From Croatia with its ancient towns, scenic islands, and friendly locals to Montenegro – a mystical land of wild beauty – this is the perfect trip to celebrate the beginning of your married life together!
Sprinkled with special moments such as a private evening cruise around the UNESCO World Heritage town of Dubrovnik, to complimentary spa treatments and dinners in quite possibly the most romantic sights in the world, this honeymoon vacation will live forever in your memories.
Meet with hospitable locals as they break bread with you and introduce you to the regions wines. Take in the views onboard a traditional boat on a private tour of Skadar Lake. The peacefulness of the lake, with its jagged coastline of many bays, islands, and peninsulas would enchant even the most experienced traveler. From the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat to the Island and town of Korcula - home town of Marco Polo – the first world traveler, and the old town of Perast - a sleepy baroque town on the seashore which represents the best preserved baroque entity in the Adriatic – you’ll be hard pressed to pick your top highlights from the trip upon your return.
When you are not exploring these very special lands, relax in the sumptuous surroundings of some of the best accommodations on offer. With a taste of urban and rural seaside locations, it will strike the perfect balance.
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A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Experience Dubrovnik in a unique romantic way. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the town port where a skipper will be waiting for you to take you on a one-of-a-kind, privately chartered cruise around Dubrovnik city walls and the island of Lokrum. The amazing views and ambiance will be spiced up with delicious bites of the famous Ston oysters and a glass of wine for ultimate pleasure. Immerse yourself into the enchanting flavors and scents and discover the finest views of the Pearl of Mediterranean. After this romantic cruise, you may continue to enjoy Dubrovnik and its dazzling nightlife – in the endless bar, lounges and night clubs.
Enjoy a half day walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments that testify to its rich history. While strolling down Stradun, the main street, you will get to stop and visit the Franciscan Monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. Continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. Discover Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary and its treasury. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls, visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill. Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery, Recto'rs Palace, and Cathedral of the Virgin Mary are included.
What better way to get into vacation mode than by enjoying a complimentary Diamond Bed Spa Treatment at the Villa Dubrovnik’s luxurious spa. Restore the freedom of beauty and wellbeing by lying on a bubble of warm water immersed in colored lights and sounds.
During a six hour private guided tour today you will get to tour of the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle.
Meet your private driver and guide in the hotel lobby and relax on the drive to the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. After a 7th century invasion destroyed the town, refugees from the Cavtat formed another settlement, Dubrovnik. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town and up to the top of the hill where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of the Račić Family.
After the walk, continue your exploration of the traditional countryside of Konavle. In the village of Čilipi, a local family will welcome you at their humble estate that has a small ethno-museum presenting Konavle's history, a tavern with a wine cellar, and a variety of agricultural buildings. While you enjoy their hospitality, they will serve a traditional lunch.
After lunch, you will be brought back to Dubrovnik. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
This morning meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for 2 hour transfer to the small town of Orebic at Peljecas peninsula where you will board the public ferry to Korcula. Upon arrival in Korcula, meet your local guide for a 2 hour private tour of the Old Town of Korčula. This secluded part of the world is known as the home town of Marco Polo – the first world traveler. With more than 2,000 years of history, the former Greek colony of the “Black Korčula” resisted the sieges of centuries and remained a living monument that is now yours to discover. Through the narrow cobblestone streets you will come to the Cathedral of St. Marko, an architectural masterpiece in Gothic and Renaissance style. Its construction is an admirable testimony of the artistry of the local stone masons and the excellent adamant stone of the island. The Cathedral’s abbatial collection abounds with exhibits from Greek and Roman period, as well as with peculiar artifacts of the recent history. You will visit also the Town Museum of Korčula, with its interesting exhibits illustrating the island’s glorious naval history. Your stroll will finally take you to Marko Polo’s childhood home – a modest mediaeval house from which originates this great Venetian merchant, writer and traveler. In the early afternoon, you will embark for the ferry back to Orebić where you will meet your driver for a private transfer back to Dubrovnik. On your way, you may stop in Ston – a small town known as the paradise for sea food lovers. Ston was also an important military fort of the Ragusan Republic, which was well protected by massive city walls over 5 km in length. These medieval walls from the 14th century are the longest city walls in Europe. The wall was meant to protect the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik's wealth, which are still in use today.
