with picnic lunch
A wonderful way to experience the beauties of Hvar with a private car, your own professional driver and licensed professional guide. All of the towns below are included in this island sightseeing tour, as well as the spectacular nature which surrounds them.
Dating back to the arrival of the Ancient Greeks in 384 BC, ancient Stari Grad celebrated 2400 years in 2016, and is claimed as the oldest town in all Croatia. Walk its superbly preserved pedestrian stone streets to breathe in the history of the Greeks, the Romans and centuries of subsequent visitors – some welcome, some not.
Formerly the island’s capital called Faros, the town also boasts its own UNESCO World Heritage site, the Stari Grad plain, an agricultural colony founded by the Greeks and the largest cultivated field on the Mediterranean. Heritage, tradition and history – Stari Grad oozes them all, but with a relaxed atmosphere which is a pleasant contrast to the busyness of Hvar Town.
Hvar’s smallest town – and some say it’s prettiest – Vrboska is home to the main marina on the island, but is more famous for its nickname, Little Venice, after the short but picturesque canal with delightful stone bridges, as well as the unique fortress church which dominates its well-preserved old town. A timeless small fishing community with some several churches hosting some of the largest art collections on the Adriatic coast, Vrboska is an essential escape from the crowds.
Head into the hills to the oldest village on Hvar, dating back 2000 years, and having wandered through the sublime old streets and enjoyed a glass of wine or rakija in one of its cellars, descend to the coastal town of Jelsa, once known as ‘Pitve Harbour’, as it was built for that purpose 1300 years later. Famous for its quaint main square, one of THE places to enjoy a quiet cappuccino, stroll through its ancient streets and enjoy its cute harbour and palm-tree views to majestic Biokovo on the mainland.
A key element of Hvar’s attraction is its natural beauty, and the Hvar Island Discovery tour combines these historic man-made settlements with some of the most unspoiled natural beauty in Europe, while also sampling the fruits of that natural goodness. Hvar is known as the lavender island, and the tour starts with a journey through the famous lavender fields of Hvar and the history of this aromatic plant. The scenery is breathtaking and punctuated by visits to the towns above, with cultural interest limited to the famous Hektorovic Tvrdalj fortress, complete with stunning fishpond and stone inscriptions, and to the UNESCO field, for this is a tour to also celebrate Hvar’s nature.
Visit the botanical garden near Dol, where a staggering 300 tyes of herb are grown, then head to the nearby Stančić Farm to taste an array of domestic goat cheese, served with organic olive oil, before heading into a secret olive grove with some of the best views on Hvar for a traditional Dalmatian lunch to remember.
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 – 12 noon, afternoons 2 – 4 PM. This 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 full day program.
- 235 EUR/person for 1 – 4 people
- 185 EUR/person for 5 – 12 people
The program as described, pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, museum tickets, lunch with wine in an olive grove.
Items purchased for personal use, gratuities to guides/driver.
History and culture, gastronomy, for individuals, couples and families.
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.