Croatia Self Guided Walk - ISLAND HOPPING SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK

Tour - 7 Days / 6 Nights

This wonderful walking tour showcases the beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline, island world and its cultural highlights. Start your exploration in ancient Split, a UNESCO World Heritage site with almost 1800 years of history. Discover the island world of Dalmatia for one week stopping at beautiful islands such as Hvar and Korčula. Walk on trails taking in natural beauty, ancient history and cultural wonders. The lesser-known island of Mljet is a jewel of nature just waiting to be discovered. End your week in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, surrounded by its majestic and imposing walls. When not walking, swim in the clear blue Adriatic and dine on fruits of the sea and locally grown produce.
This week-long tour allows you to experience in-depth the best bits of Dalmatia, starting and ending in two UNESCO World Heritage sites: begin in Split and end in the incredible walled city of Dubrovnik.

GRADE / TERRAIN : Easy to moderate walks averaging 4 hours a day which are suitable to most people who have reasonable fitness.

Your Journey

Day 1 SPLIT:

Arrive Split Airport and transfer to your hotel. Allow time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Diocletian Palace in the Old Town.

Day 2 Catamaran to Hvar Island and Hvar Walk (12 km)

Small trails will lead you downhill through olive groves and ancient villiages to Malo Grablje. The island’s first lavender distillery was here and lavender was once the main export product. Continue to Milna village with its sandy beaches and crystal clear sea. End in the spectacular, sea-fringed Old Town of Hvar for overnight.

Day 3 Catamaran to Korcula and Korcula Walk (12 km)

Walk to the town of Korčula, home town of explorer Marco Polo. Lose yourself in its narrow streets dating from the 14thC. In the 15th century Korčula was transformed from a humble settlement into a city due to the rapid growth of stone carving evident in some of the old buildings.

Day 4 Catamaran to Mljet and Mljet Walk (9 / 15 km)

Mljet is referred to as "the green island”. It is one of the eight Croatian National Parks and an absolute gem of the Adriatic. Mljet has two lovely salt lakes that are warm year-round – one, St Mary Island, has a Benedictine Monastery in its centre. These are a delight to walk around or you can hike up to the highest peak in national park area.

Day 5 Catamaran to Dubrovnik and guided Old Town walk

A local guide will take you on a walking tour (2 hours) through the unique Old Town, a beautiful, historic city of lovely red-roofed buildings surrounded by impenetrable walls and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dubrovnik’s Old Town became a World Heritage site in 1979 and its 1,940 metre long city walls are among the most beautiful and best preserved middle-age fortifications in Europe. Walking these walls is a must-do. The Old Town is pedestrian only. Your walking tour includes the Franciscan monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, Rector’s palace and the Cathedral.Free time to take the cable car up to a vantage point above Dubrovnik, visit the museums and soak up the atmosphere.

Day 6 Island of Šipan (14 km)

Boat to Sipan, an island with a rich cultural heritage characterised by Mediterranean vegetation of vineyards, olive trees and pine forests. During the 15th century, many aristocratic Dubrovnik families built summer manors on Sipan and you discover along the way old churches and summer palaces, hidden in beautiful pine forest and secret bays. Return to Dubrovnik by boat.

Day 7 Departure from Dubrovnik:

A transfer is provided to the airport after breakfast or you can extended your stay for extra sightseeing.

Day 8 Dubrovnik: Optional Day tour to Montenegro

Just an hour's drive from Dubrovnik is the remarkable little country of Montenegro. This full day tour showcases the highlights visiting Budva, one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic and a former Greek colony; the fjord of Kotor with the stunning island home to Our Lady of the Rocks in Perast; then reach the UNESCO World Heritage medieval walled city of Kotor with it's imposing castle above.

Terrain

Cultural adventure/easy to moderate walking.

Meals

Breakfast daily

Price 2022

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

13 May - 19 June : Share Twin/Double €1230 Single sup €350; Premium hotels €1530, Single sup €850

20 June - 19 September: Share Twin/Double €1290 Single sup €410; Premium hotels €1690, Single sup €960

20 September - 20 October: Share Twin/Double €1230 Single sup €350; Premium hotels €1440, Single sup €760

Montenegro extension - please enquire

Schedule 2022

Start any day 13 May - 20 October

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