Make a slight twist to your holiday program and enrich your experience with our memorable 1-day and half-day excursion trips organized from Bol, Brela and Tučepi covering some of Croatia's most beautiful scenery.
The favourable geographic position of Tučepi allows us to offer various day trips to attractive nearby destinations starting from Tučepi. Some of the most attractive day trip destinations are the islands:
and the nearby towns:
The island of Brač
You can take a 30-minute trip by a Jadolinija ferry from Makarska to the town of Sumartin on the island of Brač, and then choose one of several options.
Mount Vidova gora
If you like paragliding, take a short trip to the highest peak of the island of Brač, Vidova gora (778 m), and then parachute down on your own or join one of the clubs or tourist agencies. The locals of Vidova gora are cattle breeders and are widely famous for their Brač lamb as well as their speciality, vitalac (lamb offal (liver, heart, lungs) skewered, wrapped and grilled)
Nerežišća and the Blaca hermitage
If you prefer to remain on solid ground, we recommend that you proceed from Sumartin to Nerežišća, where you can take a several-hour walk on a narrow and secluded path to the Blaca hermitage.
The town Blaca was built inside of a cliff by priests from Poljice who were fleeing from the Ottoman invasion. The Blaca hermitage is an unusual museum including a monastery, a church and a complex of buildings which even had a telescope and a large library, which was very advanced for that time.
You can also take part of the way from Nerežićšća to Blaca by car, but there is still another hour of walking to reach the hermitage on foot after that.
The island of Brač is full of interesting features. Bol is the most famous summer destination. The widely famous Zlatni rat Beach in Bol is ideal for surfboarding.
Bol and Milna, located 20 kilometres to the south-west on the island’s west coast, both have climates that are excellent for healing a number of ailments.
Cultural events are held throughout the summer, and you should definitely visit the Museum of the Island of Brač in the picturesque village of Škrip, located in the heart of Brač.
The island of Hvar
If you would like to get to the island of Hvar from Makarska, you need to go a little bit further south to Drvenik, where you can take the ferry to Sućurje on the island of Hvar.
The island is widely famous for its Allergy Centre in the town of Hvar and its planetarium.
This island’s climate is also excellent for treating a number of ailments.
The traditional 100-day summer cultural festival in the town of Hvar is one of the oldest traditions on the Croatian coast. During this event you can enjoy musical, theatre and folklore shows and concerts in the atrium of the Franciscan monastery.
The island of Vis, which you can reach by a quick catamaran trip from Split or by ferry, is also a gathering place of paragliding fans. Paragliders gather on Hum (587 m), the highest peak of the island which is located above the old fishing town of Komiža.
From Komiža you can go diving and see amazing underwater sights, or visit the Modra špilja cave on the island of Biševo.
The town of Vis, which bears the same name as the island, is also famous for the healing properties of its climate, while the entire island is suitable for climate-thalassotherapy. There is also a famous archaeological museum on Vis.
To the north of Port Ploče and just next to the sea are the freshwater Baćina Lakes, a favourite spot for fans of sports fishing, where you can also choose to dine at a selection of many local restaurants.
There are six inter-connected lakes and one separate lake, all located in the town of Baćina. The lakes are 5 to 35 metres deep, and it is interesting that the water level is 18 cm above the sea level, while the bottom is below the sea level.
Although it is considered to be a freshwater lake, the upper layer of water in Crniševo lake is fresh, while the bottom layers are actually salty.
Baćina also has ancient walls originating from the Illyrian, Roman and Early Croatian periods.
Imotski, Sinj and Trilj
You can take the road from Makarska via Dupci for a day trip to Imotski.
Imotski is a town in the Dalmatian hinterland, located on the main road leading towards Grude and Mostar. You can also visit Modro jezero and Crveno jezero (Red Lake and Blue Lake), two world-famous phenomena.
It takes one hour to reach Imotski from Makarska by car.
If you drive on for a little further, you will reach the town of Sinj, where you can visit the Sinjska alka, a tournament of knights originating from the times of the Ottoman siege that is now held each year in August.
On August 15, you can join Sinj’s pilgrimage procession on the feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Sinj and the entire region of Cetina are famous for equestrian sports. In Trilj, which is only a 15-minute ride from Sinj, you can go horse riding along the Cetina River or go rafting on the white waters of the Cetina.
Omiš is a small town located at the mouth of the Cetina River, only a 40-minute ride from Makarska in the direction of Split. The town offers many adventure activities such as rafting, but also traditional day trips such as the one to Radmanove mlinice where you can have a nice meal right next to the river.
Split is where you can see Diocletian’s Palace, a World Heritage site. The latest archaeological and historical research has shown that the palace did not serve only as a vacation residence for Emperor Diocletian, but was also the centre of the weaving industry. This has been proven by the discovery of sulphur springs where linen was once bleached.
Split has many museums and galleries. We recommend that you visit the Naval, Archaeological and Ethnographic museums and galleries, the Peristil, Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral of St Dominus (Sv. Duje).
Not far away from Split is Trogir, a UNESCO heritage town with many famous filigree shops and an ACI marina.
If you prefer the southern part of the Croatian coast, Dubrovnik is the perfect destination for you.
Dubrovnik is another World Heritage Site, a real treasure grove of churches, palaces, monuments, synagogues and fortresses. The city spends the summer out in the open and it offers its guests a multitude of cultural events during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
From Dubrovnik you can easily reach Lopud, the Elaphite Islands and the island of Korčula. Korčula is where the famous explorer Marco Polo was born. Among the cultural manifestations that take place in Korčula every year, we would like to mention the Moreška dance - a knights’ dance representing the fight between the white and the black king for the princess kidnapped by the black king. Following a fierce swordfight represented by seven embattled figures and a dramatic dialogue, the white king ends up setting the princess free. The battle is accompanied by a military march played by a brass orchestra.
You can reach the most famous religious shrine of the Holy Mary in Međugorje from Makarska via Vrgorac. You can take a trip organised by a travel agency or go on your own, but do not forget your passport because Međugorje is in the neighbouring country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Međugorje is visited by tens of thousands of people every year, coming from the far ends of the earth, looking for peace and redemption in the humble landscape of Herzegovina. The pilgrims pray on the Stations of the Cross on Križevac, the hill of redemption, the location of the fist apparition of Our Lady of Međugorje.
The town of Mostar is the political, financial and cultural centre of Hercegovina-Neretva County, located beneath the slopes of Velež, Hum and Čabulja, in the Neretva River Valley. It is a town full of sunshine, greenery and flowers with an exceptionally pleasant Mediterranean climate.
When you visit Mostar, we recommend that you see the oriental part of the town and the old market Pazar, full of lively shops and stalls, visit the mosques and typical Turkish houses and take a walk down the legendary Turkish bridge dating from the 16th century, after which the town was named.