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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we leave Croatia and travel to neighbouring Montenegro. After breakfast, we transfer to Dubrovnik port by coach, where we board the ferry to Kotor. Our sailing takes approx 3.5-4 hours and we will be accompanied by wonderful Adriatic views as we go. On arrival into Kotor, we make the short transfer to our hotel located in Dobrota, 2.5kms from Kotor Old Town
We get to know the Old Town of Kotor today with a guided visit of the city and the city's walls. After free time for lunch, we take a boat trip around Kotor Bay including Lady of the Rock island with its fascinating church and museum.
We travel to the famous village of Njegusi, the birthplace of Prince Njegusi (Montenegro's national hero), which lies on the slopes of Mt Lovcen. We visit a smokehouse and taste the local products before we continue to Lovcen National park, where we walk up to the prince's mausoleum and the mount's summit. 5kms/3.5 miles; 1.5-2 hours; A/D 350m
We start our day in Budva, with time to explore the town, before continuing to Brajici to begin our day's walk. We pass by the Kosmac-Fortress and reach St Spiridon mountain church. Here we start our descent to Praskavica Monastery with views of iconic Sveti Stefan as we go. 13kms/8 miles; 5 hours; A200m/D900m
Today is a free day. You may choose to relax at the hotel, take an optional excursion or explore the area around the hotel.
From Kotor Town, we'll walk amongst the mountains on a zig-zag trail which takes us to the top of Mt Vrmac. The views of Kotor Bay are spectacular! Today's walk will have the most challenging descent of the week's walks. 11kms/7 miles; 6 hours; A605m/D670m
A super day offering breath-taking views of Skadar Lake, the largest in Europe. Our day culminates in the old capital city of Cetinje. 8kms/5 miles; 3.5-4 hours; A/D 350m We return to our hotel with time to freshen up before eat go out for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Following breakfast, we make the transfer back to Dubrovnik for our return flight to the UK