Exploring Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian Coast Walking Tour in Croatia.

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Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia Hiking + Walking Tours

Hike and Island Hop in Croatia

  • A hike along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia showcases the best of this island world.

    Enjoy walking along Greek, Roman, Venetian and French trails while discovering local culture and gastronomy of Dalmatia – one of the most beautiful areas in the Mediterranean!

    Start your hiking tour in the historic Roman emperor’s Palace in Split, walk on the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Pelješac before finishing your Dalmatian coast tour in Dubrovnik - the pearl of the Adriatic!

    Highlights:

    • Split
    • Marjan Park-forest
    • Diocletian’s Palace
    • Brač Island
    • Hvar Town
    • Inland villages of Velo and Malo Grablje
    • Korčula Town and nature park
    • Pelješac peninsula
    • Dubrovnik

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  • SeasonsEarly S. 1S. 2S. 3S. 4Late
    Classic (3 & 4 *) 
    Twin/double $ 2208 £ 1150 $ 1,985 1335 $ 2292 kr 14359 $ 1,510 $ 2497 £ 1301 $ 2,246 1510 $ 2592 kr 16241 $ 1,707 $ 2728 £ 1421 $ 2,454 1650 $ 2832 kr 17747 $ 1,866 $ 2943 £ 1533 $ 2,647 1780 $ 3056 kr 19145 $ 2,013 $ 2803 £ 1460 $ 2,521 1695 $ 2910 kr 18231 $ 1,917 $ 2389 £ 1245 $ 2,149 1445 $ 2481 kr 15542 $ 1,634
    Single suppl. $ 769 £ 400 $ 691 465 $ 798 kr 5001 $ 526 $ 1025 £ 534 $ 922 620 $ 1064 kr 6668 $ 701 $ 1232 £ 642 $ 1,108 745 $ 1279 kr 8013 $ 842 $ 1348 £ 702 $ 1,212 815 $ 1399 kr 8766 $ 922 $ 1158 £ 603 $ 1,041 700 $ 1202 kr 7529 $ 792 $ 880 £ 458 $ 791 532 $ 913 kr 5722 $ 602
    Single suppl. for solo traveler $ 1455 £ 758 $ 1,309 880 $ 1511 kr 9465 $ 995 $ 1711 £ 891 $ 1,539 1035 $ 1777 kr 11132 $ 1,170 $ 1902 £ 990 $ 1,710 1150 $ 1974 kr 12369 $ 1,300 $ 2067 £ 1077 $ 1,859 1250 $ 2146 kr 13444 $ 1,413 $ 1844 £ 960 $ 1,658 1115 $ 1914 kr 11992 $ 1,261 $ 1554 £ 810 $ 1,398 940 $ 1614 kr 10110 $ 1,063
    Premier (4 *) 
    Twin/double $ 2671 £ 1391 $ 2,402 1615 $ 2772 kr 17370 $ 1,826 $ 2977 £ 1550 $ 2,677 1800 $ 3090 kr 19360 $ 2,035 $ 3307 £ 1723 $ 2,974 2000 $ 3433 kr 21511 $ 2,261 $ 3572 £ 1860 $ 3,212 2160 $ 3708 kr 23232 $ 2,442 $ 3464 £ 1804 $ 3,115 2095 $ 3596 kr 22533 $ 2,369 $ 2604 £ 1356 $ 2,342 1575 $ 2704 kr 16940 $ 1,781
    Single suppl. $ 1025 £ 534 $ 922 620 $ 1064 kr 6668 $ 701 $ 1257 £ 655 $ 1,130 760 $ 1305 kr 8174 $ 859 $ 1480 £ 771 $ 1,331 895 $ 1536 kr 9626 $ 1,012 $ 1802 £ 939 $ 1,621 1090 $ 1871 kr 11724 $ 1,233 $ 1678 £ 874 $ 1,509 1015 $ 1742 kr 10917 $ 1,148 $ 1166 £ 607 $ 1,048 705 $ 1210 kr 7583 $ 797
    Single suppl. for solo traveler $ 1711 £ 891 $ 1,539 1035 $ 1777 kr 11132 $ 1,170 $ 1943 £ 1012 $ 1,747 1175 $ 2017 kr 12638 $ 1,329 $ 2166 £ 1128 $ 1,948 1310 $ 2249 kr 14090 $ 1,481 $ 2480 £ 1292 $ 2,231 1500 $ 2575 kr 16133 $ 1,696 $ 2356 £ 1227 $ 2,119 1425 $ 2446 kr 15327 $ 1,611 $ 1852 £ 965 $ 1,666 1120 $ 1923 kr 12046 $ 1,266
    Exclusive (4 & 5 *) 
    Twin/double $ 3646 £ 1899 $ 3,279 2205 $ 3785 kr 23716 $ 2,493 $ 3969 £ 2067 $ 3,569 2400 $ 4120 kr 25813 $ 2,714 $ 4804 £ 2502 $ 4,320 2905 $ 4987 kr 31245 $ 3,285 $ 4870 £ 2536 $ 4,379 2945 $ 5056 kr 31675 $ 3,330 $ 4837 £ 2519 $ 4,350 2925 $ 5021 kr 31460 $ 3,307 $ 3993 £ 2080 $ 3,591 2415 $ 4146 kr 25975 $ 2,731
    Single suppl. $ 1984 £ 1034 $ 1,785 1200 $ 2060 kr 12907 $ 1,357 $ 2290 £ 1193 $ 2,060 1385 $ 2378 kr 14896 $ 1,566 $ 2844 £ 1481 $ 2,558 1720 $ 2953 kr 18500 $ 1,945 $ 2902 £ 1512 $ 2,610 1755 $ 3013 kr 18876 $ 1,984 $ 2836 £ 1477 $ 2,550 1715 $ 2944 kr 18446 $ 1,939 $ 2302 £ 1199 $ 2,070 1392 $ 2390 kr 14972 $ 1,574
    Single suppl. for solo traveler $ 2662 £ 1387 $ 2,394 1610 $ 2764 kr 17316 $ 1,820 $ 2977 £ 1550 $ 2,677 1800 $ 3090 kr 19360 $ 2,035 $ 3522 £ 1834 $ 3,168 2130 $ 3656 kr 22909 $ 2,408 $ 3588 £ 1869 $ 3,227 2170 $ 3725 kr 23340 $ 2,454 $ 3522 £ 1834 $ 3,168 2130 $ 3656 kr 22909 $ 2,408 $ 2985 £ 1555 $ 2,684 1805 $ 3099 kr 19414 $ 2,041


