What a way to explore Croatia on foot as you explore South Dalmatia and its islands on this hiking tour from the city of Split to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. The Islands you shall visit are all a little different in there scenery, culture and nature. You shall island-hop by catamaran from the mainland to Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and lastly by ferry to Sipan. Your destination is Dubrovnik a wonder in itself and a must-see place. Visit the old city and learn of its history on a short guided walk. Enjoy its nightlife with its many cafés and restaurants. If you have time, climb up onto the city walls and walk the 2.5km around the city, remember to take your camera as you shall be rewarded with many stunning photos.
Hotel Villa Nora
Hotel Marco Polo
Guest House Strazicic
Day 2 8.30 – 9.35 Car Ferry, transfer to start of the walk.
Day 3 8.50-10.00 Passenger Ferry, transfer to start of the walk
Day 4 10.10-10.40 Passenger Ferry
Day 5 10.45-12.05 Passenger Ferry, transfer to the town centre
Day 6 Morning boat to Sipan or Lopud Islands and return boat to Dubrovnik
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrive during the day to Split airport where you will have an included transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Split. During the afternoon and evening, you will have time to explore Diocletian palace and many other sites in this historic Split.
After breakfast, you will have a short walk to the Split harbour from where you will board a public passenger ferry to the town of Hvar. Upon arrival in Hvar, you will have a short walk to your hotel. After checking in to your hotel you will have a short transfer to Velo Grablje where you shall start your walk back towards Hvar. You will start walking on the path that connects Velo Grablje and Malo Grablje village. Passing through old villages you’ll see lots of traditional architecture. Many small trails will lead you downhill passing olive groves until you reach Malo Grablje. Here the locals had the first lavender distillery and lavender was once the main product to export. Now you Continue further down the trail, passing through Milna village as you meander through pine trees and wild Mediterranean gardens which take you along the coast all the way back to the town of Hvar. Overnight in a hotel in the old town of Hvar.
Transfer: morning public passenger ferry from Split to Hvar and car transfer (25 min) from Hvar to village Velo Grablje.
In the morning you will take the public passenger ferry to the town of Korčula on the island of Korčula. After arrival, you will have a short transfer to the village of Pupnat from where you start walking towards Korčula. Korčula is a hometown of Marco Polo, it’s a town of storytelling and a perfect town to find yourself in its narrow streets. In the 15th century, Korčula was transformed from a humble settlement into the city of today, since in the second half of the 14th century stone carving went through rapid growth thanks to Dubrovnik master builders needing high-quality stone. Local workers, alongside master builders, became skilled enough to establish their own workshops and began to receive orders from Dubrovnik. Growing more prosperous they began to build new houses end expand the city of Korčula. You could enjoy your afternoon and evening day in the old city.
Transfer: morning public passenger ferry (8.50am 1 hour) from Hvar to Korčula and car transfer (10 min) from Korčula to village Pupnat. Transfer from port to hotel in Korčula included
Today the walking trails are within the area of the national park. Your walk will begin from Polače village just behind the ancient remains of a Roman palace dating from the 2nd century and continues through the National Park, around the salt lakes. The walk averages around 3-4 hours and there is the chance to swim, enjoy lunch in a local tavern or prolong your hike to the highest peak in the national park, the hill Montokuc.
Transfer: morning public passenger ferry from Korčula to the island of Mljet – Pomena, a 10minute transfer to your guesthouse in Polače.
After breakfast, you will take 10.45 am catamaran to Dubrovnik. From Dubrovnik harbour, you will have a transfer to the centre of Dubrovnik, where you will be met by your local expert for history and culture of Dubrovnik. The local guide will take you on a tour for up to 2 hours through the unique old town which is under UNESCO World heritage protection. After the walking tour, you will have some free time to explore the rest of the town such as the city walls before making your way back to the accommodation.
Transfer: morning public passenger ferry (10.45 am, 1hour 20min) ride from the island of Mljet to Dubrovnik and transfer (15 min) from the harbour to the city centre for a guided walk tour
In the morning you will have a transfer to the port in Dubrovnik to take a boat to the island of Šipan which is the largest of the Elafiti islands. Your boat will arrive at the town of Sudjuradj from where you will start walking towards another small town of Šipanska Luka. Two larger settlements on the island, Sipanska Luka and Sudjuradj are connected by a road that cuts across the fertile fields of Sipan. During the XV century, many aristocratic Dubrovnik families built summer manors on Sipan. Accordingly, the summer manor of the Sorkocevic family stands out in Sipanska Luka. In Šipanska Luka you will have the opportunity to try some local dishes and enjoy the beautiful sea. Late afternoon, return to the port of Sudjuradj where the boat departs back to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After a transfer to Gruz port, you catch a boat across to Lopud Island, a crossing of just under an hour. Nowadays Lopud is a charming and relatively quiet place with good beaches and without cars or traffic, home to a permanent population of under 300 people. In the past, however, Lopud was a very important port, with great strategic importance. In the 17th century, it is said to have had a population of 14,000 people, mostly involved in seafaring. Formally part of the Republic of Dubrovnik, from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, the French, English and Austrians took turns controlling this strategically located little island. Nowadays there are reminders of the island’s more momentous maritime past with the atmospheric ruins of a fortress and palace, churches dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries and a restored Franciscan monastery
Departure after breakfast when you have an included transfer from the hotel to Dubrovnik airport.
By plane to Split where a transfer is included to your accommodation.
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