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

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

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 Elafiti 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. Please see the calendar for departure dates, contact us for availability. Prices from € 670 pp

Highlights

  • Explore the Dubrovnik area and islands with a knowledgeable guide
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture by staying in traditional Dalmatian houses
  • Enjoy the fantastic seafood on offer at local restaurants

Included

  • Accommodation in guesthouses in Zaton Bay and on Sipan Island
  • 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

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Option excursion on day 5
  • Anything not specified above

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Dubrovnik

Arrival and transfer to Zaton bay, just 8 km from Dubrovnik, full of charming waterfront restaurants where you can savour Croatian and Dalmatian specialities. Zaton will be your base for the first two nights of the holiday. Enjoy your first meal and get to know other members of the group.
Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meal: Dinner

Day 2. Hiking in Mljet Island National Park

In the morning take a boat to Mljet Island National Park. The northern part of the island is covered by dense, green forest and there are 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 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 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 on 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 fantastic views of the area. Take an optional trip to nearby Lokrum Island with its botanical garden and olive groves, or take a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s famous city walls. In the afternoon catch the ferry to Sipan Island where you will stay for the rest of the trip.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner; Walking: 3 hours, moderate; Drive: 15 min; Ferry: 1h.

Day 4. Sipan Island Walking

Explore Sipan, the largest of the Elafiti Islands. Walk between the colourful villages of Sudurad and Luka Sipanska. This island enjoys a rich cultural heritage, with many well-preserved monuments that bear witness to its turbulent history; the chapels, monasteries, palaces and summer houses of the old Dubrovnik aristocracy.
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

Head to Kolocep Island by ferry, its dramatic scenery includes rocky beaches, high cliffs and colourful reefs. Walk through the well-preserved Mediterranean villages of Gornje Celo and Donje Celo, and along high cliffs. Points of interest include a pre-Romantic chapel, the ruins of the basilica, old summer homes, Napoleon's fort and more. Take a noon siesta at Gornje Celo 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

Head to Lopud, with its idyllic beaches and palm trees. The only town on this traffic-free island has no more than a couple of hundred permanent residents. To the south you can find Sunj Bay, a popular day trip destination thanks to its sandy beach, however this island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points which offers offers stunning views of the Elafiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner; Walking: 4 hours; Ferry: 20 min each way.

8. Departure – Dubrovnik airport

Transfer to Dubrovnik airport, bus station or harbour. Please see the 'getting there' tab for important information on flight times. 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

Note on the itinerary:
This itinerary and the duration of all activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our travel partner reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adult.

Extras/Upgrades

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.

In recent years Dubrovnik has become one of the hottest destinations in the Mediterranean and it’s not hard to understand why. Its historic streets and grand baroque palaces, surrounded by ancient city walls and set against the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea on one side and Mount Sdrj on the other, give it an unmistakable appeal.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, damage caused by sustained artillery attacks on the city during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s was repaired in the original style and the city was restored to its original splendour, with its characteristic red terracotta rooftops and limestone streets.

Popular attractions include the 2km long city walls, which you can walk along in around an hour; the Sponza palace, originally built as customs house in 1516 it now functions as the State Archive; the Cathedral; and Stradun, the city’s main thoroughfare where you will find throngs of locals and tourists throughout the day. Lokrum Island is a 15-minute boat ride from the old town harbour; as well as many peaceful coves it also boasts a Botanical Garden and a Benedictine Monastery.

Around one hour by boat from Dubrovnik you can find the Elafiti islands, an archipelago offering great opportunities for hiking, lovely beaches, superb seafood, fantastic snorkelling and beautiful sunsets. What more could you want from your summer holiday?

The largest island is Sipan, where you will be based for a lot of your stay. It has a population of around 430 inhabitants. With its quiet bays, beaches, cypress trees, groves of orange and lemon trees it is a true haven from city life. The island is small enough to get around easily by bike an you will quickly adapt to the slow pace of life here.

Second in size and best known for its sandy beaches, Lopud is completely free of motorised traffic. The island was once full of summer residences of the aristocracy, and there are several well-preserved medieval churches and fortresses dotted around.

Kolocep is closest to Dubrovnik and is a popular day trip destination. It is one of the best locations for sea kayaking in the archipelago, and you may even spot some dolphins!

2* Guest Houses in Zaton Bay and Sipan Island

You will stay at small family-run guesthouses; 2 nights in Zaton Bay at the start of the trip, followed by 5 nights on Sipan Island.

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (approx. 2 hrs)

By Private Transfer

Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package, contact us with your flight details after booking.

Arrival transfers: Please try to arrive before 6 pm. Transfers for arrivals after 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation.

Departure transfers: Please book your flight after 10 am. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers depending on flight departure times.

Overview

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 Elafiti 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. Please see the calendar for departure dates, contact us for availability. Prices from € 670 pp

Highlights

  • Explore the Dubrovnik area and islands with a knowledgeable guide
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture by staying in traditional Dalmatian houses
  • Enjoy the fantastic seafood on offer at local restaurants

Included

  • Accommodation in guesthouses in Zaton Bay and on Sipan Island
  • 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

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Option excursion on day 5
  • Anything not specified above

Restrictions

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adult.

Extras/Upgrades

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.

Location

Location

In recent years Dubrovnik has become one of the hottest destinations in the Mediterranean and it’s not hard to understand why. Its historic streets and grand baroque palaces, surrounded by ancient city walls and set against the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea on one side and Mount Sdrj on the other, give it an unmistakable appeal.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, damage caused by sustained artillery attacks on the city during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s was repaired in the original style and the city was restored to its original splendour, with its characteristic red terracotta rooftops and limestone streets.

Popular attractions include the 2km long city walls, which you can walk along in around an hour; the Sponza palace, originally built as customs house in 1516 it now functions as the State Archive; the Cathedral; and Stradun, the city’s main thoroughfare where you will find throngs of locals and tourists throughout the day. Lokrum Island is a 15-minute boat ride from the old town harbour; as well as many peaceful coves it also boasts a Botanical Garden and a Benedictine Monastery.

Around one hour by boat from Dubrovnik you can find the Elafiti islands, an archipelago offering great opportunities for hiking, lovely beaches, superb seafood, fantastic snorkelling and beautiful sunsets. What more could you want from your summer holiday?

The largest island is Sipan, where you will be based for a lot of your stay. It has a population of around 430 inhabitants. With its quiet bays, beaches, cypress trees, groves of orange and lemon trees it is a true haven from city life. The island is small enough to get around easily by bike an you will quickly adapt to the slow pace of life here.

Second in size and best known for its sandy beaches, Lopud is completely free of motorised traffic. The island was once full of summer residences of the aristocracy, and there are several well-preserved medieval churches and fortresses dotted around.

Kolocep is closest to Dubrovnik and is a popular day trip destination. It is one of the best locations for sea kayaking in the archipelago, and you may even spot some dolphins!

Accommodation

Accommodation

2* Guest Houses in Zaton Bay and Sipan Island

You will stay at small family-run guesthouses; 2 nights in Zaton Bay at the start of the trip, followed by 5 nights on Sipan Island.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (approx. 2 hrs)

By Private Transfer

Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package, contact us with your flight details after booking.

Arrival transfers: Please try to arrive before 6 pm. Transfers for arrivals after 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation.

Departure transfers: Please book your flight after 10 am. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers depending on flight departure times.

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