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BRAC

from £1125
Explore a thousand years of history on Croatia's third largest island!
  • Product Code 28940
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, New Holiday
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

We’re based in the fishing village of Postira, a short ferry and bus ride from Split, on the northern shore of Brac Island. Brac is the third largest island in the Croatian archipelago and has the highest peak, Vidova Gora (778m).

Centuries ago Brac's quarries provided the stone for Diocletian's Palace in Split and for the White House in Washington. Its fields provided olive oil and wine for Venice while its fish, goat and mutton fleshed out the diets of Venetians and locals alike.

The fingerprints of history are here in the maze of old goat trails and farm roads that cover the island like a fine net from one end to the other. It is along these trails and roads that we'll wander discovering sleepy villages, dramatic vistas of grey mountains set against blue seas and green fields overflowing with vines, olives, figs, kiwis, almonds and sour cherries. Postira harbour is the perfect place to watch the sun set at the end of the day.


Holiday Highlights

  • Sample Adriatic island life with fantastic varied walking.
  • Explore Split with a local guide.
  • Visit Blaca Monastery.
  • Opportunities to take a dip in the cool Adriatic Sea.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return fights Heathrow or Gatwick to Split (British Airways or Easyjet)
      Transfer to Brac by ferry
      Half board accommodation
      One dinner at a local restaurant
      Sightseeing Diocletians Split with a local English speaking guide
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade SS/4

  1. Day 1

    We fly from the UK to Split. Upon arrival we transfer from the airport to the port of Split, to take a ferry to Supetar on the island of Brac and then transfer to our hotel in Postira.

  2. Day 2

    Our first walk takes us from hotel to the village of Dol. Then up to the village of Skrip to visit the island's archaeological museum. After our visit we will walk down to Splitska and then back to the hotel. Entrance fee for the museum is 15 Kuna.
    The full walk is approximately 14 Km in length with options of reducing the walk to 5, 10 or 12 Km. Total ascent and descent is approximately +/- 220 m on paved roads, dirt tracks and established trails.

  3. Day 3

    Today we will drive to the picturesque village of Pucišca noted for its stone quarries and home to Croatia’s only stone mason school. We will visit the school in the morning and have an opportunity to explore the village. Shortly after lunch we will drive to Lovrecina Bay with its sandy beach and the ruins of an early Catholic Basilica. There will be time for a swim and an opportunity to relax before undertaking a leisurely and lovely walk back to our hotel along a well established coastal path offering dramatic views of the mountains on the mainland. 
    Total distance 5 km. Ascent and Descent - negligible.

  4. Day 4

    In the morning we will visit Supetar the islands main harbour and administrative Center. We will then walk from Mirca just outside Supetar to the village of Ložišca tucked up against a hillside overlooking the bay of Bobovišca. You can either drop directly down to the Bay or extend your walk along a track offering dramatic views over the bay and the western part of the island. We will meet up in the village of Bobovišca na moru where we will have an opportunity for a swim and have lunch before returning to our hotel.
    The walk is 6 km with an optional extension of 7 km. The trials are good with an ascent of 100m and descent of 200m.

  5. Day 5

    Our day will start with a ferry ride to Split where we will meet our local guide for a sightseeing tour of this city on the Adriatic. Split, Croatia’s second largest city has Diocletian’s Palace as its heart and soul. That will be the focus of our attention. Our guide will sketch the outlines of the city’s history and antiquities and then you will have an opportunity to explore on your own before returning to Brac later in the afternoon. 

  6. Day 6

    This day begins with a visit to the highest point on the Croatian archipelago. At 778 m above sea level Vidova Gora offers breathtaking views of the Adriatic and the islands to the south and west of Brac. A short drive will take us to the trail leading to the Blaca Monastery perhaps the most stunning and interesting of Bracs attractions. Pushed up and partially under the limestone cliffs on the island,s southern side Blaca served as a refuge for a group of Glagolitic monks who fled to Brac in the 15th century in an effort to preserve and promote the Croatian alphabet and language within the liturgy of the church. We will be given a guided tour of this unique building before we continue our walk down to the Bay of Blaca where we will be picked up by a small boat and taken to the resort town of Bol.  Our day will end with an opportunity to swim at Croatia’s most famous beach, Zlatni Rat. Entrance fee for the Blaca Monastery is 40 Kuna.
    The walk from the trail head to Blaca and then down to the bay is approximately 5 km and although the path is well established it is also rockey and care has to be taken particularly along the lower section. Ascent/descent of 350 m.

  7. Day 7

    Today will take us to the town of Milna on Brac’s west end. Located in a deep inlet Milna boasts the finest and largest natural harbour on the island. Surrounded by pine woods Milna has a laid back charm of its own. There are several walks and beaches to choose from promising a relaxing and interesting final day on the island of Brac. On our final evening we will go out for Dinner.

  8. Day 8

    This morning we say goodbye to Brac and carry our memories with us as we board the ferry back to Split and begin our journey home to the UK. 

Travel Details

  • Return fights Heathrow or Gatwick to Split (British Airways or Easyjet)
  • Transfer to Brac by ferry
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

 

 

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Hotel Lipa

Our home for the week is the 4 star hotel Lipa nestled in the bay of Postira. All though not the biggest of hotels it has a lovely veranda restaurant, outside freshwater swimming pool and of course easy access to the swim in the inviting waters of the Adriatic.


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