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Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 4-6 Miles Daily

Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast

Along the golden archipelagos of the Adriatic, the Dalmatian Coast is a hidden wonder full of medieval cities, seaside olive groves, and glittering bays surrounded by hills of vibrant green. Island-hopping through this seaside paradise, you’ll discover Brač’s luminous white-stone walls and rosemary fields, Hvar’s legendary vineyards, and the wooded hills of Korčula. Savor an authentic plate of pašticada (Croatian braised beef) or grilled calamari at a family-run konoba (tavern), where the owners are always happy to chat over a glass of grappa. Take a break from memorable coastal walks to swim in the turquoise water of a secluded cove. Enjoy a different perspective on the coastline during transfers via ferry, catamaran, or private water taxi. In Dubrovnik, walk the ancient walls of a UNESCO World Heritage city and look out at the iconic orange rooftops of its Renaissance-era buildings. It’s a tantalizing region steeped in Greek, Roman, and Venetian history, and you experience its riches on this unforgettable adventure.


Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll through the well-preserved palace of Emperor Diocletian with a local historian, who takes you through its Temple of Jupiter and ancient mausoleum.
  • Trace a trail through a UNESCO-preserved agricultural plain virtually untouched since its inception 24 centuries ago!
  • Sample the area’s acclaimed, full-bodied red wine, plavac, while taking in coastline views.
  • Enjoy a luxury cultivated in Ston Bay since Roman times (and celebrated throughout Europe) when a local oyster farmer opens his home to you for a tasting.
Flight + Tour Combo

11 days, 10 nights

FROM $5,998 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Dubrovnik
1 nights $198-248*†

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

FROM $4,898 USD

per person, double occupancy



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  • Trust our expertise with 38+ years in active travel.
  • Immersive experiences with our local guides.
  • Virtually everything is included, even beer and wine with dinner.
  • Your departure is always guaranteed.
  • We take care of our solo travelers.
  • Past guests and referrals always save.

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast tour

Your guide(s) will meet you at the Atrium Hotel at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Visit the beautiful walled town of Trogir, then take a guided walking tour of Split’s ancient Roman attractions, including Emperor Diocletian’s magnificent palace. This afternoon, transfer to the island of Brač.

Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Brač

A comfortable hotel with swimming pool and private beach overlooking the sleepy village of Postira on Brač’s tranquil northern coast.

Day 2

Postira to Splitska and Skrip, and Skrip to Milovica quarry

Follow a pine-clad coastal path through olive groves and cultivated terraces to the fishing village of Splitska and the ancient Illyrian settlement of Skrip. This afternoon, walk to Milovica quarry or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Brač

A comfortable hotel with swimming pool and private beach overlooking the sleepy village of Postira on Brač’s tranquil northern coast.

Day 3

Blaca Monastery, Zlatni Rat beach, and Vidova Gora summit

Walk to the 16th-century Pustinja Blaca monastery, cruise past Zlatni Rat beach, and ride to Vidova Gora for panoramic sea views. Then, transfer by public catamaran to the island of Hvar and stroll the promenade before settling into your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Adriana, Hvar

Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. A boutique hotel overlooking the marina in the center of Hvar town. The property features a saltwater swimming pool and spa.

Day 4

Brusje to Milna, and Milna to Hvar

Enjoy bird’s-eye views over Hvar’s picturesque harbor from Spanjol Fortress before embarking on a scenic walk to the peaceful turquoise cove of Milna for lunch and a swim. Later, return to Hvar for free time.

Accommodation: Hotel Adriana, Hvar

Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. A boutique hotel overlooking the marina in the center of Hvar town. The property features a saltwater swimming pool and spa.

Day 5

Hvar’s northern coast: Stari Grad Plain

Trace a trail through Hvar’s famous UNESCO-preserved agricultural plain across vineyards and olive groves dating back to the fourth century BCE en route to the island’s tiniest town of Vrboska. This afternoon, a large catamaran transfers you to Korčula Island.

Accommodation: Hotel Liburna (or equivalent), Korčula

A recently renovated seaside hotel with outdoor swimming pool, and panoramic restaurant ideally located within walking distance of the historic town center.

Day 6

Zrnovo Circuit

Explore Korčula, an island rich in vineyards, olive groves, picturesque villages, and traditional culture. Walk cypress-lined paths, pause for lunch, and wander through the charming narrow streets of Korčula’s UNESCO-preserved medieval center—the birthplace of Marco Polo.

Accommodation: Hotel Liburna (or equivalent), Korčula

A recently renovated seaside hotel with outdoor swimming pool, and panoramic restaurant ideally located within walking distance of the historic town center.

