2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Sep 2018

13 Day Croatia & the Adriatic

Albatross Small Group Tour starting in Trogir and finishing in Dubrovnik

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Albatross's 13 Day Croatia & the Adriatic. Explore the Adriatic region before escaping to the 'lavender island' of Hvar. Sip wine in Jelsa, discover lovingly rebuilt Mostar and historic Sarajevo, dine on oysters in Mali Ston,...read more
Overview
Operator: Albatross
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Summer Trips
Max Group Size: 28
Duration: 13 Days
From: Trogir to Dubrovnik
Tour Code: CATA
Visits: Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro
Our Price From:
$ 5,375
Per Person ($AU)
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Trogir Welcome
Your tour commences this evening in the delightfultown of Trogir. Join us for a welcome drink at your hotel before we walk to the nearby old town, to enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. This is an ideal chance to meet, and get to know, your Tour Manager and fellow travellers.  (D) Stay: Trogir Palace
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Krka National Park and Šibenik
First stop of the day will be in the beautiful Krka National Park. A boat takes us to the dramatic Skradiniski Buk falls before heading down stream to the town of Skradin. Later we stop in Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian town on the Adriatic. Here we are joined by a local guide who takes us into the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cathedral of St James. Your evening is at leisure in Trogir.  (B)
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Trogir and Split sightseeing
This morning enjoy an orientation tour of this remarkably preserved town. Heavily influenced by the Greek, Roman and Venetian Empires, the core of Trogir is a mass of tiny alleys and charming squares, filled with shops and restaurants. In the afternoon we are joined by a local guide as we drive up into the rugged hills behind Split to visit the ruined castle of Klis. This is the most famous fortress in all of Croatia with a remarkable history spanning a thousand years, and the views down across Split and the Adriatic are astounding. Continuing to the port of Split our guide will take us on a walking tour through the vast 4th century Diocletian Palace complex, the Cathedral and pedestrian friendly town centre. Later you will enjoy free time to explore the beautiful old town which is littered with numerous alfresco cafés, and where the shopping is rumoured to be the best in Croatia. Tonight we enjoy a local restaurant dinner before returning to Trogir.  (B/D)
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Travel to the island of Hvar
Mid morning we return to Split to catch a ferry over to the famous Adriatic island of Hvar. Cruising out between the islands of Brac and Solta we arrive at the oldest port on the island, Starigrad. Time to enjoy a break and stroll through the town before crossing the island to the delightful harbour of Hvar town, where we stay the next three nights.  (B/D) Stay: Amfora Hotel, Hvar
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'My Time' on Hvar Island
Your day is completely at leisure to do as much or as little as you choose! Hvar port is regarded as perhaps the most beautiful within the Dalmatian Islands. The cobbled alleys which wind up from the big, open main square are littered with restaurants, cafés and shops. For the more active, you can go on boat trips to the nearby islands, or perhaps take an energetic walk up to Castle Spanjola. From here, there are breathtaking views across the islands and down onto the picturesque harbour – teeming with expensive cruisers and yachts.  (B)
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Hvar sightseeing
A day to explore the island! First stop of the day will be on the other side of the island in the little village of Vrboska, set on the World Heritage Listed Stari Grad Plain. Later we will visit a local winery to enjoy a light lunch accompanied by a tasting of the excellent local wines. Afterwards we will spend time exploring the pretty port of Jelsa. We return to Hvar along a spectacular ridge that forms the spine of the island. This incredibly scenic old mountain road is called the 'lavender road' as the steep mountainsides are covered with stone enclosed fields of lavender (lavender blooms on Hvar throughout the month of June). Your evening is at leisure in the delightful port of Hvar. (B/L)
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Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina
