Croatia & the Adriatic

13 Day Small Group Tour from Trogir to Dubrovnik with Albatross

Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Albatross 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, more

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Scenic / Cultural
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Countries Explored:
Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro
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4.8 out of 5
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1 Trogir Welcome
Your tour commences this evening in the delightful town 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
2 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)
3 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)
4 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
5 ‘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)
6 Hvar sightseeing
A day to explore the island! First stop of the day will be on the other side of the island at the pretty port of Jelsa. Later we will visit a local vineyard to enjoy a tasting of the excellent local wines before driving along a spectacular ridge, past timeworn villages, along the spine of the island. This incredibly scenic old mountain road is called the ‘lavender road’ and the steep mountainsides are covered with stone enclosed fields of lavender (lavender blooms on Hvar throughout the month of June). Reaching the Bay of Milna, we have included a leisurely lunch in a charming restaurant with a terrace over the rocky shoreline. Later we return to the delightful port of Hvar to enjoy an evening at leisure. (B/L)
7 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 continue to 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: Hotel Mepas
8 Sarajevo sightseeing
This morning we are joined by a local guide to 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. Highlight of your guided tour will be a visit to the Memorial Museum of Srebrenica to learn about the events that took place during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995. The remainder of your afternoon and evening will be free back in Mostar. A perfect time to find your own riverside terrace restaurant. (B)
9 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: Grand Villa Argentina
10 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)
11 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)
12 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)
13 Dubrovnik
Your tour ends today after breakfast. (B)

Albatross Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Stay 3 nights in the city of Trogir
  • Visit Krka's dramatic waterfalls
  • Visit Šibenik's remarkable Cathedral of St James
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the charming squares and alleys of Trogir
  • Take in the magnificent views from Klis Castle
  • Explore Split and the Diocletian Palace
  • Stay 2 nights in Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Explore lovingly rebuilt Mostar on a walking tour
  • Walk over the striking Stari Most humped back bridge
  • Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Museum
  • Dine in a local restaurant
  • Stay 3 nights on the beautiful island of Hvar
  • Enjoy a day free to explore Hvar and the nearby islands
  • Visit Stari Grad, Hvar's oldest port
  • Sip wine in Jelsa
  • Drive along the stunning 'Lavender Mountain Road'
  • Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Bay of Milna
  • 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
  • Visit the old Franciscan Monastery and Apothecary
  • Cruise from Perast around the islands of St George and Our Lady of the Rock
  • Visit the beautifully preserved walled city of Kotor in Montenegro
  • Enjoy a cruise along the coast to Cavtat for a special farewell dinner
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)
  • 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
  • Albatross Memories Photobook
Included Meals
  • 19 Meals – including breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Wine tasting in Hvar
  • Tea, coffee and a complimentary beverage with all included dinners
  • Welcome drink in Trogir and Dubrovnik
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (8)

13 Day Croatia & the Adriatic reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Beautiful and interesting Croatia”
- VIC, Australia May 2019 3 Helpful Votes

This small group tour of Croatia and the Adriatic was well organised. With accommodation at quality hotels in convenient locations and the individual stays from 2-4 nights enabled a more relaxed holiday with opportunities for free time. Despite it being a small group Albatross uses a large comfortable coach ensuring all have plenty of room.
The countryside through which we travelled with its diverse history, varied from limestone hills and valleys to delta more

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“Croatia and the Adriatic ”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

This was our third tour with Albatross and it ran like clockwork, mainly due to the expertise and professionalism of our guide, Sibila. We were with a mixed group of married couples and 8 single ladies who were all out to enjoy themselves. Accommodation was of a good standard with Mostar being the exception, but given the war-torn history this was not surprising.
The pace of the tour was at times on the hectic side and the necessary border crossings added hours more

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“A beautiful experience in Croatia”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2018 View Photo

This is our third Albatross tour and we were not disappointed. Our tour guide, Sibila, was outstanding and very informative about the history of Croatia. She was entertaining, humorous and was always organised. The hotel, food, coach and driver were excellent. We are now home and already planning our next Albatross tour.

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“Amazing trip through Croatia and beyond”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2017

Too many highlights to review, loved Dubrovnik and the stunning hotel we stayed in. Beautiful scenery throughout the trip. Hvar was out of this world and the resort is highly recommended. Hannah at Global Journeys organised our trip down to the last minute details, would highly recommend using Global Journeys and will definitely book with them again.

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“Fantastic trip”
- WA, Australia Aug 2016 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

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 more

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