Croatia & the Makarska Riviera

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from £1,249

May 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

Soak up the beauty of Croatia's coast as you explore ancient walled cities and discover natural wonders including Krka National park and a clutch of idyllic islands.  

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Your holiday at a glance

LEISURELY TOURING
HALF BOARD

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with Croatia Airlines
  • 7 nights half board in 4-star hotels
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Sightseeing tour of Zadar
  • Visit to Pag Island with cheese tasting
  • Cruise to the islands of Brac & Hvar, with lunch & wine
  • Krka National Park with wine tasting

 

Optional excursions

  • Tour of Dubrovnik 
  • Visit to Mostar
  • Sea kayaking adventure

Your itinerary

​Fly to Split in Croatia today. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink and a late dinner at your hotel this evening.​

Zadar is a city with a history spanning more than 3,000 years, and your tour gives you the chance to admire the fortified walls which were built by the Venetians to protect it from Ottoman invaders. You've also the chance to see, and hear, Zadar's sea organ. What looks like a broad staircase is actually a very clever system of pipes and whistles that descends into the sea, and as the waves crash over it, it produces a hypnotic sound.  Our tour also takes in the remains of the Roman Forum and the church of St Donat – the focal point of the city.

This morning we're going to head to Pag Island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island is well known for its salt production, its traditional lace and its highly prized sheep's cheese. Upon arrival we'll set off on a short walking tour of Pag town with our Local Guide, which includes visits to the Salt Museum and the Lace Museum. You'll then have free time here to explore at your own pace, before we head to the island's cheese factory and indulge in a tasting.

Today we are going to explore Krka National Park, which features the breathtaking Skradinski Buk Falls among its natural wonders. Many wildlife species and mammals make their home here too, including the endangered European otter, so if you're lucky you may see one of these endearing creatures.
Next we head to a vineyard to try some of Croatia's excellent wines.

​Enjoy the clear waters of the Adriatic and maybe take the chance to unwind in the bars scattered along the coastline as you spend a day in your resort.
Alternatively, why not join us on an optional full-day excursion ​to Dubrovnik. Widely referred to as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', this historic city is famed for its beauty. We'll stroll through a well-preserved maze of narrow streets and charming squares, and head up to the impressive city walls. We'll also see the magnificent cathedral here and the Franciscan monastery, which houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe. During free time, explore further with your travelling companions and maybe head to a restaurant for a spot of lunch.

​Croatia is well known for its many picturesque islands, and today we include a cruise to two of the largest, Brac and Hvar. We'll step ashore in the popular town of Bol on the island of Brac, where the iconic Zlatni Rat beach juts out into the Adriatic. Next we head the beautiful island of Hvar to take a stroll around the old port town of Jelsa.
Our cruise then continues as we soak up gorgeous views and enjoy an included lunch with wine.

​Tucepi is a delightful town with an inviting beach and a lovely centre. Take time today to explore your surroundings, relax at your hotel or perhaps enjoy the pool or beach.
Alternatively, you could join an optional trip to the beautiful city of Mostar, in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina. Or if you're feeling adventurous, why not join an optional sea kayaking excursion. We'll head to the Brela, on Dalmatia's Adriatic Coast, where we'll set off in our kayaks to the deserted sandy beaches of Vrulja Bay, where we can swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters.
Back at the hotel this evening, we'll gather for a farewell dinner​.

​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Sea Kayaking Adventure

Sea Kayaking Adventure

from £55

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Your kayak will be launched on the beach and you will lightly paddle towards the deserted sandy beaches of the Vrulja bay. Pause to observe the underwater source that brings 50000 litres of drinking water per second even in the summer. Continue your paddle to the Vrulja beach where you can swim or snorkel in the crystal blue waters.

Distance from start to finish: 4.6 km / approx 3.30-4h
Sea temperature: Between 19°C and 27°C (depending on season).
Sea kayaking equipment: Life-jacket, paddle, snorkel, waterproof container for personal things, double seat on the top kayak and, if necessary, a neoprene suit.
Fitness Level: A minimum level of fitness is required.
Previous experience: Not necessary.

This optional is operating on the same day as the Delightful Mostar optional therefore you will only be able to book one of these and not both.

Delightful Mostar

Delightful Mostar

from £65

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On this excursion we cross the border to Bosnia & Herzegovina for a visit to the beautiful city of Mostar, situated on the Neretva River. Whilst here we have the opportunity to visit the Mostar Mosque and to also see a typical Turkish house immersing yourself into the vibrant culture of the region. Bosnia & Herzegovina is the land of sun and rocks; offering an unforgettable atmosphere to the landscape and it is pleasant to the eye and the soul. Bosnia & Herzegovina offers a great number of interesting historical sites such as the Old Town of Mostar. Herzegovinian museums are host to many archaeological finds and fossils from ancient history. Remember to bring your camera as there is so much to see and do that you will want to show your family and friends. Lunch is also included.

Please note: Passports are required for your border crossing.

This optional is operating on the same day as the Sea Kayaking adventure optional therefore you will only be able to book one of these and not both.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Best Seller

Tour of Dubrovnik

Tour of Dubrovnik

from £65

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Widely referred to as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', this historic city is famed for its beauty. We'll stroll through a well-preserved maze of narrow streets and charming squares, and head up to the impressive city walls. We'll also see the magnificent cathedral here and the Franciscan monastery, which houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe. During free time, explore further with your travelling companions and maybe head to a restaurant for a spot of lunch.

