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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 that, although rare, departure times are subject to change
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Please note: We drive up through Italy, crossing through Slovenia before entering Croatia. No ferries are involved in the transport to and from Croatia.
The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station Thursday evening. The meeting point is Reale Firenze to the right of the S.M.N Train station where you'll meet your trip leader 30 minutes prior to the departure. Make sure to bring your passport and have it accessible with you on the bus, as we will be driving across borders. Travel to Croatia is by private coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. We make one 45 minute stop and drive overnight. Upon arrival to Split Friday morning, we will check into our accommodation. Please note, travel time to and from Split may vary due to Schengen zone regulations enforced at the Croatian border. Arrival in the morning varies depending on traffic and border control, but we typically arrive between 9:00 and 11:00 AM.
You'll have all day to explore Split and everything it has to offer! 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, join an included 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 will be an 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. 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, join an included 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.
Saturday we set sail for a full-day private island where we'll visit Blue Lagoon. Enjoy an included lunch between snorkeling 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 swim 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.
Walking Tour of Split: Learn about the history of Split with a guided walking tour of the city.
Private Island Cruise: Spend your day sailing along the coastline on a private boat cruising through the picturesque Blue Lagoon. Enjoy an included lunch between snorkeling and sunbathing before heading to the quaint Bay of Maslinica where you are free to enjoy the pebble beaches, sip seaside cocktails or explore the natural beauty of the Adriatic. The full-day cruise will arrive back to Split around 18:30.
Krka Waterfalls National Park: You most definitely should go chasing waterfalls and you will when we visit the Krka National Park and take you to swim underneath stunning waterfalls.
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 (paid in cash in person)
Aqua Park Okrug: Test your skills on this inflatable obstacle course on the water! Feel like a kid again running around this water park trying to keep your balance. Approximate Cost: 45 Kuna for 1 hour (Kuna cash only- Euro not accepted)