Top 3 Adriatic Destinations – Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro
Sample the very best of 3 top Adriatic destinations – Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro – all in one exhilarating package. Visit Split, Plitvice lakes, Mljet, Hvar, Lastovo, Vis Islands, Dubrovnik, Mostar (Bosnia) and Kotor & Budva (Montenegro) and more!
Start your Croatian experience with an introduction to Split old town and a welcome dinner at one of Split’s famed restaurants-Mazzgoon in the old Diocletian palace. The next day, visit one of Croatia’s top national parks – the Plitvice Lakes* or Krka National park Waterfalls* – with your personal tour guide, before jetting down to the coast in style via speed catamaran cruise or private motor yacht*.
Once on Korcula island, settle in for a ten-day hedonistic stay in our five-star boutique style villa. From our villa base in Lumbarda, explore the very best of the Croatian islands via luxury motor yacht. Experience Dubrovnik old city, glitzy Hvar island and Vis island with its stunning Blue Cave grotto. You’ll also visit Mljet island national park – the greenest island in the Adriatic sea and the Peljesac Peninsula an area renowned for its quality wine production.
If that wasn’s enough, step foot in two new countries: Bosnia & Hercegovina, as well as magnificent Montenegro – both accessible on day trips with our Mercedes Benz van. Visit Mostar old city with its famous UNESCO protected sights and impressive old bridge. Enjoy a tour to Holly place Medjugorje and one of the most fascinating natural wonders of the Herzegovina region is definitely the crystal clear waterfalls of Kravice. The waterfall is created by the Trebižat river is a natural wonder that is now under state protection. These waterfalls are among the largest waterfalls in Herzegovina and they’re definitely the most impressive. On the way back explore Ston village and sample the very best oysters and mussels to be found in this part of Europe. In Montenegro, a full day tour will take you to the Gulf of Kotor, the deepest fjord in southern Europe. En route, we’ll pass the spectacular Boka Kotorska bay. Take a boat across the pristine bay to visit Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny island home to a splendid Baroque church. Then explore the narrow streets of Kotor’s evocative old quarter, a real highlight of this beautifully preserved World Heritage site.
* Krka National Park Waterfalls is optional excursion included in our package just in case guests already visited Plitvice lakes and it is a one hour trip from Split compares to Plitvice which is 3 hours trip one way with our van. Krka National park includes also a visit to UNESCO heritage Old city of Trogir with Mediterranean Lunch served in a famous Don Dino Restaurants.
- Arrival and departure dates can be adjusted to any day of the week to fit in with your ideal flight dates.
- * Motor Yacht transfer is performed only if your party is more than 6 guests and it depends of the wether condition on particular transfer day as well. Our experienced Captain will keep you informed a week before travel commencing date via email.
Best of Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro – Itinerary
Welcome! Split & Diocletian Palace
Welcome to Croatia! We will meet you at Split airport or at your private accommodation in the surrounding area. We’ll then escort you via private luxury minivan straight to the Hotel Marmont Heritage – http://www.marmonthotel.com/one of Split’s most prestigious boutique hotels located right in the heart of the stunning old town. After checking into the hotel, take some time to relax over tea or coffee, before meeting up with your personal tour guide who will take you on a thrilling tour of Split’s most famous sites. Take the opportunity to explore this fascinating city on foot, taking in the Palace of Emperor Diocletian and Peristil Square, all in the hands of an expert guide.
Next up, take a stroll along Riva, a sublime palm-lined boardwalk overlooking Split’s captivating harbor. Soak up the afternoon sun and admire breath-taking views of the sparkling sea and nearby islands off into the distance. The guided tour will last about an hour, so there’ll be plenty of time to explore the city and take in the invigorating atmosphere at your own pace. Stroll along charming cobbled streets, or people watch over ice cream and coffee at one of the trendy cafés lining Split’s famous promenade. Then round off the day with an exclusive five-course dinner in Split’s finest Mazzgoon restaurant-http://www.mazzgoonfood.com/index.html housed in the Diocletian Palace. Toast the beginning of your Croatian adventure!
