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Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

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Stunning islands and the historic cities of Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik

With impressive architecture and arguably some of the best scenery in Europe, the Dalmatian Coast is truly unique. This is a relaxed week taking in the best of this striking coastal region. We start by exploring the UNESCO cities of Split and nearby Trogir, before sampling island life on beautiful Korcula. We complete our trip with three nights in Dubrovnik, possibly the most perfectly preserved Renaissance town in the world, with a jumble of narrow streets and red-tiled roofs tucked tightly within the city walls.


  • Visit the UNESCO cities of Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik
  • Enjoy a catamaran ride to Mljet National Park
  • Sample wines produced on the Peljesac Peninsula

Key information

  • 7 nights hotels 
  • 8 days land only/ flight inclusive
  • Travel by private bus, boat and local ferry

What's included

  • 7 breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch 
  • All accommodation 
  • All transport and listed activities 
  • Tour leader throughout 
  • Flights from London (if booking flight inclusive)
  • Wine tasting on Peninsula Peljesac

What's not included

  • Travel insurance 
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Split Airport
  • Day 1

    Start Split Airport

    Start Split airport. On arrival we take a short transfer to the UNESCO town of Trogir in time for dinner. We stay in the old walled part of this charming town.
    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 2

    Explore Trogir; transfer to Split, free time in Split before a ferry ride to Korcula.

    We look around Trogir in the early morning before taking a short transfer to Split, another UNESCO city. There will be free time in the beautiful old city centre before we catch a ferry in the late afternoon to the island of Korcula. The mediaeval walled town of Korcula, reputedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, is often described as a mini Dubrovnik. This picturesque town is located at the tip of the island where the distinctive red roofs jostle for space between ancient towers. Like Dubrovnik, the old town is a warren of small lanes and alleys: a great place to explore and a photographer's paradise.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Drive to the village of Pupnat and walk back to Korcula.

    It's time to stretch the legs a little and visit the interior of the island. We transfer after breakfast to the village of Pupnat and start our walk back to Korcula Town. Korcula Island is one of the most varied and wooded of the Adriatic Islands, providing welcome shade during the summer months and a pleasant walking environment. The route follows a series of paths and tracks through olive groves, vineyards and peaceful hamlets.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Travel by boat to Mljet Island; gentle walk to the peak of Montokuc for panoramic views.

    After breakfast we transfer by boat to Mljet Island, whose national park status has ensured limited development. The island is a lovely tranquil place to walk, cloaked in forest and dotted with tiny hamlets. Our goal today is to reach the peak of Montokuc which offers panoramic views of the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, before returning to our hotel on Korcula.

    On occasion, if the weather is bad the ferry cannot run. If this happens there are alternative excursions, or we will stay on the island of Korcula and visit Vela Spilja, one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Ferry to mainland; visit Ston en route to Dubrovnik.

    We transfer to the ferry port to catch the ferry to the Peninsula Peljesac (15 – 20min ferry ride) after breakfast. Once on the peninsula, we drive along a very scenic mountain road with great views of the coast and vineyards. We will stop at one of the local wineries to sample the produce before continuing to the old town of Ston. We stop in Ston for lunch, and here you can explore the town. We recommend walking up the magnificent old walls which overlook the town – the view from the top is fantastic! Ston is also very well known for its seafood – the mussels and oysters here are so fresh and probably the best on the trip. After lunch we will transfer about 60km to Dubrovnik where we have the rest of the day to relax. In the evening we can go into the old town for dinner and a wander around.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Dubrovnik city tour.

    Today we enjoy a full day in the remarkable old city of Dubrovnik which includes the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan and the Dominican Monasteries. Dubrovnik exudes old-world charm with its location right on the Adriatic, the fine religious buildings surrounded by heavily fortified walls and the jumble of red-tiled roofs. The shelling of Dubrovnik by Serb troops in 1991 and 1992 outraged the world. Fortunately over the last 10 years, great care has been taken to re-build the damaged parts of Dubrovnik and the city has now returned to its former glory. The cobblestoned streets of the Old town, or Stari Grad, feature fountains, churches, palaces and museums – all built from the same light coloured stone. There are no motor vehicles in the city but at night the streets come alive as locals and visitors take an early evening stroll along the Stradun. This is the main street and is covered in smooth shiny marble. Following the walking tour, there will be time for a walk along the famous city walls: this is optional and costs €12 for entrance into the site.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Free day to relax in Dubrovnik, or take optional trip to Mostar in neighbouring Bosnia.

