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Dubrovnik, Vineyards & The Dalmatian Coast

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.4 Read 11 reviews
  • Dubrovnik Old Town– a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The clear blue sea and rocky bays of the Dalmatian coastline
  • Relaxed walking trails through traditional villages and past local vineyards
  • Discovering the ‘intriguing’ red wines of the region and seeing where they are produced
  • Sampling the delicious regional dishes, including fresh seafood, and grilled fish
Sample the celebrated wines of Croatia while you explore the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik's fortified Old Town. This is a diverse and relaxed tour that allows you to experience the historic city of Dubrovnik as well as beautiful coastal walking and the undiscovered villages and vineyards of the Konavle countryside. Explore Dubrovnik’s gleaming limestone streets, medieval fortress towers and high city walls during your 2hr private guided tour, before setting sail for the nearby island of Lokrum where you can spend the afternoon walking through the botanic gardens and stopping for a swim in one of the island’s hidden bays. The following day is spent on Lopud, one of the Elaphite Islands, where you can discover old forts, churches, botanical garden, the magnificent views over the cliffs. It is also famous for having the one of the best beaches in Dubrovnik. The beautiful Peljesac peninsula is also included and here you can visit local wineries by private tour and sample their intriguing reds before a traditional lunch and transfer back to Dubrovnik. The next 3 days are based near the town of Cavtat, where you will follow the trails through olive groves and scented pine forests, past small traditional villages and discover ‘authentic’ Croatia.
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What To Expect

With beautiful coastal walking, a vibrant city to explore and undiscovered hiking routes through the Konavle countryside, this tour is perfect for a relaxing but active week away, not to mention the opportunity for plenty of wine tasting!

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Multi Centre Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking holiday

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, Groups > 10, First Timers

Grade & Terrain

This walking tour is graded easy to moderate. Although you have the opportunity to walk each day, most days you can do as little or as much as you like. There are two full-days of walking, which are both around 15km. The terrain is mainly flat with some hills; the maximum ascent is 200m.

Navigation

Some of the walks on this trip are way-marked but many are not and you will need to follow the route notes and maps supplied. You should be confident using a map and compass.

Accommodation Information

The accommodation on this walk consists of small charming family-run guesthouses. All offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and an authentic experience.

Alternative Accommodation

During the high season, you might be booked into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the description. Any alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard as those described.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.

Unfortunately this holiday is not available for solo walkers.

Meals

A delicious breakfast is included each morning. Lunch is included on the wine tasting trips (days 4 & 6) but not for the rest of the tour. Dinner is not included. Your route notes and local information have details and suggestions for lunchtime and evening dining.

Included
  • 7 nights accommodation with private facilities in small guesthouses
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Private Guided tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town (day 2)
  • Private Guided wine tasting tours on day 4 and day 6
  • Luggage transfers as required
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transfers to the start of the walk/start of guided tours in days 2, 4, 5 and 6 as detailed in itinerary
  • Tickets for boat rides to Lokrum (day 2) and Lopud (day 3)
  • Detailed route description and pre departure information pack
  • Maps of the route
  • 24 hour assistance by phone and the loan of cell phone (local calls only)
  • Entrance to the botanical gardens and fortress Sokol
Excluded
  • Flights to/from Dubrovnik
  • 5 Lunches, all dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the programme
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When To Go

Spring in Croatia is sublime and April, May and June are absolutely lovely; July and August can be hot so you will have to start early to miss the heat of the day, although the towns and villages are busier with many seasonal festivals on which is great. You can view weather details for the region here. Please note that at the very beginning and end of the season (early April and end of October) any swimming pools at accommodations may be closed and restaurant offerings may be more limited during this time.

Getting to the Start

By Air: Dubrovnik airport is served by many direct flights from across the UK with Jet2, EasyJet, Monarch, FlyBe & British Airways. Long-haul destinations connect via Zagreb. You will be met at Dubrovnik airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred between your accommodation as per your itinerary. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik Day 2 Guided Tour of the Old Town and visit the island of Lokrum Day 3 Walking on Lopud - 15 km 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 4 Wine Tasting on the Peljesac Peninsula Day 5 Wine Tasting and Village Visit Day 6 Walk from Cavtat to Radovcici Day 7 Free Day/Excursion/Walk Day 8 Depart

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