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  • Holiday code
    W07DC
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $2240per person, tour only
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All buffet breakfasts and 2 evening meals included
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Walking transfers by car/minibus or ferry/catamaran
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes, island exploring
      from 9 reviews

Croatia

Dalmatian Coast Island Hopping

  • Island hop between the Dalmatian Islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites in Dubrovnik and Trogir
  • Dubrovnik, 'Pearl of the Adriatic': medieval ramparts, Renaissance churches, Doge's Palace
  • Discover a varied landscape; stunning coastal paths, pretty villages, small ports, vineyards and olive groves

This walking holiday combines Croatia's rich cultural heritage and its amazing natural beauty; a stunning coastline of isolated beaches, unspoilt islands, tourist-free villages and historic sites is perfect for exploring on foot whilst island-hopping between the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. You'll also enjoy plenty of swimming opportunities throughout the week.

You 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. You then island hop along the Dalmatian Coast. First stop is Brac where you can enjoy views from the highest point in the Adriatic islands; next stop Hvar, the sunniest place in the country and where you will discover abandoned ancient hamlets, vineyards and lavender fields. On Korcula you'll discover the agricultural side of the island, along with the historic old town and a Nature Park. The National Park (entrance included) on Mljet is the oldest marine protected area in the Mediterranean. 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 4 star hotel in Trogir looks over onto the old town, our 3 star hotel in Hvar is situated in a secluded pine grove and in Dubrovnik, we stay in a 3 star hotel on the Lapad peninsula.



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Walking information

This holiday follows a variety of trails, along coastal paths, through agricultural land and through woodland. Trails can be rocky in places.




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Day 1: Arrive in Trogir

Arrive at your hotel in Trogir, enjoy a wander and dinner in the old town.
You stay at Hotel Villa Sikaa

Day 2: Vidova Gora and Brac Island 12km/7.5mi

Transfer to Split for a morning ferry to Brac where you reach the highest peak of the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora (780m) and enjoy spectacular views. Head to Bol for a swim or to visit the town before taking the catamaran ferry to Hvar.
You stay at Hotel Pharos (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 3: At Hvar

Enjoy a rest day on Hvar, head to the beach, explore Hvar town or opt for a half day boat trip (extra cost) to the Pakleni Islands.
You stay at Hotel Pharos (Breakfast included)

Day 4: Western Hvar 11km/7mi

Today's walk is from Velo Grablje village to Hvar town. First stop is the small, almost forgotten village of Malo Grablje, set in the hills. Descend to the coastal village of Milna and pause for a swim before following a coast path back to Hvar town. You'll then take the catamaran to Korcula island where you spend the next 3 nights.
You stay at Hotel Marco Polo (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 5: Korcula Island 11km/7mi

A transfer takes you to Pupnat, the smallest, and one of the oldest villages of the island. Follow the path of Marmont, a Napoleon general who modernized Dalmatia. Walk through fields and olive groves to Kocje Nature Park, a protected area with a narrow canyon and interesting rock formations. Descend to Korcula town.
You stay at Hotel Marco Polo (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Mljet National Park 9km/5.5mi

Take the catamaran to Mljet where you can explore the National Park and discover the salt lakes of Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is a small island with a 12th century Benedictine monastery which can be reached by boat. After heading to the top of the island for panoramic views return by catamaran to Korcula.
You stay at Hotel Marco Polo (Breakfast included)

Day 7: Dubrovnik

A morning transfer by catamaran to Dubrovnik allowing a free afternoon to explore the marbled streets and stairways of the Old Town to discover churches, palaces and museums. Walk the walls (payable locally) to enjoy fantastic views to the old town and along the coast.
You stay at Hotel Perla (Breakfast included)

Day 8: Leave Dubrovnik


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Vila Sikaa, Trogir

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Hotel Vila Sikaa is a small family run hotel located in a waterfront building which is over 300 years old with a stunning view to the historical nucleus of the old town of Trogir.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Pharos, Hvar

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Situated in a secluded pine grove the Hotel Pharos Hvar offers brightly furnished rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and bar area.


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Hotel Marco Polo, Korcula

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Hotel Marco Polo has a splendid location right above the beaches and just a 5-minute walk from the old town of Korčula. Rooms have a view of either the garden or the sea. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar and wellness centre.


