwards You will discover the city square, Arsenal Theatre, cathedral and finish Your tour with espresso at Cafe Piazza. 

Highlights:
  • Unique sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Transfer 
  • Refreshment drink
Tour Duration: up to 2h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Car transfer to Fortress
  • Admission to Fortica castle & Benedictine Nun’s museum 
  • Refreshment drink 
Not Included:
  • Food
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
Hvar Cooking Class, 5 hours

Your personal English speaking guide /driver will be waiting for You at the Hvar Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.

Today Your day will start with visit to local market where You will choose the ingredients for Your lunch. You will continue on to Velo Grablje, small charming village on Hvar. The trip up to Velo Grablje provides You with marvelous views as the road winds its way uphill. As you reach the top, the view to the south opens up, with Vis floating in the distance. And just off the road, enjoying that gorgeous view in the sunshine, is the rather picturesque village of Velo Grablje.

With the Hvar traditional cooking class you will step into the word of secrets of the most simple Mediteranean cuisine, its flavors and tricks. With Your hosts the Tudor family, You will prepare wonderful lunch using traditional recipes (some may be even secret!) and local way of cooking.  

Highlights:

  • cooking class
  • Hvar's inland
  • Abandoned villages
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning / Evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Round transfers, cooking class of traditional meals in three courses, drinks and refreshments along the tour
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Private guide
Unique gastro and wine expirience
Your personal English speaking guide /driver will be waiting for You at the Hvar Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.  
Today You will discover Wine Country.  After just 25-minute drive from Hvar Town, You will get to see beautiful vineyards with colorful grapes. During this wine tour, You will visit two famous wine manufacturers on island and get an inside look of 2400-year-old wine story. 
After the visit of two wine cellars, You will head to a picturesque village of Vrisnik for a private lunch. Your host will be one of the best Croatian olive oil producers Mr. Borivoj Bojanic. His grove has an amazing view of Hvar’s 2234-year-old Ager field, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. 

Highlights:
  • Wine tasting
  • Traditional lunch
  • Personal guide
  • Round transfer
Tour Duration: up to 6-8h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions: 
  • Private guide/driver
  • Wine tasting in 2 wineries
  • Lunch
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Tickets
Hvar Wild Jeep Tour, 8 hours
Your personal English speaking driver and guide will be waiting for you at the Hvar Harbor. Today you will visit beautiful picturesque villages and enjoy the unobstructed 360 degree view all the way to the islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis.

This tour will take you up a dirt road that leads to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago. There You will take a short walk through this picturesque 16th century village. After Malo Grablje it's off to the island's historic lavender growing center of Velo Grablje and then a stop in Vidikovac for a perfect view of the island's deepest bay. 
After a short stop You will shift into low gear for our climb to the island's highest peak, Saint Nicholas (626 m). Enjoy the view on Brac, Korcula and Vis. After lunch You will continue along the south coast, thought the island's infamous 1 way Zavala tunnel. Passing the south tunnel at Zavala You will break through to the island's south side, one of Croatia's most well-known, premier steep hill wine-growing areas. Then You will wind up Your day circling back to Hvar town. 

Highlights:
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Lunch and wine tasting
  • Round transfer
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Lunch and wine tasting
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Tickets
Hvar: Elegant Hvar - 8 hours
Considered to be the most beautiful and sunniest of the islands of Dalmatia, Hvar with its wealth of wild flowers and bountiful fields of scented lavender and rosemary, is a nature-lover’s paradise. In Hvar Town itself, a combination of Renaissance palaces, ancient monasteries and an elegant marina, has created one of the most chic resorts on the Adriatic Sea. The town is best known for its medieval buildings which are the legacy of Venetian rule. On your walking tour, visit the old theatre, built in 1612, the arsenal, and the old patrician palaces from the 15th century. Perched high on a hill overlooking the town, the gleaming white limestone walls of the Spanjol Fortress afford breath-taking views out across the glimmering Adriatic Sea and Hvar Town.
 
This afternoon, journey along the coast of the island to the villages in the central area which have a long tradition of viticulture and winemaking. Throughout the centuries, people on Hvar cultivated their vineyards with great skill and care, blessed with the warm Mediterranean climate. Some of the finest grape varieties are grown in this area, but it still remains a challenge to turn this agricultural bounty into great wines. The wines from this area have the reputation of being the best of Hvar, with the Plavac red being especially favoured. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch (at leisure) here before exploring Vrboska village, the UNESCO protected world heritage site. Stroll through the many narrow streets and cross stone bridges before returning to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Discover the elegance of the marina and the ancient monasteries of the island
  • Explore the winemaking region and a UNESCO World Heritage village
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide throughout (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Hvar: Island Jeep Safari - 4 hours
Today’s fun jeep safari takes you on a short drive along a dirt road to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago. Upon arrival, take a short walk through this picturesque 16th-century village. Continue on your journey, stopping in Vidikovac, which boasts a perfect view of the deepest bay on the island. Learn about the oldest town in Croatia and how it was founded by ancient Greeks. Next, drive to the highest peak of the island, Saint Nicholas, to enjoy a 360-degree unobstructed view all the way across to the islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis. Below the highest point of St Nicholas, on a sloping sunny hillside, lies Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded with steep vineyards which are very difficult to tend. These vineyards are renowned for high-quality red wine, produced from plavac grapes. Driving downhill, you are constantly surprised by the sheer variety of Hvar’s landscapes: vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender. Return to the port late afternoon.

Highlights:
  • Adventure through abandoned villages
  • Enjoy stunning views across to the islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide throughout (4 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

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