Travel from Florence to Split, Croatia for a weekend full of sun and adventure on the Dalmatian Coast!
Head across the Adriatic to untouched Croatia. Depart by coach bus from Florence Thursday evening (typically at 21:00*) and drive overnight to magical Croatia. Upon arrival in Split Friday morning you can join the included walking tour of the city. You can also choose from a variety of optional activities such as rafting down the emerald-green Cetina River or zip-lining through the valleys of Omiš. Saturday we’ll embark on an included full-day private island cruise with delicious lunch and visit to the Blue Lagoon. On the way home on Sunday, we’ll make a pit stop to swim in the magnificent waterfalls of Krka National Park.
Please note: We drive up through Italy, crossing through Slovenia before entering Croatia. No ferries are involved in the transport to and from Croatia. Although rare, departure times are subject to change.
The trip departs Florence Thursday evening, you’ll meet your trip leader 30 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Croatia is by private coach. We make one 45 minute stop and drive overnight. Upon arrival to Split Friday morning, we will check into our accommodation.
You have all day to explore Split and its surrounding areas. We have optional adventure activities on Friday that you’re able to sign-up for (additional cost): a river rafting trip on the Cetina River or a zip-lining activity through the lush valleys near Omiš.
If you choose not to join any of the outdoor adventures, you can spend your day laying out on one of Split’s beaches, go on a walking tour of the Split city center, visit Diocletian’s Palace, rent a bike and ride up Marjan Hill or take a day trip to local surrounding towns, like Omiš.
Friday night there is a group welcome dinner (included for deluxe package passengers). After dinner head out on the optional pub crawl (additional cost) to experience the best of Split’s bustling nightlife. You’ll meet your Trip Leader in the lobby if you are interested in joining the pub crawl. If you choose not to join the pub crawl, the night is free to explore Split’s many restaurants and pubs or to stroll along the Riva waterfront
Saturday we set sail for a full-day private island cruise (included for deluxe passengers / bookable separately for full package passengers) where we’ll visit Blue Lagoon. Enjoy an included lunch between snorkelling and sunbathing before heading to Copacabana Beach where you are free to enjoy the stunning beaches, sip seaside cocktails, or swim in the Adriatic. We’ll arrive back in Split around 18:30.
Saturday night your Trip Leader can provide you with recommendations for dinner or a night out on the town
Sunday morning we will depart Split for Krka National Park with included entrance. There you will have a few hours to visit and explore some of the park’s incredible waterfalls, most notably the Skradinski Buk. We will depart Krka for Florence in the early afternoon and will make one stop en-route for dinner before arriving back to Florence.
Rafting the Cetina River: Experience an adventurous ride down Croatia’s natural beauty, the Cetina River. Duck through lush overgrown trees expanding over the river and find yourself in large scenic expanses as you rush down the Cetina. When we’re all finished and off the river, a traditional Croatian late lunch will be included featuring various entree options alongside local Croatian bread and a traditional dessert. Approximate Cost: 59 EUR
Zip Lining: Get your adrenaline fix as you soar over Croatia’s stunning wilderness. Your views while experiencing 8 separate zip lines will include the breathtaking emerald-green Cetina River winding through the valleys near Omiš. Approximate Cost: 65 EUR
Pub Crawl: Immerse yourself in a mix of Split’s top pubs, bars and clubs, while getting to know other fellow travelers! Approximate Cost: 20 EUR/150 Kuna (paid in cash in person)