Croatia vacation, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
An eight-day small group vacation taking in UNESCO cultural treats of Dubrovnik and Split, followed by island idylls of Mljet Island National Park and Korcula.
Split Dubrovnik Mljet Island National Park Korcula Ston
US $2249ToUS $2799excluding flights
Optional single supplement from £308 - £532.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
Description of Croatia vacation, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
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Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on vacation.
Our top tip:
Bring water shoes for stony beaches, and plenty of insect repellent.
Small group, max. 16 people. Min. age 16
Small 2* and 3* hotels, with the Korcula one by the sea.
Flights (with option to book your own too), accommodation, breakfasts, guide, transport.
Only breakfasts included. Budget £25-35 per day for others.
Solo travelers welcome for small surcharge.
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
8 Reviews of Croatia vacation, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2022 by Sylvia RobertsExcellent. Wish it had been longer. Our guide Ivan was exceptional and made it all so special. Thus was our first group vacation and we lived it. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Sep 2022 by Carol DayExcellent, varied. Beautiful locations. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jun 2022 by Elaine KiddExcellent....Croatia is so clean, so cared for - the urban landscapes are breathtaking and the islands are unspoilt and so so clean as is the water everywhere - amazing coastlines. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jul 2018 by Sara WillmottVery varied and enjoyable with a good mix of sightseeing- with excellent guides-and activity. Our local leader was exceptional-very good English, well informed, tolerant(!) and inclusive. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by Amanda LeesReally good. Guide Ivan was very good. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2015 by Christopher HawkerGood introduction to Croatia, made all the better, in our case, by an excellent 'tour leader'. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jun 2015 by Karin HerveusMost memorable or exciting part of your vacation? Islands of Mljet (nature park) and island of Korcula. Nice walks, great food and wine. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Jul 2015 by Diane BakerWhat was the most memorable part of your vacation? Just getting a glimpse of the Croatian coast with its scenery and history! Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
This is a relaxed itinerary, mainly based on sightseeing and exploring the stunning terrain on offer on the Dalmatian coast. Due to this, we have a pretty low impact on the environment and are always aware of our litter disposal and energy consumption anyway. The sightseeing aspect of the tour is actually really beneficial to the country and its several historical and cultural gems. The ancient, heavily walled city of Dubrovnik, for instance, benefits from tourist fees which go towards upkeep of the buildings. We visit the Rectorís Palace, the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries, the Stradun and the fortified walls themselves. Not only does this help preserve and celebrate Croatian culture history, but the locals benefit from tourists spending on souvenirs and food.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.
PeopleA Fair Deal:
We work closely with our local operator and ensure that all of our guides are local and that in exchange for their expertise that they are paid and treated fairly. The leaders will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.
Accommodation & Meals:
On this trip you will spend the week in comfortable, locally staffed hotels. We tend to avoid the larger chains and to invest in the smaller businesses, where our money stays local. All breakfasts and one picnic lunch is included. Croatian cuisine has a mixture of Central European, Italian and Balkan influences, producing a mixture of dishes like grilled lamb, pizza, fine seafood, pasta and salads. Your guide is local and will be able to recommend or arrange for you to eat in some unique, community-central restaurants. For example, in Ston, the group can stop to try oysters; or along the Peljesac Peninsula, there are several vineyards where there is the chance to try and buy some wine.