Croatia

Delights of the Dalmatian Coast Walk

Trip code: W07CR

Guided group walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 1
Leisurely

SUMMARY

  • 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

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts, 3 evening meals and 3 picnic lunches included
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • City guide in Dubrovnik
  • All excursions, tourist taxes and ferries
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle

TRIP DESCRIPTION

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. We start in 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. 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. And finally 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.

We're extremely pleased with our choice of hotels too. Our 3 star hotel in Trogir is in the old town and on Brac, our 2 star hotel in Bol is a pretty honey-coloured stone mansion, which lies on the harbour front, with all rooms affording sea views. In Dubrovnik, we stay in a 4 star hotel on the Lapad peninsula. Some evening meals and some lunches are taken in local restaurants where we'll savour the excellent regional cuisine.

Terrain

This holiday follows easy coastal trails through pine forests and hidden coves. Inland we walk on even, stony mule tracks. Walking boots are essential. In order that you see as much of this varied region as possible,

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Trogir

Arrive at your hotel in Trogir Old Town, dinner is included.

You stay at Hotel Tragos.

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Hotel Tragos, Trogir

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Situated in the heart of Trogir's historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hotel Tragos is set in an 18th century Baroque Palace. Rooms are stylish and contemporary, blended with tradition and history.

Day 2: Krka National Park 8km/5mi

Drive to Krka National Park (1hr 15) to observe a myriad of lakes and waterfalls. After a picnic, we explore the ponds bright with yellow water lilies below the mighty Skradinski waterfall. We then head back to Trogir to explore the old town.

Day 3: Split and Bol (Brac Island) 12km/7.5mi

Transfer to Split with free time to explore the Diocletian's Palace and Romanesque cathedral before taking the ferry to Brac Island. At Skrip, the oldest village on the island, we visit a folk museum and enjoy olive tasting. Then transfer towards Podgazul to start the walk towards the highest peak of the Adriatic coast, Vidova Gora (778m).

Day 4: Blaca Monastery 5km/3mi

Visit Blaca Monastery where we'll learn how monks once exported 70,000 litres of wine a year to Venice. Enjoy a swim on Bol's beach before a traditional Peka dinner at a family restaurant.

You stay at Hotel Kastil.

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Hotel Kastil, Bol, Island of Brac

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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.

Day 5: Dubrovnik via Ston

Leaving Brac Island, transfer by ferry to Makarska and continue to Ston, with the possibility of visiting the walls of Ston. Stop for a local product tasting and continue towards Dubrovnik where we spend the final three nights.

Day 6: Lopud Island 8km/5mi

Transfer to Dubrovnik port for the local boat transfer to Lopud, one of the Elaphiti Islands. We'll explore the islands quiet bays, green fields and remains of old churches. We return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

You stay at Hotel Lapad.

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Hotel Lapad, Dubrovnik

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Hotel Lapad has a long and rich history that preserves traditional memories of an ancient time Dubrovnik. Located in a quiet area of the city, the hotel is one of the oldest hotels with beautiful view over Gruz Harbour. Rooms are tastefully modernised and comfortable.

Day 7: Guided tour of Dubrovnik

Take the bus (pay locally) to the old town where a guided tour is included in the morning. In the afternoon free time to walk the city walls, a visit to Lokrum island or head to Srd Hill for fabulous views over Dubrovnik. We enjoy a farewell dinner in the Old Town.

Day 8: Leave Dubrovnik

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14 Feb 2024

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1 Jan 1970


Guided group walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 1
Leisurely

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