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Delights of the Dalmatian Coast Walk

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Croatia’s rich cultural heritage is matched only by its amazing natural beauty: sandy beaches, unspoiled islands, tourist-free villages and barely-visited historic sites – all perfect for exploring on foot. Lovely walks and super hotels including 5-star luxury in Dubrovnik.

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  • Group Size Small Group
    6 - 16
All about the Delights of the Dalmatian Coast Walk.

Croatia’s rich cultural heritage is matched only by its amazing natural beauty; this stunning coastline of sandy beaches, unspoilt islands, tourist-free villages and barely-visited historic sites is perfect for exploring on foot.
Travelling with our local guide, in an air-conditioned vehicle, we follow easy coastal paths to rocky coves and forest paths leading to tiers of shimmering waterfalls. We’ll also visit the many historically significant sites that have influenced modern-day Croatia. There’s the UNESCO-listed old town of Dubrovnik, where well-preserved ramparts surround a honeycomb of Renaissance churches, secret courtyards and sumptuous merchants’ palaces. Founded by the Romans, Split’s famous UNESCO Diocletian’s Palace was once the Emperor’s retirement home. Today its warren of narrow alleys houses the town’s cathedral, while its cavernous cellars are used as art galleries.
Finally it’s on to Trogir, where the first Greek settlers landed, listed by UNESCO for its wealth of classical buildings such as St Lovro’s church and the Venetian loggia.
We’re extremely pleased with our choice of hotels too. In Dubrovnik, we stay in a ***** hotel on the Lapad peninsula with its spectacular cliffside position offering superb views. On Brac, our ** hotel in Bol, a pretty honey-coloured stone mansion, lies on the harbour front, with all rooms affording sea views. Our **** hotel in Trogir is in the old town, run by the Buble family, whose history in the town can be traced over eight centuries. Evening meals and some lunches are taken in local restaurants where we’ll savour the excellent regional cuisine. Air-conditioned rooms are guaranteed throughout.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 Nights Accommodations, hotel-to-hotel
  • All meals
  • All excursions, tourist taxes and ferries
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • City guides from Dubrovnik and Split
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Luggage transfers
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (at designated place and time)
What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites in Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir
  • Dubrovnik, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’: medieval ramparts, Renaissance churches, Doge’s Palace
  • Stunning coastal paths, valley trails, undiscovered lakes and waterfalls
  • Beautiful off-shore islands; spectacular Krka National Park
  1. Day 1 Day 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik

    Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner in the old town. (Staying at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Half Board in local restaurant)

  2. Day 2 Day 2 Jasenice and Velji Do 5km/3mi/2.5hr

    On the way to Jasenice we stop first at ancient Epidaurum in Cavtat for a gentle stroll along one of the peninsulas. Then it’s on to the hills, to Jasenice, where a cobbled path lined with rosemary winds across an open valley dotted with oak trees with Mount Snijeznica (1,234m) to our right and Mount Straziste ahead. Dubrovnik’s mountainous coastline frames the horizon as we descend through meadows bright with crocuses to Ljuta where we’ll lunch on lamb and fish cooked in a traditional peka (charcoal oven). There’s free time this afternoon to enjoy a quick dip in the hotel pool before a guided tour of Dubrovnik and dinner. (Staying at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Half Board in local restaurant)

  3. Day 3 Day 3 Kolocep Island 8km/5mi/3.5hr

    Tiny Kolocep Island, networked by mule tracks and without cars, is just 30 minutes from Dubrovnik by boat, but it feels like another century. Walking past agaves and prickly pears we reach Gornje Celo harbour with its painted fishing boats, then continue on through pine forest to discover a ruined Napoleonic fort. We return past houses bright with bougainvillea and pomegranates to admire limestone cliffs buffeted by azure seas. There’s free time this afternoon to visit Dubrovnik’s mediaeval ramparts, Renaissance churches and Doge’s Palace before dinner in Dubrovnik. (Staying at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Half Board in local restaurant)

