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Dubrovnik and Dalmatia
Discover Dubrovnik, a gem on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, boasting beautiful architecture and narrow streets lit by old-fashioned street lamps, the charismatic Old Town transports you back in time. Dubrovnik’s terracotta rooftops are a stark contrast to the aquamarine shimmer of the sea and the beauty of Dubrovnik’s old town never fails to amaze. From your base in Dubrovnik, discover more of Dalmatia’s beautiful scenery and indulge in local wines, cheese and fresh seafood in this sunny paradise.Read more
Dubrovnik; The Pearl of the Adriatic
It was G. Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, who once said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. For those who have visited, these words would seem far from an exaggeration. The medieval city is as stunning as the clear blue sea that surrounds the city’s walls. As the sun gleams onto the lime-stone buildings and terracotta roofs, enjoy this beautiful vista whilst walking along the ancient walls. Once known as Ragusa with a population of over 120,000. The city suffered heavily during the siege of 1991 and 1992, at the hands of the Yugoslav People’s Army. Having being repaired and restructured, this tranquil city, is now at the forefront of Croatia’s ever-growing tourism industry. As well as this, why not take the cable car up Mt Srđ to enjoy breathtaking views of the Old Town and the Elaphiti Islands that surround the city.
Vineyards of Dalmatia
An ancient Dalmatian proverb states that “a fish must swim three times – in the sea to begin with, then in olive oil and finally in wine”. So it is only right that we delve deep into Dalmatian wine country for a day of spectacular scenery and incredible tasting. Dalmatians have been perfecting the art of wine-making for thousands of years, making use of their limestone-laden fields to produce wines that are heavenly. You can taste the salty Adriatic, the chalky karst-filled earth, and the Mediterranean sun all in one sip. To discover this, we go venture towards the scenic peninsula of Pelješac that stretches out like a finger into the sea. Here, see the picturesque vineyards cling to rocky slopes as we head towards to Korčula, an island steeped in history.
Bridging Old and New; Bosnia & Herzegovina
Enjoy a day excursion to the stunningly scenic Bosnia & Herzegovina. A country where East meets West, Ottomans meet Habsburgs. Probably most notoriously recognised for its capital, Sarajevo, playing the setting for the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that led to the outbreak of World War 1, and for the heartbreaking civil war of the 1990s. However, despite the turmoil this country has been through, the captivating natural beauty outweighs the scars of human intervention. Mostar, the largest city in Herzegovina, is a city that showcases this contrast. Featuring Turkish-era stone architecture in the Ottoman Quarter, the enchanting old town is further supplemented by the backdrop of beautiful mountains. However, it is the the world-famous Stari Most (old bridge) that brings the tourists flocking to Mostar. built between 1557 and 1566 on the orders of Suleiman the Magnificent, it is truly a feat of engineering magnificence. Rebuilt using 16th-century building techniques and stone sourced from the original quarry, after suffering damages during conflict in 1993, the bridge reopened in 2004 to become an UNESCO World Heritage site. A symbol of recovery from war for a truly charming place.
See this beautiful stretch of land that features some of the most remarkable natural scenery as well the most incredible architecture in world.
Dates Throughout 2021
Suggested itinerary by air
Arrive in Croatia
Fly to Croatia and transfer to your hotel in Dubrovnik or the beautiful surrounding area.
Today we spend the morning discovering the beautiful city of Dubrovnik with a guided sightseeing tour encompassing the city’s highlights. Stroll through the limestone streets of the distinctive Old Town with the Adriatic Sea shimmering relentlessly in the distance. Admire the beautiful Rector’s Palace with its striking arcades and perhaps visit the Baroque St Blaise Church. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore this fascinating city. Why not take the cable car up above the city to enjoy breathtaking views over the Old Town? Walking the city walls is also a wonderful way to take in Dubrovnik.
Dalmatian Wine Country
We venture deep into Dalmatian wine country for a day of spectacular scenery. The scenic peninsula of Pelješac stretches out like a finger into the sea and picturesque vineyards cling to rocky slopes. A short boat ride past idyllic coaves and craggy mountains brings us to Korčula, an island steeped in history. We will enjoy a tour of the walled city and sample the wonderful wines produced in these astounding surroundings.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Today we embark on an exciting excursion to the postcard-perfect town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. First we stop en route at Počitelj, a lovely hillside town on the banks of the Neretva River. In Mostar, a guide leads our exploration of the cobbled streets of this historic city, whose river divides the city, cultures and religions. See Stari Most, the most famous bridge in the Balkans, which arches over the turquoise river between medieval towers.
Taste of Dalmatia
A half day excursion reveals the delightful produce of the region. We begin with a scenic bus ride to the village of Orasac to see olive
oil being produced in the traditional way. Here we will also sample homemade cheese, smoked ham and local wine. We then
proceed to Croatia’s ‘oyster capital’ where we enjoy a seaside stroll before dining on a wonderful fresh seafood platter in a local restaurant. The rest of the day is free for some final relaxation or souvenir shopping.
Return to the UK
It’s time to bid farewell to this Adriatic gem and begin the return journey to the UK.
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