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Perla, Dubrovnik

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Hotel Perla is located in Lapad Bay, only 3km and an easy bus ride from the historical centre of the City of Dubrovnik and just 100m away from a sandy beach.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

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Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Timothy Wilyman, 30/09/2023


Timothy Billington, 02/09/2023


SAUNDERS, 10/06/2023

Croatia is a beautiful country. We had great walks, lovely scenery and good hotels. At the briefing we felt a bit overwhelmed with the amount of info re transfers, taxis and ferries but all worked well and all the tickets , bookings etc are well presented in a folder so we didn't loose anything! Day 3 - St Antonie - route on Jelsa - the bus drops you just outside of town rather than in the town centre so keep an eye out and check with the driver if you're at Jesla - we missed the stop but the driver very kindly took us back! Walking to the Tor at the beginning of the walk is more like a 3 booter and involves quiet a bit of scrambling. Once at the top though the rest of the walk is easier. We shared a cab back to Hvar with other walkers on the trip later in the day so as not to have to clock watch/ rush for the last bus back in the early afternoon. Overall a fab trip with varied and interesting walks.


BOON, 03/06/2023

The walks were challenging enough to get a sense of achievement without feeling overstretched. The GPS navigation made it almost impossible to go wrong and was a source of comfort, as was having Azra answering very quickly when I had to phone her with a question.

The accommodation and instructions were spot on, which led to me having a more relaxing week than when I have organised my own trips.

Self guided suited us as we’re used to ‘doing our own thing’ but this tour gave us our own space (with everyone having different walking paces) but provided the benefit of having other similarly minded people to share our trials and tribulations with at the end of each day - if you wanted to.

I would definitely recommend Headwater/Exodus to anybody wanting a self guided walking tour.


RECHERT, 03/06/2023

This holiday was beautiful! It was so well organised. Island hopping is very different to the other Headwater holiday's we have done and be aware of the extra mileage of ferry hopping on top of the walks. The hotels were well placed and their hosts were amazing! Mljet was stunning and the walk to the top is so worth it!!! Hvar was beautiful but the Jelsa bus walk was very tight on time. Adding an extra day in Split was fantastic and he Croatian people were so friendly and kind. Overall we enjoyed every second and i would thoroughly recommend it!


CERNY, 20/05/2023

We visited Croatia May 20-28th 2023 and were very glad that we were not there in high season when apparently most of the islands we visited would be heaving with tourists. The weather was perfect and on many of our walks we met very few people, if any. Island hopping is an ideal way to enjoy the amazing scenery. One word of advice, make sure that you keep all your paperwork safe. It can be quite confusing at first to receive so many vouchers, which are essential for ferries and pickups. Having said that, everything worked seamlessly, apart from the time we nearly ended up in Dubrovnik, not realising we had docked in Mlijet! Take poles- nearly all walks are downhill on stony ground. I struggled a bit with the walk on Day 2 and opted to skip Day 3 walk due to the tight schedule. Otherwise all the walks were manageable and definitely worth it for the spectacular scenery. We found Croatia to be a little more expensive than anticipated. However, we would thoroughly recommend this holiday.


Mr Kilburn, 06/05/2023

We travelled with our son who has special needs and we had a great time. The itinerary, organisation and choice of hotels and food was really good and the small number of special requirements we had were met really well. Croatia is a beautiful country and we had the best mix of activity and relaxation and met some lovely fellow travellers too.


Mr Corn, 17/04/2023

Great holiday especially out of season! Would be very busy in peak season and loved having walks and beaches to myself, not having to book restaurants and everywhere so green and lush! Great walks and plenty of time to explore the towns.


Mrs Brown, 15/04/2023

Wonderful mixture of walking and culture - really beautiful, walks not too strenuous and so give plenty of time for sitting down and reading a book etc as well.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All buffet breakfasts and 2 evening meals included

Briefing at the start of your holiday

Headwater navigation app for your smartphone

Walking transfers by car/minibus or ferry/catamaran

Mljet National Park entrance fee


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Solo travellers
Please call for details and prices

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed by Headwater rep.

Departures
Saturdays from 13th Apr 2024 to 12th Oct 2024, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All buffet breakfasts and 2 evening meals included

Other details
Given the island hopping nature of this trip, you are responsible for your own luggage when using the ferry/catamaran services. Transportation of luggage to and from the hotels and the ports is usually provided, if it is not this will be made clear to you during your briefing.
For extra nights in Split pre-tour, these will be taken after the 1st night in Trogir

Tailor-made travel

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How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.

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