Croatia Highlights

26th August - 21st September(27 nights)pdfdownload

 





Explore the Adriatic stunning coastline

A country of stunning natural beauty and possibly Europe’s finest coastline! Rugged limestone mountains, crystal clear water and over a thousand islands await you on this tour. Croatia  shows few signs of its turbulent history and has found a place on the boundary between Central Europe and the Mediterranean.

We will be hugging the wonderful coastline for most of this tour and visiting many of the natural beauties that make this country so appealing. September is an ideal month to visit, when the sea is warm to swim in, the beaches are reasonably peaceful and the temperatures are not unbearably hot.

English is widely spoken and there is a very comfortable feeling whilst travelling throughout the country. We will be visiting many of the Croatian Highlights, including Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Porec and Plitvice National Park.

During our tour, we will also visit Kotor & Budva in Montenegro and Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina

Caroline & Ally Noble – Croatia 2018
Fantastic tour, far exceeded our expectations. Our hosts, Sue & Ron did a great job looking after us all, nothing was ever too much trouble.

Arlene & Kevin Wilde – Croatia 2018
We have really enjoyed the Croatian Highlights tour and would recommend it. We have seen wonderful places and have met a lovely group of people. Tour guides Sue & Ron have been marvellous

Croatia 2
Day One – Wednesday 26th August
The group meet up together in Umag, Croatia. This evening we will enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the campsite restaurant.

Day Two – Thursday 27th August
A full day excursion to the ancient town of Rovinj, with its narrow alleyways and friendly people and then on to Porec, a former Roman seaside resort. Lunch will be provided

Day Three – Friday 28th August
Our excursion today will take us on a visit to two attractive medieval hilltop towns, firstly Groznjan, known as the “artist village”, and later to Motovun, situated in the north of the Istria region, overlooking the Mirna River valley. Lunch is included

Day Four – Saturday 29th August
Free day to enjoy the campsite and its facilities

Day Five – Sunday 30th August
An excursion to Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, know for its protected harbour, beach lined coast and Roman ruins.

Day Six – Monday 31st August
We drive to our next campsite in the Plitvice National Park for a two night stay. On the way we stop off to visit the Baredine Caves with their display of stalactites & stalagmites 190 miles

Day Seven – Tuesday 1st September
Today we will be taken to the Plitvice Lakes, an area of such outstanding natural beauty that it is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The 16 lakes are remarkable for their constantly changing colours ranging from azure to green, grey and blue. In the evening we will have a light meal in the campsites restaurant

Day Eight – Wednesday 2nd September
We continue our journey to our next campsite on the coast near the ancient town of Trogir, this will be our home for six nights. This evening we enjoy a Dalmatian Evening of music and food 150 miles

Day Nine – Thursday 3rd September
A water taxi this morning will take us on a short journey to Trogir, where we will meet our guide for this walking tour. It has a history going back 2,300 years, this town being the oldest on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Nicknamed “The Stone Beauty” you will find a host of palaces, churches, towers and fortresses all concentrated on a small island

Day Ten – Friday 4th September
Three Island Tour – spend the day cruising around the rich Trogir archipelage. Lunch included. Please note that this excursion may change to Saturday/Monday depending on the weather forecast.

Day Eleven – Saturday 5th September
A free day for you to enjoy the campsite beach and take a swim in the warm waters, or you can take a water taxi and return to discover more about Trogir.

Day Twelve – Sunday 6th September
We visit Croatia’s second largest city, Split for a guided walking tour. Originally built around the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, the building finished in AD 305, still forms the inner core of the city and is full of busy shops and markets

Day Thirteen – Monday 7th September
Relax today, enjoy the beach or take a walk around the bay

Day Fourteen – Tuesday 8th September
Another driving day as we leave Croatia for a while and travel to our campsite near Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina for our three night stay. Dinner this evening in a local restaurant, just a short walk from the site 135 miles

Day Fifteen – Wednesday 9th September
We will have a guided tour of Mostar, a lovely old city with quaint narrow cobbled streets. Lunch is included in a local restaurant

Day Sixteen – Thursday 10th September
Today we visit the “stone town” of Pocitelj, situated on the left bank of the Neretva River. The town was mentioned in written sources in 1444. Lunch included

Day Seventeen – Friday 11th September
We will walk from the campsite to the village of Blagaj. Built at the source of the River Buna, the water flows out of the 200 metre cliff wall. It is also the site of a 16th Century tekija (monastery), built for the Dervish cult that is reputed to be one of the most mystical places in Bosnia. This evening we dine in a local restaurant.

