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Croatia and Montenegro including

Croatian Island Cruise


Route:
  • UK
  • Montenegro
  • Dubrovnik
  • Mostar
  • Trogir
  • Krka National Park
  • Split
  • Croatian Island Cruise
  • UK

7 NIGHTS from £719pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a 7-day cruise sailing around the Croatian Riviera
  • Wander along the Stradun in Dubrovnik's old town and adore the city's famous fountains, Monastery, and Cathedrals.
  • Visit the picturesque town or Perast on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro
  • Enjoy a day at leisure to discover Dubrovnik's rich culture and iconic Baroque architecture
  • Tour the enchanting town of Mostar, soaking in the sights of the cobbled streets of the old Bazaar and the Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina's restored famous bridge.
  • Explore Croatia's 2nd largest city, Split, discovering the Diocletian Palace.
  • Marvel at the stunning waterfalls of Krka's National Park

Extension from £719pp

Tour + Extension from £1548pp

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Croatian Island Cruise

Cruise between peaceful islands stopping off at historic towns as you set sail along the Croatian Riviera, one of the most breathtakingly scenic coastlines in the world.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Montenegro via Dubrovnik

Depart London on a scheduled flight to Dubrovnik. Be met on arrival and transfer to the beautiful resort of Budva in Montenegro, your hotel base for two nights.

  • Dinner
2
Budva - Kotor - Budva

This morning set off on a short trip to Kotor, stopping en route at the beautiful little town of Perast, described as "a piece of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic". See its most famous landmark, a man-made islet with a chapel known as 'Our Lady of the Rocks', built by sailors who believed they had encountered a miracle at this spot. Continue on to a tour of Kotor Old Town, an atmospheric delight set between the bay and the mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is characterised by soaring defensive walls, ancient cafe-filled squares, palaces, churches and museums. Most impressive of all is the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, originating from the 12th century and evolving over time after numerous earthquakes. Marvel at the magnificent Renaissance and Romanesque architecture, with vaulted roofs supported by columns and pillars of pink stone. Don't miss its most valuable treasure, the gilded bas-relief altar screen. Built in honour of the city's patron Saint Tryphon, this is one of only two Roman Catholic Cathedrals in Montenegro.

  • Breakfast
3
Budva to Dubrovnik

After breakfast transfer back to Dubrovnik, Croatia's picture-perfect medieval city which has featured as a backdrop to many a Hollywood production. Today's guided walk around the walled old town is a cultural and visual feast and takes in the many highlights of the city. Stroll along Stradun, the limestone-paved main pedestrian thoroughfare, which buzzes with bars, cafes and street performers before visiting the 14th century Franciscan Monastery at Stradun's west end, which has a beautiful garden and Europe's oldest working pharmacy. Afterward, proceed to nearby Onofrio's Fountain, built in 1438 to bring water into town via an aqueduct seven miles away. Observe Orlando's Column, carved in the form of the ancient Knight Orlando, and admire the stunning Baroque Church of St Blaise, patron saint of Dubrovnik who saved the city from attack by Venetians. This afternoon enjoy time to explore this awe-inspiring city at your leisure before checking into the hotel for the first of two nights.

  • Breakfast
4
Dubrovnik

Today is yours to discover more of Dubrovnik's attractions at your own pace. You might choose to walk the iconic 2km circuit atop the city wall, which offers ever changing vistas across the terracotta rooftops of the city and the shimmering Adriatic. A different and more leisurely way of getting equally spectacular views is to take a ride in the cable car, opened in 2010. Alternatively, wander through the Old Town and enjoy its many attractions - historic churches and buildings, medieval sculptures, modern galleries, designer shops, cosy cafes, bars, and restaurants - it's all here. On the other hand, there are numerous beaches offering a more laid-back option and a chance to relax.

  • Breakfast
5
Dubrovnik - Mostar - Split

Today, depart Dubrovnik after breakfast and travel towards Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Acting as the country's central economic and cultural capital, Mostar is an enchanting and fairy-tale like city which boasts a number of picturesque restaurants and markets. View the country's most recognisable landmark, the Stari Most (Old Bridge), an amazing example of Islamic architecture. The restored bridge again connects numerous sights and attractions on both sides of the city, including the mosque, an old style Turkish house and the old bazaar. Ramble over the cobbled streets of the bazaar and immerse yourself in Mostar's local craft shops and traditional restaurants. Journey onwards to Split, Croatia's 2nd largest city and transfer to tonight's hotel.

  • Breakfast
6
Split

After breakfast, explore the vibrant Croatian city of Split. Occupying a dramatic coastal position, Split is a city in which the architecture and surroundings fluctuate between traditional and modern. Tour the grand Diocletian Palace, built as a luxury villa, summer house and military camp for Roman emperor Diocletian in the fourth century and wonder at the palace's majestic Peristyle and golden gate. Afterward wander down the waterside promenade lined with lively restaurants, shops, and cafes, which contrast with Split's medieval centre.

