On this earth, we have never seen anywhere more beautiful than the southern coast of Croatia. Even the grandeur of Dubrovnik—for 500 years the peer of Venice—didn't prepare us for the simple, sweeping vistas along the Adriatic. We recommend going now, before the growing buzz attracts the crowds. Today, you can still spend an hour or two on a farm trail between the aquamarine sea and a patchwork of tiny fields with a scattering of goats—and never see another visitor. Again and again, you'll see a red-tiled roof or a gorgeous little bay and imagine for a moment that you're in Provence or on the Italian coast. But this is definitely Croatia; adventure will find you on leisurely walking tours where the tempo is slower, more peaceful. And you'll find it incredibly easy to engage with the locals, whether our friends who run a family vineyard or the lacemaker who invites us into her workshop. This is our newest favorite destination and we are convinced that you will agree.
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Picture yourself...
  • Strolling atop massive medieval walls
  • Enjoying lunchtime camaraderie at a local winery
  • Skirting the coast on shepherds’ paths
  • Itinerary at a glance
    We meet in Dubrovnik (3 nights) for a warm-up walk in this lovely city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over dinner at our favorite restaurant, you can try such local specialties as sautéed squid or seafood risotto. A coastal walk along scenic shepherds' paths and past stands of cypress leads to Cavtat, a gorgeous seaside village where there's time for a leisurely lunch at a quayside café, shopping or even a swim. The next day, we ferry to Kolocep, one of Dalmatia's loveliest islands, to wander its lush sub-tropical nature trails.

    The Peljesac Peninsula is Croatia's Napa Valley—the perfect chance for a wine-tasting lunch preceded by a vineyard walk from a monastery that is home to just two monks. Then it's on to the beautiful harborside town of Hvar (3 nights). From this base, we'll walk through lavender fields…visit an olive mill for a demonstration of ancient pressing technique (and an oil-tasting)…and accept an invitation from friends at one of the country's oldest agriturismos in Milna for an amazing lunch of local specialties.

    On our final day, we ferry to Split for an exploration of Diocletian's Palace before parting company.
    Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Starting Point: Dubrovnik-- 2:00 pm - Hotel Lobby
    Ending Point: Split -- 1:00 pm
    Let us create a special departure or itinerary just for you.
    Go a little off the grid
    The ultimate luxury in Dubrovnik to Split tours is escaping the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
    Our small groups offer more options
    Fewer guests give us more flexibility as we travel from Dubrovnik to Split. Tours with our local guides offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
    Tour Dates & Prices
    Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
    May 8-14, 2016$4495.00$795.00
    June 5-11, 2016$4595.00$795.00
    July 3-9, 2016$4595.00$795.00
    September 4-10, 2016$4595.00$795.00
    October 9-15, 2016$4595.00$795.00
    • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
    • Support vehicle(s)
    • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
    • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
    • Trip literature
    • All land transportation during the trip
    • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
    Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Our Croatia tours are for true travelers.
    Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

    Built in 1895 and renovated in 2005, the hotel blends Belle Epoque style with comfort and technology. Spacious guest rooms, decorated in wood and marble finishes, overlook gardens and rooftops of old Dubrovnik. The hotel also has an indoor pool.

    Amfora Hotel

    On a private bay, this resort features an exquisite cascading pool. Gorgeous contemporary rooms have breathtaking view of the Paklinski Islands. There's an exclusive beach club as well...all within easy walking distance of Hvar.

    Croatia, A Nation Forged in War -
    Marcus Tanner
    A modern history of Croatia from its medieval origins to the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia to 1995, when thousands of Serbs fled Krajina. It is an absorbing and largely sympathetic portrait of Croatia.

    How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed -
    Slavenka Drakulic
    These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under Communism. Drakulic is a Croatian journalist, novelist and contributing editor at The Nation.

    Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    The Dalmatian Coast has a warm, balmy climate. We will be spending our time along the coast where the warm sunshine is moderated by the winds that blow off the Adriatic Sea.
    • You are SO RIGHT about Croatia...what a beautiful country! It ranks right up there with Italy on our ‘best countries visited’ list.!! Lela is delightful and took very good care of us. And Livio is such fun to travel with! All of you are to be congratulated for putting together this fabulous trip in this part of Europe.
    • Lela was very well educated, informative, helpful and fun! We really enjoyed learning about Croatia from her. Our family is happy we had the chance to meet and get to know Lela!
    • We enjoyed every aspect of our trip. We liked that there were historical activities as well as fun activities e.g. water rafting. It was very nicely balanced.

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