Wild Hvar jeep safari full day tour
Visit abandoned villages
Enjoy 360 view from the peak of Hvar at Sveti Nikola
See the infamous steep Plavac Mali vineyards
Lunch in the Olive grove
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided sightseeing of the island's inland, wine tasting, 3 course lunch in the Olive grove
Service charges to guides and items purchased for personal use.
Know Before You Book
Minimum 2 people are required for this tour to take place. You must be 18 years of age to consume alcohol.
What you can expect
We’ll leave paved roads behind in a comfortable air-conditioned Jeep and head to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago, which legend says was founded by an illegitimate son of Henry VIII, whose descendants in the village all bear the same un-Croatian surname – Tudor. The tour continues to picturesque Velo Grablje, once the centre of lavender production for all Dalmatia, and today home to Hvar’s lavender festival and an amazing regeneration story. Take in the views from Vidokovac, where the Adriatic north and south will greet you.
To the north is Stari Grad, founded by the Ancient Greeks in 384 BC, home to one of Croatia’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, considered by some as Croatia’s oldest town (it celebrated its 2400th birthday in 2016). Time for a little offroad to the peak of Hvar at Sveti Nikola, 621m above sea level and affording perfect 360 views of the Adriatic, as well as the mainland and other nearby islands such as Vis and Korcula.
Hold on tight for the drive to the south side and Sveta Nedjelja, home to the iconic Zlatan Otok winery and the infamous steep Plavac Mali vineyards, where an optional wine tasting awaits. Food awaits but not before a drive through one of the last undiscovered filmsets of Europe, a 1.4km tunnel chiselled through the rock by the Yugoslav army 50 years ago. Little has changed since, and not for the fainthearted!
Olives are a staple of Dalmatia, and Hvar’s oldest tree dates back 2500 years. Where better to take pause and enjoy the finest Dalmatian cuisine than in a picturesque olive grove in the hills close to Vrisnik, whose stupendous views include all six churches from Hvar’s UNESCO Easter Procession, a tradition still going after 500 years. A return to Hvar taking in the magnificent southern views out to Vis completes a fabulous voyage of discovery of the real Hvar.