Croatia holiday, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

8 day small group holiday taking in UNESCO cultural treats of Dubrovnik and Split, followed by island idylls of Mljet Island National Park and Korcula.
Split Dubrovnik Mljet Island National Park Korcula Ston
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£1499To£1999including UK flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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From £1149 - £1549 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement from £150 - £340.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of Croatia holiday, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

With stunning architecture and arguably some of the best scenery in Europe, the Dalmatian Coast is truly unique. On this Croatia holiday to Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian coast, you’ll spend a week exploring the best of this striking coastal region, which has some of the most beguiling scenery and architecture in Europe.

You’ll start in the UNESCO cities of Split and nearby Trogir, exploring their historic old centres, before moving on to experience life on the island of Korcula, whose medieval walled town is rumoured to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. There’s also time to discover the rest of the island on foot, passing through vineyards, olive groves and picturesque villages.

Then it’s on to Mljet Island, which has national park status and is refreshingly underdeveloped. You’ll walk through forest and villages to reach the summit of Montokuc, for beautiful views over the Dalmatian coast. On Peninsular Peljesac, your next stop, you’ll visit a local winery and explore the walled town of Ston, sampling some fresh seafood along the way.

The final three nights are spent in Dubrovnik, one of the best preserved Renaissance cities in the world. The city’s maze of narrow, cobbled streets features churches, palaces and museums, all safely tucked away behind city walls.

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Price information

£1499To£1999including UK flights
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From £1149 - £1549 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement from £150 - £340.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Dubrovnik
The sun’s glare reflects off white limestone walls and patchwork paving as you stroll down the pedestrianised Placa linking the gates of Pile and Ploc...
Croatia
It is apt that the famous Dalmatian dog comes from Croatia. Both are covered in hundreds of beautiful spots, distinctive and bounding in energy. There...

Holiday information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
Bring water shoes for stony beaches, and plenty of insect repellent.
Trip type:
Small group, max. 16 people. Min. age 16
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
Small 2* and 3* hotels, with the Korcula one by the sea.
Included:
Flights (with option to book your own too), accommodation, breakfasts, guide, transport.
Meals:
Only breakfasts included. Budget £25-35 per day for others.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome for small surcharge.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Croatia holiday, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

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Reviewed on 03 Jul 2018 by

Very varied and enjoyable with a good mix of sightseeing- with excellent guides-and activity. Our local leader was exceptional-very good English, well informed, tolerant(!) and inclusive. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by

Really good. Guide Ivan was very good. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2015 by

Good introduction to Croatia, made all the better, in our case, by an excellent 'tour leader'. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2015 by

Most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? Islands of Mljet (nature park) and island of Korcula. Nice walks, great food and wine. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2015 by

What was the most memorable part of your holiday? Just getting a glimpse of the Croatian coast with its scenery and history! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2013 by

Excellent trip - would recommend it to others. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 May 2013 by

Even better than expected. A lovely area to visit. The most memorable part was walking the walls of Dubrovnik - great views and lots of history. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Activity:
This is a relaxed itinerary, mainly based on sightseeing and exploring the stunning terrain on offer on the Dalmatian coast. Due to this, we have a pretty low impact on the environment and are always aware of our litter disposal and energy consumption anyway. The sightseeing aspect of the tour is actually really beneficial to the country and its several historical and cultural gems. The ancient, heavily walled city of Dubrovnik, for instance, benefits from tourist fees which go towards upkeep of the buildings. We visit the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries, the Stradun and the fortified walls themselves. Not only does this help preserve and celebrate Croatian culture history, but the locals benefit from tourists spending on souvenirs and food.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

People

A Fair Deal:
We work closely with our local operator and ensure that all of our guides are local and that in exchange for their expertise that they are paid and treated fairly. The leaders will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.

Accommodation & Meals:
On this trip you will spend the week in comfortable, locally staffed hotels. We tend to avoid the larger chains and to invest in the smaller businesses, where our money stays local. All breakfasts and one picnic lunch is included. Croatian cuisine has a mixture of Central European, Italian and Balkan influences, producing a mixture of dishes like grilled lamb, pizza, fine seafood, pasta and salads. Your guide is local and will be able to recommend or arrange for you to eat in some unique, community-central restaurants. For example, in Ston, the group can stop to try oysters; or along the Peljesac Peninsula, there are several vineyards where there is the chance to try and buy some wine.

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