    We have a free day for further exploration of the city. Relax either on a boat trip, on the beach or perhaps enjoy an optional visit to the famous bridge at Mostar in neighbouring Bosnia Herzegovina (subject to availability). The old bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was destroyed in 1993, but the bridge has been reconstructed with a combination of new stone and sections of the old bridge recovered from the River Neretva below. Opened by the Prince of Wales in 2004, the bridge symbolises both the destruction of the Balkan conflict and the hopes of the local and international communities for closer relations between the past warring factions.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    End Dubrovnik.

    After breakfast, the trip ends Dubrovnik.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info


UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.


No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch are included.

For breakfast you can expect a continental style buffet with cold meat, cheeses, bread, eggs, jams and pastries as well as tea and coffee. 

The Dalmatian coast is dotted with mussel farms and fishing boats, and the seafood along the coast and on the islands is amazing and must be tried on this trip! You will also find grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads and influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans.


Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are notoriously free from rain. We generally travel off-season, so you should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures can be high, particularly on the July departures and can reach the mid to high 30s.


Is this trip for you?

This is a relaxed itinerary mainly based around sightseeing and exploring. There is a fair amount of walking around towns and cities and a couple of gentle day walks, and some of the paths are rocky so some good shoes are worth packing. The walks are suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness. 

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.



We stay in a good selection of 2 and 3-star hotels throughout the trip. All hotels are well located in towns with a great variety of restaurants allowing you to indulge in the fantastic local cuisine. The hotel on Korcula island is by the sea so make sure you pack your swimming costume!

On day 1 we stay in the beautiful old walled town of Trogir, the old town is very small and contains no modern buildings. Because of this some groups may be split between several small hotels, all hotels are of equal quality and are situated within 200m of each other.

A limited number of single rooms can be pre-booked for a supplement. Please ask a member of our sales team for details.

Additional Accommodation

Additional accommodation can be booked, subject to availability, at our hotels in Trogir or Dubrovnik, either before or after the trip. Prices are available from the Exodus office on request. Payment for this must be made to Exodus or your agent before departure, so that we can issue you with an accommodation voucher. Please note that a £5 booking fee (or equivalent) is added to the price of the accommodation.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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  • Reviewed September 2018

    Stunning coastline

    Stunning coastline and some beautiful old towns to wander round .Two lovely walks of about five or six miles along stoney paths but with options if you're not feeling to energetic.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Loved the buildings in Dubrovnik being a craftsman I really enjoyed some of the stone work

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader Sanja was fantastic ,very good at her job and always smiling .i would also like to single out the tour guide we had in Dubrovnik, Antia was excellent she was very informative but also entertaining and funny ,the two hour walk round flew by .

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The food in Croatia is great but if you are vegetarian and don't eat fish you will struggle also the trip notes state there is filter water supplied ,this is not the case but we were assured the tap water was safe to drink so we all did with no ill effects .There are no kettles in hotel rooms in Croatia so if you want tea in bed bring a kettle and bring a good insect repellent for Korcula they really liked the taste of me.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    No very early starts on this trip ,730 am was the earliest
  • Reviewed May 2018
    C N

    ADD Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

    This week long trip was a blend of fast paced scenic national parks and city tours. Both having lots of steps! With not a moment wasted you are surprised at what has been fitted in.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational moment for me as a someone who is not the fittest was completing the epic walk to see the fantastic panoramic views at Mljet National Park and then having a splash in the water after.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader was Dino who was always friendly, approachable and took the responsibility of leading a full group very well. The city tours we had were informative and I appreciated the Dubrovnik tour guide (Anthea?) always looking for places in the shade.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    On this trip the notes were misleading - water is not provided. Start walking especially if your not used to walking especially fast paced, lots of steps, uphill walking in the heat. But the views, ice cream and swim make it worthwhile. Do bring swim wear. If you do walk the walls in Dubrovnik and you want to miss the cruise crowds go after 13.30