  • Breakfast
7
Split - Krka National Park - Split

Depart Split after breakfast at the hotel and travel to Krka National Park and the Skradinski Buk Waterfalls. Located near Sibenik, these 17 stunning falls along the Krka river are one of the best-known natural beauties of Croatia. Get the best seat in the house by embarking on a boat ride across the river, unquestionably the ultimate way to soak in the sights and sounds of the park. Afterwards you can experience the refreshing river waters by taking a quick dip. Depart Krka National Park and stop off en route to relax in the historical town of Sibenik, idyllically located on the banks of the river Krka. Overlook the calming blue waters before returning to Split for a dinner at your hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
8
Split to UK

This morning, leave the hotel and transfer to Split Airport for your return flight to the UK or onto your chosen extension.

  • Breakfast
9
Split

Check out from the hotel and enjoy the majority of the day at leisure. Later, transfer to your boat for the night.

10
Split to Hvar Island

After a morning at leisure, this afternoon head for the island of Hvar, known to be the longest and sunniest Croatian island and a favourite with sailors for over two thousand years. Weather permitting, the cruise will stop en route for a relaxing swim off island Solta, a secluded cove, before arriving at the island's hub, Hvar Town. Spend your evening sampling its hip but laid-back restaurant scene.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
11
Hvar Island to Mljet National Park

A highlight of the cruise, Mljet is known as Croatia's greenest island with the national park making up almost one-third of the landmass. After lunch, take a local ferry to Islet Melita, a charming island in the middle of the Large Lake, to visit the former Benedictine monastery. This evening, be a guest of your captain and enjoy a three-course meal on board your vessel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Mljet National Park to Dubrovnik

Journey south this morning, stopping for a swimming break at the Elafiti Islands. This afternoon, arrive in the port of the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. This enchanting seaside city has provided the backdrop to many feature-length films. Explore the Old Town, where all first-time visitors should begin with a walk around the magnificent medieval city walls.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
13
Dubrovnik to Korcula Island

This morning head to Korcula, stopping en route in a bay off the Elafiti Islands for a leisurely swim. After lunch, cruise along to Korcula with time to discover the town and acclaimed birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. With an impressive old fortress and quaint cobbled streets, Korcula is an idyllic place to spend the evening.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
14
Korcula Island to Brac Island

Set sail along the crystal blue waters for Brac Island, stopping in one of the beautiful secluded bays of this area for swimming and sunbathing. The island landscape of Brac is dominated by a limestone relief, with numerous gullies, crevices, cavities, valleys and coves. Brac is also known for being one of the largest islands in the entire Adriatic Sea.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
15
Brac Island to Trogir

Depart from the island of Brac, stopping for a swim in a bay on the island of Ciovo. Continue to Trogir, a small picturesque town with a lot of secrets situated on an island by the Adriatic Sea. Discover the beautiful masterpieces of famous sculptors such as the magnificent Cathedral's portal of master Radovan and the reliefs of master Niccolo di Giovanni Fiorentino. You can find many shops, bars and restaurants throughout this medieval town, a perfect way to spend your final evening before retiring to the boat.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
16
Trogir to UK or extension

After breakfast on board the boat, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your trip to Croatia. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your initial flight is to Dubrovnik Airport with Norwegian Airlines departing from London Gatwick South Terminal.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 20KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 7kg - 50cm/37cm/ 25cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 12, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 12 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date, then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour meaning that you will be met by a local guide in each of the cities that you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, The currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Bosnia - Herzegovina Convertible Mark. The currency in Montenegro is the Euro. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry, any meals not included in the itinerary as well as drinks and any additional snacks; Approximately £300- £400 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. It is a good idea to try and maintain a supply of small notes and change in the local currency for tipping or small purchases.
It is customary to tip both your driver and guide approximately 2 Euros per person per day in total. Tips will be collected at the end of your tour.
Please note if you are taking the Croatian island cruise extension- an Embarkation Tax is to be paid to the shipowner on arrival to the vessel. The tax is 21 euros per person and must be paid in cash only.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
18 Apr 202002 May 2020£719£829£1548Book Now
16 May 202030 May 2020£839£969£1808Book Now
13 Jun 202027 Jun 2020£989£1159£2148Book Now
11 Jul 202025 Jul 2020£989£1359£2348Book Now
29 Aug 202012 Sep 2020£989£1299£2288Book Now
26 Sep 202010 Oct 2020£799£1069£1868Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Please note:

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. The schedules of the domestic airlines in country are subject to frequent changes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction &/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.

Please note:

If you are taking the Croatian island cruise extension- an Embarkation Tax is to be paid to the shipowner on arrival to the vessel. The tax is 21 euros per person and must be paid in cash only.

Croatian Island Cruise Extension:

Please note, if you are taking this extension, you will be on board the Deluxe Boat. Your itinerary and excursions will remain as originally booked.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Kuna

Average Flying time

2 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 31 °C

Spoken languages

Croatian, English

When to go

Please familiarise yourself with the below weather charts.

Dubrovnik

Split

What to pack
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • A plug adaptor - the voltage in Croatia and Montenegro is 230 V
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Waterproof, lightweight jacket
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweater and jacket for the cooler months
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