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Dubrovnik and Montenegro -Hiking and Rafting

An action packed short break

5 days

from £3,445pp (excluding flights)

This five day holiday on the Dalmatian coast incorporating Dubrovnik and Montenegro combines the history and culture of the UNESCO cities of Kotor and Dubrovnik with exciting day time activities, making it an ideal break for families with active kids or restless grown-ups looking for a fun and original long weekend.

• Arrive into Montenegro in a pretty stylish manner on board a private motor boat 
• White water raft the Tara Canyon, the longest and deepest canyon in Europe
• Explore the trails criss-crossing Lovcen National Park and climb the highest point 
• Finish up at the unbelievably picturesque city of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik to Kotor Bay

Discreetly be whisked away by a private chauffer and driven the short distance to Cavtat marina where a motor yacht has been chartered to reach Montenegro in style. Surprisingly only 50 kilometres separate Dubrovnik from Boka Bay (Kotor). The journey takes you out of Croatian waters with the opportunity to swim in some of the deserted coves before arriving into a marina full of superyachts. Once on dry land, spend the rest of the day, sunglasses donned, people watching form the waterfront of Palazzo Radomiri, in the heart of Boka Bay.

Lovcen National Park 

The following day turn your back on the shimmering superyachts and head inland where the country’s true richness becomes apparent.  A morning hike with a local guide takes you through Lovcen National Park. The drive itself warrants photo stops on every bend as Boka bay unfolds below. This old road, constructed in 1879 is still used for an annual Montenegrin race championship.

The mountains in this region are criss crossed with hiking paths and biking trails, mostly following old pack horse tracks. The views of Skadar Lake, Kotor bay and the surrounding mountains are out of this world. This region is renowned for its local produce so keep room in your bag for smoked ham and cheeses. Find time for a tasting!

Tara Canyon

Start early by car today to reach Durmitor National Park, home of the Tara River Canyon. Again the drive is spectacular and possibly one of the most understated roads in the world. Tara canyon is an impressive canyon. To give it perspective it is 1300 metres deep, Arizona’s Grand Canyon is only 200 metres deeper. This natural formation is best viewed from the water. Rafting along the river is a highlight of this holiday.
Rafting in the summer months can be easily geared for all ages. There is a popular 18 kilometre stretch including waterfalls which should take around four hours to complete. After an exhilarating day return to Boka bay to wander around Kotor on the final evening in Montenegro. Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic and itself is a world heritage site.

Dubrovnik

Taking a leisurely drive back to Dubrovnik on the final day, arriving in good time for lunch on the terraces of the Excelsior Hotel. The picture postcard view of the old town is a hard one to beat.George Bernard Shaw was so enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said "those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik", as well as famously describing it as "the pearl of the Adriatic". Dubrovnik truly is a stunning city with its amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Walking the ancient city walls is a great way to spend the afternoon before flip flopping into any one of the chic cocktail bars to watch the sun go down on your holiday. Try 360 Dubrovnik for supper before wandering back to the hotel.

Why we like it

With direct daily flights from a choice of London airports, Croatia is a destination that can be reached with ease. In under three hours you could be walking the old city walls of Dubrovnik or feeling the spray of the Adriatic on the deck of a fast yacht. This short break focuses on the rich natural attractions that Montenegro has to offer. Take an in-depth exploration further afield than the spectacular coastline, all the while staying in luxurious hotels. 

A suggestion

It may be worth pointing out that private motor yacht charters are painfully expensive. If you are interested in this itinerary but would like to see the price slashed, then we can certainly organise a flight into Tivat (Montenegro) or a leisurely road journey down the coast from Dubrovnik.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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what is included

  • All accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All transfers

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Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Dubrovnik


Private Transfer to the port of Cavtat
A private airport transfer will be arranged today on arrival to transfer to the ancient roman settlement of Cavtat. Only minutes south of Dubrovnik this is the very southernmost part of Croatia before it meets the rugged coastline and mountainous terrain of Montenegro. Meet up with the skipper of your private motor boat and cruise the coastline to Kotor. Montenegro.


The remainder of the evening in Kotor is at leisure


You will be staying at Palazzo Radomiri, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Hiking in Lovcen National Park
Depart from your hotel to Lovcen National Park via Cetinje. Lovcen National Park lends itself to hiking. Choose from quiet trails through beautiful stretches of forest or ridge and mountain treks for the more ambitious. Our favorite is a 9-km hike which crosses the mountain for spectacular views across to Sveti Stefan and Budva. The trails are part forested and part grass trails. These paths are the original routes used by the villagers of the region when connecting from one town to another in the days before roads and motorized transportation. After the morning hike arrive at the village of Ivanova Korita for a well deserved lunch stop. Dine on the terrace of the Ivan Konak restaurant with beautiful views. Try traditional specialties such as priganica (small rolls) with local honey and nuts. After lunch head to the Mausoleum of Petar Njegusi II. Climb the summit to work off the lunch, to be rewarded by the most incredible views. Later this afternoon return back to the hotel.


You will be staying at Palazzo Radomiri, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Tara Canyon - Private Rafting Adventure
Leave early for a day of rafting on the Tara. The canyon is reached by a two to three hour road journey. This unique canyon valley known in the world as the deepest ( 1330 metres) and steepest river valley in Europe and capricious mountain river attracts a lot of attention from all over the world. The Tara is the wildest, most beautiful and clearest river of the old continent, often called the "tear of Europe ". Experience an exhilirating day on the river.


You will be staying at Palazzo Radomiri, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik
This morning your private transfer will depart from the hotel. Enroute to Dubrovnik stop off at the iconic Boka Bay. On arrival in Dubrovnik check in to your five start hotel on the water front.


The remainder of the day is at leisure


You will be staying at Hotel Excelsior, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5

Fly Dubrovnik to London

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Hotel Excelsior

Hotel Excelsior

Operating since 1913, Dubrovnik Hotel Excelsior is known as one of the finest five star hotels on the Mediterranean according to the eminent Sunday Times....

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Palazzo Radomiri

Palazzo Radomiri

Palazzo Radomiri is located on the seafront of Boka bay in a little place called Dobrota....

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