10 Days: SPLIT, Dubrovnik, santorini

Croatia & Greece Trio

Split •  Dubrovnik • Santorini
True Small Groups. Handpicked Hotels. No Big Buses. No Long Lines.
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Meet Now Journey's Croatia + Greece Adventure

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Join us for a delightful journey that seamlessly blends sightseeing, relaxation, and rich cultural encounters across these three stunning destinations. As you travel from Split to Dubrovnik to Santorini, we want to make every moment of your trip memorable and stress-free.
Why You'll Love this Journey:
  • Enjoy Croatia + Greece at a smooth pace, with ample leisure time
  • Deluxe: 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Farewell Aperitif, Classic: Upgrades Available
  • Local Cuisine with Premium Greek Wine & Cocktails
  • Luggage Portage throughout your Journey, WiFi
  • Meet & Greet at Airport with Arrival Transfer
  • Accommodation at hand-picked Hotels: 3 Nights Split, 3 Nights Dubrovnik, 3 Nights Santorini
  • Admission fees, taxes, and gratuities excluding the Journey Tour Captain


TRIP COMMENCES: SPLIT, 3 Days/3 Nights
Sun-kissed shores, Split awaits!
Ancient Roman architecture, stunning Adriatic coastline, Vibrant Heart

DUBROVNIK, 3 Days/3 Nights
Dubrovnik's Old Town
The Pearl of the Adriatic, Medieval Walled City, Red Roofs, Azure Waters

TRIP FINALE: SANTORINI, 3 Days/3 Nights
Whitewashed Treasure of Greece
Dramatic cliffs overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about this Journey
Answers to questions we've been asked about this trip and our approach to travel.


FIRST THINGS FIRST: Consider our Flight and Early Arrival Options
Your flight to Split should land on Day 1 of the itinerary — this means you should depart your home airport the day prior — your round-trip travel time on this Journey is 11 Days (10 Days, 9 Nights Land). Many of our travelers arrive a "full day early" to recover from their overnight flight — Inquire with us about a pre-tour overnight hotel room in Split. Airfare is not included. Inquire about our Business Class and Premium Economy Airfare.

 


Chapter 1: Split, Croatia


Day 1: Welcome to Split

Corfu Town

Our exciting adventure begins upon arrival to the airport where, after clearing customs, you'll be greeted by our representative for a hassle-free transfer to our hotel in the heart of Split. Rooms are ready around 3pm in most instances. Upon arrival, check in, freshen up and enjoy some leisurely time before we gather later this afternoon.

Orientation Walk Icon Discovery Walk: As the sun moves into the afternoon over Split's picturesque landscapes, we embark on our traditional Discovery Walk of the very heart of Split. You will learn about the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town, discovering hidden treasures amidst bustling markets and atmospheric alleyways.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome Dinner: As evening welcomes us, you will meet the Journey Tour Captain for our special welcome dinner. You will begin to savor the flavors of Split's culinary delights. The cuisine of Split reflects the rich culinary heritage of the Dalmatian region, characterized by fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Mediterranean flavors, and a blend of influences from Italian, Greek, and Ottoman cuisines. Seafood plays a prominent role, with dishes like grilled fish, octopus salad, and black risotto showcasing the bounty of the Adriatic Sea. Olive oil, herbs, and citrus fruits add depth to many dishes, while hearty meats such as lamb and pork are also popular. Traditional specialties include peka, a slow-cooked meat and vegetable dish, and pasticada, a beef stew marinated in wine and spices. During your leisure time you can savor these delicacies at local konobas (taverns) or street-side cafes and be further immersed in the flavors of Split's vibrant culinary scene.

Journey Hotels Icon Accommodation in Split, 3 Nights with Breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Heritage Hotel Antique Split, Cornaro Hotel or Similar

Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.

Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Contact us for details.

Our Classic Package includes 3 and 4 Star properties with private bathrooms, and continental breakfast.
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Heritage Hotel Antique Split, Cornaro Hotel or Similar: Suites or Similar

Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.

Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.

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Day 2: Discovering the Charms of Split

Corfu

Sightseeing Icon Today's Adventure: Discovering Split's Treasures
Enjoy our guided walking tour starting at the iconic Diocletian's Palace, a World Heritage Site. Explore its ancient alleys and impressive architecture, including the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Peristyle Square, with admission included. Next, we will stroll along the Riva promenade, soaking in views of the Adriatic Sea, before visiting the vibrant Green Market to experience local flavors and culture. Entrance to the market is free, allowing you to sample fresh produce and traditional delicacies. We will conclude our tour with a visit to Marjan Hill, a lush park offering panoramic views of Split and its surroundings.