Hotel: Marmont Heritage Meals. Welcome drinks and welcome dinner.
Note: Optional tour of Trogir City.
If you are arriving in Split before noon or even a day earlier, we offer an additional tour (of approximately 2 hours) to the nearby UNESCO jewel, the petit Trogir. This ancient settlement is brimming with impressive buildings and monuments testifying to its rich and tumultuous history. Explore the famous cathedral, the Ćipiko palace, town hall, and a Benedictine monastery dating from 1064. After sightseeing around the town of Trogir, we’ll embark on our tour around Split.
Plitvice Lakes National Park or Krka National park waterfalls*
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Marmont Heritage hotel, before embarking on a day trip to the Plitvice Lakes – Croatia’s top national park!
A private chauffeur will greet you in the hotel lobby and escort you via luxury minivan through the Croatian countryside towards this unique destination. The site comprises no less than sixteen beautiful lakes, making it a place of rare natural and cultural significance famous not only throughout Croatia, but also worldwide – earning this remarkable national park a coveted pace on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.
Arriving at Plitvice, take a stroll through the area’s ancient woodlands led by our experienced guide. Learn more about the park’s travertine marble formations and how the barriers, sills and other forms created in these lakes shape the wonderful landscapes that define Plitvice. The constant evolution of nature here means that no two visits to the Plitvice Lakes are ever the same. The best way to observe the full force of these phenomena is by standing in front of the Great falls, a mighty 78 metre cascade of water. Its roaring thunder as it hits the ground is truly unforgettable!
Our journey ends with a panoramic train ride through the park. Afterward, there will be time to enjoy a lunchtime feast at a local restaurant boasting a mouthwatering range of national and local food specialties. After a memorable day spent hiking among spectacular forests and lakes, we’ll embark on the return journey to Split and the Marmont Heritage Hotel in the late afternoon.
* Krka National Park Waterfalls is optional excursion included in our package just in case guests already visited Plitvice lakes and it is all about the preferred time that you want to spend driving in our van: a one hour trip from Split for Krka compares to Plitvice which is 3 hours trip one way with our van. Krka National park includes also a visit to UNESCO heritage Old city of Trogir with Mediterranean Lunch served in one of famous Don Dino Restaurants.
Hotel: Marmont Heritage . Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Next exhilarating experience is on our Villa & Yacht sailing week Combo and Marco Polo born place Island of Korcula. A transfer is performed in high style by the option of fast catamaran cruise or private 50-foot Motor Yacht transfer*. On your arrival, we will welcome you with a Mediterranean lunch and introduce you to our Villa modern Suites. After lunch, we will have an excursion of Korcula old town and explore the sheer majesty of this historical island on a private tour taking in the very best highlights. On this memorable trip, you’ll discover the beautiful Old town, visit the famed Marco Polo Museum and enjoy the full range of cultural and gastronomic delights this island has to offer.
In case you decide for Our Yacht transfer* option from Split to Korcula island ( 2,5 Hours).After boarding our Yacht in Split Port welcome aboard reception and drinks before heading to explore the Hvar Island and its old town which is only 45 minutes cruising along the way. Discover glitzy Hvar island – the ultimate Jet set summer destination – in ultimate style with us. Explore the architectural marvels and trendy streets of Hvar town, with our tour guide then swim into the crystal clear waters of the Pakleni islands. Lunch will be served on Yacht in a secluded bay. Arrival to Lumbarda Village and Your Captains Villa in late afternoon. Welcome reception and hand out of agenda for our week island hopping itinerary.
