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One Week Walking Holiday of Dubrovnik's Islands Including Mljet National Park and Lopud Island

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Dubrovnik is situated in the very south of the Republic of Croatia. The fortress town was founded in the first half of the 7th century and now holds a spot on the list of UNESCO World Hertiage sites. Lopud belongs to the Elaphiti islands archipelago - 13 green islands covered by pine forests, free of traffic, with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, and under an hours sailing from Dubrovnik. Price from €620pp

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Highlights

  • Explore Dubrovnik’s islands with walking tours and transfers between included in the package
  • Option of extra trip to Cavtat and Lokrum with its many natural and ancient man-made sites.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stay in traditional Dalmation houses near the coast.

Included

  • Accommodation in 2* Zaton Bay & Lopud Island guest houses
  • Half board basis
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transfer between islands
  • Mljet Island National Park Entrance fee
  • Skilled English speaking guide and assistance
  • Local taxes and permits
  • Insurance

Excluded

  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Everything not specified above

Itinerary

1. Arrival in Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer to Zaton, a charming and picturesque 2 km long bay, only 8 km from Dubrovnik. All three villages – Zaton Mali, Zaton Veliki and Stikovica have cozy waterfront restaurants where one can savour Croatian and Dalmatian specialities. Zaton will be our base for the first three nights of the holiday. Enjoy the first dinner and get to know other group members.

Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meals: D

2. Hiking in Mljet Island National Park

In the morning we take a boat from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island National Park. The northern part of the island is covered with a dense, green forest. The Park has two beautiful salt water lakes, one with a 14th century monastery on a tiny island. We will explore the Park on foot, enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the lakes and take the short boat ride to St Mary’s Island and monastery. We enjoy the afternoon cruising back to Dubrovnik and return to Zaton for a quiet sunset and dinner.

Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meals: B,D; Walking: 3-4 hours, easy/moderate; Ferry: 1h 30min each way

3. Visit Dubrovnik and Hiking to Mount Srdj

Visit Dubrovnik, the most beautiful of all Mediterranean towns. Ice cream or coffee taste best in open air bistros along Stradun, Old Town’s main street and promenade. Hike to Srdj, the mountain protecting Dubrovnik from the north, offering a great view of the area. Take an optional trip to the nearby Lokrum Island and enjoy its botanical garden and olive groves, or take the walking tour of Dubrovnik’s famous city walls. In the afternoon we will catch the ferry to Sipan Island.

Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D; Walking: 3 hours, moderate; Drive: 15 min; Ferry: 1h.

4. Sipan Island Walking

This day is dedicated to the largest of the Elaphiti Islands – Sipan. Colourful villages of Sudurad and Luka Sipanska and the fields between them have preserved the real country lifestyle, chapels, monasteries, palaces and summer houses of ancient Dubrovnik aristocracy. This island is unbelievably rich in cultural heritage, tales from the past and well preserved monuments that witnessed its turbulent history. We will explore them by walking and there will be plenty of time to relax on beaches or in cafes.

Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D; Walking: 3- 4 hours, easy/moderate.

5. Optional Trip or Beach Day

This is the last day of your holiday if you booked the 5-day option. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

The rest of the group is free to do whatever you enjoy the most: sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, walking or sea kayaking; or take an optional trip (your guide will be happy to share the possibilities with you).

Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D.

6. Kolocep Island Walking

We take the local ferry in the morning and visit Kolocep Island, extremely interesting for its dramatic scenery with rocky beaches, high cliffs and colourful reefs. Walk through Gornje Celo and Donje Celo, well preserved romantic Mediterranean villages, and along high cliffs. Many remnants of old architecture have been preserved, and are dispersed throughout the island (an old pre-Romantic chapel, ruins of the basilica, summer homes, Napoelon’s fort and more). A pleasant noon siesta will take place in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere of Gornje Celo turquoise bay, near one of the best fish restaurants in the area.

Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, L; Walking: 3.5 hours easy/moderate; Ferry: 35 min each way.

7. Lopud Island Walking

Lopud is an island with lots of sunshine, sandy beaches and palm trees, free of traffic. The only town on the island has no more than a couple of hundred permanent residents, old houses of beautiful architecture and abundance of flowers everywhere, which contribute to an easy going lifestyle. The sandy beach of Sunj Bay on Lopud’s southern side is the most popular beach of the Dubrovnik area. However this island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points. In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island’s safety. Today it offers stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.

Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D; Walking: 4 hours; Ferry: 20 min each way.

8. Departure – Dubrovnik airport

Depart from Dubrovnik for the airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Meals: B
This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Restrictions

Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups on request. Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s) Minimum number of participants: 4 people required per departure date. As you are booking for 2 travellers, you will join others who are booked on to this package for the same dates. If you want a quote for more than 2 people to travel, please contact our customer services on info@activitybreaks.com

Extras/Upgrades

Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible. 5 Day trips are also available on request. Please contact customer service team.

Hotel Pickup

Minimum age: 6 years if accompanied by parent(s).Children discount is valid for children 6-12 years please contact customer services so we can give you a price to include the child discount if required

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is one of Croatia most popular destination for tourists. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.

Stradun, Placa Main stone paved street of the city, centre of the action Stradun is a popular street where most of the locals go.

The City Walls: Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. One of the most outstanding features of Dubrovnik, and one of the first things you should do when visiting the city, is walk along the imposing two kilometre 10th Century wall, built to protect the citizens of the town. The walk takes about an hour.

Franciscian Monastery: Old Town Inside is the Pharmacy dating from the 14th century(the oldest in Europe) and a gorgeous cloister.

Sponza Palace: Old Town Originally built as customs house in 1516. Now it functions as the State Archive. On the ground floor is the Museum of the Dubrovnik defenders.

Rector Palace: Old Town Built in the 15th century for Dubrovnik’s ruler, the elected Rector, now a museum.

Visit the Farmers Market: Every morning local farmers gather in Gundelic Square to sell the fruits of their labor (pun intended). For only a few Kuna you can purchase everything from sun ripened figs to jars homemade wine, brandy, and sweet Adriatic honey. This is a great way to kick off your day and find some authentic souvenirs for friends and family.Learn to Love Rakija - This is the local hard liquor of choice, usually made from grapes, walnuts, or plums. It’s served at most café

Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in 18th century, after an earthquake destroyed the original. Inside there is a Treasury with lot of interesting exhibits. St. Blaise church,Old Town Dedicated to Dubrovnik’s patron saint.

Dominican Monastery Gorgeous courtyard with museum housing Dubrovnik’s historical artefacts.

Go island-hopping Dubrovnik is surrounded by the Elafiti Islands – islands housing little fishing villages and summer houses owned by the locals of the city. Sandy beaches and tranquil seas are what lure tourists here, year after year, and there are many different islands to choose from.

Lokrum Island The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the Old Town City harbor. As well as many peaceful coves Lokrum also boasts a Botanical Garden and, keeping with the monastic theme, a Benedictine Monastery. Lopud is an island about 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Take the cable car The new cable car takes 4 minutes to get to an altitude of 405 metres, and once at the top, panoramic views of the old town and the surrounding walls of Dubrovnik can be seen. The view is breath-taking, and although the ride is a little scary at first, it is worth it at the top! The highest point above Dubrovnik, it comes complete with breathtaking views.

