Explore three countries, all within easy reach of Dubrovnik. Visit Mostar, the Bay of Kotor and stunning national parks on quiet roads.
START / FINISH - Dubrovnik
Activity code: CRFD10
Duration: 10 Days
Take the chance to visit three countries with the ease of starting and finishing in Dubrovnik. In just over one week you can explore southern Croatia, southern Bosnia & Herzegovina and much of Montenegro travelling in a circuit that includes Mostar, the national parks of Montenegro and the fabulous coastline from the old town of Budva and around the incredible Bay of Kotor back to Dubrovnik.
The exploration on this holiday begins straight away as you can pick up your hire car directly at the airport; then you are free to enjoy the views along the coast and of the old harbour of Dubrovnik from the open road almost immediately. In Ston, even for just 24hrs, you can try the local oysters, walk the walls and also drive along the beautiful Peljesac Peninsula to Orebic, even Korcula Island. It's quite incredible how much of this corner of Croatia you can squeeze in before crossing your first border into the second country on this itinerary - Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Mostar may be a popular day trip destination for many holidaying in Croatia but its stunning bridge, which was lovingly reconstructed after the war of the 1990s, and the old town's atmosphere are well worth the extra time an overnight stay provides. Few visitors travel into the surrounding countryside so you will get to enjoy empty roads all the way to Montenegro. We've included a night in the lovely small town of Trebinje to break the journey where an early morning walk along the river to its historic stone bridge is a delightful start to the day.
Once you've climbed up and over the border into Montenegro there is a magnificent view of Lake Slano just outside Niksic, you can also visit the famous Ostrog Monastery on this day which finishes with either an overnight in the capital, Podgorica or you may prefer to stay on the shore of Lake Skadar which is just a short extra drive. The remainder of your holiday can be tailored to your preference between the beach resort of Budva with its tranquil old town and Kotor with its impressive walls, historic buildings and challenging walk up the "staircase" to the fortress high above.
We feel that the best finale to this holiday is a few nights in Dubrovnik where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing without your car as the local buses and cable car offer an excellent service.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Dubrovnik. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.