Experience the beauty of coastal Croatia
Explore the medieval streets of Dubrovnik, sea-kayak to Lokrum Island and sample delicious local wines on a Dalmatian vineyard
Experience the beauty of coastal Croatia
Paddle from Dubrovnik to Lokrum Island by sea-kayak
Wild river thrills
Tube down the emerald stream, as it winds through the Cetina Canyon
Quad-bike your way to a local wine and cheese tasting
Explore the medieval beauty of Split and Dubrovnik
About your trip
Looking for the perfect long weekender? This coastal journey from Split to Dubrovnik could be it.
Combining medieval charm with adrenaline thrills, your adventure will see you and your fellow travellers tubing down the River Cetina and sea-kayaking around the Adriatic coast.
You’ll venture off-road into the pine-forested Dalmatian landscape and discover the region’s lesser-known (but no less delicious) wine heritage before your final stop: the golden splendour of Dubrovnik.
That’s if we can pull you away from the vineyards, of course.
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Local transport
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- Private airport transfers
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Touch-down in Split
Welcome to Split, home to beautiful churches, elegant streets and some of Croatia’s best restaurants and bars. Having been greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel, sink into that lazy holiday feeling as you head out with your group for a cool welcome beer (try the ožujsko – the nation’s favourite brand). After this light aperitif, get to know your fellow travellers over a few regional specialities – bon appetit.
Day 02 Explore Dalmatia by quad bike
Fuel up on breakfast at the hotel, then you’ll head out to explore the beauty of the landscape by quad bike. Passing pine forests, rugged shores, villages and towns, pull up for lunch to learn all about the region’s foodie traditions. Feast on fresh Dalmatian produce with your group (no diets welcome here), paired with organic wines from the local vineyards. Then, back in Split, we’ve left this evening free for you. Make your way to the sea-washed promenade to catch a beautiful sunset, before heading out for a few (not-so-organic) drinks.
Day 03 Tubing on River Cetina
You’re off to Zadvarje, a small village located in the depths of the Cetina river gorge, for a morning of tubing. Unfamiliar with the experience? Simply picture yourself sitting in a (big) rubber ring, letting the currents carry you downstream through the canyon. Picturesque, yes. As chilled as it sounds? Not quite… After this adrenaline hit, say hello to Dubrovnik. With beautiful fortress walls shielding the Old Town from the sea, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Day 04 Sightseeing in Dubrovnik
Day 4 means free time, and free time means indulging on the best of Dubrovnik, including its celebrated cuisine – be sure to try the fresh oysters and black cuttlefish risotto. Come afternoon, board a cable car (perhaps a little heavier than you were this morning) to the top of Srjd Hill, with spectacular views of the city and the sea below – the perfect group photo opportunity. Then, it’s onto the city’s vibrant bars. Kick back with an ožujsko, or head down to the harbour for a twilight stroll.
Day 05 Sea-kayak the Adriatic
Today’s adventure will see you explore the coast by sea-kayak, paddling out to Lokrum Island. Shrouded in mystery, this island is home to a colony of peacocks and rabbits, and is said to be cursed (don’t get lost…). Learn all about local lore surrounding the island from your kayaking guide, who will show you its hidden coves and talk you through the history of the region. On your last evening, savour the unique atmosphere of the city with new friends as you head out for your final dinner.
Day 06 Farewell, Dubrovnik
After breakfast at the hotel, it’s over to you to make your way to your next destination. Feel like exploring Europe further? Take a look at our Croatia kayaking adventure, which can be combined with a journey into the wilds of Slovenia for an epic Central European adventure.
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
Hotel Jupiter, Split
Cosy hotel nestled in the heart of Diocletian Palace
Besides its unique historical location, this urban hideout is located just a stone’s throw from restaurants, bars and the beachfront.
Why we stay here
This hotel offers all the basic amenities, with the big draw being its incredible location: nothing comes close to staying on the grounds of a 4th century Roman palace. Breathe the beautiful views of majestic arches and crumbling walls.
Hotel Lapad, Dubrovnik
Elegant hotel in a grand building dating back to 1912
Located at walking distance from the coast, this hotel enjoys sweeping views of the Adriatic. Wake up to the fresh sea breeze.
Why we stay here
Hotel Lapad boasts a gorgeous courtyard garden, decked out with a heated pool and lined with palm trees. Nestled along the coastline away from the bustle of the main town, you can relax in peace.
"My second trip with Flash Pack, this time to Croatia. Excellent activities, hotels and guide, good mix of people. Highly recommended."
"Great trip, great time, great people! Would definitely go again!"
"Great customer service - always a prompt response and very helpful. Everything was very well organised."
"This vacation was amazing. From the time your guide meets you at the airport until the end of your adventure is non-stop fun! The outings were all planned well and the guide was very experienced and knowledgeable."
Fly into Split Airport (SPU) and out of Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Please try to arrive before 3pm, although we will arrange an airport transfer for you at whichever time you arrive.
Feel free to depart anytime at your own leisure on day 6.
If you can’t swim, you’re still more than welcome to book this adventure, but please be aware that you won’t be able to participate in the kayaking and tubing activities due to safety concerns.
On our way to Dubrovnik, please note that we’ll briefly cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina. UK, US and Australian travellers will not need a visa for this.
Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.
We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, read more here.
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