- * Motor Yacht transfer is performed only if you party is more than 6 guests and it depends of the wether condition on particular transfer day as well. Our Experience Captain will keep you informed a week before travel commencing date via email.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at the Villa
Mljet Island National Park
Enjoy full breakfast on our Villa Balcony overlooking the stunning Lumbarda village bay and Adriatic sea. After the breakfast, your Captain will escort you to Captain’s Villa Private jetty and make a short briefing about safety, introduce you to amnesties of our Motor Yacht and our trip to top Croatian National park Island Mljet. For most people, Mljet is an island lost in the open sea, and the island is indeed hard to reach. But do not let this landscape – mentioned in the stories about Odyssey and St. Paul, as well as Benedictine monks, remain a secret for you. After boarding our Motor Yacht we are on Mljet in less than half hour exciting drive from Korcula. The National park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island and the 12-th century Benedictine monastery. Our intimate capacity only for 18 pampered guests and plenty of space to relax and unwind, will ensure that this trip to Mljet Island is far above other commercial trips to the same island. We simply call it Mljet Exclusive, find it out why! Island Mljet is a place where we will Hike on Gravel roads surrounded by National park sea lakes, snorkel, swim or sunbathe and admire Adriatic fishes. Last but not least delicious Dalmatian lunch is awaiting on our Motor Yacht in peaceful bay served by your own Captain.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on a Yacht
Lastovo – Park of Nature
Enjoy relaxing trip on our Motor Yacht ride approx 40 minutes to this Island paradise,…a green island in the midst of the blue Adriatic open sea, surrounded by numerous small silver islands. An island and archipelago that like by a miracle escaped the blessings of civilization. Maybe the last piece of the former Mediterranean Homer came and Lord Byron took his inspiration from. Lastovo means a vacation in harmony with untouched nature, a vacation in the ambiance of traditional architecture, a vacation where you will enjoy healthy and fresh island food from the fields and the crystal-clear sea, a vacation with wine already drunk by the Roman emperors. The name of one of some dozen gardens of Eden in the Mediterranean on the list of prestigious World Wild Foundation – WWF. The Lastovo archipelago was declared a Nature Park in 2006. We will hike, explore, swim, snorkel and dine on Lastovo Island like Romans used to do. Upon returning from beautiful Lastovo Island, Late afternoon at your leisure. In the evening we are escorting you with our van you to a famous Seafood Restaurant MORE in Lumbarda village.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on a Yacht
Dubrovnik Old Town
There is no better feeling than waking up in your villa, enjoying a leisurely breakfast and knowing that today we cruise towards the UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
This popular excursion is perfect for those guests seeking privacy, exceptional comfort and personalized service as part of their Dubrovnik experience. The transfer from Korcula involves a leisurely 90-minute ride aboard our spacious motor yacht. This is a significantly shorter transfer compared to most other commercial excursions covering this route. Ultimately, our speedy transfer means avoiding the hassles of road and people traffic and more quality time to immerse yourself in the destination.
Once in Dubrovnik, you’ll spend the day learning about the city’s fascinating history, admiring the gleaming orange rooftops from the ancient walls and touring the major architectural attractions, all in the capable hands of an expert guide.
But the excitement doesn’t end upon leaving Dubrovnik! On the return journey, we make a stop near Lokrum island where your Captain will serve a mouth-watering four course lunch whilst anchored in a peaceful bay. They’ll also be plenty of time to swim and relax before the exhilarating ride back to Korcula island. For the evening’s entertainment, we provide a transfer into Korcula Old town to witness the spectacular Moreska traditional sword dance ceremony (tickets included).
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast,Lunch on a Yacht
Learn more about our Dubrovnik excursion!
