Croatia (Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro)

This profile is different from the others on this website in that it is based on a specific package holiday, namely Riviera Travel’s escorted tour to Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro (this holiday, incidentally, also includes a visit to the town of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina). Croatia, a member of the EU, is located on the Adriatic Sea on the western side of the Balkan peninsula. It is bounded by Slovenia to the north, Bosnia-Herzegovina to the east and Montenegro to the south. The country’s capital is Zagreb and its other main towns are Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. Its territory includes almost 1,200 islands, some of which are major holiday destinations in their own right. Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, triggering a four-year War of Independence which resulted in major damage to many Croatian cities, including Dubrovnik. Tourism is significant to the Croatian economy and the country is currently ranked as the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sightseeing Whispers

Hotel Whispers

Argosy Hotel, Dubrovnik Plaza Hotel, Omis

Restaurant Whispers

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Plaza Hotel - Exterior Plaza Hotel - Bedroom Argosy Hotel - Exterior Argosy Hotel - Bedroom Click to enlarge Gatsby Wine and Food Bar Pizzeria Patriot Renaissance Click to enlarge
Plaža Hotel, Omiš   Website Trip Advisor Page Omiš (pronounced “Omish”) is a small resort located at the mouth of the River Cetina, about 20 miles south-east of Split. The Plaža Hotel is a mid- sized, well-appointed hotel in a beachside location. It has a cosy bar with an exterior bar terrace and a large conservatory-style dining room with good sea views. The breakfast and dinner feature well-stocked buffets where the food is of a very high quality. The bedrooms are very elegantly furnished and ours was actually a suite consisting of a bedroom, living room, bathroom and terrace. (Trg Kralja Tomislava 6, Omis 21310, Croatia) Argosy Hotel, Dubrovnik  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a large, elegant hotel situated in a Dubrovnik suburb but with a convenient bus connection to the centre. Its substantial gardens include two swimming pools and a playpark for the little ones. The bedrooms are modern and kitted out to a high standard and there is a popular bar in the lobby area. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet-style and feature a seemingly endless variety of high quality food. A standout feature is the large exterior dining terrace where each evening the sunsets are truly incredible (see the Photo Gallery below). (Iva Dulcica 140, Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia)
The currency in Croatia is the Kuna and while ATMs are plentiful there you should certainly order some from your bank before departure. However you should also bring some Euros. The Bosnian currency is the Convertible Mark (no, me neither) but Euros are universally acceptable there, while Montenegro does not have its own currency and relies solely on the Euro.
Gatsby Wine and Food Bar   Trip Advisor Page Gatsby is an elegant, modern restaurant in Dubrovnik’s Old Town. As its name might suggest, it has a serious wine list at serious prices. Unless you are in the mood to push the boat out, ignore it and ask for a half-litre carafe of the house wine, which is both palatable and affordable. The food is reasonably priced and of a very high standard. The lunch menu is limited, but there is something for everyone. (Ulica od Domina 1, Ulica Od Domina 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia) Pizzeria Mirkec  Website Trip Advisor Page Pizzeria Mirkec is a harbourside restaurant located on the south shore of the small island of Trogir, which is visited on the Riviera Travel tour. The pizzas are excellent, being (very) thin crust and topped with delightfully fresh ingredients. The house wine is inexpensive and perfectly fine while the Staropramen Czech beer is amazing. A lovely lunch at a moderate price. Can strongly recommend. (Budislavićeva ul. 15, 21220, Trogir, Croatia) Pizzeria Patriot  Trip Advisor Page Pizzeria Patriot is located in the village of Skradin in the Krka National Park the walk through the beautiful waterfalls of Krka actually finishes at Skradin, and Riviera Travel customers will be given free time for lunch there. The dining area is in a shaded courtyard and the atmosphere is very similar to a Greek taverna. The pizzas are fine, the beers are strong and the prices are inoffensive. (Zagrađe 15, 22222, Skradin, Croatia) Pizzeria Sara  Trip Advisor Page Pizzeria Sara is to be found in a pretty square in Kotor, Montenegro, just next to the Cathedral of St Tryphon. The interior is just a small bar but there is a large exterior terrace with an (air-conditioned!) awning. The menu consists of the usual Italian favourites, including good, thin crust pizzas and inexpensive house wine. The waiting staff are efficient and pleasant. A great spot for a cheap lunch and some people-watching. (St Tryphon’s Square, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro) Renaissance   Trip Advisor Page Renaissance is tucked away in an attractive courtyard at the side of the Orthodox church in Dubrovnik and its menu consists of a selection of Croatian and Italian dishes. Like Gatsby Wine and Food Bar it is best to ignore the expensive wine list here and just order house wine. The food itself is very good and the service both prompt and courteous. A nice, secluded spot away from the bustle of Dubrovnik’s main streets. (Vara bb, Dubrovnik, Croatia) Sadrvan  Trip Advisor Page Sradvan (I can’t help you with the pronunciation!) is located on the narrow street leading down to the famous bridge at Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This half-mile long street, which extends on both sides of the bridge, is populated by shops, stalls, bars, cafes and restaurants and during the day resembles a market scene in Morocco or similar. Sradvan is an excellent restaurant sited in a shady courtyard which serves delicious traditional Bosnian food. Can strongly recommend. (Jusovina 11, Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Pizzeria Sara Sadrvan
Tour Itinerary Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to Omis Day 2 - Krka National Park Day 3 - Split and Trogir Day 4 - Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and transfer to Dubrovnik Day 5 - Dubrovnik (Half-day guided tour) Day 6 - Perast and Kotor (Montenegro) Day 7 - At leisure in Dubrovnik Day 8 - Departure
