Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
George Bernard Shaw said 'those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik', also describing it as 'the pearl of the Adriatic'. With its impressive old town and dominating position on the Adriatic coast, the city is visually stunning and deserving of both Shaw's remarks and its UNESCO World Heritage status. Based on a comfortable boat, the trip begins in Dubrovnik where time is set aside to explore the narrow streets and lively town. Extending westerly into the Mediterranean the islands of southern Dalmatia are best explored by bike. Highlights include visiting the islands of Korcula and Mljet. This trip also includes an excursion across the Bosnian border to the beautiful historic town of Mostar.
|DAY 1||Arrival and guided tour of Dubrovnik. Cruise to Šipan Island|
|DAY 2||Cycle on the island of Šipan, cruise to Mljet for an afternoon cycle (10 + 30km)|
|DAY 3||Cruise to Lavasto, discover the island by bike (30km)|
|DAY 4||Cruise to Korcula, cycle from Brna to Vela Luka, cruise to Hvar (23km)|
|DAY 5||Excursion to Mostar|
|DAY 6||Cruise to Korcula Island, cycle to Korcula town (37km)|
|DAY 7||By boat to Slano on the mainland, cycle to Zaton (20km)|
|DAY 8||Trip concludes in Zaton|
This is well polished organization, with terrific, easy-going guides that were prepared! The boat was so accommodating and food always plentiful and delicious. That said, the guides made this trip. They were well informed and very committed to our vacation. They were extremely knowledgeable about their countries and willing to share it but not in the least boastful. I am almost afraid to try another trip as I am sure this one, with its guides, cannot be topped. The whole scenery, location, activity is extremely romantic in a rustic sense. The Croatian people are extremely hospitable and all have an excellent command of the English language among others. Although they are very used to tourists they are not yet spoiled and it is such a peaceful, serene, beautiful country. We always felt VERY safe.