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Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

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Experience more with so much included

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik, with its medieval and baroque centre almost untouched by the 21st century - ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’
  • Visit to Krka National Park and its series of stunning waterfalls and lakes
  • Visit to Mostar, with its iconic bridge, once Europe’s border with the Ottoman Empire
  • Visit a traditional watermill in the fertile Konavle valley and taste its regional specialities, then spend time in the ancient town of Cavtat
  • Guided walking tour of Split including Emperor Diocletian’s monumental palace one of the greatest ancient Roman structures  
  • Visit to medieval Trogir, one of Dalmatia’s most seductive old ports
  • Tour the Dalmatian coastline, one of Europe’s most dramatic, studded with Venetian influenced, perfectly preserved villages
  • Seven nights' four-star hotel accommodation including all local taxes, with breakfast and dinner

The Signature Tour option includes all of the above as well as:

  • Start your holiday in style with an aperitif and canapés at your hotel
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Mount Srd overlooking Dubrovnik and gaze in wonder at the breathtaking views of the old city and the remarkable Dalmatian coastline
  • Experience a slice of rural life on a traditional family farm and dine on seasonal Croatian dishes prepared by your welcoming hosts with fresh ingredients grown on the farm
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At a Glance
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7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Daily visits & tours
Breakfast & dinner
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

 

Offers available on this holiday

 

Book either two new holidays or a second holiday between 1 April and 31 July 2022 and save 20% on your second holiday if it is a river, yacht or ocean cruise departing in 2022. Savings will be applied to your final balance post-booking. Find out more

 

 

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Overview

Byron christened it, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, George Bernard Shaw ‘Paradise on Earth’, to us it’s simply idyllic. Naturally beautiful, historically fascinating and wonderfully Mediterranean. Croatia is simply one of Europe's 'must see' destinations, with a recent past unique in European history. Within just five years it experienced the fall of communism, a war and then full independence. Today however, with the scars very much healed, this matchless blend of history, Mediterranean ambience and truly stunning natural beauty is, and rightly so, on the discerning traveller’s map once again.

Ruled for 2,000 years by some of the greatest powers of their time: The Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and the Habsburgs amongst others, have all left their mark both architecturally and culturally. There are Roman palaces, amphitheatres, baroque churches, imposing civic buildings and even mosques. Dubrovnik in particular is a delight, almost a living museum, medieval in character with a heavy influence of the baroque period in the numerous churches and where life spills spontaneously onto its pedestrianised marble streets. Once the centre of a thriving commercial empire, Lord Byron christened it ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, whilst George Bernard Shaw thought it simply ‘Paradise on Earth’. In our view – it is simply idyllic!

The Dalmatian coastline is legendary: one of the most dramatic in Europe, extending for hundreds of miles, where steep limestone cliffs plunge into sapphire-blue waters. Just offshore the mirror-like Adriatic is studded with countless islands, some tiny, some large, some inhabited, some not, but giving scenery almost reminiscent of a series of huge intertwining lakes. The hillsides are clad in a green carpet of lush pine-forests giving that instantly recognisable Mediterranean aroma to the air. Clinging to the coast or nestling in picturesque coves are medieval fishing villages, with tiny shops, refreshingly free from tasteless development, where the alleyways are simply pebbles set into the earth and overhead shutters precariously sway and squeak in the warm, gentle breezes. Life continues much as it has for centuries with the elderly still clad in black, so typical of southern Europe.

Whilst this is a unique country, the Croatians appear very much Mediterranean in character: effervescent, friendly and open. The cuisine really is superb too! Heavily influenced by nearby Greece and Italy, everywhere you find exquisite fish like sea bass, tuna and bream fresh from the sea and cooked in a variety of ways, but best simply grilled. Excellent meats abound too and fresh colourful Mediterranean vegetables such as peppers, aubergines and courgettes, combined with olive oil, create tasty, healthy menus.

Your Itinerary

Classic Tours Information

Along with your experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and local experts, you’ll discover so much on our award-winning Classic tours, offering the best value for money way for you to explore the world.

Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.

Signature Tours Information

Soar high above the rooftops of Dubrovnik on a cable car ride for spectacular views of the old city and feast on traditional Croatian fare at a rustic farmhouse, nestled in the lush countryside of Konavle. Toast your holiday with an aperitif as you contemplate the many pleasures of the glorious Dalmatian coast.

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What's extra on this tour?

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

  • Start your holiday in style with an aperitif and canapés at your hotel
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Mount Srd overlooking Dubrovnik and gaze in wonder at the breathtaking views of the old city and the remarkable Dalmatian coastline
  • Experience a slice of rural life on a traditional family farm and dine on seasonal Croatian dishes prepared by your welcoming hosts with fresh ingredients grown on the farm. View dates & prices

What makes Signature Tours different?

Signature Tours give you the option to experience more and are available on over 40 of our European and Worldwide itineraries. Enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests, with up to three enhanced experiences included to help make your holiday truly exceptional. Find out more

Small Groups Information

On a range of tours we are delighted to offer the option to travel in a small group of up to 25 people.
You’ll enjoy the same sociable atmosphere of a typical Riviera Travel holiday - but with a smaller number of travellers and a touch more exclusivity.

Available across our range of UK, European and select Worldwide tours; just look out for the icon on holiday pages.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Kuna
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Languages: Croatian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Croatia or Bosnia and Herzegovina however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia/entry-requirements and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bosnia-and-herzegovina/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Hotel Information

Where the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, this will be open during the summer months - weather permitting.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

  Arrival airport or train station    First hotel location     Transfer time    Final hotel location    Departure airport or train station   Transfer time 
Dubrovnik Airport Omis  4 hrs 30 mins Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Airport 30 mins
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Split Airport Omis  1 hr 30 mins Split Airport 4 hrs 30 mins
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