Croatian Highlights – Tour Underway – Next Tour 2020

25th August - 21st September(28 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

Christine & Meurig Watts – Croatia 2016
We have so enjoyed other GB Motorhome Tours trip what a difference it makes to have all the arrangements made for you, wonderful excursions & marvellous meals! A huge thank you, Sue & Ron for being so friendly, helpful and such good company, we shall miss you!’ 

Carol & Stuart May – Croatia 2016
A very interesting and varied tour packed full of excursions and group meals. Many thanks Sue & Ron for leading us on another wonderful trip’

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Day One – Saturday 25th August
The group meet up together at the campsite in Monzambano, Italy.

Day Two – Sunday 26th August
We drive today from Italy, through Slovenia (country Vignette may be required) and then on to our first campsite in Croatia where we will say for six nights. This evening we will have a welcome to Croatia drinks reception. 215 miles

Day Three – Monday 27th August
A free day, time for you to relax after the drive down. You can take a swim and enjoy your surroundings. We will have a group dinner this evening in the campsite restaurant

Day Four – Tuesday 28th 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 Five – Wednesday 29th August
Free day to enjoy the campsite and its facilities

Day Six – Thursday 30th 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 Mima River valley. Lunch is included

Day Seven – Friday 31st August
A free day to enjoy the campsite pool

Day Eight – Saturday 1st September
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 Nine – Sunday 2nd 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

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Day Ten – Monday 3rd September
We continue our journey to our next campsite on the coast near the ancient town of Trogir, this will be our home for five nights 150 miles

Day Eleven – Tuesday 4th 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 Twelve – Wednesday 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. This evening we will enjoy a “Dalmatian Evening” at the campsite restaurant

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

Day Fifteen – Saturday 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 Sixteen – Sunday 9th September
We will have a guided tour of Mostar, a lovely old city with quaint narrow cobbled streets. Lunch is included

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Day Seventeen – Monday 10th 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

Day Eighteen – Tuesday 11th September
Back into Croatia today as we drive to our campsite for five nights, near the city of Dubrovnik. 90 miles

Day Nineteen – Wednesday 12th 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

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Day Twenty – Thursday 13th September
A free day to enjoy the campsite or return by public transport into Dubrovnik

Day Twenty-one – Friday 14th September
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

Day Twenty-two – Saturday 15th September
A free day is required after yesterday’s adventure

Day Twenty-three – Sunday 16th September
A drive to the historic town of Omis where we will stay for three nights 120 miles

Day Twenty-four – Monday 17th 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 – Tuesday 18th September
Take a walk into Omis, enjoy a coffee down by the river, or visit the Old Town

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

Day Twenty-seven – Thursday 20th September
Opportunity to visit Zadar via local transport, or walk into Nin.

Day Twenty-eight – Friday 21st September
A relaxing day on the large beach and enjoy the campsite complex and this evening we will enjoy our Final Dinner in the campsite restaurant

Day Twenty-nine – Saturday 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 = £1699 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £2099

DEPOSIT £300

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 28 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 Drinks Reception
  • Dinner at Camping Park Umag, including wine
  • Excursion to Rovinj & Porec, including Lunch
  • Excursion to Groznjan & Motovun, including Lunch
  • Entry to Baredine Caves
  • Transport & entry to Plitvice Lakes
  • Dinner at Kamp Korana Restaurant, including wine
  • Water Taxi to Trogir
  • Dalmatian evening with music, food & wine
  • Excursion to Split
  • Dinner in Blagaj Restaurant, including wine
  • Excursion to Mostar, including Lunch
  • Walking visit to Blagaj, entry ticket & coffee
  • Excursion to Dubrovnik, including Lunch
  • Excursion to Montenegro, including Lunch
  • Boat along the Cetina Canyon
  • Lunch at Radmen Mills
  • Farewell Dinner at Zaton Holiday Resort, including wine

This tour starts in Monzambano Italy, but if you would like to travel on the outward journey with the Tour Directors, 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
  • Five additional camping nights with electric hook-up starting in Kent on Monday 20th August followed by France, Germany, Switzerland & Italy
  • 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 = £249 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £449