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Jewels of Dalmatia

Croatia

from £1,349 per person
2 passengers 14 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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The sights and sounds of Dalmatia...

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans and medieval Venetians as you explore Dalmatia. From the natural beauty of the Krka Waterfalls to the 13th-century walls of Dubrovnik, it is a region that is no stranger to the concept of impressing visitors.

Begin your 14-day immersive adventure in Mlini, just along the coast from Dubrovnik. It is the ideal base from which to explore the city’s old town on a guided tour. Dubrovnik is a dramatic city, an impression only enhanced by its doubling as ‘King’s Landing’ in HBO-hit television show Game of Thrones. Seven nights of your tour will be spent on Korcula, in Korcula Town, the island’s main settlement. Measuring just 46 kilometres in length, Korcula lends itself perfectly to an island tour. See traditional homes and meet those who live here for a true flavour of Dalmatia life.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the Korcula Archipelago and visit Mijet, ‘The Green Island’. From Makarska, where you will spend the remaining four nights, you will visit Split and take a guided tour to see the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO site and Roman palace built for Emperor Diocletian.

Including...

14 nights at 3 different hotels

42 meals: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • A tour of Dubrovnik city
  • Matusko wine tasting
  • Korcula island tour
  • Visit Narona Archaelogical Museum
  • Explore Split
  • Lunch in Ston

Use of audio headsets on guided tours


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Day 1 UK-Dubrovnik

Hotel Astarea

Fly to Dubrovnik and transfer to the locally-rated three-star Hotel Astarea (3Q+) where you will stay for the next three nights.

It is located in Mlini, approximately nine kilometres along the Adriatic coast from Dubrovnik and enjoys glorious views of the sea. D


Day 2 Dubrovnik

Old city Dubrovnik, Croatia

After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day half-day sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, a magnificent old city known for its characteristic red roofs and old roman streets. Dubrovnik (Ragusa) is one of the most important historical and tourist centres, justifying it featuring on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Except for its cultural and historical sites, Dubrovnik is also an inexhaustible source of traditionally prepared food, excellent selections of wine and a great choice of cafés and souvenir shops. B, L, D


Day 3 Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Enjoy a day at leisure or join an optional, full-day tour to Budva and Kotor in Montenegro. B, L, D


Day 4 Dubrovnik-Korcula

Korcula old town

Today you will transfer from Dubrovnik to the locally-rated 4-star Hotel Marko Polo (4Q), where you will stay for the next seven nights. It is located on Korcula, Croatia’s sixth-largest island.

During your journey, you will stop for refreshments at the Matusko Winery. Located in Potomje on the Peljesac Peninsula, this is an oasis for those who enjoy red wine. B, L, D


Day 5 Korcula

The coastal town and promenade in Korcula

Spend today at leisure.

Perhaps take a stroll through the old town - located 1 kilometre down the hill from the hotel - which boasts plenty of rustic charm. Much of the architecture that belongs to the old town was erected during the 15th century. During this period, local masons were renowned for their skill, and much of their work survives. B, L, D


Day 6 Korcula

The charming streets of Korcula

Measuring approximately 47 kilometres in length, Korcula lends itself excellently to an included half-day tour. Accompanied by your professional, knowledgeable guide, you will learn a little about the history of the island and the legends with which it is associated. Your first stop is the charming village of Blato, where you will visit a folk museum and Barilo house, both illustrating the ways of local life. The owners of the house will offer a guided tour through the kitchen and into rooms filled with artefacts from the past: clothes, kitchen equipment, handicrafts and tools. Your hosts will perhaps explain a little about what local life means to them.

Continue to Vela Luka, a small town situated on the western side of Korcula. It is located within a deep sweeping bay and is where you will learn about olive oil production. Taste locally-produced olive oil and tea before returning to your hotel. B, L, D


Day 7 Korcula

Korcula, a historic fortified town

Enjoy a day at leisure, or join a full-day optional excursion to Mljet, an island described by Lonely Planet’s guidebook as ‘the most seductive island in the Adriatic.’ B, L, D


Day 8 Korcula

Narrow street in Korcula old town, Croatia

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Korcula and the surrounding area independently.

Alternatively, join an optional excursion and take a short ride to the southern part of the island, famous for the production of organic honey and some of the region’s best red wines. B, L, D



Day 9 Korcula

Historic town of Korcula

Spend the day at leisure, relaxing and reflecting on your trip so far, and perhaps looking ahead to what’s still in store. B, L, D


Day 10 Korcula

Seafront view at Korcula

For those that want to explore the Korcula Archipelago, join us for an optional river cruise.

If you’d prefer to explore independently, today is spent at your leisure. B, L, D


Day 11 Korcula-Tucepi

View of Tucepi waterfront

Transfer from Korcula to the locally-rated four-star Bluesun Alga Hotel (4Q).

During your journey, you will stop at the Narona Archaeological Museum. In 1995 a team of archaeologists from Split discovered the remains of an ancient Roman temple. It was built in the first century BC and destroyed in the 4th century. Modern architecture - such as walkways and staircases - allow visitors to view the site and admire the mosaic flooring, statues and other artefacts left over from the period. Views of the surrounding region can be enjoyed from the roof.

Afterwards, enjoy a drink in the local cafe before continuing to your hotel. B, L, D


Day 12 Tucepi

Tucepi beach

The day is yours to be spent at leisure.

Consider joining one or both of the half-day tours, one of which explores Mount Biokovo, and the other visit Omis, a town surrounded by stunning natural scenery. B, L, D


Day 13 Split

The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia

Enjoy a full-day included excursion to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city and one bathed in ancient history.

During a tour of Split, see Diocletian's Palace, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and follow in the sandal-clad footsteps of the Romans as you explore the city streets. In Riva, Split’s waterside promenade, you will be met by buzzy local energy that has contrasted with the city’s extensive history for decades. Keep your camera to hand to capture the dramatic mountains overlooking the Adriatic waters. B, L, D


Day 14 Tucepi

Podgora beach, Croatia

Spend the day at leisure, perhaps exploring Tucepi. Its promenade stretches to the neighbouring town Podgora, so you can take a stroll alongside the sea to Podgora and check out the beautiful beaches there.

Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Krka National Park. B, L, D


Day 15 Tucepi-Dubrovnik-UK

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

On the way, you will stop off in Ston - a small town on the Pelješac peninsula, known for the oldest active saltworks in the world, growing mussels and wine production. At more than five kilometres in length, the town walls are the longest in Europe! As salt was known as ‘white gold’, Ston’s extensive history is filled with exotic merchants who built much of the architecture seen today. Enjoy refreshments and an orientation walk.

Fly back to the UK from Dubrovnik Airport. B, L


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Jewels of Dalmatia

Croatia

from £1,349 per person
2 passengers
14 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required