- Walking tour of Dubrovnik's old town
- Excursion to the picturesque Konavle Valley and Cavtat
- Boat trip to the Elafiti Islands
Day 1 - London/Dubrovnik
On arrival at Dubrovnik airport, your driver will meet you and drive you along the stunning coastline to your hotel the Hotel Excelsior, located just outside the ancient city walls. Enjoy dinner at leisure this evening and wonder at the vistas of the Old City.
Day 2 - Explore Dubrovnik
There is no denying that the jewel of Southern Dalmatia is Dubrovnik. The famous Irish writer, Bernard Shaw, is quoted as saying 'Those who wish to see heaven on earth should come to Dubrovnik' and the same is true today. Your Dubrovnik expert guide will be delighted to show you their city, proclaimed a city museum by UNESCO. Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1,904 m long Gothic and Renaissance city walls with towers in each corner of the city, which are a real masterpiece of architecture. Visit the church of St. Blaise and the 14th century Franciscan Monastery whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites of the city. Visit the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace and the Dominican Church and Monastery. The Dominican church and Monastery were constructed during the 14th century, the same time as the city's walls were erected.
Travel to the heart of the Konavle Valley, the area known for its carefully preserved Croatian folk customs, rich national costumes and famous embroidery. Drive through the village Popovići and Radovčići where you are invited to a very special private home where you can see the traditional methods of silk production. In Konavle women keep the ancient handicraft tradition of small, non-profitable silk production.
Continue your tour to Cavtat, originally a Greek settlement called Epidauros. Around 228 BC it was under the Romans and later became a Roman colony. Cavtat boasts a beautiful promenade backed by pine forests rendering paths only a few meters from the sea. Cavtat is one of the rare places on the Croatian coast that can offer such harmony.
Day 3 - Elafiti Islands Exploration
Visit the beautiful Elafiti Islands which lie just off the coast. This archipelago is made up of many islands, most of which are uninhabited. As you sail towards the islands, you will hopefully enjoy some sun on the deck.
Eventually you will reach the island of Lopud, situated right in the centre of the Elafiti Archipelago. Here, the 15th-century cloister of the Franciscan monastery is one of the finest examples of the preserved medieval architecture in the Dubrovnik region. The island is also well known for its sandy beaches, so you could have a swim after enjoying a pleasant walk through the Mayneri Park. You may wish to enjoy some lunch at leisure in Lopud, trying some local specialties in the restaurant Obala, before you will be escorted on foot back to the boat and start cruising alongside the old city of Dubrovnik; where you will gain some memorable views of the famous walls from the sea.
Before you leave tomorrow do not miss an opportunity to visit one of our favorite local stops, a little café called Buza that is a little bar perched on the rocks beneath the city walls where you can watch the sunset from a relaxed viewpoint.
Day 4 - Depart Dubrovnik
Enjoy a relaxing morning at your hotel or catch up on some last minute shopping, before your driver collects you late morning for your return journey to the airport.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, this 4 day suggested journey in Croatia will cost from £1,380 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.