W07CR - Krka National Park

Delights of the Dalmatian Coast Walk

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Trip code: 
W07CR
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Min age:
12

Discover Croatia's rich cultural heritage

Croatia's rich cultural heritage is matched only by its amazing natural beauty; this stunning coastline of sandy beaches, unspoilt islands, tourist-free villages and barely-visited historic sites is perfect for exploring on foot.

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites in Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir
  • Dubrovnik, 'Pearl of the Adriatic': mediaeval ramparts, Renaissance churches, Doge's Palace
  • Stunning coastal paths, valley trails, undiscovered lakes and waterfalls
  • Beautiful off-shore islands; spectacular Krka National Park

Key information

  • 7 Nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • 4 Days walking
  • Departs on selected Sundays from 20 May '18 to 7 Oct '18
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

What's included

  • All meals
  • All excursions, tourist taxes and ferries
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • City guides from Dubrovnik and Split
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Luggage transfers

What's not included

  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplements
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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

Days of Walking & Trekking
Day by day breakdown
Day 25.0km/3.0miles
Day 38.0km/5.0miles
Day 55.0km/3.0miles
Day 78.0km/5.0miles
W07CR - Dubrovnik

Itinerary

Dubrovnik
to
Trogir
  • Day 1

    Arrive in Dubrovnik

    Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner in the old town.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Jasenice and Velji Do

    On the way to Jasenice we stop first at ancient Epidaurum in Cavtat for a gentle stroll along one of the peninsulas. Then it's on to the hills, to Jasenice, where a cobbled path lined with rosemary winds across an open valley dotted with oak trees with Mount Snijeznica (1,234m) to our right and Mount Straziste ahead. Dubrovnik's mountainous coastline frames the horizon as we descend through meadows bright with crocuses to Ljuta where we'll lunch on lamb and fish cooked in a traditional peka (charcoal oven). There's free time this afternoon to enjoy a quick dip in the hotel pool before a guided tour of Dubrovnik and dinner.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Kolocep Island

    Tiny Kolocep Island, networked by mule tracks and without cars, is just 30 minutes from Dubrovnik by boat, but it feels like another century. Walking past agaves and prickly pears we reach Gornje Celo harbour with its painted fishing boats, then continue on through pine forest to discover a ruined Napoleonic fort. We return past houses bright with bougainvillea and pomegranates to admire limestone cliffs buffeted by azure seas. There's free time this afternoon to visit Dubrovnik's mediaeval ramparts, Renaissance churches and Doge's Palace before dinner in Dubrovnik.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 4

    Makarska and Brac Island

    Today we head to Brac Island via Ston (3hr transfer includes 10km along the Bosnian coastline), famous for its oysters. We continue on to Makarska for lunch, followed by a stroll on the peninsula of St Peter before boarding the ferry (50 mins) to Brac Island. After the ferry it's a 40-minute drive to Bol, our home for the next two days. We arrive just in time for dinner in a lovely traditional restaurant locally known as Konoba.

    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    Blaca Monastery

    Today we visit Blaca Bay where we'll learn how monks once exported 70,000 litres of wine a year to Venice and had a Viennese piano hauled up here, before following a coastal path that winds through pine trees to turquoise blue coves where we'll stop for a picnic. Then it's a last swim on Bol's horseshoe sandy beach before dinner in the old town.

    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 6

    Bol to Trogir via Split

    It's a 40-minute drive to Skrip, the oldest village on the island, where we visit a folk museum, housed in a C17 tower built to fend off the Turks. We then stroll gently past olive groves and figs to Splitska where we board the ferry (50 mins) to Split for lunch. Then we'll join the guided tour of split where we visit the UNESCO-listed Diocletian's Palace, Romanesque cathedral and old city walls before continuing to Trogir where we'll spend the last two nights.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 7

    Krka National Park

    We drive to Krka National Park (90 mins) to observe a myriad of lakes and waterfalls. A stony path lined with Aleppo pines gently descends to the Cikola river, then a brief ascent rewards us with views over the park. After a picnic, we'll explore the tiers of ponds bright with yellow water lilies that shimmer below the mighty Skradinski waterfall. Then we head back to Trogir to explore the old town before our final dinner.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 8

    Leave Trogir

    Leave Trogir

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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

Essential Info

Visas

Croatia

Visas are not required by the following nationalities: British and other EU countries, Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada. Other nationalities should check with the relevant authorities.

Vaccinations

Croatia

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All meals included

Weather

Is this trip for you?

Classification: Guided
Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely)

Travelling with our local guide, in an air-conditioned vehicle, we follow easy coastal paths to rocky coves and forest paths leading to tiers of shimmering waterfalls. We'll also visit the many historically significant sites that have influenced modern-day Croatia. There's the UNESCO-listed old town of Dubrovnik, where well-preserved ramparts surround a honeycomb of Renaissance churches, secret courtyards and sumptuous merchants' palaces. Founded by the Romans, Split's famous UNESCO Diocletian's Palace was once the Emperor's retirement home. Today its warren of narrow alleys houses the town's cathedral, while its cavernous cellars are used as art galleries.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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

Accommodation

Hotels

In Dubrovnik, we stay in a ***** hotel on the Lapad peninsula with its spectacular cliffside position offering superb views. On Brac, our ** hotel in Bol, a pretty honey-coloured stone mansion, lies on the harbour front, with all rooms affording sea views. Our **** hotel in Trogir is in the old town, run by the Buble family, whose history in the town can be traced over eight centuries. Evening meals and some lunches are taken in local restaurants where we'll savour the excellent regional cuisine. Air-conditioned rooms are guaranteed throughout.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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

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Dates & Prices

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. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

Call us on 020 8772 3936