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Top Dubrovnik Attractions

Fortress Walls

Sponza Palace

Lokrum Island

Stradun Street

Fort Lovrijenac

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Top Activities in Dubrovnik

Walking the historic walls of the city

Kayaking out to Lokrum Island

Relaxing on the beaches surrounding the city

Wine tasting in the romantic cafes

Catching a play in Fort Lovrijenac

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Reviews of Dubrovnik Tours
99% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 245 Great 85 Average 13 Disappointing 1 Terrible 2
Value
4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
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Beauiful Croatia July 2019

5.0

Jewels of the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia

This was our first Bus Tour. While we did enjopy the spots we visited, we felt that there were too many towns and not enough time in each, necessitating more time on the bus. Nevertheless the value of the tour is undeniable. The Tour director Jon, was extremely professional and he was a huge positive on the trip. The topography of Croatia was spectacular, the Sea and mountain views were gorgeous. Lake Bled, the Postojna Caves, Opatija/Plitvice Lakes, Debrovnik, the Roman Ruins, Zagreb were wonderful. The hotels were all clean and rooms were comfortable. Unfortunately my partner Barbara fell and injured her face and broke her glasses on the way to Debrovnik. Jon was extremely concerned offered to find a doctor ()which Barbara declined) but Jon took the broken glasses to an occulist who temporarliy repaired the frames. Two of our fellow travelors who were Nurses took care of Barbara after the accident. Read more

Operator SmarTours

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Mountain walking in a beautiful country October 2018

4.0

Croatia: Islands & Mountains

The first part of the week is a whistle-stop tour of some of Croatia's top
spots (Dubrovnik old town, Bol on the island of Brac, Split, Skradinski buk
waterfalls), with a walk each day and quite a bit of travelling.

The remainder of the week is at one base, with longer, mountain walks in
Paklenica National Park and a final few hours in Zadar before the plane home.

Our Croatian guide was brilliant and gave us loads of insights into the
history of the area, how the mountain people lived as well as taking us to an
authentic Croatian restaurant, a mountain refuge and visits to local houses
where we sampled local produce.
I loved the sunset at Dubrovnik old town, plus the views from the summits we
visited were absolutely stunning (my favourite was probably from Vidova Gora
on Brac island).


Zeljko, our guide, was fantastic. He couldn't have been any better. He was
extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer everybody's questions. He
loved his country and wanted to share his knowledge with us whenever he got
the opportunity. We got a real insight into the complicated history of the
country and into the way people live.

We were caught out by an unexpected storm while up on a mountain walk one
day. The Bora winds were far stronger than forecast and we had to get off the
mountain as it was dangerous. Zeljko was calm and professional, got everyone
to safety and managed to organise alternative transport for us all to get us
to our destination on the island of Brac. He also made sure that everyone got
to where they needed to be at the end of the week (as not everyone was
travelling home on the group flight).


If you want to swim, the sea around Dubrovnik was lovely and warm but at
Starigrad Paklenica it was chilly (to say the least)! This could just be
because of the weather but it's possibly more protected around Dubrovnik.
Also the opportunity to swim around the Skradinski Buk waterfalls was not
quite what I had imagined. It's fairly touristy and the area for swimming is
quite restricted. Also, if you want to wander around the waterfalls on the
wooden walkways you won't have time to swim as well.

Many of the mountain paths are rocky and loose. If you are used to mountain
walking you won't have a problem but some people in the group found this
more difficult.

We went at the end of September and it was chillier than expected on some
days (but very hot on others). As well as light hiking gear, make sure you
take a waterproof jacket AND trousers, take some long trousers - not just
shorts, and possibly even a pair of light gloves and a hat.


Croatia is a beautiful country. This trip gave me a really good overview and
insight into the Dalmatian coastal region (as well as some very enjoyable
walking). I definitely want to go back!


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Blown away! October 2018

5.0

Croatia: Islands & Mountains

Our week in Croatia was a very enjoyable mix of hiking, sightseeing,
socialising, food and wine. It also included perhaps a little too much
adventure when the bora winds struck. On our second hike the winds, gusting
at record speeds, literally blew several of us off our feet. Luckily injuries
were limited to bruises and scrapes. Our leader, Zeljko Zarak, managed to get
us all safely back despite road closures and emergency conditions.
Otherwise the weather was beautiful, the hikes challenging but satisfying and
the companionship of the group very pleasant. Some beach time was also
included, as well as historical and architectural experiences in Dubrovnik,
Split and Zadar.
Zeljko provided very interesting and informative background on the history
and politics of the country.
I liked the fact that dinners were on our own but also appreciated Zeljko
arranging several optional meals, particularly a bean soup lunch at the
midpoint of one hike and a superb dinner at a family farm in Bol. My
girlfriend and I are vegan/vegetarian and were initially concerned by what we
heard was a heavily meat-based diet in Croatia. But we were very pleased with
the options available to us.
We were also told the hotels were very basic but all of them were excellent
and each was better than the last as we moved from Dubrovnik to Bol to
Starigrad and then Zadar.
When adversity struck in the form of record bora winds I was impressed with
the way the group pulled together, helping my girlfriend and I with first aid
for our bumps, scrapes and shock. And our leader, Zeljko Zarak, kept everyone
together, safe and calm. He got us into a sheltered space and then shepherded
us to a nearby inn for warm drinks and comfort while he organised
transportation. This wasn't easy as this was a real emergency in that part of
Croatia. We heard later about an emergency rescue for other hikers and
reports of a windsurfer missing and presumed dead. All the locals said this
was very early for the bora winds and that they were stronger than anything
in the past 100 years. Roads were closed but Zeljko was able to arrange vans
to get us safely back to our hotel.


