Discover glitzy Hvar island – the ultimate Jet set summer destination
Hvar island is a Croatian tourist hotspot, attracting throngs of visitors every summer, including many celebrities, all eager to explore the islands endless charms. Hvar town is at the heart of the action, boasting a fascinating history dating back to the Middle Ages, along with a wealth of impressive architecture. The town square counts among the largest and most ornate in Croatia. There are traffic-free marble streets to wander through, along with a cathedral, Gothic palaces and a fantastic fortress overlooking the city, boasting sweeping views over the town and surrounding ocean.
Hvar island is also known for its tantalizing natural beauty, encompassing sweeping vineyards, rugged mountains, verdant fields peppered with brightly-colored wildflowers, and picture-perfect beaches nestled within hidden coves. A particularly popular destination is the stunning Pakleni islands. Here you’ll find over 20 small islands surrounded by turquoise waters and boasting luscious woodland, sandy beaches and deserted lagoons.
9:00 – Private pick up at your respective hotels
9:15 – 10:30 – Private Yacht cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island
10:30 – 11:30 – Walking tour of Hvar old town with an official tour guide, including a visit to the Cathedral and 14th-century fortress
11:30 – 11:45 – Coffee and drinks on Hvar port promenade
11:45 – 13:00 – Free time for shopping and sightseeing
13:00 – 13:15 – Cruise to Pakleni islets near Hvar
13:15 – 14: 15 – Mediterranean three-course lunch served on Yacht
14:15 – 15:15 – Swimming/snorkeling/stand up paddle boarding at the Hula Hula beach
15:15 – 16:45 –Cruise back to Korcula island
What you’ll experience
A swift 60-minute cruise from Korcula will deliver you straight to the sun-soaked shores of Hvar island. A private excursion with us means circumnavigating the hordes of tourists that use public transport to access the island during the summer months. So you’ll be more relaxed, enjoy personalized service aboard our intimate yacht and have more time to enjoy the island!
The day will include plenty of time spent exploring the beautiful old town, including a private guided tour with a local expert and a stop to refuel at an atmospheric café overlooking the ocean. Following a hearty Dalmatian lunch aboard our yacht, the second half of the day will be spent swimming , snorkelling and stand up paddleboarding in the crystal clear waters of the nearby Pakleni Islands.
Great day in Hvar, fantastic service We had booked a yacht trip to Hvar. Due to the weather forecast I emailed Zoran who agreed that it would be a good idea to bring it forward by a day. On the day, Captain Ivan picked us up from our hotel at 9.15 am and drove us to Lumbarda where we boarded the yacht. There were 10 other people on the trip but everybody was able to spread out nicely on the spacious boat. In fact, my husband and I shared the upper deck with only one other couple from New Zealand (they were staying in the captain’s apartments and absolutely loved their stay). The journey was pleasant (just as well I had put on sunscreen as I fell asleep on the sun-deck!). When we arrived in beautiful Hvar, Rocco gave us a short guided tour which culminated in the climb-up to the fortress. We then had two hours to ourselves during which we would have gone for lunch if that had not been included in our trip. So we saved ourselves and just went for a cold beer instead while enjoying the lovely harbour panorama. Once we got back on board, Ivan navigated the boat out of the board while serving salad, fresh bread, tuna spread, cold cuts and cheese and some pasta. There was also plenty of white table wine available. At that point, the weather looked like it was brewing up a serious thunderstorm and nobody felt like the scheduled swimming and snorkelling stop so we sailed back home to Korcula. Nonetheless it was a lovely and very worthwhile day out and I would thoroughly recommend Zoran, Ivan, Rocco and the gang.
Hvar Island Yacht Excursion Tour Options
- A luxury Private cruise experience aboard our Motor yacht
- A delicious Mediterranean lunch served by your Captain aboard our yacht
- Snorkel, swim and stand up paddleboarding time on Pakleni Islands, with gear provided
- Private guided tour of Hvar old town, its 14th century fortress and cathedral
- Coffee and refreshments in one of Hvar Town’s cafes.
To bring along: Beach towel, swimwear, bottled water, sunscreen lotion, hat, sneakers.
Korcula hotels guests: Pick up at Your Hotel Reception or at Korčula town East pier / by the KONZUM -grocery shop and korcula adventures agency/
Orebić and half island Pelješac guests: pick up by the Hotel ORSAN Pier/jetty by the seaside
Lumbarda Hotels guests: Pick up by the Lumbarda center Tourist board office
- Daily 9.00 AM
Note: The price of this excursion is included for those guests on all of our Signature Tailor made Holiday Packages.. The price below stands for those who would like to book this tour privately and independently of our Villas packages.