Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian coast

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Our 2 city guides (in Split and Dubrovnik) were both outstanding and really highlighted the best parts of the cities, as well as being humorous, knowledgeable and interesting. The scenery was stunning everywhere and the food was absolutely sublime. We certainly ate well on this trip and, actually, this has definitely been my best Exodus trip in terms of food!!

What did you think of your group leader?

Our leader was Marija Serdar and she was absolutely excellent-again, one of the best leaders I have had with Exodus. Marija was extremely welcoming, friendly, helpful, easy to talk to, organised and always kept us well informed. Unfortunately, my luggage got lost en route and was not reunited with me until the day before we came home. Marija dealt with all of the calls to Croatia Airlines and the airport in Split to try and locate my bag-I did not have to do anything at all. She also made sure I had everything I needed while my luggage was missing, offering me the loan of some of her clothes as well. Marija took us to some wonderful places to eat-she just seemed to know all of the best places to go to. Any group that has Marija as their guide will be extremely lucky indeed.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Previous reviews have mentioned the need for walking boots on the walks-I actually found trail shoes to be completely adequate. I suppose it depends whether you like to have ankle support or not. We did have rain on one day so it is definitely worth packing a light waterproof just in case. There is a reasonable amount of walking and moving around on this trip (thank goodness, considering all of the food we ate!!) so a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is needed.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This really was a wonderful trip, despite having no luggage all week!! The food was excellent, scenery stunning and we had plenty of free time in Dubrovnik to sightsee independently. There was nothing that I didn't like about this trip! For a relaxed week away that only involves a short flight, this was perfect. The only trouble is, it will be difficult to top this trip now!!! Better keep working my way through the brochure anyway....................