Located on the extreme southern tip of Croatia, the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the hottest new destinations in the Adriatic. The prosperity of the city has always been a product of their rich maritime trade. In the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik was known as the Republic of Ragusa. It quickly became the only eastern Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Explore the region with an expert guide and private driver & vehicle. Discover the historic old city, visit Cavtat and spend a day in nearby Montenegro and Kotor. Combine the best lodging and sights and give yourself the freedom to tour all day, with the option to have your guide start and finish as late as you like.
Private touring means you run the itinerary - it doesn't run you. Relax with 24/7 support from the Kensington team.
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Carved into a cliffside, the peaceful seclusion of the Hotel Bellevue (5*) makes you feel as if you’re on your own private island. From the moment you arrive, you are immersed in a world of luxury, elegance, and impeccable service. Situated on a 30m cliff above Miramare Bay, overlooking the majestic Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Bellevue’s unrivalled location differentiates it from other luxury hotels in Dubrovnik. Less than 1km from the historic city centre, it is also close to Dubrovnik’s key cultural and historical attractions. Each of their 91 rooms have fabulous views across Miramare Bay and beyond, with mile upon mile of deep blue sea stretching uninterrupted in front of you.
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.
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 driver in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to Montenegro – a mystical land of wild beauties. Your local guide will welcome you at the borderline of Croatia and Montenegro. In Boka Bay, the only fiord 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, that is today yours to discover.
Your first destination is the old town of Perast, a sleepy baroque place 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. At that time seafaring was growing and captains built magnificent villas that even today capture you with their beauty. 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 of Perast.
Following your visit to Perast, your guide and driver will take you to Kotor, home-town 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. Here, among other things, you can admire portraits of the famous captains, models of old galleys and sail boats and other very valuable exponents of the rich heritage of Kotor.
Continue to Budva, considered to be one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans. According to Greek mythology, Cadmo, the son of the Phoenician King Agenon, established Budva. After his expulsion from Thebes, Cadmo arrived in this area by ox-drawn cart, and founded Budva. 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.
After the tour you will say goodbye to your guide and continue with your driver back to Dubrovnik.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
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