The balance of your day is at leisure.

Tonight, join the Tour Captain for an optional welcome dinner or enjoy exploring at your leisure.

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Day 3: Day at Leisure

Enjoy a complete day at leisure. You can consider exploring Marjan Hill for scenic walks and lush greenery, while also visiting the Marjan Forest Park Information Center for insights into local flora and fauna. Relax at popular beaches like Bacvice or Kasjuni, and wander through Split's charming Old Town to discover historic landmarks such as Diocletian's Palace and St. Domnius Cathedral. Consider a boat trip to nearby islands for snorkeling and village exploration, indulge in Dalmatian cuisine at local restaurants, and immerse yourself in Split's vibrant cultural scene with concerts, theater performances, and art exhibitions.

Option: Split Cooking Class
Discover more of Dalmatian cuisine. Each class is led by an award-winning Croatian chef. For a culturally-enriching experience, you will be learning how to cook authentic Croatian food, tasting their traditional wines and learning about the culinary history of this beautiful country. $260/person.

Tonight, your Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner or you can explore on your own.

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Chapter 2: Dubrovnik



Day 4: Dubrovnik Awaits!

Dubrovnik

This morning we board our comfortable small group vehicle (think Mercedes-type vans) and make our way south to Dubrovnik. The split to Dubrovnik road trip is the ultimate road experience of Croatia. We will enjoy a stop in Ston for lunch. Ston is renowned for its ancient defensive walls, which boasts the second longest preserved fortification system in the world after the Great Wall of China, and is famed for its oysters cultivated in the nearby pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea. We're back on the path and arrive Dubrovnik in the mid-afternoon hours.

Upon arrival, we check into our hotel, freshen up and then meet together in the lobby.

Orientation Walk Icon Discovery Walk: Welcome to Dubrovnik! We'll begin our walk at the Pile Gate, and marvel at the fortifications of Old Town Dubrovnik. After our walk, enjoy some leisure time until our welcome dinner.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome Dinner: Meet the Now Journey Tour Captain in the lobby to walk to our welcome dinner. Dubrovnik's cuisine is deeply influenced by its coastal location and Mediterranean heritage. Fresh seafood dishes like grilled fish and black risotto dominate menus, complemented by locally sourced vegetables, olive oil, and aromatic herbs. Traditional specialties such as pasticada and rozata showcase the rich culinary traditions of this historic city.

Journey Hotels Icon Accommodation: 3 Nights with Breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Hotel Imperial Dubrovnik or Similar

Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.

Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Contact us for details.

Our Classic Package includes 3 and 4 Star properties with private bathrooms, and continental breakfast.
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Hotel Imperial Dubrovnik or Similar: Suites or Similar

Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.

Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.

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Day 5: Exploring the Treasures of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Cathedral

Sightseeing Icon Today's Adventure: Discovering Dubrovnik
Awakening to a new day in Dubrovnik, we're eager to delve deeper into the city's rich heritage and cultural treasures. Our adventure begins with a visit to the iconic landmarks that have shaped Dubrovnik's storied past. From the majestic Dubrovnik Cathedral to the opulent Rector's Palace, each stop offers a glimpse into the city's illustrious history and architectural splendor. Next, we ascend to new heights with a thrilling cable car ride up to Mount Srd. As we ascend to the summit, the city unfolds beneath us in all its glory, with panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see. From the verdant hillsides to the shimmering waters of the Adriatic, the beauty of Dubrovnik is laid bare before us, a sight to behold and cherish. Descending back to the Old Town, we wander through its narrow streets and hidden alleyways, discovering charming cafes, artisan shops, and centuries-old landmarks along the way. With each step, we're transported back in time, immersing ourselves in the rich tapestry of Dubrovnik's past and present.

The balance of your day is at leisure.

Tonight, your Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner or you can explore on your own.

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Day 6: Leisurely Delights in Dubrovnik

As our journey draws to a close, we savor our final day in Dubrovnik with flex time to explore at your leisure.

