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Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

8 days
$1,435 USD
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Stunning islands and the historic cities of Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik

With stunning architecture and arguably some of the best scenery in Europe, the Dalmatian Coast is truly unique. This is a relaxed week taking in the best of this striking coastal region. We start by exploring the UNESCO cities of Split and nearby Trogir, before sampling island life on beautiful Korcula. We complete our trip with three nights in Dubrovnik, possibly the most perfectly preserved Renaissance town in the world, with a jumble of narrow streets and red-tiled roofs tucked tightly within the city walls.


  • Visit the UNESCO cities of Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik
  • Enjoy a catamaran ride to Mljet National Park
  • Sample wines produced on the Peninsula Peljesac

Key information

  • 7 nights hotels 
  • 8 days land only/ flight inclusive
  • Travel by private bus, boat and local ferry


What's included

  • 7 breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch 
  • All accommodation 
  • All transport and listed activities 
  • Tour leader throughout 
  • Flights from London (if booking flight inclusive)
  • Wine tasting on Peninsula Peljesac

What's not included

  • Travel insurance 
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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Split Airport
  • Day 1

    Start Trogir.

    Start Split. On arrival we take a short transfer to the UNESCO town of Trogir in time for dinner. We stay in the old walled part of this charming town.
    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 2

    Explore Trogir; transfer to Split, free time in Split before a ferry ride to Korcula.

    We look around Trogir in the early morning before taking a short transfer to Split, another UNESCO city. There will be free time in the beautiful old city centre before we catch a ferry in the late afternoon to the island of Korcula. The mediaeval walled town of Korcula, reputedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, is often described as a mini Dubrovnik. This picturesque town is located at the tip of the island where the distinctive red roofs jostle for space between ancient towers. Like Dubrovnik the old town is a warren of small lanes and alleys: a great place to explore and a photographer's paradise.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Drive to the village of Pupnat and walk back to Korcula.

    Time to stretch the legs a little and visit the interior of the island. We transfer after breakfast to the village of Pupnat and start our walk back to Korcula Town. Korcula Island is one of the most varied and wooded of the Adriatic Islands, providing welcome shade during the summer months and a pleasant walking environment. The route follows a series of paths and tracks through olive groves, vineyards and peaceful hamlets.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Travel by boat to Mljet Island; gentle walk to the peak of Montokuc for panoramic views.

    After breakfast we transfer by boat to Mljet Island, whose national park status has ensured limited development. The island is a lovely tranquil place to walk, cloaked in forest and dotted with tiny hamlets. Our goal today is to reach the peak of Montokuc, which offers panoramic views of the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, before returning to our hotel on Korcula.

    On occasion, if the weather is bad the ferry cannot run. If this happens there are alternative excursions, or we will stay on the island of Korcula and visit Vela spilja, one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Ferry to mainland; visit Ston en route to Dubrovnik.

    After breakfast we transfer to the ferry port and catch the ferry to the Peninsular Peljesac (15 – 20min ferry ride). Once on the peninsular we drive along a very scenic mountain road with great views of the coast and vineyards. We will stop at one of the local wineries to sample the produce before continuing to the old town of Ston. We stop in Ston for lunch, here you can explore the town, we recommend walking up the magnificent old walls which overlook the town, the view from the top is fantastic! Ston is also very well known for its sea food, the muscles and oysters here are so fresh and probably the best on the trip. After lunch we will transfer about 60km to Dubrovnik, here we have the rest of the day to relax. In the evening we can go into the old town for dinner and a wander around.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Dubrovnik city tour.

    A full day in the remarkable old city of Dubrovnik which includes the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan and the Dominican Monasteries. Dubrovnik exudes old-world charm with its location right on the Adriatic, the fine religious buildings surrounded by heavily fortified walls and the jumble of red-tiled roofs. The shelling of Dubrovnik by Serb troops in 1991 and 1992 outraged the world. Fortunately over the last 10 years great care has been taken to re-build the damaged parts of Dubrovnik and the city has now returned to its former glory. The cobblestoned streets of the Old town, or Stari Grad, features fountains, churches, palaces and museums - all built from the same light coloured stone. There are no motor vehicles in the city but at night the streets come alive as locals and visitors take an early evening stroll along the Stradun. This is the main street and is covered in smooth shiny marble. Following the walking tour, there will be time for a walk along the famous city walls: this is optional and costs €12 for entrance into the site.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Free day to relax in Dubrovnik, or take optional trip to Mostar in neighbouring Bosnia.