After a leisurely start we enjoy the drive down the entire length of Hvar Island to the port of Sucuraj, where we board a ferry and cross back to the mainland at Drvenik. We continueto Mostar in the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina. On arrival we will meet a local guide for a walking tour of this amazing town. Ravaged and smashed in the Balkans War, Mostar has now been lovingly rebuilt and the locals are intensely proud of their Stari Most (Old Bridge) – a curious humped back pedestrian bridge spanning the River Neretva – a reconstruction of the original 16th century Ottoman bridge. A place where adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism have coexisted for centuries, this cultural melting pot makes a fascinating visit. Mosques and churches stand side by side with charming riverside terraced cafés and the occasional, bomb damaged, bullet pock-marked ruin. We stay here two nights. This evening we enjoy dinner in a local restaurant accompanied by local wines.  (B/D) Stay: Bevanda Hotel
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Sarajevo sightseeing and War Tunnel Museum
This morning we visit the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the amazing city of Sarajevo – nominated as the European Capital of Culture for 2014. Once the site of the 1984 Winter Olympics, Sarajevo suffered the longest siege of a city in the history of modern warfare (1992-1996) during the Balkans Conflict. To the locals it was the 'Bosnian War for Independence'. Since then Sarajevo's rebuilding programme has galvanised the city and here we are joined by a local guide. Highlight of the morning will be your visit to the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum – built to supply humanitarian aid to the city during the siege. The remainder of your afternoon and evening will be free back in Mostar. A perfect time to find your own riverside terrace restaurant.  (B)
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Dalmation Coast Touring
Returning to the Dalmatian Coast we visit the remarkable twin towns of Ston and Mali Ston. Famous for having the longest complete city walls of any city in Europe, you will be struck by the giant fortifications extending completely over the wild mountain side linking these two small towns. Scenically, the tiny bay is wonderful however, we are here for the oysters of Mali Ston, which are reputed to be the finest in the world. On arrival we will board a small boat to visit the Oyster beds and sample fresh oysters, washed down with a glass of wine. Back ashore, it is time for a lazy lunch in the famous Bota Sari restaurant which is built into the ancient castle walls. Delightful! Later this afternoon we arrive at the famous city of Dubrovnik. Our hotel for the next four nights is superbly located within easy walking distance to Dubrovnik's old town. On arrival, join us for a welcome drink on the beach terrace overlooking the sea and Dubrovnik city.  (B/L) Stay: 5 Star Grand Villa Argentina
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Dubrovnik sightseeing and 'My Time'
In the 15th and 16th centuries Dubrovnik became the heart of a maritime empire to rival Venice. This morning we are joined by a local guide who will breathe life into this extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Listed, walled city – from the finely carved facades of the renaissance palaces, lining the broad pedestrian walkways and squares, to the churches and the baroque Cathedral. First impressions are so important so to begin our tour we catch the cable car up to the scenic lookout on top of Mount Srd. What a fantastic way to introduce you to the city! We have also included entrance to the old Franciscan Monastery and Apothecary. The rest of your day is at leisure. Later this afternoon, when the heat has gone from the day, and the crowded cruise ships have departed, make sure  you enjoy a peaceful walk along the top of the city walls. Running almost two kilometres around the entire city, and flanked by turrets and towers, a walk along the ramparts is a wonderful experience.  (B)
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Montenegro excursion
Today we will enjoy a full day excursion to the country of Montenegro. Reaching the dramatic fjord like Bay of Kotor we will make a stop at the little village of Perast. Here we will enjoy a boat ride out and around the twin islands of St. George and Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rock). Arriving in Kotor we are met by a local guide for a short orientation tour. Lunchtime will be in the beautifully preserved walled city of Kotor. Returning to our superb hotel, the rest of the day and evening is at leisure to relax in your hotel or explore Dubrovnik town.  (B)
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Dubrovnik 'My Time'
Your day is at leisure. Maybe relax in your delightful hotel located directly beside the deep blue Adriatic, or walk into town to explore the narrow alleys, squares and churches that litter the old town. Time to shop or sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch in this city which is aptly named the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Late afternoon we board a traditional Dalmatian boat to cruise south along the coast to the picturesque port of Cavtat where we enjoy our farewell dinner in the excellent family owned 'Restaurant Leut'. We return to our hotel by coach.    (B/D)
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Dubrovnik
Your tour ends today after breakfast.  (B)
Albatross Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights
  • Stay 3 nights in the  city of Trogir