This morning meet your driver in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to Montenegro – a mystical land of wild beauty. Your local guide will welcome you at the border of Croatia and Montenegro. In Boka Bay, the only fjord in the Mediterranean, mountains sink in the crystal-clear sea in front of your eyes in the unique harmony of intact nature and cultural heritage. Your first destination is the old town of Perast, a sleepy baroque town on the seashore. The strong merchant navy tradition represents the best preserved baroque entity in the Adriatic. The most beautiful buildings of this small town were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Perast also abounds in sacred monuments, such as the Church Sveti Nikola and Our Lady of the Rocks, built on the artificial island just opposite Perast. Following your visit to Perast, your guide and driver will take you to Kotor, hometown of the famous sailors and traders of Boka Bay. Kotor’s architecture, a post-modern mix of the various epochs and its position at the bottom of the sharp cliffs of the Lovcen Mountain, makes it different from any other Mediterranean town. Your guide will take you to the Cathedral of St. Trifun, a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the town. You will also visit the Maritime Museum, the custodian of Boka navy fame. Continue onwards to Budva, considered to be one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans. This ancient town lies on a little island that was linked to land by a sandbar and in time became a peninsula. Your guide will take you for a walk around the 15th century ramparts and medieval fortifications. Inside the walls, you will find the town to be a combination of narrow streets and little squares, with superb monuments of the different Mediterranean cultures. From here, you will be transferred to your hotel in the area.
Enjoy a private welcome dinner at the hotel - what a nice start to your stay. Dinner includes a three course menu.
Come back from dinner to a romantic setting of flower petals on your bed and candles lighting up the room - romance is in the air!
Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing day on the beach today. Your sun beds and sun umbrellas will be waiting for you.
Leaving the island and returning to the mainland, one finds a number of different dining options, all part of Aman Sveti Stefan. Invoking the ambience of a beachside churrasqueria, the Olive Tree is open for lunch and dinner, and specialises in regional and local Montenegrin cuisine. The restaurant offers a bar and two signature charcoal-fired grills, as well as views of Sveti Stefan Island and its beaches. The Beach Café is located in a secluded spot and provides informal dining throughout the day. Shaded by cypress and olive trees, the al fresco setting is ideal for a selection of light snacks and a simple café menu. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Loggia features a wisteria covered colonnade that provides a shady retreat and views of the bay. Serving a variety of classic and contemporary dishes from the Adriatic region for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Villa Milo'cer Dining Room is an elegant and intimate dining space. Perched atop a rocky precipice, Queen’s Chair offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Budva. Open from 6pm, the restaurant specialises in Pan-Adriatic fare with a distinctive Italian feel. Local cheeses, garden-fresh salads, and homemade pastas are served on the expansive terrace along with hand-selected local wines. Suffice to say that you will be spoiled for dining options while you are here!
Today you will meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private tour of Skadar Lake. The peacefulness of the lake, with its jagged coastline of many bays, islands, and peninsulas would enchant even the most experienced traveler. In the small fishing village of Virpazar you will be welcomed by a local family Uksanovic that will prepare a private wine tasting for you. Among others, you will taste the famous red vine Vranac, a product that Montenegrins are extremely proud of. From here, you will be taken on a private traditional boat that will reveal the lake’s opulent beauty in the most distinctive way. You will first come to the small island of Grmozur that used to house a prison for the political captives. Continue to the mouth of the Moraca River and the picturesque sandbar that is home to numerous shell species. Back on board, your host will prepare a light snack of homemade prosciutto, cheese, bread, and olive oil. Later you will pass by the Vranjina peninsula that hides the Monastery of St. Nicholas and the Lesendro fortress that represents the eternal torch of Montenegrin freedom. Many other fortifications can be found upon the islands, built by the Turks and later by the Montenegrins, bearing witness to the frequent battles fought here between these sworn enemies. At the end of your tour your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening - try the exquisite cuisine of Aman’s upscale restaurant Queen’s Chair, that serves Pan-Adriatic fare with a distinctive Italian flavour. Perched atop a rocky precipice, Queen’s Chair offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Budva. Dinner includes a three course menu.
A transfer from Sveti Stefan and the airport in Dubrovnik with a private vehicle and driver is provided. The total transfer time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Prominently positioned on the cliffs above Dubrovnik's prestigious St. Jacob precinct, is the newly renovated Villa Dubrovnik (5*). It is located only minutes from the fortified beauty of the Old City’s cultural landmarks and a few steps to everything that Dubrovnik has been offering visitors for centuries. The Villa Dubrovnik has always been the favourite destination of those seeking privacy, luxury, and elegance. With spectacular views of the Old City and Island Lokrum, all 56 residences of the Villa Dubrovnik provide legendary service as they embody contemporary luxury and refined elegance.
Aman Sveti Stefan (5*) is located in the centre of Montenegro’s Adriatic coastline, south of Budva and between the villages of Pržno and Sveti Stefan. The site incorporates two kilometres of coastline including the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Milocer Beach, and the famous Queen’s Beach. Aman Sveti Stefan enjoys breathtaking views of the sea, across the bay and along Montenegro’s most renowned stretch of coastline. The island itself measures 12,400 square metres, and while its historic exterior remains largely unchanged, the resort’s interiors have been restored and updated to meet contemporary expectations.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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