Croatia's rich cultural heritage is matched only by its amazing natural beauty: sandy beaches, unspoiled islands, tourist-free villages and barely-visited historic sites - all perfect for exploring on foot.
Traveling with our local guide, in an air-conditioned vehicle, we follow easy coastal paths to rocky coves and forest paths leading to tiers of shimmering waterfalls. We'll also visit the many sites that make up Croatia's historical melting pot. There's the UNESCO listed old town of Dubrovnik - its well-preserved ramparts surround a honeycomb of Renaissance churches, secret courtyards and sumptuous merchants palaces. Founded by the Romans, Split's famous UNESCO Diocletian palace was once the Emperor's retirement home. Today its warren of narrow alleys houses the town's cathedral, and its cavernous cellars are used as art galleries.
Finally it's on to Trogir, where the first Greek settlers landed, listed by UNESCO for its wealth of classical buildings such as St Lovro's church and the Venetian loggia.
We're extremely pleased with our choice of hotels too, all of which are within five minutes walk of the historical centres. In Dubrovnik, we stay in a ***** hotel on the Lapad peninsula with its spectacular cliffside position offering superb views. On Brac, our ** hotel in Bol, a pretty honey-colored stone mansion, lies on the harbor front, with all rooms affording sea views. Our **** hotel in Trogir is in the old town, run by the Buble family, whose history in the town can be traced over eight centuries. Evening meals and some lunches are taken in local restaurants where we'll savour the excellent regional cuisine. Air conditioned rooms are guaranteed throughout.
If you choose to book your own flights please check with us first that your chosen departure date is definitely operating as our guided holidays are subject to minimum group sizes.
|Tour Starts||Pick up Dubrovnik airport at 15:55. Transfer to hotel, 15 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Drop off at Split airport by 11:00 (transfer provided). NOTE: different arrival and departure airports.|
|Singles||Add $68 per night May 20, 27, Jun 17; add $71 per night Jun 24, Sep 9; add $64 per night Sep 23, Oct 7|
|Other details||This holiday is unsuitable for children under 12. Room upgrade available from $54 per person, per night. Extra nights: We recommend Dubrovnik, inquire for prices. All excursions, tourist taxes and ferries included.|
|Hotels||***** (3 nights), **** (2 nights), *** (2 nights)|