- Mostar, Trogir and Split Extension3 days from $2,360
- Athens Extension2 days from $1,500
Pre or Post-Voyage
Delve into the diverse and layered history of the Dalmatian Coast, from the Ottoman-era Stari Most bridge in Mostar to the sprawling palace complex of the Roman emperor Diocletian in Split. Feel the sea breeze sweep down ancient avenues of stone and savor local cuisine while watching the sun set over the Adriatic. Explore several UNESCO World Heritage sites highlighting remnants of Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman rule; and soak up the vibrant atmospheres of charming towns.
Disembark in Dubrovnik this morning and cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina, arriving in Mostar. This ancient city is known for its elegant Stari Most, or Old Bridge, which spanned the Neretva River from 1556 until 1993, when it was destroyed during the Bosnian civil war. The landmark has been painstakingly rebuilt using stone from the original quarry, and the bridge and the surrounding old town is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour of this historic district, and then explore on your own in the afternoon before gathering for a dinner of local specialties.
This morning, travel along the spectacular Adriatic coastline of Croatia en route to the World Heritage–designated town of Trogir. Stroll the palm tree-lined waterfront, past antique sailboats and modern yachts moored in the sparkling harbor. Marvel at the marble facades and terra-cotta roofs lining the medieval streets, vestiges of nearly four centuries of Venetian rule. Savor fresh seafood and Mediterranean flavors during a typical Dalmatian lunch, then continue along the coast to the seaport of Split. Venture into the city’s bustling streets this evening to enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner.
Enjoy a morning excursion to the nearby archaeological site of Salona, once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. Delve into the history of this ancient city, which was sacked by invaders in the seventh century, forcing the Roman to flee to Split. Discover the ruins of public baths, a cemetery, a church, and a second-century amphitheater. Return to Split and spend the afternoon exploring its rich history, beginning with a visit to Diocletian’s Palace, the opulent home of the Roman emperor. Pass under towering arches and wander down maze-like paths inside this enormous and well-preserved imperial complex, filled with treasures from the Classical, Byzantine, and Venetian periods. If you wish, stop in at lively shops and cafés operating within the palace’s cavernous halls. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner at our hotel.
Transfer to the airport in Split to connect with your flight home.