Secrets Of Hvar Half Day Tour

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The island of Hvar offers many original and secret places, together with stunning views, like Pakleni and the neighbouring islands. Enjoy the spectacular views and the scenery of amazing Hvar. Get in touch with rural life of the island of Hvar, off-road and 3-course lunch/dinner in abandoned village.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Your tour begins at the French Fortress built by Napoleons troops, on St. Nicholas hill (which was used as a reconnaissance site and lookout) and has a scenic view of Hvar town, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands. You will continue with a drive through the green and rural island of Hvar, passing through Brusje, where you will be able to walk through the Lavender fields, (seasonal options June - July).

Continue along an old island road "paved" with amazing views. Pass byperfect views of the island's deepest bays, and eventually reachthe fascinating village of Velo Grablje founded in the 14th century. Explore the village's stone houses and courtyards as you admire the area architecture, walking thenarrow streets as you absorb the settlement's timeless charms. Today the village is nearly abandoned, but a few permanent villagers remain. Although it was once a rich and prosperous place, famous for its good wine and olive oil production. Honey production was also well known in the village as well, together with lavender oil being the leading one in Europe of the time.

As you leave Velo Grablje, continue to the abandoned village of Malo Grablje and then finish the day with authentic Dalmatian lunch or dinner (depending on the time of day). A sample menu is below.

Sample Menu:

Local cheese and smoked ham with island extra virgin olive oil, marinated fish

Main Course
Peka - traditional meal with lamb or mixed lamb and veal under the iron bell covered with the ash.

Simple traditional desert with almonds

Local wine, water, grappa - local brandy made by Berti

Inclusions for Secrets Of Hvar Half Day Tour

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • 3-course lunch or dinner
  • Local Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions for Secrets Of Hvar Half Day Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A small amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 6 people per booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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2 reviews by the users

  • What a magic day! There were only the two of us on this tour with our wonderful guide Ivan who had grown up on the island and so knew Hvar intimately. We learnt about Hvar today - away from the tourist hordes - as well as interesting parts of its history. Highlights were the views of Hvar Town and neighboring islands, exploring tiny villages, seeing bee hives and buying lavender, seeing lavender in flower covered in huge bumblebees, but lunch was the best in a rustic setting, with traditional tasty food at an abandoned viillage. Ivan dropped us up at the fort at the end of our tour so we could avoid slogging our way up the steep hill. This was a 5 experience.

  • Ivan picked me up at our hotel and I was the only one on the tour as my wife was ill. Ivan took me to the fort built by Napoleon which sits above Hvar for great view of the city. Ivan's historical knowledge of his city and country really allowed me to put what I was seeing in context with the old and what is happening today. In addition to the wild lavender and oregano, Ivan pointed out wild caper plants. The traditional lunch in an abandon village was excellent. It was a great day with some amazing views and history. Well worth taking.