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 $ 2475 £ 1234 $ 2,112 1335 $ 2518 kr 14962 $ 1,504 $ 2799 £ 1395 $ 2,389 1510 $ 2848 kr 16924 $ 1,702 $ 3059 £ 1525 $ 2,611 1650 $ 3112 kr 18493 $ 1,859 $ 3300 £ 1645 $ 2,817 1780 $ 3357 kr 19950 $ 2,006 $ 3142 £ 1566 $ 2,682 1695 $ 3196 kr 18997 $ 1,910 $ 2679 £ 1335 $ 2,286 1445 $ 2725 kr 16195 $ 1,628
    Single suppl. $ 862 £ 430 $ 736 465 $ 877 kr 5212 $ 524 $ 1149 £ 573 $ 981 620 $ 1169 kr 6949 $ 699 $ 1381 £ 689 $ 1,179 745 $ 1405 kr 8350 $ 840 $ 1511 £ 753 $ 1,290 815 $ 1537 kr 9134 $ 918 $ 1298 £ 647 $ 1,108 700 $ 1320 kr 7845 $ 789 $ 986 £ 492 $ 842 532 $ 1003 kr 5962 $ 599
    Single suppl. for solo traveler $ 1631 £ 813 $ 1,392 880 $ 1660 kr 9863 $ 992 $ 1919 £ 957 $ 1,638 1035 $ 1952 kr 11600 $ 1,166 $ 2132 £ 1063 $ 1,820 1150 $ 2169 kr 12889 $ 1,296 $ 2317 £ 1155 $ 1,978 1250 $ 2357 kr 14010 $ 1,409 $ 2067 £ 1030 $ 1,764 1115 $ 2103 kr 12497 $ 1,256 $ 1743 £ 869 $ 1,487 940 $ 1773 kr 10535 $ 1,059
    Premier (4 *) 
    Twin/double $ 2994 £ 1493 $ 2,555 1615 $ 3046 kr 18100 $ 1,820 $ 3337 £ 1664 $ 2,848 1800 $ 3394 kr 20174 $ 2,028 $ 3708 £ 1848 $ 3,165 2000 $ 3772 kr 22415 $ 2,254 $ 4005 £ 1996 $ 3,418 2160 $ 4073 kr 24209 $ 2,434 $ 3884 £ 1936 $ 3,315 2095 $ 3951 kr 23480 $ 2,361 $ 2920 £ 1456 $ 2,492 1575 $ 2970 kr 17652 $ 1,775
    Single suppl. $ 1149 £ 573 $ 981 620 $ 1169 kr 6949 $ 699 $ 1409 £ 702 $ 1,203 760 $ 1433 kr 8518 $ 856 $ 1659 £ 827 $ 1,416 895 $ 1688 kr 10031 $ 1,009 $ 2021 £ 1007 $ 1,725 1090 $ 2056 kr 12216 $ 1,228 $ 1882 £ 938 $ 1,606 1015 $ 1914 kr 11376 $ 1,144 $ 1307 £ 652 $ 1,116 705 $ 1330 kr 7901 $ 794
    Single suppl. for solo traveler $ 1919 £ 957 $ 1,638 1035 $ 1952 kr 11600 $ 1,166 $ 2178 £ 1086 $ 1,859 1175 $ 2216 kr 13169 $ 1,324 $ 2429 £ 1211 $ 2,073 1310 $ 2470 kr 14682 $ 1,476 $ 2781 £ 1386 $ 2,373 1500 $ 2829 kr 16812 $ 1,690 $ 2642 £ 1317 $ 2,255 1425 $ 2687 kr 15971 $ 1,606 $ 2076 £ 1035 $ 1,772 1120 $ 2112 kr 12553 $ 1,262
    Exclusive (4 & 5 *) 
    Twin/double $ 4088 £ 2038 $ 3,489 2205 $ 4158 kr 24713 $ 2,485 $ 4450 £ 2218 $ 3,798 2400 $ 4526 kr 26898 $ 2,704 $ 5386 £ 2685 $ 4,597 2905 $ 5478 kr 32558 $ 3,274 $ 5460 £ 2722 $ 4,660 2945 $ 5554 kr 33007 $ 3,319 $ 5423 £ 2703 $ 4,628 2925 $ 5516 kr 32782 $ 3,296 $ 4477 £ 2232 $ 3,821 2415 $ 4554 kr 27067 $ 2,721
    Single suppl. $ 2225 £ 1109 $ 1,899 1200 $ 2263 kr 13449 $ 1,352 $ 2568 £ 1280 $ 2,191 1385 $ 2612 kr 15523 $ 1,561 $ 3189 £ 1590 $ 2,722 1720 $ 3244 kr 19277 $ 1,938 $ 3254 £ 1622 $ 2,777 1755 $ 3310 kr 19669 $ 1,978 $ 3180 £ 1585 $ 2,714 1715 $ 3234 kr 19221 $ 1,933 $ 2581 £ 1286 $ 2,203 1392 $ 2625 kr 15601 $ 1,569
    Single suppl. for solo traveler $ 2985 £ 1488 $ 2,548 1610 $ 3036 kr 18044 $ 1,814 $ 3337 £ 1664 $ 2,848 1800 $ 3394 kr 20174 $ 2,028 $ 3949 £ 1968 $ 3,370 2130 $ 4017 kr 23872 $ 2,400 $ 4023 £ 2005 $ 3,434 2170 $ 4092 kr 24321 $ 2,445 $ 3949 £ 1968 $ 3,370 2130 $ 4017 kr 23872 $ 2,400 $ 3346 £ 1668 $ 2,856 1805 $ 3404 kr 20230 $ 2,034


    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

    extra options

    Extra night pricing on request!

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

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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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