UNESCO cities of Dubrovnik, Split & Trogir
Taste the oysters of Ston bay and the wine of Peljesac region
Swim in the salty lakes of NP Mljet
A true delight for anyone who wishes to enjoy Mediterranean culture, history and tradition, mixed with tasty local food and wine! On our program we will visit 3 UNESCO cities, each of which offering stunning examples of Medterranean stone architecture and style, lively southern people’s spirit and a history over a thousand years long. We will also enjoy staying on Korcula island and town, the birhtplace of famous Marco Polo and the last outpost of the medieval Republic of Venice. You will also get a chance to take upon 2 easy walks in beautiful scenery of Konavle coastal area and NP Mljet.
We will round it all up with some tastings of good home made local products and wine, in order to get a thorough experience of Dalmatia.
Itinerary / 8 days
Arrival to Dubrovnik and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Note: in case of earlier arrival, possibility of enjoying a stroll in Dubrovnik by night.
Full day visit of the „Adriatic Gem“ – the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Enjoy visiting the numerous palaces, monasteries, cathedrals and lively squares of this UNESCO world heritage town. Treat yourself with a visit of the famous Dubrovnik remparts. For those interested in trying out something extra, take a funicular to the hill Srdj, above the Old Town, from where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset with a view to the red-tiled roofs of the Old Town Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Today it is time to meet Konavle – a small and culturally very rich region at Croatia’s extreme south, where the vineyards and olive growths are embraced by the sea in the south and mountains in the north. Our walk takes us by the coastal path from the old village of Cilipi to Cavtat town, an intimate little coastal town, dating from the time of the Greeks. Possibility to tasting local wine and producst. In the afternoon, return to Dubrovnik. Overnight.
Today we leave Dubrovnik and head for Korcula island. On the way, we will make a stop in the town of Ston – a town known for a huge defensive wall built on the hill above it, making it the Croatia’s China wall – a 5,5 km stretch of foritfied walls. It is possible to visit only a smaller part of the walls and just enjoy the view to Peljesac peninsula and the salt-pans of Ston. Ston is also famous for the oyster farms situated in Ston bay, being one of the cleanest and most tasty oyster farms in Europe. We will taste some of the Mediteranean delicacies and continue to Korcula island. Ferry to Korcula and overnight in a hotel in Korcula town.
Day is dedicated to exploring the Old Korcula town, the birhtplace of the famous explorer and writer Marco Polo. This medieval beauty will amaze you with its stone cobbled streets, stone arches, towers and terraces, creating a unique and intimate atmosphere that takes you centuries in the past, in the time of Venetians and the Republic of Dubrovnik. End the discovery with a coffe on the north side terraces, with a beautiful view on the highest peaks of Peljesac peninsula on the other side of the Peljesac channel. Overnight in Korcula.
Boat excursion to the island of Mljet – the green oasis of South Dalmatia. We visit the national park, a protected area where we can:
In the afternoon, return to Korcula.
An early morning catamaran takes us directly to the Old Town of Split. Once upon a time, a palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, today is the heart & soul of Split town, not only with the stunning monuments of the Roman and Venetian history, but also with its lively Mediteranean spirit of the people inhabiting the old Town. Do not miss having a coffe on the town’s „riva“ – a coastal promenade underneath the south wall, where all „the gossip“ and town’s social life takes place. In the afternoon, transfer to Trogir, accommodation in the hotel. Late afternoon and evening free to discover the charm and excitement of another UNESCO world heritage town, taking us back again to the times of Greeks (who founded the city), Romans and Venetians. Overnight in Trogir.
Transfer to Split airport and departure.
3 nights in a private family guesthouse, just minutes away from the Old Town of Dubrovnik
3 nights in a family pension in Korcula
1 night in a 3* family hotel in Trogir
All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Eating & drinking
All breakfasts are included throughout. Croatian cuisine is a mixture of fine seafood, grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads, with influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans.
Vaccinations and Visa
Visas are not required by the following nationalities: British and other EU countries, Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada. Other nationalities should check with the relevant authorities. There are no specific health risks.
This program is all about enjoying the Mediterranean!
Durign the trip you will mainly discover the beauties of the coastal towns’ architecture, history, everyday life, etc.
The progrma involves 2 very light walks – one in Konavle area and one in NP Mljet.
Sturdy hiking shoes are not neccesary, but we recommend comfortable sporty shoes, which will make the sigthseeings and walks more pleasant.
If you have any queries about the difficulty of the trip please do not hesitate to call us.
Most of our guide crew started their tourleading in Dubrovnik region. After years of leading groups on hiking, cycling and discovery tours, we are proud to say that we have a whole team of experts for Dubrovnik and south Dalmatia. Find out more about your guide here.
Weather & seasonality
Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are notoriously free from rain. We generally travel off-season, so you should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures can be high, particularly on the July departures and can reach the mid to high 30s (degC).