    Early Season: April 1 through April 28
    Season 1: April 29 through May 28
    Season 2: May 29 through June 28
    Season 3: June 29 through August 31
    Season 4: September 1 through September 30
    Late Season: October 1 through October 31

     

    5 % discount offered for groups of 4 or more

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    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Closest international airport to your tour start in Split is Split Airport (SPU) and the closest airport to your tour end in Dubrovnik is Dubrovnik Airport (DBV).

    Local Travel

    From and to the airport in Split and Dubrovnik, you can utilize public transportation (bus) or taxi. The distance is approximately 25 km.

    Climate

    The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, and sunny weather. It is not unusual for summer weather to stretch out into autumn with temperatures in the high teens or even low 20s (Celsius). Average temperatures during summer generally lie in the mid-to-high 20s °C (77-86°F), although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C/high 80s or low 90s °F. You will find the weather in Southern Dalmatia perfect for jumping off your masted vessel into the sea! Please remember to check local conditions before you travel. A good website to explore average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.

    Remarks

    We can adjust accommodation and tour itineraries in accordance with your preferences. Feel free to send us your customized requests!

    TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Tour Dates

2020

Daily departures from April 1 until October 31, 2020

Early Season: April 1 through April 28
Season 2: April 29 through May 28
Season 3: May 29 through June 28
Season 4: June 29 through August 31
Season 5: September 1 through September 30
Late Season: October 1 through October 31
 

Skill Level

This tour includes 6 days of activity with an average hiking/walking distance of 9-15 km per day. The terrain on this tour changes daily - you will experience single-tracks, wide gravel roads, rocky coastal paths, cobblestone streets (in the historical towns) and paved roads (not more than 4 kilometers in total).