  • Enjoy a guided tour of charming squares and alleys of Trogir
  • Take in the magnificent views from Klis Castle
  • Explore Split and the  Diocletian Palace
  • Stay 3 nights on the beautiful island of Hvar
  • Enjoy a day free to explore Hvar and the nearby islands
  • Explore lovingly rebuilt  Mostar on a walking tour
  • Walk over the striking Stari Most humped back bridge in Mostar
  • Stay 4 nights in  Dubrovnik, superbly located right beside the Old Town
  • Discover the walled city of Ston
  • Experience a wine and oyster boat ride
  • Enjoy lunch at the Bota Sari restaurant in Mali Ston
  • Take a cable car up Mount Srd and soak up the panoramic views of Dubrovnik's dramatic walls
  • Explore Dubrovnik's old town on a guided walking tour
  • Cruise from Perast around the islands of St George and Our Lady of the Rock
  • Enjoy a cruise along the coast to Cavtat for a special farewell dinner
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
Over $1,300 value of extras already included
  • ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described
  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach
  • 12 nights specially selected hotel accommodation
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 19 Meals – including breakfast daily (B), light lunch with wine tasting in Hvar and lunch at the Bota Sari restaurant in Mali Ston (L), and 5 dinners (D)
  • Tea, coffee and a complimentary beverage with all included dinners
  • Welcome drink in Trogir and Dubrovnik
  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences - Mount Srd cable car, Cruises in Krka, Perast, Cavtat and Oyster cruise Mali Ston
  • Local guides as described in the itinerary
  • ALL tips to your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Personal audio system whilst on tour
  • Free WiFi on most coaches and at hotels
  • Albatross Travel App and 'On Tour' Travel Map
  • Albatross Memories Photobook
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Albatross
Albatross Reviews: (89)
Tours on Sale: 44
Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 28
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Europe, UK & Ireland
Reviews (4)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Croatia & the Adriatic with Albatross.
WA, Australia
Aug 2016
“Fantastic trip”
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What a great trip. Croatia is a beautiful country and so interesting. Albatross - 'Croatia & the Adriatic' was very well put together, so good to have 2, 3 and 4 night stops. All the hotels were excellent and in very good locations. Our tour guide Darren was excellent, so knowledgeable, caring and friendly, all the local guides were good too. Had quite a bit of free time to do as we pleased. Had 21 on our tour. Also everything included, tipping etc. and extra tours. Would highly recommend this tour to others and have travelled with Albatross on 4 trips. Georgie at Global Journeys was fantastic with our booking of our tour, so friendly, efficient and easy to book with. I have recommended both Albatross & Global Journeys to others and have already got a booking for them. Well done.
QLD, Australia
May 2015
1 Helpful Vote
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“A perfect tour”
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The small group, the longer stays, the accommodation, local guides and organised day trips, free days, together with great itinerary made this a perfect tour. Albatross' attention to detail and the experienced tour manager made our tour trouble free. From the first time we contacted Global Journeys we felt at ease and no inquiry was too much trouble. Being able to track our booking details was great. Thank you Emily and we will be checking Global Journeys next time we are travelling.
Australia
Sep 2014
2 Helpful Votes
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“Well paced and included everything we wanted to see”
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The tour was well paced and included everything we wanted to see. Our Tour Guide Maritza was excellent in her knowledge of the historical facts of each area and her organizational skills were second to none. She was funny and kept everybody's attention as we wound our way through the tour. The cities and towns we stayed in were all well located and made it easy for the coach to travel to points of interest included in our itinerary. This was our 4th Albatross tour and we will certainly travel with them again. Our Global Journeys experience was also enjoyable. Any questions I had were answered promptly and comprehensively. I was kept up to date with any relevant information. Hannah was a true professional. We appreciated her efforts on our behalf.
Australia
Sep 2014
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“The time on Hvar was special”
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Some hotels should improve Wi-Fi access and reliability. We didn't see the value in travelling back to Trogir at the end of the trip. The time on Hvar was special. Tasting local food and meeting local people was a treat.
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