    Today is free for further exploration of the city. Relax either on a boat trip, on the beach or perhaps enjoy an optional visit to the famous bridge at Mostar in neighbouring Bosnia Herzegovina (subject to availability). The old bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was destroyed in 1993 but the bridge has been reconstructed with a combination of new stone and sections of the old bridge recovered from the River Neretva below. Opened by the Prince of Wales in 2004, the bridge symbolises both the destruction of the Balkan conflict and the hopes of the local and international communities for closer relations between the past warring factions.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    End Dubrovnik.

    After breakfast, the trip ends Dubrovnik.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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Essential Info


UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.


No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch are included.

For breakfast you can expect a continental style buffet with cold meat, cheeses, bread, eggs, jams and pastries as well as tea and coffee. 

The Dalmatian coast is dotted with mussel farms and fishing boats, the sea food along the coast and on the islands is amazing and must be tried on this trip! You will also find grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads and influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans.


Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are notoriously free from rain. We generally travel off-season, so you should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures can be high, particularly on the July departures and can reach the mid to high 30s.


Is this trip for you?

This is a relaxed itinerary mainly based around sightseeing and exploring. There is a fair amount of walking around towns and cities and a couple of gentle day walks, some of the paths are rocky so some good shoes are worth packing. The walks are suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness. The trip is graded: Leisurely

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We stay in a good selection of 2 and 3-star hotels throughout the trip. All hotels are well located in towns with a great variety of restaurants allowing you to indulge in the fantastic local cuisine. The hotel on Korcula island is by the sea so make sure you pack your swimming costume!

On day 1 we stay in the beautiful old walled town of Trogir, the old town is very small and contains no modern buildings. Because of this some groups may be split between several small hotels, all hotels are of equal quality and are situated within 200m of each other.

A limited number of single rooms can be pre-booked for a supplement. Please ask a member of our sales team for details.

Additional Accommodation

Additional accommodation can be booked, subject to availability, at our hotels in Trogir or Dubrovnik, either before or after the trip. Prices are available from the Exodus office on request. Payment for this must be made to Exodus or your agent before departure, so that we can issue you with an accommodation voucher. Please note that a £5 booking fee (or equivalent) is added to the price of the accommodation.

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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed September 2017
    Lesley Pearson

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast - please use direct flights!

    The 8 hour layover at Zagreb was not a good start to this trip. I raised the short transfer time as a concern when I booked the trip and my worst fears were confirmed when we were greeted in Zagreb by a handling agent to be told this is where we would spend the next few hours with one food voucher, and eventually the offer of a free bus ride into the city for myself and 8 other stranded members of the group flight! Zagreb airport maybe brand new, but it offers just one snack type cafe landslide, and absolutely nothing airside! This is unacceptable, Exodus! Please use direct flights! On arrival in Trogir our tour leader did provide us with a very welcome snack. The first night hotel was woeful, no air conditioning, and very noisy. We transferred to Korcula the next day (the ferry was very uncomfortable, again no air conditioning, and no open deck space). The pension on Korcula was very noisy too, the breakfast was inadequate and sparse. The island and tiny city was beautiful. On to Dubrovnik, the minibus driver was to young and dangerous, we had to ask more than once that he DIDN'T use his mobile phone (and he was tailgating the car in front). The hotel was very good in Dubrovnik though I would like to challenge why I had to pay my bus fare for an included tour of the city? Our tour leader was excellent as well as the trainee tour leader who accompanied us.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Dubrovnik, such a beautiful city, and so well restored following the war.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our tour leader was first class, as was the trainee tour leader. The both worked tirelessly to satisfy some quite demanding guests.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bokk direct flights to Split and from Dubrovnik!
  • Reviewed June 2017
    Steve Gilbert

