Visit Croatia. Travel from Dubrovnik to Split along the Dalmatian coast. Idyllic beaches, ancient ruins and some serious old-world charm are just some of the highlights of this island-hopping adventure along the Dalmatian coast. Visit a local farm for fresh produce, swim in turquoise waters and wander cobbled streets to uncover hidden treasures. Discover the true heart and soul of Croatia and meet friendly locals along the way.

Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Split, Croatia
Countries
Croatia
Themes
Explorer
Code
ZMSF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
98kg pp per trip

Explore Croatia following the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik to Split.


Highlights

  • Walk the famed city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Dine on traditional treats in Korcula
  • Try travarica - the local tipple
  • Sip a cocktail at a waterside bar in Hvar
  • Explore the impressive palace of Emperor Diocletian

Itinerary

See how Dubrovnik bursts with history, from steep, cobbled streets and stunning architecture to the enveloping city walls. Uncover hidden treasures in the Old Town or perhaps take a boat ride to the island of Lokrum for a spot of swimming, where it is said that Richard the Lionheart was once shipwrecked. If time permits, get a snapshot of Croatian history at one of many museums or take a quiet moment inside an old cathedral. After a day of exploring, walk up Srd Hill for spectacular views of the city and the Dalmatian coastline.
Travel to Korcula by ferry or bus and stay in simple accommodation with generous local hosts. Take in the serene forest landscape dotted with tranquil inlets and character-filled vineyards, and a place where residents show immense pride in their island home. Try traditional delicacies while relaxing in a local restaurant and taste some travarica, a grappa-like drink, before partaking in the island's famous cakes for dessert. In free time, pay a visit to the Marco Polo Tower, go shopping, swimming or just soak up the ambience.
Experience the beauty of Hvar - the queen of the Dalmatian Islands. Wander past wonderfully preserved Renaissance facades and vast fields of lavender and rosemary. Enjoy some quality time on the beach or chill out over a few cocktails in a waterside bar.
Arrive in Split, the soul of Dalmatia and the site of Emperor Diocletian's well-preserved palace. This vibrant, World Heritage-listed town is a mixture of a golden past and present-day delights, and is easily explored on foot. While here, see the original and fantastically preserved basements under the city as well as the Cathedral in Diocletian's Peristyle and Jupiter's Temple.
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Inclusions

Meals
1 dinner
Transport
Bus, Minibus
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights), Hotel (1 night), Private apartment (2 nights)
Included activites
  • City walls walk
  • Dubrovnik Hill walk
  • Guided tour of the ruins of Diocletian's Palace
  • Wine tasting and dinner in Pupnat

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Notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Explore Croatia, May 2014

Explore Croatia, May 2014