Split and Brač are a twin centre match made in heaven. Being less than an hour away from each other by ferry, this classic combination blends the bustling and historical city of Split with slow paced island living on Brač.
Split has so much to offer and can cater for every taste and interest so a 3 night stay will be just enough to scratch the surface and leave you wanting that little bit more. The beating heart of the city is the incredible Diocletian’s Palace that houses the cities pedestrianized central core. Take a tour of the city with a true local before spending the rest of your precious time soaking up all this fantastic city has to offer.
After your days spent in Split, take the regular ferry across to Brač island for a few days R&R. Your base on Brač is Pučišća, on the north side of the island. This small town is best known for its gleaming white stone which most famously helped to build the White House and the Vatican. No stay here is complete without a visit to the Stonemasonry school and a trip across the island to one of Croatia’s best beaches, Zlatni Rat.
This tailor-made holiday can be altered to suit you, so we can add extra days in Split if you fancy more of a culture based holiday, or extend your stay in Brač if you prefer the island pace of life. Alternatively, we can extend this itinerary to include Hvar, Korcula and even Dubrovnik! Speak with your Regent Croatia Travel Specialist about possible combinations.
Fly to Split on Croatia’s central Dalmatian coast. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Spend the morning on a private walking tour of the city (the guide will meet you at your hotel). The majority of the tour will be spent discovering the many layers of the Roman Diocletian’s Palace. Learn of its centuries old history visiting; the ancient Cellars, Peristyle, the Golden and Silver gates, Cathedral of St Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter. Your guide will educate you on the city’s history but also on what it’s like to live-in modern-day Split. Spend the rest of your day at leisure wandering the labyrinth of marble lanes and passages to discover something new at every turn, whether it be a street performance in Peristil square, the imposing statue of Gregory of Nin with his polished left toe, a picture-perfect little alley criss-crossed by residents' washing lines, or a myriad of restaurants serving up the freshest seafood you could wish to find.
Today you could opt to discover more of Split, perhaps taking a stroll along the waterfront Riva, making a coffee pit-stop en-route, before heading up to Marjan Hill ‘the lungs of the city’ for a light hike amongst the pine trees and a panoramic view of the city. Alternatively, you may like to head out of the city to Trogir; a delightful little town full of character and just as much history.
Make your way to the port in Split for the regular hourly crossing to Supetar on the island of Brač. On arrival in Supetar, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pucišca.
Even though Brac is the largest island in the Dalmatia region, you can easily explore it from your one base on the island using taxis or pre-arranged tours. Why not start off with a day of relaxation and go for a swim in the hotels outdoor pool or relax on its outdoor terraces with a good book?
Today you might like to visit the Pucišca Stonemasonry school, open for visits just once a day it is located 5 minutes walk from the hotel and not to be missed. Guiding the next generation of master stonemasons for over a century, the school teaches its students to painstakingly craft the local white limestone into incredible works of art and architecture. A qualification from this school is world renowned. Brac's famous stone has been used to create some of the world's most famous buildings, including the White House, the Vatican and Diocletian's Palace.
Today you might choose to explore Zlatni Rat beach, located in the south of Brac in the town of Bol. This beach is Croatia's true pin-up star due to its distinctive shape and pristine waters. It can get very busy during the summer months so if you prefer a little more seclusion the many small bays and beaches around the island will be perfect for you.
Transfer back across to Supetar to catch the return ferry to Split. On arrival in Split you will met and transferred to the airport.