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The History of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace “The History of Dubrovnik, Croatia”

Plitvice Lakes National Park

This National Park has earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, blessed as it is with the special natural beauty of a string of gorgeous lakes and waterfalls. The opportunity to experience a unique moment in these natural galleries should not be missed. Dive into one of the ecologically best-preserved parts of Europe. Plitvice Lakes, a natural site recognized by UNESCO.
“Plitvice Lakes National Park”

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Serbia

The Republic of Serbia boasts of its great culture and rich natural resources that attract millions of tourists from all over the world. The country has natural springs, rivers and lakes. Aside from the country’s fantastic natural attractions, Serbia is also known for its food and great wines. Tourists enjoy the many delicious cuisines that the country has to offer. Food is one of the things to look forward to when visiting Serbia.

Although the economy of Serbia has been struggling in the past, it is continually striving to be a better nation. In fact, Belgrade, the country’s capital, was named “City of the Future of South Europe” in 2006. Serbia’s government has implemented a number of measures to improve tourism and encourage more people to visit this awe-inspiring country. Foreigners who visit the country discover a beautiful place with friendly people and interesting cultures.

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Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country with an exceeding amount of natural beauty. Budva, Cetinje and Kotor are the places to see.

Budva is a coastal town comprised of stunning beaches and bays. Apart from its natural beauty the 2500 year old “Old Town” of Budva which lies on a small peninsula represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage.

Cetinje is situated at the base of Liven Mountain, it was the capital of Montenegro for over 400 years, this is reflected in the cities collection of cultural and historical sites as well as museums.

Kotor is located in the gulf of Kotor; it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in this region. The city’s layout and monuments of medieval architecture have earned it UNESCO world heritage listing.

Discover Croatia Holidays offers a number of day tours to Montenegro that depart from Dubrovnik. Montenegro is also included in some of the coach tours and luxury cruises enabling you to spend more time in this fascinating country. If you prefer a personalized itinerary that encompasses Croatia and Montenegro, Discover Croatia can arrange it for you.

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Bosna i Hercegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has proclaimed itself the heart-shaped land that lies at the heart of southeast Europe. This small country is an intense mixture of cultures from the ancient monasteries of the Franciscan and Orthodox monks to the heralded bridges and mosques of the Ottoman Empire creating what can only be described as a ‘living museum’.

Discover Croatia Holidays offers a number of coach tours of Croatia that incorporate either Sarajevo or both Sarajevo and Mostar. Sarajevo is positioned against a backdrop of seemingly endless hills and towering mountains which have in a sense isolated the city creating a timeless world. Sarajevo is one of only a few places in the world that features an orthodox and a catholic church, a mosque and a synagogue within easy walking distance of each other. This alone is representative of the intense diversity found in this city that is also carried through to the architecture, culture and traditions of the place. Mostar is home to the “Old Bridge” which until its collapse in 1993 was a beautiful stone structure that spanned the Neretva River for over four centuries. The recent reconstruction of the bridge has signaled a return to normality and mended the broken hearts of local residence that had and continue to have a strong bond with this symbol of their city.

Apart from our coach tours Discover Croatia Holidays has a number of day tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina to supplement your holiday in Croatia including day tours of Mostar and Medugorije a mountain village where in 1981 the Virgin Mary appeared to six children. If you would like to see more of Bosnia and Herzegovina Discover Croatia Holidays can organise a personalized itinerary that meets all you requirements.

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Italy

Italy is home to some of the worlds most precious treasures of art and history. Whether you are in Venice or Naples your senses will be stimulated by the mesmerizing sights, sounds, tastes and smells of this historic land.

The only thing that separates Italy from Croatia is the Adriatic Sea as such a great way to travel between the two countries is by sea. Jadrolinija and SNAV ferries will transfer you between the main central/ southern Italian ports and Croatia while Venezia Line will transport you between Venice and northern Croatian ports. Flights between Venice and Split and Dubrovnik are also plentiful and often quite cheap, making Italy a great add-on destination when you’re visiting the Balkans.

Alternatively you might consider undertaking a luxury cruise that encompasses Venice along with various ports on the Croatian coastline. If you prefer to keep your feet dry we also offer a coach tour that commences in Zagreb includes the main sites of Croatia and finishes up in romantic Venice.

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Greece

Is it the history that draws us to Greece? The land that has given us the Acropolis and Delphi and Olympia has been attracting tourists for 200 years since the days of Lord Elgin. Could it be the Greek Islands? Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Paros, Naxos and Rhodes with their beautiful beaches, restaurants, nightlife and archaeological sites have been popular for decades. Or lesser known islands like Sifnos, Lesvos, Kea that have always been attractive to those looking for a more quiet escape.

Maybe it is the allure of the Peloponessos with its high mountains and beautiful coast, its rich history and the seaports of Gythion and Napflion which have sent sailors all over the world for centuries.

Could it be the Greek food? Maybe it’s the weather in Greece where they say there are 300 days of sunshine, most of it between May and November. Maybe it is the spiritual quality of places like Meteora where centuries old monasteries crown giant rocks.

Whatever the reason, we know you’ll have a fabulous time in this beautiful country. Book your Greek adventure today!

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Slovenia

“I feel sLOVEnia”

Slovenia’s positioning near both Austria and Italy means that many of its  cities and towns bear the imprint of the Hapsburg and Venetian empires. However, heading toward the Julian Alps you will find that the scenery changes to be more distinctly Bavarian.

There are two main ways to see the best of both Croatia and Slovenia.

If you prefer independent travel, request an individual itinerary that accommodates your interests and the sights you wish to see, such as a self-drive or chauffeured tour.

If you prefer the company of a group why not try a Slovenian and Croatia coach tour and/or a luxury cruise. The coach tours encompass Bled, with its mountain ringed lake and fairytale castle perched on top of a 100m cliff, Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia a city of culture and rich historical legacy as well as Postojna Caves, where you will be in awe of the varied and stunning geological formations and inhabitants of the caves.

A combination of a land tour and a Croatian cruise gives you the best of all worlds. Contact us today for individualised holidays that we can create just for you!

 

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Croatia

Come on in and Discover Croatia! We have a wide range of Guaranteed Departure Cruises, Coach Tours, Independent Island Hopping Tours and customised itineraries. If you have a group and would like us to book your own private small group tour, please email us. Or get in early for some great deals every year on our guaranteed departure tours and cruises.

Some cruises book out really fast every year, so even if they show on the website they are still ‘on request’ basis and cabins need to be confirmed. Please do check with us before making arrangements around a particular cruise. Thank you.

Please check with us if you can’t find it online. We have a much larger range of holidays than even we can manage to have on our website, so if you’ve seen something on another site, please don’t hesitate to check with us if we can book it for you. We are agents for almost every Croatian cruise and tour company, so that means you can book and pay in AUD with an Australian owned and run business for the exact same price you’d get if you went direct, including any special deals.