Hidden Gems of Hvar Small Group Half Day Tour with Lunch or Dinner

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Hidden Gems of Hvar Small Group Half Day Tour with Lunch or Dinner
from USD $192.46
The island of Hvar offers many original and hidden 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 and 3-course lunch/dinner in abandoned village.
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In Brief

Hvar, Croatia
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
Your tour begins at the French Fortress built by Napoleon’s 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 by perfect views of the island's deepest bays, and eventually reach the 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 the narrow 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


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


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Pickup from your Hvar hotel, the bus station or the ferry port in Stari Grad

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers (minimum of 2 people) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 3 recent reviews

We did day trip to the hidden village last year It include wineries last year But we only did half day trip this year. The location of the abandoned village is excellent but the pekar lunch - beyond amazing. Our guide and driver fantastic. We learned lots of new things from our guide her knowledge of the island of Hvar amazing. Loved every bit of the tour.
• Submitted 27 May 2018
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.
• Submitted 18 Jun 2017
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.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017

In Brief

Hvar, Croatia
4 hours