Day Eighteen – Saturday 12th September
Back into Croatia today as we drive to our campsite for five nights, near the city of Dubrovnik. 90 miles

Day Nineteen – Sunday 13th September
We visit the medieval town of Dubrovnik today, where we will have plenty of free time to discover this “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Walk the walls and enjoy its pristine fortifications surrounded by clear blue sea. Lunch is provided in the City

Day Twenty – Monday 14th September
A free day to enjoy the campsite or return by public transport into Dubrovnik – try the Cable Car Ride with it’s stunning views from the top

Day Twenty-one – Tuesday 15th September
An early start for a very full day’s excursion to the pocket sized country of Montenegro. Set on the Bay of Kotor we visit the towns of Kotor and Budva. Lunch is provided in Budva

Day Twenty-two – Wednesday 16th September
A free day is required after yesterday’s adventure

Day Twenty-three – Thursday 17th September
A drive to the historic town of Omis where we will stay for two nights 120 miles

Day Twenty-four – Friday 18th September
We will take a leisurely boat ride through the Cetina Canyon to the picturesque beauty spot, Radmen Mills. The Canyon cuts through a heavily wooded landscape rich with wildlife and fish. Traditional lunch is served

Day Twenty-five – Saturday 19th September
We journey on to our last campsite, the Zaton Holiday Resort north of Zadar, and we stay here for three nights 120 miles

Day Twenty-six – Sunday 20th September
Excursion to Zadar for a walking tour followed by free time

Day Twenty-seven – Monday 21st September
A relaxing day, an opportunity to enjoy the large beach and enjoy the campsite complex. This evening we will enjoy our Final Dinner in one of the campsite restaurants

Day Twenty-eight – Tuesday 22nd September
The tour ends here today, all subsequent costs incurred are your responsibility. If the Tour Directors are returning to Calais, you may accompany them by a route and timing of their choice.

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £1899 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £2379

DEPOSIT £350

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 27 Campsite nights with hook-ups
  • All transfers for the excursions as listed in the itinerary
  • Entry fee’s as listed in the itinerary
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS Coordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhomes
  • Michelin National Map of Croatia
  • DK Guidebook for Croatia

       Excursion, Events & Meals

  • Welcome Dinner at Camping Park Umag, including drinks
  • Guided Excursion to Rovinj & Porec, including Lunch
  • Guided Excursion to Groznjan & Motovun, including Lunch
  • Guided Excursion to Pula, including Lunch
  • Entry & Guide at Baredine Caves
  • Transport & Entry to Plitvice Lakes
  • Dinner at Kamp Korana Restaurant, including drinks
  • Dalmatian evening with music, food & wine
  • Water Taxi to Trogir
  • Guided Walking Tour of Trogir
  • Three Island Tour, including Lunch
  • Excursion to Split
  • Guided Walking Tour in Split
  • Drinks Reception – Welcome to BiH
  • Excursion to Mostar, including Lunch
  • Guided Walking Tour of Mostar
  • Excursion, with Guide to Pocitelj, Lunch included
  • Walking visit to Blagaj, Entry to Dervish House
  • Dinner in local Blagai Restaurant
  • Excursion to Dubrovnik, including Lunch
  • Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
  • Excursion to Montenegro, with Guide. Including Lunch
  • Boat Ride along the Cetina Canyon
  • Traditional Lunch at Radmen Mills
  • Guided Walking Tour of Zadar
  • Farewell Dinner at Zaton Holiday Resort, including drinks

This tour starts in Umag, Istra, Croatia but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour directors on the outward journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf


OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Seven additional camping nights with electric hook-up starting in Kent on Wednesday 19th August followed by Belgium, Germany x 2, Switzerland, Italy & Croatia
  • Dinner at the campsite in Germany
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS Coordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £349 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £599