Welcome to Europe’s best-kept secret! Tap into your inner adventurer as we head to Split, located on Croatia’s pristine Dalmatian Coast. Untouched sandy beaches, the magnificent wonder of the Krka Waterfalls and white water rafting on the emerald green Cetina River will make this your favorite coastal getaway. Relax on the beach, cruise the crystal blue Adriatic Sea, and explore the medieval port town of Split. Croatia may be Europe’s best-kept secret, but your Croatian adventure won't be.
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The trip departs Perugia from Piazza Italia. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall opposite tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Make sure to bring your passport and have it with you on the bus, as we will be driving through border control. Travel to Croatia is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. We make one 45 minute stop. Upon arrival to Split, we will check into our accommodation.
Friday you have all day to explore Split and its surrounding areas. Bus2alps will organize a white-water rafting trip on the Cetina River (not included). Rafting the Cetina is an adventurous and scenic experience on one of Croatia’s great natural landmarks. The rafting trip will depart at approximately 11:00*. If you choose to not join the white-water rafting adventure, you can spend your day laying out on one of Split’s beaches, join a tour of the Split city center, visit the Diocletian Palace, rent a bike and ride up Marjan Hill, or take a day trip to local surrounding towns, like Omis. You can hop on the local bus to the town of Omiš. which is located 25 kilometers from Split and is where the Cetina River meets the sea.
Friday night there will be an optional pub crawl (not included) to the best of Split’s bustling nightlife. Meet in the hostel reception at 20:30* if you are interested in joining the pub crawl. If you choose to not join the pub crawl, the night is free to explore Split’s many restaurants, cafes, and pubs.
Saturday you have all day to explore the second largest city in Croatia and largest on the Dalmatian Coast. For those interested, Bus2alps will organize a private island cruise tour that heads to the island of Brač (not included). Meet in hostel reception at 10:45*. Brač is known for its rolling hills, isolated bays, clear waters, and its views. Once on Brač you will have time to explore the medieval buildings and secluded winding alleys. You will climb back on board our private boat to enjoy lunch while we sail to our second stop where you will have a few hours to relax on a beach and swim before sailing home in the early evening.
If you stay in Split, you can spend your day laying out on one of Split’s beautiful beaches, join a tour of the Diocletian Palace, go to Marjan Hill, or take a day trip to local surrounding towns.
Saturday night at approximately 19:15* there will be an optional trip to the island town of Trogir, situated thirty minutes from Split (included). Here there are many great dinner options. Your trip leader will provide you with recommendations of where to eat. We will return to Split at approximately 23:00*. Afterwards, it is possible to check out one of Split’s many great nightlife options.
Sunday morning we will depart Split for Krka. There you will have a few hours to swim and explore Mother Nature’s incredible waterfalls of this Croatian National Park. We will make one stop en route for dinner before returning to Perugia.
Rafting the Cetina River: Experience an adventurous ride down Croatia’s natural beauty, the emerald green 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.
Private Island Tour: Spend your day cruising around the coastline on a private boat and visiting the island of Brač. Cruise includes a grilled seafood, veggie or chicken lunch with bread, wine and soft drinks. Brač is known for its rolling hills, isolated bays, clear waters, and its views. Once on Brač you will have time to explore the medieval buildings, and secluded winding alleys then climb back on board our private boat to enjoy lunch while we sail to our second stop where you will have a few hours to relax on a beach and swim before sailing home in the early evening.
Ferry to Brač: Take a day trip to one of the beautiful Dalmatian Islands. Brač is known for its Golden Horn Beach, one of the most photographed spots on the Dalmatian Coast.
Split Pub Crawl: Immerse yourself in a mix of Split’s top pubs, bars, and clubs, while getting to know other fellow travelers.
Walking tours: There are numerous walking tours throughout Split that you can organize through the hostel reception or your trip leader. The most popular ones feature the Dicoletian Palace.