Day 7

Peljesac Peninsula: Viganj to Orebic and Mali Ston

Walk the hills along the Peljesac Peninsula, home to some of southern Dalmatia’s finest beaches. This afternoon, taste oysters in Ston, renowned for its seafood, then transfer to Dubrovnik, where you toast the week’s adventures with your group this evening.

Accommodation: Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik

A seaside luxury hotel located within walking distance of Dubrovnik’s historic center is set in lush terraced gardens leading down to its private beach; also with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and spa with sauna, whirlpool, and treatments. Comfortable guest rooms feature sea views, and the hotel has three restaurants, including one on its private beach.

Day 8

Your Country Walkers Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast tour concludes

Before bidding farewell to your group in Dubrovnik, discover this walled city’s timeless magic on a guided walking tour.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Split, Croatia

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrive in Split, Croatia

Upon arrival at Split International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer is provided to the Atrium Hotel, an approximate 30-minute shuttle. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (No meals or activities included.)

Accommodation: Atrium Hotel, Split

Downtown Split’s only luxury hotel is located near the ruins of the ancient Roman city—the emperor’s summer house and the Aqueduct. With a modern exterior, it is within walking distance of the charming historic center and Mediterranean port. Guest rooms are spacious and plush with sleek contemporary decor. In addition to a fine dining restaurant and bar, also within the hotel are an indoor pool, sauna, fitness room, and on-site spa with a wide array of treatments.

Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel.

Your guide(s) will meet you at the Atrium Hotel at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Visit the beautiful walled town of Trogir, then take a guided walking tour of Split’s ancient Roman attractions, including Emperor Diocletian’s magnificent palace. This afternoon, transfer to the island of Brač.

Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Brač

A comfortable hotel with swimming pool and private beach overlooking the sleepy village of Postira on Brač’s tranquil northern coast.

Day 2

Postira to Splitska and Skrip, and Skrip to Milovica quarry

Follow a pine-clad coastal path through olive groves and cultivated terraces to the fishing village of Splitska and the ancient Illyrian settlement of Skrip. This afternoon, walk to Milovica quarry or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Brač

A comfortable hotel with swimming pool and private beach overlooking the sleepy village of Postira on Brač’s tranquil northern coast.

Day 3

Blaca Monastery, Zlatni Rat beach, and Vidova Gora summit

Walk to the 16th-century Pustinja Blaca monastery, cruise past Zlatni Rat beach, and ride to Vidova Gora for panoramic sea views. Then, transfer by public catamaran to the island of Hvar and stroll the promenade before settling into your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Adriana, Hvar

Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. A boutique hotel overlooking the marina in the center of Hvar town. The property features a saltwater swimming pool and spa.

Day 4

Brusje to Milna, and Milna to Hvar

Enjoy bird’s-eye views over Hvar’s picturesque harbor from Spanjol Fortress before embarking on a scenic walk to the peaceful turquoise cove of Milna for lunch and a swim. Later, return to Hvar for free time.

Accommodation: Hotel Adriana, Hvar

Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. A boutique hotel overlooking the marina in the center of Hvar town. The property features a saltwater swimming pool and spa.

Day 5

Hvar’s northern coast: Stari Grad Plain

Trace a trail through Hvar’s famous UNESCO-preserved agricultural plain across vineyards and olive groves dating back to the fourth century BCE en route to the island’s tiniest town of Vrboska. This afternoon, a large catamaran transfers you to Korčula Island.

Accommodation: Hotel Liburna (or equivalent), Korčula

A recently renovated seaside hotel with outdoor swimming pool, and panoramic restaurant ideally located within walking distance of the historic town center.

Day 6

Zrnovo Circuit

Explore Korčula, an island rich in vineyards, olive groves, picturesque villages, and traditional culture. Walk cypress-lined paths, pause for lunch, and wander through the charming narrow streets of Korčula’s UNESCO-preserved medieval center—the birthplace of Marco Polo.

Accommodation: Hotel Liburna (or equivalent), Korčula

A recently renovated seaside hotel with outdoor swimming pool, and panoramic restaurant ideally located within walking distance of the historic town center.

Day 7

Peljesac Peninsula: Viganj to Orebic and Mali Ston

Walk the hills along the Peljesac Peninsula, home to some of southern Dalmatia’s finest beaches. This afternoon, taste oysters in Ston, renowned for its seafood, then transfer to Dubrovnik, where you toast the week’s adventures with your group this evening.

Accommodation: Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik

A seaside luxury hotel located within walking distance of Dubrovnik’s historic center is set in lush terraced gardens leading down to its private beach; also with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and spa with sauna, whirlpool, and treatments. Comfortable guest rooms feature sea views, and the hotel has three restaurants, including one on its private beach.

