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Map of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast including Croatia

Experience the stunning Croatian coast, from Split to Dubrovnik

Amazing beaches and sunshine are the star attractions here, while medieval towns and charming fishing hamlets provide a gorgeous coastal backdrop. Croatia’s Dalmatian coast has it all! The remote and beautiful island of Lastovo and the historical island of Korcula are a particular highlight for many. Finish your trip in Lord Byron’s ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ – Dubrovnik.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Destination
Croatia
Style
Peregrine
Code
PEDC
Physical rating
Trip rating
57 reviews
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Enjoy a guided exploration of Split and its staggering Roman masterpiece: Diocletian's Palace

  • Learn the local trade with an immersive fishing experience on Lastovo Island. Head out with a local fisherman and his crew, helping to bring in the days catch. Enjoy the fishy fruits of your labour with a seafood lunch freshly prepared on board

  • On Korcula Island, your 'feature stay' overlooks a tiny bay and the gorgeous Adriatic

  • Dubrovnik's charms reach far beyond the UNESCO-listed city walls. Cruise to Lokrum Island where a botanical garden, Benedictine monastery and excellent swimming spots await

Is this trip right for you?

  • Please be aware that the Croatian coast is very hilly and mountainous, which means lots & lots of steps are an inherent feature of the landscape. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines. Also, stone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Croatia's topography very demanding.

  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in Croatia (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is sometimes available at an additional charge. Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but two single beds that can be pushed together/apart.

Itinerary

Your trip starts today with your arrival in Split, the second largest city in Croatia, located right on the Adriatic coast. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until the important group meeting in the evening. If you arrive early why not head out and get a first taste of this magnificent city. After the meeting head out for a dinner with the group.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Luxe or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
An arrival transfer from Split Airport is included in the price of this trip. Please advise your travel agent of your flight details at the time of booking. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Meet your leader and group, and have your essential details such as passport number and insurance details ready for collection. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception.
This morning you will embark on a sightseeing tour of Split with a local guide. The city dates back 1,800 years, to the time when the Roman emperor Diocletian built a monumental imperial residence for his retirement. Today this fortified camp is an intriguing warren of narrow cobblestone streets where pre-Romanesque churches exist alongside Gothic chapels and a multitude of museums. You will also visit Diocletian's Palace, which was built in 295 AD and constitutes the heart of the city. Very much a living monument, it is framed by four gates, the most famous of which is the Golden Gate. In front of it stands a statue of the 10th-century bishop Grgur Ninski, who once opposed the pope and introduced the Croatian language into his services. In the afternoon you will visit Kastel Luksic's 16th-century castle and take a ferry to the town of Trogir. Enjoy some free time to explore this quaint seaside town. Visit the cathedral where you can see the famous monument (a 13th-century portal of Dalmatian masonry) before returning to Split in the evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Luxe or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Guided Walk of Split
  • Diocletian's Palace
  • Day trip to Trogir by Ferry
  • Trogir Cathedral
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Enjoy a free morning in gorgeous Split before boarding an afternoon ferry for our ride to Croatia’s most remote island – Lastovo. The 4-hour journey is worth it to reach this secluded slice of paradise. Being so remote the island is still undiscovered by mainstream tourism and it has a unique local flair to it. The whole island is a nature park and as such protected from over-exploitation. This means that the locals didn’t develop the mass tourism infrastructure as seen on other islands and for that reason most of the locals moved away and the island’s population is slowly dying out. However this makes it the last authentic Adriatic Island that preserved the life as it once was in the whole region. We support the locals who have decided to stay there. Transfer to your guesthouse and enjoy an included dinner with your group, looking over the tiny bay.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse Augusta Insula or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today you’ll learn the local trade with an immersive fishing experience – early start included. Rise and shine to head out with a local fisherman and his crew, helping to bring in the days' catch, usually scorpion fish, mackerel, sardine and bream. Enjoy the fishy fruits of your labour with a seafood lunch freshly prepared on board. Make sure you ask the captain any questions you may have. Return to Lastovo and enjoy the rest of the day as you see fit. Perhaps relax on the beach or explore the peace and quiet of the stone waterfront and tiny port of this unique island lost in time.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse Augusta Insula or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Fishing Trip with Local Fisherman with Seafood Lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Bid farewell to Lastovo and transfer back to the port of Ubli, where you will board the mid-morning ferry bound for the island of Korcula (approximately 1.5 hours). Disembark at Vela Luka and transfer to Korcula Town, stopping en route at Blato, a little-known interior town on the island. Enjoy some time to explore a town many tourists never see and enjoy an optional lunch before continuing. Arrive in Korcula Town and get acquainted with this fortified, seaside city on an orientation walk. Enjoy a free evening in this stunning city. Perhaps wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town, taking in the stocky Revelin Tower and impressive defensive walls before stopping for dinner in one of the many restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Marko Polo, Hotel Villa Liburna, Hotel Port 9 or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Visit to the Town of Blato
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Take an early-morning ferry to Dubrovnik (approximately 2.5 hours) where you'll be transferred to your hotel. Once settled in, you will embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of the amazing Stari Grad (Dubrovnik's compact Old Town) with your leader. This walled treasure is often referred to as the 'pearl of the Adriatic' and is surprisingly tiny (400 m by 600 m within its protective walls). It's a lovely city to walk around, as it's been restored to its former glory since the damages of the 1991 conflicts. On your tour you will visit the Franciscan monastery, the Rector's Palace and take a walk along the City Walls. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free for you to walk around at leisure.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Lero or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Guided Walk of Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Card (1 day local transport and entry to sites)
  • Matusko Winery Tour and Tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Travel by boat to the island of Lokrum. It's located off the coast of Dubrovnik's old town. In this quasi 'botanical garden' you'll encounter a collection of exotic Mediterranean plants. Lokrum is also strewn with many golden sandy beaches that are popular with the locals. You will visit the ruins of an old Benedictine monastery and enjoy great views back across to Dubrovnik as well as Napoleon's fortress. Return by boat to Dubrovnik at around lunchtime. At this point the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. In the evening you will enjoy dinner with your group to bid them farewell.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Lero or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Boat Tour to Lokrum Island
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Your trip ends after breakfast this morning. If you're looking to extend your stay, additional accommodation can be arranged when you book this trip (subject to availability). If you'd like to continue travelling, it's easy to take a bus or ferry from Dubrovnik to other Croatian cities and islands, and some international destinations. There are also regular domestic flights to Zagreb where you can link up with international flights.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
If it is all ending too soon you can extend your trip by joining our 'Highlights of the Western Balkans' trip exploring the region further inland, such as Sarajevo and Belgrade. Please speak to your travel agent for more details.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Ferry, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (5 nights), Feature stay on Lastovo Island (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Guided Walk of Split
  • Diocletian's Palace
  • Day trip to Trogir by Ferry
  • Trogir Cathedral
  • Fishing Trip with Local Fisherman with Seafood Lunch
  • Visit to the Town of Blato
  • Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Guided Walk of Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Card (1 day local transport and entry to sites)
  • Matusko Winery Tour and Tasting
  • Boat Tour to Lokrum Island

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Important notes

LEVEL OF FITNESS
This trip can be enjoyed by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

ARRIVAL TRANSFER
An arrival transfer from Split Airport to the start point hotel is included in the price of the trip. Please advise your travel agent of your flight times at the time of booking.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.

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