Captivating Croatia and Montenegro - Summer 2021
Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: 2021-2022 Worldwide
This enchanting journey takes you from iconic landmarks in bustling Adriatic cities to hidden gems known only to the locals. Discover rich heritage on a guided walk through majestic Dubrovnik, see how oysters are harvested on the floating oyster beds of the Adriatic, and marvel at the stunning cascades of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Along the way, you'll stay in stately hotels, taste local wines and cuisine, and marvel at the rugged beauty of the coastline.Exceptional Dining
- Dubrovnik: Feel the warm hospitality of this ancient city, as you join your travel companions for a delicious Welcome Dinner hosted at an atmospheric local restaurant.
- Tivat: Relish the finest food and wine of Montenegro at a local winery, where you'll have the chance to meet the vintner and enjoy a spectacular farm-to-table dinner. Winemaking in Croatia dates back some 2,500 years when the ancient Greeks occupied the southern Dalmatian islands. Today it is a thriving industry with some old-world grape varieties still in use.
- Ston: Join your captain for a boat ride to the floating oyster beds of the Adriatic, and watch as he brings in the ropes and shucks oysters in front of you. Savour your first mouthful, straight from the sea, served with freshly-squeezed lemon and a chilled glass of local wine.
- Buje: Discover how olive oil is produced with a visit to family run Winery Frankovic in the hilltop city of Buje. Enjoy an opportunity to taste home-made products before enjoying a relaxing lunch with wine.
- Zadar: As the sun sets over the bay, savour delicious regional specialties and sip on local wine.
- Zagreb: Raise a glass of wine, as you toast to new friends and memories at your finale Celebration Dinner hosted in the heart of the city.
- Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches with Wine (LW) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
- Dubrovnik: Join your Local Expert for a cultural exploration of Dubrovnik's many wonders. See the 16th century bastions of Old Town, Onofrio's Fountain and explore some of the film locations of the award-winning series, 'Game of Thrones.'
- Dubrovnik: Embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik, gazing out at spectacular vistas of the Adriatic Sea.
- Kotor: With a Local Expert, visit the enchanting town of Kotor, nestled between dramatic mountains and a spectacular bay.
- Perast: Enjoy an orientation of this tiny town with your Travelling Concierge before a short boat ride to the legendary Our Lady of the Rocks church.
- Split: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian's Palace where you will explore the winding streets and see the Roman era buildings with your Local Expert. This highlight tour of Split includes stops at St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter and the Golden Gate.
- Zadar: Explore this beautiful city with it's intriguing Sea Organ.
- Zadar: Learn the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage of Zadar with your Local Expert.
- Plitvice Lakes: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the water wonderland of Plitvice National Park as you walk along stunning cascades, guided by your Local Expert.
- Zagreb: Join your Local Expert on an orientation city tour showcasing the charming atmosphere of the lower town then travel to the medieval upper town by funicular to see the colourful Church of St. Mark and Lotr?cak Tower.
- Dubrovnik: Located moments away from Dubrovnik's Old Town, this five-star hotel dates back to 1895 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers unrivalled views of the Adriatic Sea and the Old Town.
- Tivat: Elegant, aristocratic and refined, the Renaissance-inspired Regent Porto Montenegro is a slick waterside hotel that places you moments away from Tivat's glizy marina and awe-inspiring Bay of Kotor.
- Split: A contemporary oasis just steps away from the only sandy beach in Split. Head to the rooftop for a cocktail by the pool and admire the spectacular sea view.
- Petrcane: The Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera is located on the private Punta Skala Peninsula, overlooking the Adriatic and boasts a private beach and spa facilities, including a Turkish hammam. Its unique architectural design enables you to enjoy your stay in style and comfort. During the evenings, perhaps enjoy a sunset drink or delight in Alpine-Adriatic cuisine at one of the many bars and restaurants within the hotel and along the beach.
