Set off to explore one of the most beautiful shorelines of the Adriatic. The Dalmatian Coast is a wonder of craggy mountain cliffsides, hidden coves, crystal clear waters, and islands so incredible that you’ll feel like you’ve entered a seaside paradise. Discover Brac’s luminous white-stone walls and rosemary fields, Hvar’s legendary vineyards, and the wooded hills of Korcula. During exciting days of coastal walks, you’ll visit beautiful medieval towns and stay at authentic waterfront hotels. Watch the sun set over the sea as you savor traditional Croatian delicacies like pašticada (Croatian braised beef) and fresh-grilled calamari. Join Country Walkers on this memorable Dalmatia walking tour steeped in Greek, Roman, and Venetian history where—around each bend in the trail—you’ll find a postcard-worthy view.
Croatia’s first and only member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, this boutique hotel is set in the center of Hvar town, overlooking the marina, and offers a rejuvenating blend of relaxation and romance. Admire sweeping city views from multilevel garden terraces, refuel in the marina-front steakhouse restaurant, and toast your travels in the rooftop bar. Indulge in a variety of treatments at the luxurious spa, and take a dip in the rooftop seawater swimming pool. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
Downtown Splits only luxury hotel is located near the ruins of the ancient Roman city—the emperors 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 onsite spa with a wide array of treatments.
Named for a galley ship of the ancient Roman navy, the Hotel Liburna is ideally located on a pebble beach, just a short walk from Korcula’s medieval Old Town. The hotel was renovated in 2015 and offers a contemporary décor and a host of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, two clay tennis courts, and a selection of bars and restaurants. A wellness center and watersports are also available at the Liburna’s nearby sister hotel, the Marco Polo.
The warm spirit and hospitality of Dalmatia infuse this modern, seafront hotel. Located in the center of the sleepy village of Postira, on Brac’s tranquil northern coast, the hotel offers a quiet respite after a day of walking, with an outdoor pool and wellness center; spacious, well-equipped rooms; and a restaurant and terrace grill serving local specialties.
Grand Villa Argentina
Located within walking distance of Dubrovnik’s historic center, this seaside luxury hotel is set in lush terraced gardens leading down to its private beach. Here, you can also enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a spa with sauna, whirlpool, and treatments. Comfortable guest rooms feature sea views, and the hotel has three restaurants, including one on its private beach.
2020 Post-Tour Extension - Dubrovnik
2 Nights From $398
per person, double occupancy
This much-celebrated town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is completely encircled by over a mile of beautifully preserved walls built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Historically, they provided protection against all intruders, from the Saracens to the Turks, coming by way of the sea. You may wish to explore the town’s main works of art, learn about its history of proud and fierce economic and political independence from Venice (seek guide recommendations from your hotel concierge), marvel at the loving way the town was restored after the shelling in 1991, and take pleasure in discovering its architectural details and narrow alleys.
Country Walkers provides you with City Information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Dubrovnik during your stay.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Continue to bask in the natural beauty and history of Dubrovnik—dubbed “The Pearl on the Adriatic.” Today you may want to head up to Mount Srdj, by foot or cable car, to take in the breathtaking views of the Old Town and beyond. While you’re at the top, stop by the Fort Imperial and the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence. Later, if you’re feeling energetic, kayak out to the nearby islands, or simply enjoy a sumptuous feast of fresh Mediterranean seafood perfectly paired with an excellent Croatian wine.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Zbogom! (Goodbye!) This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to the Cilipi International Airport in Dubrovnik based on your departure time. Please note that your transfer time will be communicated to you by your guides on tour.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|13 on-tour meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout land tour|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
|One extra night in Split and one extra night in Dubrovnik|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Business-class upgrades available|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
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.
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.
Barbara Kricej Bizjak
Barbara Kricej Bizjak’s immense love of sports, nature, and people led her to a life working outside and her particular interest in guiding. Barbara especially enjoys informing visitors 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.
Daniel (Dani) Lacko resides in Zagreb and, when not guiding, 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.
Daniel (Dani) 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 a decade 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.
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