The magnificent old walled city of Dubrovnik is steeped in historical, architectural and artistic treasures boasting spectacular Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains within the pedestrianised, cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Set against a backdrop of wooded hillsides and with panoramic views of the Dalmatian coastline, this is the place that George Bernard Shaw called “Paradise on Earth”, and possibly more famously to TV buffs, has been used as the set of King’s Landing in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Join us for a superb Croatian getaway to the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ which includes for the first time an excursion to Montenegro’s Kotor Bay area and a galleon cruise round the Elaphite islands.
This great–value break includes flights and transfers, choice of 4 star hotel with breakfast, dinner and Croatian magic as standard.
- Return flight from your chosen airport to Dubrovnik
- Return transfers from the airport to the hotel
- Seven nights’ stay at a choice of 4 star Lapad hotels
- Buffet breakfast and buffet dinner
- Excursion to Montenegro’s Kotor Bay area
- Galleon cruise to the Elaphite Islands with lunch on board ship
- One piece of hold luggage (an allowance of at least 20kgs per person, to be confirmed on receipt of itinerary)
- One piece of hand luggage (up to 5kg)
- Services of an English–speaking representative
- All airport taxes and security charges and the Government charge on air travel (APD)
- VAT at 20%
Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
Please note that this tour involves some walking and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.
Check in at your chosen airport for your flight to Dubrovnik, where on arrival we will transfer you to a choice of 4 star Lapad hotels for check in and free time before dinner and the first of seven nights stay.
After breakfast there will be a Welcome Meeting during which you can find out about the area and any additional excursions which may be available (please note if booking any of these, payment is in Croatian kuna or by credit/debit card only). The rest of the day is free until dinner.
Breakfast and then the day is at leisure until dinner.
An early start today (around 7.30am) for our full–day excursion to Montenegro. It’s actually just an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, and we’ll be touring some of its gorgeous plunging coastline around the Kotor Bay area. We’ll stop in the medieval town of Kotor, before driving inland up into the mountains through Cetinje, once the seat of Montenegrin rulers, and the town of Budva, and ancient settlement and now a lively tourist resort. We return to Dubrovnik in time for dinner.
Note: you’ll need to bring your passport for this excursion.
Another day at leisure to explore the area, or join a boat cruise or other excursion.
Another early (ish) start today as we embark on our galleon cruise around three of the most beautiful islands of the Dubrovnik archipelago: Koločep, Lopud and Šipan, together known as the Elaphite islands (elaphos – Greek for deer, not elephant!). The air here is sweet with citrus aromas from the orange and lemon orchards, and you can also find olives, figs, vines, carob, almond and pomegranite trees. There are lovely beaches and picturesque old villages with seaman’s houses and little votive churches. We’ll visit all three islands with lots of time to explore, and enjoy a lunch of grilled fish and wine while being entertained by local musicians.
NOTE: casual clothing and swimwear is recommended.
A last free day to do some souvenir hunting.
Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your flight home