Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast 2022

Start: Split Finish: Dubrovnik

Visiting: Croatia, Montenegro


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour code: BEHCRTD-2

Tour operator: Back-Roads Touring

Group size: 10 - 18

Age range: 13-80

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $3603

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Tour Overview

Golden-roofed towns and pristine national parks; tranquil islands lapped by turquoise waters; ancient sites and time-honoured traditions. Our ten-day tour of South Croatia and Montenegro takes in all this and more, inviting you to discover one of Europe's most enticing destinations.

Highlights

  • iconUncover the fascinating tales behind Our Lady of the Rock islet in the Bay of Kotor
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  • iconExplore Krka National Park's maze of mesmerising waterfalls and crystalline lakes with a local guide
  • iconSavour the distinct flavours of Croatian cuisine with a cooking class and dinner in Korcula

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

icon Day 1: Split

Accommodation: Hotel Jupiter (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Our incredible journey will begin in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city beside the azure Adriatic. Tonight, we'll get to know one another better over a delicious welcome dinner.

icon Day 2: Split – Trogir 

Accommodation: Hotel Tragos (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today’s history-filled agenda begins with a walking tour of Split – where a local guide will take us into the white walls of Diocletian’s Palace, a vast fortress filled with centuries of history. We’ll also pay a visit to the Grgur Ninski Statue and the Cathedral of St Domnius, before moving on to medieval Trogir. Here, we’ll be taken around the maze of marble streets and Romanesque buildings by a local guide – before going our separate ways to explore this tiny island town and indulge in some delicious local cuisine.

icon Day 3: Trogir – Krka National Park – Trogir

Accommodation: Hotel Tragos (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning will see us seeking the crystalline lakes and energetic waterfalls of Krka National Park. We’ll be shown around this mesmerising park by a local guide, before moving on to a family-owned local winery. At this quaint establishment we’ll learn the history of winemaking in the region – while being treated to a tasting of selected wines. After that, we’ll round off the day with some free time to relax back in Trogir.

icon Day 4: Trogir – Korcula

Accommodation: Hotel Korcula De La Ville (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 the hotel, our Tour Leader will take us on a stroll through the Old Town – before we enjoy some free time to delve deeper into the hidden treasures of this medieval island. Then: time to hone those culinary skills! We’ll uncover the distinct and unique flavours of Croatian cuisine with an included cookery class – and indulge in our creations for dinner this evening.

icon Day 5: Korcula

Accommodation: Hotel Korcula De La Ville (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today you’re free to explore Korcula as you wish. Lounge at a nearby beach or find a café and get to know the local cuisine. If you’re in the mood for exploration, you can even hop aboard a taxi boat to the tiny island of Vrnik.

icon Day 6: Korcula – Peljesac Peninsula – Kotor

Accommodation: Hotel Vardar (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After bidding farewell to Korcula, we’ll set sail to the nearby Pelješac Peninsula – a hotspot for winemaking since the days of the Roman Empire. Savour the fruits of this ancient tradition with a visit to a local winery – before we leave 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. Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque Old Town at your leisure, before reconvening tonight for sumptuous group dinner.

icon Day 7: Kotor

Accommodation: Hotel Vardar (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

First today: a guided walking tour of Kotor. Old Kotor was built like a maze for protective purposes – and it’s very easy to get lost here without some local expertise! Following that, we’ll take to the water. A boat will carry us to Our Lady of the Rocks – a small church on a manmade island. After hearing the fascinating legend behind the church, we’ll return to Kotor – where you’ll be free to spend the rest of the afternoon as you please.

icon Day 8: Kotor – Lovcen National Park – Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Hotel More (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today it’s back on the road (taking the scenic route, of course) as we make our way to the picturesque Lovcen National Park. A local guide will show us around as we soak up the incredible views across Montenegro. Then, we’ll pay a visit to the charming village of Njeguši – where we’ll have time to enjoy lunch at our leisure. Moving onto Dubrovnik – 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.

icon Day 9: Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Hotel More (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Tonight, we’ll come together for one last included dinner – and clink glasses at what an incredible nine days it has been.

icon Day 10: Dubrovnik – Trsteno – Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Before our journey comes to an end, there’s still plenty of time to round things off with a visit to the beautiful Trsteno Arboretum. After tucking into a delicious lunch at a local oyster farm, we’ll return to Dubrovnik – where we’ll say our goodbyes.

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

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    Entrance Fees

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    Guide

    Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

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    Transport

    Premium mini-coach transportation

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    Accommodation

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Back-Roads Touring requires a deposit of 150 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Free Date Changes

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Back-Roads Touring, 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, here is a summary of Back-Roads Touring charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 60 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost
    At 30 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast 2022
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Denise B

29-Jul-2019

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast 2022
Very good tour with great staff and itinerary. Hotels were variable in quality (all ok, but some superior to others). Very good tour with great staff and itinerary.

Hotels were variable in quality (all ok, but some superior to others).

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Anonymous

10-Sep-2019

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast 2022
Where have the Back Roads gone? Pity we had go to the lakes pouring rain once again not good for elderly people. Where have the Back Roads gone? Pity we had go to the lakes pouring rain once again not good for elderly people.

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Anonymous

22-Dec-2019

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