Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the south of Croatia, and is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade, today it is one of Croatia's most popular tourist destinations, boasting 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.
Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in the 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.
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.
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!
One Week Walking Holiday of Dubrovnik's Islands Including Mljet National Park and Lopud Island
Discover Dubrovnik, Mljet Island National Park and the nearby islands on foot with experienced local guides on this fun and fascinating walking holiday with accommodation, guides, transfers and everything you need! The itinerary covers Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti Islands, Mt. Srdj and Mljet Island National Park. The Dubrovnik Archipelago is truly captivating and this is a wonderful opportunity to explore it in the company of experienced guides and like minded travellers. Departure dates are highlighted in green on the calendar below, please contact us for availability. Prices from € 620 pp
- Explore Dubrovnik’s islands with walking tours and transfers between included in the package
- Option of an 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 Dalmatian houses near the coast.
- Accommodation in 2* Zaton Bay & Lopud Island guest houses
- Breakfast each morning, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
- 5 days of organised activities
- Return airport transfers
- Transfer between islands
- Mljet Island National Park Entrance fee
- Skilled English speaking guide and assistance
- Local taxes and permits
- Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
- Option excursion on day 5
- Everything not specified above
Day 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 you can savour Croatian and Dalmatian specialities. Zaton will be your base for the first three nights of the holiday. Enjoy the first dinner and get to know other group members.
Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meal: Dinner
Day 2. Hiking in Mljet Island National Park
In the morning 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. Explore the Park on foot, enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the lakes and take a short boat ride to St Mary’s Island and monastery. Enjoy the afternoon cruising back to Dubrovnik and return to Zaton for a quiet sunset and dinner.
Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meal: Breakfast; Walking: 3-4 hours, easy/moderate; Ferry: 1h 30min each way
Day 3. Visit Dubrovnik and Hiking to Mount Srdj
Visit Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. Enjoy an ice cream or coffee in an open air bistro along Stradun, the 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 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 catch the ferry to Sipan Island.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner; Walking: 3 hours, moderate; Drive: 15 min; Ferry: 1h.
Day 4. Sipan Island Walking
This day is dedicated to the largest of the Elaphiti Islands – Sipan. The colourful villages of Sudurad and Luka Sipanska and the fields between them have preserved an authentic country lifestyle, as well as the chapels, monasteries, palaces and summer houses of the ancient Dubrovnik aristocracy. This island is unbelievably rich in cultural heritage, tales from the past and well preserved monuments that have witnessed its turbulent history. You will have plenty of time to relax on beaches or in cafes afterwards.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner; Walking: 3-4 hours, easy/moderate.
Day 5. Optional Trip or Beach Day
A free day to do whatever you enjoy the most: sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, walking or sea kayaking; or take an optional trip (ask your guide for details).
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: Breakfast
Day 6. Kolocep Island
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: Breakfast, Lunch; Walking: 3.5 hours easy/moderate; Ferry: 35 min each way.
7. Lopud Island
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 residentse. The sandy beach of Sunj Bay on Lopud’s southern side is the most popular beach in 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: Breakfast, Dinner; 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.
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. Out travel partner's 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, and they reserve the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adult.
Arrival transfers: Arrivals are recommended by 6 pm. Transfers for arrivals after 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation. Departure transfers: You can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time.
Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible if there is anyone else interested in sharing.
2* Guest Houses in Zaton Bay
The houses that we use in the Dubrovnik area are usually traditional Dalmatian stone houses, near the sea and convenient for kayaking. Most rooms have both private bathrooms and air conditioning.
Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package, contact us with your flight details after booking.
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