Croatia & Montenegro

Croatia boasts one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer. Montenegro lies on the Balkan Peninsula covering an area of just over 5,300 square miles and makes up for its small size with its astonishing diversity. Enjoy scenic hiking, beautiful lakes and waterfalls, fusion cooking, wine tastings, hilltop castles, cobblestone streets and art galleries devoted to celebrated sculptor Ivan Meštrović. Walk along the city walls of Dubrovnik, explore islands of the Adriatic, the Dalmatian coastline and much more.

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Language

Croatian, Montenegrin, Bosnian

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +1

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Croatian Kina (HRK)
Montenegro: Euro (EUR)
Bosnian Convertible Mark (BAM)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

54° F

Croatia & Montenegro Expedition

Cultural Crossroads (Optional Bosnia)

Croatia Split

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – ZAGREB, CROATIA

Arrive in Zagreb

Private transfer to hotel

Afternoon private walking tour:

  • St. Mark’s Square, Croatian Parliament & 

Old Town Hall

  • Zagreb Funicular & Zagreb Cathedral

Artist Ivan Meštrović’s Workshop

Accommodations: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Day 2 – ZAGREB – CROATIAN HIGHLANDS

Choice of two morning excursions:

  • Mt. Medvednica Scenic hike OR
  • Croatian Fusion Cooking Class

Afternoon tour of Croatian Highlands:

  • Veliki Tabor & Trakoscan Castles
  • Churches, Thermal Springs & Vineyards

Accommodations: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – ZAGREB / PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK

Private transfer to Plitvice National Park

Stop at Turani – weapons from Yugoslav War

Plitvice National Park – Upper Lakes hike

Accommodations: Hotel Jezero
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – PLITVICE / TROGER / SPLIT

Plitvice National Park – Lower Lakes hike

Private transfer to Trogir – private walking tour:

  • Medieval walls, Roman & Renaissance architecture
  • Cathedral, Castle & Palaces
  • Seaside Promenade

Private transfer to Split:

  • Meštrović Gallery

Accommodations: Hotel Vestibul Palace
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – SPLIT / HVAR ISLAND

Private tour of Diocletian’s Palace

Ferry to Hvar Island – private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – HVAR ISLAND – JELSA

Morning tour of pedestrian-only Hvar Town

Transfer to Jelso – Tomic Winery

Accommodations: Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – HVAR / DUBROVNIK

Private transfer to port for ferry

Private transfer to Dubrovnik

Stop at Mali Ston – Oyster tasting

Arrive in Dubrovnik – free time

Accommodations: Grand Villa Argentina
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – DUBROVNIK

Morning private walking tour:

  • City Walls & Panoramic Views
  • Stradun Promenade – Franciscan Monastery, St. Blaise Church, Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik Synagogue

Accommodations: Grand Villa Argentina
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – DUBROVNIK – MLJET OR CAVTAT OR MOSTAR, BOSNIA

Choice of three full day excursions:

  • Mljet Island catamaran trip – beaches, vineyards, biking, swimming, Mljet National Park OR
  • Cavtat Waterfront Village – galleries, monastery, wineries (supplement applies) OR

Mostar, Bosnia – Turkish houses, Old Bridge, cobblestone streets, mosques (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Grand Villa Argentina
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – DUBROVNIK / PERAST & KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

Private transfer across the border to Perast

Guided tour of Perast – baroque architecture

Small boat to Kotor Fjord – Church of Our Lady of the Rocks

Private tour of Kotor – UNESCO World Heritage site:

  • Walled, medieval city – Old Town
  • Cathedral of St. Tryphon

Afternoon free to visit Budva OR hike along city walls to 

       St. Ivan Fortress

Accommodations: Boutique Hotel Hippocampus
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – KOTOR / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $7,980 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

Our trip to Sicily was excellent. With NEI’s help, our tour guides could not have done a better job of showing us architectural ruins, beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Knowing that we’re foodies, they also arranged for us to enjoy delicious cuisine ranging from street fare to gourmet.

Mark S.
Hamilton, ON

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from April to October)

What to eat:

Black Risotto (risotto with squid ink & seafood), Strukli (cottage cheese-filled pastry), Buzara (shellfish in red or white wine sauce)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, trousers, jeans, shorts, skirts, sweater or jacket, shawl or scarf, swimwear, comfortable walking & hiking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, camera equipment, universal adapter

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