South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
Explore a thousand years of history on Croatia's third largest island Brac and the world famous old town of Dubrovnik!
Your ten night holiday begins 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.
Finishing up with island life we take the ferry to the world famous Dubrovnik. Here 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.
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.
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. Walk through the scented pine woods on islands of Koločep, Lopud and Šipan to open vistas across land and sea.
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Itinerary & Travel
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.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.