While on an easy going romantic holiday in the Pearl of the Adriatic, Croatia, your 8-day trip starts at the ancient Dubrovnik old town, which is perfect for couples to unwind. You spend 4 nights here on a walking tour and visiting nearby spots such as Korcula Island. Later, you move to the next destination Budva in Montenegro and finally, you leave for home from Dubrovnik.
Day 1:Arrival in Dubrovnik
You arrive in the Cilipi Airport. Transfer from the Dubrovnik airport to the hotel. You stay overnight in the hotel in Dubrovnik.
Day 2:Dubrovnik Sightseeing Tour
In the afternoon you go on a Dubrovnik guided walking tour (duration approx. 2 hrs). Dubrovnik is a medieval town that is encircled by lines of stone walls which adds to the city’s aura. The walking tour includes visits to the Dominican Monastery that features a nice collection of medieval paintings. The guide will take you through the narrow streets in the Old Town area and share insights about the history and culture of this glorious city.
Day 3:Excursion to Korcula
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be visiting Korcula town is believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. This beautiful medieval era town is filled with churches, museums, and picturesque narrow streets, and one of the best medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean. The walking tour around the town will take you to some of the finest sites including the St Marc’s Cathedral. After sightseeing, you are on your own and can have lunch and even go swimming if you want to.
You stay overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik.
Day 4: DubrovnikBudva
You have breakfast at the hotel. And then you move to your next destination, Budva (it takes appox. 3 hours to travel) and you check into the hotel in Budva. You stay overnight in a hotel in Budva.
Day 5:Perast & Kotor
After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy a drive around the Kotor Bay that is filled with many little settlements. Then, you visit the Island of The Lady of the Rocks, with its beautiful baroque church. You enjoy a walk in Perast, a City that gave many famous captains. Then you move to Kotor, located along one of Montenegro's most beautiful bays, a beautiful city with many a story to tell. The Old City of Kotor was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and it is considered a heritage city. Its medieval styled architecture and many monuments have made Kotor a UNESCO designated “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site". By the end of the tour, you visit Budva, one of the oldest towns by the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. It is also an important tourist place and it has many heritage attractions.
You stay overnight in a hotel in Budva.
Day 6: Full day Tour of Skadar National Park
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will drive along the Adriatic shoreline from Budva to Sveti Stefan. Sveti Stefan is truly the most extraordinary sight with the island village complete with photo ready red roof villas, pink sands and tempting blue waters. Continue your journey to Skadar National Park by visiting Virpazar, a small town which hosts the largest bird reservation in Europe. Here you will visit the last habitat of the Pelicans. Travelling along the Mediterranean, you will get a chance to experience one of the last remaining sweet water swamps.
You will take a tour of Skadar National Park today along with a local guide which will last approximately eight hours. Skadar Lake is one of the greatest historical and natural attractions in Montenegro. An expansive fresh water lake that is ensconced by the theatrical karst mountains complete with glittering waters, rocky shorelines and wetlands that host over 264 species of birds, more than 48 species of fish, fishing villages, monasteries and unspoiled beaches.
You stay overnight at a hotel in the Budva area.
Day 7: Budva - Day at Leisure
After breakfast at the hotel, you are free to spend the day at your own leisure exploring the nearby areas.
Budva is famous for its 11 kilometer stretch of sandy beach and its cosmopolitan nightlife. Spend the day visiting the historical old town and exploring the many museums and old churches or get in some shopping at the many small boutiques and craft shops.
Spend the day relaxing on Mogren Beach or take a dip in the cool Adriatic waters.
You stay overnight at a hotel in the Budva area.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken from your hotel in Budva to the Tivat Airport (30-minute drive) where you will catch your flight back home.
Not included: Air Tickets, Visa, Insurance, City taxes and gratuities, GST
During summer months, a visit to the Dalmatian coast is like a dream come true. The old town and cities are so lively to enjoy the night life and beaches.
Another beautiful season to visit is August –October as August is the best time to enjoy the Croatian coasts and Islands.
By October the weather starts cooling down again but November is a great time to enjoy performances, events, recitals and musical concerts.