Hvar is one of the most fascinating towns in Europe – the birthplace of organised tourism in Europe (150 years in 2018), home to the oldest public theatre in Europe, birthplace of the ‘father of fingerprinting’ and with its very own UNESCO heritage. Its quaint back streets have many secrets of their own, and the architectural influence of its many invaders can be carefully observed at leisure. So why rush it in a one-hour tour, as so many tourists do?
Our half day tour starts 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. After learning more about the castle and its history we’ll begin our gentle stroll down to the city center through lush pine woods until we reach old part of the town called Groda. At Groda we will stop at Benedictine Nuns’ museum where you will see their signature works of art: Agava pattern laces, just one of the five UNESCO heritages on Hvar – the most of any island in the world. Afterwards we will discover the city square (the largest in Dalmatia, the historic Arsenal with its recently discovered ancient Roman ruins below, the oldest public theatre in Europe dating back to 1612, and Hvar cathedral, before finishing our tour with a well-earned espresso at Cafe Piazza overlooking the waterfront.
We will pick you up at your hotel, villa, private accommodation, where your boat is moored or meet you at one of our four tour booths in Hvar Town. We will agree on this when the tour is booked.
Mornings 9 – 12Noon, afternoons 5 – 8PM. This tour can also be arranged at a time that is convenient for you, so please ask us what your unique requirements are and we will be happy to get back to you with the particulars and our price.
We will end this tour where you wish – at the marina, your hotel, villa or private accommodation. Just let us know
This is a half day program.
95 EUR per person, min 2.
For larger groups please contact us for the price.
Pick up, guide, the program as described, car transfer to Fortress, admission to Fortica castle & Benedictine Nun’s museum, espresso in Caffe Piazza
Gratuities to guides and items purchased for personal use.
History and culture, for individuals, couples and families.
To the castle with comfortable air conditioned 8 seat van or Toyota Land Cruiser or Mitsubishi Pajero – both 4WD vehicles.
Yes – but please inform us in advance so that we can readjust itinerary.