Visit the spectacular Adriatic coast on an escorted tour to Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia. Enjoy clear sparkling seas, idyllic national parks and UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities, including Dubrovnik and Split. A favourite way to tour Croatia is by boat, calling at some of the many beautiful islands along the coast.
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- 8 Nights - Dubrovnik and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,079
Byron christened it, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, George Bernard Shaw ‘Paradise on Earth’, to us it’s simply idyllic. Naturally beautiful, historically fascinating and wonderfully Mediterranean.
- 7 Nights - Bled and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,149
There are few more appealing places to spend a week than the shores of Lake Bled. On this immersive tour we begin by exploring this picture-perfect body of water, including famous Bled Island.
- 7 Nights - Ljubljana and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,199
There is a lot to experience along Slovenia’s scenic coastline and the land that lies within. This week-long break, set in the lovely coastal resort of Portorož, takes you to wonders ranging from ancient towns filled with Venetian architecture to the fascinating Karst region.
- 7 Nights - Dubrovnik/Tivat and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,199
This tiny Balkan country rewards you with beautiful national parks, a stunning coastline and quietly picturesque towns. We begin by visiting Budvar’s pretty Venetian old town and the majestic Bay of Kotor.
- 7 Nights - Zagreb and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,349
Sparkling seas backed by lush forests, elegant resorts and attractive towns. Istria is Croatia's beautiful northern region, boasting a brilliant combination of intriguing history, idyllic scenery and picturesque coastlines – discover it all from your seafront hotel.
- 9 Nights - Venice to Dubrovnik
- Fly Tour from £1,549
With highlights dotted along the sparkling Adriatic, Croatia offers historical discovery and seaside scenery in abundance. Early in this wide-ranging tour we head inland to explore the pretty streets and squares of its compact capital, Zagreb.
- 6 Nights - Vienna to Budapest
- Tour Only from £1,599
Immerse yourself in the magic of the Christmas season on this tour of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary's most festive attractions. Starting in enchanting Vienna and finishing in cheerful Budapest, this seasonal adventure is filled with music, natural wonders, delicious foods and bustling markets - making it the ideal winter break for those seeking a taste of traditional Central Europe.
- 10 Nights - Zagreb to Dubrovnik
- Tour Only from £1,695
Trace the walls of ancient capitals, pretty Adriatic seaside retreats and natural icons like Plitvice and Lake Bled - an enchanting journey to Trafalgar Highlights in Croatia and Slovenia.
Discover Croatia and the Adriatic
Croatia is an incredibly diverse destination with a fascinating history and admirable culture. The country has something to suit everyone’s passions and interests. It’s 1,800km island-dotted coastline is a paradise for beach-lovers with dazzling white pebbly beaches and remarkably clear, blue waters.
There is also an abundance of water-sports to enjoy including snorkelling, diving, kayaking and windsurfing. Aside from its beautiful beaches, Croatia also showcases other natural riches such as rolling hillsides, lush forestry, breath-taking waterfalls and amazing natural parks, including Plitvice Lakes National Park.
The cities of Croatia pulse with life yet remain connected to their intriguing histories. For example, Pula, Split and Zadar feature remarkable Roman ruins and Dubrovnik showcases an interesting mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Croatia’s cities also have a thriving food and wine scene and lively nightlife. Each city is different from the last and an escorted tour is the perfect way to explore each of Croatia’s treasures. Aside from Croatia, tours to the Adriatic coast often include visits to Montenegro, Slovenia and the East Coast of Italy, particularly Venice.
Glamorous Montenegro is a hotspot for the rich and famous and its easy to see why. The romantic destination features a wondrous landscape of towering mountains, dramatic canyons, walled medieval towns and lovely beaches. The mountainous regions provide opportunities for exciting activities such as zip-lining and water-rafting as well as an array of wildlife. Montenegro’s small, historic towns offer numerous bars and traditional restaurants and the locals are always warm and inviting.
