About this holiday
Day 1 – UK to Budva.
Following our arrival into Dubrovnik we proceed to a local restaurant for lunch before catching the ferry across to Kamenari and the resort of Budva, Montenegro; the ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’. This main resort is full of life with its pavement cafes, lovely beaches and an Old Town awash with bell towers, piazzas and distinctive Venetian houses.
Overnight Budva (L, D)
Day 2 – Cetinje & Njegusi.
This morning we head to the old capital; Cetinje. Founded in the 15th century, this quiet town is home to King Nicolas’ Palace. This maroon and white palace was built from 1863-1867 and once served as the seat of the Royal family for more than 50 years. A light lunch will be taken in the quaint village of Njeguṧi.
Overnight Budva (B, L)
Day 3 – Budva.
Relax and explore at your leisure today or why not take a panoramic boat ride along the coastline or take a jeep safari into Lovcen National Park.
Overnight Budva (B)
Day 4 – Into Albania.
Don’t forget your passport as we travel across the border into Albania. Shkoder is one of the oldest cities in the country located on the banks of beautiful Lake Skadar. Our guided tour takes us through the lovely narrow streets and past ancient houses as we visit the National Museum located in a villa of an Ottaman merchant. View artefacts and photographs from the city’s past.
Overnight Budva (B).
Day 5 – Lady of the Rock.
Todays’ journey takes us on a boat trip around the Bay of Kotor across to the Lady of the Rocks; one of 2 small islands off the coast with its charming Roman Catholic Church built in 1632. Lunch is taken in Perast before we finish the day in Dubrovnik.
Overnight Dubrovnik (B, L, D).
Day 6 – Delightful Dubrovnik.
George Bernard Shaw once said “Those who seek paradise should come to Dubrovnik.” Nestled between the Adriatic and the Dinaric Alps, this tranquil, medieval city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – gaze in wonder at the splendour of Dubrovnik’s tiled roofs, marble streets and ancient city walls all set beside the shimmering sea. Our sightseeing tour here includes the Rectors palace (used for filming of the TV series Game of Thrones).
Overnight Dubrovnik (B).
Day 7 – Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Travelling just 30 km from Dubrovnik is Trebinje, This lovely old city was fortunate to have escaped much of the war. After brief sightseeing tour we can sample some local wines before travelling on to historic Mostar in the deep Neretva Valley.
Overnight Dubrovnik (B, D).
Day 8 – Back to the UK.
Transfer this morning to the airport.
• Just a couple of the must see Balkan destinations
• A tick off the bucket list
• Warm and wonderful Mediterranean climate
• Historical, city and natural sites
• Proud & hospitable people
• Award winning wines and traditional food
Enjoying a great location on the main promenade and within walking distance of the Old Town, this hotel features an outdoor pool (seasonal), restaurant, bar, evening entertainment, terrace, fitness centre with spa (charges apply) and sauna.
Modern bedrooms all feature TV, air-conditioning, minibar, safe, hairdryer and complimentary WiFi.
ELocated in the village of Mlini right on the coast just a short drive from Dubrovnik, this hotel features an outdoor salt water swimming pool which is shared with its sister property next door, sun terrace, restaurant, beach and snack bar and wellness centre (extra charges apply).
Our rooms offer air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, balcony or terrace and free WiFi.