Join us on this Croatia holiday to see for yourself why Lord Byron decided to name Dubrovnik ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’.
Located in between rugged mountains and a sparkling sea, Dubrovnik boasts stunning architecture, rich history and spectacular views.
On this 7-night break, we’ll enjoy guided tours of cultural landmarks, and have time to spend lazy days drinking in the fantastic scenery. A full day’s boat trip will take us to the Elaphiti Islands with lunch and entertainment on board.
There will also be plenty of free time to enjoy walks along the historic city walls or relax on one of the nearby beaches, with recommendations from your expert guide.
What You’ll Love
- Experience the enchanting city of Dubrovnik on this 7-night guided holiday
- Discover Dubrovnik’s walled Old Town, Franciscan Monastery & City Cathedral on a half day guided tour
- Enjoy a full day boat trip to the Elaphiti Islands with lunch & traditional live music included onboard
- Relax with plenty of free time to visit the beach, go island hopping or explore Dubrovnik on your own
- Return flights & transfers
- Spend 7 nights in 3 & 4* accommodation with Half Board
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Day 1 – Travel to Croatia
Depart on your direct flight to Dubrovnik, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Plenty of information will be provided, to help get your holiday up and running!
Day 2 – Dubrovnik
Take a half day tour of Dubrovnik with your expert local guide, to learn of the city’s remarkable history and discover its important monuments and sites. Entrance to the Franciscan Monastery and City Cathedral are included.
The afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Perhaps you could take the cable car to the top of the Srd Hill where you can take in some breathtaking views of the Old Town. Your guide would be delighted to recommend some other hidden gems for you to discover.
Day 3 – Elaphite Islands
After breakfast you will meet your guide who will accompany you on a full day’s excursion around the Elaphite Islands. This archipelago is largely unspoilt and is literally named the “Deer Islands’ after the Roman Geographer Pliny the Elder mentioned them in his 37 volume Historia Naturalis in the first century AD.
You will be served lunch on board and entertainment will be supplied by a traditional Croatian band who will play local music as well as other popular favourites. (Note that in the rare case of unsuitable weather, this excursion may be re-scheduled to a different day).
Day 4 – At Leisure
Revisit Dubrovnik and explore its pearly streets. There are monasteries, churches and museums to discover, as well as delightful cafes and excellent shops. Chat with your guide during the previous day’s tours and pick up some tips and information on how to make the most of this fabulous location.
Day 5 – Korcula Island
Join us today for a full day guided excursion to Korcula island. The day will begin with a pleasant drive along the coast before entering the Peljesac peninsula and continuing the drive through some famous vineyards before reaching the town of Orebic.
Here we depart the bus to take a short boat ride across to the island of Korcula where we will experience it’s narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent places during a guided walking tour of the old town.
Entrance to Abbey treasury is included. You will have some free time after the tour to enjoy lunch and a swim in the beautiful blue waters before transferring back to Orebic for our return coach journey.
Day 6 – At Leisure or Mostar Optional Tour
Today is free to relax at your hotel and explore your enchanting surroundings at your own pace. Why not enjoy a dip in the clear aquamarine waters of the Adriatic or try some delicious local specialities in one of the many reasonably priced cafes and restaurants or take in some shopping and sightseeing in Dubrovnik’s atmospheric Old City.
Mostar is a famous historical city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005.
While in Mostar, you can learn more about this old city from your local guide during a tour of the Old town and visit the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge) which is an elegant single span stone bridge. Mostar is a typical example of East meeting West.
After the city tour, you can enjoy some free time to browse the colourful Bazaar for souvenirs to take home. Good walking shoes are advised if you plan on crossing the bridge.
Depending on traffic and border crossing, the journey to Mostar will take about 3.5hours, with a toilet/coffee break on the way. Passports are required as you will cross over into Bosnia and Herzegovina. Price: €50/£44 Minimum number required: 12 – tour will not operate if minimum numbers are not reached.
Day 7 – At Leisure
Spend the last day of your holiday as you please. Why not take a relaxed swim in the clear waters of a nearby cove, and indulge in a leisurely seaside lunch?
Ask your guide for some things to see around your area if you would prefer a more active day. Today is your last chance to pick up some local handicrafts to take back home with you.
Day 8 – Return Home
Time to bid farewell to Dubrovnik. Transfer from your hotel with guide assistance to the airport for your flight home.