Dubrovnik & Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

14 days from £1,369 pp.


About the Tour

Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast and the crystal clear blue waters of the Adriatic, provide the perfect backdrop to this picture perfect Leger Holidays tour. Enjoy the best of Dubrovnik with its ancient walls still intact, and travel to the delightful Plitvice Lakes, the most beautiful and best known of Croatia’s national parks. Take in the splendours of Split, Sibenik and Krka National Park and with opportunities to also visit neighbouring Montenegro, this holiday to the Dalmatian coast is one to be remembered. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 12 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing in a two-berth, en suite inside cabin with continental breakfast and one evening meal
  • Convenient local joining point
  • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    Continue to northern Italy for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Ancona for the overnight ferry crossing to Split in Croatia.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Mostar

    Mostar

    Morning arrival in Split then head into Bosnia-Herzegovina to Mostar. During Turkish occupation, a bridge (Stari Most) was built across the river and this became a symbol of the city during the Croatia-Bosnia conflict in the early 1990s, when it was totally destroyed. Since then it has been painstakingly rebuilt. Our included, guided sightseeing tour takes in the Turkish House and Muslim Mosque. We head back into Croatia to Dubrovnik for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik

    Enjoy a day at leisure in the place described as the ‘Jewel in the Crown of the Adriatic’. With its ancient walls still intact, Dubrovnik has also been called ‘the most perfectly preserved medieval town in the world’. Take a walk along the stone ramparts of the city for the best views, then venture inside to experience its many treasures. Our included, guided city tour will show the main highlights, including the cathedral, Knezev Palace and Franciscan Monastery.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Korcula

    Korcula

    Enjoy an optional excursion by coach and boat to Korcula. Local legend says that Prince Antenor of Troy founded Korcula in the 12th century. The island is rich in fascinating historical influences including the Greeks, Venetians and Turks. Korcula is the sixth largest Croatian Island being 20 miles long and approximately 5 miles wide. Spend free time exploring the island and perhaps purchase some of its famous exports such as olive oil and red wine. Later we continue to the nearby peninsula of Peljesac and to Potojme where we visit the Mutusko wine cellar. Here you have the opportunity to sample some of the local wines such as Plavac and Dinjac on our included wine tasting.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Montenegro

    Montenegro

    We offer a full-day, optional excursion to neighbouring Montenegro and the well-preserved city of Kotor. From Lepatane we cross the only fjord in the Mediterranean to Kemenari and reach the city of Kotor. Kotor was built between the 12th and 14th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its medieval architecture and numerous monuments. It is a place where youthful exuberance and art meet tradition and antique architecture. Upon arrival in Kotor we join our local guide who will then introduce you to the sights and history of this beautiful Old Town. Afterwards, there will be ample free time for you to explore at your leisure. Amble through the narrow streets and squares and try the delicacy of ‘frustula’ a type of crunchy sweet cookie.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Trogir

    Trogir

    We leave Dubrovnik and head north along the coast to Split, where we include a guided tour of the city, exploring the charming old town. We continue to Trogir which enjoys a lovely setting on a small island just off the mainland, which is connected by a bridge. Overnight in the Sibenik region.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Krka National Park

    Krka National Park

    Leaving Sibenik, we take an included, guided tour of the old fortified town, before continuing to Krka National Park. Here, deep tree-covered canyons plunge into plateaus with impressive waterfall cascades. Next, we visit Zadar, built on a narrow peninsula extending into the Zadar Channel. Zadar's 'Sea Organ' was assembled in 2005 by architect Nikola Basic and a team of expert stone masons. The organ is a musical instrument which looks like a set of steps disppearing into the sea, and has pipes placed so that the air and water create musical notes for passers by to enjoy. A guided city tour is included. Overnight in the Zadar/Petrcane region.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    We leave Zadar/Petrcane and enjoy a full-day, included excursion to Plitvice, the most beautiful and best known of Croatia’s national parks. The sixteen small lakes within the park are interconnected by waterfalls, dense forests of beech, fir and spruce trees and it is home to many species of animal, including the brown bear. Enjoy stunning colours all year round - lush greens and foliage in the Spring and Summer, or rich autumnal hues later in the year. Continue to the Opatija area, known as the ‘Croatian Nice’, for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy a free day to relax in Opatija. Perhaps take a walk along the seaside Lungomare and visit the beautiful botanical garden.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel through Slovenia and into Austria for an overnight stay

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Mostar - The Stari Most bridge is the symbol of the city
    • Dubrovnik - 'Jewel in the Crown of the Adriatic'
    • Sibenik Guided Tour, Krka National Park & Zadar - A day of fantastic scenery
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Croatia's most beautiful national park

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Korcula - Island rich in historical influences
    • Montenegro - Beautiful scenery and landscapes

    Notes

    Please note: there is a large amount of walking involved, as well as a large amount of steps to negotiate in the National Parks of Krka and Plitvice.

    Travel Insurance from £38.00 (14 days). Single Room Supplement from £289.00 (14 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights in Dubrovnik at a minimum 3-star hotel such as the Valamar Club or Tirena on the Babin Kuk peninsula. You will then stay for one night at the 3-star Hotel Solaris Resort or similar in Sibenik, followed by one night at the 4-star Hotel Pinja, Petrcane or similar in the Zadar region and two nights at the 4-star Hotel Milenij Grand or similar in the Opatija area.

    On overnight sailings, accommodation will be in two-berth, en suite cabins.

    Overnight stays in northern France, northern Italy and Belgium will be in city-style hotels. Your hotel in Austria will be a minimum 3-star hotel.

    Austria

    Hotel Sonnschein

    Sonnschein

    Sonnschein


    A warm welcome awaits you at the family-run Hotel Sonnschein. Situated in its own gardens and parkland, the hotel is located on the edge of the quiet village of Niederau in the Wildschonau Valley. Gill Thaler provides a typically Tyrolean welcome – even though your hostess is actually originally from Birmingham! All bedrooms are beautifully furnished with en-suite facilities, television and hairdryer. The spacious restaurant, bar and sun terrace provide the ideal meeting place to relax. Leisure facilities include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (subject to season), table tennis, mini-golf (small charge), sauna, steam bath and whirlpool.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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