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Dubrovnik, Montenegro & the Dalmatian Coast
Croatia to Montenegro
From £859 PP Based on 2 sharing
Day One Fly to Croatia, and upon arrival, meet your tour manager and make the scenic journey north to Drvenik and your hotel. The transfer time from the airport is approximately three hours. On arrival, get to know your surroundings and enjoy a first evening on the shores of the Adriatic.
Day Two On today’s included tour, you’ll journey first to Croatia’s historic, vibrant second city Split, where highlights include a wondrous, colourful, bustling Old Town and the crumbling ruins of the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian.
You’ll then discover the walled, island-town of Trogir, which with its Romanesque cathedral, narrow streets and its own seafront promenade, is one of the most enticing settlements on the whole Croatian coast. Cross to the island via a bridge and through the ‘Land Gate’, and enter a time-warped jumble of palaces, ancient churches and hidden courtyards, today lined with dozens of restaurants, cafés and a variety of shops, but where the sense of times past is never quite overcome.
Day Three Today’s included excursion takes in the tumbling waterfalls, deep gorges and picturesque lakes of the beautiful Krka National Park, which stretches some 12 miles through a valley from the delightful harbour town of Skradin, with its stone-built houses and colourful waterfront. There’ll be the opportunity to see the parks cascades and perhaps to take a stroll through the verdant surrounding forest on prepared wooden walkways. A last dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.
Day Four Leaving Drvenik after breakfast this morning, you’ll journey south past the River Neretva delta – a wildlife paradise home to several endangered bird species – and on into Bosnia-Herzegovina and historic Mostar, with its lovingly restored bridge across the river its most famous landmark. After the opportunity to explore the colourful town, a UNESCO-listed area boasting one of Europe’s oldest continuously running markets, you’ll then travel on to your beautifully located second hotel base close to Dubrovnik, where dinner will be served.
Day Five As a memorable day unfolds, get to know stunning Dubrovnik, the incomparable ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, with its captivating medieval Old Town and ancient city walls, the views from which stretch out over the red-roofed buildings towards the sea beyond. Join the guided tour, which will include the medieval Old Town, its pedestrianised central street Stradun running from the Pile Gate to busy Luza Square, overlooked by the carved stone façade of the impressive Sponza Palace and the graceful Baroque St Blaise’s Church. Other highlights of the walking tour will include the Franciscan Monastery, and the Rector’s Palace, seat of the government in the former Dubrovnik Republic. The energetic can walk the entirety of the walls, while others might enjoy a seat in one of the city’s many pavement cafés, before returning to your hotel.
Day Six A last included tour sees you drive south to the breathtakingly beautiful country of Montenegro, home to some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning beaches, luxuriant pine forests and some enchanting, preserved medieval settlements, all nestled against a backdrop of high mountains crossed by crystal-clear glacial streams. See the spectacular Bay of Kotor, Southern Europe’s largest fjord, and stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kotor itself, with its ancient Old Town. Visit Budva, one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic, and now a picturesque and thriving holiday resort with beautiful beaches, and perfect picture-postcard surroundings, before returning to your hotel in time for dinner.
Day Seven Enjoy a final day’s rest and relaxation, perhaps returning to Dubrovnik’s enthralling streets once more, or even taking to the blue waters of the Adriatic that lap the shore. Secluded rocky coves and several tiny beaches provide opportunities for swimming, while more energetic pursuits can be enjoyed on the water. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Day Eight Bid farewell to Croatia, and make the short transfer to the airport for the return flight, at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Spend three nights on the Makarska Riviera, home to some of the country's loveliest stretches of beach
Spend four nights close to the centre of Dubrovnik
Discover Roman Split, Croatia's second city
Visit the walled island-city of Trogir, the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Spend a day amid the natural beauty of Krka National Park
Journey south via historic Mostar
Explore the striking walled-city of Dubrovnik
Spend a full day discovering Montenegro
See southern Europe's largest 'fjord', the Bay of Kotor
Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at a four-star hotel in Drvenik (3 nights) and a three-star hotel in Dubrovnik (4)
Included excursions to Split, Trogir, Krka National Park and Montenegro
An included visit to Mostar
A guided tour of Dubrovnik
Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Dubrovnik
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager