Where to Travel 2019
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From the old villages of Konavle to the ancient Game of Thrones city of Dubrovnik and the national park of Mljet Island, you won’t be walking long before you begin to realise the true beauty of this must-see country.
Follow the golden coast and island hop as you go, taking as much or as little time as you need. Gaze at the historical sites in Croatia’s ancient towns and cities, and if you start to feel a little warm, simply take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic and indulge in lunch, fresh from the sea.
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Day 1 | Arrive Dubrovnik
Arrive at Dubrovnik and transfer to Konavle which is the southernmost part of the region of Dubrovnik. Its natural beauty takes you from charming villages to lush green vineyards, finishing with dramatic cliffs that stretch high above the sea. You will be transferred down to the beautiful coastal town of Gruda where you will stay the night.
Konavle | Distance 11 miles (18 km) - 6 hours
Today you will take a self-guided walking tour of the villages and countryside of Konavle. Take your time, exploring the stunning hills and head across the valley, through green forests and more vineyards to the beautiful River Ljuta with its old water mills. Make sure you stop off at a locally owned restaurant to have your first taste of stunning Croatian cuisine!
After you’ve finished, you will be transferred back to Gruda for your second and final night in this pretty coastal town.
Day 3 | Dubrovnik
Today, you venture north east to Dubrovnik. Recently, this stunning city has shot to fame as ‘King’s Landing’ in the popular television programme Game of Thrones and it’s no wonder why. This historic city of charming red-roofed buildings is surrounded by impenetrable defensive walls, which have helped keep it protected for hundreds of years. Dubrovnik sits proudly on the turquoise Adriatic with its old town was given UNESCO status in 1979. Here, you will have a chance to explore the winding streets with the help of an informed local guide. You can also tag on a half day trip on the Island of Lokrum and its splendid botanical garden.
Island of Šipan | Distance 4 miles (7 km) - 2 hours
After your day in Dubrovnik you will be transferred to the stunning island of Šipan which is the largest of the famous Elafiti Islands. Šipan is characterized by a truly Mediterranean landscape of olive trees and vineyards – a perfect landscape for a day’s walking. Šipan itself used to be a residential part of Dubrovnik, so you will find many interesting sights along your way: old churches and summer palaces not to mention beautiful pine forests and hidden bays. You will start at the small village of Sudjuradj and walk across to finish in Luka Šipanska. Both have diverse histories and fantastic amounts of character dominated by tales of fisherman. Upon arrival in port of Luka you can have lunch in an excellent local tavern. Come late afternoon you will return to the port of Sudjradj where a boat departs back to Dubrovnik.
The island of Mljet | Distance 9 miles (15 km) - 4 hours
Mljet, is often called "the green island” because of its lush vegetation and is one of eight Croatian National Parks. As with Šipan, there is a range of beautiful Mediterranean plant life and is surrounded by clear colbalt seas. You will explore numerous secret bays, beaches and cliffs... but also two lovely salt lakes - warm even in the winter months. Your day starts with a bus transfer to the port of Dubrovnik, where you will take a boat to Polace on Mljet. Walking begins in the remains of an ancient Roman palace, dating back from the 2nd century. You then continue through the beautiful national park and around the iconic salt lakes, where you can take a dip if the moment takes you. When the day comes to an end, head back to the village of Polace where you can enjoy a beautifully prepared dinner at a local restaurant.
The island of Mljet | Distance 5 miles (9 km) - 3 hours
Wake up in Polace to a lovely fresh breakfast, then head out to your second, self-guided day on Mljet. Head back to the salt lakes where you can lounge on the shore, enjoying fayre from the local eateries. Or explore more of the beautiful green national park. We recommend that you walk up to the highest peak on the hill Montokuc where you can look over the stunning blue waters of the Adriatic and over to the red roofs of Dubrovnik.
Day 7 | Dubrovnik
On the last full day you will be transferred back to Dubrovnik. Use this as an opportunity to again sample the beauty of the ancient walled city and you will have a free day to explore the area unguided. Aimlessly wonder down the marbled streets, trace the history of Dubrovnik in the many museums or perhaps take a dip in the Adriatic Sea. At the end of the day, unwind in your hotel or have a relaxing meal and sample the local cuisine.
You can say ‘Doviđenja’ to the beautiful Adriatic Coast before we transfer you back to the airport.
Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.
This traditional stone guesthouse is located in a beautiful vineyard and close to Pendza Beach, and offers simply furnished apartment style rooms with air conditioning and Wi-fi. Enjoy a friendly welcome and tasting wine straight from the vineyard!
Located in a quiet bay and surrounded by pine woods, providing views over the nearby sea. The quiet and charming rooms offer a relaxed stay and the owners also offer locally cooked specialities including fresh fish.
Package Prices 2019 (Flights and Transfers included)
Departure Dates 2019
|1st April - 28th May||7||£1055|
|29th May - 27th June||7||£1095|
|28th June - 28th August||7||£1155|
|29th August - 27th September||7||£1095|
|28th September - 31st October||7||£1055|
Tour Only Prices 2019
Departure Dates 2019
|1st April - 28th May||7||£815|
|29th May - 27th June||7||£855|
|28th June - 28th August||7||£915|
|29th August - 27th September||7||£855|
|28th September - 31st October||7||£815|
Start your holiday on any day of the week.
Please contact one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750 for child prices.
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