Slovenia is jaw-droppingly beautiful with the soaring peaks of the Alps, emerald green lakes, lush forests and the small, yet charming coastline. It is the perfect destination for lovers of nature and adventure and the list of outdoor activities is endless. Slovenia’s architecture is remarkably varied and the capital city is rich in culture with a number of impressive museums.
Highlights of Croatia and the Adriatic
The walled city of Dubrovnik is known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and is one of the most famous cities in the Mediterranean. Its Old Town is a joy to explore with its marble-paved squares, steep cobbled streets, tall houses, palaces, fountains and museums. The lovely Sponza Palace boasts an intricate combination of Gothic and Renaissance-style architecture. Dubrovnik’s old-world charm and lively culture go hand-in-hand, creating a world-class destination that tourists cannot get enough of.
The small yet dynamic city of Vilnius features an authentic old town, an abundance of green spaces and a fantastic array of Baroque churches. The UNESCO World Heritage sight has numerous highlights including the white colonnaded Cathedral, the Peter & Paul Church and The Gate of Dawn, the only survivor of nine gates that once studded the walls of Vilnius. The dark history of Vilnius can be explored in the many museums and monuments. Lithuania’s capital city also showcases boutique vintage shops, pocket-sized microbreweries and a thriving arts and food scene.
Set against a backdrop of high coastal mountains, Split is Croatia’s second largest city and home to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian's Palace; one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. The ancient Old Town surrounding Diocletian’s Palace is laidback with winding cobbled alleyways, a pretty palm-lined harbour, stylish bars and authentic restaurants. The harbour, also known as the promenade, is always buzzing with life and comes alive at night.
The island of Hvar is known for its vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees and abundance of vineyards. The Island produces some of the finest wines in Croatia. This luxurious beach destination is a great place to relax yet is simultaneously one of Croatia’s most popular party destinations with legendary beach bars. The stunning, isolated coves on the islands southern coast make for a great day out.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is often referred to as Croatia’s most outstanding area of natural beauty. The heavily forested national park has 16 sparkling green lakes which spill into each other creating a series of spectacular waterfalls. There are wooden footbridges and pathways snaking over the mineral-rich waters to ensure that people can get as close to the nature as possible. The national park is teeming with a variety of wildlife which can often be spotted when trekking through the forest.
Budva is Montenegro’s most popular destination due to its atmospheric Stari Grad (Old Town), gorgeous beaches and lively nightlife. Budva was founded by the Greeks in the fourth century BC, and then fortified during the Middle Ages, its Old Town is rich in cultural heritage and historic monuments including the Church Sv. Trojica. Walking along the walled section of the Old Town is a great way to explore the historic streets.
Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and scattered with charming, ancient towns; the Bay of Kotor is the jewel in Montenegro’s crown. The Bay of Kotor is a place of remarkable beauty with striking blue inlets and scenic roads. The nearby fortified town of Kotor is a maze of museums, Romanesque churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces. The medieval walls that surround Kotor make for a great hike and offer incredible views over the Bay.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
The world-renowned Alpine Lake is Slovenia’s most spectacular natural attraction. The breath-taking blueish-green lake has a wealth of legend and the sole island in the middle of the lake is home to a picture-perfect church. The island can be reached on a traditional ‘pletna’ boat and, once on the island, guests can climb the 99 stone steps to reach the Assumption of Mary Church. Legend has it that the church bell was a gift from the Pope after the original bell sunk to the bottom of the lake during a storm. On the shores of the lake, Castle Bled offers the most magnificent view of the lake, its island, and the surrounding peaks.
The capital city of Slovenia offers the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the friendly charisma of a small town. Ljubljana is one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals and the pretty Ljubljana River flows through the city’s heart. The attractive city showcases beautiful bridges, leafy river banks and delightful architecture. Ljubljana also has fantastic museums, an impressive culinary scene and lively nightlife. The city’s flat terrain and car-restrictions makes it the perfect place to explore on a bicycle or on foot.