Take the scenic route from lively Dubrovnik to pristine Bled. Experience both history and nature at their best - from Roman ruins and walled cities to unspoilt beaches and rugged islands just off the Adriatic coast. Quaff wine with locals on Korcula, delve into the ancient history of Split, hike through the Rab hinterland and be swept up on the magic of Bled. Discover a wealth of European architecture and lose yourself in the serenity of this charming and picturesque region.
Days 1-2 Dubrovnik
A beautiful city of paved squares and terracotta roofs, Dubrovnik is aptly nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Walk along the imposing stone walls for spectacular views across the azure sea.
Days 3-4 Korcula
Visit an inland vineyard and sample the local wine, mixed, as the locals drink it, with water. End the day with a feast of Dalmatian produce, but be sure to leave room for dessert.
Days 5-6 Hvar
Spend the afternoon hiking among Hvar's fields of lavender and rosemary. Pass through small villages and take a sunset stroll along the town promenade.
Days 7-8 Split
The site of Roman Emperor Diocletian's retirement palace, Split is the heart and soul of Dalmatia. Explore the palace grounds which are now filled with homes, businesses and restaurants.
Day 9 Zadar
This coastal town is home to St Donatus Church, which possesses some of the finest Dalmatian metalwork in existence. For an insight into the relationship between the city and the sea, be sure to visit the musical steps on the waterfront.
Days 10-12 Rab Island
Relax on one of Rab's many unspoilt beaches or hike to the top of Kamenjak hill for panoramic views. Alternatively, explore the thick Kalifront forest and experience the natural wonders of this rugged island.
Days 13-15 Bled
Discover the gorgeous surrounds of Bled with its pristine lake and medieval fortress. There is plenty of time to work up an appetite for an optional final group dinner - perhaps canoe on the lake, delve into the depths of a cave or cycle to nearby Vintgar Gorge.