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip has an optional day trip to Mostar - please consider this. To anyone who is interested in this holiday I would say as an introduction to Croatia book it!
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Sarah Carter

    Great varied trip, sightseeing, steps, history, steps, marvellous scenery, nature and walks

    This was an interesting and varied trip with a wonderful variety of sights, history, walks and scenery. The pace was great, I like the 2/3 nights in a hotel format. There were an awful lot of steps involved, I don't just mean walking I mean up and down sightseeing. Fine for most but maybe worth mentioning. Also the gravelly surface on the up hill part of the Mljet walk in heat made it a more than gentle walk! Trainers were perfectly fine, not walking boot terrain really, walking pole may have helped. The Korkula walk has a bit of a rocky scramble in one tiny section. The guide Dino, was wonderful, enthusiastic, helpful, compassionate and easy company. Great restaurant Marco Polo in Korcula and for a light lunch in Dubrovnik Oliva Pizzeria, lovely Greek salad and cold beer! Watch out for prices in Dubrovnik, we found a huge difference for coffees, lemon etc. Walk the Dubrovnik walls early, we were on them by 8.30, by the time we were off them about 2 hours later (we wandered and took photos and time) there was a steady stream climbing the entrance steps, and it was hot...early May! That's it....great trip...go ahead and book it.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walls of Dubrovnik, and Ston...and Mjlet

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was great. Dino did everything possible to make the trip what we wanted it to be. His first trip too, our group will be forever emblazoned across his memory!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    OK, see above re walking poles and trainers.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would have liked a little more information during our walks about the history, flora and fauna...what were those abandoned enclosure walls on Korkula? What is this plant? That's being super picky, it was a great trip.
  • Reviewed September 2017
    Lesley Pearson

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast - please use direct flights!

    The 8 hour layover at Zagreb was not a good start to this trip. I raised the short transfer time as a concern when I booked the trip and my worst fears were confirmed when we were greeted in Zagreb by a handling agent to be told this is where we would spend the next few hours with one food voucher, and eventually the offer of a free bus ride into the city for myself and 8 other stranded members of the group flight! Zagreb airport maybe brand new, but it offers just one snack type cafe landslide, and absolutely nothing airside! This is unacceptable, Exodus! Please use direct flights! On arrival in Trogir our tour leader did provide us with a very welcome snack. The first night hotel was woeful, no air conditioning, and very noisy. We transferred to Korcula the next day (the ferry was very uncomfortable, again no air conditioning, and no open deck space). The pension on Korcula was very noisy too, the breakfast was inadequate and sparse. The island and tiny city was beautiful. On to Dubrovnik, the minibus driver was to young and dangerous, we had to ask more than once that he DIDN'T use his mobile phone (and he was tailgating the car in front). The hotel was very good in Dubrovnik though I would like to challenge why I had to pay my bus fare for an included tour of the city? Our tour leader was excellent as well as the trainee tour leader who accompanied us.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Dubrovnik, such a beautiful city, and so well restored following the war.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our tour leader was first class, as was the trainee tour leader. The both worked tirelessly to satisfy some quite demanding guests.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bokk direct flights to Split and from Dubrovnik!
  • Fun and interesting

