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Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

from $1,349.00

Stunning Croatian islands and the historic cities of Split, Trogir and
Dubrovnik

  • Reviews 10 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided
  • Activity Level Leisurely / Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    4 - 20
All about the Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast.

With impressive architecture and arguably some of the best scenery in Europe, the Dalmatian Coast is truly unique. This is a relaxed week taking in the best of this striking coastal region. We start by exploring the UNESCO cities of Split and nearby Trogir, before sampling island life on beautiful Korcula. We complete our trip with three nights in Dubrovnik, possibly the most perfectly preserved Renaissance town in the world, with a jumble of narrow streets and red-tiled roofs tucked tightly within the city walls.

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 breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch
* 7 nights hotels
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout. Travel by private bus, catamaran, local ferry and public bus
* Airport transfers (at designated times)
* Wine tasting on Peninsula Peljesac

What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO cities of Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik
  • Enjoy a catamaran ride to Mljet National Park
  • Sample wines produced on the Peljesac Peninsula
  • 7 nights hotels
  • 8 days land only
  • Travel by private bus, boat and local ferry
  1. Day 1 Start Split Airport.

    Start Split airport. On arrival we take a short transfer to the UNESCO town of Trogir in time for dinner. We stay in the old walled part of this charming town.*Comfortable Hotel*

  2. Day 2 Explore Trogir; transfer to Split, free time in Split before catching the catamaran to Korcula.

    We look around Trogir in the early morning before taking a short transfer to Split, another UNESCO city. There will be free time in the beautiful old city centre before we catch a catamaran late afternoon to the island of Korcula (approx. 3-3.5hr). The mediaeval walled town of Korcula, reputedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, is often described as a mini Dubrovnik. This picturesque town is located at the tip of the island where the distinctive red roofs jostle for space between ancient towers. Like Dubrovnik, the old town is a warren of small lanes and alleys: a great place to explore and a photographer’s paradise. We take a short transfer to the village of Lumbarda where our hotel is situated.*Comfortable Hotel*

  3. Day 3 Circular walk around Lumbarda village and wine tasting.

    It’s time to stretch the legs a little and roam the surrounding area of Lumbarda. We will walk through vineyards and olive groves and admire the beautiful beaches where we can stop for a drink or a quick swim and enjoy our picnic lunch. In the afternoon we visit the famous Grk winery and sample some of the local wines typical to the island of Korcula. In the evening when transfer to Korcula Town for dinner. *Comfortable Hotel*

  4. Day 4 Travel by boat to Mljet Island; walk to the peak of Montokuc for panoramic views.

    After breakfast, we transfer to Korcula in time for the catamaran to Mljet Island, whose national park status has ensured limited development. The island is a lovely tranquil place to walk, cloaked in forest and dotted with tiny hamlets. Our goal today is to reach the peak of Montokuc which offers panoramic views of the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, before returning to our hotel on Korcula. Those who do not wish to walk up to Montokuc peak can take a flat circular walk around the lake, have a swim and enjoy a drink overlooking the water. On occasion, if the weather is bad the catamaran cannot run. If this happens there are alternative excursions, or we will stay on the island of Korcula and visit Vela Spilja, one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe.*Comfortable Hotel*

  5. Day 5 Ferry to mainland; visit Ston en route to Dubrovnik.

    We transfer to the ferry port to catch the ferry to the Peninsula Peljesac (15min ferry ride) after breakfast. Once on the peninsula, we drive along a very scenic mountain road with great views of the coast and vineyards. We will stop at one of the local agrotourism and enjoy a local olive and produce tasting just next to the old town of Ston. In Ston we recommend walking up the magnificent old walls which overlook the town – the view from the top is fantastic! Ston is also very well known for its seafood – the mussels and oysters here are so fresh and probably the best on the trip. After roaming the streets of Ston we will transfer about 60km to Dubrovnik where we have the rest of the day to relax. In the evening we can go into the old town for dinner and a wander around.*Comfortable Hotel*

  6. Day 6 Dubrovnik city tour.

    Today we enjoy a full day in the remarkable old city of Dubrovnik which includes the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery. Dubrovnik exudes old-world charm with its location right on the Adriatic, the fine religious buildings surrounded by heavily fortified walls and the jumble of red-tiled roofs. The shelling of Dubrovnik by Serb troops in 1991 and 1992 outraged the world. Fortunately, over the last 10 years, great care has been taken to re-build the damaged parts of Dubrovnik and the city has now returned to its former glory. The cobblestoned streets of the Old town, or Stari Grad, feature fountains, churches, palaces and museums – all built from the same light coloured stone. There are no motor vehicles in the city but at night the streets come alive as locals and visitors take an early evening stroll along the Stradun. This is the main street and is covered in smooth shiny marble. Following the walking tour, there will be time for a walk along the famous city walls: this is optional and costs approx. €25 for entrance into the site (or is included in the Dubrovnik card).*Comfortable Hotel*

  7. Day 7 Free day to relax in Dubrovnik, or take an optional trip to Lokrum and explore the surrounding area.

    We have a free day for further exploration of the city. Relax either in the many eateries, on the beach or perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Lokrum Island. Very easily reachable from the old port in the Old town of Dubrovnik, this island is a nature a special forest vegetation reserve, waiting to be explored today! A 20 minute boat ride will take you away from the crowded streets of the Old Town to this beautiful green Island where the botanic garden is situated and where you can relax with a drink. Don’t forget to bring your swimming gear and a good book as after a stroll you will most definitely treat yourselves with a swim in the Adriatic Sea. *Comfortable Hotel*

  8. Day 8 End Dubrovnik.

    After breakfast, the trip ends Dubrovnik.**

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Where you stay

Hotels

We stay in a good selection of 2 and 3-star hotels throughout the trip. All hotels are well located in towns with a great variety of restaurants allowing you to indulge in the fantastic local cuisine. The hotel on Korcula island is by the sea so make sure you pack your swimsuit!

