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Enjoy this old city of Dubrovnik chosen as a world heritage site by UNESCO lying on the coast of the southern most tip of Croatia on our walking and sightseeing holiday.

Guided Walking Holidays - In & Around Dubrovnik

As you wander through Dubrovnik’s perfectly preserved medieval streets and up and down the narrow, cobbled alleyways, a sense of history seeps into your senses allowing your imagination to take flight.

A walled city of intriguing narrow streets, squares and fine buildings in a spectacular setting. Its monumental walls, towers and fortresses cradle a unique historical and architectural heritage in a 21st century city. Although the main streets have been turned over to shops, bars and restaurants, people still live in the upper alleys where the sounds and smells of family life spill out into the steep and seemingly endless staircases and along winding narrow passages. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays. 

The high walls of Dubrovnik give us a bird’s eye view of not only this beautiful terracotta roofed city but also of the many quiet, secluded bays dotted around the peninsula which are popular spots with the local fishermen. By cable car we soar higher above the city to the summit of Mount Srd where from the top we are offered panoramic views of the city below, to the bays beyond, across to the Elafiti Islands and into the Adriatic.

Described by many as the high point of any holiday to Dubrovnik the Elafiti Islands are but a short boat journey away. The traditionally relaxed way of Adriatic life can be experienced on these small, hilly and forested islands. Ston has the second longest defensive walls in the world - second to the Great Wall of China and with its many churches and links to the ancient salt trade will make for an interesting and varied day.

Spring brings wild flowers that colour the surrounding hills whereas autumn brings the traditional markets overflowing with fruit and vegetables. Whichever time of year you decide to visit we will explore the half-forgotten trails of the countryside, the Elafiti Islands, Mount Srd or visit the charming seaside town of Cavtat, there is plenty to see and do all from our specially selected hotel.

Holiday Highlights

  • Wander around the impressive walls and perfectly preserved medieval centre of Dubrovnik. 
  • Soar high above the city to the top of Mount Srd.
  • Explore the Elafiti Islands on foot and by boat. 
  • Discover the fortified walls of Ston.
  • Learn about Dubrovnik's turbulent past from a local guide.
  • Experience more than just the old town as we take to the sea and the mountains.
  • At the end of the day, relax in our specially selected hotel.
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 flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways or Easyjet)  
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      One meal in a local restaurant
      English speaking local  guide for a half day city tour
      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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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, 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

    Fly from the UK to Dubrovnik. On arrival transfer by road to our hotel for 7 nights’ accommodation. Depending on our time of arrival there may be time for an orientation tour around the neighbourhood and perhaps even a walk through the pine forest ringing nearby Mount Petka.

  2. Day 2

    In the morning we will enjoy a walk around the old town accompanied by a local guide. After a break for lunch you'll have the opportunity to walk the city walls offering you classic views over the rooftops of the old town. The afternoon will will be topped off with a walk along the coast to Sveti Jakov and back offering memorable views of the old harbour and the defensive walls of the old city.

  3. Day 3

    A leisurely morning walk from our hotel around Babin Kuk will offer us a good view of the Elafiti Islands and the coastal range to the northwest of Dubrovnik. After a coffee break at the Yacht Club you'll have the choice of exploring more of the old town, relaxing by the hotel pool or undertaking a longer walk following the old aqueduct high above Dubrovacka Rijeka, a long narrow inlet flanked by the high hills of the coastal range.
    9km, Ascent/Descent Minimal, 2.5hrs.

  4. Day 4

    We are off on an all day excursion by boat to the Elafiti Islands. Linked to the medieval Republic the islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan were home to many of the captains and sailors that manned Dubrovnik's mercantile fleet. Our visit to the islands will be shaped by the weather and the interests of the group. A variety of walks, leisurely strolls and swimming opportunities will make this a day to remember.
    Kolocep - 3km, 1.5hrs. Lopud - 5km, Ascent/Descent 200m, 2.5hrs. Sipad - 1.5hrs gentle walking.

  5. Day 5

    Today takes us to Ston once the northern boundary of the Republic. Famous for its salt pans and 7 km of fortifications, the longest stretch of defensive walls on the European continent Ston today is famous for its aquaculture producing the best oysters and mussels in the region. On our way there we might stop in Trsteno where an optional visit to one of Europe's oldest Arboretums can be arranged. Once having arrived in Ston a variety of possibilities present themselves. A visit to a small local winery in the nearby village of Broce, a choice of walks including an opportunity to explore Ston's fortifications and walls and the possibility of sampling the local oysters and mussels are all on the day's menu.
    10km, Ascent/Descent 150m, 3hrs.

  6. Day 6

    Today we have another opportunity to visit the old town and have a dramatic bird's eye view of the walled city from the top of Mount Srd. Whether our ascent is on foot or by cable car the views are breath-taking. In the afternoon we can either continue to explore the old town or take a short ferry ride to the island of Lokrum just outside the old harbour. The island offers walking and swimming opportunities and is a favourite haven for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the old town.
    4km, Ascent/Descent 400m, 1.5hrs.

  7. Day 7

    Our final day takes us to the resort of Cavtat. The more energetic in the group can continue on to the village of Cilipi and after visiting the local church can walk back to Cavtat along a path once used by traders carrying goods to and from Constantinople. Those choosing a more leisurely day can discover shorter walks in and around Cavtat, have a swim or simply relax and watch the world go by seated in a comfortable chair in one of the many cafes and restaurants along the harbour front. 
    Walk to Cavtat 8km, Ascent 50m Descent 100m, 2.5hrs. 
    On our final evening we will be having dinner at a local restaurant.

  8. Day 8

    Transfer by road to Dubrovnik Airport for check-in & return flight to the UK.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways or Easyjet)  
  • Airport transfers by road c. 30 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • 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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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

The Grand Hotel Park, Dubrovnik

Highly categorized 4-star hotel with 244 modern and spacious rooms all with balconies guaranty a relaxing stay.

It is located in the most beautiful part of Dubrovnik, close to the promenade that will take you to the Lapad Bay and subtropical parks and Mediterranean plants surround the hotel.

With distinctive Italian interior design, all rooms are richly equipped with:

  • Intelligent Smartcard System
  • Air-conditioning
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini-bar
  • LCD Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Wifi

The hotel is in a lovely location and is surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants; the hotel is close to shops, banks, the post office and even tennis courts. What makes this even nicer is that the main area of Lupad where our hotel is situated is in a pedestrianised area. 

The Grand Hotel Park has a wide range of facilities on offer including: 
  • In and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • 24hr Reception
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa Centre
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gym
  • Bar

Buffet breakfasts and dinners are included where both breakfasts and most dinners will be taken in the hotel.

On our last night we will eat out at a local restaurant well respected and frequented by the locals as well.

Lunches are not included, and can be purchased at local supermarkets, bakeries, and cafes or restaurants.