Full day - moderate walking - ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’

Accommodation

The 4-star Hotel has a really great position near the peaceful beach. It’s also close to cultural Zadar, a great destination to visit during your time here. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, café, indoor pool and outdoor pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities.
The 4-star Blue Sun Hotel is just a few steps away from a lovely beach, the perfect place for relaxation. And when it’s time to explore, you’ll find that it’s also within easy reach of the city’s must-see sights. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, indoor pool and outdoor pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, minibar, TV, air-conditioning and hairdryer.

Hotel Pinija

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Dates and Prices

DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

Manchester

Friday 10 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,348

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 10 May 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 10 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,249

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 10 May 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Manchester

Friday 17 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,398

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 24 May 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 17 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,299

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 24 May 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Manchester

Friday 07 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,548

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 07 June 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 07 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,449

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 07 June 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Manchester

Friday 14 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,598

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 14 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,499

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Manchester

Friday 21 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,648

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 28 June 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 21 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,549

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 28 June 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Manchester

Friday 06 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,648

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 06 September 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 13 September 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 06 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,549

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 06 September 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 13 September 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Manchester

Friday 20 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,548

Available

Outbound
Tui Airways

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

06:00 Manchester

Arrives

09:40 Split

Operated by

Tui Airways

Inbound
Tui Airways - TOM

Friday 27 September 2019

Departs

10:40 Split

Arrives

12:35 Manchester

Operated by

Tui Airways

London (Gatwick)

Friday 20 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,449

Available

Outbound
Croatia Airlines

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

16:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

19:45 Split

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Friday 27 September 2019

Departs

14:00 Split

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Local Knowledge

For super views out to the crystal-clear sea take the pine tree-lined promenade from Tucepi to Podgraoro.

Blue Sun Resort Alga

Blue Sun Resort AlgaThe Blue Sun Resort Alga hotel is situated in Tučepi, one of the most beautiful areas on the Makarska Riviera. Just a few meters away from one of the finest beaches in Tučepi, this hotel is perfect for customers who want to explore, relax or soak up the sun. With the ideal location next to the beach and promenade, it is perfect for walks along the stunning coastline. The Bluesun Hotel Alga opened in 1977 and reinvented itself in 2003 following a full renovation, making it stand out from other members of the Bluesun Group.

The hotel boasts 327 spacious rooms where you can find facilities including; mini-bar, LCD cable TV, air condition, safe deposit box, bathroom with shower and hairdryer, and some rooms with a balcony sea view.
They provide food to suit everyone’s taste with restaurants serving Dalmatian and Mediterranean cuisine, fish and meat dishes. Once you have enjoyed a tasty meal, there are a choice of bars to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a cup of tea.

The Hotel Alga pride themselves on increasing standards and quality yearly, alongside other hotels in the beautiful Adriatic and Mediterranean.

Bluesun Hotel Alga
Bluesun Hotel Alga
Bluesun Hotel Alga
Hotel Amenities

  • Large swimming pool
  • Sports and activities
  • Restaurant
  • Ice cream parlour near the beach
  • Iris Beach Bar
  • Le Coq aperitif bar
  • Camelia pool bar
  • 327 newly refurbished bedrooms
Room Amenities

  • Mini bar
  • LCD cable TV
  • Safe deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Some rooms with sea view balcony
Nearby Attractions

  • Nugal Beach - 2.4 km approx.
  • Tučepi – 800m approx.
  • Makarska- 5.1 km approx.
  • Veliko Brdo- 8.7 km approx.

Day 6 - Islands of Hvar and Brac

HvarCroatia’s coastline is dotted with many magnificent islands, well known for their picturesque beauty. Croatia has more than 1000 islands; some lay untouched, while others are a hub for historic towns and culture. Some islands can be accessed from the mainland by bridges and other can be reached by boat. Today we will be visiting two of Croatia’s largest islands; Hvar and Brac.

Our day starts by taking the boat from the Makarska Riviera to the jet set island of Hvar. The longest and sunniest of the Croatian islands, this island includes 13th century walls, a hilltop fortress, beaches and inland lavender fields. We arrive mid-morning to the port of Jelsa. You’ll be hit with an array of colours from the verdant pine forests, white pebble beaches and turquoise waters. The landscape is also backed by vineyards and olive oil plantations. Not only does it boast stunning landscapes, the village is full of history, we will see some of its wonderful sites as we stroll around the old town. After an hour on the island of Hvar we will board the boat towards the island Brac.

Whilst on the boat sailing towards Brac, your taste buds are in for a treat as a wonderful lunch will be served, including a local meat or fish, fresh vegetables and salad with cheeses. After lunch we will arrive in Brac, which is the largest of the Dalmatian islands, located in the Adriatic it is known for its stunning pebble beaches. Today you will visit the popular town of Bol, where the Golden Horn Beach reaches out into the Adriatic, this wonderful beach constantly changes its shape depending on the wind and weather. We will have some free time for swimming on local beaches and to explore Bol where there are lots of great restaurants and shops.
Hvar
Hvar island fortress
Brac

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