A holiday in southern Croatia touring the Dalmatian Coast, Adriatic Islands & Plitvice National Park.
START / FINISH - Dubrovnik
Activity code: CRFD02
Duration: 10 Days
In just over a week you can explore the Croatian coast thoroughly by land and sea and get as far inland as the fabulous Plitvice National Park. On this holiday itinerary we include Dubrovnik, a choice of Adriatic islands, the stunningly beautiful Dalmatian coast, the cities of Split and Zadar and two incredibly national parks - Plitvice Lakes and Krka.
Your journey of exploration begins straight away by driving directly from the airport. Just a short distance up the coast to Ston you can sample the freshest oysters and walk the incredibly extensive ancient walls. An alternative route would be to consider travelling inland from the airport directly into Bosnia & Herzegovina visiting the lovely littel town of Trebinje then continue through the countryside to Mostar. Mostar's dramatic bridge, which was lovingly reconstructed after the war of the 1990s, and its old town atmosphere is well worth an overnight stay as either an extra night or an alternative to Ston.
Each day's driving is not a large distance so you have plenty of time to do some sightseeing, walking or to take an extended lunch (or picnic) along the way. After your initial introduction to Croatia it is time to take to the sea for a short crossing to Hvar Island and another incredible drive along the spine of the island to the lovely Hvar Town in the west. After a night or two return to the mainland at Split and stay either in the historic city centre or in nearby Trogir (it is easy to travel between them on the small ferry across the bay).
After Split there is a beautiful drive inland to the world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park for a couple of nights so you can have at least one full day to explore the park. Return to the coast by driving to the lovely old town of Zadar which also has some innovative new sights up its sleeve. The final section of your holiday is heading back down to Dubrovnik but you may choose to break the journey and do some rafting or try the mulit-zip-wire experience in the Cetina Valley.
We feel that the best finale to this holiday is a few nights in Dubrovnik where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing without your car as the local buses and cable car offer an excellent service for local exploration.
However, if you have a few extra days you may wish to consider a few days in Montenegro which can be tailored to your preference between the beach resort of Budva with its tranquil old town and Kotor with its impressive walls, historic buildings and challenging walk up the "staircase" to the fortress high above.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Croatia. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.