Korcula Island Riviera Cruise & Snorkelling
Let us show you how we enjoy our island in a half day adventure sightseeing the Korcula island archipelago. Cruise to the old town of Korcula built mostly in the 15th century and said to be the home of Marco Polo. The island’s local population were famous for their decorative stone carving work, which to this day still adorns the city’s captivating facades. We will visit the beautiful old city walls that follow the seafront. A private tour guide will escort you to the Marco Polo Museum and the impressive 14th Century Cathedral. This will be followed by a refreshing stop for coffee and ice-cream in one of the many cafes and restaurants that wrap around the edges of the seafront city walls. Later on, we cruise towards Badija Islet to visit a fascinating Franciscan monastery dating from the 14th century. Delicious local sea specialties will be served at lunch aboard our luxury yacht. We’ll anchor in a peaceful bay and they’ll be plenty of chance to swim, snorkel and take in the wonderful scenery. Upon returning from our cruise, use the late afternoon at your leisure. In the evening we provide transfer to a famous restaurant in Korcula old town situated right by the Marco Polo House and 14th century Cathedral.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Vis Island & Blue Cave or Hvar Island
Choose between one of the two following excursions:
Today we explore the alluring island of Vis, with its beautiful caves, beaches and countless other natural treasures. We’ll embark on a tour around three of the most impressive caves, visit the well-hidden Stiniva cove, and discover the historic charms and rich culture of Komiza town. Bisevo’s blue cave: This portion of the Croatian coast is filled with magnificent caves, the most famous of which is the blue cave located in Baluni cove. Accessible only by small rowboat, the unique lighting effects in the cave cast shimmering blue and silver reflections all around, enchanting visitors from every angle.
We’ll return to Korcula by late afternoon, and the evening is free to spend as you wish.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch on a Yacht
Today we explore glitzy Hvar island, the ultimate Jet set summer destination, only a 60-minute journey from Korcula. Explore the architectural marvels and marble streets of trendy Hvar town. A private guide will escort you around the main sights, including the ornate town square, Cathedral, gothic palaces and medieval fortress. Then spend time people watching and absorbing the lively atmosphere over coffee and ice-cream at a bustling café.
Hvar island is also renowned for its tantalizing natural beauty, encompassing sweeping vineyards, rugged mountains and picture-perfect beaches nestled in hidden coves. We’ll head to the particularly stunning Pakleni islands, consisting of over 20 small islands surrounded by turquoise waters and boasting luscious woodland, sandy beaches, and deserted lagoons. This is a snorkeler’s paradise, and they’ll be plenty of time to dive into the warm waters, unwind on the sun soaked shore, and enjoy a hearty Mediterranean lunch before heading back to Korcula.
Later on in the day, you’ll have the opportunity to join us for a wine tasting excursion at the renowned Agrotourism bire in Lumbarda village. Find out more about this tour here.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on a Yacht
Learn more about our Hvar excursion!
Bosnia; Mostar and Medjugorje
We start the day with a drive along the Adriatic Road, hugging the spectacular Peljesac peninsula. This leads towards a narrow portion of Adriatic coast belonging to Bosnia and Herzegovina – where we’ll pass the small town of Neum. On the Medjugorje tour, explore one of the most famous places of this area. Medjugorje is a small town located in the Herzegovina region close to the border with Croatia. Since 1981, it has been a popular site of Catholic pilgrimage due to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that were reported by six local children – about a decade before war broke out in Bosnia. To climb the path of the Apparition Hill, or the path up the Hill of the Cross can be a personal meditation. Enjoy the glory of Saint James Church and its beautiful surroundings.
