8 Day holiday - Flights from 6 UK airports
Dubrovnik, Montenegro &
the Dalmatian Coast
THE IDYLLIC ADRIATIC
Spend three nights on the sweeping, sun-kissed reaches of the Markarska Riviera, and four more close to walled Dubrovnik, relaxing in comfortable hotels or exploring your surroundings on our included tours. Visit vibrant Split and the walled, island-city of Trogir, take a trip to Croatia's beautiful Krka National Park, see Mostar's famous bridge and explore Montenegro - one of Europe's most beautiful and unspoilt countries.
Spend three nights on the Makarska Riviera
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 in beautiful Krka National Park
Journey south via historic Mostar
Explore Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
Spend a full day discovering Montenegro
See southern Europe's largest "fjord", the Bay of Kotor
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
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 to Dubrovnik
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
Day One - Fly to Croatia
Fly from the UK to Dubrovnik, meet your tour manager, then follow the scenic route north to your hotel in Drvenik, a coastal town on the shores of the Adriatic. Once there, get to know your surroundings and spend a first evening on the shores of the Adriatic, perhaps enjoying a nightcap under the stars.
Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you may be taken into the nearby resort of Cavtat for two to three hours free time while you wait for other passengers to arrive on later flights.
Day Two – Included Split and Trogir excursion
On today’s included tour you’ll head, first, to Croatia’s historic, vibrant second city Split. Here 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, one of the most enticing settlements on the whole Croatian coast.
Cross to the island over a bridge and through the Land Gate, and enter a time-warped jumble of palaces, ancient churches and hidden courtyards, now lined with restaurants, cafés and a variety of shops, but where the sense of times past is never quite overcome. See the Romanesque cathedral, and wander the narrow streets and seafront promenade.
Day Three – Included Krka National Park excursion
Today's tour takes you to the tumbling waterfalls, deep gorges and picturesque lakes of beautiful Krka National Park, which stretches some 12 miles up a lavendar-clad valley from the delightful harbour-town of Skradin with its stone-built houses and colourful waterfront. Stroll along wooden walkways though the verdant surrounding forest at your own pace, and discover a park that previous customers have called "indescribably beautiful".
Day Four – Travel to Dubrovnik via Mostar
Leaving Drvenik, after breakfast this morning, you’ll journey south past the River Neretva delta – a wildlife paradise home to several endangered bird species – on the way to Bosnia-Herzegovina and historic Mostar, where the most famous landmark is the lovingly restored medieval bridge that spans the river there.
After the opportunity to explore this colourful, UNESCO-listed town, which boasts one of Europe’s oldest continuously trading markets, you’ll continue to your beautifully located second hotel close to Dubrovnik, where dinner will be served.
Day Five – Included Dubrovnik guided tour
As a memorable day unfolds, you'll get to know stunning Dubrovnik, the incomparable Pearl of the Adriatic. Explore its captivating, medieval old town and perhaps walk the ancient city walls, upon which you'll find views stretching out over the red-roofed buildings to the sea beyond.
Join our guided walking tour to see the medieval old town, its pedestrianised central street Stradun running from the Pile Gate to busy Luza Square and overlooked by the carved stone façade of the impressive Sponza Palace and graceful, Baroque St Blaise’s Church. Other highlights 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 city walls, while others can take a seat in one of the city's many pavement cafés and relax before returning to the hotel.
Day Six – Included tour of Montenegro, the Bay of Kotor and Budva
Our last included excursion takes you south to the breathtakingly beautiful country of Montenegro. Here, some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning beaches, deep luxuriant pine forests and some enchanting, preserved medieval settlements nestled against a backdrop of high mountains criss-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, and its ancient old town. Visit Budva, one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic and now a picturesque and thriving holiday resort boasting beautiful beaches, and picture-postcard surroundings, before returning to your hotel in time for dinner.
Day Seven – Day at leisure
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 places for swimming, and there are also opportunities to try even more energetic pursuits on the water.
This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel and a last balmy Croatian evening.
Day Eight – Fly back to the UK
Bid farewell to Croatia, and transfer to the airport to check in for your flight home at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Your Accommodation Choices
Dubrovnik, Montenegro & the Dalmatian Coast Hotels
You will be staying in two good hotels on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Four-Star Hotel Ivando, Drvenik (nights 1-3)
This well-appointed, family run hotel, in the heart of the Makarska Riviera, is situated in the small village of Drvenik. It sits approximately 60 metres from the crystal clear blue waters and white pebble beach, is beautifully shaded by pine trees and looks out over a lovely vista. Inside it boasts a restaurant and bar area, reception and a lift, as well as comfortable, air-conditioned rooms offering Wi-Fi, satellite TV, hairdryers, mini-bars and side sea views.
Three-Star Hotel Tirena, Dubrovnik (nights 4-7)
This hotel is in a quiet area on the Babin Kuk peninsula, amid cypress trees and olive groves and only 250 metres from the pebble beach. The old town of Dubrovnik is approximately six kilometres from the hotel, and can easily be reached by public transport. The hotel has an air-conditioned restaurant serving buffet meals. Other facilities include a lobby bar, an outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing area, a lounge area, a lift, a reception and a snack bar. The guest rooms are comfortably furnished, and all offer telephones, satellite TV, safes, Wi-Fi and hairdryers.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in conveniently located, alternative hotels of a similar standard.
Hotel Transfers Times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours. The return transfer is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Foreign Office Travel Advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.