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Dalmation Coast Walking & Hiking: Dubrovnik, the Croatian Islands & Split

Dalmation Coast Walking:  Dubrovnik
,  the Croatian Islands and Split Europe Croatia Dalmatian Coast, Croatia, Europe

from $3,998* per person 6 Days May, June, August, September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Dubrovnik airport, dubrovnik, croatia
  • Active & Adventure trips
It's usually a choice. Do you choose a destination with history, culture, and natural beauty or do you go for sun, sea, and a laid-back island atmosphere? The Dalmatian Coast is both. Catch rays on the deck of a boat, then experience the Venetian-influenced architecture of Hvar Town. Enjoy a fresh Adriatic bounty at lunch with locals, then hit the trail and explore. Visit vestiges of a 15th-century monastery, then take to the waters of secluded rocky coves. On and on you'll go from "enlightenment" to relaxation. When you come to the Dalmatian Coast, you'll enjoy two of the best vacations you've ever had.

    Explore the reborn Dalmatian Coast, gaining insight into Croatia's history and culture
    Island-hop and swim in the sun-drenched Adriatic
    Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece with an impressive fortified wall
    Hike amid olive groves, undulating fields and jagged cliffs with sapphire sea views
    The freshest seafood and local cuisine

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Dalmation Coast Walking: Dubrovnik , the Croatian Islands and Split Europe Croatia Dalmatian Coast, Croatia, Europe

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Itinerary

Day 1 Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece and World Heritage site with 82-foot-high fortified walls A path along rolling hills and past cypress trees seduces you with stunning views - ocean on one side, mountains on the other Join the Brautovic family in their tiny village for a home-cooked meal made with ingredients from their garden - even the bread and wine are homemade.

Days 2-3 Island-hop in the sun-drenched Adriatic Hike along the Peljesac Peninsula, passing hamlets and vineyards Maria Jurkovic welcomes us to her farmhouse for a feast of traditional dishes Discover Korcula Town, one of Eastern Europe's best-preserved medieval centers - a reputed home of Marco Polo Trek to the secluded swimming oasis of Stracincica Bay Chic sunny Hvar, here we come! During our sail, you may be inspired to jump into the refreshing waters.

Day 4 Hike amid olive groves, undulating lavender fields and jagged cliffs with sapphire sea views A lavender cultivator shares a nip of her homemade brandy  Savor homegrown vegetables and other specialties at a local home Care for a sunset stroll? Head to Hvar's scenic harbor.

Day 5 The freshest seafood and local cuisine Boat to quiet Brac Island, known since ancient times for its milky-white marble The pebble beach of Zlatni Rat (or "Golden Coast") juts dramatically into the sea  Amble between water and limestone hills to ruins of a 15th-century monastery with a gorgeous perspective on the Adriatic.

Day 6 Explore the reborn Dalmatian Coast, gaining insight into culture After walking to Brac's oldest town, dotted with Roman ruins, sample olive oil and dessert wine made by our friend Luca  Ferry to Split, home to Diocletian's Palace.

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