After a photo stop we continue the drive, following the Neretva river all the way to Mostar – a town famous for its historic bridge which was rebuilt in 2004 following its destruction in the last war. A guided tour will reveal all the highlights of this former important trading post – visit the oriental quarter with its fascinating old bazaar, browse picturesque shops and artisanal workshops, admire the mosque and the typical Turkish architecture. On the way back from Mostar we will have a chance to swim in Kravice waterfalls- Park of nature preserved – another Bosnian nature phenomena.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa . Meals: Breakfast, Traditional Bosnian Lunch in Mostar
No visitor will remain untouched by the extraordinary beauty of the Bay of Kotor. With incredible vistas over the sparkling Adriatic sea and backed by scenic mountains which loom over ancient cities, this bay is a must-see for any visitor to Montenegro. The country may be small in size, but it more than makes up for this with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, friendly people and incredible heritage. Located on the south of the Adriatic, Montenegro enjoys a quintessential Mediterranean lifestyle, with its laidback vibe, plates of seafood piled high and lavender scented air pervading alluring islets and beautiful stone cities. Romantic Roman villas, Orthodox monasteries, ancient forts, churches, and mosques all stand as impressive testaments to Montenegro’s intriguing past and rich cultural history. Morning walks in the mountains, midday at the seaside and evenings spent on tranquil lakeshores is what makes Montenegro a truly special place.
Included in this tour is a visit to Ston, a small town divided into two parts and connected by impressive fortifications. Ston – and its smaller sister settlement known as Mali Ston – are situated on the entry point to the Peljesac Peninsula on the southern Croatian Adriatic coastline. Historically, Ston was an important salt-producing town, strategically positioned along the shore and aligned with important trade routes. The town was so significant for the Ragusa Republic that they ordered one of the longest fortifications in Europe to be built here – a 3.4 mile defense wall which is still standing today. The salt production also continues to this day and Ston has since evolved into a popular foodie destination, renowned for it exquisite locally-sourced mussels and oysters.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, Traditional Montenegro lunch in Kotor
Free Day & Farewell Five Course Dinner
Today, on this last day with us, use the time at your leisure or, alternatively, sign-up for some of our adventure experiences. These include guided buggy safari excursions, sea kayaking or a wine tasting tour of Korcula’s most famous wineries. Or simply use your own high-Quality rental Car to explore Korcula island on your own or be your own Captain on a speedboat which is all included in your Holiday package fares. In the late afternoon, we will depart for a celebratory meal in one of the best and most remote restaurants on Korcula Island. Join us for this extraordinary dining experience, which is sure to exceed all expectations!
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Farewell dinner.
Bye Bye Day!
After Full Breakfast service in our Villa you have a choice of a speed catamaran cruise to Dubrovnik or Split airport or a private chauffeur transfer with our Mercedes-Benz van to Dubrovnik or Split airport for your home bounds flights.*
Note* : Please be advised that a transfer choice option depends on your flight details and timing or an accommodation destination. Please do send us your arrival /departure details at the time of the booking so we can all organized it smoothly for you.
We offer guests a choice between the following transfers:
Private chauffeur service in our luxury Mercedes benz van, lunch stop included.
Motor yacht transfer, lunch and swim stop included.
Our Boutique style villas
Situated in a picturesque bay on Korcula island, our boutique-style villas are surrounded by pine trees and just a stone’s throw from the seashore. We’re located in the small fishing village of Lumbarda, famous for its sandy beaches and close proximity to dozens of small islets which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sea kayaking.
For a Tailor Made Signature Holiday packages stays you can choose one of our Three Boutique style Villas:
Korcula island Pearl two spacious 100 m 2 suites for up to 4 adult person each and spacious outdoor pool
Korcula Island Sunrise a especially designed family Villa for family of 4 adults and 4 kids
Captains Villa with 3 spacious Special designed suites:
Two person 60 m 2 Honeymoon Suite
Four Person 90 m2 Deluxe Anniversary suite
Five person 100 m 2 Top floor Penthouse suite
Each suite consists of double bedrooms with private bathrooms, an airy open plan living area, modern kitchen, and private balcony complete with gorgeous ocean views.In the villas grounds you’ll find a range of facilities free for your enjoyment. These include an al fresco dining area, open-plan patio bar, barbecue facilities, large Jacuzzi, multi gym and table tennis facilities, as well as a private jetty overlooking the ocean. You’ll also have free use of our mountain bikes, sea kayaks, free use of quality rental car and wireless internet. There are also plenty of comfortable sofas for relaxing in the shade and a spacious balcony that’s the perfect spot for a chilled out evening dinner.
