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Day 1 / Mlini
Arrival to Dubrovnik airport and transfer to Villa Avantgarde Mlini. On arrival to Mlini, a seaside town on the Dubrovnik Riviera , check in to your hotel and then relax at leisure, walking the Mlini and Cavtat promenades. Discover the town's pretty pebble beaches or watch sunset in the beautiful Old Port. In the evening we all gather for a welcome dinner and briefing.
Day 2 / Kotor
Prepare for the first day of walking. After a 90 minute drive to Kotor we will start a guided sightseeing walking tour of the town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns on the Adriatic Coast, and discover the area’s important sailing tradition. Visit St Tryphon Cathedral with your guide, before enjoying a walk uo the hills above the Kotor town. The walk up the hills can be a little bit too much as it is a steep walk so feel free to stop and continue walking at your own pace.
Day 3 / Dubrovnik
Today we walk Dubrovnik, home to artists and scholars from around the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our walking tour includes visits to the fortified town center, where we’ll see the 15th-century Rector’s Palace that now houses the Museum of Dubrovnik; and an early 14th-century Franciscan Monastery that is home to one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies. In the afternoon we will have an opportunity to join an elective walk atop the city’s ancient ramparts (a little over a mile in length), where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the rooftops of Old Town and out into the blue Adriatic.
Day 4 / Mljet
Island-hop in the sun-drenched Adriatic to visit island Mljet National Park. We take the boat to Mljet island earlier in the morning where we will have our walking tour today. There, you'll find many miles of unspoiled countryside and walking paths around the lakes of Mljet national park waiting for us to discover them. Lunch is around 2 PM, exquisite sea food cought around the island provides new energy for the afternoon walk around the lakes of the national park. On the way back we will have a stop in Ston to walk the medieval walls built to protect the salt factories of the former Dubrovnik Republic.
Day 5 / Mostar
Mostar - Here, our local tour guide introduces us to the great history of this city known as “the window to the Orient”. We'll visit the Old Bazaar, full of picturesque shops and craft workshops, and the Mosque. After this, we'll enjoy a walk along the famous Turkish bridge from the 16thC. We'll have lots of free time for exciting shopping and the opportunity to taste authentic Bosnian specialties like cevapi, pita or burek. Then it's off to experience the wild beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the walled town of Pocitel, a UNESCO World Heritage site on our way to our final destination, one of the most-visited pilgrimage centers in all of Europe - Medjugorje.
Day 6 / Korcula
Discover Korcula Town, one of Eastern Europe's best-preserved medieval centers and a reputed home of Marco Polo. After a drive to Orebić where we'll board a boat and admire the striking blue color of the Adriatic as we make our way to Korcula Island. Wander around the streets of Korcula with your guide and see how nature, history and local culture merge together. Next, visit Marco Polo's supposed birthplace, St Marco Cathedral and other historical landmarks. Walk to the secluded swimming oasis of Stracincica Bay.
Day 7 / Lokrum
Spend the last day on your own to revisit the most interesting places from the past week or join the group to another island visit. Optional tour for today is island Lokrum, which is situated off the coast of Dubrovnik's old town. Famed as a quasi 'botanical garden,' with a collection of exotic and Mediterranean plants which are awaiting our discovery. We also visit the ruins of an old Benedictine monastery and enjoy great views looking back across to Dubrovnik as well as Napoleon's fortress In the evening we all gather to have a farewell dinner at our beach-front hotel Villa Ratac.