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Delights of Croatia & Dalmatian Coast

 

Dubrovnik old port
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Enjoy the views along the Dalmatian Coast
    • Explore popular Dubrovnik and capital Zagreb
    • Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Visit interesting Montenegro

    Croatia’s beautiful landscape will be laid bare for us on this exceptional Grand Tourer holiday, which travels to Dubrovnik, then on to Split. We’ll continue our journey along the stunning Dalmatian Coast with a stay in Zadar, before spending time in Bled in Slovenia.  Read More

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    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - Scenery


    Plitvice Lakes

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    This holiday will take us through the amazing scenery Croatia and Slovenia are known for, with their beautiful coastlines and bustling cities. 

    We’ll start by taking an overnight ferry ride from Ancona in Italy to Croatia’s Split, after which we’ll make the journey to Dubrovnik. Staying at a Valamar Hotel on the Babin Kuk peninsula, we’ll be based here for four nights and will enjoy two included excursions. These will include a sightseeing tour of the city, plus a trip to Montenegro. 

    Departing Dubrovnik we head along the coast to Split, staying overnight, before our next night travelling via Trogir to Zadar. From there, we’ll journey to Zagreb, travelling through the beautiful Plitvice National Park with an experienced tour guide to give us insight into the landscape. 

    We’ll then cross the border into Slovenia, enjoying a city tour of Ljubljana before staying in Bled for two nights. We’re sure to experience many amazing sights throughout our holiday, journeying through some of Croatia’s best destinations.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotels

    YOUR HOTELS


    VIEW ALL HOTELS Hotel Valamar Argosy Hotel Kolovare Hotel Kompas Bled Hotel Panorama Zagreb Hotel President Split


    Hotel Valamar Argosy
    Your hotel in Dubrovnik will be one of the beautiful 4 star rated properties belonging to the Valamar Hotel group and final details will be confirmed on your travel documents.
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    Hotel Valamar Argosy

    • Valamar Hotel, Dubrovnik
    • Valamar Hotel, Dubrovnik

    Your hotel in Dubrovnik will be one of the beautiful 4 star rated properties belonging to the Valamar Hotel group and final details will be confirmed on your travel documents.

    • All rooms are en suite, with air-conditioning
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
    • Sun terrace
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
    Hotel Kolovare
    Enjoying a pleasant placement in a quiet area of Zadar, this hotel is decorated in a modern style to ensure all enjoy their stay here. With seasonal leisure facilities and comfortable rooms in which guests will be able to relax, this makes for an excellent place to stay.
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    Hotel Kolovare

    • Hotel Kolovare
    • Hotel Kolovare

    Enjoying a pleasant placement in a quiet area of Zadar, this hotel is decorated in a modern style to ensure all enjoy their stay here. With seasonal leisure facilities and comfortable rooms in which guests will be able to relax, this makes for an excellent place to stay.

    • All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, air-conditioning, safe and hairdryer
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)
    • Tennis court
    • Wi-Fi
    • Four-star rating
    Hotel Kompas Bled
    With its placement right in the centre of Bled, this hotel is certainly ideally placed and enjoys a wonderful position close to the town’s many attractions. The Hotel Kompas’ facilities include an excellent restaurant, comfortable rooms and many leisure activities that guests can take part in nearby.
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    Hotel Kompas Bled

    • Hotel Kompas Bled
    • Hotel Kompas Bled

    With its placement right in the centre of Bled, this hotel is certainly ideally placed and enjoys a wonderful position close to the town’s many attractions. The Hotel Kompas’ facilities include an excellent restaurant, comfortable rooms and many leisure activities that guests can take part in nearby.

    • All rooms are equipped with cable TV, pay TV, minibar
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Wi-Fi
    • Four-star rating
    Hotel Panorama Zagreb
    The Hotel Panorama is situated in Zagreb’s bustling business district; however it’s incredibly peaceful and makes for a charming place to stay. With its superb location, it’s incredibly easy to return to the hotel after an exciting day out, and is home to a fantastic restaurant and pleasantly decorated and furnished rooms.
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    Hotel Panorama Zagreb

    • Panama Hotel, Zagreb
    • Hotel Carmen
    • Panama Hotel, Zagreb

    The Hotel Panorama is situated in Zagreb’s bustling business district; however it’s incredibly peaceful and makes for a charming place to stay. With its superb location, it’s incredibly easy to return to the hotel after an exciting day out, and is home to a fantastic restaurant and pleasantly decorated and furnished rooms.

    • All rooms are equipped with minibar, safe, telephone, TV and air-conditioning
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
    Hotel President Split
    Found in the centre of Split, this hotel is ideally located to provide a superb place to stay when in this city.
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    Hotel President Split

    • President Hotel Split
    • President Hotel Split

    Found in the centre of Split, this hotel is ideally located to provide a superb place to stay when in this city. With its modern style and comfortable interiors, as well as the pleasantly decorated and furnished rooms and spacious dining area, it makes an excellent choice.