    Fun and interesting

    We selected the holiday because the weather was warm but not too hot in May and also the pictures looked interesting. We are really glad we went. The places have history, interest, fun and comfort. We felt really at home wandering the streets at night taking photos and enjoying the superb restaurants. We enjoyed the trip immensely and are considering returning to Croatia.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I guess it was wandering through the night in Korcula. The crowds were disappearing the restaurants were smelling gorgeous. The waiters and locals were all chatty and friendly. The light was beautiful for some good night time photos. Then we happened upon a group of about 20 locals in tracksuits with beers practising their acapella singing. Great moment.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sasa (pronounced sacha but cant type the accent) was fun and bubbly. She tried really hard to keep everyone happy. She moved between everyone in the group with skill and appreciated everyones needs. She organised meals for those that wanted them together, every night. We enjoyed her company.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The Pension in Korcula was about 15 minutes walk from the old town. The walk is easy and well lit. It was great moments to get into town for the night time. In Dubrovnik the "Dubrovnik Card" was great value to catch the very easy bus (bus-stop just outside our hotel) and to visit all the sights. I am not a Game of Thrones fan but got caught up in it with other fans visiting all those filming sights (thank you Lili). There is even the IRON THRONE made of swords on Lokrum Island. I sat on it and had my picture taken. I enjoyed that they filmed the latest Star wars movie there "the last Jedi" so got fascinated by that. There is a free map at the hotel that gives you all the filming sights. Get one if you like this stuff.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I think you should go. I reckon there is something for everyone in Dalmatia. But remember Cruise ships dock at Dubrovnik so can get busy. Consider visiting old town first thing or last thing to avoid the crowds.
  • Reviewed June 2017
    Sonia Lopez

    Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

    Wonderful country that should be on everybody's list.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The vistas.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sasha was what a tour leader should be, proud of her country and wanting to share it with the group. One couldn't ask for better.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip was listed as leisurely but I feel it was a moderate especially for a couch potato.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Julia Bridger

    Dubrovnik & the Dalmation Coast

    A lovely varied holiday, combining walking , sight seeing & the history of Croatia.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The wonderful different views from various places were all inspirational.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader Ivan was brilliant, he was very attentive, full of information & nothing was too much trouble, he explained thoroughly what would be happening next on the tour & kept an eye on everyone.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The first walk was harder than I had envisaged but was well worth it for the amazing view from the top.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A really lovely, varied holiday. Thank you Ivan & Exodus.
  • Reviewed September 2016
    Jennifer Shelley

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

    This was an excellent trip giving an overview of the Croatian coast, some of the islands, plus a quick look at important historical sights.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The scenery, the sea and the islands plus the magnificence of Dubrovnik.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    An intelligent likeable man, a good ambassador for Croatia!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Although not a lot of walking is required, comfortable shoes and beach shoes are essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I can thoroughly recommend this trip
  • Reviewed July 2016
    Janet Gibbons

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmation Coast

    I've been on a number of Exodus trips and this one did not disappoint. An excellent varied trip with a really good group of fellow travellers who gelled well and were lead by great group leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Everyday there was some thoroughly enjoyable experience. Croatia is a very lovely place.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ivica (Ivan) was a great group leader who was fun and enthusiastic and worked very hard to ensure that all group members enjoyed their trip. He took us to some great places to eat and we had some fun evenings out.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Read trip notes carefully! It was incredibly hot as a July departure. Also walks were quite challenging for some group members including myself! I do think very good walking shoes or boots are essential not just recommended.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Despite the heat and my walking difficulties, it was a great trip and I'd highly recommend it!
  • Reviewed October 2015

    Croatia must see - very picturesque

    The trip to Croatia was excellent. I arrived early to enable me to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, truly amazing. The tour was fantastic, we had a great guide and a fun group. The group was small - 9, which made it easy to get around. The accommodations chosen where in great locations, quiet and comfortable. The tour had a nice mix of structured time and individual time. One half day event should be changed, feedback was provided to improve the tour for others - otherwise it would have been excellent. After the tour I spent an additional 3 days to allow me to visit Mostar and Montenegro. If you are limited to the 7 day tour, I recommend you visit the island of Lokrum as the other two locations are a 12 hour day with 6-7 hours driving time.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Most inspirational moment was watching the sunset in Dubrovnik from the top of the cable car Also need to mention the island of Mljet, enjoyed the hike to the fire station - what an incredible view and the swim in the lakes - so peaceful and refreshing.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader Marko was outstanding, always had a smile and very enthusiastic about his country. Helpful in providing options and supportive to those who required additional assistance. The local guides where very knowledgeable during the city tours and provided excellent advice on places to eat.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the advice of the group leader and local guides, they help make the best of your time. Go early to the Old Town's you will have the place almost to yourself Stay longer and do a few other tours on your own