2* Guest Houses in Zaton Bay

The houses that we use in Dubrovnik area are usually traditional Dalmatian houses made of stone, near the sea and convenient for kayaking. Most rooms have both private bathrooms and air conditioning

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
Other airports:

By Car
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Public Transport
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

Overview

Dubrovnik is situated in the very south of the Republic of Croatia. The fortress town was founded in the first half of the 7th century and now holds a spot on the list of UNESCO World Hertiage sites. Lopud belongs to the Elaphiti islands archipelago - 13 green islands covered by pine forests, free of traffic, with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, and under an hours sailing from Dubrovnik. Price from €620pp

Highlights

  • Explore Dubrovnik’s islands with walking tours and transfers between included in the package
  • Option of extra trip to Cavtat and Lokrum with its many natural and ancient man-made sites.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stay in traditional Dalmation houses near the coast.

Included

  • Accommodation in 2* Zaton Bay & Lopud Island guest houses
  • Half board basis
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transfer between islands
  • Mljet Island National Park Entrance fee
  • Skilled English speaking guide and assistance
  • Local taxes and permits
  • Insurance

Excluded

  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Everything not specified above

Restrictions

Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups on request. Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s) Minimum number of participants: 4 people required per departure date. As you are booking for 2 travellers, you will join others who are booked on to this package for the same dates. If you want a quote for more than 2 people to travel, please contact our customer services on info@activitybreaks.com

Extras/Upgrades

Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible. 5 Day trips are also available on request. Please contact customer service team.

Hotel Pickup

Minimum age: 6 years if accompanied by parent(s).Children discount is valid for children 6-12 years please contact customer services so we can give you a price to include the child discount if required

Location

Location

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is one of Croatia most popular destination for tourists. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.

Stradun, Placa Main stone paved street of the city, centre of the action Stradun is a popular street where most of the locals go.

The City Walls: Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. One of the most outstanding features of Dubrovnik, and one of the first things you should do when visiting the city, is walk along the imposing two kilometre 10th Century wall, built to protect the citizens of the town. The walk takes about an hour.

Franciscian Monastery: Old Town Inside is the Pharmacy dating from the 14th century(the oldest in Europe) and a gorgeous cloister.

Sponza Palace: Old Town Originally built as customs house in 1516. Now it functions as the State Archive. On the ground floor is the Museum of the Dubrovnik defenders.

Rector Palace: Old Town Built in the 15th century for Dubrovnik’s ruler, the elected Rector, now a museum.

Visit the Farmers Market: Every morning local farmers gather in Gundelic Square to sell the fruits of their labor (pun intended). For only a few Kuna you can purchase everything from sun ripened figs to jars homemade wine, brandy, and sweet Adriatic honey. This is a great way to kick off your day and find some authentic souvenirs for friends and family.Learn to Love Rakija - This is the local hard liquor of choice, usually made from grapes, walnuts, or plums. It’s served at most café

Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in 18th century, after an earthquake destroyed the original. Inside there is a Treasury with lot of interesting exhibits. St. Blaise church,Old Town Dedicated to Dubrovnik’s patron saint.

Dominican Monastery Gorgeous courtyard with museum housing Dubrovnik’s historical artefacts.

Go island-hopping Dubrovnik is surrounded by the Elafiti Islands – islands housing little fishing villages and summer houses owned by the locals of the city. Sandy beaches and tranquil seas are what lure tourists here, year after year, and there are many different islands to choose from.

Lokrum Island The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the Old Town City harbor. As well as many peaceful coves Lokrum also boasts a Botanical Garden and, keeping with the monastic theme, a Benedictine Monastery. Lopud is an island about 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Take the cable car The new cable car takes 4 minutes to get to an altitude of 405 metres, and once at the top, panoramic views of the old town and the surrounding walls of Dubrovnik can be seen. The view is breath-taking, and although the ride is a little scary at first, it is worth it at the top! The highest point above Dubrovnik, it comes complete with breathtaking views.

Accommodation

Accommodation

2* Guest Houses in Zaton Bay

The houses that we use in Dubrovnik area are usually traditional Dalmatian houses made of stone, near the sea and convenient for kayaking. Most rooms have both private bathrooms and air conditioning

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
Other airports:

By Car
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Public Transport
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

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