W07CR - Krka National Park

Delights of the Dalmatian Coast Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Destinations:
Croatia
Programmes:
Walking & Trekking
Trip Code:
W07CR
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.

7 Days Flight Inclusive
7 Days Land only
Ages: 13+

Trip Overview

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.

At a Glance

  • 7 Nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip Highlights

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

Is This Trip for You?

Classification: Guided

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.

Group

Minimum number of 6 people required for this tour.

Adult min age:
13
Min group size:
6

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Trogir
End City:
Dubrovnik

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Trogir

    Arrive in Trogir

    Transfer from Split Airport to Trogir

    Transfer from Split Airport to your hotel in Trogir old town.

    Meals included:
    Dinner
  • Day 2

    Krka National Park

    We drive to Krka National Park (75 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.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
    Distance covered: 8 km / 5 miles
    Activity (hours):
    3
  • Day 3

    Split-Bol (Brac Island)

    Transfer to Split with free time to explore the Diocletian's Palace and Romanesque cathedral before taking the ferry to Brac Island. At Skrip, the oldest village on the island, we visit a folk museum and enjoy olive tasting. Then transfer towards Podgazul to start the walk towards the highest peak of the Adriatic coast, Vidova Gora (778m).

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 12 km / 7.5 miles
    Activity (hours):
    4.5
  • Day 4

    Blaca Monastery

    Visit Blaca Monastery where we'll learn how monks once exported 70,000 litres of wine a year to Venice. Enjoy a swim on Bol's beach before a traditional Peka dinner at a family restaurant.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 5 km / 3 miles
    Activity (hours):
    2.5
  • Day 5

    Dubrovnik via Ston

    Leaving Brac island, transfer by ferry to Makarska and continue to Ston, with the possibility of visiting the walls of Ston. Stop for a local product tasting and continue towards Dubrovnik where we spend the final three nights.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Lopud Island

    Transfer to Dubrovnik port for the local boat transfer to Lopud, one of the Elaphiti Islands. We'll explore the islands quiet bays, green fields and remains of old churches. We return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
    Distance covered: 8 km / 5 miles
    Activity (hours):
    3.5
  • Day 7

    Guided tour of Dubrovnik

    Take the bus (pay locally) to the old town where a guided tour is included in the morning. In the afternoon free time to walk the city walls, a visit to Lokrum island or head to Srd Hill for fabulous views over Dubrovnik. We enjoy a farewell dinner in the Old Town.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    Leave Dubrovnik

    Leave Dubrovnik after breakfast.

     

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels

Situated in the heart of Trogir's historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hotel Tragos is set in an 18th century Baroque Palace.
On Brac, our 3 star hotel in Bol, a pretty honey-coloured stone mansion, lies on the harbour front, with all rooms affording sea views.  Air-conditioned rooms are guaranteed throughout. In Dubrovnik, we stay in a 4 star hotel on the Lapad peninsula offering superb views.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single will only guarantee a room for single use. It does not necessarily mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Single supplement from £259.00

Joining Instructions

Air inclusive prices include standard flights and transfers.

British Airways Heathrow to Split 13:00/16:40 and transfer to hotel 30 minutes. Return: Transfer to airport 30 mins then British Airways Dubrovnik to Gatwick 11:05/13:00

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

Standard transfers included from Split airport and to Dubrovnik airport on flight inclusive packages.

Location start:
Trogir
Location end:
Dubrovnik

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Waterproofs

Warm jumper/fleece

Walking boots

Suncream

Water bottle (1 litre) you will be able to refill each day at the accommodation.

W07CR - Dubrovnik

Practical Information

Passport

Croatia

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information offered below is to help you with that process. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

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.

For further Brexit travel advice please visit https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/brexit-advice-for-travellers

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Croatia

There are no specific health risks.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

As we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Croatia's Timezone:
Europe/Zagreb CEST (GMT +02:00)

Electricity

Croatia's Electricity:

European plug ‐ 2 round pins. 230 Volts AC.

Money

Croatia's Currency

The national currency of Croatia is the Croatian Kuna (HRK), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (November 2018) of approximately 8.3 to the GBP,  6.5 to the USD, 4.9 to the CAD, 7.4 to the EUR, 4.8 to the AUD and 4.5 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

ATMs are widely available, but we recommend taking some Euros cash with you in case you can't get to a bank at the start of the trip. Cards are widely accepted.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

You will need spending money for meals not included in the itinerary and all drinks. We suggest €25 per day to cover a few drinks if not then €10 per day. On the days where lunch or dinner is not included expect to spend €10-€15 for lunch and €15-€35 for dinner.

W07CR - Blaca Monastery

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 14 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

 

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

Important Notes

Minimum number of 6 people required for this tour.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to our website for online bookings, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.