Zeljko Zarak was excellent, very personable and helpful. He also provided
excellent on the area, its history and politics.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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A great mixture of being active, sight seeing and relaxation October 2018

5.0

Croatia: Islands & Mountains

All the reviews provide great advice and insights - I recommend reading them
and I'll try not to duplicate their excellent advice.

It is a Level 3 hike, so it's not a stroll in the park on flat surface.
You'll enjoy the trip more if you've put some training before hand. Look at
Exodus' training advice. As Kathryn mentioned, the Dalmatian Coast is
limestone so lots of different size rocks, and lots of going up, and down.
Take good hiking boots and poles are really helpful.

For the going up, work on your cardio so you're not winded and you can enjoy
the views.

For going down, work into you daily routine going down stairs. Forward and
backward lunges using a bosu is also good to help strength your knees/quads
for the descents.

All of the hotels had access to swimming, so bring a bathing suit. There's
nothing better than going for a swim after a long hike. The beach in Bol is
lovely and it was so nice to just relax.

Seeing Dubrovnik, Bol, Split and Starigrad were a nice "taste" of Croatia.
It was also great to have a couple of nights in each location so you didn't
always feel like you arrived and then had to pack up and go.
A lot of people have asked me this and I have a hard time picking one thing.
The trip is a great blend of many, many elements from traditional sight
seeing to the hiking. I love being active during the day and then going back
to the hotel for a swim and a lovely meal at a local restaurant.

The people on my tour and our conversations were also a highlight. We were a
diverse group (Canada, UK, US and Germany) from mid 30s to 60s, with
different backgrounds (artist, engineers, health professionals, IT, lawyer,
marketing, publishing, teachers, etc). I know I've made some new friends on
this trip.


Ivan is awesome and it's easy to underestimate how good he is.

Herding 16 adults is a challenge and he did it with skill and diplomacy. As
I mentioned, we're a diverse group and we all had different ideas of what we
wanted out of our holiday and he took into account.

This was my first Exodus trip and I'm looking to do another trip in part
based on Ivan.


As noted above, put in time before hand to do some training so you can enjoy
the trip. While going up is harder for cardio, most people have more
challenges with going down.

A couple of months before add going down stairs. It will help to build up
your quads and strengthen your knees. I did this leading up to the trip and
I didn't have any problems. I was given this advice before going to do the
Inca Trail and I didn't listen to it. On the Inca trail I was stiff but in
Croatia I didn't have any issues. (Exodus also rates their Inca Trail trip a
Level 3.)


It's a great trip. Highly recommend it.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Absolutely amazing..... October 2018

5.0

Croatia: Islands & Mountains

The trip was amazing - made so by the friendliest and most accommodating tour
guide, great tour group, and the beautiful trails and amazing food.
I have done group tours before and this was my first with Exodus, and
honestly was the best tour group I could have asked for. Everyone clicked and
we all got along and enjoyed our hikes and chats along the way. Needless to
say the Dalmatian Coast did not disappoint. I enjoyed our hikes, the picnics,
the breakfasts together, the beautiful sea. The van rides were very
comfortable too.


The tour guide Ivan, was simply the best. He paid attention to each and
everyone of us and listened to what we had to say. He sang and chatted with
us along the trails, on the bus and the meals. He took care of specific needs
and requests as well. It will be tough for future guides to get a better
rating.


Yes, do this trip!!!!


I hope that the other Exodus trips are equally good.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Absolutely amazing..... October 2018

5.0

Croatia: Islands & Mountains

This trip was an amazing trip - made so by the friendliest and most
accommodating tour guide, great tour group, and beautiful trails and amazing
food.
I have done group tours before; this was my first with Exodus and honestly
this was the best tour group I could have asked for. Everyone clicked and we
all got along; didn't mind who walked next to us; Needless to mention, the
Dalmatian Coast did not disappoint. I enjoyed the hikes, the chatting along
the trails, singing, the picnics on the trails, the beautiful sea! Our van
rides were very comfortable.


The tour guide Ivan was simply the best. He paid attention to each and
everyone of us; listened to what we had to say, even when we just joked with
him; made arrangements for dinners at some of the best local places. Evan
sang "Marianne" along one of the trails to keep us entertained. If people had
specific needs he took care of them too. I think future tour guides will have
a tough time getting a better rating.


Yes, do this trip!!!!


I hope that the other Exodus trips are equally good.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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