18-25 SEP 2020
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7-14 JUN 2021
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TOUR PRICE EXC. FLIGHTS (JUNE & SEP TOURS £1295; AUG TOUR £1495)
9-16 AUG 2021
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27 SEP-4 OCT 2021
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WE: TAKE CARE OF YOU AND EVERYTHING ELSE...
YOU: RELAX, ENJOY, EXPLORE & MAKE NEW FRIENDS!
NEW TRAVEL BUDDIES
Explore 3 different locations on Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coastline including the medieval city of Split, a beautifully secluded, beachside island village and stunning, lively harbour town on the beautiful island of Hvar!
7 nights' accommodation including a 4* heritage hotel in the 1700 year old Diocletian palace walls of Split, our own private beach hut eco-camp and a 4* seafront hotel overlooking the Hvar harbour, with breakfast included every day!
10 activities including tours of historic cities, palaces and fortresses, Krka National Park, hiking, kayaking, yoga, wine tasting, spa visit and a private sunset sailing trip around the Pakleni islands!
All transfers to and from the airport, ferry journeys from Split to Hvar Island, inland across Hvar and Hvar to Split Airport included as part of a seamlessly organised
Travel with up to 10 like-minded women to chill, dine and party with and your very own, experienced tour leader to take care of everything for you!
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 - EXPLORE MEDIEVAL CITY OF SPLIT
Today is arrival day so you’ll be picked up at Split Airport (please make sure you arrive on a morning flight) and taken to our fantastic four star heritage hotel, right in the heart of Split’s historic Old Town. Our hotel sits within the walls of the 1700 year old Diocletian Palace, built by the former Roman Emperor ruler to live out his days in luxury! Overlooking the main square, we are at the centre of this medieval maze of stone paths and passageways, packed with history, oozing character and charm, and lined with Croatian wine bars, restaurants and lively nightlife. We'll explore the city and palace together then head up to the Marjan Hill forest park with stunning views and a beautiful restaurant for a sunset meal and drinks.
DAY 2 - KRKA NATIONAL PARK & KLIS FORTRESS
Krka National Park is a beautiful part of the Croatian countryside overflowing with stunning waterfalls that spill through the lush forest. We explore the park along footpaths and bridges and can even jump in for a refreshing dip to cool off! On our way back to Split we visit the imposing Klis Fortress, steeped in history as a place responsible for protecting the city, with amazing views of the coastline from the barracks. For Game of Thrones fans, this was the impressive setting where Kaleesi took possession of the city of Mereen. Tonight we have dinner and drinks in Split Old Town.
DAY 3 - TRAVEL TO OUR BEACHSIDE CAMP, HVAR
Today we head to the island of Hvar and our beautifully secluded eco-village camp in a fantastic location in Gromin Dolac, where we'll stay in rustic wooden beach huts a stone’s throw away from the stunning beach. We have this super relaxing place all to ourselves with hammocks, lounges and a deck with unbelievable views of the surrounding natural forest, rocky coastline and turquoise sea. There's even a little beach shack bar serving drinks and cocktails named after Tom Hanks' mate Wilson in the film Castaway! Choose to explore by kayak, paddle board or mountain bike or just chill out. In the evening we'll serve up a barbecue, watch the sunset and stargaze before the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.
DAY 4 - YOGA, HIKING & CHILLING AT OUR CAMP
Wake up rested and start the day with yoga in the beautiful surroundings of our camp before we head off for an easy going hike around the rocky coastline, or if you're feeling lazy just stay and chill out at our camp or on the beach. There'll be more time to try kayaking, paddle boarding or mountain biking or if you've had enough exercise the option to have a massage! In the evening we'll settle in for another amazing sunset and freshly made pizza from the traditional outdoor stone baked pizza oven.
DAY 5 - HVAR TOWN COCKTAILS & SUNSET PARTY!
Today we move on to our fabulous four star harbour front hotel in the heart of Hvar Town's sights, shops, bars and restaurants. We'll check in and get some lunch and cocktails at our hotel's gorgeous harbour front lounge bar then head to the famous Hula Hula Bar, perched on the rocky coastline in the island's best spot to watch the sunset. The afternoon has a more chilled vibe then after the sun sets the party really gets started with live DJs, sax players and entertainers getting the crowd up dancing! The famous Carpe Diem beach club, on its own island a short boat ride away is a must see for those wanting to party late, and for something more chilled there's a huge range of gorgeous bars and restaurants in the quaint but bustling town. Our hotel is within walking distance of everything along a beautiful harbour front promenade.
DAY 6 - HVAR FORTRESS & WINE TASTING TOUR
Today we'll walk up to explore the imposing fortress with incredible views over Hvar Town before enjoying an amazing tailor made, privately escorted wine and food experience. Our guide drives us through the beautiful inland countryside of Hvar to visit a traditional, family owned Dalmatian wine cellar in the small town of Vrboska, known as ‘Little Venice’. We'll try four delicious types of wine with locally made prosciutto, cheese, olives, bread and olive oil, before continuing through UNESCO-protected vineyards and lavender fields to a family run, rustic tavern for a delicious lunch of lamb, chicken and vegetables cooked traditionally using the old bell-shaped lid (peka) in an outdoor coal oven. As the sun sets we head back to Hvar Town happy, well fed and a bit merry!
