8 days - by Air
Price from £1,009.00 per person*
Departs 10th Sep 2017
The beautiful crescent–shaped country of Croatia, with almost 6000 kilometres of coastline including thousands of islands, is a relative newcomer to the list of popular tourist destinations for British holidaymakers. Along the southernmost part of its shores is the picturesque area known as the Dubrovnik Riviera. This gentle, rocky coast abounds with natural bays, and the hinterland is scented with a mixture of pine and olive groves, vineyards and Mediterranean undergrowth which fills the air with its distinct fragrance. Without doubt the jewel of this Riviera's crown is the magnificent old walled city of Dubrovnik itself; steeped in historical, architectural and artistic treasures and boasting spectacular Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains within its pedestrianised, cobbled lanes.
Join us for a superb Croatian getaway to the 'pearl of the Adriatic' which includes flights and transfers, choice of 3 star hotel with breakfast and dinner, a guided walking tour of the old town, and Croatian magic as standard.
Cavtat is a most attractive small town (pop.1500) on the southernmost tip of the Dubrovnik Riviera. The modern part of the town has grown up on the Adriatic shore, but the historic part of Cavtat sits astride a peninsula with the hilly old town on one side and a palm–fringed bay with sheltered beaches in all shapes and sizes on the other, all separated by scented cypress forest.
The old town harbour boasts a tree–lined promenade with lively bars and restaurants and as you head uphill through the creamy–coloured streets you'll find a host of attractive architecture in both Renaissance and Gothic styles: the Rector's palace, fortifications, the city walls, St. Nicholas' church, the church dedicated to Our Lady of Cavtat and the Franciscan monastery. A stroll through the woods will take you to the other side of the peninsula where there are several beaches nestled in rocky coves. Some have beach bars tucked away in the cypress trees, and one or two have umbrellas and sunloungers for hire, but if you're lucky you may be able to find a tiny intimate cove all to yourself.
It's easy to get to Dubrovnik from Cavtat; the local bus takes about 30 minutes, and there are trips available by boat too.
Mlini is a lovely little village 11km to the south of Dubrovnik, set in dense greenery around a pretty harbour and snug against the foothills of the Dinaric Alps, close to the border of Bosnia–Herzegovina. Formerly Molina, the village gets its name from the flour mills which drew their power from the Zavrelje river. There are broad shingle beaches, promenades and secret coves to explore, along with parks and flower gardens and historic and cultural sites. The ancient churches of St Roko and St Duh are particularly worth a look, as are the various Roman and Greek artefacts, and there are plenty of good walks, while the highly energetic can try cycling, tennis, windsurfing, parasailing, diving and jet–skiing. There are regular buses into Dubrovnik (fare around €1.5) and boats out to the islands in the bay.
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
- Return flight from your chosen airport to Dubrovnik
- Return transfers from the airport to the hotel
- Seven nights' stay at the 3 star Hotel Cavtat, Cavtat with breakfast and dinner (hotel and room upgrades available, see list)
- Walking tour of Dubrovnik old town including transfers
- One piece of hold luggage (an allowance of at least 20kgs per person, to be confirmed on receipt of itinerary)
- One piece of hand luggage
- Services of an English–speaking representative
- All airport taxes and security charges and the Government charge on air travel (APD)
- VAT at 20%
- Includes early booking discount of £100pp if booked before 31 December 2016
* Based on two people sharing a room. Choice of room types with upgrades available in both hotels. Rooms for single occupancy are offered, subject to availability, at supplements from £245pp for the break.
Room upgrades (supplements are per person per week)
- Flexi Twin / Double – included in price
- Flexi Twin / Double Balcony – £42
- Flexi Twin / Double Balcony / Seaview – £70
- Flexi Twin / Double Balcony / Seaside view / Garden Building – £63
- Flexi Twin / Double Balcony / Seaside view / Main Building– £98
Sunday Check in at your chosen airport for your flight to Dubrovnik, where on arrival we will transfer you to the 3 star Hotel Cavtat, Cavtat for check in (or you can upgrade to the 3 star Hotel Astarea, Mlini), where you can enjoy some free time before dinner and the first of seven nights stay.
Monday After breakfast there will be a Welcome Meeting during which you can find out about the area and the optional excursions (please note if booking these in resort, payment is in Croatian kuna or by credit/debit card only).
Later in the day you will be transferred from your hotel to Dubrovnik where there will be a guided walking tour of the old town. Our expert guide takes you through the narrow streets for the best views of the old walled city while introducing you to the history and culture. Dubrovnik is rated as one of the 10 best medieval walled towns in the world, and now also known to millions of fans of the TV series Game of Thrones.
Things to look out for include: a fine Natural History museum; Mount Srđ with panoramic views from the top and a cable car to take you there; a Cathedral that contains numerous holy relics including, they say, one of Christ's nappies; a Dominican monastery with beautiful Gothic cloisters; a Franciscan monastery with Europe's oldest still–working pharmacy; the 16th century arcaded customs house of Sponza Palace, which is Europe's second oldest synagogue, and the house of Marin Držić, Croatia's most famous playwright. We return to your hotel for dinner.
Please note that this part of the tour involves extensive walking and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.
Tuesday Breakfast and then the day is at leisure until dinner.
Wednesday Another free day to explore the area or relax around the hotel, or join the optional excursion to Montenegro.
Thursday Free day to relax or to explore
Friday Free day to relax around your hotel or take the optional Elaphite Island excursion
Saturday Free day to relax or to explore
Sunday Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your flight home
|Optional Excursions Supplements apply|
|Montenegro Tour |
- prebook for £39
|Elaphite Island Cruise |
- prebook for £39
Excursions are pre–bookable with Omega Holidays at £39 per person per excursion at time of booking or before departure. If booked in resort ONLY KUNA or CREDIT CARDS are accepted as payment for excursions.
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
|Seafront location set in botanical gardens, meters away from the beach...|
|Great hotel on the seafront overlooking the Tiha Bay|
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