Dalmatian Coast Discovery Tour

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Discovery Tours
from £1,299pp with flights

Situated on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian Coast, the resort of Baska Voda (pronounced Bashka Voda) is an attractive base from which to explore the local area. From here, ancient cities and beautiful countryside are within easy reach by road. Daily sightseeing excursions will reveal some of the most celebrated sites in the area. We’ll take you to explore the maze of narrow streets in Split’s old town and admire the impressive architecture of the UNESCO listed Diocletian's Palace and also take you to the gushing waterfalls bursting out of the forest in Krka National Park. Feel tiny as you travel by boat through the towering sides of Cetina Gorge, enjoy the beauty of the Biokovo Mountains and distant coast from an elevated viewpoint and explore the ancient walled city of Trogir, built on an island.

Holiday Highlights

  •  Travel by boat through the impressive Cetina Gorge
  •  Discover the medieval walled city of Trogir
  •  Explore the dramatic Waterfalls of Krka National Park
  •  Visit the Diocletian’s Palace in the historic city of Split

What’s included

  • Good quality en-suite accommodation in one of our European partner hotels
  • Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
  • The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ leader
  • Full day excursions with all essential transport in resort
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

Holiday information

All transport relevant to the itinerary is included in the price of your holiday, but for flexibility, we do not include entrances. Please allow around 335 Kuna per person for entrance fees. Discovery holidays involve active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet. Optional short walks of approximately 2½ miles allow you to stretch your legs and see the best of the local scenery.

 

Arrive at the Hotel Villa Bacchus in the coastal town of Baska Voda. Unpack, relax and start to meet your fellow guests.


Today we head for Makarska - the largest resort in the area - which has a popular and bustling harbour. A pleasant coastal drive offers superb views of the coast and the islands. Just outside of Makarska, there is the opportunity to take a gentle shady walk, with the foothills of the Biokovo mountains rising around you. There will be time at the end of the day to explore the town, or perhaps visit a harbourside café, before returning to the hotel.


The Cetina River flows into the Adriatic at Omiš, a few miles north of Baška Voda. On its way to the sea, the river carved an impressive gorge that we'll explore by boat from Omiš, stopping upstream for refreshments or lunch before returning to the town. Omiš itself has some delightful old churches and narrow streets to explore, and a spectacular view over the town from an elevated fortress.


Today is a free day where there are no organised excursions. This is an ideal opportunity for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or explore in and around Baska Voda independently. Baska Voda has several very nice pebble beaches if you fancy a day relaxing by the sea; most beaches are backed by large pine trees which provide some shade. If you fancy stretching your legs, you could stroll along the coast to the town of Brela to enjoy sea views one way and views of the Biokovo Mountains the other. Walks inland to the villages of Bast and Topici are another option; both are renowned for their locally made bread, cheese and prosciutto and traditional buildings.


Split is the region’s capital and the second-largest city in Croatia. At its heart is an enthralling old town of narrow streets and ancient buildings including the Diocletian’s Palace - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and the Cathedral of St Domnius.


A little way north of Split is the impressive city of Trogir. Built on an island, this beautiful walled city houses a maze of narrow streets, elegant waterfront cafés and dramatic fortifications. After exploring Trogir we travel further along the coast, then inland to the dramatic waterfalls at Krka. Here, a boardwalk and broad path allow us to enjoy walking around this spectacular series of cascades.


High above the coastal towns rise the Biokovo mountains and the summit of Vošac which peaks at nearly 4,700 feet. A spectacular road with stunning views winds its way up to the intriguing limestone plateau which you will reach by bus. A short stony path leads to a viewpoint in a saddle below the summit of Vošac from which there are dramatic views along the coast and over the offshore islands of Brač and Hvar.


Depart after a leisurely breakfast.


Holiday information

All transport relevant to the itinerary is included in the price of your holiday, but for flexibility, we do not include entrances. Please allow around 335 Kuna per person for entrance fees. Discovery holidays involve active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet. Optional short walks of approximately 2½ miles allow you to stretch your legs and see the best of the local scenery.

 

Arrive at the Hotel Villa Bacchus in the coastal town of Baska Voda. Unpack, relax and start to meet your fellow guests.


Today we head for Makarska - the largest resort in the area - which has a popular and bustling harbour. A pleasant coastal drive offers superb views of the coast and the islands. Just outside of Makarska, there is the opportunity to take a gentle shady walk, with the foothills of the Biokovo mountains rising around you. There will be time at the end of the day to explore the town, or perhaps visit a harbourside café, before returning to the hotel.


The Cetina River flows into the Adriatic at Omiš, a few miles north of Baška Voda. On its way to the sea, the river carved an impressive gorge that we'll explore by boat from Omiš, stopping upstream for refreshments or lunch before returning to the town. Omiš itself has some delightful old churches and narrow streets to explore, and a spectacular view over the town from an elevated fortress.


Split is the region’s capital and the second largest city in Croatia. At its heart is an enthralling old town of narrow streets and ancient buildings including the Diocletian’s Palace - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and the Cathedral of St Domnius.


Today is a free day where there are no organised excursions. This is an ideal opportunity for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or explore in and around Baska Voda independently. Baska Voda has several very nice pebble beaches if you fancy a day relaxing by the sea; most beaches are backed by large pine trees which provide some shade. If you fancy stretching your legs, you could stroll along the coast to the town of Brela to enjoy sea views one way and views of the Biokovo Mountains the other. Walks inland to the villages of Bast and Topici are another option; both are renowned for their locally made bread, cheese and prosciutto and traditional buildings.


