Croatia: Islands & Mountains

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4.5 Based on 16 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Countryside and village visits
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Ends Zadar, Croatia
  • +7
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  • Walk idyllic coastal and mountain routes 
  • Discover the beautiful UNESCO town of Dubrovnik
  • Experience the wilderness of Krka and Paklenica National Parks
The Croatia: Islands & Mountains tour starts from Dubrovnik and ends in Zadar. It is a countryside and village visits tour that takes 8 days taking you through Makarska, Brac, Dubrovnik and 6 other destinations in Croatia. Croatia: Islands & Mountains is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Enjoy the very best of Croatia; the coast and islands, the beautiful towns, near-perfect national parks and spectacular mountains. Starting in the fascinating UNESCO city of Dubrovnik, we begin our journey along the coast where the crystal clear sea forms the backdrop for many of our early walks, followed by the peaceful sound of waterfalls as we head into the national parks of Paklenica and Krka. Here we have a chance to visit Skradinski buk waterfalls and enjoy walks through spectacular gorges, forests and mountain scenery. *Temporary changes due to COVID-security measures.**Last updated: 22nd October 2020* At Exodus we acknowledge our responsibility to have the most up-to-date information on anything that will affect our customers on holiday, and to communicate this to our customers as effectively as possible.Our general global COVID security measures are described in our Travel">">TravelSafety Charter, and changes will be made to these measures as required by the global pandemic situation.However, we also expect there to be requirements, measures and sometimes itinerary changes that apply to certain trips only, and may well be temporary measures. We have highlighted all known changes in the section below. *Entry requirements*For all trips, having the correct documentation and visa, if required, remains the customer’s responsibility based on their own nationality. We therefore encourage all travellers to check entry requirements using the travel advice of their home nation for the relevant destination. For UK passport holders that is**The">"> Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) currently advises against all non-essential travel to Croatia. Information on local restrictions will be provided and updated in 2021, closer to the time when trips are operational again.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Great - but not 8 days
3 - Average
“Guide: Zelko is the best guide you can have in the region!
Transportation: great if you're about 5' tall - otherwise, leg room is a la Ryanair/Air Transat
Itinerary: great - for 6 days. Trip starts on Day 2 (guide and most of the group arrive near midnight on "day 1") and ends at 6am on Day 8 (guide takes group to airport at 5am on "day 8").”
Croatia islands and mountains sept 2016
5 - Excellent
“A memorable and very enjoyable holiday. We hesitated to book initially as we weren't sure about Croatia and almost booked an Italian trip but are now so glad we did. The guide was excellent and gave us a real insight into the country and its people. We loved the walks all came with excellent views and the scenery was far lovelier than we had expected it to be.”
Packed with activities
4 - Very Good
“Looking back it is amazing how much we packed in. Dubrovnik was very touristy and crowded but worth visiting. Great meal fish at the Moby Dick. Hotel Sumratin room ok but breakfast bad go to a cafe instead! Great walking with views. Brac very picturesque. Beach quite crowded with a sea gym feature. We got the boat back to the old town recommended. Split just enough time to see the basics and then onto Krka which is also crowded. Starigrad Paklenica in a beautiful walking area with limestone rocks. Hotel the best of the three. If you are flying later( to Manchester via Ryanair) definitely worth to beautiful Zadar. Worth waiting to book transport to the airport to see how many going later and can book taxi locally via the guide.”
Croatia: Islands & Mountains
5 - Excellent
“The guide Zeljko was excellent, good knowledge, excellent personality and sense of humour. His recommendation for restaurant in Dubrovnik was one of the best fish meals I have tasted.”
  • Day 1: Start Dubrovnik
  • Day 2: Walk from Gornji Obod to Strazisce Peak; transfer to Dubrovnik, explore the old town
  • Day 3: Transfer up the coast to the Biokovo Massif; walk above the town of Makarska; transfer to Bol on the Island of Brac
  • Day 4: Climb Vidova Gora for views over Bol and Zlatni Rat, the Golden Beach; afternoon to relax on the beach
  • Day 5: Catch the ferry to Split and enjoy a couple of hours exploring the old town before transferring to Krka N.P.; visit the Skradinski buk waterfalls.
  • Day 6: Velika Paklenica N.P. gorge walk via Ramici Village
  • Day 7: Another day in Paklenica N.P.; walk to a meadow beneath Bojin Kuk peak via the Mirila graves before returning to Starigrad Paklenica in the afternoon
  • Day 8: The tour Ends at Zadar Airport.
  • 7 nights in 2 and 3-star hotels , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Luggage transported by private vehicle 
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 6 days trekking
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus leader
  • Altitude maximum 1130m, average 583m
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to Dubrovnik and from Zadar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Croatia: Islands & Mountains tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Croatia: Islands & Mountains tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 June 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Croatia: Islands & Mountains tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Croatia: Islands & Mountains tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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