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Croatia (Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro)
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Croatia
This profile is different from the others on this website in that it is based on a specific package holiday, namely Riviera Travel’s escorted tour to Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro (this holiday, incidentally, also includes a visit to the town of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina). Croatia, a member of the EU, is located on the Adriatic Sea on the western side of the Balkan peninsula. It is bounded by Slovenia to the north, Bosnia-Herzegovina to the east and Montenegro to the south. The country’s capital is Zagreb and its other main towns are Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. Its territory includes almost 1,200 islands, some of which are major holiday destinations in their own right. Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, triggering a four-year War of Independence which resulted in major damage to many Croatian cities, including Dubrovnik. Tourism is significant to the Croatian economy and the country is currently ranked as the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.
Plaža Hotel, Omiš   Website Trip Advisor Page Omiš (pronounced “Omish”) is a small resort located at the mouth of the River Cetina, about 20 miles south-east of Split. The Plaža Hotel is a mid-sized, well-appointed hotel in a beachside location. It has a cosy bar with an exterior bar terrace and a large conservatory-style dining room with good sea views. The breakfast and dinner feature well-stocked buffets where the food is of a very high quality. The bedrooms are very elegantly furnished and ours was actually a suite consisting of a bedroom, living room, bathroom and terrace. (Trg Kralja Tomislava 6, Omis 21310, Croatia) Argosy Hotel, Dubrovnik  Website Trip Advisor This is a large, elegant hotel situated in a Dubrovnik suburb but with a convenient bus connection to the centre. Its substantial gardens include two swimming pools and a playpark for the little ones. The bedrooms are modern and kitted out to a high standard and there is a popular bar in the lobby area. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet-style and feature a seemingly endless variety of high quality food. A standout feature is the large exterior dining terrace where each evening the sunsets are truly incredible (see the Photo Gallery below). (Iva Dulcica 140, Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia)
Argosy Hotel, Dubrovnik Plaza Hotel, Omis Pizzeria Mirkec Gatsby Wine & Food Bar Sadrvan Renaissance Pizzeria Patriot Pizzeria Sara
Gatsby Wine and Food Bar   Trip Advisor Page Gatsby is an elegant, modern restaurant in Dubrovnik’s Old Town. As its name might suggest, it has a serious wine list at serious prices. Unless you are in the mood to push the boat out, ignore it and ask for a half-litre carafe of the house wine, which is both palatable and affordable. The food is reasonably priced and of a very high standard. The lunch menu is limited, but there is something for everyone. (Ulica od Domina 1, Ulica Od Domina 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia) Pizzeria Mirkec  Website Trip Advisor Page Pizzeria Mirkec is a harbourside restaurant located on the south shore of the small island of Trogir, which is visited on the Riviera Travel tour. The pizzas are excellent, being (very) thin crust and topped with delightfully fresh ingredients. The house wine is inexpensive and perfectly fine while the Staropramen Czech beer is amazing. A lovely lunch at a moderate price. Can strongly recommend. (Budislavićeva ul. 15, 21220, Trogir, Croatia) P izzeria Patriot  Trip Advisor Page Pizzeria Patriot is located in the village of Skradin in the Krka National Park the walk through the beautiful waterfalls of Krka actually finishes at Skradin, and Riviera Travel customers will be given free time for lunch there. The dining area is in a shaded courtyard and the atmosphere is very similar to a Greek taverna. The pizzas are fine, the beers are strong and the prices are inoffensive. (Zagrađe 15, 22222, Skradin, Croatia) Pizzeria Sara  Trip Advisor Page Pizzeria Sara is to be found in a pretty square in Kotor, Montenegro, just next to the Cathedral of St Tryphon. The interior is just a small bar but there is a large exterior terrace with an (air- conditioned!) awning. The menu consists of the usual Italian favourites, including good, thin crust pizzas and inexpensive house wine. The waiting staff are efficient and pleasant. A great spot for a cheap lunch and some people-watching. (St Tryphon’s Square, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro) Renaissance   Website Trip Advisor Page Renaissance is tucked away in an attractive courtyard at the side of the Orthodox church in Dubrovnik and its menu consists of a selection of Croatian and Italian dishes. Like Gatsby Wine and Food Bar it is best to ignore the expensive wine list here and just order house wine. The food itself is very good and the service both prompt and courteous. A nice, secluded spot away from the bustle of Dubrovnik’s main streets. (Vara bb, Dubrovnik, Croatia) Sadrvan  Trip Advisor Page Sradvan (I can’t help you with the pronunciation!) is located on the narrow street leading down to the famous bridge at Mostar, Bosnia- Herzegovina. This half-mile long street, which extends on both sides of the bridge, is populated by shops, stalls, bars, cafes and restaurants and during the day resembles a market scene in Morocco or similar. Sradvan is an excellent restaurant sited in a shady courtyard which serves delicious traditional Bosnian food. Can strongly recommend. (Jusovina 11, Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tour Itinerary Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to Omis Day 2 - Krka National Park Day 3 - Split and Trogir Day 4 - Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) & transfer to Dubrovnik Day 5 - Dubrovnik (Half-day guided tour) Day 6 - Perast and Kotor (Montenegro) Day 7 - At leisure in Dubrovnik Day 8 - Departure The currency in Croatia is the Kuna and while ATMs are plentiful there you should certainly order some from your bank before departure. However you should also bring some Euros. The Bosnian currency is the Convertible Mark (no, me neither) but Euros are universally acceptable there, while Montenegro does not have its own currency and relies solely on the Euro.