Thanks to the mobility, comfort and cruising speed of up to 30Nm/h of our luxury motor yacht, all of Croatia’s top Adriatic destinations are within easy reach of our base on Korcula island. Our yacht is a Targa 44, made in Finland in 2012. It features a 1000 HP engine powered by a Rolls Royce water jet system, and is widely renowned as the 4X4 of the ocean. Our yacht boasts an open deck space which can accommodate up to 18 guests, including a fly bridge and plenty of room for sunbathing. On board, you’ll also find modern kitchen facilities and a cosy cabin with two toilets and a shower.
On Korcula island we believe that eating well is just as important as any adventure activity. Once you’ve tried the wonderfully fresh, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine for yourself, you won’t blame us!
As part of our packages, you’ll enjoy a full breakfast and al fresco lunch on each day of your stay, along with one large farewell dinner aboard our yacht. We’re fans of raw food, vegetarian cooking and, of course, plenty of fish! So you can expect plenty of seafood, pasta and salad dishes, along with copious amounts of homemade cheeses and fresh fruits.
Evening meals are not included, but on most nights we do provide free transport into Korcula’s Old town and to a number of the island’s very best restaurants. With one of the largest populations of any Croatian island, Korcula offers a fantastic range of dining experiences, from fine dining establishments to great pizza places, charming seafood restaurants to agro-tourism ventures. The island is also famous for its wines, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some of the most renowned local varieties.
Incredible Holiday Experience We have just returned from a 12 day Croatia. Bosnia and Montenegro package with Korcula Adventures. From the moment we arrived by coach from Zagreb to Split until we returned to Split for our return to Zagreb we were completely taken care of. They combine a fantastic itinerary with 5 star level of care and comfort. The accommodation, the meals provided, the level of care and comfort on the transport provided were all beyond our expectations. Exceeding this was the hospitality shown by Blaza and the organisational ability of Zoran. They are backed up by a superb team consisting of Ivan, Luka, Z and Robert who had to leave and begin his winter job halfway through our stay. Also a special mention to Rocco who was our guide to Dubrovnik. An elderly couple in our party weren't too happy about having to put their hand in their pocket for lunch so to keep them happy Rocco gave them his lunch, including all his water, to share. This is indicative of the dedication shown by all the team. Then of course you have the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea to enjoy and the wonderfully exotic terrain of the islands and mainland to enjoy. A photographer's dream. A big thank you to everyone involved in making our experience so pleasurable including the other guests whose company we enjoyed immensely.
Best of Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro Tour Options
- Round private luxury transfer from Split or Dubrovnik airport
- Arrival and departure dates can be adjusted to any day of the week to fit in with your ideal flight dates.
- 2 nights in the four-star boutique style Hotel Marmont Heritage in Split
- A Private guided tour of Split old town
- A private tour of Plitvice Lakes National park or Krka National park waterfalls
- A 10 day stay in our Boutique style villa on Korcula island
- Your own Free High-quality car and your own high-quality speedboat during the entire stay
- Free use of High-quality mountain bikes, sea kayaks, and SUP boards
- A Villa Luxury daily yacht excursions to Mljet, Lastovo, Vis , Hvar , Peljesac islands and to Dubrovnik Old town
- Private tour to Bosnia and Mostar old town with Traditional Bosnian Lunch served in Mostar
- Private tour to Montenegro and traditional lunch served in the bay of Kotor old town.
- All national park entrance fees, professional tour guides and skippers
- 12 full breakfasts
- 12 full lunches
- 3 evening meals: A welcome dinner in Split’s famous Mazzgoon Restaurant, A welcome meal in your Korcula Villa, and a farewell five-course dinner on our yacht.
- International airfare to/from Croatia
- Personal insurance
- Minimum age for children is 12 years