Where You’ll Stay

Hotels offered are small, boutique and usually located in the center of the historic towns. There are three levels of accommodations possible. Sample hotel lists are available on request. Please note that final hotel lists are based on availability.

  • Classic: 3 and 4 * accommodation
  • Premiere: 4 * accommodation
  • Exclusive: 4 and 5 * accommodation
  • What’s Included

    • Welcome meeting and orientation briefing
    • 6 nights accommodation with breakfast
    • Roadbook - information package with detailed route notes and maps, historical description, dining suggestions, and other important and useful information
    • Luggage transfers
    • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
    • 24/7 assistance and emergency contact

    What’s Not Included

    • Airport transfers
    • Lunches and dinners
    • Entrance fees to museums or bus tickets (Day 2 and Day 4)
    • Travel Insurance
TourHike & Walk
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length7 days
From1335 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik Map

Day 1: Split, 4 - 9 mi. (7 - 14 km) + exploring the old town
Day 2: Brač Island, 9 or 10 mi. (14 or 16 km)
Day 3: Hvar Island – the lavender road, 7.5 mi. (12 km)
Day 4: Hvar Town and Korcula Island, 2 mi. (3 km)
Day 5: Korčula - Marco Polo’s home & Kočje, 7 - 14 mi. (11 - 23 km)
Day 6: Seaman story of Pelješac and the city of Dubrovnik, 9 km + 4 km Ston walls walk
Day 7: End of tour

Day 1: Split, 4 - 9 mi. (7 - 14 km) + exploring the old town
Welcome to Split, a 1,700-year-old Roman town and vibrant port city. You will meet your representative at some point during the day for a briefing regarding your walking tour along the Dalmatian coast and islands. Please let us know your arrival time do that we can schedule the meeting

The route leads along the beautiful coast graced with bays and lovely beaches, to Marjan Park-forest, a popular recreational destination for citizens of Split. Along the way, you will discover many charming churches and paths with amazing views of Split, the sea, and nearby islands.

Later in the evening, you can meander the streets and discover the old walls and basements of the Diocletian’s Palace, and the numerous cafés and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food!

Elevation gain: 180 m
Duration: 3/5 h + 2 h city walk
Overnight: Split

Day 2: Brač Island, 9 or 10 mi. (14 or 16 km)
You start the day with a boat ride from Split to Brac Island. Once you arrive, you will have the option for either the west side loop which will take you through olive groves, the sleepy village of Sutivan and then back along the coast to the city of Supetar or you can enjoy the easy coastal trail from Lovrečina Bay. Whatever path you choose today, you will enjoy great views of the mainland as you trek the quiet coastal paths, discovering the ancient Greek and Roman ruins and small fishing villages.

One of the trademarks of the island of Brač is the limestone and stone quarries – the White House in Washington D.C. and Diocletian’s Palace in Split are just some of the sites that were built with that stone! All the ancient villages and towns on Brač Island are a testament of this unique stone.

What to do in the late afternoon is up to you. You can either spend your time at one of many beaches surrounding Supetar or discover historical sites and local culture before returning to Split by bus. Cost is not included and is approx. €2 per person.

Elevation gain: 190 or 140 m
Duration: 4.5 or 3 h
Overnight: Split

Day 3: Hvar Island (the lavender road), 7.5 mi. (12 km)
Today you depart for your visit to your second island in Croatia – Island Hvar. It is rated as one of the "top ten most beautiful islands in the world" according to Traveller Magazine! Cultural and historical sites, lavender fields, crystal clear turquoise waters, charming villages and towns are just some of the highlights this island has to offer.

Go for a sightseeing walk along the narrow streets of the town of Stari Grad, literally translated as The Old Town. Founded in the 4th century B.C., it was one of the first Greek colonies in the Adriatic. You can enjoy numerous charming squares, restaurants, and cafés of Stari Grad before setting off to the south coastline of Hvar Island, to the abandoned villages once famous for lavender and rosemary oil production. Along the way you will walk through lavender fields and olive groves and discover charming hidden beaches, before arriving in Hvar Town. 