    We selected the holiday because the weather was warm but not too hot in May and also the pictures looked interesting. We are really glad we went. The places have history, interest, fun and comfort. We felt really at home wandering the streets at night taking photos and enjoying the superb restaurants. We enjoyed the trip immensely and are considering returning to Croatia.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I guess it was wandering through the night in Korcula. The crowds were disappearing the restaurants were smelling gorgeous. The waiters and locals were all chatty and friendly. The light was beautiful for some good night time photos. Then we happened upon a group of about 20 locals in tracksuits with beers practising their acapella singing. Great moment.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sasa (pronounced sacha but cant type the accent) was fun and bubbly. She tried really hard to keep everyone happy. She moved between everyone in the group with skill and appreciated everyones needs. She organised meals for those that wanted them together, every night. We enjoyed her company.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The Pension in Korcula was about 15 minutes walk from the old town. The walk is easy and well lit. It was great moments to get into town for the night time. In Dubrovnik the "Dubrovnik Card" was great value to catch the very easy bus (bus-stop just outside our hotel) and to visit all the sights. I am not a Game of Thrones fan but got caught up in it with other fans visiting all those filming sights (thank you Lili). There is even the IRON THRONE made of swords on Lokrum Island. I sat on it and had my picture taken. I enjoyed that they filmed the latest Star wars movie there "the last Jedi" so got fascinated by that. There is a free map at the hotel that gives you all the filming sights. Get one if you like this stuff.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I think you should go. I reckon there is something for everyone in Dalmatia. But remember Cruise ships dock at Dubrovnik so can get busy. Consider visiting old town first thing or last thing to avoid the crowds.
  • Reviewed June 2017
    Sonia Lopez

    Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

    Wonderful country that should be on everybody's list.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The vistas.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sasha was what a tour leader should be, proud of her country and wanting to share it with the group. One couldn't ask for better.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip was listed as leisurely but I feel it was a moderate especially for a couch potato.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Julia Bridger

    Dubrovnik & the Dalmation Coast

    A lovely varied holiday, combining walking , sight seeing & the history of Croatia.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The wonderful different views from various places were all inspirational.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader Ivan was brilliant, he was very attentive, full of information & nothing was too much trouble, he explained thoroughly what would be happening next on the tour & kept an eye on everyone.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The first walk was harder than I had envisaged but was well worth it for the amazing view from the top.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A really lovely, varied holiday. Thank you Ivan & Exodus.
  • Reviewed September 2016
    Jennifer Shelley

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

    This was an excellent trip giving an overview of the Croatian coast, some of the islands, plus a quick look at important historical sights.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The scenery, the sea and the islands plus the magnificence of Dubrovnik.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    An intelligent likeable man, a good ambassador for Croatia!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Although not a lot of walking is required, comfortable shoes and beach shoes are essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I can thoroughly recommend this trip
  • Reviewed July 2016
    Janet Gibbons

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmation Coast

    I've been on a number of Exodus trips and this one did not disappoint. An excellent varied trip with a really good group of fellow travellers who gelled well and were lead by great group leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Everyday there was some thoroughly enjoyable experience. Croatia is a very lovely place.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ivica (Ivan) was a great group leader who was fun and enthusiastic and worked very hard to ensure that all group members enjoyed their trip. He took us to some great places to eat and we had some fun evenings out.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Read trip notes carefully! It was incredibly hot as a July departure. Also walks were quite challenging for some group members including myself! I do think very good walking shoes or boots are essential not just recommended.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Despite the heat and my walking difficulties, it was a great trip and I'd highly recommend it!
  • Reviewed October 2015

    Croatia must see - very picturesque

    The trip to Croatia was excellent. I arrived early to enable me to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, truly amazing. The tour was fantastic, we had a great guide and a fun group. The group was small - 9, which made it easy to get around. The accommodations chosen where in great locations, quiet and comfortable. The tour had a nice mix of structured time and individual time. One half day event should be changed, feedback was provided to improve the tour for others - otherwise it would have been excellent. After the tour I spent an additional 3 days to allow me to visit Mostar and Montenegro. If you are limited to the 7 day tour, I recommend you visit the island of Lokrum as the other two locations are a 12 hour day with 6-7 hours driving time.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Most inspirational moment was watching the sunset in Dubrovnik from the top of the cable car Also need to mention the island of Mljet, enjoyed the hike to the fire station - what an incredible view and the swim in the lakes - so peaceful and refreshing.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader Marko was outstanding, always had a smile and very enthusiastic about his country. Helpful in providing options and supportive to those who required additional assistance. The local guides where very knowledgeable during the city tours and provided excellent advice on places to eat.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the advice of the group leader and local guides, they help make the best of your time. Go early to the Old Town's you will have the place almost to yourself Stay longer and do a few other tours on your own

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you for a great trip Exodus I would definitely recommend this travel company to my friends and family!

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.


What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.


2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.


3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.


 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 


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