OPTION: Exploring the Coast
Embark on a journey that begins with a visit to Banje Beach, a picturesque haven boasting pristine golden sands that stretch as far as the eye can see. As you step onto the soft shore, you'll be greeted by the tranquil melody of the Adriatic Sea, its azure waters sparkling under the warm Mediterranean sun. Here, amidst the serene beauty of nature, you'll have the opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate, basking in the peaceful ambiance while being gently caressed by the sea breeze. Whether you choose to lounge on the beach, take a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters, or simply soak up the breathtaking scenery, Banje Beach promises an idyllic retreat for the soul. $525/person.

OPTION: Boating the Coast
For those seeking further adventure, a boat tour to the nearby Elafiti Islands beckons. Cruising along the crystal-clear waters, we discover hidden coves, secluded beaches, and charming fishing villages, each offering a glimpse into the timeless beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. $525/person.

Journey Dinners Icon Farewell to Croatia Dinner: As evening falls, meet your Tour Captain and walk to our Farewell to Croatia dinner at a nearby restaurant, where we indulge in a feast of fresh seafood and local delicacies. With glasses raised and hearts full of memories, we toast to the beauty of Dubrovnik and the friendships forged along the way thus far!


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Chapter 3: Santorini, Greece


Day 7: To the Greek Isle of Santorini

Santorini

This morning, we will make our way to the Dubrovnik airport with our included transfer to board our flight to Santorini. We will connect through Athens and then arrive. As we touch down on the stunning island of Santorini, a sense of anticipation fills the air. After a smooth transfer from the airport, we arrive at our hotel, a charming hotel nestled amidst the iconic white-washed buildings and azure waters.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk: On the Discovery Walk we experience a Now Journey exclusive (it's a surprise!) with your Tour Captain as we explore Thera, the capital of Santorini.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome Dinner
Your Journey adventure continues in Santorini and begins with an unforgettable welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Captain on the enchanting island of Santorini. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning vistas that stretch across the horizon, offering a dramatic backdrop as the sun sets over the shimmering Aegean Sea. The dinner will be a showcase of the island's culinary delights, featuring a variety of dishes that blend traditional Greek flavors with modern twists. This gastronomic experience promises not only a feast for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes, as you dine in a location selected for its breathtaking views and ambiance. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of Santorini, enjoying both its remarkable sights and exquisite cuisine,

Journey Hotels Icon Accommodation on Santorini in Oia, 3 Nights with Breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Atrina Canava 1894, Katikies Santorini or Similar

Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.

Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Contact us for details.

Our Classic Package includes 3 and 4 Star properties with private bathrooms, and continental breakfast.
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Katikies Santorini: Suites or Similar

Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.

Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.

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Day 8: Exploring Santorini's Treasures

Santorini

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Sensational Santorini
Today, our journey includes a delightful stop for a wine tasting session at a charming local winery nestled in the picturesque village of Pyrgos. Here, you'll indulge in an array of exquisite wines, each offering a taste of the region's rich viticultural heritage. This experience is enhanced by the breathtaking views of the caldera, providing a perfect backdrop for an unforgettable tasting. Following this, we'll spend quality leisure time in the vibrant village of Fira, where you can explore its quaint alleys, shop in local boutiques, or simply relax at a café and soak in the stunning scenery. After our adventure-filled morning, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace, whether you choose to further explore the area or unwind in serene surroundings.

Option for the Night: Cooking Class in Santorini - $235 per person and includes round-trip transportation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours. Discover the Greek cooking secrets as you learn and prepare classic dishes from the Chef. The small group environment provides for a fun atmosphere and then enjoy the fruit of your labor paired with delicious Greek wine.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore at leisure.

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Day 9: Leisurely Delights in Santorini

Plan Your Day
Fill your day with excitement and discovery. Or just find that perfect space to enjoy your good read, or maybe it's time to continue working on your own piece of literature —  whichever you prefer, today is the perfect day to enjoy as you desire.

Later tonight we meet for our farewell event.

Prosecco IconOur Special Journey Farewell Aperitif

After returning to our hotel, enjoy some leisure time and then meet on the terrace for our special Aperitif to celebrate our time together. It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery, along with making new friends! Until our next Journey we wish you health and happiness!

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Day 10: Departure Day

Transfer to Santorini airport for your onward Journey. Perhaps an extension to other islands is in order. Just inquire with your Now Journey specialist.

Journey ends.

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