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Description

This self-guided walking tour is a combination of a walking tour and a cultural and sightseeing tour which includes Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the islands of Šipan and Korčula, and the beautiful island of Mljet (a national park with its saltwater lakes and the ruins of the Roman palace). The island of Korčula is the birthplace of Marco Polo, Mljet is one of the greenest Mediterranean islands, Lopud is an island with a lot of history located in the vicinity of Dubrovnik, and Dubrovnik is a city which needs no introduction. During the tour you will stay in various B&Bs and private apartments and you will be given a local contact number to call in case of any emergencies. We will provide you with everything you need to enjoy this relaxed and flexible walking and cultural tour in an exceptionally beautiful corner of the Adriatic Sea and southern Europe.

This walking tour is not demanding and it is appropriate for people of the average level of fitness.

The Adriatic islands hopping tour offers daily departures in the period from April 1 to November 1. The duration of the trip is 8 days (7 nights). You can choose the day of your departure from the dates between April 1 and October 31.


Itinerary

1st day: arrival

After a meet and greet with our guide / driver at the Dubrovnik Airport, we will take you around the Pelješac peninsula to the port of Orebić, where we will take a ferry to Korčula. After a short trip (just 10–15 minutes) we will arrive to Korčula and the seaside village of Lumbarda, where you will be based for the next 2 days.

 

On the first day, if you will have enough time, you can take a short warm-up walk, following the path above the village, visit some of the sandy beaches and vineyards or enjoy the spectacular view of the open sea and the island of Lastovo, or to the Pelješac peninsula, without interruptions of cars and traffic.

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals:

Overnight stay in Lumbarda.

 

2nd day: Lumbarda village, Korčula, walking distance: up to 15km

After breakfast you will start the walking tour from the village of Lumbarda. For your first day, we suggest you take the route that goes from the village to the town of Korčula. On this route you will get to experience the interesting scenery of sandy beaches, pine woods and olive groves. Upon your arrival in Korčula, you will get a chance to explore the town at your own leisure (the narrow streets of the Old Town, the Korčula Cathedral and the museum, the birth place (house) of Marco Polo).

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay in Lumbarda.

 

3rd day: Lumbarda – Dubrovnik, sightseeing tour

On the 3rd day we will leave Korčula and travel to Dubrovnik (where we will stay for two nights). After leaving Dubrovnik, we will spend two nights on the island of Mljet and our last night in the town of Cavtat (in the vicinity of the Dubrovnik Airport).

We will leave Korčula after breakfast and take our travellers to the Dominče ferry port (from where they will take the ferry to Dubrovnik). If the ferry service is not be available on that day, we will organize a car/minibus transport service from the port of Orebić to Dubrovnik. The ferry ticket and the transport costs are included.

In the late afternoon we will meet with the local guide and go on a sightseeing walking tour of Dubrovnik. You can spend the evening at your own leisure.

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

 

4th day: Dubrovnik, walking tour of the island of Lopud

On your second day in Dubrovnik we will go to the island of Lopud, which offers numerous possibilities for walking tours and exploring the island using a map and directions. We suggest you go for a hike from the Lopud port up to the hill and to the old fortress overlooking the town and then walk around the island. If you want to take a ferry back to Dubrovnik in the afternoon hours, you will have the option to choose from several departure times.

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

 

5th day: trip to the island of Mljet, hiking in the national park

You will visit the delightful island of Mljet, famous for its national park, a protected area with two saltwater lakes and numerous historical monuments dating back to ancient times.

 

After breakfast we will head to the Gruž port from where you will take the ferry to Mljet. The trip takes about 2 hours. Your hiking tour will start in the village of Polače (famous for the ruins of the Roman palace). The route will then take you around the saltwater lakes, through the villages, vineyards and the pine forest.

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay in Polače, Mljet.

 

6th day: hiking on the island of Mljet

On your second day on the island of Mljet you will get a chance to further explore this green island. If the weather allows for it, you can take a dip in the saltwater lakes (the water temperature there is always a few degrees higher than in the open sea) or you can visit the island of St. Mary, where the Benedictines founded a monastery in the 12th century. You can reach this island by a small excursion boat.

 

You can spend the rest of the day cycling on the island or visit the other side of the island where the village of Pomena is located.

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B)

Overnight stay in Polače, Mljet.

 

7th day: return to Dubrovnik and Cavtat

During the day you will take a ferry back to Dubrovnik. In the Dubrovnik port you will meet our agent, who will take you to your hotel in Cavtat. You can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure, strolling through the Old Town.

 

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast (B), dinner (D)

Overnight stay in Cavtat.

 

8th day: departure

After breakfast and in accordance with the flight times, we will organize the transport service to the Dubrovnik Airport, the Dubrovnik port or the bus terminal.

 

Included meals: breakfast (B)

 


Summary

Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Dates start any date between April 1 and October 31
Level easy to moderate
Terrain
Activities walking, hiking

Rates

April 650 € per person
May & October 700 € per person
June & September 715 € per person
July & August 775 € per person

Other info

Single supplement EUR 180 (per tour).

Extra nights EUR 40 - 55 per person (BB).

Type of the accommodation:  rooms with own bathrooms, B&Bs and small family hotels.

Meals: 7 x breakfast

Extra transfers, if needed:

Dubrovnik city (loco transfers) 1 - 4 pax EUR 25 per car

Dubrovnik airport - Dubrovnik 1-4 pax EUR 40 per car

If the tour is divided into 2 different months and there are 2 different tour prices then we charge it on the costs of the month where they spend more days (if the tour start May 29th and end June 5th) then we charge it on rates from June.

Trip includes:

Materials, maps and directions for self guided walking tours (route notes), local emergency support, time table of buses, boats and other useful information: shops, markets, restaurants...

Trip includes services for the orientation by our local agent for each destination and service of meeting and support during traveling between tour destinations. Transfers and boat tickets, national park Mljet entrance tickets are not included.

Trip excludes:

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Transfers outside days/times specified above
  • Meals and beverages specified above
  • National park tickets are not included in the price and need to be bought at the entrance to National park Mljet