Stunning Croatian islands and the historic cities of Split, Trogir and
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.
* Visit the UNESCO cities of Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik
* Enjoy a catamaran ride to Mljet National Park
* Sample wines produced on the island of Korcula the PeljesacPeninsula
Day 1 Fly to Split; transfer to Trogir, overnight in the centre of the old walled
Fly to Split. 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
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.
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. 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.
Travel by boat to Mljet Island; walk to the peak of Montokuc for panoramic
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 (256m) which
offers panoramic views of the beautiful Dalmatian Coast and to enjoy picnic
lunch on the island, 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.
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 agrotourismand enjoy a local olive and
produce tasting just next to the old town of Ston. In Stonwe 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.
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).
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. Dont 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.
Day 8 Transfer to Dubrovnik airport; fly to London.
Bus transfer to Dubrovnik airport. Fly to London.