- Disappointing start but things improved. Loved Dubrovnik and surrounding area of Lapad Bay.
Pearl of the Adriatic
Escape to one of the most beautiful parts of Southern Croatia for a taste of true holiday heaven! Relax in your chosen hotel and choose from our range of optional excursions to historic Dubrovnik, the Bosnian city of Mostar, glamorous Montenegro and the Elaphiti islands, on this wonderful eight-day break.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Our hotels and apartments are located in two lovely resorts to the south and west of Dubrovnik.
Quiet Mlini, some 10 kilometres south of Dubrovnik, boasts bars, restaurants and a seafront promenade, and babbling brooks running past old mills, from which the village takes its name. With its small sandy beach, it is the perfect holiday hideaway. There are regular local bus connections with Dubrovnik or south to elegant Cavtat.
Sub-tropical gardens and woodland tumble down to the waterside on the beautiful Lapad peninsula, some four kilometres west of Dubrovnik. Modern developments blend with the natural surroundings to cater for every holiday pleasure, whether it's strolling in the shaded woods, relaxing on the beach or by the pool, or pursuing more energetic activities on the water.
Fly to Croatia, meet your Newmarket Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel or apartment.
Spend today at leisure, taking advantage of your resort's amenities and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
View Dubrovnik and the Adriatic beyond from the city's impregnable walls, on today's optional excursion. You'll also discover wonders such as the medieval Old Town, busy Luza Square, impressive Sponza Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery, which houses Europe's oldest pharmacy. The afternoon is free for you to sightsee and shop at your leisure.
See the last remaining Mediterranean wetlands, on the River Neret, on today's optional full-day excursion by coach. You'll then journey into the narrowing river gorge to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the historic Bosnian city of Mostar.
Wander Mostar's restored streets, visit the 17th-century Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, and perhaps purchase some local craftware from the nearby market, before returning to your resort.
Drive south on today's full-day optional excursion and see breathtaking Montenegro before continuing to the spectacular Bay of Kotor, Southern Europe's largest fjord, and to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kotor itself. You'll also visit Cetinje, with its monastery and Royal Palace, and one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic, Budva.
The Elaphiti, or 'Deer Islands', are among the most beautiful on the Croatian coast. Cruise there on today's optional tour and visit tiny Kolocep, with its sandy beach, and perhaps - depending on the captain's decision - neighbouring Lopud, former watering hole of Dubrovnik's nobility. The afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure.
Another free day to enjoy all the delights of your resort and its surroundings.
We leave Croatia, today, and transfer to the airport for the return flight, after a relaxing and fascinating holiday.
The above itinerary is based on Monday arrivals. For Sunday arrivals, excursions will take place on the following days: Dubrovnik on Day Three, Mostar on Day Five, Montenegro on Day Six, and the Elaphiti cruise on Day Seven.
The transfer time to Cavtat is approximately 20 minutes, and to Dubrovnik approximately 40 minutes.
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.