CROATIA DUBROVNIK GETAWAY
Choose from 2 Travel dates: MARCH 24 to 29, 2023 & APR 7 to 12, 2023
5 days, 4 nights LAND ONLY, including 4* accommodations, some meals, sightseeing and taxes.
5 days - 4 nights starting at:
in DBL occupancy
«.... those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik» George Bernard Shaw……This city of glorious past was the seat of a small but powerful state, the “Dubrovnik Republic”, which maintained its independence for 450 years. Encircled by its powerful walls and fortresses, city looks like a precious jewel surrounded by the sea from all sides. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jealously kept and preserved over centuries. Take a walk in Stradun, an elegant main street with Onofrio`s Fountain, visit Franciscan Monastery with the ancient pharmacy or Dominican Monastery with it's fine collection of medieval paintings, discover Church of St Blaise-the city’s patron saint, or Cathedral with its famous Treasury. Come and enjoy discovering this UNESCO’s World Heritage city.
Land only package price includes:
Private arrival airport transfer with local guide assistance
Private departure airport transfer
4 x overnights at the 4 star Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik hotel (or similar)
with optional 5 star upgrade.
4 x rich buffet breakfast
4 x dinner
Free usage of Balance Mediterranean Spa by Valamar
Residence tax and VAT
Private city tour of Dubrovnik with transfers from/to hotel included
Airfare is optional and available from all U.S gateways
Optional tours to Peliešac winery, Ston, Kotor & Budva, Mostar & Počiteli.
5 Star hotel upgrade
Day 1: Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to Croatia (Flights are not included)
Day 2: Dubrovnik! Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure and transfer by deluxe coach to your hotel. Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel 4* is the proud recipient of the prestigious World Travel Award as ˝Croatia´s Leading Hotel˝. Situated on the attractive location in the vicinity of the Old town of Dubrovnik, hotel is renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities. Pamper yourself with the luxury accommodation and first-class service and facilities; enjoy the fantastic gourmet experience and rich gastronomic offer of our restaurants. Don´t miss to explore luxury spa treatments in Balance Mediterranean Spa by Valamar, a perfect balance of earth tones and Mediterranean aromas, which offer the most comprehensive array of spa treatments in Dubrovnik, making you feel special every step of the way. Rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a welcome diner. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (Dinner)
Day 3: Dubrovnik city tour; Optional tour to Peliešac Winery and Ston: After breakfast at the hotel, set out on a half day tour to discover the old City of Dubrovnik. Encircled by its powerful walls and fortresses, city looks like a precious jewel surrounded by the sea from all sides. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jealously kept and preserved over centuries. Our walking tour takes us to Stradun, an elegant main street featuring the Onofrio’s Fountains, Franciscan Monastery with the ancient pharmacy, the Dominican Monastery with its fine collection of medieval paintings, Orlando`s Column, Church of St Blaise-the city’s patron saint, and finally, the Cathedral with its famous Treasury and other sights. Afternoon at leisure. You have the option to join an optional tour to Peliešac winery and Ston. Drive along the picturesque coastline will lead to the very small town on the Pelješac peninsula with an immense historical heritage, and enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. Then make your way to the town of Ston. Ston is predominantly known as the «oyster capital» of Croatia. Oysters have been cultivated near Dubrovnik, in the seabed of Mali Ston Bay, since ancient times and consumed in honor of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, said to have been born from a shell. Dinner at Hotel (Breakfast, Dinner) Dinner on your own (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: Dubrovnik – Optional tour to Kotor and Budva: After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your time at leisure to discover the old City of Dubrovnik or you may book an optional tour to Montenegro. Enjoy a guided visit of the fortified UNESCO town of Kotor. The town was first mentioned in 168 BC, and was settled during Ancient Roman times, when it was known as Acruvium. Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is home to several sights of interest, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and the ancient walls which stretch for 3 miles on the steep hillside directly above the city. After lunch on your own, travel to Municipality Budva. The old town is Budva’s trademark. It is raised on the island, which used to be connected for the land by a sandy covering and so it grew into a peninsula. The Old Budva’s town is a unique architectonic and urban entity, which is mentioned as a lodgment even in the antique period. Budva according to those sources is one of the oldest urban centers in the Adriatic; it is more than 2.500 years old. Dinner at Hotel (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Dubrovnik – Optional tour to Mostar & Počiteli: After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your time at leisure to discover the old City of Dubrovnik or you may book an optional tour to Mostar & Počiteli. Take a journey through history in Mostar from the Ottoman era, to the Austro-Hungarian period, to the collapse of Yugoslavia. On this guided tour, see Mostar’s UNESCO-listed Old Bridge (Stari Most); admire its historic architecture, including Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque and Muslibegovic House; and enjoy stunning views along the Neretva River.In the Park Zrinjevac we will get to see the statues of the Last Bosnian Queen and Bruce Lee. While being in the shade of japanese cherry trees we will will recount you stories, myths and great gossips. Then travel to Počitelj. With worn steps straggling up a steep and rocky cliff side on the left banks of the Neretva River, Počitelj is a warren-like, stone-built and fortified village with its origins in the late 14th century. Over the following centuries it expanded under Turkish occupation and is now UNESCO World-Heritage listed for its enchanting combination of medieval and Ottoman architecture. Počitelj is wrapped in fortified walls and entry is through a gate topped by a 16-meter (10-foot) clock tower; the soft stone townhouses and winding alleyways are overshadowed by the tumbledown medieval fortress and octagonal watchtower standing guard on the hill behind the village. The ornate minarets of the domed Hajji Alija mosque were built in 1562, destroyed during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and subsequently restored along with the madrasa (school) and hamam (baths); from the mosque’s terrace there are unparalleled views across the rocky landscape and down the Neretva river valley. Počitelj was at its most powerful during Ottoman occupation of the Balkans but slowly lost importance following the advent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878. By the late 20th century, the picturesque village was a haven for poets, writers and painters but it was virtually abandoned during the heavy bombing of 1993. Thanks to investment from the EU, an artistic community is slowly resettling there and bringing the cobbled alleyways back to life. Dinner at Hotel (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: Dubrovnik / U.S.: After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your return flight back home. (Breakfast)
Call us for air pricing (all U.S. gateways available, adding extra nights to the above program or upgrading your hotel to a 5 star for $99 per person.