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The Elaphite Islands Day Tour – From Dubrovnik

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the delights of the three inhabited islands of the Elaphite Islands
  • See charming hamlets, gardens and Romanesque ruins on Kolocep, Lopud and Šipan Islands
  • Walk past gardens full of orange and lemon trees, pine and olive groves, and palm trees
  • Listen and be enchanted by the many legends and stories narrated by the guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    2 May 2016 - 23 Oct 2016: Wednesday


    8 hours approximately

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Pick-up from your hotel in Dubrovnik
    (Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up)

    Ending Point

    Same as start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    See the beautiful three inhabited islands of the picturesque Elaphite Islands - Koločep, Lopud and Šipan, and soak up the sunshine and the gentle breeze as you take a stroll on the scenic islands.

    The Elaphite Islands is made up of eight islands and is covered by lush Mediterranean vegetation of citrus plantations, pine and olive groves and palm trees. Observe the life of the local folks as you see the men fishing or playing cards and women busy with their regular household chores.

    Koločep, Lopud and Šipan are also full of lovely hamlets, gardens, renaissance churches and Romanesque ruins. You will be accompanied by a guide who will take you around the major highlights of the islands and narrate fascinating stories and legends surrounding these islands.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Dubrovnik and taken to the harbour from where you will take a boat to the Elaphite Islands, also known as Elafiti Islands. A guide will accompany you at all times, taking you around the major highlights and sharing interesting facts, stories and legends.

    During the course of the tour, you will visit three of the inhabited islands, which are as follows:

    Kolocep: See beautiful gardens full of oranges and lemon trees and 100 year old pine groves, coral trees and olive groves in this serene island. Kolocep Island was an important shipbuilding site in the Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic that existed from 1358 to 1808. You will also find several remnants of old Romanesque churches, basilica ruins and palaces scattered around the island.

    Lopud: Lopud Island is famous for its sandy beaches, especially in the Bay of Šunj. It is the most touristy out of the three islands with charming parks and beaches. The two major highlights of the island are the Franciscan Monastery and Gospe od Sunja church.

    Šipan: Šipan is the largest of the Elaphite Islands and has gardens full of olive and fig trees, vineyards and citrus groves. Wander around charming hamlets, admire the lovely gardens and see some beautiful renaissance churches, chapels and Romanesque ruins.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel transfers
    • English and German, or French guide (as per option chosen)
    • Boat ride from Dubrovnik to Elaphite Islands


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.