- Zagreb: Dating back to 1925, The Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is one of the most famous and gracious buildings in Zagreb.
Inclusive Luxury Gold Services
- Dubrovnik: Meet Matija and Giorgio Vierda, master jewellery craftsmen who use ancient goldsmith techniques. Their family's historic pieces are so famous they can be found amongst the country's most treasured possessions at the Ethnological Museum.
- You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
- Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
- Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
- At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
- Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
- Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
- From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
- Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
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|Day 1||Dubrovnik||Welcome to Dubrovnik.: Arrive at Dubrovnik Airport and be transferred to your centrally located hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing or perhaps taking a stroll along the old harbour. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner hosted at an atmospheric local restaurant. (Dinner with Wine)|
|Day 2||Dubrovnik||Highlights of Dubrovnik.: Surrounded by the shimmering Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik enchants with its white limestone streets, terracotta roofs and baroque buildings. Join your Local Expert for an orientation of the city's many treasures. Be mesmerized by the 16th century bastions of the famous Old Town, walk past Onofrio's Fountain and see the old Jewish quarter. Walk towards the cathedral and the Dominican monasteries, before exploring some of the film locations of the award-winning series, 'Game of Thrones.' Meet Matija and Giorgio Vierda, master jewellery craftsmen who use ancient goldsmith techniques. Their family's historic pieces are so famous they can be found amongst the country's most treasured possessions at the Ethnological museum, please note that the only access to the museum is via stairs. With free time in the afternoon, explore Dubrovnik Your Way with your included pass to the Dubrovnik City Walls and Friars Minor Franciscan Monastery as well as a selection of major museums. As the sun sets, you're invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Weather permitting, moor in the Old Town Harbour and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. (Breakfast)|
|Day 3||Tivat||Glamorous Tivat and a Local Winery.: Enjoy a relaxed start and leisurely breakfast, before travelling along the coast to the diverse and tiny nation of Montenegro. Flanked by mountains and a stunning coastline, Montenegro is a melting pot of exotic cultures, warm people and spectacular scenery. Join your Travelling Concierge for a visit to a local winery, where you'll have the chance to meet the vintner and taste some of the region's famed red wines. Seal your visit with a late lunch of delicious Farm-to-Table fare. Your journey continues to Tivat, a glamorous seaside village characterised by bopping super-yachts, traditional homes and a sunny disposition. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)|
Regent Porto Montenegro, Tivat.
|Day 4||Tivat||Day Trip to Romantic Kotor.: Embark on a day trip to the enchanting bayside town of Kotor, nestled alongside dramatic mountains and known for its centuries-old buildings. Join your Local Expert for a walk through its romantic Old Town, exploring ancient alleyways and passing chic boutiques. See the 12th century Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and continue on to the legendary Our Lady of the Rocks, a petite island that is home to a church and museum. Gather this evening for a delicious dinner in a local restaurant by the sea. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)|
Regent Porto Montenegro, Tivat.
|Day 5||Tivat||Day at Leisure in Tivat.: Considered the best five-star hotel in Montenegro, the Regent Porto Montenegro is the ideal base for your day at leisure. Perhaps treat yourself to a massage at the hotel's award-winning spa, complete with a Turkish hammam and Finnish sauna, or appreciate the views of the glitzy marina from the pool. Venture out for a walk along Boka Bay, the largest natural harbour in the eastern Mediterranean and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and perhaps go shopping in the designer boutiques of Porto Montenegro Village. (Breakfast)|
Regent Porto Montenegro, Tivat.
