3 amazing small group tours over 4 weeks – May/June 2020
ITALY • CROATIA • SPAIN
“Thank you Megan for converting me to the world of small group touring, it was like travelling with a group of friends and family. Whether you are a couple, friends or solo traveller, I would highly recommend travelling with ‘Blogger at Large’. Bring on the next tour!” – Kerrie
These three separately sold tours are designed for you to join one, two or all of them as we realise many people have visited Europe before and want to see places they haven’t been to.
The three itineraries have been designed by myself and Weka Travel to create these wonderful boutique holidays for a maximum of 12 guests per tour. There are a couple of days between each for free time to plan your own holiday and incorporate the tour that most interests you.
Croatia May 21 – 31, 2020
The tour starts with two nights in Dubrovnik where we will stay in a boutique hotel and meet each other over a welcome drink and delicious dinner, then we will take a 7-night luxury cruise and end with a night in Split.
Day 2: Dubrovnik
Today we take a day tour with our private guide to the Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most beautiful city with the stunning hand built bridge, Stari Most, that forms a majestic stone arc between medieval towers and over the river in the ravine below.
We’ll explore the markets, millhouse, restaurants, the old town and will stop at the Kravica Waterfalls that cascade on the Trebizat river.
Day 3: Cruise
Today we begin our luxury cruise, but first we will take a guided tour of old Dubrovnik. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic.
Transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board.
Day 4: Cruise
Today we sail to the village of Slano on Croatia’s mainland, enjoying the magic scenery as we cruise around Dubrovnik city walls then onto one of the Elaphiti islands for a swim.
Afternoon in Slano, a peaceful fishing village and our starting point to Ston, a once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts we leave to small nearby village for oyster tasting. Tonight we join the captain for dinner.
Overnight in Trogir.
Day 5: Cruise
Today we head further north to the Island of Mljet. Legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs!
Time at leisure for dinner and overnight in port Polača or Pomenain.
Day 6: Cruise
Early morning departure towards the Korčula island, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Guided walking tour of enchanting Korčula surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment.
Optional excursion to small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living.
Overnight in Korčula.
Day 7: Cruise
Cruise to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was”. Try some exquisite wines in one of the traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront.
Overnight in the port of Vis.
Day 8: Cruise
Cruise to the small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx 7 EUR. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time).
Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swim stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, is known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Time to browse the lavender products and a tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612.
In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night.
Day 9: Cruise
Morning cruise to Brač island to swim at the most famous beach in Dalmatia –Zlatni Rat near Bol. Bol is a typical fishing village now popular tourist destination. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city, an historic town under UNESCO protection. You will find an abundance of Roman architecture. Of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor.
Overnight in Split.
Day 10: Split
Disembark the cruise and transfer to our hotel in Split before our private tour to the spectacular Krka Waterfalls national park.
Free time in the afternoon to explore the shops and markets within the old town which has part of the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, or head to the beach
Tonight we have our Farewell Banquet at a local restaurant.
Day 11: Depart
Our tour of Croatia ends today, May 31st, and will include transfers to the airport for those departing today.
Included in the tour
Megan Singleton will be your host throughout the tour, joined by local guides
- Airport group transfers on arrival and departure
- Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinners (D) , Tasting (T), Captains Dinner (CD) as listed.
- Seven night luxury cruise
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Olive oil and wine tasting on board
- 9 meals – 3 course lunch as specified in the itinerary, a drink with lunch and unlimited water from water dispenser. Coffee and tea all day
- Captain’s dinner with live entertainment in Slano
- Additional dinner on Mljet
- Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
- Croatian wine tasting in Vis
- Half day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting including entrance to the walls of Ston and saltworks
- Abundant fresh fruit
- Professional tour manager
- Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
- Dubrovnik cable car fee
- Mljet National Park entrance fee
- Taxes and port fees, luggage handling
- Daily cabin service
- Complimentary wi-fi onboard
- Twin/Double Cabin lower deck (upgrades available)
- A/C cabin with ensuite bathroom (upgrade cabins available)
- Private Tour and guide to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina’so Private tour to spectacular Krka Waterfalls national park
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Dubrovnik
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Split
- Welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts.
- Local experiences with Megan and local guides
- Hotel city taxes
- Gratuities not required
– And much more as listed in the itinerary.
*Note that subject to availability, the route and itinerary might have to change from Split to Dubrovnik.
Cost: €3,995pp twin share. If you’d like to have your own room and cabin, the extra supplement will be €1,995.
Note the price is in Euros. Maximum 12 guests.
You’ll also see airfares are not included to allow for individual flexibility. We can assist with airfares on any dates you’d like to travel, and perhaps spend time before or after the tour visiting friends or family.
Secure your place on this small group tour for NZ$1,000.
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