In the afternoon treat yourself with well-deserved coffee or an aperitif in one of the numerous bars at the Venetian-style piazza of Hvar Town before your evening out on the town.

Elevation loss: 310 m
Duration: 3-4 h
Overnight: Hvar Town

Day 4: Hvar Town and Korcula Island, 2 mi. (3 km)
This morning, after breakfast, you can enjoy a pleasant walk to Fortica Španjola, ascending the stairs through the old part of the city to  the fortress on the hill.  It was built at the beginning of the 16th century (during the Venetian rule) and was reconstructed in 1579.  Apart from its exquisite architecture, you will also enjoy unforgettable panoramic views of the city, its surroundings, and the Pakleni Islands. There is also a museum located in the fortress with a collection of amphorae and other ancient artifacts from the Middle Ages. Entrance fee is not included and is approx. €4 per person. 

If you are interested in some real beach time, you can take a taxi to the Pakleni Islands, a small, but beautiful archipelago located right in front of Hvar town. Here you can enjoy swimming in secluded bays and have a nice lunch overlooking the Adriatic! 

Later in the afternoon, you will depart by boat to Korčula town, where you will spend the next two days.

Elevation gain: 100 m
Duration: 2 h
Overnight: Korčula Town 

Day 5: Korčula - Marco Polo’s home & Kočje, 7 - 14 mi. (11 - 23 km)
Today you will be exploring Korčula Island, considered to be the hometown of Marco Polo, the famous world traveler and the place where his silk road began.
Korčula was once a Greek colony, dating back to the 4th century and known as Korkyra Melaina (Black Korčula) due to its dense forests. Today, the island is famous for the production of the best Croatian white wines - Pošip and Grk. Your peaceful and relaxing hike today will take you through the nature park abundant with wildlife and the unusual but pleasant landscape of the Dalmatian Karst region.  The area contains dolomite rock formations and is very densely wooded. You will follow the ancient Napoleon path through olive groves, small vineyards and beautiful fields of sage, oregano and other healthy herbs. Your hike ends in Pupnat, where you will have the option to enjoy a unique lunch prepared by Farac family. Most of the ingredients they use in the meals are homegrown and local. The cost of this is not included and is approximately €40 per person.

In the afternoon, your return to Korcula by bus or taxi (price not included) and can spend the afternoon in the town of Korcula and explore its cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings and other architectural masterpieces built in Gothic and Renaissance style.

Elevation gain: 360 m
Duration: 2,5/4 h
Overnight: Korčula Town

Day 6: Seaman story of Pelješac and the city of Dubrovnik, 9 km + 4 km Ston walls walk
The morning begins with the short boat ride to the Peljesac Peninsula and the town of Orebić. The town itself was founded in the 15th century as a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik (Ragusa). As it was famous for seaman and its maritime tradition, there are many charming stone houses (villas) of the once-famous sea captains. Your hike starts from Orebić, leading along the southern slopes of Mt. Ilija, passing through secluded vineyards to an old Franciscan monastery where you can enjoy great views of Korčula and Pelješac archipelago. Once you reach the coast, you will walk along the waterfront through Kučište village on your way to Viganj, a famous windsurfing destination. 

Later this afternoon, you will make your way to the mainland by transfer. You will spend some time in Ston, where you will have to chance to discover the second longest city walls in Europe, ancient salt works and the important role this area had in the 14th century for the Republic of Dubrovnik. After free time, you will set off by transfer to the “Pearl of the Adriatic” – the town of Dubrovnik where you will spend the last evening on your tour! 

Elevation gain: 226 m
Duration: 3 h + optional Ston walls walk: 1 km

Day 7: End of tour
Today after breakfast you can go for a walk in the old city town of Dubrovnik, the marble streets and Baroque buildings, and discover the rich history of once very important Republic of Dubrovnik. This walk will conclude your Dalmatian coast adventure and you will be ready to return to your homes enriched by the discovery of one small, but beautiful Mediterranean country! Pomalo!

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