    • All rooms are en suite, with TV and Wi-Fi
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • Four-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Dubrovnik old port
    Dubrovnik Sightseeing Tour

    Dubrovnik is a truly stunning city, with an exceptional coastline and views out over the Adriatic Sea, plus historic architecture and attractions. In addition to this, the city enjoys a lively culture that makes it a superb place to stay.

    We’ll take a guided walking tour of the city to find out more about its impressive heritage, and so we’ll be able to see some of its best landmarks. These include the beautifully preserved city walls, which date from the 7th century, as well as the Old Town, Rector's Palace, St. Saviour Church and much more.

    En Route - Vist to Ston
    We call at the well preserved town of Ston, famous for its salt works and historic walls. The walls are 5km in length, making them the longest defense structure in Europe.
    Church and river Ljubljanica in Ljubljana
    En Route: Ljubljana City Tour

    We’ll stop in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana when travelling to Bled, and will be able to enjoy a guided city tour of the area in order to find out more about its excellent heritage. With a backdrop of the Alps, as well as a beautiful mixture of architecture, this is certainly a fascinating city.

    Plitvice Lakes
    En Route: Plitvice National Park

    For stunning Croatian landscape, there’s no better place than Plitvice National Park. We’ll journey through this national park when travelling to Zagreb, and will get the benefit of an experienced guide. As we’re driving through the marvellous landscape, our guide will be able to impart knowledge of the local area to aid us in understanding this unique location.

    En Route: Trogir

    While we’re travelling from Split to Zadar, we’ll journey through Trogir, which sits on the Dalmatian coast and has a UNESCO centre. The town dates from ancient times, having first been founded in 3rd century BC by the Greeks, and it still maintains much of its history. This includes Kamerlengo Castle, the city gate, and a number of palaces.

    Budva Old Town
    Full Day: Montenegro Tour

    We’ll tour two of Montenegro’s best locations during this excursion, which will see us travelling to the town of Kotor, then on to the town of Budva. 

    Kotor is filled with history, thanks to its excellently persevered fortifications which were built during Venetian times. When we visit, we’ll be able to learn more about this past, while touring the town’s best sights. 

    Our next calling point will be the lovely coastal town of Budva, which is famous for its excellent beaches and Mediterranean architecture. It’s one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Lake Bled and castle
    Full Day: Bled Castle & Bohinj Lake

    Located in Slovenia, Bled Castle is an iconic medieval fortress, seemingly plucked from a fairy tale. The castle is built on a rocky precipice which juts out over the lake below. It dates from the 11th century and has been restored to its former glory, now housing a museum dedicated to the town of Bled and the surrounding lake. 

    When we visit, we’ll get to explore the castle, as well as experiencing the beautiful Bohinj Lake.

    Split Harbour
    Split Walking Tour

    Split is filled with amazing sights, and we’ll get to admire many of them during our optional walking tour of the city. This city enjoys a fascinating heritage which we’ll get to explore during our visit, which will take us through Split’s most popular areas so we can see the sights and marvel at the attractive architecture.

    Dubrovnik
    Three Islands Boat Trip

    We’ll take an excellent three islands boat trip while we’re in Dubrovnik, which will take in the lovely Elaphiti Islands off the coast of the city. These beautiful islands feature stunning landscapes and are wonderful to admire, ensuring we have an enticing excursion.

    Zadar town hall
    Zadar Walking Tour

    Zadar, with its assortment of intriguing Roman ruins, medieval architecture and cosmopolitan culture is an amazing place to stay, and we’ll get to take an optional walking tour of the area in order to find out more about its history.

    Zagreb main square
    Zagreb City Tour

    In Zagreb, we’ll find a perfect marrying of eastern and western Europe. The capital of Croatia, the city enjoys a bustling, pulsing atmosphere that makes it absolutely addictive, and there’s honestly something for everyone here. We’ll take a tour of the city to learn all about its history, and to find out about its most popular areas.

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What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by Grand Tourer coach
  • Fifteen nights half-board accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Daily breakfast, fifteen evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursions, four en route visits
  • Dedicated tour manager
  • Personal audio guide
Valamar Hotel, Dubrovnik

Hotel Valamar Argosy

Your hotel in Dubrovnik will be one of the beautiful 4 star rated properties belonging to the Valamar Hotel group and final details will be confirmed on your travel documents.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Valamar Argosy

  • Valamar Hotel, Dubrovnik
  • Valamar Hotel, Dubrovnik

Your hotel in Dubrovnik will be one of the beautiful 4 star rated properties belonging to the Valamar Hotel group and final details will be confirmed on your travel documents.

  • All rooms are en suite, with air-conditioning
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Sun terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Official four-star rating
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  • British Travel Awards
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