If you are in Split and planning to visit Hvar Island for one day. Immediately, book our private trip from Split to Hvar island at your own pace. Split to Hvar private tour is a beautiful way to experience the beauties of Hvar and its surroundings. We start in the morning, board the local ferry, and set sail to the Hvar island and town of Stari Grad. On the island, explore Hvar, Stari Grad, Lavender fields, set up culinary picnics and more. With our guide into the hills to the oldest village on Hvar, dating back 2000 years. How about a glass of wine named “6009 years ago,” referring to the old tradition of growing vines and wine production on Hvar. We offer an unforgettable island experience in a unique way. Please note all private vehicle transfers around the island and returns includes in the final price!
Welcome to Hvar, with the same name,”Island of Hvar”. In fact, the longest Croatian island, with 2700 hours of sunshine per year. One of the places loved by tourists and locals as well. Blessed by a pleasant Mediterranean climate, the island is characterized by gentle winters and warm summers. You’ve seen all about the beauty of the island online. Now it’s time to go there and see for yourself. We start with the morning coffee on the boat while enjoying panoramic views over the Dalmatian islands. Together with our local driver guide, explore the island bests. This private tour is a wonderful way to experience the beauties of Hvar and its surroundings. On the island, explore Hvar town, Stari Grad, Lavender fields, set up a culinary picnic, and more.
Arriving at the island of Hvar at 10.30 we start our Panoramic drive towards Hvar town. Together with our driver guide for the Hvar tour, we visit the Lavender fields around the village of Brusje, high up on the old road to Stari Grad. Did you know that lavender cultivation on Hvar began in 1930? One person planted a few lavenders in Velo Grablje, while the other villagers laughed at the idea. 20 years later, the inhabitants of Velo Grablje were making a living off of cultivating lavender and calling themselves a village of billionaires. In 1974 Hvar was the eighth biggest lavender producer in the world. During our tour, we walk through Lavender fields. Appreciate the magnificent color and breathe in the hypnotic qualities.
Afterward, we continue our tour to Hvar town. If you walk from the main square to the north, passing the main city gate or Porta di datallo (Gate of Dates), ascending the stairs through the old part of the city in which there are palaces built in the 15th and 16th centuries, through small bends that give out the aromas of Mediterranean plants, you will reach Hvar’s fort Fortica or how the locals call it Španjola. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century (during the Venetian rule) and was reconstructed in 1579. Today the fort holds a collection of amphora and other exhibits from antiquity and the Middle Ages. Besides experiencing its exquisite architecture, you will experience an unforgettable panoramic view of the city of Hvar, its surroundings, and the Pakleni islands.
Our tour continues as we meet the leading Croatian winemaker “Duboković”. Meet the owner and listen to stories from the firsthand winemaker. His vineyards are located on Hvar, one of the Adriatic’s warmest and sunniest islands, spreading over the micro localities of Sveti Nikola and Medvid bod. Soil structure ranges from limestone pebbles, to white sand with a small percentage of red soil, giving an ideal nutrition source to indigenous varieties such as Mali Plavac, Drnekusa, Parac, Kuc, Bogdanusa, and Marastina. The Plavac grapes Medvid and Medvjedica come from there. All the wines are fermented with natural yeast. Depending on the type of wine, they combine stainless steel and wood of various ages. Apart from the wines, they produce a wide range of varietal and aromatized olive oils.
Finally, the day trip from Split to Hvar ends with an “authentic culinary picnic” at the picturesque village of Vrisnik. Your meal will be prepared in a “traditional island way” and served by the island’s best olive oil producer Mr. Borivoj Bojanic and his wife Zeljka. The return to Split is scheduled at 17:30 am by ferry to the mainland.
Next, Tiho is our most experienced driver-guide. For years, he has been working for agencies as a chauffeur catering for tourists, business, VIP, and state protocol guests. For this reason, he has been perfecting his driving skills and in various related fields ever since. In General, he is passionate about his work and says that he sees each guest as special. Of course, nothing is too much trouble to ensure the best service possible.
Marin has been passionate about driving ever since he passed his driver’s license. For this reason, he has been perfecting his skills ever since. As a result, he has gained a great deal of experience in driver-client relations. Indeed, he has been to every corner of Croatia and the Balkans and is also very familiar with the region. After all, he found every driving assignment as an opportunity to learn something new and finds enormous pleasure in doing what he does.
During his career as driver-guide, Božo has learned that successful results require hard work and responsibility. In the first place, he is fluent in English and very passionate about his work. Straightaway ready to help, advise information about every important thing along the route, and provide flawless customer service. Indeed, holds two safe driving licenses and safety is also his priority on the road. Finally, when the guests arrive safely at the destination, Božo says it is his best award.