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Description

On our tour you will discover Dubrovnik and the surrounding region, including its beautiful coastal area, islands and countryside on numerous walking paths. The intention of this tour is to show you the natural beauty of the old villages in the Konavle countryside, coastal areas and medieval towns of the Elaphiti islands and the island of Mljet, which is also a national park.

Exploring the Croatian coast and islands on foot offers a unique opportunity to discover the stunning landscapes, ancient towns and get to know the cultural heritage which makes Dubrovnik and its surrounding area one of the must-see world destinations.

The Croatian Adriatic coast and islands tour will show you our homeland in a way that will bring a smile to your face and make you enjoy simple things like the untouched nature, crystal blue sea, sunny days, nice and friendly locals, local way of life and rich history.


Itinerary

1st day: arrival in Konavle

Konavle is the southernmost part of the Dubrovnik region. It is known for its particular natural beauties, from the Konavle valley surrounded with green hills, through its numerous charming villages and vineyards, all the way to the exceptional cliffs overlooking the sea.

 

Meet and greet at the Dubrovnik Airport and transport to the Gruda village in the area of Konavle.

Tušići – Konavle valley  – Ljuta River – Gruda – Tušići, 12.5km

 

Self-guided walking tour along the charming paths and villages of the area of Konavle

You will start off your first day by going on a walking tour from your accommodation in the Konavle countryside that takes you through the village, across the valley, through the forest and vineyards all the way to the area of the Ljuta River full of old water mills.

Overnight stay in Gruda, Konavle.

Overnight stay: B&B


2nd day: Konavle, walking distance: up to 15.4km

Tušići – Radovčići – Popovići – Gruda – Tušići; Tušići – Radovčići – Popovići – Gruda – Tušići

Starting from your accommodation in the Konavle countryside, you will go uphill to Radovčići and to the coast and return following the old railroad to Gruda and Tušići.

 

Overnight stay in Gruda.

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay: B&B


3rd day: Dubrovnik

After breakfast you will check out from your guesthouse in Gruda and you will be transported to Dubrovnik. During the morning you can take an optional guided walking tour, a historical tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

 

Dubrovnik is a beautiful historical city of lovely red-roofed buildings surrounded by impenetrable walls. This gem is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Even George Bernard Shaw once said, "Those who seek paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik."

The tour includes the orientational city tour with a guide, in the duration up to 2 hours and an optional half-day trip to the island of Lokrum (to the Lokrum Botanical garden).

Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay: B&B


4th day: the island of Lopud, walking distance: up to 12km

Self-guided walking tour of the island of Lopud

In the morning we will take the ferry from the Dubrovnik port to the island of Lopud (the ride takes about 45min). Several departure times (in the afternoon hours) are available for our return to Dubrovnik.

Lopud has a Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate with plenty of sunny days, old stone houses, churches and a number of noble palaces. Lopud is a perfect place for a hiking getaway from Dubrovnik. There are several hiking trails, including the one which goes around the island and is 12km long, along which you can discover old forts, churches, a botanical garden and enjoy a magnificent view of the cliffs. The island is also famous for having one of the best beaches in the Dubrovnik area.

Lopud is an Elaphiti island located between the islands of Šipan and Koločep. It is well connected to

the Dubrovnik port by daily ferry lines. The biggest village on the island is also named Lopud and it is located in a picturesque bay with a Franciscan monastery on the waterfront surrounded by palm and citrus trees.

The hiking trail starts at the Lopud port and follows the streets and steps outside of the village all the way up to the magnificent viewpoint where the Kastio fort and the Church of St. John are located. Past that point, the hiking trail continues along the Šunj beach with a view overlooking the cliffs on the southern side of the island. The trail ends in the village of Lopud, at the Lopud port where it started.

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

 

Overnight stay: B&B


5th day: the island of Mljet

Polače – a walk around the lakes – Polače, walking distance: up to 14km

 

Mljet, often called "the green island” because of its lush vegetation, is a pearl of the Adriatic Sea and one of eight Croatian national parks. Just like the island of Šipan, it has a beautiful Mediterranean vegetation, clear blue sea, numerous bays, beaches and cliffs, as well as two lovely saltwater lakes which are warm even during the colder part of the year.

Your day will start with a transport to the port of Dubrovnik, from where you will take a boat to Polače on the island of Mljet.

Your walking tour will begin with your arrival in the village of Polače, behind the ancient remains of the Roman palace dating back to the 2nd century and continue with a walk through the national park and around the saltwater lakes. The duration of the walk is approximately 4 hours and you will get a chance to go for a swim and enjoy lunch in a local tavern before your return to Polače.

 

Overnight stay in Polače, Mljet.

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

 


6th day: the island of Mljet

Polače – Goveđari – Babine Kuće – lakes – Polače, walking distance: 8km

Self-guided walking tour in the area of the national park. We suggest you go for a hike to the highest peak in the national park, the Montokuc hill. On your way down from Montokuc, you will walk through the pine forests to get to saltwater lakes.

Overnight stay in Polače, Mljet.

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)


7th day: Dubrovnik

Transport to Dubrovnik where you get to enjoy your free time.

Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Accommodation: pension

Included meals: breakfast (B), lunch (L)

 


8th day: departure

Transport to the airport.

 


Summary

Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Dates Daily from April to November
Level easy to moderate
Terrain Moderate
Activities walking, sightseeing

Rates

March, April and November 625 € per person
May and October 660 € per person
June and September 720 € per person
July and August 785 € per person

Other info

Single use bedroom supplement EUR 180

Type of the accommodation: private apartments and rooms with own bathrooms (pensions).

Meals: 7 x breakfast.


Trip includes:

Materials, maps and directions for self-guided walking tours (route notes), local emergency support, timetable for buses and boats and other useful information regarding shops, markets, restaurants etc.

The trip includes orientational services provided by our local agents for each destination, transport and ferry tickets, entrance ticket for the national park, included in accordance with the itinerary.


Other info

In addition to that, other activities can include sea kayaking, cycling, snorkelling and multisport itineraries.

Optional guided city tour of Dubrovnik, upon request - (price per group, not per person):
1-4 pax EUR 80,00
5-8 pax EUR 100,00
 

National park entrance tickets (Mljet) are not included, please buy tickets directly on the island and support local community, entrance fee is around 15-20 EUR per person.