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you for a great trip Exodus I would definitely recommend this travel company to my friends and family!
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Natalie Schneider

    Dalmatian Coast

    Overall I thought the trip was good and well organized. The small tour group size was perfect. I loved Croatia , it was beautiful. I think there are things that could be done to improve the trip: 1. Tour guide for the major cities/stops: We had no tour or tour guide for Split and it would have been helpful. The tour leader is NOT a tour guide. He just gave us maps and then we were on our own. 2. Hotels were all clean and nice except for the one in Dubrovnik. Its outdated and need to be renovated.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Loved walking the city walls in Dubrovnik.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was very nice and got us from point A to point B every time. I think he could have shared more about the country's history while we were on the boat, bus, etc. That is the point of having a local tour leader.
  • Reviewed July 2015
    Paul Meier

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

    The trip starts in Trogir for one night and then moves to Korcula Island for 3 nights. On Korcula, the visit includes a visit to the medieval walled town of Korcula (day 1), a walk from Pupnat to Korcula(day 2) , and a boat trip to Mljet Island with a walk to the peak of Montokuc (day 3), Following this, we returned to the mainland by ferry and stopped at Ston on the way to Dubrovnik. In Ston, we had a wine tasting tour. The second day in Dubrovnik, we visited the old town inside the city walls. On the last day, we took the optional trip to Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina to see the rebuilt bridge, destroyed in 1993.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    We were fortunate that a Croatian music festival was going on while we were visiting the old city of Dubrovnik, and were able to hear symphonic and operatic music within the old walled city one evening after a dinner.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader, Zelko Zarak, was a very knowledgeable leader with superb English skills. In addition to his historical and local knowledge, he was more like a friend than guide, integrating himself into our group dinners and activities. Even though our Dubrovnik dinner ended around midnight, he still encouraged us to listen to the Croatian music festival, while still keeping the group together under very crowded circumstances. Truly, I believe he is a reason why our group of 15 bonded so well.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As our tour included several walks along city walls, a climb up to the top of Montokuc, and many optional climbs up church steeples and minarets, booking the tour in cooler months may be a plus. We went in mid-July.
  • Reviewed October 2014
    Susan Forrest

    Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

    Our holiday got off to a bad start when we missed our flight connection in Zagreb and had to wait 8 hours for the next flight to Split. The connection time was too short as it was only 30 minutes, and I think that Exodus made a mistake by booking these flights. The rest of the holiday was fine until we reached Dubrovnik. The Hotel Sumratin was simply below standard and did not have the facilities that we expected. It was dirty, noisy, the bathroom was the size of a cupboard, and the breakfast was disgusting. In fact, everyone on the tour got sick with food poisoning on the last two days and we believe it was the hotel breakfast that caused this. This hotel was not of the standard that you would expect from an Exodus holiday and the last two days (and most of the week following) were ruined due to sickness.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I can't think of one.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was a little on the young side at only 24 years old, but otherwise he was fine.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do not book this holiday if it includes staying at the Hotel Sumartin, Dubrovnik.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I think Exodus should cancel its agreement with the Hotel Sumartin and never use it again.

    Reply from Exodus

    Reply from Exodus

    We would like to apologise for Susan’s far from ideal start to her holiday as we realise it must have been very disappointing to have arrived into Croatia much later than planned. We would like to assure Susan that these flights met the minimum connection time in Zagreb and we have used these flight times for our clients previously without issue. Having said this, we have asked our aviation team to look into alternative options for next season’s departures. Further to recent feedback we are no longer using the Hotel Sumratin for this tour, which we hope will help to avoid similar client disappointment going forward.

    David Sear- Product Manager for Croatia

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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. 


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