|Day 6||Split||Fresh Oysters in Ston, Mediterranean Olive Oil Tasting and on to Split.: Travel along the beautiful Adriatic coastline towards Split, stopping en route for an unforgettable culinary experience in the picturesque fishing village of Ston with its indigo-coloured coves and waterways. On arrival, join your captain for a boat ride to the floating oyster beds of the Adriatic. Watch as an oyster farmer brings in the ropes and shucks oysters in front of you. Savour your first mouthful, straight from the sea, served with freshly squeezed lemon and a chilled glass of local wine. Return to the shore to Winery Frankovic. The Frankovic family dates back to the era of the Dubrovnik Republic, and today the Frankovic family continues to cultivate their olive groves the way their ancestors did. The Frankovic family still produces their olive oil in the traditional way in an oil mill dating from 1878. Learn about how olive oil is produced in this region and an opportunity to taste their home-made products before having a relaxing lunch with wine. Arrive in Split and enjoy the evening at your leisure. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)|
Briig Hotel, Split.
|Day 7||Split||Seaside Split.: Nestled between mountains and sea, Split beautifully blends antiquity with modernity. Its vibrant streets are filled with locals going about their daily lives. With the turquoise Adriatic as a backdrop, Split encapsulates modern Croatian life. Join your Local Expert for a visit to the vast UNESCO World Heritage site of Diocletian's Palace, built more than 1,700 years ago for the Roman Emperor. Stroll the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje's, originally Diocletian's Mausoleum; The Temple of Jupiter which, today, is a baptisery; the Golden Gate and dozens of perfectly preserved Roman era buildings. (Breakfast)|
Briig Hotel, Split.
|Day 8||Petrcane||On to Petrcane.: Relax and take in the views as you travel north along the Dalmatian coast to reach the small fishing village of Petrcane. With the rest of the day at your leisure, why not stroll along the beautiful beaches and admire the crystal clear waters? In the evening enjoy a tasty meal accompanied with wine as you gaze out over the bay. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)|
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera, Petrcane.
|Day 9||Petrcane||Petrcane and Zadar.: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the chance to make the most of the hotel's facilities this morning. Venture to the beautiful city of Zadar with your Local Expert and learn the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage. Take a moment to experience the sounds of the surrounding ocean when you visit the Sea Organ, no song is ever the same as the water is always changing. This incredible structure is built to look like steps leading into the water, however the engineering funnels air and the gentle, lapping water into chambers beneath the steps, creating chime-like notes to be produced. (Breakfast)|
Falkensteiner Hotel and Spa Iadera, Petrcane.
|Day 10||Zagreb||Plitvice Lakes and on to Zagreb.: Journey inland to visit one of Europe's great natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnected lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. Travel by boat and on foot as you follow your Local Expert through the blue-green beauty and across zig-zagging timber footbridges. Visit Korana Canyon to see the 70-metre-high falls and enjoy panoramic vistas of the park. Your travels continue north to Zagreb where you are at leisure for the evening. (Breakfast)|
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
|Day 11||Zagreb||Zagreb.: Croatia's alluring capital city, Zagreb, blends theatre, art, medieval history and trendy cafes with an abundance of outdoor splendors, including Jarun Lake and Mount Medvednica. After enjoying breakfast at your iconic Zagreb hotel, join your Local Expert for an orientation of the city's highlights. Explore the historical Mirogoj Cemetery, one of Zagreb's most scenic landmarks. Appreciate the grandeur, green spaces and historic squares of lower town, before embarking on a dazzling funicular ride to the medieval upper town with its network of alleyways. Visit the local market, witness the stone gate which is said to possess magical powers and see the colourful Church of St. Mark and Lotr?cak Tower. In the evening join your Travelling Concierge and travel companions for a Celebration Dinner at Pod Zidom Bistro, which focuses on fresh ingredients from the nearby Dolac market and supporting small local farmers and producers. Raise a glass and toast to new friends and memories. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)|
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
|Day 12||Depart Zagreb||Depart Zagreb.: After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to Zagreb Airport for your onward journey. (Breakfast)|
|Notes: Twin prices are per person. (4a) These departures will stay at an alternative hotel of a similar standard in lieu of the Briig Hotel in Split. (6) Special Small Groups: These departures are limited to just 24 guests.|
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class