Cultural tour of Hvar island
Walking tour of 3 towns
Visit Hvar's smallest and oldest towns
UNESCO World Heritage sites
Domestic goat cheese tasting and lunch included
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guide & driver, car transfers, museum tickets, lunch with wine
Items purchased for personal use, service charges to guides/driver
Know Before You Book
Minimum 2 people are required for this tour to take place. Children are allowed on the tour but must be accompanied by an adult.
What you can expect
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 breath-taking and punctuated by visits to the towns below, 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 Stancic Farm to taste an array of domestic goat cheese, served with organic olive oil, before heading into a secret lunch location for a traditional Dalmatian lunch to remember.
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.
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.