DAY 7 - SPA TIME & PAKLENI ISLANDS SAILING TRIP
Today you'll have some free time to explore the town or shops, head over to Carpe Diem Beach Club or chill at the beach, and you'll also have access to our sister hotel's 5* spa with pool, sauna, steam room and rooftop sundeck! Then in the afternoon we have an amazing trip planned. We'll hop in a private sail boat and set sail to explore the stunning turquoise waters of the neighbouring Pakleni islands. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the crystal clear water, a trip to a bar only accessible by sea and we end the trip with a sail into the most beautiful sunset before returning to Hvar for our last night of the tour.
DAY 8 - TRAVEL HOME
It's the end of our adventure and time to head back to the mainland for transfers to Split Airport for your flight home.
7 nights' accommodation including 2 nights in a 4* heritage hotel in the heart of Split's Old Town, 2 nights in a beach hut eco-camp in Hvar and 3 nights in a 4* harbour front hotel in Hvar Town
Breakfast every day
Transfers by taxi/minivan to and from the airport in Split and to our accommodation
Ferry transfers between Split and Hvar
Walking tours of Split's Diocletian Palace, wider Split and Marjan Hill
Private trip to Krka National Park and Klis Fortress including national park and entrance fees
Private sailing trip around the Pakleni Islands
Private wine tasting experience
Use of a 5* spa in Hvar Town
Hiking, kayaking and yoga at our camp
Your own group leader to take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy!
This tour is aimed at women aged mid 20s to 40s and young at heart 50s!
WHAT IS THE AGE GROUP?
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
You need to be of a good level of fitness as some tours and trips involve a lot of walking in the hot and sunny climate of Croatia, sometimes up steep steps due to the hilly Mediterranean landscape and city walls. You also need to be able to climb in and out of sailboats and carry your own bag to and on and off ferries.
WILL I BE SHARING ACCOMMODATION?
Yes you will share a double room with other women on the tour. It would cost a lot more if we didn't share! Single supplements for your own room are not possible as this would take the place of someone else that could join the tour.
WHAT WILL I NEED SPENDING MONEY FOR AND HOW MUCH?
All accommodation, trips, activities, transfers and breakfasts are included in the tour price. You'll need spending money for your other meals and drinks, any shopping you might want to do and any additional activities that aren't included in the tour or that are just optional suggestions for you to choose from during the allocated free time. It is very difficult to advise how much as it depends on what you like to eat and drink (and how much of it!) plus whether you want to do lots in your free time or just relax.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER
Croatia enjoys hot, sunny summers from May until October with the best weather from June to September.
WILL I GET TO MEET THE OTHER WOMEN ON THE TOUR BEFORE WE GO?
Travel Queen runs events across the UK where you can come along to find out more about our tours and even meet other women thinking of booking on. If you'd like to know more just get in touch.
On every trip we hold a pre-trip night out just for the women on your tour, so you can all get to know one another. We also create a closed Facebook group for everyone going on the tour too, where we share useful tips and advice and where you can all ask questions and get to know each other in the lead up to the tour.
WHO WILL OUR GROUP
Your group leader on the tour will be Travel Queen Owner, Mel Stephens, who has personally researched and created the itinerary for the whole tour and met all of the local hotel, trips and transfer people to create an amazing experience for you of a very high standard. Mel is passionate about creating exciting, fun adventures with style for women that want others to travel and enjoy beautiful destinations with. She will be there day and night throughout the whole tour to make sure everything runs smoothly and that everyone has a fantastic time! You can meet Mel at the events mentioned above or get in touch for a chat anytime. For more info about Mel check out the 'About Travel Queen' part of the website.
HOW DO I SORT MY FLIGHTS?
Flights are not included in the tour price. You can book your own flights or get in touch with Mel to arrange these for you, and maybe even have the option to fly out with Mel and other women on the tour from Manchester. You will need to arrive in Split on the morning of Day 1 of the tour so you don't miss the first activity that afternoon, and a later flight on Day 9 would be preferable. If you want to head to Croatia for longer, or travel on to other parts of Europe as part of your trip, Mel can also help you with that too, as a fully licensed travel agent as well as tour operator.
I'M IN! HOW DO I BOOK?
Great - you're in for the trip of a lifetime! You can book online here on the website with a £295 deposit or give Mel a call on 07967 788845 to book over the phone. The balance is due 2 months before the tour and you can choose to pay in instalments in the lead up to this date or however suits you best.
I'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING
LIKE THIS BEFORE!
If this is the first time you have ever done anything like this - don't worry, most of the women who book onto our tours are exactly the same as you! If you need some inspiration from other women you can read and watch the amazing feedback and videos from women who have been on a Travel Queen tour on the link below.