8 days
Duration
Dubrovnik
Location
8+
Age
5/10
Activity level
Apr-Oct
Dates
4-16
Group size

On this Dubrovnik walking holiday you will discover stunning sceneries and landscapes of Dubrovnik Archipelago in a best possible way – at slow pace. It is perfect for those who like to enjoy the great outdoors on foot, no matter the age. The daily walking routes will cover visits to Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Mt. Srd and Mljet Island National Park. They are not too long or too strenuous, and at almost every point you will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim break. We will stay in 3* family run guesthouses. The first two nights we will stay in the picturesque Zaton Bay. The rest of the week we’ll spend in a secluded village of Sipan Island.

The people of Dubrovnik claim their city to take the top spot on this list. This walled town founded in the 7th century, holds a spot on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Apart from its gripping history, Dubrovnik is also interesting for the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Possibly the most beautiful part is Elaphiti Archipelago. This string of 13 green islands is covered by pine forests, has almost no traffic, and lots of sunshine and beaches. Together with Mljet Island National Park, they are not just places of incredible natural beauty. They are also an open air museums of history, art, architecture and folk traditions. Our experienced local guides will avoid overcrowded destinations ensuring you get the most authentic experience.

 

Day  ActivitiesPlaceLodgingMeals
Sat1ArrivalZaton BayZaton BayD
Sun2Mljet Island walkingMljet Island NPZaton BayB
Mon3Dubrovnik and Srdj hikingMount Srdj, DubrovnikSipan IslandBD
Tue4Sipan Island walkingSipan IslandSipan IslandBD
Wed5Optional daySipan IslandSipan IslandB
Thu6Kolocep Island hikingKolocep IslandSipan IslandBL
Fri7Lopud Island walkingLopud IslandSipan IslandBD
Sat8DepartureDubrovnikB
1

Arrive in Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik and enjoy famous Old Town and city walls before meeting with us at the harbour. From there we will transfer you to Zaton Bay. Zaton is a picturesque bay, 2 km (1.2 mi) long and situated just 8 km (5 mi) from Dubrovnik. Nestled in the bay are three willages – Zaton Mali, Zaton Veliki and Stikovica, and each of them has cozy waterfront restaurants where one can savor local specialties. At the first dinner together we will introduce all members of the group and go through the itinerary of this island walking holidays.
Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meals: D
2

Walk Mljet Island National Park

In the morning we take a boat from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island National Park. The Park boasts two beautiful salt-water lakes. The larger of the lakes has a tiny islet and there is a medieval monastery on that islet. Now, that is a sight you don’t see often. We will explore the Park on foot, enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the lakes and time permitting take a short boat ride the islet and monastery. Later in the afternoon we will take a boat back to Dubrovnik and return to Zaton for a quiet evening.
Accommodation: Zaton Bay; Meals: B; Walking: 3-4 hours, easy/moderate; Ferry: 1h 30min each way
3

Visit Dubrovnik and Hike Mount Srd

Playwright George Bernard Shaw famously said: “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” So, this day you will explore this paradise on earth, its 6 m (20 ft) thick walls, 17 fortresses, its cobbled streets and charming restaurants, and learn about its fascinating history. After sightseeing we hike to Srd, the mountain protecting Dubrovnik from the north, offering a great view of the area. You an also take an optional trip to the nearby Lokrum Island and enjoy its botanical garden and olive groves, or take the walking tour of Dubrovnik’s famous city walls. In the afternoon we will catch the boat to Sipan Island where we will be staying for the rest of the trip.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D; Walking: 3 hours, moderate; Drive: 15 min; Ferry: 1h.
4

Walk Sipan Island

On the fourth day we explore the largest of the Elaphiti Islands – Sipan. Colourful villages of Sudurad and Luka Sipanska and the valley between them have preserved the real country lifestyle, chapels, monasteries, palaces and summer houses of ancient Dubrovnik aristocracy. This island is unbelievably rich in cultural heritage, tales from the past and well-preserved monuments that witnessed its turbulent history. We will explore them by walking and there will be plenty of time to relax on beaches or in cafes.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D; Walking: 3- 4 hours, easy/moderate.
5

Optional Trip or Beach Day

Today is the last day for those who booked the 5-day option. We will transfer you to the airport, or if you are staying if Croatia our guides will happily share with you tips on how to get the best of your experience. The rest of the group is free to do whatever you enjoy the most: sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, walking or sea kayaking or sightseeing. You can also take an optional trip: your guide will share all the options with you.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B.

6

Hike Kolocep Island

We take the local boat in the morning and visit Kolocep Island, so very interesting for its dramatic scenery with rocky beaches, high cliffs and colorful reefs. There are no cars on this tiny island so the walk through the villages will be very enjoyable. On your walk across the island you will encounter many architectural remnants, witnesses of the turbulent history of the area: an old pre-Romantic chapel, ruins of the basilica, summer homes of Dubrovnik nobility, Napoelon’s fort and more. A pleasant noon siesta will take place in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere of Gornje Celo turquoise bay, near one of the best fish restaurants in the area.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, L; Walking: 3.5 hours easy/moderate; Ferry: 35 min each way.
7

Walk Lopud Island

Lopud is another island free of traffic. The only town on the island has no more than a couple of hundred permanent residents. Walking through the town you will enjoy the beautiful old houses and streets adorned with flowers. The sandy beach of Sunj Bay on Lopud’s southern side is the most popular beach of the Dubrovnik area. However this island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points. In the past it served as an observation point and it used to protect the island and the town of Dubrovnik. Today it offers stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.
Accommodation: Sipan Island; Meals: B, D; Walking: 4 hours; Ferry: 20 min each way.
8

Departure

On the last day we will transfer you back to Dubrovnik harbour. You can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. If you continue your holidays in Croatia feel free to ask our guides for any tips and recommendations. They will be happy to help.
Meals: B

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

  8-day  5-day 
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adult670 €760 €840 €560 €620 €660 €
child603 €684 €756 €504 €558 €594 €
single804 €912 €1008 €672 €744 €792 €

All prices are per person.

Child discount valid for children aged 12 and under at time of travel.

Seasons 2020
Low: April 18 – May 29; September 26 – October 17
Intermediate: May 30 – June 19;  September 12 – 25
High: June 20 – September 11

Departure dates 2020 - Saturdays
April25
May1630
June13
July
August29
September1226
October10

Other dates on request.

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • meals as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 lunch)
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • local taxes and permits
  • Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
  • local transfers
  • skilled English speaking guide and assistance
  • insurance

Not included:

  • airfare
  • airport or hotel pick up and drop off
  • drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • tips and other personal expenses
  • optional trips

Arrival and departure airport: Dubrovnik

Arrival and departure transfers: Group meeting in Dubrovnik Gruz harbour for transfer to Zaton Bay. Return to Dubrovnik Gruz harbour included.

Arrival: Arrivals in Dubrovnik are recommended by 4:30 pm for the group meeting. If you arrive after 6 pm you may miss orientation.

Departure: You can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge.

Optional trips are not included in the price and can be booked on the spot. Optional trips cost approximately 40 – 70 € per person, payable on site, and are dependable on suitable weather conditions. The price is based on a minimum of 4 participants.

Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by  an adult.

Child discount: 8-12 years of age at time of travel. One child enjoying discount shares parents room; two or more children can have their own room. Single use rooms are available upon request with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.

Accommodation type: family run guesthouses in Zaton Bay and on Sipan Island.

Dubrovnik Islands Walking

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Dubrovnik Islands Walking map
Dubrovnik Islands Walking
Lopud Monastery view
Sipan hiking trail
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