  4. Day 4 Day 4 Makarska and Brac Island

    Today we head to Brac Island via Ston (3hr transfer includes 10km along the Bosnian coastline), famous for its oysters. We continue on to Makarska for lunch, followed by a stroll on the peninsula of St Peter before boarding the ferry (50 mins) to Brac Island. After the ferry it’s a 40-minute drive to Bol, our home for the next two days. We arrive just in time for dinner in a lovely traditional restaurant locally known as Konoba. (Staying at Hotel Kastil, Half Board in local restaurant)

  5. Day 5 Day 5 Blaca Monastery 5km/3mi/2.5hr

    Today we visit Blaca Bay where we’ll learn how monks once exported 70,000 litres of wine a year to Venice and had a Viennese piano hauled up here, before following a coastal path that winds through pine trees to turquoise blue coves where we’ll stop for a picnic. Then it’s a last swim on Bol’s horseshoe sandy beach before dinner in the old town. (Staying at Hotel Kastil, Half Board in local restaurant)

  6. Day 6 Day 6 Bol to Trogir via Split

    It’s a 40-minute drive to Skrip, the oldest village on the island, where we visit a folk museum, housed in a C17 tower built to fend off the Turks. We then stroll gently past olive groves and figs to Splitska where we board the ferry (50 mins) to Split for lunch. Then we’ll join the guided tour of split where we visit the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace, Romanesque cathedral and old city walls before continuing to Trogir where we’ll spend the last two nights. (Staying at Hotel Pasike, Half Board in local restaurant)

  7. Day 7 Day 7 Krka National Park 8km/5mi/3hr

    We drive to Krka National Park (90 mins) to observe a myriad of lakes and waterfalls. A stony path lined with Aleppo pines gently descends to the Cikola river, then a brief ascent rewards us with views over the park. After a picnic, we’ll explore the tiers of ponds bright with yellow water lilies that shimmer below the mighty Skradinski waterfall. Then we head back to Trogir to explore the old town before our final dinner. (Staying at Hotel Pasike, Half Board in local restaurant)

  8. Day 8 Day 8 Leave Trogir
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Where you stay
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
Situated on the beautiful peninsula of Lapad, the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace’s dramatic cliffside location, below aromatic, pine-covered woods, affords it spectacular views in every direction. Of all the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik, this one stands out with its luxurious spa and wellness centre and spectacular sea views from every room. Designed to resemble an ocean liner from a distance and with touches of wood and natural stone, every effort has been made to ensure that it blends in with its surroundings. Inside, the ornate tapestries in reception are just two of the many works by local and national artists that can be found throughout the hotel. With four swimming pools (one indoor), a private beach, tennis courts and snorkelling as well as a leafy jogging path and walking routes through the woods behind it, the hotel is able to provide a host of activities all just a short distance from Dubrovnik Old Town.
Hotel Kastil
The Hotel Kastil enjoys an enviable position in the middle of Brac’s harbour front, commanding stunning sea views across to the nearby island of Hvar. Most of its thirty rooms enjoy sea views and are all ensuite with satellite TV, air-conditioning ,minibar and telephone, and are furnished in a contemporary style.
Hotel Pasike
Situated in the centre of UNESCO listed Trogir, amongst a labyrinth of peaceful, charming streets, is the Hotel Pasike. Opened in 2004 after the extensive reconstruction of an old family house, the hotel is furnished with unique 19th and early 20th century furniture, something that only adds to its already existing charm. Although located in a quiet place in the town, the hotel remains close to the museum (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site) and is also just minutes away from Kamerlengo Fortress and the Cipiko Palace. The Cathedral of St. Lovro and Trogir Main Square are also within half a mile.
Eating and Drinking

All meals included

Classification: Guided
Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely)

Travelling with our local guide, in an air-conditioned vehicle, we follow easy coastal paths to rocky coves and forest paths leading to tiers of shimmering waterfalls. We’ll also visit the many historically significant sites that have influenced modern-day Croatia. There’s the UNESCO-listed old town of Dubrovnik, where well-preserved ramparts surround a honeycomb of Renaissance churches, secret courtyards and sumptuous merchants’ palaces. Founded by the Romans, Split’s famous UNESCO Diocletian’s Palace was once the Emperor’s retirement home. Today its warren of narrow alleys houses the town’s cathedral, while its cavernous cellars are used as art galleries.

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