Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

Dubrovnik, Coratia

Golden-roofed towns and pristine national parks. Tranquil islands lapped by turquoise waters. Ancient sites and time-honoured traditions. Our South Croatia tour takes in all this and more, inviting you to discover one of Europe’s most enticing destinations.

  • Stay two nights in the enchanting, UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trogir
  • Explore historic Kotor in Montenegro, during a one-night stay
  • Stop off at the renowned Bibich Winery for a wine tasting accompanied by exceptional tapas
  • Tour Includes: • 7 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader • Local guides in Split, Trogir, Perast, Kotor, Korcula and Dubrovnik • Premium mini-coach transportation • Ferry crossings from Split to Korcula, Korcula to Orebic • European breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 evening meals (D) • 2 wine tastings • Local cooking class • Boat excursion to Our Lady of the Rocks and Elaphiti Islands • Entrance included to: Diocletian’s Palace, Krka National Park, Jewish Temple, Franciscan Monastery and cable car in Dubrovnik.

DAY 1 TROGIR – SPLIT – TROGIR
Your adventure begins in fitting style in Trogir. After touring the town centre we journey to Split, a UNESCO World Heritage city beside the azure Adriatic where our trail takes us into the white walls of Diocletian’s Palace, a vast fortress filled with years of history. We also take in the Grgur Ninski Statue and must-see sites, including the cathedral and the Bell Tower of St Domnius, before taking a seat at a family-owned tavern for an authentic meal – and warm Croatian welcome. (D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Pašike)

DAY 2 TROGIR – KRKA NATIONAL PARK – TROGIR
This morning sees us seeking the crystalline lakes and energetic rivers of Krka National Park. Then it’s onwards to a hidden treasure of the Bibich Winery for an afternoon of pure indulgence. At this small, family-owned establishment we’ll be treated to local wines paired with gourmet tapas while learning the history of winemaking in the region. We round off our day with free time to relax back in Trogir. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Pašike)

DAY 3 TROGIR – KORCULA
Today we leave the mainland behind, catching the ferry from Split to Korcula, our home for the next two nights. This spellbinding island brings together tranquil coves with twisted olive groves, rolling vineyards and timeless fishing villages. Reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, it’s hard to see why he would’ve wanted to leave. After checking into our hotel, we get our bearings with a walk through the old town and before the day is over, it’s time to enjoy a dinner and a local cooking class. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Korčula De La Ville)

DAY 4 KORCULA
Wake in your own time, knowing the whole day is to spend just as you wish. Lounge at a nearby beach, or find a cafe to get to know the local cuisine. If exploration is on the cards, hop aboard a taxi boat to Vrnik, a gem of an island popular with locals and in-the-know travelers. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Korčula De La Ville)

DAY 5 KORCULA – PELJESAC PENINSULA – KOTOR
Bidding farewell to Korcula, we sail to the nearby Peljesac Peninsula – a hotspot for winemaking since the days of the Roman Empire. Savour the fruits of this ancient tradition on a tour of a local winery, before we briefly leave Croatia for a night in Montenegro. With steep mountainsides plunging into deep, turquoise waters, Kotor Bay is a soul-stirring sight. And at the centre lies UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kotor town, seemingly untouched by time. (B, D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Vardar)

DAY 6 KOTOR – DUBROVNIK
This morning we delve into Kotor’s history, wandering through cobbled streets and exploring the cathedral of Saint Tryphon and the picture-perfect harbor. After stopping off in charming Perast, we board a boat out into the Bay of Kotor to the gorgeous island of Our Lady of the Rocks. While here, we explore the intriguing Byzantine-style church, before heading back to dry land. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Zagreb)

DAY 7 DUBROVNIK
With a full day in Dubrovnik, we make time to explore this beautiful city together as our journey soon draws to an end. A guided tour takes us into the old town, where we see top-draw sites including the Franciscan Monastery, Sponza Palace, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Port. If the weather is on our side, take the opportunity to climb Mount Srd by cable car to see the late afternoon sun turn the rooftops golden before our final dinner together. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Zagreb)

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK – ELAPHITE ISLANDS – DUBROVNIK
Our last day sees us visiting the Elaphite archipelago before returning to Dubrovnik, where our tour ends. (B,L)

On rare occasions, we may be required to substitute a property previously listed in our itineraries. Please note that any hotel changes will be consistent with our high standards.

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This tour departs twice per month from May 13 to October 14, 2018. Priced from $3049*.

* Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy (land only). Single rates are available, and typically add about $500 to the cost.

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