Day 1 Dubrovnik:
Arrive Dubrovnik Airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your guide and fellow travellers over dinner.
Day 2 Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo:
Depart to Mostar, ‘city of bridges’, via Pocitelj, a small town with typical Turkish architecture. In the afternoon continue to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina where people of eastern orthodox, the Ottoman south and the Roman Catholic west, met, lived and warred. City tour of Sarajevo.
Day 3 Sarajevo – Belgrade:
This morning we continue northwards to Belgrade a world away from Croatia’s coast and islands. Influence is delightfully evident in the region’s spicy cuisine and majestic baroque buildings.
Day 4 Belgrade - Zagreb:
After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Belgrade. The tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. See Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Today’s final stop is Croatia’s political, economic and cultural capital city, Zagreb. This is a city that combines the best of Eastern and Western Europe; a mix of 21st century energy with old-world graciousness.
Day 5 Zagreb - Plitvice:
This morning you get acquainted with Croatia’s dynamic capital on a city tour that showcases all the top attractions. Visit the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s Church with its multicoloured roof, the gleaming white cathedral and the National Theatre and University. There’ll also be time to check out the fashionable boutiques and lively cafes. From Zagreb the coach takes you to the Plitvice Lakes National Park which was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979 and is one of Croatia’s most popular tourist attractions. Sixteen crystal clear lakes interlinked by a series of waterfalls and surrounded by dense woodland. Walk on boardwalks through this natural maze.
Day 6 Plitvice – Trogir – Split:
Drive southwest to the UNSCO World Heritage port of Trogir. Fronted by a wide seaside promenade lined with bars and cafes, the streets behind are knotted and mazelike. Trogir is unique among Dalmatian towns for its wonderful Romanesque and Renaissance architecture (a legacy from Venetian rule); this, along with its magnificent cathedral, earned Trogir World Heritage status in 1997.
Day 7 Split - Dubrovnik:
One of the world’s most scenic rides is down the coast between Split and Dubrovnik - you’ll have the sparkling turquoise waters of the Adriatic on one side, mountains on the other. Dubrovnik’s Old Town became a World Heritage site in 1979 and its 1,940 metre long city walls are among the most beautiful and best preserved middle-age fortifications in Europe. Walking these walls is a must-do. The Old Town is pedestrian only. Your walking tour includes the Franciscan monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, Rector’s palace and the Cathedral.
Day 8 Dubrovnik:
Arrangements end after breakfast with a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. Let us know if you would like to extend your stay in Dubrovnik or book a week cruising the Dalmatian Islands.
Cultural adventure/easy walk.
Breakfast & dinner daily
Please note that pricing is per person in Euros
2018: May 6, 13, 20 - June 3, 10, 24: Share Twin/Double €1220
July 1, 22, 29 - August 5, 19, 28 - September 2, 9, 16, 23: Share Twin/Double €1265
Single Supplement €335
2018: As above.
Croatia has become one of the world’s most desirable destinations. Not only because of its undisputed beauty, but also a history that is both long and compelling.
The coastline of Croatia is breathtakingly beautiful with hidden coves, remote islands and dazzling beaches at every twist and turn of the road. Travel inland to Bosnia and Herzegovina and you discover a world of tiny towns, magnificent medieval cities, local markets and rare beauty.
This week-long tour allows you to experience the best bits of Croatia and her neighbours, starting and ending in the incredible walled city of Dubrovnik. You’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort with an English speaking guide providing background and insights to each destination, and at the end of each day’s exploring, dinner and a bed in 4*accommodation will be waiting for you.
Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites: • Old Town Dubrovnik • Plitvice Lakes • Port of Trogir • Diocletian’s Palace, Split • Mostar