Day 8

Your Country Walkers Croatia: The Dalmatian tour concludes

After enjoying your tour’s final morning walk in Dubrovnik, you return to the Grand Villa Argentina where you spend a post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik

A seaside luxury hotel located within walking distance of Dubrovnik’s historic center is set in lush terraced gardens leading down to its private beach; also with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and spa with sauna, whirlpool, and treatments. Comfortable guest rooms feature sea views, and the hotel has three restaurants, including one on its private beach.

Departure

Zbogom! (Goodbye!) This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to the Cilipi International Airport in Dubrovnik based on your departure time. (The departure transfer time will be communicated to you on tour by your guides.)

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Post-Tour Extension: Dubrovnik

  • One night at the Grand Villa Argentina*
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One Breakfast

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Croatia with an additional night in Dubrovnik. Continue to bask in the natural beauty and history of Dubrovnik—dubbed “The Pearl on the Adriatic” by spending one last night in this UNESCO World Heritage city. Take another stroll along the medieval city walls, the turquoise sea as a backdrop, wander its narrow alleyways, and enjoy a last sumptuous feast of fresh Mediterranean seafood perfectly paired with an excellent Croatian wine.

Single Supplement: $148

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.
†Please note tour extension prices vary depending on your departure date.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Atrium Hotel in Split and one night at the Grand Villa Argentina in Dubrovnik*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 8-day/7-night Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Dubrovnik
1 nights from only $198-248*†

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Dates & Prices

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2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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May 15 - May 22 $4,898 $648
May 29 - Jun 5 $4,898 $648
Jun 12 - Jun 19 $4,998 $648
Sep 4 - Sep 11 $4,998 $648
Sep 25 - Oct 2 $4,898 $648
Oct 9 - Oct 16 $4,898 $648

Flight + Tour Combo

2018 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
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May 13 - May 23 $5,998
$898
May 27 - Jun 6 $5,998 $898
Jun 10 - Jun 20 $6,098 $898
Sep 2 - Sep 12 $6,098 $898
Sep 23 - Oct 3 $5,998 $898
Oct 7 - Oct 17 $5,998 $898
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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Ivana Bubici Walking Tour Guide
Ivana Bubicic

A native of Split, Ivana Bubicic now makes her home on the island of Brac, where she has been a pioneer in the field of adventure travel. A trilingual (fluent in English and German in addition to her native tongue) walking guide for over 15 years, Ivana’s areas of expertise include history, art history, and Mediterranean flora. In her free time, she produces olive oil, sings in a traditional music group called klapa (a form of a cappella singing), and designs jewelry from natural materials.

Daniel Piccini Croatian Dalmatian Coast Walking Tour Guide
Daniel Piccini

Daniel Piccini was born in Croatia’s second largest city, Split, and is an avid sportsman. He previously worked as a civil engineer and as a technician for a Croatian race car team. However, his main passion is guiding, and for more than fourteen years Dani has devoted his time to professional guiding—from trekking and walking to climbing and canyoning. When not guiding, Dani can be found enjoying outdoor activities with his wife and two children in one of Croatia’s many beautiful national parks.

Croatia guide Barbara Kricej
Barbara Kricej

Born and raised in neighboring Slovenia, Barbara Kricej has always been very passionate about Dalmatia and calls it her second home. Her immense love of sports, nature, and people led her to a life working outside and her particular interest in guiding. Barbara especially enjoys informing guests about local traditions and cuisine. She is also a horseback riding instructor, ballroom dance teacher, a licensed mountain bike guide, and speaks three languages! Her hobbies include a wide range of outdoor sports, which she usually enjoys with her husband.

Jaka Bizjak Dalmatian Coast Guide
Jaka Bizjak

A native of Slovenia, Jaka Bizjak, discovered his passion for outdoor sports at a very young age. He is an avid mountain biker and a pioneer of balance sports, such as slackline and stand up paddle-boarding. An experienced walking, biking, and sailing guide in both Slovenia and Croatia, he enjoys spending time in nature with his wife and is an aspiring custom bike frame builder.

Daniel Lacko Croatian Walking Tour Guide
Daniel Lacko

Daniel (Dani) Lacko resides in Zagreb and, when not guiding our guests around Croatia, works as a freelance outdoor specialist, splitting his time between tourism consulting, project management (for a series of outdoor sporting events), and adventure journalism. Dani’s passion for his home country is evident with his background as president of the Adventure Tourism Council at the Croatian Chamber of Economy, his work on national campaigns with the Croatia Tourism Board, and his management of annual outdoor film festivals and various national sports television shows. Dani is sure to regale you with the intriguing history of Croatia as well as his exciting exploits as a journalist covering everything from BASE jumping to EcoChallenge expedition races in Morocco and Patagonia.

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