UNESCO heritage, lavender hills, famous wineries (optional), mesmerizing coastline and magical mountain villages
Hi. I'm Matt and I wish to welcome you to island Hvar!
Hvar is the most famous Croatian island.
Even though I live in Split, Hvar is one of the most special places in the world for me, as I have my family roots in Hvar (since the 15th century!). So, if you would choose me as your guide, rest assured that your tour would be delivered with lots of local knowledge, love & passion for my island :)
Condé Nast Traveler, one of the leading travel magazines, declared Hvar as one of 10 world's most beautiful islands, together with Santorini, Bora Bora, Capri, Zanzibar…
Hvar is famous for many things: its cultural heritage (and its UNESCO sites!), lovely renaissance towns with their palaces & castles, unspoiled nature: forests and mountains dotted with old villages and its breathtaking lavender & rosemary fields.
It also boasts with the most transparent sea on the Mediterranean, with incredibly indented coastline, with wonderful beaches and, not to forget, the excellent restaurants & world famous wine(rie)s.
*Please note, our itinerary is completely flexible - you are the one who would decide about pacing and the day flow:
-meeting you at your Hvar hotel OR your cruise ship dock OR the dock of your ferry/catamaran arriving from Split
-touring the island's capital-the renaissance town Hvar
-driving uphill and admiring spectacular views at the surrounding islands and mountains from the Spanjola fortress
-riding along the fjord of Vrboska and visiting town Vrboska (Small Venice), with its old bridges and canals
-visiting 3 millennia old Greek town Stari Grad and 2400 year old UNESCO protected Greek fields & stone walls
-mountain road & old villages, surrounded by lavender hills, with numerous photo stops
-lunch break at some of the best local restaurants
-visiting beautiful captains' town Jelsa
. . . and, also, Hvar is a place where some of the best red wines in Europe are grown and produced. Therefore, if you are a wine lover, we can include wineries visit and wine tastings as well (at extra cost)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
A/C car (for groups of 4 or more people, I would arrange the tour with your private minivan or minibus; please inquire for details and costs)
-if you are a party of 4, you can choose between a minivan upgrade (for more comfort) or keeping the regular car (Hyundai Elantra, Golf VII or Ford Focus)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 HRK - Lunch and souvenirs.
Optional wineries visits and wine tasting
I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.
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Matt helped us navigate the car ferry to Hvar, he recognized a discrepancy in the reservation we had made and had it rectified so it didn't become a hiccup. Since he was from Hvar, he showed us off beaten areas including Napoleons Fort and his favorite winery that's been around for over 400 years. After we left the area he sent pictures of his personal time there (via WhatsApp) and he allowed us to see him and his interests.