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Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

from $1,649.00

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

  • Reviews 16 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 25/06/2020
5/5

DUBROVNIK & THE DALMATIAN COAST

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Difficult to pick just one, but first entering Dubrovnik in the evening, with the walls floodlit and alpine swifts screaming overhead takes some beating.  Trogir, Diocletian's Palace at Split, Korcula Island (Agroturismo Grubinjac evening meal not to be missed!), Ston, and everything about Dubrovnik will linger long in the memory. 
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Marija was extremely knowledgeable about the area (she lives in Split) and about Croatian culture and history in general. She inspired confidence from first meeting at the airport and kept everyone informed and supported individuals as and when required. Her varied choice of restaurants provided the venue for an entertaining group meal every evening if desired. She ensured that the group gelled from the first evening at the Tragos Hotel in Trogir Old Town.  The city guides she fixed up for Split and Dubrovnik were excellent. 
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you stay at the Hotel Liburna in Korcula, try to get a sea-view room from an upper floor; these were (reputedly) very nice.  Our ground floor room facing in the opposite direction, looked out on an overgrown grass bank and the bathroom was smelly, with original communist era fittings and plumbing.  The room itself was fine and the Hotel interesting in style and ideally located. Walking shoes/boots advisable for Korcula walk on loose stones for much of the way.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Great fun from start to finish with an amazingly diverse gang of people who quickly blended into a sociable and entertaining group - a great advert for Exodus style holidays for our first venture.

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
5/5

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian coast

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Our 2 city guides (in Split and Dubrovnik) were both outstanding and really highlighted the best parts of the cities, as well as being humorous, knowledgeable and interesting. The scenery was stunning everywhere and the food was absolutely sublime. We certainly ate well on this trip and, actually, this has definitely been my best Exodus trip in terms of food!!
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader was Marija Serdar and she was absolutely excellent-again, one of the best leaders I have had with Exodus. Marija was extremely welcoming, friendly, helpful, easy to talk to, organised and always kept us well informed. Unfortunately, my luggage got lost en route and was not reunited with me until the day before we came home. Marija dealt with all of the calls to Croatia Airlines and the airport in Split to try and locate my bag-I did not have to do anything at all. She also made sure I had everything I needed while my luggage was missing, offering me the loan of some of her clothes as well. Marija took us to some wonderful places to eat-she just seemed to know all of the best places to go to. Any group that has Marija as their guide will be extremely lucky indeed.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Previous reviews have mentioned the need for walking boots on the walks-I actually found trail shoes to be completely adequate. I suppose it depends whether you like to have ankle support or not. We did have rain on one day so it is definitely worth packing a light waterproof just in case. There is a reasonable amount of walking and moving around on this trip (thank goodness, considering all of the food we ate!!) so a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is needed.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This really was a wonderful trip, despite having no luggage all week!! The food was excellent, scenery stunning and we had plenty of free time in Dubrovnik to sightsee independently. There was nothing that I didn't like about this trip! For a relaxed week away that only involves a short flight, this was perfect. The only trouble is, it will be difficult to top this trip now!!! Better keep working my way through the brochure anyway....................

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
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 25/06/2020
4/5

Croatia must see - very picturesque

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Most inspirational moment was watching the sunset in Dubrovnik from the top of the cable car Also need to mention the island of Mljet, enjoyed the hike to the fire station - what an incredible view and the swim in the lakes - so peaceful and refreshing.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader Marko was outstanding, always had a smile and very enthusiastic about his country. Helpful in providing options and supportive to those who required additional assistance. The local guides where very knowledgeable during the city tours and provided excellent advice on places to eat.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the advice of the group leader and local guides, they help make the best of your time. Go early to the Old Town's you will have the place almost to yourself Stay longer and do a few other tours on your own
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you for a great trip Exodus I would definitely recommend this travel company to my friends and family!

Reviewed On 25/06/2020
4/5

ADD Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational moment for me as a someone who is not the fittest was completing the epic walk to see the fantastic panoramic views at Mljet National Park and then having a splash in the water after.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader was Dino who was always friendly, approachable and took the responsibility of leading a full group very well. The city tours we had were informative and I appreciated the Dubrovnik tour guide (Anthea?) always looking for places in the shade.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    On this trip the notes were misleading - water is not provided. Start walking especially if your not used to walking especially fast paced, lots of steps, uphill walking in the heat. But the views, ice cream and swim make it worthwhile. Do bring swim wear. If you do walk the walls in Dubrovnik and you want to miss the cruise crowds go after 13.30
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip has an optional day trip to Mostar - please consider this. To anyone who is interested in this holiday I would say as an introduction to Croatia book it!

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