Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast


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

    Highlights

    •  Enjoy a two night stay in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Trogir
    •  Stop off at the Bibich Winery for a wine tasting session accompanied by exceptional tapas
    •  Take in scenic views of Montenegro from Lovcen National Park

    Itinerary

    Day 1 – Spilt-Trogir
    We’ll start our tour in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city beside the azure Adriatic. Here, our trail will take us into the white walls of Diocletian’s Palace, a vast fortress filled with centuries of history. We’ll also take in the Grgur Ninski Statue and the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius before moving on to Trogir – where we’ll embark on a tour of the historic town centre with a local guide. To finish our first day, we’ll take a seat at a local restaurant for an authentic meal. (D)

    Day 2 – Trogir-Krka National Park-Trogir
    This morning will see us seeking the crystalline lakes and energetic rivers of Krka National Park before we move on to a hidden treasure: the Bibich Winery. At this small, family-owned establishment we’ll learn the history of wine making in the region – while being treated to local wines and gourmet tapas. After that, we’ll round off the day with some free time to relax back in Trogir. (B)

    Day 3 – Trogir-Korcula
    Today we’ll say goodbye to Trogir and move on to Split, where we’ll catch the ferry to Korcula – an island that’s reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. After checking into our hotel, we’ll get our bearings on a walk through the Old Town. Then: time to hone those culinary skills! An included cookery class and dinner are on the agenda. (B, D)

    Day 4 – Korcula
    Today you’re free to explore Korcula as you wish. (B)

    Day 5 – Korcula-Peljesac Peninsula-Kotor
    After bidding farewell to Korcula, we’ll set sail to the nearby Peljesac Peninsula – a hotspot for wine making since the days of the Roman Empire. We’ll savour the fruits of this ancient tradition on a tour of a local winery before leaving Croatia for Montenegro. Kotor Bay is a soul-stirring sight – and at the centre lies UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kotor town, seemingly untouched by time. (B, D)

    Day 6 – Kotor
    First today: a walking tour of Kotor with a local guide. Old Kotor was built like a maze for protective purposes – and it’s very easy to get lost here! When the tour is over, we’ll continue to UNESCO-protected Perast for an insight into the area’s history. Then it’s time to take to the water! A boat will carry us to Our Lady of the Rocks – a small church on an man made island. After hearing the legend behind the church, we’ll return to Kotor – where you’ll be free to spend the rest of the afternoon as you please. (B)

    Day 7 – Kotor – Lovcen National Park – Dubrovnik
    Today it’s back on the road (taking the scenic route, of course) as we make our way to the picturesque Lovcen National Park – which boasts incredible views across Montenegro. After stopping for a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the charming village of Njeguši, we’ll move on to Dubrovnik – where the evening will be yours to hunt down more local fare, explore the city’s cobbled streets or simply put your feet up and relax at the hotel. (B, L)

    Day 8 – Dubrovnik
    Today’s guided tour of Dubrovnik will see us strolling through the Old Town, where we’ll see the likes of the Franciscan Monastery, Sponza Palace, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Port. If the weather is on our side, we’ll take the opportunity to climb the spectacular Mt Srd on a cable car ride. Later on, we’ll come together for one last included dinner to toast the end of our trip. (B, D)

    Day 9 – Dubrovnik- Mali Ston – Trsteno -Dubrovnik
    Before we say goodbye, there’s still plenty of time to round things off with a visit to the beautiful Trsteno Arboretum (one of the filming locations featured in Game of Thrones). After tucking into lunch at a local oyster farm, we’ll return to Dubrovnik – where the tour will end. (B, L)

    BR-CRO 2020

    Images courtesy of BackRoads Touring