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From the fortified walls of Dubrovnik, past the olive groves and pine forests of Kolocep Island, to the dramatic mountain scenery of Kotor; experience the beautiful contrasts of the Dalmatian Coast.
3 night extension in Dubrovnik staying the Grand Hotel Park.
3 night extension in Cavtat staying at the Hotel Epidaruas.
Fly to Dubrovnik where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Grand Park Hotel for seven nights. (Meals as per hotel details).
Spend a morning at leisure, familiarising yourself with your resort. Later this afternoon, explore Dubrovnik on the included sightseeing tour with a local guide. Venture along the coastal highway for panoramic views of the city walls, ancient rooftops and picturesque surroundings before continuing on foot to the heart of the city for a walking tour. This ancient town, surrounded by fortresses, is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces preserved over centuries. The pleasant city walk will take you to the Rectors' Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century pharmacy. (Meals as per hotel details).
Today you have a full day at leisure to explore and enjoy the wonders of Dubrovnik. Often called the 'pearl of Mediterranean', Dubrovnik is a walled city nestled on the rugged, southerly coast beside olive and pine bordered shingle beaches and overlooking a glittering, azure-blue harbour.
Today's included excursion begins with a cruise aboard the magnificent 'Karaka', a replica of a traditional 16th century merchant ship. Sail to the picturesque Elaphite Islands, each dotted with gleaming white-stoned towns and rich, dark pine-trees, and indulge your taste buds as you sample the delicious local cuisine. The Elaphite Island Karaka cruise is a wonderful way to learn about the history of the islands. Cruise to Kolocep, an island thickly carpeted in aromatic pine trees and home to a picturesque fishermen's village. Next, sail to the village of Sudurad on the island of Sipan, a fisherman's port overlooked by towers built to defend the 16th century summer villa of the Skocibuha family. Lastly, cruise to Lopud island, famed for its long maritime tradition. Take a walk along the seafront to the Franciscan Monastery and the 19th century Gjorgic-Mayneri Park, with enough free time for swimming at one of the sandy beaches.
A free day to relax and enjoy your chosen resort. Dubrovnik is one of Croatia's best preserved medieval cities and sits perched on the picturesque southerly coast beside olive and pine bordered shingle beaches. Offering plenty of shops, bars and restaurants Dubrovnik is a delightful place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Similarly, Cavtat is also one of the loveliest coastal spots in Croatia and is set on a wooded headland dotted with cypress and pines trees. Just 15 miles south of Dubrovnik, Cavtat offers several pretty shingle beaches and a sleepy old quarter with a sheltered harbour and a good choice of shops and cafés. (Meals as per hotel details).
Get to know the real Montenegro today on an included excursion. En route to Kotor, pass Risan, once the seat of the Illyrian queen Teuta, and picturesque Perast. Visit the old town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site fringed by mountains and nestled on the shore of a long, steep-walled bay. Providing superb views from its mighty hilltop fortress, the town is ribboned with cobbled streets, picturesque squares, and churches. Later, drive along the Lovcen serpentines to Cetinje for breath-taking views over the Bay of Kotor, and a short stop in Njeguski for a chance to sample local Njeguski cheese and the famed pršut smoked ham. Later, drive back along the coast for a panoramic view over Sveti Stefan, an exclusive island-hotel, before heading to Budva for an orientation tour and time at leisure. Return drive to Dubrovnik with a ferry-ride across the bay.
At leisure in Dubrovnik.
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight to the UK.
If departing on a Monday, the Montenegro excursion will be on Tuesday and the Dubrovnik tour on Wednesday. All other days are at leisure.
A local guide will accompany all excursions. At other times, a representative will be available.
You will be required to take your passport with you on the excursion to Montenegro.
Hotel, travel & excursions were all good
But, you must show that the Epidaurus is predominantly a French-populated, French-speaking, all-inclusive hotel with noisy entertainment for which we were constantly badgered to get involved. For us who were not all-inclusive, it was difficult to get anything ordered. We tried three times to order a bottle of wine and were eventually told that only the House wine was available. Cannot believe there is only one star's difference between this and the Valamar Argosy. Our allocated room overlooked a rough car park/waste ground so we paid an upgrade for a sea view. Suggest you book sea-view rooms in future or, at least, let your customers know the type of view they will be getting. Similarly at the Argosy but the receptionist had sympathy for us and we were giving a pool/sea view room. The Argosy was superb: location; friendliness and decent food although that was a bit samey each day. The excursions were very good with super guides. We were disappointed to find that our flights were both at unsociable times. (05.55am going out and 11.05pm on the return.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for- like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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