On day 1 we stay in the beautiful old walled town of Trogir, the old town is very small and contains no modern buildings. Because of this some groups may be split between several small hotels, all hotels are of equal quality and are situated within 200m of each other.

A limited number of single rooms can be pre-booked for a supplement. Please ask a member of our sales team for details.

Additional Accommodation

Additional accommodation can be booked, subject to availability, at our hotels in Trogir or Dubrovnik, either before or after the trip. Prices are available from our office on request.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch are included.

For breakfast you can expect a continental style buffet with cold meat, cheeses, bread, eggs, jams and pastries as well as tea and coffee.

The Dalmatian coast is dotted with mussel farms and fishing boats, and the seafood along the coast and on the islands is amazing and must be tried on this trip! You will also find grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads and influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans.

This is a relaxed itinerary mainly based around sightseeing and exploring. There is a fair amount of walking around towns and cities and a couple of gentle day walks, and some of the paths are rocky so some good shoes are worth packing. The walks are suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness.

Overall Rating
5/5
Reviewed On 20/09/2019
5/5

Relaxed itinerary but plenty to do

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Mljet Island; walk to the peak of Montokuc. Beautiful island with its internal 'lakes' and pines. The climb was not difficult (256m) with steeper sections interspersed with level ones. Lovely views at the top. We did one leg of the journey by boat on the lake, stopping briefly on an island with a monastery. With the walk around the small and big lake + the climb approx. 8.5 miles - a good leg stretch without being overly demanding. Those who didn't want to climb had the option of remaining at the lakeside for an afternoon's swimming.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Ivan was a warm, friendly and organized leader.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The Dubrovnik card is not necessary. The city tour includes a couple of museum visits and we were then given a museum pass to use during the rest of our stay. The entry ticket for the (optional) walk around the walls also includes the fort, which can be visited that day or the next. Steps are definitely a feature of this coastline - even within the hotels. For anyone with knee problems, a stick or walking pole might be helpful. Mussels and oysters are specialties along the coast, but I found both overly salty. But the langoustines (scampi) at the More restaurant on Korcula were delicious. Because the coast is steep and rocky, there are few sand beaches and entry into the water for a swim can be hard on the feet/ slippy. Protective shoes are available for sale, or if you have some, bring them.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    There is also a darker side to the history of this region. A map in Dubrovnik shows the damage caused by the war with Serbia etc. and the bright red of newer roof tiles stands out as you walk around the walls. The small Jewish synagogue and museum are worth a visit.

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
4/5

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The vistas.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Sasha was what a tour leader should be, proud of her country and wanting to share it with the group. One couldn't ask for better.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip was listed as leisurely but I feel it was a moderate especially for a couch potato.

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Dubrovnik & the Dalmation Coast

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The wonderful different views from various places were all inspirational.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader Ivan was brilliant, he was very attentive, full of information & nothing was too much trouble, he explained thoroughly what would be happening next on the tour & kept an eye on everyone.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The first walk was harder than I had envisaged but was well worth it for the amazing view from the top.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A really lovely, varied holiday. Thank you Ivan & Exodus.

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The scenery, the sea and the islands plus the magnificence of Dubrovnik.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    An intelligent likeable man, a good ambassador for Croatia!
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Although not a lot of walking is required, comfortable shoes and beach shoes are essential.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I can thoroughly recommend this trip

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Fun and interesting

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I guess it was wandering through the night in Korcula. The crowds were disappearing the restaurants were smelling gorgeous. The waiters and locals were all chatty and friendly. The light was beautiful for some good night time photos. Then we happened upon a group of about 20 locals in tracksuits with beers practising their acapella singing. Great moment.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Sasa (pronounced sacha but cant type the accent) was fun and bubbly. She tried really hard to keep everyone happy. She moved between everyone in the group with skill and appreciated everyones needs. She organised meals for those that wanted them together, every night. We enjoyed her company.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The Pension in Korcula was about 15 minutes walk from the old town. The walk is easy and well lit. It was great moments to get into town for the night time. In Dubrovnik the "Dubrovnik Card" was great value to catch the very easy bus (bus-stop just outside our hotel) and to visit all the sights. I am not a Game of Thrones fan but got caught up in it with other fans visiting all those filming sights (thank you Lili). There is even the IRON THRONE made of swords on Lokrum Island. I sat on it and had my picture taken. I enjoyed that they filmed the latest Star wars movie there "the last Jedi" so got fascinated by that. There is a free map at the hotel that gives you all the filming sights. Get one if you like this stuff.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I think you should go. I reckon there is something for everyone in Dalmatia. But remember Cruise ships dock at Dubrovnik so can get busy. Consider visiting old town first thing or last thing to avoid the crowds.

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