A little way north of Split is the impressive city of Trogir. Built on an island, this beautiful walled city houses a maze of narrow streets, elegant waterfront cafés and dramatic fortifications. After exploring Trogir we travel further along the coast, then inland to the dramatic waterfalls at Krka. Here, a boardwalk and broad path allows us to enjoy walking around this spectacular series of cascades.


High above the coastal towns rise the Biokovo mountains and the summit of Vošac which peaks at nearly 4,700 feet. A spectacular road with stunning views winds its way up to the intriguing limestone plateau which you will reach by bus. A short stony path leads to a viewpoint in a saddle below the summit of Vošac from which there are dramatic views along the coast and over the offshore islands of Brač and Hvar.


Depart after a leisurely breakfast.


Baska Voda Itinerary Map

Hotel Villa Bacchus - Dalmatian Coast

The 4-star Hotel Bacchus is located on the seafront, overlooking the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and the island of Brač. There is a peaceful pebble beach in front of the hotel where sun loungers and beach towels can be hired.  Built in 2003, Hotel Villa Bacchus is owned by the Divic family, and guest have rated the accommodation, meals and service very highly. Winner of three HF Hotel Awards in 2018 based on guest feedback.  

Facilities

The hotel has a good range of facilities and public rooms, including a lounge bar perfect for meeting fellow guests.

There's an attractive restaurant which takes full advantage of the sea views and opens onto a terrace where meals can be taken in good weather.

Hotel Bacchus offers a modern leisure suite on the lower floor with a sauna and spa pool - perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.

The hotel also has internet access.

Food & Drink

Our holidays at Hotel Bacchus are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.

Breakfast

There is an extensive selection of hot and cold options for breakfast from a s self-select buffet. Hot options are cooked fresh to order and include boiled or poached eggs, bacon, and omelettes.

Lunch (payable locally)

There are a number of shops in Baška Voda, where you can buy ingredients for your picnic lunch. On other days it may be possible to eat in local cafés; your leader will advise you of all the options.

Evening meal

The three course evening meal offers a mixture of Croatian and international dishes, and, as might be expected, there are fish and seafood options. The starter is selected from a superb buffet with a wide variety of salads, soup and hot dishes. Main course is selected from the extensive menu.

Drinks

The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits

Your Evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer whilst finding out more about the next day's walks. We'll enjoy a leisurely evening meal and you may also like to join your leader for an evening stroll along the prom to the harbour and visit one of the local bars, or enjoy a boat trip along the beautiful Adriatic Coast.

Your leader will also keep you informed of any local events going on nearby. Alternatively, you may like to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests.

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Getting to Hotel Villa Bacchus - Dalmatian Coast

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What to Bring

To enjoy your holiday comfortably and safely, it’s essential that your clothing and footwear is suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Changeable weather is possible throughout the year, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities – hot, cold, wet or dry.

All of our Discovery Tours involve active sightseeing and you should therefore be prepared for walking between the sights and wear flat, comfortable shoes. In the evening most guests wear casual clothing.
You will probably find a small rucksack or cross-body bag useful for carrying spare clothing, camera, sun protection, drinks (at least 2 litres) etc during the day. A money belt is always a good idea.

You’ll also need to bring your:

  • Booking confirmation
  • Travel insurance cover note and contact details
  • European Health Insurance Card (if applicable)
  • Completed guest registration form
  • Photocopy of photo page of passport
  • Sunhat, sun cream and sunglasses
  • Medication: If you require any medication, please take adequate supplies for the duration of your holiday. It’s advisable to carry your medication in your hand luggage instead of packing it in your suitcase

Janet Coles

Janet Coles was born into a family of hoteliers in Torbay and visited Dartmoor and the South Devon Coast as a child. She is a Dartmoor National Park Guide and holder of the Walking Group Leader National Award. Educated at the French Institute in London, she became very absorbed in French culture. Subsequently, she followed a career as a bi-lingual secretary in London for 10 years before returning to Devon. Janet also speaks German and Spanish and is interested in European history. Her 10 years’ of leading with HF Holidays have taken her all over Europe on City Breaks and walking holidays, including Baska Voda. In her spare time she likes to explore new destinations abroad with her husband or to spend time with her seven grandchildren.

Alan Winfield

Alan Winfield has been leading for HF Holidays since 1990. He leads Walking and Discovery holidays in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. He also leads City Breaks in Italy. A Yorkshireman by birth and upbringing, he now lives in Cambridge. Alan is a retired teacher and university lecturer and his other passion is amateur theatre where he has taken roles in musicals for over 50 years.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2021
19 Jun - 26 Jun
7 Discovery Tour £1,299 Available Trip Notes Book Now
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2021
19 Jun - 26 Jun
7 Discovery Tour £1,099 Available Trip Notes Book Now

Important Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £27 per night.
  • Sea view: £22 per room per night.
  • Travel: Flight supplement from Manchester: £60pp.
  • Independent guests can join our transfer from Dubrovnik Airport: £38pp one way.
Duration:
7 nights
Interests:
Discovery Tours

7 nights from £1,299pp with flights

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